Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting; our unique approach enables us to explain concepts really well and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn! Read below to learn more about our talented team:
Ed Austin, Owner
Ed is the Owner of Mathnasium of Saratoga Springs. Ed is an electrical engineer by degree and has worked as an Instrument/Electrical Engineer for about 20 years and technical sales for another 9 years. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Going through the electrical engineering degree program at MSU, entry level as well as advanced math classes were a part of the required curriculum. Having always taken math classes throughout his education, he understands the importance of developing math skills to assist in succeeding, not only in his career but in life as well. Too often, young students put aside chasing their real dreams for a rewarding career because they "can't get through the math." Ed sees this as a problem that can easily be fixed. His passion for math and his desire to help make a difference in the lives of young minds has led Ed to Mathnasium. He sees the Mathnasium Method as an awesome way to bring math to life to the children in the local community.
Favorite Number: 12. Because it is considered a perfect number and symbolized completeness.
Favorite Math Joke: What do you call a number that can't keep still? A roamin' numeral.
I love Mathnasium because: It is truly a "one-of-kind" approach to effectively teaching math in ways that stay with you for life! The way we teach math is something much bigger than memorization - it becomes a part of who you are.
Stetson Gardner, Instructor
Stetson is a Chemical Engineering student who loves math. He also loves making movies with friends and relaxing at dog parks on his free time.
Favorite Number: 10, because it makes everything so simple!
Favorite Math Joke: Did you hear the one about he statistician? Probably!
In five years, I will be: Raising a dog family out in the country.
I love Mathnasium because: It’s a great place for kids to learn how exciting math can really be!
Tammy Stuart, Instructor
Tammy has a unique experience dealing with children and adults. She comes from a background as a social worker for the University of Utah Mental Health Crisis Team. She has a love of math and feels that a strong background in math can bring confidence to the life of a child. The result; success in the educational system leading to a successful career! Tammy likes to hike and crochet in her spare time.
Favorite Number: 2. Because it is the first Prime Number.
Favorite Math Joke: Why is 6 mad at 7? Because 7, 8, 9.I love Mathnasium because: It teaches math skills in a way that is simple and fun.
Aaliyah Dawson, Instructor
Aaliyah is a high school student studying to become an Architectural Engineer. She loves math and helping others with it so they can know it's fun too. She also enjoys playing and listening to music and reading.
Favorite Number: 17. Because it is such a unique number.
Favorite Math Joke: A farmer counted 58 sheep in his field, but when he rounded them up, he had 60!
I love Mathnasium because: The best feeling in the world is accomplishing something difficult and I love helping others get that feeling too.
Quinn Gerber, Instructor
Quinn is a high school student working to become a Software Engineer. I've taught children math for two years and taught dance for even longer. She enjoys math and loves it when she figures out a problem.
Favorite Number: 31. Because it's the transposition of the number 13, an unlucky number. Fun Fact: When the position of two or more digits are switched and the difference is divisible by 9 resulting in a whole number, then you have a transposition error (31-13 = 18 which is divisible by 9 and equals exactly 2).
Favorite Math Joke: What did Al Gore play on his guitar? An algorithm!
I love Mathnasium because: The children are so kind and happy when they figure out a problem. I love being able to help them to enjoy math as much as I do.
Kameron Wilson, Instructor
Kameron is a high school senior who loves learning math as well as helping others learn! He likes choir, video games, and learning random facts.
Favorite Number: 13. It's the day I was born on and it's a cool prime number.
Favorite Math Joke: Saying that I'm average is just mean!
I love Mathnasium because: Love helping students get those "a-ha!" moments where they fully understand and appreciate the concept.