Mathnasium 5610 W 36th St, St. Louis Park MN 55416 (763) 269-6969   Member Service: (612) 568-4590

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We are OPEN for both In-Center and Online instruction. Call today 763-269-6969!

Our Team

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:

Center DirectorTravis Loeschen, Center Director

Travis is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a minor in secondary education. Formerly, he  worked as an 8-12th grade science teacher in the public school system in central Illinois. Education is the pathway to  new opportunities and he believes math is essential to being successful in one's personal and professional life. Inspired by his own high school math/science teacher, Travis wants to continue to share those same skills and passions with his students and inspire them to pursue their own careers and interests in STEM fields.

OwnerBobby Tarnowski, Owner

It thrills me to see a young person's face light up when they finally see how math works and is useful in the things they're passionate about. I believe that a solid understanding of mathematics is foundational in our ability to make good life choices, equipping us to live lives with greater independence and accomplishment of our goals. I graduated from St. John's University with a B.A. in Mathematics and continued with a Master's Program in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of St. Thomas. Math has been instrumental throughout my career in engineering and management.

Tim, Assistant Director

Tim is a student at the U of M studying Chemistry and Horticulture which he hopes to use to help maintain earth’s ecological habitats. He lives in St. Louis Park and enjoys hiking, climbing, and just being outdoors in the parks. Tim says “Math is awesome! I use it every day; when I’m cooking, shopping, or just driving.” His favorite part of working at Mathnasium is seeing how students’ faces light up when they hit the point of understanding and revelation on a concept they’ve struggled with previously.

Alyssa, Instructor

Alyssa has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Music from St. Olaf College, and is currently writing her thesis papers for a Master of Arts in Music Theory at the University of Minnesota.  It’s no wonder she finds math to be beautiful and logical! Alyssa grew up predominantly in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved all over the East Coast through her childhood, and is now enjoying our great state of MN as she loves to spend time outside running, swimming, and biking, which sure beats falling down volcanos in Nicaragua! (Yes, she actually did that!)

Bethany, Instructor

What makes Bethany such a wonderful Mathnasium instructor? Her B.A. from UofM-Morris? Her two years of experience as a tutor with Minneapolis Public Schools AVID program? Her being married and a mother of three children where she uses math in cooking, planning activities, creating and building things, as well as helping her kids with their homework?  Okay, how about ALL of the above! And in whatever spare time she’s able to find, Bethany enjoys theatre (acting as well as attending plays), listening to and making music, and spending time with her children. And if that’s not enough, she’s also written and produced several plays in the Twin Cities area. We’re so glad to have her inspiring our Mathnasium students!

Comrade, Instructor



Geoff, Instructor



Kyle, Instructor

A marathon runner hailing all the way from Edina, Kyle, an Irish citizen, decided to venture east to Packer country where he completed a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. That’s a lot of green! Before joining Mathnasium, Kyle was working as a math tutor at Randolph Heights Elementary in St. Paul, and he’s now attending law school at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  He feels he’s benefitted from a good math education by being able to choose areas of study in college based on his interest rather than having to worry about whether the math curriculum was too rigorous – a great goal toward which to inspire all Mathnasium students!

Rei, Instructor