Mathnasium 4600 W Village Place, #3003, Smyrna GA 30080 (770) 436-4949

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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:

Shalini Sawhney, Owner

Shalini graduated from University of Georgia, Athens in 2004 with a Masters in Marketing Research degree. She spent more than 15 years in the market research industry consulting with several Fortune 500 companies. Shalini has a passion for Math and strongly believes in the Mathnasium model. She wants to help children build a solid foundation in Math and help them be successful in their careers.

Madeliene Bolden, Assistant Center Director

Madeliene's educational background includes a B.A. in Middle Grades Education specializing in math from Georgia State University. She has close to 15 years experience teaching in Georgia public schools. She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Georgia State University as well.
“Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.” Stefan
Banach. Madeliene's great passion lies in assisting students - children, youth and adults to discovering the joy and beauty of mathematics. Madeliene started at Mathnasuim in April 2016 and her hope is to instill an appreciation for math in students and encourage them to take part in a STEM field.

Ms. Tracy, Sr. Instructor

Tracy is originally from California and received her degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of California, Berkeley.  While she has taught elementary school and high school, her favorite has been middle school because she loves helping students get the best foundation for the high school courses that follow.  As a proud Army wife for 25 years, Tracy moved 15 times around the US and Europe with her husband and two daughters. She worked for two years as a Mathnasium Instructor in Jacksonville, Florida, before moving to Smyrna in February of 2016.

Deance Boseman, Instructor

Deance has two undergraduate degrees -  Bachelor of Science & Mathematics from Spelman College and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. In the past she taught math at a middle school and has been a girl scout group leader. She also volunteers her time working with teens at her church. Deance has been with Mathnasium since summer of 2014.

Ajay Mathur, Instructor 

Ajay is a senior in the Campbell High School International Baccalaureate program. He is part of several clubs, such as BETA club, Mode UN, and Math Honors society. Ajay has loved math all his life and has been supported by incredible teachers. He loves teaching at Mathnasium because it gives him an opportunity to help students go through the same learning process that he went through when he was younger. In his free time, Ajay likes to play soccer or tennis, watch football, or sleep. Ajay has been working at Mathnasium since December 2018.

Rahjshiba Koanda, Instructor 

Rahjshiba Koanda is a student at Campbell High School and a full time dual enrollment student at Georia Tech. She is obssesed with math and insists that math is all around, if you look closely enough. Rahjshiba enjoys teaching at Mathnasium becasue she is able to share her passion and unique perspective of math with children of many different backgrounds. She's been teaching at Mathnasium since March 2017. For fun, Rahjshiba participates on a rock climbing team and plays piano.


Emily Baker, Instructor 

Emily Baker is currently a sophomore at Georgia State University, where she is pursuing a major in Mathematics. Having had a love-hate relationship with math before meeting some great teachers, Emily enjoys teaching at Mathnasium because she wants to have a great impact on others. In her spare time, she loves to learn about space, go on long car rides, and hang out with animals. Emily started teahcing at Mathnasium in December 2018.

Roberto Gonzales, Instructor 

Roberto is currently a senior at Kennesaw State University expecting to graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Roberto loves helping kids learn math by making it easier to understad. Some of Roberto's hobbies include watching NBA basketball and spending time with his family.  Roberto worked at two other Mathnasiums before starting to work at Mathnasium of Smyrna in August 2018.

Favorite math joke : "What did the acorn say when it grew up?" Geometry!