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:
Maureen Hawkinson, Owner
Maureen received her degree in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago. She has worked at various institutions including Citibank and Goldman Sachs. As a financial analyst, numbers were her life! Now she devotes her time to her four beautiful children and making sure that their "Math" edge remains sharp. Mathnasium made a difference in her sons' lives and she is hoping to bring that to many other students in the South Barrington/Hoffman Estates area.
FUN FACT: Maureen's fantasy dream job is to be a radio talk-show host.
Mark Hawkinson, Owner
Mark was born and raised on Chicago's Northwest side. He attended Loyola University, majoring in Business Administration. He entered into the Chicago Commodities Markets at an early age and found his passion. Working in the Interest Rate Option market, Mark's strong fundamental math background serves him well in dealing with turbulent, ever-changing conditions that require split-second decision making and computational skills. He is a loving father of four beautiful children and hopes to bring good solid math fundamentals via Mathnasium instruction to the South Barrington/Hoffman Estates area.
FUN FACT: Before Mark dies, he is determined to take a stunt driving course.
Milos Mihajlovic, Center Director
Milos was born in Belgrade, Serbia. He moved to Chicago land area when he was 11. From the beginning of his adventure in the States, he has shown excellence in Mathematics. He attended Purdue University where he was majoring in Elementary Education. Milos continued his passion of teaching through the sport of tennis, where he was able to encompass his background of discipline, passion and love for the game. In his free time, Milos is a big sport fanatic.
Trenton Green, Lead Instructor
Trent was born in Elgin, IL, but grew up in multiple towns in both Illinois and California. While attending Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Trent was in many different honors and AP classes. He is currently attending Loyola University pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and plans on working in pharmaceuticals upon graduation.
FUN FACT: Trent enjoys playing the guitar.
Cameron Marchese, Instructor
Cameron is currently a senior at Barrington High School. He wants to major in computer engineering and enjoys working with technology. Cameron is the Vice President of the student council at the high school and also wrestles and plays volleyball. He is passionate about math and enjoys his time spent working with students. One day Cameron hopes to work at Apple designing new phones and computers.
FUN FACT: Cameron knows how to solve the Rubik’s Cube.
Lara Lubinsky, Instructor
Lara is currently a senior at Barrington High School. She plays both high school and club soccer and is involved in various clubs like Dance Marathon and PACT. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to the beach, singing, and listening to music. Lara enjoys working at Mathnasium because she loves meeting new people and watching each student improve their math skills while having fun. In the future, she plans on pursuing a career in engineering or business.
FUN FACT: Lara has a pet turtle named Franklin.
Ryan Ford, Instructor
Rami Matarieh, Instructor
Rami is currently a senior at Barrington High School. He enjoys playing basketball, football, running track, and being part of DECA at school. Math has always been Rami’s favorite subject in school and he is enrolled in honors and AP level courses. Rami wants to teach and help kids with math because when he was in elementary school, math was his most challenging subject. After getting help, he developed a passion for math, and he hopes that he can help kids find the same passion he has for math. In the future, Rami is planning to study medicine and finance in college.
FUN FACT: Rami is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo.
Deeya Wadhwani, Instructor
Deeya is currently a senior at Barrington High School. She was a Geometry and Trigonometry teacher assistant last year and loves working with kids. Deeya is also a member of her school’s robotics team and participates in many clubs that raise money for various communities. In the future, she hopes to become a pediatrician.
FUN FACT: Deeya loves mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Krishna Mushyam, Instructor
Krishna is currently a senior at Barrington High School. He has participated in various clubs and groups over the past few years, including Congressional Debate and Lincoln Douglas Debate. He is also part of the BHS symphonic band. Krishna was a Mathnasium student for four years, which is a big reason why he decided to work there. A future goal he has is to start his own business.
FUN FACT: Krishna plans to go skydiving in his future.
Morgan Larson, Instructor
Morgan is a senior at Barrington High School. She has taken many honors and AP math classes. In her free time, Morgan is a member of her school's varsity dance team and Orchesis dance company. She is also president of a service organization called 60010 Feeds Kids. She hopes to share her passion for math with students and help them succeed. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in finance.
FUN FACT: Morgan has been vegetarian her whole life.
Jacob Devadas, Instructor
Jacob is currently attending Barrington High School as a senior. He plays soccer and tennis and is also a part of the chess and math team at his high school. He loves working at Mathnasium because he get to interact with people of different ages and groups. Jacob’s career goal is to become a physician with an engineering background to make strides in the innovative field of medicine.
FUN FACT: Jacob used to be a part of a triathlon team that competes nationally.
Aarul is a Junior currently enrolled at Barrington High School, and before his work at Mathnasium, he was a tutor for lower grade students in the Barrington 220 School District. Some clubs he participates in at his school are the Science Olympiad Team, Varsity Congressional Debate Team, Math Team, which he has qualified for state in both years he has participated, and Set Crew Head in which he helps build the set for musicals and plays. Aarul decided to work at Mathnasium because he likes teaching other students, but he wanted to move to a more professional environment. In the future, he wishes to major in Computer Science and achieve a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology.
FUN FACT: Aarul enjoys traveling across the world and visiting amazing places.
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