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:
Mark Hawkinson, Owner
Mark was born and raised on Chicago's Northwest side. He attended Loyola University, majoring in Business Administration. He entered 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.
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.
Cameron Marchese, Instructor
Cameron recently graduated from Barrington High School and will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for computer engineering in the fall. Cameron was the Vice President of the student council in high school and also wrestled and played 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 recently graduated from Barrington High School and will be attending Purdue University for industrial engineering in the fall. She played 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.
Aarul is a Senior 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.
Anisha currently attends the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, reading books, and baking. Anisha's passion for tutoring kids was inspired by her experience as an algebra teaching assistant. In the future, she hopes to make a seven-figure salary.
FUN FACT: Anisha has a huge sweet tooth.
Ryan is a senior at the University of San Diego, where he studies Integrated Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering. He plays on the club soccer team at USD and is an Eagle Scout. Ryan chose to work at Mathnasium as he has had experience as a camp counselor and assistant coach for youth sports.
FUN FACT: Ryan has a pet duck and chickens.
Deeya Wadhwani, Instructor
Deeya recently graduated from Barrington High School and will be attending Baylor University in the fall. She was a Geometry and Trigonometry teacher assistant in high school and loves working with kids. Deeya was also a member of the Barrington High School robotics team and participated 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.
David Rha, Instructor
David is a senior at Barrington High School. He plays violin at the Barrington High School Chamber Orchestra and the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra in Highwood. In his free time, he enjoys baking/cooking, reading about 20th-Century America, and spending time with friends. David enjoys working with students and is passionate about math. In the future, he hopes to become an Air Force Physician.
FUN FACT: David lived through two hurricanes.
Ananya Jain, Instructor
Ananya is a senior at Barrington High school and, before coming to Mathnasium, was an online math tutor for underrepresented minorities. She plays high school and club badminton and is involved in various clubs like Science Olympiad and Math Team. She enjoys going out with her friends and traveling to new places. Ananya works at Mathnasium because she loves interacting with new people and having them enjoy learning math. In the future, she hopes to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.
FUN FACT: Ananya has a motorcycle license.
Brandon Kim, Instructor
Brandon is currently a senior at Hoffman Estates High School. He runs track and is a part of many clubs like the speech team and BPA. He enjoys playing the piano and basketball with his friends in his free time. Brandon has loved math from an early age, so he saw Mathnasium as the perfect place to apply his knowledge. In the future, he hopes to be 6 feet tall and become a surgeon.
FUN FACT: Brandon can juggle.
Shikha Shah, Instructor
Shikha will be a senior at Hoffman Estates High School this year. She is part of her school’s dance team and is also very active in Student Council and HOSA. In her free time, she likes traveling, trying new foods, and shopping. Shikha enjoys working at Mathnasium because she loves to see kids become passionate about math. She was inspired to work here after being a preschool teacher for a year. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in engineering or math.
FUN FACT: Shikha and her brother were born on the same day, two years apart.
Mann Sheth, Instructor
Mann is a junior at Bartlett High School and is currently in the academy for Engineering and High Technology. He is the president of a Future Problem Solving club and plays basketball for his school. His hobbies include painting, sewing, and discovering new music! Mann chose to work at Mathnasium to help students realize that math doesn’t have to be a chore but instead a useful tool in life, and in the future, he wishes to be an engineer.
FUN FACT: Mann and his pet bird enjoy watching reality TV.
Olivia Paik, Instructor
Olivia is currently a junior at Barrington High School. At the high school, she plays Varsity tennis, is a member of the AP Student Association, is on the literary magazine staff, and participates in Model UN. In her free time, Olivia enjoys reading books, spending time with her friends, and watching movies and television. Olivia works at Mathnasium because she likes working with younger students and wants to help them develop a passion for math. In the future, Olivia hopes to attend a top 25 university.
FUN FACT: Olivia’s favorite cereal is Lucky Charms.
Ryan Fryer, Instructor
Ryan is a senior at Barrington High School. He runs on the Cross Country & Track teams and is a member of the Latin Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Ryan chose to work at Mathnasium to help others succeed and learn to do their best. In the future, Ryan wants to major in Computer Science.
FUN FACT: Ryan is a captain of the Cross Country team.
Sia Joshi, Instructor
Sia is currently a senior at Barrington High School. She is involved in various clubs at school, including Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Girl Code, and Future Health Care Professionals. In her free time, Sia enjoys baking, finding new movies, and watching sunsets with her friends. Before coming to Mathnasium, she tutored high school students in chemistry and SAT topics. She realized she enjoyed teaching students and knew Mathnasium was a great professional environment to continue this passion. In the future, Sia hopes to pursue a career in medicine.
FUN FACT: Sia broke her right arm in 3 places twice.