Mathnasium 1536 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL 33629 (813) 254-3800   southtampa@mathnasium.com

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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 Director/Owner

Shannon Danielson, Center Director/Owner

I graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, I worked for fifteen years in the engineering and technology industry. I have volunteered extensively in the local schools, working with students in reading and math. I have been married for 30 years, and we have two sons, David, a graduate of Davidson College majoring in Math and Economics, and Patrick, a junior at Davidson College majoring in Computer Science.  Sharing my passion for math and learning with the instructors and the students makes this one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.  

Camille, Assistant Center Director

I am currently a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in business analytics and information systems.  I went to World Class Kiteboard Academy where I had the chance to not only travel around the world but also complete Calculus AB.  I have always been passionate about math as I love finding the solution to different problems and see how they are used in our daily life.  Apart from that, I enjoy going out the the beach, surfing, and most of all, traveling to see different cultures.  The best part of teaching at Mathnasium is seeing children coming in to solve more and more complex problems.

Shana, Director of Marketing

I am a graduate of the The Ohio State University with a BA in Communications. After college, I worked for the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Marketing departments. I have one son, who is currently attending Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.  I enjoy working with schools educating families about the benefits of a strong math foundation.  I love the beach and walking my jack russell terrier.

 

 

Wendy, Director of Communications

I graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. I spent most of my career managing public relations and corporate communications for various technology companies. I have been married for 14 years and we have two children. Once they were older, I started volunteering my time at their respective schools. Mathnasium is a great environment and I always enjoy seeing the students’ faces light up when they see their math skills grow! As a family we enjoy spending time at the beach and paddle boarding around the Tampa Bay area.

Dario, Lead Instructor

I am a graduate of University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. In high school, I was an avid math geek and participated in the Mu Alpha Theta math club for all four years attending regional and state competitions. I come from Fort Lauderdale but have lived in Tampa ever since I attended USF. I'm an avid ultimate frisbee player and spend most of my free time playing and coaching youth teams. I love working at Mathnasium because I love seeing the kids grow to learn math in ways they didn't before.

Wilman, Lead Instructor

 I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and recently achieved a degree in software development.  In high school, I absolutely loved participating in math competitions, especially the national level ones, because we had the chance to visit other states with our fellow classmates.  Having first tutored students in mathematics back in high school for community service hours, I have over 10 years’ experience in tutoring this subject.  I love working at Mathnasium because of the positive learning environment.  The students are not the only ones benefiting from their experience here; the instructors feel privileged and honored to have been part of the students’ growth in mathematical comprehension and confidence in problem solving.

Alicia, Instructor

I am currently a junior at The University of Tampa majoring in economics and minoring in mathematics. I am planning to get my masters degree in economics. In high school I took all honors courses and AP Calculus AB and BC. In my free time I volunteer around the South Tampa area, I organize a club on my campus, and I play intramural soccer at my university. I have always loved math because to me math equations are like puzzles and solving the more difficult problems result in a sense of accomplishment and pride. I love Mathnasium because it teaches students to see math in a different aspect than that presented in the classroom. I also enjoy seeing students progress and feel proud of themselves when they finally understand math and better themselves as students and critical thinkers.

Austin, Instructor

I am from Tampa and graduated from Florida State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astrophysics with a minor in Mathematics. While at Florida State, I was a member of the Society of Physics Students club which participated in outreach programs and science demonstrations. For fun I like to play strategy, card, and board games and hang out with my friends. I enjoy teaching at Mathnasium because I myself love to learn and want to give others the same joy I experience when I learn something new.

Brandon, Instructor  

I am currently a senior at Robinson High School. I took Trigonometry honors last year and I am currently taking AP Statistics this year. I have lived in Tampa all my life, and in my downtime I like to go fishing and am planning on wrestling for Robinson. Before working at Mathnasium I was a student from 8th to 12th grade. While as a student at Mathnasium, the instructors taught me number sense and math skills that I use today. I enjoy teaching at Mathnasium because helping them discover their confidence and understand math problems gives them a sense of achievement.

Caitlin, Instructor

I am a junior at University of South Florida, and I am majoring in Statistics while obtaining a certificate in Business Analytics. I have lived in Florida my entire life, so I love the water, but I often yearn for the mountains and cold air in Georgia and North Carolina. I just completed my classes in Differential Equations, Statistics II, and Bridge to Abstract Mathematics at USF. When I’m not being a workaholic, I enjoy the outdoors, especially the water. I also love to cook and bake, and I always try to decorate my creations. Before Mathnasium, I was both a private tutor and a soccer referee. I also worked at a financial consulting company for a while, fixing and organizing their database. I enjoy working at Mathnasium because I have always loved helping people reach that “aha” moment, where the topic clicks in their heads and they understand it completely.

Laura, Instructor

I am an Honors student at the University of South Florida, and I am majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Psychology. After I graduate USF, I’m planning on going to medical school and becoming a physician. Prior to working at Mathnasium, I was a senior volunteer at my local library and I was also a peer tutor at Clay High School, which is located in Green Cove Springs, Fl. Ever since the 4th grade, I’ve participated in math competitions. I’ve practiced Taekwondo for the last seven years, and I’ve been an Instructor at my Taekwondo school for the last four years. I love teaching at Mathnasium because I enjoy working with kids and seeing them improve on their math skills, but also see them grow to become outstanding individuals.

Mackenzie, Instructor

I am a first-year student at St. Petersburg College pursuing an Associate of Arts degree, with plans of transferring to USF to major in ABA therapy. I graduated in 2017 from a small-town High School in Minnesota with dreams of moving to Florida for much warmer weather and different experiences. I have past experience teaching people with disabilities basic math along with many other necessary life skills. Math was always my favorite subject in school because nothing is better than the moment when everything you’ve been working on finally clicks and falls into place. I really enjoy being an instructor at Mathnasium because I love helping people work towards the goals they are working so hard to achieve. Nothing feels better than accomplishment!

Michael, Instructor

I am currently a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in chemical engineering, where I have completed calculus 1-3 and differential equations. Prior to starting college, I served in the United States Navy for 8 years as a nuclear technician responsible for maintaining chemistry and monitoring radiation levels. I enjoyed learning the intricacies of plant operations and utilizing mathematical principles to predict various changes in plant parameters. I used this passion to train junior sailors on reactor plant operations, receiving several achievement medals for my division’s knowledge and proficiency. I continued to teach others in college where I became a tutor for student veterans in physics, mathematics, and chemistry. I am very into fitness and sports and play in a couple of adult kickball leagues. I enjoy teaching at mathnasium because I love seeing students’ progress and grow, gaining confidence to tackle and pursue more rigorous problems. 

Rachel, Instructor

I am a senior at the University of South Florida, majoring in Biomedical Sciences with minors in Biomedical Engineering and Political Science. I’m originally from Jupiter, Florida but decided to move to Tampa in 2016. I am currently in the midst of applying to medical school and hope to be part of the Class of 2024. I have a couple of research projects going on that I hope to present to my classmates this spring. I enjoy working at Mathnasium because I love seeing children succeed at something they once struggled with. I want them to find math as pleasant as I do so that they can continue more confidently.

Ryan, Instructor 

I am currently a senior at Plant High School and taking AP Statistics. I took AP Calculus BC as a junior and have been teaching at Mathnasium since August of 2019. I have been in the Math Bowl and Mu Alpha Theta math competitions since sixth grade and love to help others improve in their math. I love to working at Mathnasium so I can help  improve kids confidence in themselves. I enjoy rock climbing and distance running in my free time. I hope to study computer science at The Ohio State University next year.

Surumya, Instructor 

I’m a psychology student in the honors program at University of Tampa. I’m originally from Orlando where I attended Lake Highland and took classes up to calculus and AP statistics. During my junior and senior years of high school I worked for two other Mathnasium locations in the Orlando area. I have also taught math to various kids of different levels in my volunteer work at the New Image Youth Center, Boys and Girls Club, and as a student assistant during my senior year in an algebra 1 and 2 classroom. I was awarded my class’s community service award at graduation, am a published author, play tennis, and run a support group for teens with epilepsy. I absolutely love working with kids and making a difference in their life and hope to become a psychologist for kids with special needs.

Tonnar, Instructor

I am a recent graduate from Florida State where I studied finance and analytics. Eventually, I plan to pursue a master’s degree in data science, but in the mean time I wanted to work a job where I could have an impact on the community. Mathnasium is perfect fit for me, helping children learn my favorite subject. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym and playing basketball.

 

Zoe, Instructor

I have been working at Mathnasium since my senior year in high school at HB Plant. I completed all honors math courses (Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry). Prior to that, I was a student at Mathnasium for 3 years. I graduated high school with honors and am currently enrolled in the Honors Institute at Hillsborough Community College. I am a living example of how Mathnasium can prepare students for successful math understanding. The tools I learned during my time as a student taught me how to best help others learn. That experience prepared me to be the best instructor I can be today.