Mathnasium 1536 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL 33629 (813) 254-3800

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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:

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 29 years, and we have two sons, David, a senior at Davidson College majoring in Math and Economics, and Patrick, a sophomore 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 sophomore 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.

Jayne, Director of Communications

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 department.  I have one son, who is currently attending Marymount Mannhattan College in New York City.  I enjoy working with the schools, educating people about the benefits of a strong math foundation.  I love the beach and walking my Jack Russell, Olivia, down Bayshore in the mornings.


DayVon, Lead Instructor

I am a graduate student at the University of South Florida studying mathematics.  I am originally from the Bronx, New York and went to the Highschool for Math Science and Engineering at New York City College.  Prior to working at Mathnasium, I was an AVID Tutor for Rampello as well as a tutor for the ACE center for undergrad at the University of Tampa. I have a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, was former President of the Math Club and Math Honor Society at UT, and have won outstanding math student three times while at my time at University of Tampa. I love working at Mathnasium because I love math and I want to help so that other people at the very least enjoy math and see its importance.

Wilman, Lead Instructor

 I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2012 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.

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.

Alicia, Instructor

I’m currently a sophomore at the University of Tampa. I'm majoring in Finance. I’m originally from Newtown, Connecticut, and I am a huge patriots fan. I attended Holy Cross High School and graduated as a part of National Honors Society in 2017. In high school, I took AP Calculus and passed with an A. When I’m older, I’d like to pursue a career working in a hedge fund since I have always been interested in the stock market and the way that it works. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends, and I love playing piano, watching sports games and playing soccer. I enjoy working here at Mathnasium because I love helping students see a topic they do not understand in a new light. They get to see a different perspective than a classroom full of other students, and get the help they need in order to excell in the topic they are stuggling with. 

Jimmy, Instructor

I am currently a junior at Berkeley Prep. Last year I took AP Calculus AB and plan to take AP Calculus BC, Multi variable Calculus, AP Statistics, and Advanced Topics math my senior year. I am a part of math club and serve as a math and science tutor at Berkeley. I am a member of Mu Alpha Theta Society (Math Honors Society) and I volunteer at the Berkeley Academy an educational program for underprivileged kids. I am a big fan of the lighting too. In my free time, I play lacrosse for Berkeley, for my club team in the summer, and I play tennis in the fall. I love teaching at Mathnasium because I want to help kids gain confidence in math and learn to love math too.

Luke, Instructor

I have an Associate of Arts from Hillsborough Community College. I plan to go to the University of South Florida for a Bachelors and subsequently Masters in Statistics, but currently I’m taking a gap semester to focus on my job at Mathnasium. Back in 2015, I graduated from H.B. Plant High School with honors and a plethora of college credits.Throughout high school, I was deeply involved in the Latin, Youth in Government and Rowing clubs. As for standardized testing, I got 5s on my Calculus and Statistics AP exams and a 2150 on my SAT with a 780 on the Math section. Even in Middle School I attended the Duke TIP program for Robotics and Mathematical Analysis. I have excelled in Math my whole life and I want to help students succeed in math like I did.

Madison, Instructor

I am currently a junior at the University of Tampa majoring in nursing. I grew up in Batavia, a small town in the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from high school in May of 2015, and decided to come to Florida for school for the warm weather and beaches. In addition to high school math, I have succeeded in college calculus and most recently statistics. In my free time, I enjoy reading, finding new music to listen to, and spending time with my friends and family. Before working at Mathnasium, I have been a camp counselor for 4th graders for a park district in my hometown. I really enjoy working with kids because they can always put a smile on my face and I find that I can learn as much from them, as they do from me. 

Matt, Instructor

I am currently a senior at The University of Tampa majoring in Public Health with a concentration in Wellness Education.  I am originally from Lawrenceville, New Jersey.  Ever since high school math has always been my strongest subject.  I took classes all the way up to AP Calculus AB and got a 33 on my ACT math section.  One of my passions is traveling; over the past 5 years, I have been to over 15 countries.  After graduation, I hope to move internationally and pursue my passion for education both in the classroom and in the health field.  I love Mathnasium because it creates an environment for everyone to improve their math skills while having fun!

Nina, Instructor

I am a senior at the University of Tampa studying economics and international business. I am originally from Germany, but I lived in New Jersey for most of my life. As a student at Morristown High School, I earned A’s in Calculus and Statistics. I was also a peer tutor through National Honor Society, a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and worked as an assistant preschool teacher. At UT, I am currently a Spartans Abroad Ambassador and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. I studied abroad in southern Spain my sophomore year and I love seeing new places and cultures. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach and traveling as much as I can. I love working at Mathnasium because I can help students gain confidence in their math skills and realize the importance of math in everyday life.

Rachel, Instructor

I am a junior at the University of South Florida, majoring in Biomedical Sciences with minors in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Physics. I hail from Jupiter, where I graduated from Suncoast High School in 2016. Upon graduating from USF, I plan to attend medical school and become a surgeon. In my free time, I volunteer at American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, and I foster dogs. 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.

Sean, Instructor

I’ve been working at Mathnasium since January 2019 and I’ve lived here in Tampa since I was born. I’m currently a senior at Plant High School and intend upon studying chemical or nuclear engineering at the University of Florida. I took AP Calculus BC last year, earning a 5 on the exam, allowing me to take Calculus 3 for engineering at USF last semester, leading me to take differential equations for the spring semester of 2019. I’ve also received a 36 on the math portion of the ACT, as well as an 800 on the SAT math and the SAT Math Level 2 subject test. I’ve been working at USF since May of 2018 as a research assistant in the chemistry department, that being my only other previous work experience. Some things I’ve accomplished have been being a 2018 Florida Sunshine State Scholar, an AP National Scholar, a 7A FHSAA Football State Runner-up in 2016, and a soon to be published co-author in the American Chemical Society publication. So far I’ve loved working at Mathnasium, seeing the light bulb click inside the young and bright minds that get tutored here, which is a sight that is second to none to see. 

Tessa, Instructor

I am currently a junior at the University of Tampa majoring in nursing, and I have been working at Mathnasium since March of 2017.  I grew up in Durango, a beautiful small town in southwest Colorado. I graduated from high school in May of 2015, and chose to come to Florida to leave the snow behind for warmth and the surrounding beaches. In addition to my high school math classes, I have recently succeeded in college algebra. Prior to working at Mathnasium I was a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters,  Animas High School Mentors, an  Assembly Leader, an Ambassador for my high school and a member of the President’s Leadership Fellows at the University of Tampa. In January of 2017 I completed my National Registry Exam of Emergency Medical Technicians, allowing me to work as an EMT. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake house, paddle boarding, dancing, and exploring the mountains in my hometown. I love that every day at Mathnasium is different, and the kids always manage to make me laugh. Nothing is more rewarding than to watch students understand and master something new every time I am able to work with them.

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. I was tutored by patient, creative and skilled instructors. That experience prepared me to be the best instructor I can be today.