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

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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 to travel, 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.

Alex, Instructor

I am currently a senior at the University of South Florida where I double major Marketing (BS) and Music Studies (BA). I split most of my time between USF’s business and music schools. In USF’s Muma College of Business, I am a member of the American Marketing Association. In the USF school of Music, I take part in the Jazz program. I play saxophone and various woodwind instruments in USF Jazz Ensembles. Throughout high school, I was very much a band geek and to this day probably still am. After I graduate, I hope to pursue a master’s degree in Music Business and build a career somewhere in the music industry. I enjoy working at Mathnasium because helping students achieve success in math is rewarding. Seeing students continuously improve skills and confidence in mathematics is what I strive provide here at Mathnasium. 

Anthony, Instructor

I graduated from The University of Tampa in Tampa, Fl with a Bachelor of Sciences in mathematics and a minor in physics. After graduation, I worked at multiple companies doing financial and mortgage analytical work. Along with mathematics, I also love helping and inspiring kids who have interests in music. I have volunteered extensively in the local schools system, helping kids learn music. I have worked with the Instruments of Change, a grant foundation, to help 5th grader become better musicians and grow on the instrument of their choice. I'm married to Anna Rice, who is the music teacher at Chiaramonte Elementary School. She has taught me about what it means to be a good teacher, and how to help kids that are struggling become better at anything they put their mind to.  Sharing my passion for math and learning with the students makes this an incredibly rewarding job. I can't wait to meet and work with you all.

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. I am currently at the University of South Florida performing research and pursuing a degree in Chemistry. 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. I hope to one day get my PhD in Chemistry to become a professor in order to teach others to love learning like I do.

Braxton, Instructor

I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Behavior with a Minor in Health Disparities. During my time at UF,  I tutored students in anatomy and physiology, as well as other health and humanities related courses. I also worked as an elementary tutor for an underserved area in Gainesville. Prior to college I was a member of the Beta Honor Society at H.B. Plant High school and tutored high school students. Currently, I am attending Hillsborough Community College as I pursue a degree in Radiation Therapy. I truly enjoy helping others grow and learn in whatever capacity I can and Mathnasium is the perfect outlet to allow me to achieve this.

Brennan, Instructor

I am a senior in the IB program at Robinson High School. I’ve taken the AP Statistics and AP Calculus AB courses, and earned an 800 on the math section of the SAT. I am a member of the National Honor Society and an Eagle Scout. Outside of school, I enjoy playing chess and spikeball. I love working at Mathnasium because I enjoy working with kids and it gives me the opportunity to spread my passion for and knowledge of math with them while watching them succeed.


Julia, Instructor

I am a recent graduate from Florida State University, where I studied Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and minored in Psychology and Mathematics. Prior to working at Mathnasium, I’ve worked as a data analyst for a government contracting consulting firm, and I also worked as an art teacher for children with autism and AD/HD. I just moved back to South Tampa, and  I’m enthusiastic about working at Mathnasium, so I can show our children how fun and cool math can be. In my freetime, I enjoy Pokemon Go, Avatar the Last Airbender, and most all, dancing!  In college, I pursued my passion for dance, and became the President of the Swing Dance Club at FSU. Let me know if we share any interests!

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. 

 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.