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:
Daryl Gage, Owner/General Manager
Daryl has always had a passion for learning and helping others learn. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree from the Defense Intelligence College in Washington D.C. He served 24 years in the military and is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. During his Marine Corps career he specialized in Cryptologic Operations, Signal Intelligence, Information and Electronic Warfare. His duties included a tour at the National Security Agency and overseas in Iraq, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Cuba. His desire to help kids not be afraid or intimidated by math prompted him to open a Mathnasium Learning Center. He believes it's a great way to give back to the community.
Kevin Grubb, Assistant Center Director
Kevin joined Mathnasium in 2014, after a 31-year career in Information Technology. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Teach. He always enjoyed math (including silly math jokes) and spending time with children, so Mathnasium was a perfect fit for a second career. Kevin and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of twins, who are now adults. Kevin enjoys playing trombone and spending time with his family, which includes a daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Priya Cohen, Assistant Center Director
Priya is currently a student at Old Dominion University pursuing a Bachelor's in Computer Science. She has prior Mathnasium experience, as she recently moved from Queens, New York, where she was also an Assistant Center Director. Priya loves Mathnasium because she has seen students transform into confident students who love math. Priya loves photography and in her free time, she likes to explore what the Hampton Roads area has to offer with her husband and puppy.
Dave Albert, Assistant Center Director
Dave has been with Mathnasium since 2016. He is retired from 33 years of government service. For 20 of those years, Dave was active duty Navy. He has a BS in Mathematics from UNC-CH and an MS in Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School - Monterey, CA. He loves helping Mathnasium students overcome any issues with math, seeing them grow and improve their math grade. Dave is married and has one son who is in college. His password for all of his accounts are the last 4 digits of Pi.
Jennifer Mackenroth, Lead Instructor
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Mary Washington. She has been tutoring math since high school and has spent many hours answering the question, "Why are we learning this?". She came to Mathnasium to learn new ways of connecting mathematics to more students with the goal of someday teaching algebra at the college level. Jennifer also enjoys a variety of crafts and singing.
Trevor Sandloop, Instructor
Trevor is currently a sophomore at Old Dominion University pursing a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Statistics. Trevor has lived in Virginia Beach his whole life, graduating from the Governor’s STEM Academy at Landstown High School with enough college credits to start as a sophomore. During high school, he found a love for mathematics during his many years working in Robotics, particularly in Calculus and Algebra. Aside from mathematics, Trevor enjoys working on cars and computers in his spare time. He also enjoys bowling on the weekends and traveling whenever he can!
Steve Noffsinger, Instructor
Steve received his BS in 1985, and his MA in math from Miami University in 1988. From 1990 to 2010, he served in the US Navy Submarine Fleet. He is currently a high school math teacher at Atlantic Shores Christian School, teaching college-level courses, including Calculus and Statistics. He has been married to his wife, Cheryl, for 31 years. He has a daughter in Florida and a son in Virginia.
Matthew Guilloty, Instructor
Matthew is currently a sophomore at Old Dominion University, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Modeling and Simulation. He started tutoring his peers in his Living Learning Community at ODU, and he found it very rewarding. All throughout school, math has always been his favorite and most solid subject. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, surfing, and drawing.
Jimmy Sargent, Instructor
Jimmy earned his Bachelor's of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics with a minor in Applied Mathematics from Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University in May 2019. He is currently taking a gap year and plans to pursue a PhD in Astrophysics in the fall of 2020. His favorite free time activities include hiking, bowling and anything NFL related.
Jaemond Reyes, Instructor
Jaemond is currently a sophomore at Tidewater Community College, where he will eventually transfer from and attend Old Dominion University to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Prior to Mathnasium, Jaemond served six years in the United States Navy where he served as a supervisor in operating, maintaining, and fixing electronic weapon systems. His biggest satisfaction comes from constantly learning about the world around him and having the opportunity to share knowledge with others. Jaemond’s hobbies include reading, exercising, and spending time with his family.
Aaron Murdoch, Instructor
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Julia Painter, Instructor
Julia is a junior at Old Dominion University, where she is pursuing a degree in Applied Mathematics. She has been tutoring since high school and, being significantly older than her three siblings, she has abundant experience with children. She enjoys helping others discover the same satisfaction that comes from understanding the math that she has discovered. In her free time, she enjoys doing Sudoku puzzles, arts and crafts, and reading.