Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Cassie M. Hudson

Cassie, Assistant Director, Math Specialist (Retired), BS Computer Science (Murray State University), MEd (Old Dominion University), Certified Math Instructor, Certified Director
Assistant Director Cassie graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Computer Science and Minors in Mathematics and Military Science. She is also endorsed to teach K-12 Mathematics. She was commissioned as an Army Officer and served honorably for 8 ½ years. She resigned her commission to focus on raising six children. She began her teaching career in Stafford County as an elementary teacher. She also taught all levels of middle school mathematics before becoming a Middle School Math Specialist and Coach. Cassie enjoys working with students of all ages and mathematical abilities. She also enjoys working with adults who have struggled with math but need assistance with math placement material as well as new teachers in need of mentorship in math or classroom management. She enjoys working with her Mathnasium teammates because they are committed to improving students’ understanding of mathematics. Cassie is a Mathnasium University Certified Instructor.

Gerald DePasquale

Owner, BS Nuclear Engineering (Purdue University), MS Computer Science (Naval Post Graduate School) & Master Certified
Jerry opened Mathnasium of Stafford to help kids master math. Why? Because he knows firsthand that math opens doors leading to great futures. Prior to opening Mathnasium of Stafford, Jerry worked with BAE Systems and CACI serving the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense in various capacities including Program Manager, Principal Scientist, Chief Architect, Technical Manager, Senior Systems Engineer, and Software Engineer. Before that, Jerry served in the Marine Corps. He enlisted, was commissioned, and ultimately retired as a Major. Jerry earned a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Computer Science from Naval Post Graduate School while on active duty in the Corps. Jerry's collegiate mathematics background includes Analytical Geometry, Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariate Calculus, Linear Algebraic Differential Equations, Numerical Methods, Differential Equations for Engineering Sciences, Statistical Methods, Logic, and Algorithms. Jerry is a Mathnasium Certified Instructor. Jerry is a Christian, is married to Kim (his better half), and is blessed with six children and eighteen grandchildren. Jerry is Mathnasium University, Master Certified.

Kim DePasquale

Owner, Business Manager
Kim manages Mathnasium business and provides math tutoring from time to time. Kim is a Mathnasium Certified Instructor. Kim also is the Business Director at Freedom Church in Stafford. Prior to Mathnasium, Kim was a Farm Loan Manager of Farm Service Agency, USDS where she led a staff of loan officers and technicians who serve farmers in 26 Virginia counties. Kim and her staff assisted farmers with loans, financial advice, record keeping, and budgeting. Over the course of Kim's 35-year career with the United States Department of Agriculture, Kim worked at national and county levels. Kim's mathematics education includes business math, accounting, and bookkeeping. Kim is a Christian, is married to Jerry, and is blessed with six children and eighteen grandchildren.

Elias Breidenbach

Lead Instructor
Lead Instructor Elias Breidenbach is a high school graduate pursuing a degree in music recording, engineering, and production. He’s been working with kids as a Sunday School Teacher, Camp Counselor, and Tutor for 9 years and has a passion for giving young people the tools they need to be able to thrive in our complicated world. Elias is proficient in math through calculus and enjoys conveying what he knows, while at the same time learning new things to teach. He enjoys working with the rest of the Stafford Mathnasium team and sees great value in bringing in new faces as instructors and giving them the confidence that they can also pass on their wealth of knowledge to the next generation. Elias is a Mathnasium University Certified Instructor.

Cassandra Hudson

Instructor, BSW
Cassandra graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. While pursuing this degree, Cassandra grew a passion for working with children of all ages as she focused her studies on the school-to-prison pipeline. She has worked with a number of non-profit organizations in Richmond, that focused on building resiliency in children and providing them with the support they need to succeed. Social work changed how Cassandra saw and moved through the world, forcing her to see the dignity and worth of every person, something that she continues to carry with her in her personal and professional life. Cassandra remembers struggling with Mathematics throughout grade school but has slowly developed a new level of respect and excitement for it while working at Mathnasium, learning, what she now believes, are crucial foundational skills that can alleviate a significant amount of prior stress. With this background, Cassandra hopes to reach students who also have a tumultuous relationship with math - to lead them to that great sense of accomplishment that comes with solving a challenging problem and to show them that it is never too late to fall in love with numbers.

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor
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