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:
David Reed, Owner
David is an Owner of Mathnasium of St. Peters North. He graduated with Summa Cum Laude from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a degree in Art History from the Horizons Honors Program. David was the Valedictorian in high school and was active in clubs and organizations such as Math Club and Academic Decathalon as well as sports such as football and track. David worked for 23 years in the mall management business and developed skills in leadership while working extensively in fields such as administrative, marketing, operations, leasing, and finance. David served as a Chairman of the Board of two different civic organizations as well as a Trustee for a land development organization. David's favorite roles as a mall manager were the training and development of other associates. This underlying desire of teaching plus his love of math combined as driving forces for David to become an owner of this franchise location. David believes math is fun and that all students can experience success in math. He is excited to share the Mathnasium Method and witness first hand as students experience their "Ah Ha!" moments at the learning center.
Fun Fact: David is a lifelong fan of the Nebraska Huskers. Go Big Red!!
Ryan M, Instructor
Ryan joined the team in 2019 and has been a great addition. Ryan graduated from Liberty High School and is attending St Charles Community College on the A Plus program. Ryan plans to finish his studies at Missouri S&T with a degree in Engineering.
Fun Fact: Ryan has broken four bones in his lifetime
Alex D, Instructor
Alex joined the team in 2019 and has been a great addition. Alex also graduated from Liberty High School and is attending St Charles Community College on the A Plus program. Alex plans to get a degree in mathematics at Missouri S&T and then follow in the footsteps of his mother and become a teacher. In his off time Alex enjoys playing strategy games and reading.
Sushanth K, Instructor
Sushanth, or "Soosh" for short joined the team in early 2020 and has really enjoyed his time so far. Soosh graduated from St Dominic High School and is attending St Charles Community College on the A Plus program. Soosh plans to finish his studies at Missouri S&T with a degree in Computer Science
Fun Fact: Soosh has never broken a bone in his body!
Meghana S, Instructor
Meghana is our newest instructor and we are thrilled to add her to the team. She is in training mode and beginning to work alone with the students.
Macy Reed, Center Director
Macy Reed was the first Center Director at Mathnasium of St Peters North until she passed away on November 7, 2019. Macy was my daughter, a very capable Center Director, a caring instructor to the children, and a wonderful human being. The outpouring of support and fondness fills my family’s hearts (Janet – Mother/Wife, Abby, daughter/sister and me).
Macy became the Center Director for Mathnasium in 2017 and worked hard to enrich children’s lives through math. She was very caring, and the younger students, in particular, adored her. She was always finding new ways to entertain and teach them. She also interacted well with the parents, many of whom were very complimentary of her maturity and knowledge.
Macy was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic terminal illness. It is not contagious, so it is not a disease that can be shared with others. For more information visit https://www.cff.org/What-is-CF/About-Cystic-Fibrosis/.
As I was researching Mathnasium, I told Macy about my plans and that I’d like to open a second location some day for her to run, perhaps in Kansas City where she was living. She investigated the opportunity and decided she wanted to get involved immediately. She believed strongly in Mathnasium and wanted this to be her career and someday run a center on her own
She was bright and skilled. We worked well together. We divided responsibilities according to our strengths and we made families happy and improved student’s math scores and confidence.
Macy lived her entire life knowing that she may not have a long life, so she chose to make it a rich life and not let CF define her. Therefore, few people had any idea she had it. Macy fought hard to keep her lungs healthy. She really struggled for a few years, but then a miracle drug was released and it was absolutely life changing. For two months – Sept-Nov 2019- Macy improved every day and became more active, more like a 23-year-old. Although she was always known for her smile and outlook, it was obvious she finally felt great and was gaining confidence in her long-term livelihood.
Macy passed away from a traumatic pneumo-thorax wherein air in her chest cavity collapsed her lung and put pressure on her heart. She fought bravely for four days, but in the end, severe brain damage and the effects of CF were too much to overcome. Macy was an organ donor and parts of her will be used to save or enrich other people’s lives.
Our hearts will never be the same, but we are all better people for having loved Macy.
She is forever a part of the center. We will use use her name as motivation for the students reminding them that Macy wanted to see them succeed! Once a month, we will have a special day named after her – Macy Day – that will be motivating, rewarding, and entertaining for the students.
Fun Fact: Macy has a dog named Penny, the "MATH"-scot, who was adopted as the "Grandpuppy" by David and Janet ;)
Penny Jane is a Boxer mix puppy owed by Macy! She loves to count money so that she can buy new toys to destroy! She loves rides to the park and any drive-thru she can convince Macy to take her to... which isn't that hard to do! Unfortunately, Penny is only allowed at Team Meetings... "for now," she says.
Chief Instructional Officer, Developer of Mathnasium Program.
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city to public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry has served as both a classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He has designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting student’s ability to “do” math, thereby increasing student’s math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculums ever produced for teaching math.
While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, He is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students scenarios for guidance and advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.