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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:

 Tara Raine, Center Director

Hi! I am Tara Raine, the Center Director at Mathnasium of Wauwatosa. A little about me is I received my bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a minor in Social Science from DePaul University in Chicago. While at Depaul, I played for the DePaul Women’s Soccer Team. Sports have and continue to play a huge role in my life. I started my professional career in the city of Chicago as a middle school teacher and continued to teach there for 8 years. Education has played a huge role in my life and I could not be happier to continue my education path at Mathnasium! Can you believe I learned about Mathnasium from former students? My husband’s job brought us to the beautiful city of Milwaukee this past year and I have truly loved getting to know Wauwatosa! Some fun facts about me are I recently completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Tosa Yoga Center, I have the world’s naughtiest dog named Bear, and I love to travel. I can’t wait to bring my passion for education and love for math to the Mathnasium of Wauwatosa!

 Derek Pipkorn, Owner 

Hi! I'm Derek, the Owner of Mathnasium of Wauwatosa. Prior to opening this Mathnasium center, I worked as a Middle School Math Specialist in the Mequon-Thiensville School District. I previously taught elementary and middle school students in Milwaukee Public Schools and the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. I have a Masters of Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University and a BS in Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Education with math emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

I've been actively involved in math organizations at the State and National level. I was previously the chair of the Classroom Resources Committee for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and recently finished a term on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Math Council. I have taught and tutored children of all ages, and I am committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community I live in. Fun fact: I live less than one block away from our Wauwatosa center on 70th! Married to Jillian, dad to Lucy, and dog Willie (corgi), I love staying active in the Wauwatosa community and enjoying all that the Greater Milwaukee area has to offer.

 Zoe, Assistant Center Director

Salutations! My name is Zoe and I am thrilled to be the Assistant Center Director here at Mathnasium in Wauwatosa. As an alum of both Christ King School and DSHA, I am no stranger to Tosa. From 2014-2018, however, I attended Rhodes College, a liberal arts school in Memphis, TN. I earned my bachelor's degree in Math & Economics and have returned to the good ole’ Midwest to pursue a PhD in Economics at UW-Milwaukee. In my free time, I enjoy working out at the WAC, spending long hours in Colectivo and seeing movies with my parents. I’ve also been known to run off to China every now and again to improve my Mandarin! Well, that’s all for now folks, see you out there with the fractions.

 Trevor, @Home Director 

Hi, my name is Trevor Inglese. I’m a yooper from Iron Mountain, Michigan and I am very excited to be a part of such an amazing team here at Mathnasium. I was a student at Michigan Technological University and I am aspiring to finish my Electrical Engineering degree at UW-Milwaukee. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and I have a huge passion for music and show productions. I am excited to see the growth of the students, to be a part of that growth, and to celebrate their successes with them!

 Sarah, Lead Instructor

Hi! My name is Sarah and I’m enthusiastic to be working at Mathnasium. I am a Senior at Wauwatosa East High School and this year I’m taking online math courses through the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. Outside of school I enjoy biking, theatre, destination imagination, working out, volunteering, and playing in band. I have always enjoyed seeing math in everyday life and learning the many different ways to use that math. I’m glad to be working at Mathnasium to show kids how important and fun math can be!

 Zack, Lead Instructor 

Hello! My name is Zack and I enjoy teaching math at Mathnasium! Math has been my favorite subject in school for as long as I can remember, and starting in high school I started using my passion for this subject to tutor students in geometry and pre-calculus. After scoring a 36 on my math ACT I helped prepare my younger peers for this test as well. When I went to college, I worked at an engineering summer camp teaching young kids very basic STEM concepts. I am currently finishing my computer science degree at Marquette University. In my free time I enjoy golf, snowboarding, and video games. 

 Maddie B., Lead Instructor

 Ben, Instructor 

Hello Reader! My name is Ben and I am grateful to be given the opportunity to help some of the brightest people in the world with Math. I'm a Senior at Wauwatosa East High school, and I've be taking the same steps as Sarah has for the past how many years, yet I'm not ashamed to admit it, she's better at math than me. Anyways I've taken up other activities outside of math, such as; Football, Skiing, Destination Imagination, theater, and I was fortunate enough to participate in a German Exchange Program through our school. I love seeing the the kid's individual personalities and growth, and I am so blessed to be given the opportunity to work with them.

 Maddie O., Instructor 

Hello! My name is Maddie and I am pumped to be working at Mathnasium! I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point with a degree in Elementary Education. I also completed my student teaching at McKinley Elementary which was a blast from the past as I grew up in the district and attended Washington Elementary. A fun fact about me is that I love animals, and I worked for the Milwaukee Zoological Society last summer where I learned tons of fun animal facts. I have also fostered kittens and hope to foster more in the future. I really enjoyed math growing up and would have to say Geometry is my favorite. Mathnasium has been an awesome family to be a member of as the environment is always fun and welcoming. Hope to see you in soon! 

Samantha, Instructor 

Hello! My name is Samantha and I'm currently a junior at Brookfield East High School. I'm so excited to be working at Mathnasium! I've had a passion for math for as long as I can remember (scored a 36 on the Math section of the ACT), and I love sharing it with others. Outside of school, I love to play tennis, spend time with my family and friends, and listen to music. I hope by working at Mathnasium I can help students to love math as much as I do!

Hamze, Instructor 

Hello, I am Hamze! I am a Senior at Tosa East High School. I am dedicated to working with your young scholars to achieve their best interests and goals, and love giving my time and effort towards a better future for them. Some activities I do outside of academics include varsity track, computer science, and film. I have been fortunate to travel around the world to places such as London, Canada, many states in the US, and Africa for 4 months. I am excited to help your child grow and become a better mathematician!

Abby, Instructor 

Hi there! My name is Abby. I am majoring in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I am excited to be working at Mathnasium, alongside my little sister Sarah. I always enjoyed doing math when I was younger and that led me to major in engineering. I grew up in Wauwatosa and went to Lincoln Elementary, Longfellow, and Tosa East High School. In my free time, I love to craft, be outside, and bake. I can’t wait to inspire kids to love math like I do. 

Kat, Instructor 

Hello! My name is Kat and I’m a rising senior microbiology major at Clemson University. Although I go to a school in South Carolina, I’m from Tosa and graduated from Wauwatosa East High School in 2018. I’m excited to be a part of the Mathnasium team! I’ve always loved math and science since I was a young child. I was part of the math club at Wauwatosa East and took Calculus III as a high school senior. Outside of school, I love to cook, draw, and play games with my friends. Some of my favorite board games to play are Coup and Love Letter. As for video games, currently, I love playing Terraria. I look forward to helping kids become more confident!