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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!

 Zack, Assistant Center Director

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. 

 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.