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.

Sandy McVoy

Center Director
Sandy is the Center Director at Mathnasium of West Lexington. Sandy was excited to begin working at Mathnasium because it allows her to challenge herself and help students gain confidence by becoming Masters of Math! Sandy brings with her experience in real estate, running Head Start Centers, teaching at the Salvation Army, among other things. Mathnasium is fortunate to have such a passionate and hard working Center Director. Sandy has been married for 23 years and has 2 children. Her daughter, a figure skater, is a Senior at Adrian College in Michigan. Her son is a Freshman at BCTC and plays Hockey for the Northern Cyclones in New Hampshire. Sandy loves to cook and try new foods.

Maggie Andres

Assistant Center Director
Maggie is a senior at UK studying Biochemistry and Psychology. She's always loved math and strives to teach a similar appreciation to students. When she's not teaching at Mathnasium, you'll find her working at UK's Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center studying traumatic brain injury, crocheting, or playing with her cats, Sid and Shadow.

Jessica Scifres

Assistant Center Director
Jess plays an integral role in keeping our Mathnasium center running smoothly. She handles binders, keeps things organized, and prepares the instructors for a successful day of tutoring. She's seen the effects of Mathnasium from the inside and out, in an administrative position and as a mother of two students here. She loves helping kids grow and learn the importance of math and the skills needed for it.

Rachel Whitehead

Rachel is currently a teacher with Fayette County Public Schools. Mathnasium interested her as a way to help prepare her for being in a math classroom. She's a very caring teacher who tends to the needs of individuals, rather than just teaching to a class. She does a wonderful job of getting to know each and every student she interacts with.

Grace Jacobs

Grace is excited to see how Mathnasium promotes math in a way that students enjoy. She hopes she can show students that learning math doesn't have to be burdensome or frustrating, but can actually be fun! She is currently enrolled at UK working towards a career in pediatric medicine. She has her family here in Lexington including her sister Kate and a tiny lizard named Buddy. She has played soccer internationally in the Netherlands and England. She also loves to rock climb, ride horses, and read. She is another one of our instructors who works mainly online with our Mathnasium @Home students.

Ben Bratten

Ben is a sophomore at Texas A&M University pursuing an honors degree in chemistry. He intends to go to med school or pharmacy school. He has five younger siblings, not counting his long history with frogs. His biggest priority as a tutor is making kids feel comfortable so that they can learn math as stress-free as possible. While not at Mathnasium, he's whipping up tacos or playing Mario Kart and Zelda.

Elizabeth Nieto

Elizabeth is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky studying Russian & International Economics. She hopes to work for the CIA in the future as a Russian interpreter. Elizabeth was a student here at Mathnasium during her high school years when she needed help with her calculus class. Since then, she has come back to work here as an instructor to pass on her love of math and to help give kids the confidence to succeed in math. When she is not working at Mathnasium, you can find Elizabeth singing, studying Russian, watching horror movies or snuggled up with her dog Radar.

Morgan Estes

Morgan graduated from Lafayette High School and is currently enrolled at WKU. She is in the honors program and is majoring in criminology. She has interned at several places around Lexington. Mathnasium was one her internships and she was hired after a little while of working there. She loves working with kids and that's her favorite part of the job. She also struggled in math over the years, but with a lot of hard work she became a person who know loves math. She used to hate math, too and she's so grateful for the opportunity to be able to help other kids who also hate math, finally love math.

Cody Boesch

Cody is a freshman at UK studying Aerospace Engineering and is hoping to work for NASA. He's always loved math and hopes to create the same drive in other students. He started at Mathnasium as a student and loves to snow ski and hang out with friends.

Anson Wang

Anson is a Junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. He enjoys teaching as it helps reinforce concepts for his own studies as well. When he's not tutoring he can be found playing video games and avoiding tap water like the plague.

Rohan Desai

Rohan is a sophomore pre-med student at UK. When he was young, Rohan was in a similar program to Mathnasium, and hopes to help facilitate the same enjoyable environment that he experienced as a young student. When he's not tutoring, Rohan enjoys playing tennis, and trying out new restaurants.

Madison Bell

Madi is starting a career as a middle school science teacher. She began working at Mathnasium through her degree program and decided to stay on as an instructor as teaching is a passion of hers. She wants to make an impact on her community by teaching students essential skills. When she's not at Mathnasium, she's probably training for a marathon.

John Darko

John is a Master's student at UK pursuing an MA in Teaching. He plans to teach high-school biology, and his goal with Mathnasium is to help kids both gain confidence and math skills. When he's not helping students find their place at Mathnasium, he's cultivating a different nurturing environment for his many plants and animals at home.

Amber Knight

Amber is finishing up at Lafayette High School. She finds math to be one of her strong suits, and wants to take this into a career in aerospace engineering. She likes helping students at all levels, and does everything she can to foster an encouraging teaching environment. When she's not at Mathnasium, she can be found composing movie scores and playing the violin.

Fred Hatchett

Fred is seeking a degree in music at the University of Kentucky during his retirement. He's a passionate, encouraging tutor who has always loved math. His goal with Mathnasium is to share that love for math with youngsters who have yet to discover it. When he's not helping students learn, he's playing tenor sax or electric bass with bands around town (including the March Madness Marching Band)!

Nora Morgan

Nora is a student at Paul Laurence Dunbar. She enjoys math and nice people, which are the two things she sees the most at Mathnasium. She loves music, the ocean, and travel. That's three things...how odd.

Mary Richardson

Mary is a junior at Lafayette who just so happens to be ambidextrous. Similarly, she tries to be very flexible with students, encouraging their learning in a subject that can be a struggle. Her biggest piece of advice is to never argue with a 90° angle, as it'll always be right.

Aiden Koknat

Aiden is a student at UK finishing his Bachelors in both Computer Science and Music with a minor in Mathematics. He has been tutoring with the Mathnasium Method for over half a decade, and enjoys teaching both STEM-related fields and music. If he's not tutoring, you can find Aiden studying at various coffee shops around Lexington, running the rock climbing wall at UK's Johnson Center, or playing the viola in UK's Symphony Orchestra.

Osman Siddiai

Osman is a sophomore at UK studying Finance and Math. Osman hopes that he can help students understand new concepts and depths of mathematics. When he's not at Mathnasium, Osman likes to play a variety of instruments, from the guitar to the euphonium.

Hayden Caldwell

Hayden is pursuing his degree in Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. He is taking advantage of Mathnasium @Home to work from Ohio! When he's not virtually assisting students, you can find Hayden playing volleyball, soccer, and ultimate frisbee.

Arushi Bansal

Arushi is a senior at Sayre. She plans to go pre-med to become a physician, as she loves helping people grow. She loves the learning environment at Mathnasium, and hopes to help every student learn enough to understand this joke she once heard. It goes, "there are three types of people in the world. Those who can count and those who can't!"

Sofia DeSalvo

Sofia, a senior at Lafayette High School, loves math and working with kids. She plans to become a doctor or an engineer, which tracks with her goal of helping kids problem-solve. In theory, her ideal math teacher has a very special pet: a π-thon!

Pranav Kuna

Pranav is a junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. He's a motivated, talented instructor who enjoys math. He wants to pursue a career in mathematics, solving real-world problems. He likes that Mathnasium allows students to learn math at an accelerated pace, and tries to help them get ahead where he can.

Ella Sewell

Ella is a student at Lafayette High School. She jumps at any opportunity she can to sharpen her own math skills, and she encourages students to do the same. She loves the workout aspect of Mathnasium, because, as a future physical therapist, she understands how much growth consistent work and training can lead to. She helps every student she works with to become a division 1 mathlete.

Emerson Meyers

Emerson is a senior at Bryan Station High School with a passion for math. She hopes to go into aerospace engineering, which aligns with her hobby of engineering and assembling jewelry. She was once a student at Mathnasium and enjoyed how it made learning fun. As an instructor, she hopes to pass that on and make learning fun for the students that she helps.

Michelle McCrory

Michelle is an FCPS teacher who has worked with a variety of grade levels. She has two sons and three cats. She's worked in the realm of psychology, which has led to a teaching philosophy that revolves around instilling confidence in students. She finds it very important that students not only learn fundamental math skills, but feel comfortable going wrong and recovering from their mistakes.

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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