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.

Rachel Harries

Instructor
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 is currently living at home with her mom, dad, two sisters, and 2 cats.

Grace Jacobs

Instructor
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.

Paley Conley

Administrative Assistant
Paley is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, and is currently enrolled at UK. Paley enjoys working with kids and liked learning how fun math can be. She is a former Mathnasium student, and lives with her parents, younger sister, and two dogs. She enjoys reading and watching movies.

Kristin Carlton

Instructor
Kristin is a student at UK working towards a Bachelors in Agriculture and Medical Biotechnology. She is working towards going to medical school and working in the healthcare industry at a hospital. She has a sister and a brother (who is 19 years younger than Kristin). She has always loved helping people with their math and seeing the impact that help can make on their lives.

Kelli Anderson

Instructor
Kelli graduated from Carson-Newman University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She is currently in graduate school at UK for Music Therapy. She uses a love for music and a love for math to help students succeed and grow to love math also. Kelli has two sisters and a brother. She also has a neice and two nephews. She also loves soccer and is a huge hockey fan (Go Predators!)

Aiden Koknat

Instructor
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.

Maggie Andres

Instructor
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.

Abby Haley

Instructor
Abby is a senior at UK working towards a Bachelors in Biosystems Engineering. She hopes to help preserve the environment through sustainable agriculture. Abby was inspired to like math from her amazing teachers she had growing up and hopes she can inspire the same in students. When she's not teaching at Mathnasium, Abby tutors college physics and grows a variety of plants along with the help of her cat, Fish.

Elizabeth Nieto

Instructor
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.

Katie O'Neill

Instructor
Katie is a student at Marian University in Indianapolis studying Psychology. She started working as an instructor after having been a student at Mathnasium for a couple of years. When she is not at Mathnasium odds are she is either hiking, playing her guitar or reading books.

Morgan Estes

Instructor
Morgan just recently 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

Instructor
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

Instructor
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

Instructor
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.

Osman Siddiai

Instructor
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.

Tenny Ostrem

Instructor
Tenny earned her Bachelor's from Boston University, and enjoys teaching the Mathnasium Method to students.

Kirsten Ford

Instructor
Kirsten earned her Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and is now working towards a Masters in Aerospace Engineering at UK. As a child, Kirsten always struggled with math. However, she knows through improved confidence and good experiences, students can come to love math. When she's not teaching at Mathnasium, Kirsten leads student research groups and interns at NASA.

Hayden Caldwell

Instructor
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.

Taylor Barnes

Instructor
Taylor earned her Bachelor's in Elementary Education at UK, going on to earn her Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language at Campbellsville University. When she's not teaching a variety of subjects, Taylor enjoys baking, needlepointing, and reading.

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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