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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:

Ed Boley, Assistant Center Director

Ed holds a BS in Math and a BS in Computer Science from Wichita State University and has his MBA from Newman University.  Besides being an instructor at Mathnasium, Ed also works as a para-educator in the Maize School district.

Favorite Number:  "11" Was his jersey number in grade school basketball. You're a "10" and number "1".  What can be better?

Favorite Math Joke:  Why is the equal sign(=)so humble?  Because he doesn’t claim to be greater than (>) or less than(<) anyone else!

Fun Fact:  Ed loves to be on stage.  He started at age 4 doing tap and singing.  He has been in several musicals in community theatres, and been a choir director for several groups.  Ed currently directs a choir at church.

I love Mathnasium because:  It helps students to create a solid base of the beautiful language of math that will help them throughout their life.  To be a part of something that helps to make math more positive is an exciting opportunity.

 

 

Anthony Hampton,  Lead Instructor

Anthony is currently attending Wichita State University. He is pursuing a secondary education math major.  He is also an experienced bowling coach at West Acres in Wichita.

Favorite Number:  "4"  His favorite month is April.

Favorite Math Joke:  Why is the obtuse triangle always upset? Because its never right !

Fun Fact:  Anthony is also a carpenter

I love Mathnasium because:  I'm good at math and I get to share what I've learned with kids.

 

 

 

 

Steve Gonzales, Instructor

Steve earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.  After 39 years he retired from the Aerospace industry.  He was Scoutmaster for St. Francis of Assisi church and loves to camp and hike.

Favorite Number:  Infinity - it goes on forever.

Favorite Math Joke:  3 out of 2 people have trouble with fractions!

Fun Fact:  Star Trek fan and occasionally wears Spock ears.

I love Mathnasium because:  Guiding and coaching a student  through a challenging math concept and watching them succeed builds their confidence in math and in themselves.  Mathnasium instruction methods alleviate the "I'm not good at math" feeling.  And...it's fun!

 

 

Bernarr Wharton, Instructor

Bernarr has a BS in Math and MS in Education. He has tutored math for 46 years.

Favorite Number:  "13" It's his daughter’s number.

Favorite Math Joke:  The "2" asked the square root of  "-2"   "Why are you so irrational?"

Fun Fact:  Bernarr has umpired for 28 years.

I love Mathnasium because:  I love to watch others learn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L'Exus Dallas, Instructor

L’Exus is a senior at Wichita East High School. She is involved in the Wichita Mayor’s Youth Council, Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestra, the East High Debate/Forensics Team, and is on the East High softball team. She plans to go to college out-of-state next year. 

Favorite Number:  "35"  It’s the jersey number of my favorite NBA player - Kevin Durant

Favorite Math Joke:  "Why was the math book sad? It had a lot of problems.

Fun Fact:  L’Exus has played the violin since the 6th grade.

I love Mathnasium because:  It is personalized math instruction. Math is a tough subject to master, and many people just need some one-on-one attention and specialized help, and they can get it here. 

 

 

 

Heidi White, Instructor

Heidi is a senior at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. She is involved in the Prairie Schooner Mates, school leadership, 4-H club, and the Bishop Carroll swim team. She plans to major in Biosystems engineering in college next year.

Favorite Number:  "2" because its the only even prime number.

Favorite Math Joke:  Why doesn’t anyone talk to circles? Because there’s no point!

Fun Fact:  My favorite musical artist is Josh Turner.

I love Mathnasium because:  The students here can brighten anyone’s day. The one-on-one instruction keeps students motivated as they progress in math, and focuses them on what they can do instead of the things they haven’t yet mastered.

 

 

 

Ryen Mar, Instructor

Ryen is currently a Freshman attending Wichita State University. She is majoring in Health Science and minoring in Mathematics, with a goal of attending Medical School in the future

Favorite Number:  "12” It’s her birthday date. 

Favorite Math Joke:  What do you call two friends who love math? Algebros!

Fun Fact:  Ryen’s favorite hobby is horseback riding. 

I love Mathnasium because:  I love watching the students’ confidence grow.

 

 

 

 

 

Carson Brenneman, Instructor

Carson is currently a senior at the Classical School of Wichita. He serves as his school’s Student Body President and volunteers at his church with the children’s ministry. He plans to major in History or Political Science in college next year.

Favorite Number:  “12” because it is both small and highly divisible, and due to these attributes, a base twelve number system is a fascinating alternative to our base ten.

Favorite Math Joke:  A statistician got soaking wet trying to cross a river. He thought he could cross, because it was one-foot deep on average.

Fun Fact:  Carson’s favorite band is a metal band called "Sabaton", but he doesn't like any other metal music; just Sabaton.

I love Mathnasium because:  I love Mathnasium because: I love to see that moment when a concept “clicks” in a student’s head.

 

 

Rick Conklin, Owner

Rick assumed ownership of the West Wichita Mathnasium Learning Center in late 2016.  He's always had a passion for helping others. Prior to Mathnasium, Rick was a successful entrepreneur and businessman in Wichita. After decades working with employees of all backgrounds and abilities, Rick has seen firsthand how math skills can enrich lives and open doors for individuals both in school and beyond.

Rick decided to invest in Mathnasium because it can truly change the lives of students at all levels. His lifelong passion for helping others has included volunteering as an AWANA leader, children's Sunday School teacher, and other volunteer activities through his church in Wichita. Rick attended both Wichita State University and the University of Kansas. Rick and his wife Susan have two adult daughters and two grandsons. 

Fun Fact: Rick is an IFR rated private pilot. 

Rick is a personally-involved owner.  He is focused on helping your student succeed at math. Whether your child is struggling with math, or is gifted and needs a challenge, Mathnasium is the right place to be. 

 

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