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:
Larry Martinek, Creator of the Mathnasium Method
Nick Pham - Instructor
About Nick: Nick graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Microbiology, where he had 3.93 GPA. He is currently applying to dental school and has hopes of owning his own practice one day. He loves to play tennis, travel, and hang out with friends and family.
Fun Fact: He has traveled to 4 different countries in Europe.
Favorite Math Joke: Why is the obtuse triangle always upset? Because it is never right?
Nick said: “I love Mathnasium because of the fun environment that is created. When students are having fun while learning, it makes it very enjoyable to be their instructor.”
Cooper Neff - Instructor
About Cooper: Coop will be a Senior at Canadian Valley Technology Center in August of 2018 on a pre-engineering track. He loves the way math is always straight forward and it has always come easily to him. This was evident when he got a 30 on the ACT with a 32 in Math. Cooper plans to major in computer engineering.
Fun Fact: Coop wants to go to a football game in Germany! Apparently OU vs Texas isn't enough for him every year, eh?
Favorite Math Joke: What did the circle say to the triangle? "You are pointless!"
Cooper said: “I love video games but I realize every frame is made up of hundreds or thousands of mathmatical computations. The root of understanding how all that works is here at Mathnasium so this is a special place!”
Nick McKinley - Instructor
About Nick: Nick is a drummer and a teacher. He knows that rythem, music and math are inherently connected in a way that is primative and ancient. No matter what language aliens speak we know they will speak math so it is our past, present and future.
Fun Fact: Nick has traveled all accross the US as a competitive indoor drummer.
Favorite Math Joke: Here is some advice: In a job interview, always let them know you are willing to give 110%. Unless the job is as a statistician or mathmatician.
Nick said: “I'm new at Mathnasium but so far I like the kids. Every one learns a little different and needs a little different approach. It keeps me on my toes.”
Rachel Hurtz - Instructor
About Rachel: Rachel is a junior math education major and computer science minor at Southern Nazarene University. She loves the community aspect of math and how we can use it to work together to solve problems.
Fun Fact: Rachel loves to run! She has run everything from a 400m to a half marathon, and has a goal one to run a full marathon!
Favorite Math Joke: What do you call a number that can't keep still? A Roamin' Numeral!
Rachel said: "I love working with the students and getting to be a part of helping them reach those a-ha! moments when a concept finally "clicks"."