Team


Dr. T.V Panchapagesan has been working in Mathematics for the last 50 years. He has published books and many research papers. He is currently doing research in Vector Measures. His passion and drive for Mathematics is an inspiration to ThinkForFun. Dr. Panchapagesan plays an advisory role at TFF.


Gnanambal Panchapagesan loves creating challenging problems and she is the author of most of the problems in ThinkForFun. She has a MS in Mathematics and over 40 years experience teaching college mathematics, calculus, statistics, probability and physics. She won many awards in academics as a student herself, and many awards for teaching excellence.
Gnanam enjoys correcting the students homework, and likes to go through their steps carefully to understand their thinking, and discover methods to help children get to the correct answers with short steps.
Her experience teaching mathematics, her passion for applied mathematics, her attention to detail and interest in real world problem solving, makes the TFF curriculum one that cannot be matched by any other program out there.

Arun Viswanathan is interested in enriching the classroom experience of the students. He has worked in many fields including the Research and Development of Interactive Teaching Technologies. Arun has put together all the solutions to the word problems, which are available to the students in the ipads at the center.
With a MS in Robotics from University of Rhode Island, his aim is to introduce sciences and Robotics at ThinkForFun and make it a one stop solution for developing problem solving skills.
Arun works as a Technical Account Manager for Amazon AWS.

Priya Arun enjoys teaching students to show them how simple word problems could be approached. She teaches the high school students how to teach the younger kids. Passion, and simplicity is the key. Every student is capable of learning the concepts and applying them to problem solving; it is only a matter of using the right techniques while teaching, while developing students curiosity and motivation to learn and feel successful with problem solving. Priya believes that anything taught with passion, with the appropriate tools and the right focus will be retained by the students. Priya carefully designs the class books and homework, with the aim of giving students variety and depth.
Priya was the Valedictorian of the engineering class (over 800 students) in her undergraduate (Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela) in 1995. She has a MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and is a Senior Development Manager at Amazon AWS.

Srivi Panchapagesan is passionate about making things simple and believes in applying the same methodology to Mathematics. She has designed all of the mechanical operations pages of our homework which will be used to develop speed and accuracy. Srivi has written the software to generate random mechanical operation pages, which would guarantee that no two homework will have the same mechanical pages.
Srivi was the Valedictorian of the engineering class (over 800 students) in her undergraduate (Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela) in 1999. She has a MS is Computer Engineering from Purdue University and works as a Senior engineer in network protocols.

Yogesh Dave is a strong advocate of organizing the thought process early on while still leaving plenty of room for creativity. This delicate balance is very important in skill development of our children. Using math as a medium, he helps kids in developing foundation for critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills early on. Yogesh has MS in Computer Science from Long Island University and has long history of technical leadership and mentoring in various capacities. He is passionate about big data, data science, AI and cloud technologies and enjoys working with kids. Yogesh runs the ThinkForFun Acton location and aims to spread the program in Massachusetts.


Diana Sufariu holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. Her experience in engineering and product development coupled with her love of science and mathematics has evolved into a passion for teaching.
“Teaching is a rewarding experience”, she states. “I chose to teach at ThinkForFun because I want to make a difference and help groom tomorrow’s leaders. Knowledge in mathematics gives students problem solving skills and the much needed confidence to help them reach their potential in a world that is becoming more and more competitive.”

Name: Amol Khanna

Years at TFF:2015-2019

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School South, 2019

College / Grad Year: Johns Hopkins, 2023

 

Name: Ashok Arun

Years at TFF:2015-2019

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School South, 2019

College / Grad Year: Cornell, 2023

 

Name: Sana Shah

Years at TFF:2015-2019

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School South, 2019

College / Grad Year: UMASS Amherst, 2023.

 

Name: Pallavi Ravada

Years at TFF: 2014-2018

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School South, 2018

College / Grad Year: Univ of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2022

 

Name: Derek Lee

Years at TFF: 2014-2018

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School South, 2018

College / Grad Year: Vanderbuilt, 2022

 

Name: Ananya Venkatesan

Years at TFF: 2014-2018

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School South, 2018

College / Grad Year: UMASS Amherst, 2022

 

Name: Sathvika Korandla

Years at TFF: 2015-2018

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School South, 2018

College / Grad Year: Dartmouth, 2022

 

Name: Khevna Joshi

Years at TFF: 2013-2017

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School South, 2017

College / Grad Year: Dartmouth, 2021

 

Name: Lidia Balanovich

Years at TFF: 2014-2016

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School North, 2018

College / Grad Year: Dartmouth, 2022

 

Name: Shelby Kuchta

Years at TFF: 2014-2015

High School / Grad Year: Groton High School, 2015

College / Grad Year: Vanderbuilt, 2019

 

Name: Ben Goodman

Years at TFF: 2014-2015

High School / Grad Year: Hollis Brookline High School, 2015

College / Grad Year: UPenn, 2019

 

Name: Emilie Newsham

Years at TFF: 2013-2015

High School / Grad Year: Hollis Brookline High School, 2015

College / Grad Year: Purdue, 2019

 

Name: Christine Yu

Years at TFF: 2012-2014

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School South, 2014

College / Grad Year: Brown, 2014

 

Name: Nick Garside

Years at TFF: 2011-2014

High School / Grad Year: Hollis Brookline High School, 2013

College / Grad Year: Ph.D student at Duke

 

Name: Emily Benz

Years at TFF: 2011-2013

High School / Grad Year: Hollis Brookline High School, 2013

College / Grad Year: MIT, 2017

 

Name: Shivani Shendye

Years at TFF: 2012-2013

High School / Grad Year: Nashua High School North, 2013

College / Grad Year: Tufts, 2017