Mrs. Mary Panam
Instructor of Mathematics
Since 2012, lab physicist and math coach Mary (Marina) Panam has helped hundreds of students excel on the SAT math test and succeed in college-prep math courses. In 2020 she began offering rigorous, top-notch math instruction for BHSC students. Mrs. Panam teaches BHSC high school math classes: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, and, if there is enough interest, Calculus.
Mrs. Panam earned her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics (specialization in Optics) from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and her Master’s in Physics (specialization in Microelectronics) through a joint program between Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She was part of a published research team that worked on defense projects. Mary graduated with honors and was the recipient of the NSF Research Fellowship. She also worked as a physics lab instructor at Rutgers University and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
After marrying, she moved to Texas and worked as a physics instructor at ITT Technical College. She stopped working to homeschool her children and is now a mother of three boys. To fulfill her love of teaching she started Sigma Learning Center in 2012. Mary has since taught hundreds of children ranging from 6th to 12th grade in the Missouri City area. She most enjoys teaching Mathematics and Physics as well as SAT coaching. Mary is also a public speaker and musician. She has worked in youth ministry for 22 years through an international Catholic movement known as Jesus Youth. She is also active in her parish—assisting in Catechesis, giving talks, speaking to the youth, and assisting in marriage preparation courses. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, music, knitting, and listening to audio books.