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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:

Maya Diakoff, Center Owner/Director

Maya holds a Master's Degree in Chemistry from UCLA and a Bachelor's Degree from Occidental College. Prior to opening her center, she taught chemistry at a local high school for 10 years. She opened Mathnasium of Glendale in early 2015 and she is thrilled to bring Mathnasium to her community. Maya has two young kids of her own, and both will be learning math the Mathnasium way!

 

 

Jennifer Carpinteyro, Community Outreach Coordinator

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Sonoma State University. She was an elementary school teacher for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for several years before becoming a small business owner. She became passionate about Mathnasium after the positive outcome and improvement she saw in her daughters, who have attended since 2016. She is excited to be a member of the Mathnasium team and looks forward to building long-term relationships with local schools and the community.

 

 

Eric Benitez, Assistant Director

School attending: California State University, Northridge 

Major: Mathematics

Hobbies & interests: Photography, traveling

Where I will be in 5 years: Teaching math

What I love about Mathnasium: We give our students the confidence to do math as well as the knowledge to support it.

 

 

 

 

  

Evette Sarokhanian, Assistant Director

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Biology

Hobbies & interests: Camping, traveling

Where I will be in 5 years: Teaching still!

What I love about Mathnasium: Allows me to help give kids that "Oh, I get it!" moment.

 

 

 

 

 
 

AdlaiAdlai, Lead Instructor

School attending: California State University, Northridge 

Major: Physics

Hobbies & interests: Music, exercising, science

Where I will be in 5 years: I hope to be touring with a record label

What I love about Mathnasium: The satisfaction of teaching kids math the way that makes sense to them. 

 

 

Alexis, Lead Instructor

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Biology

Hobbies & interests: Music, reading, cooking

Where I will be in 5 years: Traveling!

What I love about Mathnasium: It's a great learning environment that helps students develop confidence in math!

  

 

Kevin Roxas

Kevin, Lead Instructor

School attended: UCLA

Degree: B.S. in Mircobiology

Hobbies & interests: Cooking, traveling, board games

Where I will be in 5 years: Working in the medical field

What I love about Mathnasium: Sharing my love and knowledge of math with students in a fun and engaging environment.

 

 

Aitana, Instructor

School attending: Hoover High School

Intended major: Business with a minor in dance

Hobbies & interests: Dancing, reading

Where I will be in 5 years: Finishing up my undergraduate degree & working part time at a dance studio

What I love about Mathnasium: The opportunity it gives kids to grow in their understanding of math in a fun and positive way!

  

 

Bryan, Instructor

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Computer Science

Hobbies & interests: Computer programming, playing video games, rollerblading

Where I will be in 5 years: Doing research on artificial intelligence & making video games!

What I love about Mathnasium: It's a fun environment where everyone grows. KIds inspire us and we help guide them to their full mathematical potential.

 

 

Justin, Instructor

School attended: Miami University

Degree: B.A. in Creative Writing

Hobbies & interests: Math, filmmaking, acting, writing, comic books

Where I will be in 5 years: I'll still be making films!

What I love about Mathnasium: It's fun! Math creates strong logical thinking and Mathnasium provides a fun place to learn it.

 

 

Megan, Instructor

School attending: Crescenta Valley High School

Intended major: Math

Hobbies & interests: Tennis, music, swimming, traveling

Where I will be in 5 years: Still in school or studying abroad.

What I love about Mathnasium: Sharing my love of math with the kids and watching each of them develop their own motivation to improve.

  

 

Narek, Instructor

School attending: UCLA

Major: Math/Economics major, Computer Science minor

Hobbies & interests: Reading, excercise

Where I will be in 5 years: Working on a master's program

What I love about Mathnasium: Being able to be a part of the students' journey through mathematics.

 

 

Rebecca, Instructor

School attending: St. Monica Academy

Intended major: Kinesiology

Hobbies & interests: Dance, sailing, skiing

Where I will be in 5 years: I'll be an athletic trainer

What I love about Mathnasium: I love being part of a team of instructors that truly cares for every child and their education.