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:
Christopher Wood, Owner and Center Director
Chris is the Owner and Center Director at Mathnasium of Alameda. Prior to opening his Mathnasium center, Chris was the Assistant Controller, Director for IACP Publishing (Ask.com, Dictionary.com, About.com) in Oakland. With a Bachelors of Science in Finance from San Diego State University, he has worked for more than 14 years as an accountant for various private and public companies including four years as an auditor with KPMG in San Francisco. During this time, he has done extensive coaching, teaching, and problem solving. Realizing the need for more individualized attention and targeted learning in math, Chris decided to bring Mathnasium to the Alameda area. He is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community. Married and father of two boys, Chris also enjoys swimming and plays water polo for a team in the East Bay.
Krystopher Weeton, Lead Instructor
Krystopher Weeton is a computer science student attending Diablo Valley College. Over the past 3 years Krystopher has worked as a private math tutor for college and high school students. Helping his younger sisters with math homework is what originally inspired Krystopher to help students with mathematics and take a position at Mathnasium as an instructor. In his free time, he enjoys board games and reading.
Samantha Wang, Instructor
Samantha has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Univerisity of Southern California. After graduating, she spent five years working in various engineering roles around the country for Verizon. Samantha has always enjoyed math and working with children. She also volunteers as a tutor/mentor in West Oakland. In her free time, she enjoys watching/playing sports, music and traveling.
Daniel Russo, Instructor
Daniel is an active duty Coast Guard Officer at Coast Guard Base Alameda, CA. He received a BS in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina, Columbia and an MS in Marine Science from UNC-W as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Environmental Education and Interpretation. Before Joining the Coast Guard, Daniel worked for various non-profit educational organizations doing outdoor education, throughout the Carolina's and Alaska. Through middle and high school, Daniel struggled with math and it wasn't until he pursued a career in Marine Science did he realize the value of a good foundation in mathematics. He has several years of tutoring experience, tutoring high school and undergraduate students in math and science through UNCW and Huntington Learning Center while pursuing his graduate degree. Now assigned to the Alameda area, Daniel is looking forward to leveraging his prior tutoring and education experience and teaching the Mathnasium way!
Jacob Stahl, Instructor
Jacob Stahl has worked the last 13 years as a Special Education Paraprofessional for an elementary school in Piedmont, CA. When not helping out in the mainstream classrooms, he works in the Math Resource room, teaching number sense and strategies to groups large and small. In his free time, he is currently developing a math card game that is adaptable and engaging for anyone who can add, subtract, multiply and divide. Working title: "Submarine Burritos"
Bimala Bogati, Instructor
Bimala has a degree in Computer Science and minor in Economics from University of California, Davis. She is a recent graduate and working at Mathnasium while preparing for her software engineering interviews. Bimala has more than three years of tutoring experience which included working with high school dropouts as a learning coach at Gateway to College and students with the No Child Left Behind program. Her motivation comes from seeing teaching as an opportunity to empower, encourage and energize a student towards optimism and instill a "can do attitude" in them.
Megan Stiling, Instructor
Megan is a Junior at Encinal High School. She is an honors student and a varsity athlete, playing both water polo and soccer. She is currently taking Honors Precaclulus. Megan has experience working with kids from babysitting and from helping out with her two younger siblings, whom she also helps with math. Megan has always enjoyed math and using logic to understand difficult concepts. She has lived in Alameda her entire life, playing for Alameda Soccer Club and volunteering at Alameda Education Foundation summer camps. In her free time she enjoys painting, drawing, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends.
Alexander Brandt, Instructor
Alexander is a Junior at Alameda High. He is currently taking AP Calculus. He has younger siblings, all of which he helps with their math homework. He enjoys seeing the various practical uses of math that are present all around. He also enjoys photography, music, and reading.
Rebecca Stiling, Instructor
Rebecca is a Junior at Encinal High School and has gained experience working with children through internship programs around Alameda, as well as babysitting. Math has always interested Rebecca, and she enjoys helping students learn new concepts. When Rebecca isn't helping students with math, she enjoys playing soccer, running, and playing guitar.
Griffin Calibach, Instructor
Griffin is a Junior at Alameda High School and since an early age, found math to be intersting and fun. His initial teaching experience was from helping his younger sister with her elementary school math. Outside of the classroom, he helps the community by volunteering for the Alameda Food Bank, and is also a varsity football player. During his free time, he enjoys watching sports, listening to music, and reading.