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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:

Chris, Center Director

Chris graduated from Faulkner State Community College with a degree in engineering and majored in Mechanical Engineering at The University of South Alabama.  Throughout his career math has been a major part of his success and has given him the ability to be a problem solver.  He loves how math gives our minds the abilities to problem solve not only in numbers but in every day life situations.  In his free time he enjoys coaching and mentoring others in business, sports, and in life.  He has a strong sports background which gives him the tools to coach, create a team atmosphere, and pull out the talents of others on and off the field.  He believes every person has the ability to be great and successful with the right coach and/or mentor in their life.  He loves to win and with the right tools and teammates around , he believes we can all win!

Mitchell, Assistant Director 

Mitchell is currently a fourth year at California State University Long Beach. He is currently majoring in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, and has loved math for as long as he could remember. He loves seeing the students come through the door every day and strives to explain mathematical concepts in the simplest and most efficient way possible whether it be for children still finger counting or high school or college students pulling their hair out in Calculus. He finds great enjoyment of applying the mathematics hes learned into modeling real world situations or events and hopes to inspire others to love math as much as he does. 

lsmael, Lead Instructor 

Ismael has an Associates in Mathematics and in Physics from Cypress College. He currently attends CSUF as a Mechanical Engineering major. Before working for Mathnasium, he was an assisstant plumber/ electrician /handy-man and a Math tutor (algebra geometry, algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Linear Algebra with Differential equations) and Physics tutor (mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, simple harmonic motion, statics, dynamics, etc.) at Cypress College. Ismael have been in martial art for 13 years. During his free time, he enjoys reading comic books and plays video games. 

 Ken, Instructor

Ken studied environmental engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He has worked with the Mathnasium teaching method for three years and believes that math, science, and art can form a strong bond to understanding the core concepts being taught in our k-12 curriculum.  He is motivated by the high energy atmosphere of our teaching center, and draws on experience from years of tutoring in math, piano, and physics. His main goal is to make the Mathnasium lessons enjoyable and productive for all of the students.

Mary, Instructor 

Mary is an outgoing, fun-loving person who was born and raised in the Philippines. She moved to the U.S. in May of 2006 and has lived in Lakewood, California ever since. She recently graduated from Mayfair High School with highest honors this past June and will be attending UC Irvine to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences in the fall. Mary’s goal is to someday become a neurologist and to streamline her focus on autoimmune diseases in hopes of contributing to finding cures. She has always believed that her main purpose in life is to help others out in any way she can, and because of this, Mary spent her four years of high school actively volunteering with Key Club, Red Cross and the student government (ASB). As a part of the Mathnasium team, she is able to continue fulfilling her purpose and is excited to instill a better understanding as well as a greater enthusiasm for math within the students.

Victoria, Instructor

Vicki is currently a third year at California State University Long Beach. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Education. Ever since she was young, her future dream was to become an elementary school teacher. To reach that goal, she has constantly occupied herself with opportunities to work with kids. From her high school years till now, Vicki has volunteered in many elementary schools and summer camps to enrich her learning experience with children. She believes that teaching is like a two-way street. She is helping her students learn and they are helping her learn as well. Whether it is babysitting, teaching piano, or tutoring math, working with kids is one of her top enjoyments in life. In her leisure time, she likes to draw, make crafts, play piano, and pet dogs.

Kaila, Instructor

Kaila is currently a senior at John F. Kennedy High School. She has worked with kids through volunteering at Tiger Woods Learning Center and assumed leadership skills through her positions as co-captain of the JFK tennis team. Kayla enjoys playing tennis and strives to strengthen her skills in digital arts. While art is one of her main passions, math will always be Kayla's top priority.


Jacob, Instructor 


Talmon, Instructor