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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:

Eric Benitez, Center Director

With Mathnasium since 2015

School attended: California State University, Northridge

Degree: BA in Mathematics

Hobbies & interests: Photography, traveling

What I love about Mathnasium: We give students the confidence to do Math, as well as the knowledge to support it

 

 

 
 

Bryan Fajardo, Assistant Director

With Mathnasium since 2017

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Computer Science

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

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.

 

 

 

Cathy Velasquez, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2014

School attending/attended: University California, San Diego/ California State University, Los Angeles

Degree: B.S. in Biology/working towards my Teaching Credential

Hobbies & Interests: Jogging, baking

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping students learn and master content that is differentiated to meet their needs at a pace that is best for them.

 
 

 

 

 

Michael Domingo, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2014 

School attending: California State University, Los Angeles

Major: Applied Mathematics

Hobbies & interests: Dance classes, bowling with friends, working out at the gym.

What I love about Mathnasium: I love how Mathnasium teaches math to the students in a way that makes sense to them. They don't just learn what to do, but also why they do it.

 
 
 
 

Noah Pennington, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2017

School attending: Occidental College

Major: Politics/Economics, Japanese Minor

Hobbies & interests: Soccer, Ukelele, Mock Trials/Law, and Video Games

What I love about Mathnasium: I love being able to work with children and showing them how fun Math is. I love being able to help them through a difficult problem and seeing the excitement on their faces after solving it.

 

 

 

Maya Diakoff, Co-Owner

With Mathnasium since 2014; before starting with Mathnasium, Maya taught high school for 10 years

School attended: Occidental College & UCLA

Degree: MS in Chemistry

Hobbies & interests: Astronomy, roller skating

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping kids aquire the tools they need in order to become advanced math students.

Maya is also the co-owner of the Glendale Mathnasium. She opened the Glendale location in 2015 and took over the Eagle Rock center in January of 2018.

 

 

Jennifer Carpinteyro, Community Outreach Coordinator

With Mathnasium since 2016; Jen is also a business owner and is a former elementary school teacher.

School attended: Sonoma State University

Degree: BA in International Studies

Hobbies & interests: Spending time with friends & family

What I love about Mathnasium: I became passionate about Mathnasium after the positive outcome and improvement I saw in my daughters, who have attended since 2016