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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:

CenterDirectorTim Walton, Center Director and Co-Owner

Tim is the Center Director and Co-Owner at Mathnasium of La Verne. Prior to opening this Mathnasium center, Tim worked as a substitute teacher and was the executive vice president of an educational non-profit based in Seattle. He has an Master's Degree from Naropa University and a Bachelor's Degree from U.C. Santa Barbara. Tim has always enjoyed math, and is enthusiastic about helping every child in the La Verne community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. He has taught and tutored children of all ages, and he is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community. Tim is married to Tamara Walton, who is the other co-owner of Mathnasium of La Verne.


CenterDirectorTamara Walton, Co-Owner

Tamara is the other Co-Owner at Mathnasium of La Verne. She is currently a 6th grade teacher at Badillo Elementary School in Covina, CA.  Tamara has a Master's Degree from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor's Degree and Teaching Credential from California State University Fullerton. Tamara believes that a good education allows students to achieve their maximum potential in life, and since Mathnasium allows for kids to learn math in a unique and fun way, it’s a perfect match!


 Danielle LaVine, Instructor

Danielle recently graduated from San Dimas High School and is now currently an honors student at Cal Poly Pomona studying Applied Mathematics and Statistics.  She believes that a strong understanding of mathematical concepts can strengthen a student’s understanding of any subject and hopes to be able to share her love of mathematics with students and inspire them to view math not as a chore, but as something truly interesting and fun that can be applied to an array of different ventures in life.

 Jessica Mendoza, Instructor

Jessica recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. in Mathematics. She is going to be getting her teaching credentials in the fall. Her hope is to one day be a high school math teacher. She wants to show kids that math is not just something that is hard, but can also be fun. Jessica also hopes to be able to show kids that math is not just for the classroom, but is used in everyday life.

Elaine Hemenway, Instructor

Elaine is a semi-retired math teacher with experience in elementary through high school and community college and university. She has a Master's Degree in Math from the University of Santa Clara and a California Teaching Credential. She believes that when an individual student's strengths and weaknesses are addressed specifically with that student, the "aha" moments happen naturally and continue to happen. Anxiety and resistance melt away. Luckily, this can carry over to any and all areas of life.