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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, Lead 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, Lead 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.


Nishi Intwala, Instructor

Nishi recently graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and a Minor in Math. Having studied math for so long, she appreciates its many and varied uses in all aspects of life and wishes to extend that knowledge to others in the hope that they will come to value it as a powerful tool and ultimately have fun using it.

 


Jacob Oberschelp, Instructor

Jacob Oberschelp just transferred from Saddleback Community College with Associate's Degrees in Mathematics and Physics. He is currently a mechanical engineering student at Cal Poly Pomona and is an active member of the Baja SAE race team there. Jacob loves teaching math because it can be used to solve almost any problem in the real world and can lead you to so many great places!

 


Zoe Walker, Instructor

Zoe recently graduated from San Dimas High School and is currently attending Cal Poly Pomona where she is in the Kellogg Honors College and majoring in Biochemistry. Involvement in the sciences has resulted in a strong emphasis on math throughout her education and she appreciates math for its use and applications in all facets of life. She enjoys learning about and helping others to understand the amazing tool that is math and helping those who once struggled, come to appreciate and even enjoy math.


Grant Francis, Instructor

Grant is a recent graduate from University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and will be continuing his studies at Utrecht University working towards his Master's. He believes mathematics is a powerful tool that can be used for solving life's everyday problems, and any moment can be a moment to learn something new. Grant enjoys teaching math because there is nothing better than helping a student achieve that "ah-ha" moment when they finally understand the concept.