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:
Jessica Saldivar, Center Director
Jessica was formally a Lead Instructor at the Mathnasium in Corona and was the Assistant Center Director for the Mathnasium in Temecula. She studied Neuroscience with an emphasis in Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She plans to attend medical school in route to becoming a pediatric neurosurgeon. Jessica is fascinated with how children develop, both from a neuro-biological perspective, and also in a very practical sense when it comes to discovering new ideas and concepts. It excites Jessica to think about how much more there is to learn and discover about the brain and how much potential each child has to develop and grow. Whether it is a student who is years behind or one that is performing above their grade level, Jessica is always looking to help cultivate the learning process. Jessica also happens to be a lover of the arts. In fact, it was art and music that taught Jessica how fun math could be. To this day, she plays multiple instruments and is always up to learn something new (at the moment it’s Polynesian Dancing and rock climbing).
Zack M., Instructor
Zack comes to us as a Mathnasium alumni once upon a time ago. He was a part of our program when he was younger and has joined our team because of his love for math and helping others. Zack plans to study Biology at the University of California, San Diego and aspires to be a biophysicist. He enjoys nature and wildlife and intends on doing what he can to help preserve it. He has a passion for assisting students in accomplishing their goals and overcoming conflicts whether it pertains to math or other areas of life. Math has always been an easy subject for him and wishes to share that passion with others. His easy-going nature and witty humor allows him to connect with and relate to the students easily. He is a firm believer in making life simple and focusing on the solution rather than the problem.
Jason J., Instructor
Mathmatician..or should we say Math Magician? Jason's love for math and helping students understand difficult math concepts is evident every time he is working in the center. He enjoys working with the kids and helping them grow their appreciation of the subject through math games and showing the students different ways to solve problems. When he is not playing a game of chess in the center or helping students with their homework, he can be found climbing rocks, playing video games, or exploring a new restaurant. To Jason, math problems elicit the same enjoyment he gets when he is solving a puzzle or reading a good mystery book. Next time you find yourself in the center, ask Mr. Jason to show you some math magic tricks and prepare to be amazed.
Emma P., Instructor
Emma knows first hand the power of a great teacher; her love of math blossomed with the guidance of a dedicated and inspiring algebra teacher. Emma enjoys helping others overcome their fears as they struggle with math, turn math from something scary to something beautiful. She hopes to inspire young women to enter STEM careers. She aspires to earn a masters degree in liberal arts education and math in order to one day become an algebra/pre-calculus teacher for high school students. Emma enjoys singing, reading and getting a good workout. Her passion for making others smile and telling corny math jokes makes her a favorite member of the Mathnasium family.
Daniel M. Instructor
Daniel is currently attending the University of California, Riverside and is working towards his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. He loves to share his joy for math with others, which is evident every time he walks into the center. Outside of our learning center, he enjoys spending time with his peers, friends, and family. He is very happy to be at Mathnasium to share his passion for math with kids and has a blast helping them further their knowledge.
Daniel B., Instructor
Daniel, popularly known as "Brownie" or "the Other Daniel", is a musician and an athlete but has always been drawn to math as it is a particular subject that he has excelled in. Capable of understanding complex concepts newly presented to him, Daniel is able to adapt his mind-frame and knowledge to what is best suited for the task at hand, making him an excellent instructor here at our center. With these skills, he is eager to help others conquer even the toughest of problems and make math a little less intimidating here at Mathnasium.
Megan O., Instructor
Megan graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelors Degree in Math-Computer Science. She loves seeing the "lightbulb moment" a child has in the center when a particularly difficult subject starts to make sense. She enjoys taking complex math problems and breaking them into smaller problems that are easier to solve. In Megan's free time, she enjoys going to concerts and reading a good book.
Christian D., Instructor
Christian is your friendly neighborhood instructor who has a passion for learning and helping others in any way possible. His love for math can be traced back all the way to his early kindergarten days when he was first introduced to the wonderful world of numbers. Aside from the fact that math is the universal language, he loves math because the subject always gives him a challenge to overcome. Christian plans to further his studies at the University of California, San Diego where he will pursue a degree in Math and Economics. He someday hopes to become an international economist and work for the United Nations. Outside of the math scene, you can find Christian with either colored pencils or oil pastel in hand, creating a new masterpiece..or binging on TV shows. Christian is always eager to help each student with tricky concepts and furthering their understanding of the math that they are working on in class.
Sophia V., Instructor
Sophia comes to us with a love for teaching and helping students become stronger in their math abilities. She finds math both challenging and useful in our everyday lives. She is currently a student at Mira Costa pursuing her dreams of becoming a math professor. Sophia, or Ms. Sophie as our students like to call her, can be found exploring other talents such as jazz dance and going on food adventures for the next hip boba place. Sophia hopes to use the skills she learns here at Mathnasium to help her become a college math professor or an actuary.
Vishaal R., Instructor
This math guru is a current student at CSUSB and aspires to become a teacher one day. He loves getting puzzled by math problems and wants to share his passion for math with students. His goal is to make students love math instead of hating it. Outside of the math realm, Vishaal enjoys playing sports such as soccer, basketball, and golf, as well as reading math and astrophysics books. He hopes to use his experience here in the center to help him become the best teacher he can possibly be and make a difference with the young minds that will be in his future classroom.
Jenny A., Instructor
Jenny is working towards a double major in both biology and mathematics. She is a math tutor for the Avid program at Murrieta Mesa High School. While in high school at Chaparral, Jenny helped establish a tutoring program for special education students to increase their reading scores. Every year she volunteers as an election officer for elections as a way to participate in her community. She loves helping students who struggle to understand math realize that there is more than one way to approach a math problem. She plans to be a high school teacher and hopes to help students learn to love math just as much as she does.
Brendan S., Instructor
Brendan is our most recent addition to the Mathnasium family and we are excited to have him. He has a thirst for education that can only be satiated by the incredible teachers and students he works with. He believes that math is vital to the world and especially in science, which is why he aspires to become a physics and chemistry teacher. Brendan will be pursuing his dream career at the University of California, San Diego in the fall.