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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:

CenterDirectorSang Batoff, Owner and Center Director 

Sang is the Owner and Center Director at Mathnasium of Novato. Prior to opening her Mathnasium center, Sang worked as a branch manager for U.S. Bank for 8 years in Novato and San Rafael. Sang also taught junior high school math for 12 years. She double majored in Mathmatics and Music at Hamilton College. Sang is passionate about helping the children of this community get excited about math. She is married with two sonsand loves living in Novato.

 

Claire Snyder, Assistant Director 

Claire is an avid lover of Algebra who jumps at every opportunity to help others enjoy it as much as she does. Her love of math started at an early age and has carried her to London where she studied Advanced Mathematics at the University College of London. She has a bit of a travel bug and loves visiting Japan, but she always finds herself coming back to her first love – math. She hopes to be a positive force at Mathnasium and spread the word that math can be quick, easy, and – most importantly – fun!

 

Jeremy Hoffman, Instructor 

Jeremy is the very first instructor here at Mathnasium of Novato. He recently graduated from high school with AP Calculus fresh in mind and is continuing his education in Computer Science at the Santa Rosa Junior College. He enjoys everything about mathmatics: learning it, using it, and teaching it! His other interests include making puzzles and games... and writing in the third person about himself. 

  

Phil Klempner, Instructor 

When Phil was young, he discovered math through Bell’s “The Queen of the Sciences”. He received his degrees in theoretical physics and mathematics in South Africa. Phil taught remedial math and then later worked in electronics. Plato’s remark, “What does one know of math, who only knows math” led him to meditate in India and develop the understanding that one needs to share what one has to live fully. So, a main direction for him now is to share how to move from cannot to can in math and otherwise.

 

Zachary Adams, Instructor 

Since Zachary was young, he has always enjoyed math and science. When people asked him what he wanted to become, he would say an astronomer because he wanted to study and understand the stars. Zachary graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Astrophysics. He also loves to travel and experience new places. He has gone on trips to Europe and South America. Zachary is looking forward to the opportunity to share his enthusiasm for math and problem solving as an instructor at Mathnasium.

 

Trevor Glynn, Instructor 

Trevor has lived in California his whole life, and he has loved math since middle school. While earning his degree in Mathematics at UC Davis, he discovered that he has a knack for teaching. Now, he plans to become a math teacher, so he can show his studens that there is more to math than number crunching. In his spare time, Trevor enjoys reading, programming, and riding his bike.

Yohan Bosworth, Instructor 

Yohan is currently studying Computer Sciences at College of Marin. He also volunteers as a Pokemon Professor teaching kids how to enjoy the game of Pokemon here in Novato. Ever since he can remember, Yohan has always loved games. While fun and stimulating, games also develop analytical, lateral and critical thinking skills. The challenge of learning and mastering games has always been his hobby, and Yohan loves the interaction created when teaching, learning, and even competing with others. Yohan believes that learning is personal, engaging, and inspiring. He commits himself to this philosophy when he is working with the students at Mathnasium. "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
 

Neil Valdoz, Instructor 

Neil earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis in December 2016 and currently works at BioMarin Pharmaceutical here in Novato. He wants to build a career in biotechnology because he strives to be a part of a growing industry where it constantly pushes the boundaries of modern medicine to find solutions for diseases. Since studying an engineering discipline, Neil truly believes that math is incredibly important and having a strong foundation in it is fundamental. He wants to help teach young minds about math and provide them the skills and knowledge to solve any mathematical problem that they may face in the classroom and in life.