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:
Lucille Capule, Center Director
Lucille is also the owner and Center Director of Mathnasium of Rancho Penasquitos. Prior to opening Mathnasium centers, Lucille worked as a Human Resource Executive of a well known Japanese engineering company in oil & gas industry from various countries. She is a degree holder in Psychology and had experience in the education setting prior to her involvement in the corporate world. After fourteen years in the corporate, she decided to open up her first Mathnasium center to fill in her passion to help kids which she missed. She has seen the fulfillment it brings to have the opportunity to help kids in the community and further develop and regain their lost confidence due to difficulties encountered in school.
Tyler Lopez, Learning Center Instructor
Tyler is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Biology and taking up teaching credentials at Miramar Community College. Tyler also tutors chemistry in his college. He has the passion to help others through teaching and tutoring. Tyler has a very strong comprehension in mathematics and has strong interest in assisting the youth in the community. For Tyler, "the best part of working at Mathnasium is seeing that metaphorical light bulb above a student's head after something you've taught them clicks in their brain. Their eyes light up and they make it visibly noticeable of how proud they are of themselves after they finish working on their material with ease. "
Maura Mayock, Learning Center Instructor
Maura graduated from Western Washington University where she became proficient in math up through differential equations and statistics while earning a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics. She finds the most rewarding part of tutoring is seeing students learn to do hard things and knowing that gaining the ability to overcome challenges will help them in every area of their lives. For Maura: "....The best part of working at Mathnasium is that I have fun at my job every single day!"
John Barnes, Learning Center Instructor
John graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from California State University San Marcos. As a volunteer in 2015 he revived the dormant chess club program at the San Marcos branch library and has remained involved in volunteering with library youth programs since. According to John, "instructing so many different students every day emphasizes their differences in learning style and personality. Navigating the balance between giving a gentle nudge to a student who is close to figuring things out on their own and knowing when to throw out a life preserver is always on my mind. Seeing them reach an "oh!" conclusion moments after telling me they need help and I've only asked them a simple question in response is always satisfying."
Sky Kadakia, Learning Center Instructor
Shailesh - affectionately called by the students as Sky, graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sky has been teaching math for the past three (3) years at other Mathnasiums (Carlsbad and San Marcos). He enjoys teaching Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus to students of Middle School and High School levels. At Mathnasium, there are ample of opportunities to teach kids as well as mature students. For Sky: " As an instructor, it helps when you breakdown problems in simple operations and in coversation mix real life examples while teaching. The best part of working at Mathnasium is you meet lots of students who possess different levels of skills and therefore post special challenges for coaching them. " One of Sky's natural strength is to partition complex problems and explain their solutions to students by using elementary concepts. He gets satisfaction when students apply the skills and tools he introduced to solve sophisticated problems in Mathematics and Science. Outside Mathnasium, Sky has authored and published books about Light wave physics and Astronomy.