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:
Tuyet Dang, Center Director
My name is Tuyet Dang and I am the Center Director here at Mathnasium of Westwood. I graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After teaching preschool at UCLA’s University Village for a year, and seeing the difference I was able to make in helping children reach their academic goals, I then decided to pursue a career in education. I earned my Masters in Education, with an emphasis on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. During my graduate studies, I volunteered and then worked with an after-school program for underprivileged middle school students, where I taught math, chess, college counseling, and my personal favorite, cooking class. Missing sunny Southern California, I then moved back to Westwood, where I taught preschool for several years at UCLA's Krieger Center. As a proud Bruin, I am now thrilled to be here at Mathnasium of Westwood, where I can serve families in my neighborhood and continue to help children achieve their dreams.
Grace, Assistant Director
Grace is a second year Psychobiology Major and Spanish Minor at UCLA. She is originally from Huntington Beach, and tutored various subjects including math throughout high school. In the past, she taught English at underprivileged villages in her parents' hometown of Taiwan. She loves to travel and explore new cultures and foods. She can often be found at the beach watching the sunset, or spending time with friends and family. She plans to work in medicine and travel the world, helping the underserved communities that need it most.
Caleb, Assistant Director
Caleb is currently first year psychobiology student at UCLA pursuing a career in radiology. He grew up in Simi Valley, California and has been a Southern California resident all his life. During high school, Caleb has worked as a tutor for various subjects such as biology and math. Aside from his professional and educational life, Caleb enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and actively serving as a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health honor society. New to Mathnasium, Caleb hopes to use his enthusiasm for math and learning in general to foster understanding in other students.
Chelsey, Lead Instructor
Chelsey has lived in Southern California her entire life and is a senior at Loyola Marymount University. She always had a knack for numbers, which is what made her decide to major in pure mathematics. She has been working at Mathnasium for roughly a year and absolutely loves it. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends and tanning at the beach.
Courtney, Lead Instructor
Courtney is a Lead Instructor at Mathnasium of Westwood and very passionate about working with kids. She is a Psychology Major with a Math Minor for Secondary Education at UCLA. In High School, Courtney loved to tutor fellow students in math. She also participated in Girl Scouts, volleyball, and musical theater. At UCLA, Courtney is a member of Awaken Acapella and an instructor at Math Circle, a weekly math class for advanced 3rd and 4th graders, founded by a UCLA math professor. In her free time, Courtney loves to sing and dance. In the future, Courtney wants to be a High School Math Teacher and hopefully specialize in Calculus.
Kei is a third-year student at UCLA majoring in microbiology and minoring in global studies. She loves working with kids and has tutored a variety of students since high school. In the past, she also served as a YMCA camp counselor and a TA for an class of English as a Second Language students. Outside of class and Mathnasium, Kei assists in a cardiology research lab, teaches CPR, and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health honor society. In her spare time, she loves to go on runs, attend concerts and explore LA.
Rayna is a second-year Psychobiology student at UCLA. She is from Arcadia, California, and was a "mathlete" on the Arcadia High School Math Team. She helps teach toddlers sign language and absolutely loves working with kids, hoping to carry her passion into her future career as a pediatrician. Rayna also interns at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center, works at UCLA's Early Care and Education Center, and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health honor society at UCLA. In her spare time, she likes to grab food with friends, play piano, sing, or just take a nap!
Anna is a fourth year student at UCLA majoring in molecular, cell, and developmental biology. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, and enjoys discovering new places and different foods in the city. She hopes to become a doctor in the future but will be taking some time off before attending medical school. During that time, Anna plans to travel around the world and go on more hikes around LA.
Ty grew up in Redondo Beach and graduated from Redondo Union High School in 2014. He tutored Algebra II in high school and has informally tutored calculus since. After attending Boston University for the last two years, he now attends UCLA where he majors in Applied Mathematics with a Specialization in Computing. When not at work, Ty enjoys listening to and playing music, bowling, and playing board and card games.
Karina has been an instructor for Mathnasium for about two years. She loves working with kids! She is a first-year student at UCLA as a business-economics major and a minor in math. Karina is on the UCLA women's rugby team and likes to volunteer or go to the beach in her spare time.
Francois is a third year student at UCLA majoring in Psychobiology and minoring in Society and Genetics. She has tutored a variety of subjects throughout high school and loves learning about any subject, including math. Her love of math was inspired by her high school calculus teacher. Outside of Mathnasium, she works in a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology research lab, volunteers at the hospital, and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health honor society at UCLA. She often found snacking or napping in her free time