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:
Ashley Patterson, Center Director
Ashley has been with Mathnasium since November 2014 starting at the Fullerton location as an Instructor, Team Leader, and Center Director. Her favorite part of working with Mathnasium is seeing students’ progress in both their math skills and their confidence. Prior to Mathnasium, she was a private math tutor for 3 years, students grade 2 through 12, with great results. She graduated from the University of Redlands where she received a B.A. in Communicative Disorders. Ashley has 2 younger sisters and 8 younger cousins, and she believes this has helped her develop an understanding of how children think and learn math concepts. In her spare time she likes to sing, dance, or just say home, watch T.V. and relax.
Elaine Walker, Associate Director
Elaine is a student from Santiago Canyon College with an Associates in Chemistry, Math, and Art. She enjoys working with kids and showing them that math can be as fun as playing a game. In her spare time she plays video games, takes Polaroid pictures, watches anime, and solves puzzles. She hopes to transfer to UC to finish her major in Chemistry.
Cynthia Parks, Lead Instructor
Cynthia graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a degree in Mathematics. Math is her favorite subject, and she is excited to be working at Mathnasium to share her enthusiasm for math with our students. In her free time she enjoys playing computer games, watching anime, and going to Disneyland.
Eric Arellano, Instructor
Eric graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Applies and Computational Mathematics. He has been tutoring math for 8 years and enjoys teaching kids how helpful and practical math is. He also works at Disneyland as aparade performer and is a part of a hip hop dance team. In his spare time, he enjoys playing volleyball, gaming and watching movies.
Hannah Duckworth, Instructor
Hannah Duckworth is a student at Chapman University double majoring in Accounting and Business Administration. Math has always been her favorite subject and she is excited to show others how math can positively affect people’s lives. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and participating in Chapman’s Accounting Society and Investment Group.
Andrew Dorzok, Instructor
Andrew is a computer engineering major at Cal Poly Pomona. He has always had a natural ability with numbers and mathematical concepts. He wants to share his enthusiasm for math with students that find the subject difficult and inspire them to exceed their own expectations. When Andrew is not at school or Mathnasium, he spends his time at the gym or playing video games.
Rachal Hasson, Instructor
Rachal is a student at Cal State Fullerton and is working towards a degree in math with a teaching concentration. She has always been interested in math and enjoys spending time with kids. In her free time she enjoys running, going to the beach, and watching movies.
Jared MacShane, Instructor
Jared graduated from University of California Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s in Mathematics. He takes great pleasure in getting kids excited about math and unlocking their potential. He believes math is a fantastic way to develop logic and critical thinking skills. Jared also enjoys backpacking and all sorts of games.
Blake McWilliam, Instructor
Blake is a Computer Science student at Irvine Valley College. He hopes to spread his love for math and problem solving with students so that they might share the same enthusiasm for the subject. In his spare time he likes to write music, hike, and scuba dive.
Adam Bender, Center Relationships Coordinator
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