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:
We recruit instructors who not only have an educational background in math, but those who are enthusiastic and passionate about teaching math because we find they communicate best with 1-12 students. Our team is comprised of students and graduates from UC Los Angeles, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Monica College, CS Dominguez Hills, Cal Poly Pomona, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Tutor majors and degrees include mathematics, applied statistics, economics, accounting, biology, and engineering.
Eti & Leron Azeroual, Center Directors/Owners
Eti Azeroual and her husband Leron moved to Los Angeles, California in 2005 from Toronto, Canada. They graduated with BAs in Pure Mathematics and Education from University of Toronto. They both taught at LAUSD for over 10 years. Eti’s and Leron’s passion for math lead to open a Mathnasium to help students learn math. They understand the importance of having a strong mathematical foundation. They strongly believe that regardless of the child's future career choices, it is imperative that the child has a solid understanding of mathematical concepts and not mere memorization of formulas and procedures. Eti and Leron are residents of Playa Vista and have two beautiful young children. They would consider it a privilege and an honor to help the children of El Segundo and nearby communities develop confidence and a positive attitude towards mathematics through the Mathnasium Method.
Mirza Chacon, Center Director
Mirza graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. She has wanted to be a Math teacher since elementary school and is planning on returning to school next year for her MA in Education. Mirza tutored Calculus senior year of high school and spent three years before Mathnasium doing community-based STEM research projects with high school students. In her spare time, she loves working on puzzles and watching movies, especially sci fi and historically-based movies. Now Mirza enjoys working at Mathnasium because she understands the importance of teaching math in a way that any child can comprehend. She believes the Mathnasium method’s use of manipulatives and number sense focus will be the biggest influence to her when creating her own teaching method.
Trevor graduated from Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He keeps himself busy working multiple jobs and keeping his pet goldfish alive. In his spare time, he likes to work on DIY home projects and attempts to stay active by running and playing basketball. Before Mathnasium, he worked as a robotics teaching assistant and graduate course grader at Cal Poly. Now Trevor enjoys teaching using the Mathnasium method, using a more hands-on approach to understanding concepts through manipulatives which include a plethora of drawings.
Sheryl is a student at California State University, Long Beach and she is studying to become a Biomedical Engineer. In her spare time, Sheryl enjoys reading and watching movies. Since grade 7, Sheryl has tutored younger students in Mathematics, Science, and English and tutored some of her peers in Pre-Calculus during high school. Sheryl enjoys working at Mathnasium because she likes knowing that she is helping students understand a subject that is typically seen as “difficult” and make it fun and easier for them.
Jean Gasca (“Jeanie”) has been a math and science teacher over 25 for years. She has taught 3rd-10th grade students in private schools, and middle- and high-school students in charter schools, all in the Los Angeles/South Bay area. She studied Biology for her B.A. at UCLA and Engineering Systems (essentially applied math) for her M.S., also at UCLA; during her master’s program, she taught “Patterns of Problem Solving” in the Engineering School at UCLA, both as a grad student and as a Lecturer. Her California single-subject teaching credentials are in foundational math, foundational science and biological science. She spent 4 years as a systems analyst for an engineering consulting firm, where she wrote computer programs to predict the probabilities of failure of nuclear power plant components and systems due to hypothetical earthquakes of different magnitudes, and other programs to estimate the costs to insurance companies after earthquakes of different magnitudes. When she is not teaching, she loves to read, garden and play jazz piano. She also loves to play with her pets, a cockatiel named Piper, an orange tabby cat named Geoffrey and a black and white tuxedo cat named Pounce. She is married to her husband Gary, who was also a Lecturer at UCLA, and they have 2 kids, Kevin, who is a special-effects film editor right now for “Supergirl” on TV, and Emily, who is a software engineer at Facebook..
Shauna is a student at California State University, Long Beach and is studying to become an accountant. When she is not working or doing schoolwork, Shauna likes to play with her dog and watch movies. She has tutored kindergarten through high school students. Shauna enjoys working at Mathnasium because she can help students understand math concepts that they once struggled with. She loves seeing the student’s face when they finally get it, and it all makes sense.
Joey is a student at El Camino Community College studying Chemistry. He has worked with students of all ages. Whether that be through an internship with an Upward Bound program where he tutored high school students through a six weeklong summer college course or was doing community service helping elementary school students better understand math. His passion for helping others and love for math has led him to Mathnasium. In his free time he hangs out with family and friends
Kate graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in the Spring of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics. She has had a passion for math since elementary school, and for tutoring since high school. In her senior year of college she was a tutor at a Mathnasium center in the bay area. After moving back to Southern California she missed Mathnasium and started working at our center. In her free time she enjoys swimming, reading, and hiking.
he best way to see if we are a good fit for your child’s needs is to visit our center, meet the instructors and try out our program. This is not an observation session, but a full Mathnasium Tutoring Session.
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