Mathnasium 1701 Corporate Drive, #C-2, Ladera Ranch CA 92694 (949) 429-3020

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Our Team

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:


Lisa and Paul Anderson, Owners

Lisa and Paul embarked on this journey as the Mathnasium of Ladera Ranch owners 5 years ago and are excited how many students have enjoyed learning math and looking forward to the future mathletes they will meet and teach! Lisa has always had a passion for math education which led her to Mathnasium over 10 years ago, working as a Director for other Mathnasium centers in South Orange County. Lisa has a B.S. degree in Business Management from San Diego State University and worked in the computer manufacturing field for over 10 years as a Materials Manager. Paul has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from UCLA. He has 30 + years of professional experience in Engineering and Computer Science. They are the proud parents of 2 children who were educated in CUSD,  and graduates of SDSU and USC.

Mathnasium Instructor - Claire


Claire, Center Director

Claire is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Mathematics and Business Administration. She is no stranger to tutoring, as she has been a tutor since her freshman year of high school. Claire has always had a knack for mathematics and loves helping people out. In addition, she enjoys working with kids, so she frequently babysits. Outside of school and work, she could always be found at Disneyland, hanging out at the beach, trying trendy new foods and drinks, or her personal favorite, lying in her bed using Netflix. 



Dane, Assistant Center Director

Dane is a graduate from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. He wants to become a teacher because he has always loved to go to school and learn, a passion he wants to pass on to others. Becoming a teacher has always been his dream job. He can't wait till he gets to have his own classroom and teach everyday! Statistics has always been his favorite math subject as it shows how math is applied to everyday life. Dane has a long history with teaching by either tutoring his classmates or by his years of experience coaching wrestling at his local high school. Some of his favorite hobbies are wrestling, video games, reading books for fun, and sleeping! He also loves to go exploring, trying new food, and loves to listen to old school music. 



Noel, Instructor

 Graduate of California State Fullerton with a B.S. Degree


Lindsey, Instructor

Lindsey is a graduate of UC Berkely with a B.A. Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology. Lindsey is hoping to attend medical school to become an OB/GYN, but in the meantime, she loves working with children and teaching math. Math has always been one of Lindsey's favorite subjects, Statistics in particular, because of its application to medicine and real life scenarios. In her free time, Lindsey loves to read, listen to music, and play soccer. Recently, she's been finding new hiking trails and exploring coffee shops both near and far.


Olivia, Instructor 

Olivia is a graduate from Lafayette College with a degree in Neuroscience and a degree in Women's and Gender Studies. Olivia loves the school setting, working with kids, and enjoys watching students grow in their love for learning! During the school day, she works at Philip J Reilly Elementary School as their STEAM teacher, instructing students K-5.  In her free time, Olivia loves to stay active through dance, running, and cycling. She also loves to hang out with her friends over a meal, read, bake, and try different coffee places!




 Christian, Instructor 

Christian is a sophomore at CSU Fullerton after graduating from Tesoro High School(virtually) in 2020.  Christian is majoring in Computer Science and Programming. In middle school, Christian excelled in advanced math classes, and has enjoyed working in advanced classes throughout high school. In his free time, Christian likes to spend time with his family, read the news, and play soccer.  He also spends time traveling outside of California exploring new places.  Some of his favorite trips were to Hawaii, Florida, and Seattle, Washington.  He enjoys hanging out with friends and playing volleyball and ping pong just for fun.



 Andrea, Instructor

Andrea is a senior at Tesoro High School. She loves math and has taken Calculus and Statistics at Tesoro. She's also volunteered at various STEM camps during the summers and loves tutoring! Next year, she will be attending Purdue University to study Cybersecurity. Andrea enjoys playing tennis, reading, and hiking!

Chloe, Instructor

Chloe is a senior at St. Margarets School who will be attending UCSD in fall 2022. 

Carol, Instructor

Carol is a senior at Tesoro High School who will be attending UCLA in fall 2022. She recently finished AP Calculus BC and is currently taking further math classes at Saddleback College. At Tesoro, she plays basketball and is involved in several clubs, like Red Cross. Next year, Carol plans to attend a 4 year university to study biochemistry. She has been tutoring students throughout high school and loves helping others reach their "aha!" moment. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to the beach, playing basketball, camping, and trying new things! And of course, she loves math!



Ethan, Instructor

Ethan is a junior at Tesoro High School.


Hidaya, Instructor

Hidaya is a junior at Tesoro High School and is currently enrolled in AP Calculus BC. She has always loved math and loves helping others learn to love it as well! She hopes to major in Mathematics before earning her medical degree! At Tesoro, she plays tennis and is part of many clubs, including Dear Asian Youth. In her free time, she loves to listen to music, bake, watch movies, and hang out with friends!




Blake, Instructor

Blake is a sophomore at San Juan Hills High School who has been tutoring since 7th grade. He has always enjoyed math and even attended Mathnasium as a student in elementary and middle school to learn more math. Now, he is taking Pre-Calculus and will move onto AP Calculus BC as a junor next year. Blake enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and photography in his free time. He loves to help students with math, as many concepts are applicable in everyday life.