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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:

Brian Kaye, Center Director 

 Brian earned his Bachelor's degree from California State University Northridge.  Brian understands what it means to struggle with math because he used to struggle with math too, and he had to work very hard at it, eventually taking calculus in college. He is happy he now has the opportunity to help kids of all levels to grasp mathmatical concepts that they find new or difficult by approaching math in creative ways.  Learning has always been fun for Brian even though it wasn't always easy, he hopes he can spread that joy for learning and help show how good and rewarding it feels to challenge your mind.



Kristen Holt, Lead Instructor 

Kristen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of La  Verne. Math has always been one of her favorite subjects and she hopes to inspire others to have a passion for math as well. Kristen also likes learning about new innovations in science and technology and is constantly looking forward to what will be possible in the  future. 



Ilker Loza, Instructor 

Ilker first found his passion for math when he took calculus and he wants to show others how math is reflected in the world around them. He is currently a student at College of the Canyons seeking to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. He loves exercising, reading, exercising, video games, a little more exercising. He loves to learn and wants to learn everything from doing back flips, to cooking, to mastering foreign language.  He hopes to share that love of learning with the students at Mathnasium.


Elise Lueck, Instructor 

Elise is studying at College of The Canyons with a major in Biomedical Engineering. She enjoys math and wants to help others to undertand math so they can enjoy it too. Elise performs as Elsa at Disney Princess birthday parties for children on the wekends and she also enjoys listening to music.  



Clarissa Nassar, Instructor 

Clarissa is majoring in Biochemestry at California State University Northridge. She hopes to become a researcher in the field of genetic based diseases. Clarissa has a passion for math and wants to help others learn to like then love, and develope a passion for it too. In her free time Clarissa likes to cook and watch movies.



Justin Robert, Instructor 

Justin is currently studying at College of The Canyons and pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. Math has always been a strong subject for Justin, and he hopes to help others to better understand math and to be less intimidated by the subject. Justin wants to be involved with new innovations and technologies especially when relating to leveraging the power of computers. He also enjoys hanging out with his friends and being active in sports. 


 Daniel Spencer, Instructor 

Daniel or Danny is pursuing a math degree at College of The Canyons. Math and its applications has always fascinated Danny, and he enjoys sharing his fascination with others. He loves video games, and fun facts about random topics.  




Qing Yin, Instructor 

At Mathnasium, Qing is known by his last name Yin. He is currently a College of the Canyons student majoring in mathematics and computer science. He has worked as a private tutor during high school and has always enjoyed using his abilities to help others. In his free time Yin enjoys writing, being with friends and just experiencing life by meeting new people. In the future he hopes to become a pioneer in some exciting new field of technology and to help people everywhere live better. Yin greatly enjoys learning new things and believes that teaching is another step in the learning process.  

We can't wait to Make Math Make Sense for your child!