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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:

Vipula Roy and Ashu Agarwal, Center Directors

Vipula and Ashu are the center directors.  Both Vipula and Ashu, believe fully in how awesome the Mathnasium Method is in helping kids understand math and improve their confidence.

Vipula has done MBA with specialization in Technology Management from National University. Math has always been her most favorite subject.

Vipula and Ashu are enthusiastic about helping every child in the Santee community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. They  are committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community.  Both Vipula and Ashu are married to supportive husbands with 1 and 2 kids respectively.  

Vipula's favorite math statements:  

Math is fun. It teaches you life and death information like when you’re cold, you should go to a corner since it’s 90 degrees there.

You know whats odd? Every other number.

Ashu's favorite math quotes:

But in the new (math) approach, the important thing is to understand what you're doing, rather than to get the right answer -- Tom Lehrer.

Life is a math equation. In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert the negatives into positives.


Eric Shults, Instructor     

I am currently a sophomore at UC San Diego majoring in Engineering. I have been a tutor at the El Cajon County Library, and I am also a tutor at my high school. I have taught first grade math up to Calculus III and find that I understand the subject the more I teach.

Hobbies: Reading, Playing Video Games, and Participating in Trivia Competitions

Enjoys: Both Dumb and Artsy Movies, Learning, and Traveling

Math Joke: Why did one-fifth go to the masseuse? Because it was 2/10



Saul Lopez, Instructor        

I am a sophomore at UC San Diego where I am currently majoring in structural engineering. My last two years of highschool, I tutored at local high schools and the surrounding area which led me to tutor here. I believe that math is an extremely important subject and nothing is more rewarding than deepening the understanding of a kid's math skills. 

Hobbies: Soccer, Guitar, Gym, and Video Games

Enjoys: All kinds of food, Traveling, Building Stuff

Math Joke:  Why did I divide sin by tan? Just cos.

 Victoria Chang, Instructor  

I am currently in my last year at San Diego State University majoring in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in

Elementary Education. I am also in the ITEP program at SDSU which means I am getting my teaching credential

alongside my bachelor’s degree! Math has always been my favorite subject growing up, and I have tutored math

ranging from elementary students to high school students since I was in high school. I hope to support all students

in developing their love for math and showing them the math skills they are capable of having! 


Hobbies: Cooking, Anything music related, Hiking with my dog Nova

Enjoys: Trying new food/boba places with friends, Spending time with my family, and Traveling

Favorite Math Joke: Why can’t a nose be 12 inches long? Because then it would be foot!


Ramtin Tajbakhsh, Instructor

I am currently a computer science student at San Diego Mesa College. During the last three years, I had a deep passion for math and loved working on challenging math questions. I worked as a voluntary tutor at my high school for 2 years and I'm happy that this opportunity is given to me to pass on my knowledge.

Hobbies: Reading, Piano, Gym, Anime

Enjoys: Writing, Thinking about absolute nonsense, staring into space

Math Joke: What did the triangle say to the circle? "You are pointless!"


Jasin Cekinmez, Instructor  

I am currently a junior at West Hills High School. I am President and Founder of the Math Club at the school and just in general I love helping students with academics. I am a Calculus 2 student at Grossmont College. So I am competent in teaching that. Math has interested me since I was a little kid. So by being an instructor I can really share my love of math with other students.

Hobbies: Basketball, Volleyball Playing video games, solving challenging math problems

Enjoys: Turkish and Mexican food, speaking other languages and cartoon shows

Favorite Math Joke: Why doesn’t this conservation ever end? Because it always goes on a tangent.


Nadeen Morsi, Instructor 

I am a high school senior at Scripps Ranch High School and am looking to major in Biomedical Engineering. I enjoy reading novels of various genres and love to play chess. Math has always been my favorite subject and I look forward to helping students excel in it! 

Hobbies: reading, cooking, chess

Enjoys: math, robotics, cooking, writing

Favorite Math Joke: What is a math teacher's favorite snake?- A pi-thon


Yousif Bedaweed, Instructor

Hello! My name is Yousif and I am a second year college student attending Grossmont College. I am studying computer science in hopes of becoming a software engineer. Software engineering has always been a dream of mine and it goes very hand-in-hand with math which has been my favorite subject since elementary school. I am excited to get to know and help students during my time here.

Hobbies: playing piano, violin, composing, and painting

Enjoys: math, coffee, and learning

Favorite Math Joke: Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven, eight, nine!

Chase Lowell, Instructor

I’m a Christian student at Santana High who has spent my whole life surrounded by kids. My hope as a tutor is that I can help a bunch of people gain a positive association with math and love it as much as I do. I will be attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville next year majoring in cybersecurity. When I’m not at the center or school I’m home or with my church family at Newsbreak,Tierrasanta.

Hobbies: video games, anime, anything nerdy.

Enjoys: the feeling of overcoming failure, my church, a good book.

Favorite Math Joke: What’s a math teacher’s favorite type of tree? Geometryra


Douglas Frattini Edwards, Instructor (photo-coming soon)

I am a high school senior and soon to be an undergraduate studying computer science at the
University of California, Los Angeles. I’ve always loved math, and have been a math tutor for
the High Tech Schools Point Loma Campus for over three years working with students on math
ranging from 1st grade fractions to college-level calculus. I believe that all people are capable of
becoming excellent mathematicians, and as an attentive and thoughtful instructor I hope to lead
more students to achieving their mathematical goals.

Hobbies: Running, triathlon racing, programming, swimming with my dog
Enjoys: Exercising with friends, Taco Tuesday, snowy weather, and hiking in mission trails
Favorite Math Joke: Why are obtuse angles so sad? Because they’re never right.