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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:

CenterDirectorAfreen Ahmed, Center Director 

Afreen is the Center Director at Mathnasium of Chatsworth. She has a Master degree in  Math and Science and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Science.  After completing her education, she worked as an assistant to the Professor of Science. She is actively involved in her kid ’s classroom as a parent volunteer, and there she developed passion towards working with children.  

 Her story:

Afreen's relationship with Mathnasium began in early 2016 when she enrolled her daughter in neighborhood Mathnasium learning center. She noticed that within few months her daughter’s overall confidence and interest in Math had spiked dramatically. Afreen was very impressed with the Mathnasium program and realized that there is a need for a place like Mathnasium where students could receive further enrichment and instruction outside of school. She experienced that when students struggle in math, it not only frustrates the parents but also affects students future learning.

Looking at the effectiveness of the Mathnasium method of teaching, Afreen decided to open a Mathnasium center in the Chatsworth area to help the children build a strong foundation in math. She believes that every student can succeed and even excel in math with the proper tools and support. Mathnasium has that amazing method of teaching math to the children in a way that makes math sense them. Afreen is looking forward to empowering the children in the community with the math skills which will boost their confidence level and make them great problem solvers.


Rico  - Lead Instructor

Jesus Rico or better known as "Rico". He is the lead instructor at the Mathnasium of Chatsworth. He is from Los Angeles and moved to Northridge to pursue his degree in mathematics. He is a senior at CSUN, California State University Northridge. He has been working at Mathnasium for about three years now. He is a devoted Math instructor and very familiar with Common Core and Mathnasium Values. He is energetic always enthusiastic to teach and help his students.


Elias is currently a senior at Granada Hills Charter High School. As a high honor and valedictorian candidate he is dedicated to all his studies as a student but has a strong passion for science and math. Ever since the fourth grade, he has wanted to become an engineer and has countless hours working within the STEM field in various volunteering organizations. From working at the Discovery Cube Center to being a Camp Counselor for Fun Under The Sun Summer Camp, his experiences with children have only increased his passion for his goals. As a tutor, he enjoys engaging the students in the learning of math and finding ways to provide each of them with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and ultimately to make math make sense.


He currently enrolled in Moorpark College as a full-time student in the Civil with an impressive 3.8 GPA. Engineering Major. He worked with younger individuals as a Baseball Manager for a local Little League team.  He has high Knowledge in the subject of Mathematics