Mathnasium 734 South Meadows Parkway, Suite 102, Reno NV 89521 (775) 800-7457   diamond@mathnasium.com

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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:

CenterDirectorNeetha Govind, Center Director / Owner

Neetha Govind is the Center Director at Mathnasium Diamond. After hearing and learning about the Mathnasium philosophy and teaching methods, she knew immediately that this is the ideal way for her to serve the children in our community.She strongly believes that kids do not really 'hate math' what they hate, is being frustrated, embarrassed and confused by math.

Neetha is enthusiastic and excited to help your child 'catch-up, keep up and get ahead' in math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them.

 

CenterDirectorStephen Tran, Owner / Instructor

Stephen Tran has a degree from the University Of Santa Barbara, CA as a chemist. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University, Michigan. After graduating from Pharmacy School, he decided to reside in Reno, Nevada and has been working as a Pharmacist in this community for the last 12 years.  He and his wife Sydney together have 3 kids Madison, Jayden and Brandon.

Stephen is very excited about the Mathnasium curriculum becasue it teaches in a way that all great math teachers would if they had time to do so. He looks forward to many 'AHAH' moments with children who just may surprise themselves and develop a love for mathematics also. He is a big believer in the value of number sense in everyday life and can't wait to begin opening kids up to this fun world of math by 'teaching math the way it makes sense to them'. With proper instruction and opportunity, he believes that ANY student can succeed in math.

 

 

 

 

 Veena Veerappan, Instructor 

 Veena is a Computer Science and Engineering Major at UNR. She enjoys building  things, listening to music, baking deserts and reading.

Veena believes that the Mathnasium teaching method makes math easier and more enjoyablefor the students.

 

Fun Facts:

Favorite Math Topic: 

Trigonometry and Pre-calculus

Interesting Fact: 

My birthday is on Halloween

Favorite Math Joke:  

Q: Why is the obtuse triangle always upset ?

A: Because it is never right

 

 Bryce Hunt , Instructor

 Bryce is a Secondary Education Major in Mathematics. He  enjoys creating/making things, drawing, skating and  camping.

 Bryce likes that at Mathnasium we focus on building skills,  not memorizing them.

 
 
 
Fun Facts:

Favorite Math Topic:

Algebra 1 & 2

Interesting Fact:

Bryce has his own T-shirt Line.

Favorite Math Joke:  

Q: sin(gerine) /cos (gerine) 

A: = tan(gerine)

 

 

 Zuriah Quinton, Instructor

 Zuriah is a student stuying Physics at the University of Nevada, Reno. She enjoys running and reading.

Zuriah believes that the Mathnasium system gives students the confidence they need to do well in math.

 
 Fun Facts:

Favorite Math Topic: Algebra

Interesting Fact: Memorized over 80 digits of pi!

Favorite Math Joke:  

Q: What did pi say to pi?

A: Be rational

Q: What did pi say to i?

A: Get real

 Mia Gagne, Instructor

 Mia is a Galena High School Senior who loves to travel. She loves going to high school games, she's a dog lover and 'the office' enthusiast.

Mia's hobbies includes making and editing videos

About Mathnasium Mia says ' I like the way we employ different methods to teach the students to help round out                                    their knowledge (aka manipulatives)

 Fun Facts:

Favorite Math Topic: Alegbra 2

Interesting Fact: Mia has been to over 20 countries

Favorite Math Joke:  look at my tan ! sin/cos

                      

 Erica Kim, Instructor

 Erica is a pre-med Biology Major at UNR. She enjoys listening to music and playing piano.

She like Mathnasium as it gives students the tools and skills to understand and excel in Math.

 
 
 
 
Fun Facts:

Favorite Math Topic: Algebra

 Interesting Fact: Has her black belt in Taekwondo.

 Favorite Math Joke:  Never agree with a 90 degree angle. It's always right!

 

 Iris Kim, Instructor

Iris is a senior at Reno High School and currently working towards college. She loves hiking, photography, writing and traveling. Iris loves spending time with family and loved ones. She does kickboxing and martial arts in her free time. She loves working with kids and this is what drew her to apply at Mathnasium.

Fun Facts:

Favorite Math Topic:  Statistics and Probabilty

Interesting Fact:  She is trilingual

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

Brandon Garcia-Nunez, Instructor

Brandon is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Nevada Reno. He enjoys building machines, tinkering with computers and solving puzzles.

Brandon likes that Mathnasium curriculum is individually structured around each students.

Fun Facts:

Favorite Math Topic:  Algebra 1

Interesting Fact:  Brandon builds and programs robots in his spare time

Favorite Math Joke:  Parallel lines have so much in common, it's a shame they'll never meet