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:
Wes was born and raised in Redding, California. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his education and recently graduated from UCLA with a degree in Math. He has spent the last seven years working with kids as a swim teacher, a tutor and even as an archery instructor. Kids are his favorite thing in the world but children are a close second! He is excited and humbled by the opportunity to change kids' lives on a daily basis and can't wait to get to know you and your student! When he's not crunching numbers at Mathnasium, Wes enjoys running, reading and expanding his culinary repertoire. He is currently working on improving his coding abilities and filling a book with artwork! Stop on in and say hi!
Nabila, Assistant Director
Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Nabila moved to LA about a year ago to experience life on the West Coast. Her love of science and health care led to her bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in psychology, and master's degree in public health. Growing up, she always had an interest in mathematics and enjoyed helping others understand it as well. With previous experience in math tutoring, Nabila is glad to have the opportunity to get back into it at Mathnasium. In her free time, she loves to travel, hike, play sports, and create art.
Jackie Rivera, Lead Instructor
Jackie finished her Associate’s degree in Education and this Fall of 2016, she will be transferring to California State University, Los Angeles to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Mathematics. She is also aiming to have double credentials, K-6 and 7-12th grade. She used to struggle in Math herself but one teacher changed her life and found passion in teaching. She has volunteered in a number of elementary schools for three years as a teacher’s assistant. Some of her hobbies are cooking, hiking, and reading.
Jovy Santos, Instructor
Jovy received her Associate of Arts in Science at Los Angeles Pierce College, and is currently pursuing her B.A. in Chemistry at California State Northridge. She has always found Math to be a fun and challenging subject to learn and teach, and she consistently strives to better the student’s relationship with Math. She’s a huge lover of nature and animals, and she loves to would watch old movies, listen to music, and spend time with her friends during her spare time.
Born and raised in Northridge, Ryan became a math fanatic after he found a safe haven from his hectic home of four older sisters through numbers. He has spent his high school years as both a peer mentor and a private tutor, assisting others in topics ranging from counting fractions and "solving for x" to trigonometry and calculus. He will be entering his first year at UCLA where he hopes to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry. He loves teaching because it not only humbles him and improves his skills as an educator and mathematician, but it also allows him to have fun while interacting with kids and their vibrant personalities. When he's not crunching numbers, Ryan enjoys practicing his trumpet, reading, and playing video games.