Mathnasium 100 Grand Lane, #C, Foster City CA 94404 (650) 242-7650

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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:

Emily Paras, Center Director

Emily has been with Mathnasium since early 2017, and has grown from a Math Instructor to  be the Center Director at Foster City.  She always loved teaching, and even as a child she would help with her peers.  She currently attends the College of San Mateo, and planning to major in Economics in college. If she's not working or at school, you can most likely find her on the golf course or at the beach.



Angie Yuan, Owner/Managing Director 

Angie started her career in Silicon Valley for Internet/Software companies and consulted for multiple startups in marketing, operations and funding strategies. Angie has been an active member in multiple start-up communities and a dedicated volunteer for various professional organizations. Angie holds an MBA degree in Management Information Systems from State University of New York at Albany with full scholarship.

In early 2013, Angie discovered Mathnasium as a brilliant way to realize her passion for education and love for mathematics while helping kids succeed at school. She and the Mathnasium team of Foster City are committed to helping students grow their interest, skills, and confidence in Math and are very proud to bring the Mathnasium Method to San Mateo County.


Kiko Tyson, Assistant Center Director

Kiko has been with Mathnasium for over 3 years, and has worked her way up from a Math Instructor, then the Assistant Center Director.  Kiko has been tutoring since her sophomore year of high school. Kiko enjoys working with children and loves to see how happy they are to understand.  She is passionate about helping families and children succeed by teaching math in a way that makes sense to them, and  offering educational advices in all aspects of learning.  Kiko Tyson is originally from Merced, California and is now enjoying her life in the Bay Area.

  James Sasser,  Assistant Center Director 

James K Sasser was born in San Jose, CA, and raised in Merced, CA. He graduated from Merced High School in 2012. He left home to pursue an education in the bay area. He is presently attending courses at the junior college level, with plans to transfer to an university in the bay. He hopes to achieve a BA in Economics, followed by advanced degrees in the same field. He believes that his true calling is teaching, and his ultimate goal is to build a career as an university professor. James joined the Mathnasium team in August 2014, and has since worked his way to the position of Assistant Center Director.