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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:


Mathnasium of Glendale's Co-owner handing out Mathnasium goody bags to kids

Maya Diakoff, Center Owner/Director of Operations

With Mathnasium since 2014; before starting with Mathnasium, Maya taught high school for 10 years

MS in Chemistry from UCLA and BA in Chemistry from Occidental College

Hobbies & interests: Astronomy, bike riding, roller skating

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping kids acquire the tools they need in order to become advanced math students.




Mathnasium of Glendale's Center Director, Alexis, helping a student with mathAlexis Pinon, Center Director/Co-Owner

With Mathnasium since 2017

Hobbies & interests: Music, reading, cooking

Where I will be in 5 years: Traveling!

What I love about Mathnasium: It's a great learning environment that helps students develop confidence in math!






Mathnasium of Glendale's Education Director, Evette, working with a child on math

Evette Sarokhanian, Education Director

With Mathnasium since 2015

School Attending: UCLA

Major: Biolory

Hobbies & interests: Camping, traveling

Where I will be in 5 years: Teaching still!

What I love about Mathnasium: Allows me to help give kids that "Oh, I get it!" moment.



Mathnasium of Glendale's Assistant Director, Emma, working with a studentEmma Thomsen, Assistant Director


With Mathnasium since 2020

School Attended: Syracuse University


Lead Instructor Amy helping a student with their math work

Amy, Lead Instructor

With Mathnaisum since 2017

School Attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Graphic Design

Hobbies & interests: Biology, dancing, and video games

Where I will be in 5 years: Teaching multimedia arts

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping kids overcome their fear of math.




Instructor Amanda happily helping a student with math

Amanda, Instructor

School attending: California State University, Northridge

Major: Mathematics for Secondary School Teaching

Hobbies: Watching movies and traveling

Where I will be in 5 years: Hopefully receiving my master’s degree and teaching math! 

What I love about Mathnasium: I love how we provide a fun and stress-free learning environment while helping students achieve their goals.



Instructor Aren showing a math student how to solve a math problemAren, Instructor

School Attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Chemistry

Hobbies & interests: Watching soccer, videos games, camping, hiking. 

Where I will be in 5 years: Graduate school for chemistry. 

What I love about Mathnasium: Mathnasium provides a fun learning environment that allows students to gain the skills and confidence they need to become successful math students.



Math tutor Rose answering a student's math question

Rose, Instructor

School Attended: Cornell University

Major: Physics

Hobbies & interests: Reading, cooking, music

Where I will be in 5 years: Grad school

What I love about Mathnasium: Getting to know my students and see them grow so quickly in their confidence and abilities



Math tutor Denise showing a student how to solve a math problemDenise, Instructor

School attended: UCLA

Major: Biology

Hobbies: Playing with my dogs and watching Disney+

Where I will be in 5 years: Nurse Practitioner 

What I love about Mathnasium: The kids are great to work with and it feels amazing when they have mastered a topic because we were able to help them. The hours that I spend with the kids are filled with laughs, but also fun approaches to math problems.



Math tutor Sharon working with a studentSharon, Instructor

School: University of Richmond

Major: Psychology

Hobbies & Interests: Listening to music and spending time with friends

Where I will be in 5 years: In five years, I hope to be working in the healthcare field as a provider

What I love about Mathnasium: I love that mathnasium gives kids confidence in not only their math skills, but also in their ability to work hard and overcome challenges!



Instructor AllisonAllison, Instructor

School: MiraCosta College

Major: Computer Science

Hobbies & Interests: Activism, reading, animals, hiking, meditation, music

Where I will be in 5 years: Getting a degree in computer science

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping kids overcome their fear of math and achieving an understanding of concepts they could not grasp before.






Instructor EricEric, Instructor

School: University of Southern California

Major: B.A. in History and Film

Hobbies & Interests: Film history, live music, writing, film making, hiking, sailing

Where I will be in 5 years: Writing, learning and traveling

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping students develop a solid math foundation that they can build on with every session. I also enjoy discovering the best way to work with each student, making it easier for them to learn effectively while also unlocking their potential.