Mathnasium 819 N Pacific Ave, Glendale CA 91203 (818) 696-1060   glendale@mathnasium.com

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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:

 

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.

Maya is also the co-owner of the Silver Lake and Eagle Rock centers. 

 

 

Alexis Pinon, 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!

Alexis is also the co-owner/Center Director of the Silver Lake center!

 
 
 

Evette

Evette Sarokhanian, Center Director

With Mathnasium since 2015

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.

 

 

 
 
 

Amy

Amy, Lead Instructor

With Mathnaisum since 2017

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.

  

 

 

Crystal, Instructor/Administrative Assistant

School Attending: University of Southern California

Major: Masters in Healthcare Administration

Hobbies & interests: Beauty, self-care, and fashion, Jazz and Salsa music, saxophone, podcasts and television

Where I will be in 5 years: Policy research, working on quality of care in a hospital, or health consulting

What I love about Mathnasium: I love the students at Mathnasium, and their enthusiasm for learning math while having fun and earning prizes!

 

 

Andy, Instructor

Attended: UCLA
 

Degree: BS in Physiological Sciences

Hobbies & Interests: Basketball, Camping, Reading, and Working out 

Where I will be in 5 Years: Medical School 

What I love about Mathnasium: Seeing students improve on their mathematical abilities. An "I don't get it" problem soon becomes something that "is so easy". 

 

 

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.

 

Aren, 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.

 

 

Ariana, Instructor

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Communications

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, drawing, traveling 

Where I will be in 5 years: Part of a tv/movie studio

What I love about Mathnasium: It’s amazing to see how easily kids become comfortable with one of the most intimidating subjects. 

 

 

Vane, Instructor

School attending: Glendale Community College 

Major: Philosophy & Economics 

Hobbies & Interests: I play the classical guitar and sing. And I love dogs! 

Where I will be in 5 years: I will be finishing up my law school degree and getting ready to enter the field I worked so hard to pursue 

What I love about Mathnasium: I love how Mathnasium takes a subject that so many kids dislike or fear and turns it into something extremely fun and easy to understand! 

 

 

George, Instructor

School: Glendale Community College

Major: Biological Sciences/MD

Hobbies & Interests: All things related to cars (driving, mechanical work, etc.)

Where I will be in 5 years: Second or third year in medical school

What I love about Mathnasium: Everyone is very nice, from the directors to the children. It's an absolute pleasure working at Mathnasium. The environment at Mathnasium makes me feel welcome.

 

 

Sharon, 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!

 
 
 

 Noah, Instuctor

School attending: Hoover High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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