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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.

School attended: Occidental College & UCLA

Degree: MS in Chemistry

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.


Jane Zaman, Center Director

With Mathnasium since 2021

School attended: California State University Northridge

Degree: Bachelors Degree in Management

Hobbies & interests: Yoga, basketball, thrifting

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




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: Biology

Hobbies & interests: Camping, traveling

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





Asher, Lead Instructor

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: History

Hobbies & interests: Performing arts & writing 

What I love about Mathnasium: The learning environment helps kids understand the material and, more importantly, fosters curiosity and motivation to keep learning. 






Maria, Lead Instructor

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Computer Science/Data Science

Hobbies & interests: Art history, Watching soccer

What I love about Mathnasium: Mathnasium is an opportunity to give the knowledge and receive more from the students. It is always about great communication and making students feel the math instead of mechanically learning it. 





Patrick, Instructor

School attended: University of California San Diego

Degree: B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Public Service

Hobbies and interests: Thrifting, collecting/restoring/using vintage tech, gastronomy

What I love about Mathnasium: Being able to help and interact with people directly and seeing the joy on their faces!





Lexi, Instructor 

School attending: UCLA

Course: EMT training  

Hobbies and interests: Aerial silks and Trapeze, and painting. 

What I love about Mathnasium: Math has always been really fun for me, so I love that I get the opportunity to try and make it fun for the kids that come in. 






math tutorElisa, Instructor

School attended: UCLA

Degree: BA in Psychology

Hobbies & interests: Photography, Improv Comedy, Reading

What I love about Mathnasium: Mathnasium gives students the tools they need to succeed, in a fun and engaging way! I love the way Mathnasium methods show your brain new ways of thinking. The positive work environment. 





Ryan, Instructor

School attending: Burbank High School

Intended Major: Computer Science

Hobbies & interests: I love running, playing the piano, and hanging out with my friends!

What I love about Mathnasium: Letting kids learn the reasoning behind math. Helping them to understand the subject, rather than to just memorize facts.