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.
Alexis 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!
Evette Sarokhanian, Education Director
With Mathnasium since 2015
School Attending: UCLA
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.
Emma Thomsen, Assistant Director
With Mathnasium since 2020
School Attended: Syracuse University
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.
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.
School Attending: Glendale Community College
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.
School Attended: Cornell University
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
School attended: UCLA
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.
School: University of Richmond
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!
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.
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.
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