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, 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 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, 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!
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".
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 attending: Glendale Community College
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.
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!
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.
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 attending: Hoover High School