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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:



Larry, Creator of the Mathnasium Method

Larry Martinek has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry has served as both a classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He has designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting students' ability to “do” math, thereby increasing students' math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculas ever produced for teaching math.

The Mathnasium Method developed by Larry is implemented in our center by our trained instructors. Our instructors are not only passionate about math, they are also passionate about helping students understand, appreciate and excel in math. 

Amirah, Multicenter Owner

Amirah has been with Mathnasium since 2015 and owns three Mathnasium Learning Centers

Amirah grew up in Porter Ranch. She attended Chaminade Middle and High School, prior to attending USC and graduating magna cum laude. She then went on to pursue a legal career, earning a JD from Loyola Law School, and practiced law with a well-known firm in Sherman Oaks. 
In 2015, Amirah and her husband Asif came upon a life-changing opportunity to take over the Mathnasium of Granada Hills. They saw first-hand the success of the Mathnasium Method and the dramatic impact "Number Sense" has on a student's understanding and appreciation of math. Through passion and commitment to the Mathnasium Method, enrollment grew quickly. In 2017, Amirah and Asif built upon their success in Granada Hills and took over ownership of two additional Mathnasium Learning Centers in Westlake Village (previously in Oak Park) and Thousand Oaks. 
In 2018, Amirah and Asif became of one of the Top 50 Mathnasium Owners in the US. They are honored to have the opportunity to spread "Number Sense" one student at a time! 

Jonathan, Center Director

Jonathan has been with Mathnasium since 2017

Jonathan graduated from CSUN with a degree in Mathematics. He originally entered CSUN as a sociology major, but he discovered a passion for mathematics while taking a statistics class required for sociology. Jonathan also tutors for the Developmental Math Program at CSUN. He enjoys recognizing the "aha" moment in students and will work his hardest to ensure they get there! Jonathan is highly regarded as one of Mathnasium's best Center Directors.  

Tommy, Assistant Center Director

Tommy is currently working on his bachelor's degree in Computer Science at CSUN. He initially found his love for math when he worked on a desktop application that was developed to solve the contents of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes. Tommy is well-versed in the Mathnasium Method and has attended many training sessions at Mathnasium headquarters working directly with Larry himself. During his time working at Mathnasium, he has found a passion for working with kids to boost their self-confidence and alleviate learned helplessness. Tommy is a firm believer in the Mathnasium method, as working with the company has allowed him to learn different ways of doing even the most simple arithmetic.   

Joanna, Assistant Center Director

Joanna earned her degree from the University of California, Irvine with an emphasis in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She truly enjoys math (and all its complexities), working with kids and believes every student is intelligent in their own individual way. She is committed to helping students realize their full potential. Joanna aspires to help her students grow academically and gain confidence throughout their journey. 

Hannah, Assistant Center Director

Hannah is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Systems Management at California State University, Northridge. Hannah has always had an interest in math, and she particularly enjoys helping others devellop stronger math skills. Hannah tutored many of her former classmates and loved to be able to help a peer build their math confidence. Hannah hopes to motivate kids to find the same love and interest as she does for math. At Mathnasium she sees first-hand how the Mathnasium Method builds strong number sense and appreciation for math, and she is thrilled to be working here! 

Nicole, Lead Instructor

Nicole is currently working on her bachelor's degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at UCLA and hopes to pursue a career in healthcare. Nicole has always had an affinity towards Math and Science but particularly began exploring that love by taking advanced placement math courses in high school. Nicole loves math because it improves your problem-solving skills and allows you to see the world in a unique way. She began teaching math to high school juniors to help students prepare for the SAT exam. Helping students reach their score goals was so inspiring, that she decided she wanted to help younger students develop a strong foundation and conceptual understanding of math. She believes that the Mathnasium Method allows for all students to develop a passion for math at a young age.

Mariana, Instructor

Mariana is pursuing her bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. She has always had an interest in math, but has grown to enjoy the subject even more while taking college level math courses. Mariana participated in math competitions in high school and loved tackling problems that required creative solutions or approaches. Every day she teaches at Mathnasium, she feels she learns just as much from the students as they learn from her. She hopes to inspire her same enthusiasm for math and problem solving in all her students!

Millicent, Instructor

Millicent is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Since elementary school, Millicent has had a passion for math and problem solving. From helping her friends and family with their homework, to coaching young athletes in volleyball clinics, Millicent enjoys mentoring others and working with all ages. She looks forward to providing guidance and sharing her love for math with every student at Mathnasium!

Natalie, Instructor

Natalie is in her senior year at Chaminade High School. She is an active member of the California Scholarship Federation, mentoring peers in all subject matters. Natalie has been going back to her elementary school for the past five years to help lead students in math and problem-solving games at the Math Night events. She remembers this as the very event where she fell in love with the problem-solving aspect of mathematics, and realized how it has taught her to approach challenges from several different angles. Natalie is excited to instill her love and fundamental appreciation for math into students of all ages at Mathnasium! 

Laura, Higher Math Specialist 

Laura is currently double majoring in Mathematics and Statistics at UCLA. She discovered her passion for math in elementary school and has cultivated this passion by attending summer camps for math at Stanford University, taking advanced math courses, and doing math competitively in high school. Laura loves math because it presents people the opportunity to better themselves as thinkers and problem-solvers while also learning about the foundations upon which the universe was built. Laura enjoys teaching math because it enables her to share her passion with others and help her students reach their personal goals.




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