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:
Angie Yuan, Owner/Center Director
Angie started her career in Silicon Valley for Internet/Software companies and consulted for multiple startups in marketing, operations and funding strategies. Angie has been an active member in multiple start-up communities and a dedicated volunteer for various professional organizations. Angie holds an MBA degree in Management Information Systems from State University of New York at Albany with full scholarship.
In early 2013, Angie opened her first Mathnasium center, and her team operates multiple centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Seattle Area. Angie and the Mathnasium of Issaquah team are committed to helping students grow their interest, skills, and confidence in Math and are very proud to bring the Mathnasium Method to the local community. Angie and her husband, Paul, are busy raising 3 young "mathletes" while enjoying helping families succeed.
Lily Wang, Center Admin
Through a math-centered after school club at a local middle school, Lily discovered the incredible potential of personalized mathematics coaching to inspire curiosity and creativity in the developing mind. She witnessed how verbal explanations coupled with games and problem solving have the power to debunk the learned helplessness attitude, distilling confidence while creating learning material that’s both academic and enjoyable. As an adult, she wants to share this life-changing treasure with others.
Mathnasium helps her do precisely this. For Lily, the most rewarding part of working at Mathnasium is seeing the spark in students’ eyes as they earned their “ah-ha” moments after tackling a challenging concept. Lily is most proud of the Mathnasium teaching philosophy of guiding students to master the reasoning behind complex mathematical concepts and theorems - instead of blindly memorizing - as this ability to summarize the fundamentals of seemingly perplexing abstractions can empower students both within and beyond the field of mathematics.
Alissa Whitson, Education Advisor
Originally from Southern California, Alissa moved to Washington to attend Seattle Pacific University. In 2009 she graduated, earning her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and Family and Consumer Science. After some time working as a substitute teacher in both local private, and public schools, Alissa was hired by the Highline School District as a teacher in 2013. While there she taught kids in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Alissa joined Mathnasium in 2019 excited to utilize her passion for education, mathematics, and working with kids.