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:
Jeremy Quizon, Center Director
3+ Year Mathnasium Veteran
Jeremy most recently served as Assistant Center Director of Mathnasium of 4S Ranch. Not only is her phenomenal at math, but he understands the many steps to get a student to progress. but maintains and improves our high level of customer service, parent relations, and operational responsibilities. We are now proud to call him our Center Director.
Impressive Math Accomplishments: 5 on AP Calculus AB exam. Perfect 800 on SAT Math.
Why do you love Mathnasium? Having fun with youngins and nerding out on math are two of my favorite things. At Mathnasium, I get to do things I love, and I'm even paid to do them!
Fun Fact: I was originally a Mathnasium student back in my junior year of high school. I had a bad AP calculus teacher and needed extra help. After receiving a perfect score on my AP exam, Karen Lossing (the owner) offered to hire me as an instructor!
Jessica, Assistant Center Director
Jessica is currently a graduate student at San Diego State University where she plans to get a Master's degree in Biostatistics. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Mathematics for University of San Diego. While at USD Jessica worked as an on-campus tutor and grader for the math department.
Jessica always enjoyed math growing up, and she loves helping others to have fun with math. She finds it extremely rewarding to help students learn new concepts and to see them enjoy a subject that they might have previously struggled with.
Jessica loves horses, dogs and music!
Max, Lead Instructor
Education: Freshman at MiraCosta College
Why He Loves Math: I love math because solving problems is just like doing a puzzle. There is always one answer that works perfectly, which means I don't have to guess. Math principles are ubiquitous - they are everywhere! Math informs everything from the shape of a camera lens on your cellphone to the speed and direction of your flight to your favorite vacation spot. It structures the beat to your favorite pop song and it is used by structural engineers to keep your house safe from a nasty storm. We should all like what math does for us!
Why do you love Mathnasium? There is no other place where I can teach and enjoy math in such an awesome learning environment. It is fun to teach to so many different grade levels. I never get bored with teaching just one topic - every day brings so much variety.
Fun Fact: I am an avid cardist. That means I can do all kinds of cool shuffling tricks with a deck of playing cards.
Rian, Lead Instructor
Education: Rian is a senior at La Costa Canyon High School
Why She Loves Math: Math is one of her favorite subjects and has been since elementary school. However, Rian has learned that not everybody feels this way! She looks forward to sharing her love of math and how it can be fun and exciting. She loves working with all of the kids and see them understand a problem they have been working on.
Why do you love Mathnasium? Rian works at Mathnasium because she has always loved math. The complexity and puzzle-like nature of each problem makes me want to keep solving and learning new problems. The satisfaction of solving a challenging problem is uncomparable. With math there is always more to learn and relate to our every day world.
Fun Fact: Rian can sing the alphabet backwards!
5 Year Mathnasium Veteran
Fred is sharing a part of his retirement by dispensing his broad mathematical knowledge with our students. He is patient and thorough, making sure all steps are understood in the process. He works with our middle level math students in making prealgebra, algebra, and the prerequisite levels of math more easily understood.
Why He Loves Math: Fred likes math because it is logical and he is very logical.
Fun Fact: Fred was on his high school and college bowling teams before they had automated scoring machines.
Education: Graduated from the University of Central Florida
Why She Loves Math: I love math because I like solving problems and everything around us involves math. We use math to understand the world.
Why do you love Mathnasium? I work at Mathnasium to provide a positive, safe and fun learning environment for students. I strive to help our mathletes feel enthusiastic about learning math.
ustomized learning plans.
Fun Fact: I like coffee, fruits and sloths.
Education: Graduated from UCSD
Why He Loves Math: Math principles are ubiquitous - they are everywhere! Math informs everything from the shape of a camera lens on your cellphone to the speed and direction of your flight to your favorite vacation spot. It structures the beat to your favorite pop song and it is used by structural engineers to keep your house safe from a nasty storm. We should all like what math does for us!
Why do you love Mathnasium? It is fun to teach to so many different grade levels. I never get bored with teaching just one topic - ever!
Fun Fact: A blue whale's hear is the size of a piano and a human can hear it as far as two miles away!
Education: 4th Year at Palomar, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Spanish
Why She Loves Math: Math is logical. Lauren loves when all the numbers fit together when a problem is solved.
Why do you love Mathnasium? Lauren loves math, teaching and kids. Mathnasium is the perfect intersection of all three!
Fun Fact: Lauren has five younger siblings!
Education: Sophomore at MiraCosta College, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Spanish
Why She Loves Math: Sydney loves math because of the problem solving aspect behind it. Math is like a puzzle and finding the answer is the best feeling. Math is important because it is everywhere. The more you understand math, the more you understand the world.
Why do you love Mathnasium? Sydney loves working in learning environments and have a passion for mathematics. She finds it extremely rewarding to see improvements in students and see them grow in their areas of understanding and skill.
Fun Fact: Sydney is a musician and enjoys learning new instruments. She can currently play Log7 (823,543!!) instruments.
Education: 4th Year at Palomar, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Spanish
Impressive Math Accomplishments: A in Calculus 3
Why do you love Mathnasium? I love the students who come in to improve their math skills. I also love how unique Mathnasium is and how students receive customized learning plans.
Fun Fact: I am fluent in Spanish.
Adian plans to become a teacher because education has always been important to him. Adrian once struggled with math himself, as he rose through his coursework he gained success and began working with his peers so they reach their potential and build confidence. Adrian enjoys working at Mathnasium because he gets to help students of various math levels.
Meet Our Ownership Team
Karen Lossing, Executive Director
Karen has been a part of Mathnasium since 2013. She currently serves on the Mathnasium Franchise Advisory Committee, which helps guide Mathnasium Headquarters as it makes key decisions about the direction of the company. Often our center has the opportunity to pilot new curriculum or student management systems prior to global launches, allowing us to serve our students in the best way possible.
Prior to joining Mathnasium, Karen taught 3rd, 5th and Special Ed, served on a Response to Intervention team and was a district liaison for Math Curriculum and Instruction. Karen completed her Master's degree in 2010 and served three years on her elementary school's administration team incorporating and facilitating 21st Century learning standards.
Steven Lossing, Franchise Owner
Steven is the proud co-owner of multiple Mathnasium locations in California and Arizona with his wife, Karen. Steve retired as the Chief Stores Officer at Petco, headquartered in San Diego, in Winter 2018 to focus full time on his Mathnasium locations. Steve remains on the Board of Directors for the Petco Foundation, serving as their Treasurer.
As a parent of two children who had divergent educational experiences, Steve appreciated Mathnasium's approach to prescribing a unique and customized curriculum for their learners. He saw the value the Mathnasium Learning Plan's could play in both struggling and excelling students. This makes the program perfect for students looking for tutoring in math, as well as those looking for enrichment.
After serving as a seasonal instructor in our center since 2013, Libby graduated from UCLA and has joined onto our team full in in 2017 as the Director of Operations.
While she is no stranger to the instruction and tutoring aspects of our center, Libby focuses on the community involvement side of our center. So if you have any school events or sponsorship opportunities you would like Mathnasium of La Costa to be involved in, Libby is your girl!