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:
Tim Walton, Center Director and Co-Owner
Tim is the Center Director and Co-Owner at Mathnasium of La Verne. Prior to opening this Mathnasium center, Tim worked as a substitute teacher and was the executive vice president of an educational non-profit based in Seattle. He has an Master's Degree from Naropa University and a Bachelor's Degree from U.C. Santa Barbara. Tim has always enjoyed math, and is enthusiastic about helping every child in the La Verne community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. He has taught and tutored children of all ages, and he is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community. Tim is married to Tamara Walton, who is the other co-owner of Mathnasium of La Verne.
Tamara Walton, Co-Owner
Tamara is the other Co-Owner at Mathnasium of La Verne. She is currently a 6th grade teacher at Badillo Elementary School in Covina, CA. Tamara has a Master's Degree from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor's Degree and Teaching Credential from California State University Fullerton. Tamara believes that a good education allows students to achieve their maximum potential in life, and since Mathnasium allows for kids to learn math in a unique and fun way, it’s a perfect match!
Danielle LaVine, Lead Instructor
Danielle recently graduated from San Dimas High School and is now currently an honors student at Cal Poly Pomona studying Applied Mathematics and Statistics. She believes that a strong understanding of mathematical concepts can strengthen a student’s understanding of any subject and hopes to be able to share her love of mathematics with students and inspire them to view math not as a chore, but as something truly interesting and fun that can be applied to an array of different ventures in life.
Jessica Mendoza, Lead Instructor
Zoe Walker, Instructor
Zoe recently graduated from San Dimas High School and is currently attending Cal Poly Pomona where she is in the Kellogg Honors College and majoring in Biochemistry. Involvement in the sciences has resulted in a strong emphasis on math throughout her education and she appreciates math for its use and applications in all facets of life. She enjoys learning about and helping others to understand the amazing tool that is math and helping those who once struggled, come to appreciate and even enjoy math.
Eric Wild, Instructor
Eric is a junior at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Applied Physics. He is excited to teach high school physics when he finishes his degree. He has always been captivated by science and sees math as the key to understanding how the natural world works. He strives to equip students with a diverse array of problem solving techniques to aid them as they progress in their studies.
Ahlitney Lucas-Krebs, Instructor
Ahlitney attends Mt. San Antonio college as a double major in Music and Psychology and plans to earn her teaching credential in the future. She plans to continue tutoring math throughout her college career and beyond because of her passion for the subject. Ahlitney strives to demonstrate to students that mastering math will act as a useful life skill for the future and help them to gain an appreciation for it. She finds that giving students a comfortable and supportive environment to learn in unlocks their truest potential to achieve any and all of their math goals.
Brandon Vuong, Instructor
Brandon is currently senior at Claremont High School. He has always held a strong passion for math and wishes to share the joys of the subject with other students at Mathnasium. His love for tutoring and learning extends past Mathnasium as he even participates in an after school tutoring program at Claremont High School. He loves working step-by-step to solve difficult problems with students. The look of "a-ha!" on a student's face after getting through a tough question never fails to bring a smile to his own.
Zane Hall, Instructor
Zane graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Mathematics. He hopes to acquire valuable experience working with students so one day he may lead his own classroom. With a strong background in theory/logic, Zane wants every student to develop a strong basis in Mathematics. He hopes to provide students with a fun learning experience because as a student, learning can sometimes be difficult. Building that bridge to help a student cross over from frustrated to confident remains his top priority as an instructor.