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:
Anthony, Center Director
Anthony is from Las Vegas, NV but recently moved to California from Seattle, WA. In 2016 Anthony graduated from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, United Kingdom with a Masters in International Management. While overseas he had the great opportunity to travel and meet a bunch of amazing people. When not at Mathnasium he enjoys playing a wide range of different sports including Ultimate Frisbee, rock climbing and flag football.
Mike, Assistant Director
Coming from an Army family, I was born in Germany, but I grew up in Florida and received both my B.A. in Economics and my M.A.T. in Math Education. I taught math at an Orlando charter school for two years before beginning at Mathnasium. I tutored in Orlando for a year and a half before moving here to L.A and taking higher positions within Mathnasium. I love acting, movies, music, sports, and of course math. Education has always been a positive part of my life and I love sharing that with young people. I love the outdoors and the California lifestyle.
Kenichi, Assistant Director
Kenichi grew up in Torrance, CA. He recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in General Social Science with a focus on Applied Economics, Business and Society. Growing up, he was the captain for the varsity basketball and volleyball teams at South Torrance High School. He enjoys working with kids and loves the look in their eye when they experience a breakthrough in something they are challenging. During his free time, Kenichi likes to listen to music and play drums, work out, play sports and catch up with friends.
Leif, Lead Instructor
Born in the Philippines and raised Southern California, he attends El Camino College studying for a B.S in Computer Science. Also, Leif is in the pursuit of acquiring multiple Computer Technician certifications in various focuses due to his passion in the world of technology. When it comes to math, He did not have an affinity for it but practiced it and developed a respect for it due to its immense possibilities and applications in even the most unlikely situations. With his struggles in math, he wishes to teach children of all ages the appreciation and practicality of math. When not at Mathnasium, he enjoys tinkering with hardware, watching anime and playing videogames.
Andrew, Lead Instructor
Andrew was born in San Diego and moved to LA to pursue a career in computer animation along with a teaching credential which is what landed him here at Mathnasium. Andrew's passion for teaching has been a very natural one and his journey to a math teacher was never one he perceived happening. Andrew struggled with math most of his grade school years and didn't learn how be good at it until high school when a teacher helped it all make sense. Math builds on itself and it grows with you as you get older, like you, its a reflection of where you came and where you can go from here! When Andrew isn't teaching he enjoys playing video games, watching movies, and working on animations for either school or passion projects.
Linda, Lead Instructor
Linda is from Torrance, CA and earned a Bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Mathematics from Cal State Fullerton. She recently completed the Foundational Level Mathematics credential from Cal State Fullerton and has aspirations of becoming a math teacher. Linda also has a passion for travelling and international education. She pursued studying abroad in Oslo, Norway in undergrad and completed fieldwork abroad in Johannesburg, South Africa in her postgraduate studies. When Linda isn't helping students with math, she teaches social dances such as Lindy Hop and Blues in LA, paints, journals, or hangs out with friends at the beach.
Jessica is a third-year Electrical Engineering student at California State University, Long Beach. She began enjoying math her freshman year of High School when she attended math classes at El Camino College during her summers. On her free time, she enjoys going to Disneyland, skateboarding on the strand, and going on adventures.
Linda is from Torrance, CA and has a B.A. in Communicative Disorders with a minor in Physical Education. She is currently working towards getting her teaching credential in Mathematics. She is also a softball coach at Redondo Union High School. When she isn’t teaching or coaching, she loves hanging out with her friends, going to Dodger games, and playing softball.
Alex is a senior at Mira Costa High School, and is taking math courses through El Camino College. She developed her love for math at a young age, and her goal is to help other students learn to understand and appreciate it too! In her free time, she enjoys dancing, playing piano, and spending time with her friends and family.
Tracey is a senior at Mira Costa High School where she finished AP Calculus BC junior year. She plans on majoring in biochemistry and minoring in math in college. Tracey fell in love with math when she started to attend Mathnasium at a very young age in elementary. At school she is part of the orchestra and many volunteer clubs. Outside of school she is a figure skater. When not practicing or training she loves to go to Disneyland and hang out with her friends.
Jose is a returning student at El Camino College. He is currently looking to transfer to a University to pursue a degree in Psychology. He was involved in academic tutoring as well as counseling in other subjects. He enjoys working out, traveling and gaming on occasion.
Valerie is a student at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is pursuing a degree in Math education degree. She is currently involved in a TA program where she assists new math teachers within the Compton Unified School District. She is currently When time allows she enjoys going to concerts, reading, and hiking.
Danya was born in China and moved to Los Angeles in 2014. She attended University of Southern California and graduated with a B.A. in Communications. She has experience in media, filmmaking, and independent film festivals due to her passion for entertainment, however she has had a love for math ever since elementary school. She plans to pursue a MBA someday in the future and secure a position that combines her mathematic skills and her passion for business and communication.