Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Maya Diakoff

Co-Owner/Director of Operations

With Mathnasium since 2014; before starting with Mathnasium, Maya taught high school for 10 years.

School Attended: Occidental College & UCLA

Degree: MS in Chemistry

Hobbies and Interests: Astronomy, knitting, roller skating

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping kids acquire the tools they need in order to become advanced math students.

Marc

Lead Instructor

School Attending: California State University of Long Beach

Major: Applied Mathematics

Degree: BA in Political Science from USC

Hobbies and Interests: Photography, reading non-fiction books, watching films

What I love about Mathnasium: I love that Mathnasium has created an environment where students can build a new positive experience with Math. This environment allows students to share and test their ideas about solving math problems, which raises their confidence.

Ethan

Instructor

School Attending: Occidental College

Major: Economics

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, videogames, fashion

What I love about Mathnasium: I love the ways we build math literacy, and I love the connections and getting to know the kids.

Jamie

Instructor

School Attending: Glendale City College

Major: Computer Science

Hobbies and Interests: Dancing and crocheting

What I love about Mathnasium: I can help kids use an efficient way to solve problems, to make doing math problems easy and fun!

Kenny

Instructor

School Attended: Eagle Rock High School

Hobbies and Interests: Music, reading, video games

What I love about Mathnasium: I love being able to help kids learn new ways to approach math topics and understand math. I love seeing kids gain confidence in their ability to do math and become eager to learn more.

Elica

Instructor

School Attending: Immaculate Heart High School

Intended Major: Environmental Engineering

Hobbies and Interests: Baking, going on walks

What I love about Mathnasium: I love being able to help kids find an interest in math!

Lyrika

Instructor

School Attending: Sacramento State University

Major: Mathematics with Teaching Emphasis

Hobbies and Interests: Kpop, singing, reading, videogames, cooking

What I love about Mathnasium: I love that Mathnasium is such an accessible resource that helps kids learn math in an easier and more entertaining way than a classroom or a private tutor.

Tomas

Instructor

School Attending: South Pasadena High School

Major: Looking into majoring in something in the medical field

Hobbies & Interests: Buying and selling clothes, video games, and traveling

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping kids explore and hopefully find a love for math while meeting awesome new people at the same time.

Djuna

Instructor

School Attending: Occidental College

Major: Biology

Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, making jewelry, working out, reading, coffee, napping, and live music!

What I love about Mathnasium: Mathnasium make math fun to learn - which also makes it fun to teach! It is so much easier to learn math when you don't hate it and everyone here is dedicated to teaching students to love math. I love the supportive energy of the instructors and the students that makes Mathnasium an amazing community!

Abigail

Instructor

School Attending: Abraham Lincoln High School & Los Angeles Community College

Major: Computer Science

Hobbies and Interests: Coding, reading and music

What I love about Mathnasium: Something I love about Mathnasium is how I have the ability to help a student out to become better at math, whether it's a more efficient way or being able to explain why they got a certain answer.

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor

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