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.

Nick van Vliet

Operations Director
Nick graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Finance from Cal State University Northridge. He first joined the Mathnasium team in 2014 after learning about the impact that Mathnasium was making in students' lives. After working as the Center Director in Irvine for 2 years and in Diamond Bar 3 years, he decided to help serve his home town of Santa Clarita and helps to run 2 centers there. He is committed to creating an encouraging environment where students can build confidence and conquer math while still having fun. His goal is to ensure that students have an effective, engaging, and encouraging learning experience that cultivates an intuitive understanding of math. Nick loves teaching, coaching, and encouraging students to work hard and rise up to their potential. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, snowboarding, competing in any game known to man, bbqs, and reading.

Catherine

Instructor
Catherine is currently a UC Irvine student studying Biological Sciences in hopes of making a difference in the healthcare field. She loves helping others understand different subjects, whether it be setting the foundations of addition for young students or helping her college peers decipher organic chemistry. Not only does she enjoy helping others learn, but she loves to learn herself as well, constantly striving to improve and be the best tutor she can be! Outside of studying and tutoring, she enjoys going for long walks outside and eating copious amounts of fast food.

Julia

Instructor
Julia is currently studying Biology at University of California, Irvine. She aspires to work in Pediatric Healthcare. She enjoys working with kids and has experience with both neurotypical and neurodivergent children. She has taken high level math classes such as Calculus, Trigonometry, and Algebra and she understands that math can be difficult at times. However, that makes it all the more rewarding, once it is understood. Outside of work and school, Julia enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as doing arts and crafts such as Calligraphy. She is also a cat lover.

Dylan

Instructor
Dylan is a current AP/Honors senior at Costa Mesa High School with the hopes to become a Computer Science student at University of California, Irvine. He has been with Mathnasium since October of 2022 after being introduced to the company by a friend. Dylan has a passion for ensuring the growth of students and overcoming their biggest obstacles. He will help students learn to love math and hopes that he can make a difference in their academic lives.

Dillon

Instructor
Dillon is currently an AP/Honors senior at Costa Mesa High School, and is expected to graudate in June 2024. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a Bachelors in Biological Sciences at UC Irvine. As a section leader in his school’s marching band, Dillon teaches key instruments and auxiliary. In his free time, Dillon likes practicing piano or bass guitar and spending time with friends. His favorite part of Mathnasium is connecting the concepts with students and allowing them to find their "lightbulb moment."

Alexis

Instructor
Alexis has been working with kids both in and out of school since 2017. While tutoring multiple subjects, she found that she loved math the most. Because of her passion for math, she taught an Algebra course for 6th graders in 2022. She also specializes in tutoring children with learning disabilities, hoping to offer a safe and fun learning experience! Alexis believes that given the right atmosphere and tools, every kid can thrive. Alexis currently attends Vanguard University, aiming to get her degree in Bioinformatics to pursue her love of math and science.

Isa

Instructor
Isa is a senior at Fountain Valley High School. He has taken numerous Honors and AP courses throughout his high school career, and is set to graduate in June of 2024. He is passionate about helping students find their strengths in Mathematics, as well as to provide academic encouragement. In his free time, Isa enjoys playing sports and spending time with friends.

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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