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.

Jadelyn San Juan

General Manager
Jadelyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz. From an early age she has been interested in science and mathematics. Mastery of foundations gave her the confidence to visualize abstract and difficult concepts. Jadelyn's interest in math comes from the perpetual cycle of knowledge, confidence, application, and retention. As a student, Jadelyn found problem solving to be an enjoyable challenge. Throughout her experience as a Mathnasium instructor, she helps students discover their potential in understanding difficult math concepts. For her, teaching math to struggling students is a welcomed challenge and a rewarding experience. She hopes to inspire and motivate, and create successful students.

Yuta Ebikawa

Lead Instructor
Yuta is a San Mateo County native. He attended UCLA, where he majored in neuroscience and minored in mathematics. Yuta has been with the Laurelwood team since April 2014. He has completed two graduate programs: school psychology (MAE) and educational psychology (PsyD). He now aspires to become a professional school counselor and is undergoing associated graduate training. Yuta believes in the unlimited potential of children and envisions Mathnasium students to become indispensable leaders in the future.

Victoria Lafrance

Lead Instructor
Victoria originally attended Mathnasium as a student because she struggled to grasp mathematical concepts through the methods taught in school. Like many other students attending Mathnasium, Victoria learned about the Mathnasium Method through all the strategies it encompassed and through this was able to push ahead in school and enjoy math. Victoria was inspired to pass on what she learned through the curriculum and the amazing instructors to future Mathnasium students by becoming an instructor. She is passionate about making math fun and works towards creating a learning experience that is more engaging and exciting than that of a regular school classroom.

Bryan Vo

Administrative Assistant
Bryan studied Economics at the University of Southern California, but his secret is that his real passion lies in education and analyzing literature. He loves his Mathnasium coworkers and enjoys supporting the moderators in both classrooms. His favorite part of the job is finding the gap in a student’s knowledge and using his skills on the job to fill in that gap. “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a passing score on a student’s assessment”, he thinks, in a recent moment of introspection. He believes that it is not about what concepts a student gets wrong on a test, it’s about why and how they got it wrong.

Brooks Franklin

Administrative Assistant
Brooks grew up in La Quinta, California and has previously worked in retail stores and in computer / electronic repair. He joined the Foster City Mathnasium team in early 2018. Starting to work as an instructor, he could very quickly see the impact that Mathnasium had on its students. Towards the end of 2019 he was promoted to an administrative role and with that new perspective he continued to see the benefits of the Mathnasium program. In addition to this, his new role had allowed multiple opportunities for him to learn new skills and gain experience working with new projects. His favorite parts of the job are organizing data collected from student sessions and creating and optimizing processes to make everyone’s job easier and / or more efficient.

Katie

Instructor
From a young age, Katie has been fascinated by math because of its numerous real-world applications. She loves working with students of different ages and adapting her teaching to make their personalities shine. At Mathnasium, she's been able to inspire kids to develop a curiosity and passion for mathematics.

Itati S

Administrative Assistant
Itati graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in business management. She has always had a passion with working with kids and education. Once she had an opportunity to work for Mathnasium she was excited about being able to help kids who need more support with Math. Itati sees the benefits of how Mathnasium has helps students improve their math skills!

Athea K

Instructor
Athea is a freshman in college who began enjoying math in school. She realized how useful study groups are for working through problems alongside others. This led her to take in interest in Mathnasium so she could help kids to work through math in a group setting. In her free time, Athea also enjoys video games, art, and science.

Annie S

Instructor
Annie’s favorite subject in school has always been math. Now that she is a junior in high school she wanted to combine math with her passion for teaching. This combination lends itself perfectly to working with Mathnasium! She enjoys working with students to help them become more passionate and confident in their math skills. In her spare time, Annie enjoys playing tennis, crocheting, and spending time with her two cats.

Alaya E

Instructor
Alaya is a junior in High School and has always been enthusiastic about the subject of math, making her job at Mathnasium a perfect fit. She enjoys teaching and watching students grow and improve in their math skills. Alaya hopes that the students that she teaches are able to apply the skills they learn in the center to their school work, and that their confidence in the classroom will grow. In her free time, Alaya enjoys walking her dog, playing guitar, and traveling/visiting new places.

Katie Y

Instructor
Katie is a senior in high school who has always been fascinated by math because of the subject's real world applications. She loves working with students of different ages and adapting her teaching to make their personalities shine. Through Mathnasium, she has been able to inspire kids to develop a curiosity and passion for mathematics. In her free time, Katie loves to read, play the flute, and run.

Carissa H

Instructor
Carissa is a senior in high school and has always loved math. She became a Mathnasium instructor because she wants to help others learn to love math as well. In her spare time, Carissa enjoys baking, playing music, and creating art.

Bella L

Instructor
Bella is a junior in high school and loves working with kids! Math hasn't always been her favorite subject but she has grown to love the subject over the years and wanted to help other students! Bella enjoys seeing students have their lightbulb moments by helping kids develop new math skills while simultaneously learning to love math just as she did. Bella enjoys playing soccer and lacrosse and, in her free time, hanging out with her friends and family!

Abby L

Instructor
Abby is a senior in high school. She enjoys the challenges of both teaching and learning math. She hopes that the students she teaches come to love math as much as she does! In her spare time Abby enjoys painting, sketching, crafting, baking, cooking, and playing music.

Kay H

Instructor
Kay is currently a senior in high school. She did private tutoring outside of Mathnasium for 2 years and has confidence with her math knowledge and teaching. Kay loves helping students have fun with math! In her spare time, Kay enjoys spending time with her cat and scrolling on Pinterest.

Monica L

Instructor
Monica is a junior in high school and has enjoyed math since she was young. She wanted to combine her love for math with her passion for helping others, making Mathnasium a perfect fit! She hopes to spread her enthusiasm for math and inspire self-confidence in our center's students. In her spare time, Monica enjoys exercising, baking, and hanging out with friends!

Jordan L

Instructor
Jordan is a junior in high school. She always enjoyed math and wanted to help other students. She hopes that students learn new math concepts and have fun while learning. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and getting boba or coffee with friends.

Kiva R

Instructor
Kiva is a senior in high school with a passion for math. He hopes to pursue a major in applied mathematics in college. Kiva's combines fun with his teaching skills to provide a positive learning environment for his students to learn.

Ilay S

Instructor
Ilay is a senior in high school. She has had continuing interest in mathematics throughout her education with her favorite subject being calculus. Her journey started in Mathnasium as a student, inspiring her to become an instructor herself! She strives to guide new learners through the subject she’s grown to love by boosting their confidence and foster understanding along the way. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, making art, and playing video games!

Mia S

Instructor
Mia is a senior in high school who is passionate about inspiring a love for numbers, problem-solving, and critical thinking to students. Outside of teaching, Mia is on the track team, enjoys playing the cello, and loves baking!

MJ K

Instructor
MJ is a freshman in high school and has always enjoyed math and helping kids learn. He wants to help kids understand the fundamentals of math in order to support them throughout their academic career. He hopes that he can help all students not only flourish at school, but also understand the concepts to a deeper level. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and seeking leadership opportunities at his school.

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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