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.

Ramon Talley

Assistant Center Director
I grew up in Livermore and graduated from Sonoma State University. I found that I enjoyed helping struggling students gain mastery of difficult subjects while getting my teaching credential. I love contributing to every student's learning process as a tutor now. What I like about Mathnasium is that it is responsive to every student's individual needs while maintaining a fun environment.

Shibani Otis

Assistant Center Director
I have a B.S. in Mathematics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I chose a Math degree over an Engineering one because I enjoy problem solving and overcoming barriers. I've been tutoring since 2009 while I was attending my local community college. Throughout college, I held various jobs, but nothing compared to the tutoring and teaching aid ones. The fulfillment I received from helping students was immense. Growing up, I had math anxiety of my own which I was able to overcome. Working at Mathnasium allows me to keep helping students to overcome their fear of Math and aspire for a better future.

Ben Perry

Senior Instructor
I graduated from University of Utah with a BS in Statistics. I am currently preparing to take the first two Actuarial Exams this summer. I first started tutoring math privately as a student at Granada High School in 2011. I continued to tutor privately and at my university's free math lab. I love how, as a math tutor, I am able to use my talents to help others grow.

Cedric Niguidula

Senior Instructor
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, which emphasized quantitative math and science courses. Prior to joining Mathnasium, I was a math tutor for elementary and middle school students when I lived in Stamford, Connecticut. In addition, I have also been an independent consultant working on various IT project initiatives. Starting from my childhood until college, math was always my favorite subject, and I am very passionate about it. I enjoy sharing this passion by teaching math. It's such a great feeling knowing that, as an instructor, I am able to help students become confident and happy.

Jonathan Cheng

Senior Instructor
I have a Master's from UC Irvine and Bachelor's from UC Riverside both for Electrical Engineering. Throughout college, I've helped numerous peers with courses regarding mathematics, science, and engineering. During high school, I also taught middle school common core math. As I prepare for my future endeavors into the engineering industry, I wanted to take this time to continue to hone my teaching skills.

Kevin Lopez

Senior Instructor
I graduated from SJSU with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Computational Mathematics in the Spring of 2022. I worked as a teaching assistant at SJSU while I was completing my degree. During my time at SJSU, I learned that I enjoy working on problems in groups and sharing what I have learned with others. I found myself to be a capable mentor. I enjoy sharing my problem solving tips and tricks to others who are eager to learn. I particularly enjoy teaching at Mathnasium because I am able to teach and have fun at the same time.

Lauren Hammond

Senior Instructor
I have a B.S. in both Communications and Elementary Education, and a Masters in Education with an emphasis on middle school mathematics. After teaching preschool, kindergarten and third grade, I chose to focus on Math because I wanted to help students overcome fears and general dislike of the subject. I specialized in the middle school grades because I wanted to be a mentor to students during that awkward life stage. I also believe middle school math covers the foundational math skills necessary to having a successful adult life. Working at Mathnasium allows me to do what I love- teach students to understand math.

Lucas Bateson

Senior Instructor
I graduated UC: Santa Cruz in 2014 with my bachelors in economics. I worked at Squaw Valley Academy as a Math and Test Prep teacher for several years before I switched my focus to private instruction. I have been tutoring professionally since I was hired by my college in 2011.

William Crowhurst

Senior Instructor
I am a Physics student at Las Positas College. At the end of next year I plan to transfer to a four year program and obtain a Batchelor's. I have always enjoyed figuring out and solving math problems. Over the last few years I have engaged in a variety of math competitions including Mathcounts and AMC. Math is my favorite subject and I find enjoyment in studying and teaching it.

Zarah Taufique

Senior Instructor
I am a Computer Engineering student at San Jose State. I grew up in Austin, Texas and discovered my love for math during middle school. At the start of 2020, I began tutoring elementary students in Math, English, and Science. Through my Zoom and in-person lessons, I realized teaching math has not only been a strong suit of mine, but something I genuinely enjoy. Each student is unique and noticing how their individual strengths come out in their work is my favorite part of teaching.

Anderson Schwarer

Junior Instructor
I am a concurrent student at Livermore High School. Ever since I was student at Mathnasium, I have come to realize the joy and satisfaction of not only understanding, but actually enjoying math. This understanding helped me accelerate further into greater levels. Growing up, I have found particular fulfillment in teaching peers around me and I am grateful to be granted the opportunity to fulfill that dream to other students.

Ryan Kennedy

Junior Instructor
I am a senior at Livermore High School and I have always found a passion for math and helping others. I find that it is fulling to aid people in understanding topics that I myself feel confident in. I have been academically successful in math, so I think that it is my best subject to teach. Additionally, math is such an important skill in any one person’s life, so making sure the right foundations are set is crucial and something I strive to do at Mathnasium.

Sanjay Ravishankar

Junior Instructor
I grew up as a child in India, and I am currently a student at Amador Valley High School. Since I started middle school, I was always passionate about mathematics, physics, and astronomy. I love to work at Mathnasium because it combines my two passions: mathematics and spreading knowledge.

Vansh Chhabra

Junior Instructor
As a high school student at Amador Valley High School, my passion for STEM has grown tremendously, with mathematics being a particular interest of mine. I have actively participated in various math, physics, and coding competitions. Additionally, I have found great fulfillment in sharing my love for math with others as I believe knowledge is most valuable when shared. I love working with other students at Mathnasium where I can help them experience the wonders of math and witness their "aha" moments.

Yair Cohen

Junior Instructor
I am a high school junior at Granada High School. I’ve always enjoyed learning math. Not just as a set of operations or rules, but rather as a tool to analyze the world and make practical use of the widely diverse skillset. I feel privileged to be able to extend my passion to our students by guiding their journey of learning mathematics in school and beyond.

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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