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.


Associate Center Director
Being the second oldest in a family of six, Rita was born into the role of a leader and teacher. She obtained a double major in Dance and Comparative Literature as well as a minor in Educational Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Graduating at the height of the pandemic, Rita experienced first-hand the academic and emotional struggles of her siblings and their classmates which propelled her to do anything she can to help. At Mathnasium, she teaches students her favorite mantra: “I can do hard things”; a mindset that not only applies to math but translates to every other part of their lives. In her free time, Rita enjoys dancing ballet and watching cooking shows.


Associate Center Director
Josh was born and raised in Long Beach, where he attended Long Beach City College. During his time there he found his passion for teaching and math, and changed majors before transferring to California State University Long Beach where he graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics. Josh has a strong history of helping others, having worked as a math tutor at LBCC for several years, and also working as a camp counselor working with kids in an outdoor setting. In his free time, he enjoys carpentry, video games, and going camping.


Lead Instructor
Enrique was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He studied computer science at El Camino College before transferring to California State University Long Beach. STEM subjects have always been his favorite. He previously worked for a non-profit teaching kids robotics and programming where he discovered his love for teaching. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering and building with different electronics.


Lead Instructor
Leif was born in the Philippines and raised in Southern California. Following his passion for technology, he recently earned multiple computer technician certifications in various fields. When it comes to math, Leif did not have a natural affinity for it. With repeated practice, he developed a respect for it due to its immense possibilities and real life applications-- even in the most unlikely situations. Having personal experience with struggling in math, he wishes to teach children of all ages to appreciate math and its practicalities in the simplest way possible. When not at Mathnasium, Leif enjoys tinkering with hardware, watching anime, and playing video games.


Tracey is currently attending the University of California, Riverside, as a cellular, molecular, and developmental biology major. She went to Mira Costa High School where she finished AP Calculus BC in her junior year. Tracey fell in love with math when she started attending Mathnasium as a young elementary school student. She worked as an instructor during her last year of high school before going to college. She decided to come back to work at Mathnasium after taking a year off during her first year of college because she missed working with the kids and seeing their math skills improve. Outside of school, Tracey is a figure skater and plays the cello. When not practicing or training, Tracey loves going to Disneyland, hanging out with her friends, and going on food adventures.


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Savannah is currently attending the University of California, Los Angeles, working toward a B.S. degree in Neuroscience. Her passions are teaching and offering support to her fellow peers. Savannah had an up-and-down relationship with math growing up, but once she understood the concepts and found real-life applications, she learned to love it! Her favorite hobbies are figure skating, reading Greek mythology, and hanging out with friends!


Elliot was born and raised in Los Angeles and competed in competition math placing Top 20 in the state in 8th grade. He graduated from Mira Costa high school in 2020 and currently attends Santa Monica College where he is in his second year studying to pursue a major in statistics. Elliot has been teaching math for the past 3 years and loves helping people learn and improve in math. In his off time he enjoys soccer and is an avid fan of Borussia Dortmund and enjoys playing video games.


Jackson has grown up in the South Bay and currently attends Mira Costa High School. He enjoys doing math and learning new things in the subject. In his free time he plays water polo and swims for Mira Costa. He also enjoys going to the beach with friends.


Ava Marisa is from Hermosa Beach, CA and attends Mira Costa High School. She has loved math since preschool and likes that no matter what, there’s a definite answer to every problem. She loves working with kids and helping them enjoy math as well. Ava Marisa is also passionate about reading, sewing, and theater.


Hayley was born and raised in the South Bay. She graduated from Mira Costa in 2021 and currently attends Santa Monica College, pursuing a degree in communications. From teaching music to teaching math, she has always had a passion for helping kids.


Ryan grew up in Manhattan Beach and goes to Mira Costa High School. Ever since he was a kid, he loved the challenge that math brought and always sought out a greater challenge. To Ryan, math is always about problem solving and he looks forward to helping others work through these challenges as well.


Bella was raised in Hermosa Beach and now lives in San Pedro while attending Mira Costa High School. She is passionate about math and youth education and volunteers alongside work. She aspires to be an Illustrator and spends her free time drawing and doing theater.


Peter is from Redondo Beach and is a senior at Redondo Union High School. He always enjoys figuring out a tough problem and finding the solution. In his free time, he likes to build robots.


Jack has grown up in Hermosa Beach and currently attends Mira Costa High School. He enjoys learning about different math and physics concepts. Jack plays soccer in his free time and enjoys watching other sports. He has always loved working with kids and hopes that he can pass on his knowledge to better them in math.


Amanda grew up in Southern California. She has completed multiple honors math courses and is currently taking an AP statistics course. She likes helping others learn skills and tricks to tackle math challenges. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading, soccer, and hanging out with her rabbit.


Erika grew up in Hermosa Beach and currently attends Saint Mary’s Prep School. She has a passion for math, learning, animals, and working with others. She enjoys helping kids build their knowledge, skills, and passion for math.


Rhys grew up in New York and moved to the bay area in 2018. He currently attends Mira Costa High School. He has always been interested in math from a young age and liked the subject, even when it was challenging. His favorite math subject is geometry. In his spare time, he enjoys cars, drawing, and listening to music.


Kayla was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from Archer School for Girls in 2021, where she worked as a peer tutor. She currently attends Santa Monica College, pursuing an education and career in film production. She is passionate about movies, music, and learning.

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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