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.

Ankeen Arestakesyan

Assistant Center Director
Ankeen is of Iraqi Armenian descent and moved to the United States in 2017. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and is currently pursuing a Master's degree at California State University, Northridge. Ankeen enjoys learning new languages, music, coding websites, and playing video games in her free time. She also enjoys playing badminton and snowboarding.

Alexandra

Lead Instructor
Alexandra is a current mechanical engineering student at LMU. Her love for math began in high school when she began to challenge herself with advanced math courses. Having taken a wide range of math courses, she finds beauty in the complexity of mathematics. and its applications She enjoys working with students and seeing their interest in math grow. Helping students gain confidence in themselves and their math abilities is the most rewarding part of her role.

Janeth

Instructor
Janeth graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she previously worked as a math tutor. She is passionate about helping students build strong mathematical foundations so they can reach more advanced levels of math, and enjoys sharing various problem-solving approaches to make learning more interesting. Her hobbies include learning new coding languages, reading, and craft making.

Angelina

Instructor
Angelina is currently a high school student at LACES Magnet. Having benefited from her time as a student at Mathnasium during elementary school, Angelina recognizes the importance of early math education. She currently works as an instructor at Mathnasium to help other children discover the joys of learning math. With her strong foundation in mathematics and science, Angelina aspires to pursue a career in biomedical engineering and finance. In her leisure time, Angelina enjoys a variety of hobbies, including playing table tennis, practicing the piano, immersing herself in Chinese dramas, volunteering in her community, and exploring new destinations through travel.

Dan Saposhnik

Director of Operations
Dan graduated from the University of Arizona in 1985 with a B.S. in Microbiology and from Hofstra University's Graduate School of Business in 1990 with an MBA in Accounting. He worked as a CPA with public accounting firm Price Waterhouse and has built successful companies in various fields including real estate and executive recruiting. Dan's passion for teaching and love for working with kids is rooted in family tradition. His mother was a highly regarded principal in Las Vegas for nearly 30 years. Dan has taught and tutored children of all ages and was a mentor for underprivileged children. Dan is committed to significantly increasing Las Vegas children's math skills, their understanding of math concepts and their overall school performance. "We provide lots of warm encouragement in a very positive learning environment so that children build their confidence and develop a winning attitude towards math. Our kids learn math in a way that makes sense to them. They get excited about math and this spirit carries over into everything they do."

Laurie Wasser Saposhnik

Director of Marketing and Community Outreach
Laurie graduated from UCLA in 1986 with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Prior to joining Mathnasium, Laurie worked for various Fortune 500 high tech companies such as IBM, SAP, EMC, TIBCO and MicroStrategy. Laurie's passion for teaching and love for working with kids is rooted in family tradition. Her father taught special education at the high school level for over 30 years in California. Laurie is committed to partnering with the Las Vegas community to increase Las Vegas children's math skills, their understanding of math concepts and their confidence in their ability to be successful.

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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