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, in Diamond Bar & Phoenix for 5 years, he decied to help serve his home town of Santa Clarita. 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.


Lead Instructor
Shabana is currently studying at College of the Canyons, and hopes to become an Elementary School teacher. She plans to transfer to Cal State University Northridge to complete her Bachelor's degree in 2022. Math was her favorite subject through High School, and she used to help her friends who struggled in math by showing them different perspectives of concepts to help them understand them. She loves working with kids and has experience as a private math tutor teaching Algebra. When she is free, Shabana likes to spend time with family, watching movies or playing board games, and plays golf with her Dad on the weekends.


Jaline is currently a senior at Saugus High School. She has excelled in AP and Honors math classes throughout high school and after being enrolled as a private student at Mathnasium, took an interest in children's education. After high school, she plans to attend COC then pursue a career in physical therapy. Jaline wants to help kids understand concepts that may be difficult for them in order to better their understanding of math. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, listen to music, and go places with her friends.


Eric first started working at Mathnasium because he always had an adept ability to learn, understand, and as it turns out, teach math. Eric is attending College of the Canyons and plans to transfer after two years to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to pursue a career in mechanical engineering. At Mathnasium, Eric excels at communicating with students, being encouraging, and helping students better understand math. In his free time, Eric enjoys playing music, getting active, and watching movies and TV shows. Eric is always looking for ways to improve himself and become the best instructor he can be.


Daniela is currently a senior in high school attending Golden Valley High School. After graduating, she plans to attend a 4-year university where she will major in criminology. Daniela is dedicated and passionate about helping students succeed in their math journey as well as making each session engaging and enjoyable. She has taken math all the way through Honors Algebra 2/Trig and is currently taking Statistics.In her spare time, Daniela loves to hangout with her friends, go to the beach, and go on hikes.


Ben is currently a senior at Hart High School. He has taken honors math courses up to Precalculus, taking AP Statistics and AP Computer Science his senior year. Math has always been enjoyable for him and that extends to his work ethic. Ben loves working with kids and helping inspire them to do their best and excel in school. In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching television shows, and listening to music.


Nathan is currently a junior at Valencia High School. He has a strong passion for math, which has been a consistent area of success throughout his education. After high school, he hopes to major in business administration and aspires to open a cafe. Nathan is dedicated to helping students understand math in new ways and finds satisfaction in seeing others work to grasp challenging concepts. In his free time, Nathan finds joy in traveling, watching shows and movies, sketching, and taking photos.


Zaide is currently a junior at Saugus High School and taking AP Calculus AB. He has excelled in math throughout his education and has developed quite a passion for it. Zaide became an instructor this summer to share his love of math with others, and enjoys talking with the kids and helping them, all with a smile on his face! Zaide hopes to major in psychology at UCLA and focus on child psychiatry in med school. Besides teaching math, he enjoys choir, playing piano, and tennis. His favorite part of being an instructor is connecting with the kids and asking them about their days.

Fabian Lebron

Fabian graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing Media with a minor in Biblical Studies from the Master’s University. Fabian has worked with children in various organizations and has a natural gift of making connections with students. He is committed to helping the center in every way possible, and is excited to help students grow in their knowledge and love of math. He is dedicated to implementing the mission of Mathnasium, and firmly believes in the program. Fabian's goal is that every student feel welcomed and encouraged while having fun learning math. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies and television, listening to music, and exercising. Fabian is thrilled to be apart of the Mathnasium team!

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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