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.

Shadnaz Bordbar

Shadnaz is a student at UCLA. She is planning to attend medical school. Her mom is a high school math teacher who has always taught Shadnaz how to see the fun in math and its connection to the world around us. Shadnaz enjoys math and believes that it will make much more sense if you enjoy it too. Outside of math, her two other favorite things to do are exploring new places and creating music on her piano.

Alyssa Crabbe

Alyssa, currently a biology student at UC Davis with a focus on ecology, showcases her passion for teaching as an instructor at Mathnasium. Her dedication to fostering a positive learning environment and her adept engagement with students reflect her commitment to facilitating understanding and enthusiasm for mathematics. Beyond her instructional role, Alyssa enjoys pursuing her interests in watching TV/movies, playing soccer, and exploring new destinations through travel.

Fiona Kurniawan

Fiona, a dynamic member of our team, brings her passion for mathematics and chemistry to the forefront. As a dedicated student at UC Berkeley, she has honed her skills through unwavering determination, mastering the intricate nuances of her subjects. Fueled by a profound appreciation for mathematics instilled in her by both her mother and a dedicated teacher, Fiona firmly believes in the joy and accessibility of mathematics once its fundamental concepts are comprehended. Beyond her academic pursuits, Fiona finds solace and enrichment in the realms of literature and music during her leisure time.

Daniela Kaylee Arif

Daniela is a valued member of our Mathnasium team. Currently pursuing her studies in neuroscience at Diablo Valley College, she aspires to transfer to a UC in the near future. Daniela attributes her solid foundation in math to the guidance of exceptional teachers who adeptly conveyed mathematical concepts. Recognizing the significance of mathematics, she is passionate about assisting others in comprehending its intricacies and enhancing their skills. Beyond her academic pursuits, Daniela unwinds by indulging in Netflix during her leisure time.

Rafa Mojica

Meet Rafa, our dedicated math enthusiast! Currently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Diablo Valley College, Rafa finds immense joy in sharing his passion for mathematics with students. Inspired by his exceptional mentors, he prioritizes conceptual understanding over rote memorization, empowering learners to appreciate the elegance of mathematical principles. Beyond the classroom, Rafa indulges in his love for cycling, often participating in bicycle tournaments for fun. Join Rafa on a journey to discover the excitement and fulfillment that mathematics can offer as you build both your skills and confidence!

Nika Panbehchi

Nika is a student at UC Berkeley, majoring in genetics, with a strong aspiration to pursue a career in dentistry. Her enthusiasm for tackling challenges drives her to explore mathematics deeply, and she takes pleasure in assisting fellow students as they navigate their mathematical journeys. Nika is dedicated to connecting with students in innovative ways, aiming to cultivate a dynamic and interactive learning atmosphere. Apart from her academic pursuits, she has a profound passion for art and drawing, enjoys playing volleyball, and finds joy in cooking.

Leo Alcocer

Leo is currently a student at DVC pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering, driven by his passion for space exploration. An avid problem-solver, he relishes tackling complex mathematical puzzles. Outside of academics, Leo finds joy in both virtual and outdoor social activities. Whether engaging with his online circle or mountain biking alongside his local friends, Leo values these connections. Additionally, he indulges in skateboarding, reading, and playing the bass guitar during his leisure hours.

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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