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.

Haiqi (Niko) W

Assistant Center Director
School Attended: Georgia State University

Major: Mathematics and Biostatistics

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy hiking and playing with my cat

What I love about Mathnasium: I love that Mathnasium is a fun place to share my own experiences learning math

With Mathnasium Since: September 2022

Interesting Facts: I have a cat and 2 chincillas!

Celeste T

Lead Instructor
School Attended: Cal State Long Beach

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy making art, playing games, doing crafts, designing, and writing!

What I love about Mathnasium: I love making a difference in kids' math education and seeing them understand difficult concepts!

With Mathnasium Since: September 2022

Interesting Facts: I love painting and making digital art

Caleb T

Instructor
School Attended: Pasadena City College

Major: Nursing

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy reading and cooking!

What I love about Mathnasium: I love being able to help students expand their skills

With Mathnasium Since: November 2022

Interesting Facts: I once helped build homes for the homeless

Nikole Y

Instructor
School Attended: Pasadena City College

Major: Math or Engineering

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy dancing and swimming!

What I love about Mathnasium: I love the friendly environment that fosters the students growth

With Mathnasium Since: January 2023

Interesting Facts: I love ice cream!

Max Y

Instructor
School Attended: Pasadena City College

Major: Kinesiology

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy playing basketball, video games like Valorant, and crocheting

What I love about Mathnasium: I love the environment because the students and instructors are energetic and it makes it a fun place to work!

With Mathnasium Since: August 2023

Interesting Facts: My full name is Maximilian, but no one calls me it.

Jessica L

Instructor
School Attended: Pasadena City College

Major: Economics

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy reading, listening to music, and hanging out with my friends

What I love about Mathnasium: I love that we can teach kids to be confident in their math abilities!

With Mathnasium Since: September 2023

Interesting Facts: I love to sleep for long periods of times!

Adam R

Instructor
School Attended: CSULA

Major: Computer Science transitioning to Math

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy playing video games like FF14, playing the violin, and am learning to box

What I love about Mathnasium: I love how chill the students are! It's fun to get to teach in a more relaxed environment

With Mathnasium Since: September 2023

Interesting Facts: I'm great at video games! Challenge me anytime!

Katryna H

Instructor
School Attended: Cal Poly Pomona

Major: Hospitality Management

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy basketball, hiking, traveling, and cooking/baking!

What I love about Mathnasium: I love the collaborative and friendly environment.

With Mathnasium Since: November 2023

Interesting Facts: I've traveled to over 10 countries!

Justin P

Instructor
School Attended: Brandeis University

Major: Biology / Chemistry

Hobbies and Interests: I love all sports, but especially Football and Soccer. I have been playing Fantasy Football with friends for over 10 years. My current favorite players are Puka Nacua and Jude Bellingham. In High School, I was a member of my school's Math Team and loved entering Math Competitions.

What I love about Mathnasium: Mathnasium makes math fun for both students and instructors!

With Mathnasium Since: March 2024

Interesting Facts: I am originally from Boston, MA. I love all New England seasons but esecially the Fall foloage. I love going to the beach with family and friends to eat lobster and seafood!

Fernanda C

Instructor
School Attended: University of California Riverside, PCC, & Mt. Sac

Major: Biology, EMT, & Radiology Technologist

Hobbies and Interests: Coffee Enthusiast! I enjoy finding new shops and making my own coffee at home. I am also a huge fan of Stitch from Lili & Stitch!

What I love about Mathnasium: Watching students grow in their math education.

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Yunah C

Instructor
School Attended: South Pasadena High School (attending: Northeastern University in Fall 2024)

Major: Computter Enginerring / Science

Hobbies and Interests: I love working out, biking, and hiking! Aside from physical activities/hobbies, I als enjoy cooking, Formula 1 Racing, environmental sustainability, and music!

What I love about Mathnasium: The welcoming environment it has for all students

With Mathnasium Since: March 2024

Interesting Facts: I played Volleyball for 6 years!

Andrew M

District Manager
School Attended: University of San Diego

Major: Economics

Hobbies and Interests: Football, Music, Spending time with friends, Reading about Psychology

What I love about Mathnasium: I love working with all of my students and coworkers! I enjoy going to the different centers and helping them figure out ways that each center can be the best it can possibly be.

With Mathnasium Since: December 2016

Interesting Facts: I've played guitar and drums since I was in middle school!

Daniela M

District Support Specialist
Daniela graduated from the University of Southern California in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Pure Mathematics. She joined the Mathnasium of Pasadena team and served as their Assistant Center Director from 2022 - 2024. As our District Support Specialist, she works with centers in our local district to ensure that we never miss a beat and continue providing only the highest quality math instruction for our students.

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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