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: San Marino High School

Major: Undecided

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!

Mingen (Eric) L

Instructor
School Attended: Pasadena City College

Major: Mathematics

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy cooking!

What I love about Mathnasium: I love the relaxed atmosphere and really enjoy the achievement of teaching students!

With Mathnasium Since: August 2023

Interesting Facts: I like playing the drums and was a member of the percussion section of a wind band in highschool.

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!

Valerie L

Instructor
School Attended: CSULB

Major: Nursing

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy traveling and trying out new foods, especially Japanese food!

What I love about Mathnasium: I love the opportunity to interact with a variety of different students

With Mathnasium Since: December 2023

Interesting Facts: I graduated from Nursing School at the age of 20

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!

Alejandra C

Education Specialist
Alejandra graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Shortly after graduation, Alejandra joined the Mathnasium of Pasadena team as an instructor and advanced her way to Center Director over the course of 3 years. As Education Specialist, she is now in charge of all student learning plans, training of new instructors, and furthering the training of current instructors alongside Xavier, the District Support Specialist.

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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