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.

Ethan Guice

I have recently transferred to SDSU and am currently pursuing a degree in Paleontology. Science and Math is how we appreciate the beauty of the natural world around us. I fell in love with them at a young age. Sharing that by making the STEM fields exciting and approachable for everyone but especially for children, is something I hope to achieve. Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Rocks, and General Nerdiness Favorite Math Joke: Are monsters good at math? Not unless you count dracula.

Justin Cunningham

I am a high school junior at Helix Charter High School. I am currently taking AP Calculus BC. I love math and really enjoy learning how it’s used in the real world. I thought working here would be a great job since I’m doing something I love to do. Hobbies: Watching movies, playing video games, hanging out with friends Math Joke: Math puns are the first sine of madness.

Jack Davenport

I am married (to Lauren), and I’m a retired systems engineer and Anglican minister. I have always loved math and enjoy helping others understand its (sometimes) confusing principles. Teaching students at Mathnasium helps keep my mind sharp and gives me the opportunity to help many young learners. Hobbies: Golf, astronomy Enjoys: Writing Favorite Math Joke: Did you know that 37% of all statistics are made up on the spot?

Vipula Roy

Center Director
I am a software project manager who attributes her success to her access to quality education, particularly math. Owning and running Mathnasium of Santee is my way of doing my bit to extend the same privilege and opportunities that I recieved as a child, to the next generation, for excelling in math

Jake Sanderlin

I am currently a finance major at San Diego State University. I have worked summer programs for middle and elementary school kids, and I have always enjoyed teaching new skills to kids. Math has always been my favorite subject, so working at Mathnasium is perfect! I hope to help students grow in both their knowledge and their love for math. Hobbies: basketball, video games, reading Enjoys: strategy games, hanging out with friends, Taco Bell, Mountain Dew Baja Blast Favorite Math Joke: Negative numbers are so confusing… I will stop at nothing to avoid them!

Mia May

I am an undergraduate student at San Diego State University and pursuing my B.S. in Chemistry. I’ve been volunteering with all age-ranges of kids for over 5 years, and love being able to help students grasp topics better. Math can be a tricky subject but is so rewarding and even fun when you understand it! Hobbies: Reading, running, drinking tea! Enjoys: the beach, time with my friends, fall and winter, rom-coms Favorite Math Joke: Why does 0 have such a hard time finding a job? It doesn't have a degree

Leonardo Mark

I am a UCSD Visual Arts graduate aspiring to create a career in the fields of illustration, animation, and to be an artist for a video game studio. I have been a tutor of middle/high school students since September of 2023, and have found that I enjoy teaching. I have always had an aptitude for mathematics, and I want to better teach students in a way that will get them to like the concepts and the act of learning. Hobbies: Drawing, Playing video games, Painting Enjoys: Organizing things, driving, puzzles Favorite Math Joke: I met someone who loved math but hated fractions. As a result, he always felt really divided.

Shaelyn O’Neal

About Me: I am a current student at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego studying Mathematics with a focus in secondary education. This is my first official job, but I have previously been a volunteer Teacher’s Aide for A.P. Calculus AB and worked with students via my high school’s peer counseling program. I hope to help impart the love of math to those younger than me. Hobbies: Reading, writing, various forms of art, piano Enjoys: Math, sci-fi/fantasy, good conversation Favorite Math Joke: Solve: 230-220*.5. Believe it or not, the answer is 5!

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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