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.

Enayat (Nate)

Enayat received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Sharif University of Technology (Tehran-Iran) in 1976 and has been teaching and tutoring ever since. Throughout his time in Tehran (the capital city of Iran), he focused on math instruction at middle and high school levels. He has gained invaluable experiences regarding communication with his students and their families throughout his career. When Nate is not instructing Mathnasium students, he enjoys hiking, playing soccer, watching television, and reading historical novels.

Petr Tupitsyn

Petr is a first-year student at UCLA studying for his bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. He loves math, airplanes, and music. Petr’s hometown is Saratoga, CA where he likes to visit his 4 year old brother and his cat, Schubert. Outside of Mathnasium, Petr loves hanging out with his friends, playing jazz on his flute, and enjoying LA food.

Ari St. Jacques

Lead Instructor
Ari is studying to get his Bachelor's degree in Computational and Systems Biology at UCLA with the goal of one day working in research. He hails from the great north of Auburn, California and will happily discuss what is "actually NorCal." Outside of the classroom Ari loves to rock climb, swim, and read.

Jon Trujilo

Jon is currently studying psychobiology with a minor in science education at UCLA. He bounces between wanting to go into medicine or teaching. During his free time, Jon likes to play competitive video games, try new restaurants with friends, and travel, whether it be a road trip or vacation. A fun fact about Jon is that he's obsessed with The Weeknd and even went to two concerts in the same year, both times dressed as The Weeknd.

Jin Choi

Jin is a current student with a Bachelor's degree in Art at University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a minor in Interdisciplinary Design minor. He plans on becoming a graphic designer once he finishes his school. Jin has lived in several cities, L.A., Minneapolis, and Atlanta, and the list continues to grow. His favorite Starbucks drink is Matcha blended Frappuccino.

Cole Turner

Cole is currently a student at Santa Monica College. His passion for both computers and math have inspired him to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science. In his free time Cole enjoys spending time with his husky, computer programming, and playing video games. He has even done some work playtesting video games for gaming companies before they release.

Drew Stern

Drew is currently a student at Santa Monica High School. His favorite subject at school is Biology. He plans on becoming a geneticist and aspires to be a student at UCLA. He is always interested in learning new things and spends time answering absurd theoretical questions. He also spend time collecting soaps from different places and of different scents. He loves to read (especially non fiction and fantasy), watch sitcoms, and play video games.

Maddie Gross

Maddie is attending USC and planning to major in biophysics. She has grown up in L.A. but loves to travel. She also enjoys track and field and listening to music.

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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