Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting; our unique approach enables us to explain concepts really well and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn! Read below to learn more about our talented team:
Scott Rubin, Center Director/Owner
Scott received his Bachelors in Finance from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. He then received his MBA in Management from Pace University. He has worked as a financial analyst on wall street with JPMorgan and other finance companies until he moved to Marin County. Scott has always had a passion for math. Starting at a young age he was constantly coming up with creative ways to solve math problems. In order to give back to the community he tutored math voluntarily at a high school in NYC. Scott enjoyed tutoring so much that he looked into changing careers and that is when he found Mathnasium, a perfect fit. Scott, his wife Christine and their maltipoo Mylos moved to Marin County in Jun 2012 to start a new life. The original plan was to open up a Mathnasium in or near NYC, but after visiting relatives in Tiburon they decided that was the place for them. Since then, Scott delayed opening his Mathnasium for a year in order to prepare for the big move. He spent that time tutoring at other Mathnasium's and spending 100's of hours learning the Mathnasium Method. Scott is a Mathnasium master certified center director. Someone who is master certified has received the highest certification level Mathnasium offers.
Christine Rubin, Center Director/Owner
Christine has a bachelor's degree in marketing and international business from NYU.
Colin DiGrazia, Assistant Center Director (2013-Present)
Colin used to be a private music instructor and was working towards his B.A. in Jazz Studies and Performance. After realizing that music was not his true calling, Colin was able to find his passion for Statistics and Probability. He also tutored Algebra and Statistics at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Colin lived his whole life in Marin County.
Sebastian Brear, Lead Instructor (2015-Present)
Sebastian is currently a Sophomore at College of Marin after graduating from Tam High a semester early in 2016. He is currently taking Calculus III and is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Max Greiner, Instructor (2014-Present)
Max is an Oakland-based progressive educator, school counseling (PPS & LPCC), social justice research fellow & volunteer, activist, writer, artist, and musician. His primary goal is to unite creativity, mental health, and education as interlinked components of a brighter future for education.
Max began working with students in West Philadelphia elementary schools in 2008 while receiving a degree in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, with the hope of finding fun and innovative solutions to systemic educational problems and injustices towards underserved inner city students. He received a masters in Education from the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, and will receive a second masters in school counseling at the University of San Francisco in 2018.
Eric Weinstock, Instructor (2013-Present)
Eric has been tutoring math since he was in the eighth grade (he was asked to tutor 7th graders). After getting his MA from Columbia University he has worked as a teacher and tutor as well as stints in housing and corporate finance. He has created an SAT preparation course and prepares students for all three sections of the exam. He said, "I love teaching at Mathnasium. The energy of both the students and the staff here is so positive and uplifting."