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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:

CenterDirectorJasmin Mortazavi, Center Director 

Jasmin is the Center Director at Mathnasium of Newport Beach. Prior to opening her Mathnasium center, Jasmin worked as a high school math teacher for 12 years. She earned a Masters in Education and teaching credential from Pepperdine University. Having struggled with math as a child, Jasmin is enthusiastic about helping every child in the Newport Beach community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. She has taught and tutored children of all ages, and she is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community. Married with 2 kids, Jasmin also loves volunteering in her son, Maddox's class and spending time with her daughter, Emma.


David, Instructor

David is one of the instructors at Mathnasium of Newport Beach.  Math has played an instrumental role throughout his life.  His experience as a nuclear power plant operator for the US Navy, entailed complicated operations that relied heavily on his math knowledge.  David has realized that teaching and math are important to him and hopes that his passion for both can benefit others.  He is currently working towards meeting the requirements to become a teacher.


Kate, Instructor

Kate is one of the instructors at  Mathnasium of Newport Beach.  She is here from New Zealand for a few years and we are lucky to have her as a member of the family.  Her desire for math and helping students is so strong that this is her second job.  She works full time  during the day and then joins us at the center afterwards.  Kate has a natural number sense that allows her to work effortlessly with students of all ages.  


Sam, Instructor

Sam is a full time college student that has accelerated in math since early on.  He is majoring in Physics with aspirations to become a researcher in the field of electromagnetism.  Sam has an ability to make the most complex math seem simple as he works with many of our higher level students.       





 Sylvia, Instructor

 Sylvia has worked in the field of education for many years.  She has a gentle and           calm approach when working with students.  Her experience enables her to               present concepts in a variety of ways to allow students to gain a deep understanding     of the material.