Mathnasium 14405 Baseline Ave, #420, Fontana CA 92336 (909) 822-6284   northfontana@mathnasium.com

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Our Team

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:

Eric Gani, Owner/Center Director 

Eric is the Owner and Center Director at Mathnasium of North Fontana.  He has an MBA from California State University of Fullerton and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of California at Irvine.  Eric started his career as an Engineer in the Chemical and Aerospace Industry and later transition into management role in a publicly traded Pharmaceutical Company.  After decades of working in the corporate world, he decided to pursue his dream of starting his own business.  He currently owns other businesses but his passion for teaching and working with children led him to Mathnasium.  There is nothing more rewarding than coaching and guiding a young mind and watch them learn and grow.  The Mathnasium method is in perfect alignment with Eric’s teaching philosophy where we focused on teaching for understanding and in a way that makes sense to the child.

 

Alex Carlson, Assistant Center Director

Alex Carlson graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a degree in Mathematics with a concentration in education. Alex’s background includes years of education working for Cypress Community College’s Math Learning Center as the Statistics and Calculus lead tutor and eventually becoming the Director of the learning center, working for several smaller tutoring centers that focused on elementary and middle school mathematics, and the Jaime Escalante Math Program through the Los Angeles Community College District.  At a young age, Alex struggled with mathematics to the point of nearly not finishing high school and it was not until an individual helped build his foundational mathematics daily that he found his love for education in general. After starting college and recommending a series of workshops and focused study sessions, Alex started the path that leads him to the Mathnasium of North Fontana to continue to assist young students in succeeding as his mentor once did for him. 

 

Jairo Mora, Lead Instructor

Jairo is currently attending California Polytechnic State University, Pomona majoring in Applied Mathematics.  He has taught as a marching band instructor at several high schools in the Riverside and San Bernardino area, primarily focusing on percussion.  Jairo has been tutoring in Mathematics since the beginning of high school and has recently started private tutoring after spending a couple of years teaching percussion.  Outside of the classroom, he prefers to spend his time studying and discovering the connections between Music and Mathematics, as well as how to teach musical concepts through Mathematics.

Jairo’s main focus when it comes to tutoring is making sure that the students are developing critical thinking skills and diligence when it comes to working on harder problems, all while strengthening their enjoyment of Mathematics and Education.  He hopes to be able to inspire people to pursue further education by making them feel more comfortable with a teaching environment where they don’t feel negative emotions but instead, feel welcome to ask questions and talk to him whenever they feel stuck.  Jairo is excited to join the Mathnasium team and to share the joy of Mathematics with others.

 

Daisy Castaneda, Instructor

Daisy is a student at California Baptist University, majoring in Mathematics with a concentration in Advanced Studies.  She hopes to continue her educational career by pursuing a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics.  She has previous experience working with and tutoring children.  She enjoys helping children grow their love for mathematics and believes learning math can be fun.  During her free time, she enjoys helping her younger siblings in their studies.

 

Julius Premdas, Instructor

Julius is attending Cal Poly Pomona to acquire his Master's degree in Pure Mathematics. Julius graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics. He has previously tutored at Riverside City College and presented at the Joint Math Meeting Conference in Baltimore to share his observation on Pascal's Triangle. Julius loves math and hopes to become a high school teacher, community college lecturer, or state college lecturer to help others with math. During his free time, he enjoys video games, expanding on pre-existing concepts of math, and weightlifting.

 

Emmeline Guzman, Instructor

Emmeline is a student at University of California Riverside majoring in Mathematics for Teachers of Secondary School. She has been a volunteer math tutor at Fontana Adult School and a mentor/tutor at Fremont Elementary school.  Emmeline’s passion has always been working with children and being able to mentor them.  Math has always been her favorite subject. She decided to pursue a career in education in hopes of changing student’s perspective of math, inspiring them to accomplish their goals, and being able to make a positive impact in their lives. She is excited to be part of the Mathnasium team to help ease student’s stress when it comes to math and allow them to feel confident about themselves. In her free time, she enjoy playing violin and aiding her former swim coach by teaching younger children how to swim. 

 

 

Matthew Baluyot, Instructor

Matthew is currently attending California State Polytechnic University, Pomona majoring in Mathematics with a concentration on Secondary Teacher Prep.  After graduation, he plans on enrolling in a credential program to work towards becoming a math teacher. Throughout high school, he worked with children at his church and karate academy and in college, he tutored high school students in mathematics. His favorite part about teaching mathematics is the satisfaction in seeing his students succeed through their own effort and hard work. In his free time, Matthew enjoys designing and folding origami.

 

 

The best way to see if we are a good fit for your child’s needs is to visit our center, meet the instructors and get a Complimentary Math Skills Assessment.  
 

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