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.

Jocelyn Espinoza

Lead Instructor
Jocelyn is a second-year psychology student at UTSA. Her favorite subjects in school were Pre-Calculus and Algebra. She spends her time studying, drawing, shopping, and cooking. Favorite Number: 6 Fun Fact: I have a pet tortoise named Twoddles! Favorite Math Joke: My password is always the last 7 digits of pi! In five years I will be: in graduate school working towards a career in Psychology and living with my future pet corgi. I love Mathnasium because: It provides me with the opportunity to practice the subject I adore the most and help others love it as much as I do!

John (JT) Thomas

Lead Instructor
John, or JT, was an electrical engineering student at Texas A&M and UTSA. He is also a swimmer at the Alamo Masters Swim Club. He loves everything to do with water, being outdoors, and enjoying nature. Favorite Number: The Golden Ratio, phi, or 1.618, because it appears naturally all over the world! Fun Fact: I enjoy partner dancing. East coast swing, two-step, and waltz, to name a few. Favorite Math Joke: There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't. In five years I will be: I will be a licensed & working aircraft mechanic, living in some of the most beautiful places in the world. I love Mathnasium because: math is one of the most important subjects in my opinion. It gives students situations that they need to break down, understand, and solve a problem with the tools they have learned. Problem-solving is such an essential skill for getting anywhere in our modern, complex world.

Liana Garcia

Liana is currently a senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio studying Electrical Engineering. She is involved in IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) as well as a robotics club. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, painting, and spending time outdoors. Favorite Number: 8 Fun Fact: I have a slight hearing loss in my left ear. Favorite math joke: How do you stay warm in any room? Go to a corner; it's always 90 degrees! In 5 years, I will be: pursuing a career in electronics engineering, hopefully involving robotics. I love Mathnasium because: I believe anyone can be great at math with the right attitude and instructors who care! I hope to inspire other girls to pursue a career in STEM.

Glory Burgin

Glory is studying Engineering Science with minors in Latin and Math at Trinity University. Her favorite subjects have always been her math classes. In her free time, Glory enjoys painting, crocheting, knitting, and anything else creative! Favorite Number: 248 Fun Fact: I speak Latin. Favorite Math Joke: We all know that 6 was afraid of 7 because 7 8 9, but why did 7 eat 9? Because you're supposed to eat 3 square meals a day! In five years I will: have graduated college and hopefully be a full-time Engineer! I love Mathnasium because: I believe math is a universal language and it is integral to how we, as people, think. To be fluent in this math language is to be empowered to communicate with everyone and continue to advance the world for the better! So, I love Mathnasium because it offers kids the resources to be fluent in math so that they can go and make good changes in the world.

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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