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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:



Deanna has a love for working with children all her life. Deanna currently is an undergraduate at the University of California San Diego, studying Education Science and a minor in Philosophy. She is also hoping to pursue a Master's in Education too. In her free time, you can see Deanna hiking, reading, making the most awesome crafts, and shopping around town!

Ever since elementary school, Deanna has always known she wanted to become a teacher. It wasn't until middle school that she realized what kind of teacher she wanted to be. She was inspired by her radical math teachers in middle (who our other instructors Dylan and Christian had too!) who helped her realized her love of math. Those teachers had influenced her inside and outside of the classroom and hopes to influences others as much as they had to her!



Derrell was born and raised in southern California in a small town called Redlands and is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering at San Diego State University. Derrell has a significant adoration and appreciation for the topic of mathematics as a translation tool for the world around him. When not in the Center, at school or studying, his hobbies include hiking, watching sports, and playing video games. Derrell's dream is to someday design aircraft capable of both space and aviation flight. Until that time, Derrell enjoys sharing his mathematical knowledge, tips, and tricks with students at every level and Mathnasium is the ideal outlet for providing all of the tools necessary for student success. His goal is not only to instruct students, but to convince them that the topic of mathematics is a fun and fascinating subject worth exploring.



Diorah is currently a student at San Diego State University working to earn her Elementary School Teaching credentials with a focus on mathematics. Last year Diorah was selected for the Dean's list for the College of Education and is a member of the Weber Honors College at San Diego State University.  

Her love of math is grounded in the real world; she sees the need for math all around her. She is passionate about shaping the minds of the future and is thrilled to be an instructor at Mathnasium where she can have a direct impact      on students each day.


Dylan goes to UCSD and is majoring in Data Science in hopes of specializing in Cognitive Science.  Dylan lived in a daycare and has over 10 years of experience with kids.  He considers himself a bit of a nerd who loves math and computers.  Dylan likes to spend his free time outdoors pursuing activities like camping, hiking, and skiing as well as having a fondness for music, movies, and baking.  He is excited to join the Mathnasium team!


Juan will soon be going to Columbia University in New York City for Mechanical Engineering! In his spare time, he loves to surf, plaw some quiz bowl, as well as watching anime. He loves sports, especially, tennis and soccer. His favorite food includes ramen and tacos. 

One day, he dreams to live in Mexico. One of his future accomplishments will be  to create a fleet of zero emission airplanes! As for mathematics, he said that mathematics is such a great subject to learn because it explains the world!




Jonathan has graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from San Diego State University! While he tutors here at Mathnasium, he is also working towards a career in software development in the financial sector. He loves to tutor students since he loves to teach and talk about mathematics. In his spare time, he enjoys recording and composing music. 

He hopes to inspire students to shoot for the stars and to not be afriad of aiming high. Moreover, Jonathan wants to help instill confidence in students' ability to problem solve.



Growing up with a math professor and a statistician as parents, math has always been an important part of Juju’s life. She carried this with her into college as she pursued a double major in mathematics and ballet at the University of Cincinnati. Following graduation, she moved across the country to San Diego to dance professionally with the San Diego Ballet. Juju is excited to have the opportunity to continue pursuing both of her passions here in San Diego as a part of the Mathnasium team.




Kate hails from Burbank in Los Angeles. Kate currently is a student at University of California San Diego where she studies Applied Mathematics. She is hoping to become a professor in a university as a career. Kate grew interested in math after taking her first math class in high school and acing the class! She loves how math can have a right or wrong answer yet how math can be approached in limitless ways. She is always continuing to learn more about mathematics and the logic behind it.


Outside of mathnasium, you can see Kate painting, binging on TV shows, and trying out new things. You can also spot Kate at the nearest arts and craft store near you. Kate's philosophy is to always explore new things and always investigate new hobbies!



Maurice was born and raised in San Bernardino, California. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Computational Mathematics and Physics from University of California Santa Cruz. Currently, Maurice is pursuing his Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics - Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chaos Theory at San Diego State University. 

When is not doing all sorts of mathematical work, you can expect Maurice researching Data Analysis and experimenting with physics as a Graduate Researcher. Outside of work, Maurice is an avid traveler to where he is currently eyeing Honduras, New York, and Australia.



Robert was born in Edicott, New York and he went to the US Naval Academy. During his academic career, he attained a Bachelor's defree in Systems Operations Analysis, as well as a Master's degree in Computational Systems. In his career, he was an unrestricted Naval Aviator for 26 years! Fun fact about him: he was deployed for 6 months in Antartica! At home, he has two dogs, Bubba and Sissy.





Tamara enjoys being a part of the learning experience. She feels it is very rewarding to witness a student’s moment of sudden insight when they learning a new concept. She is excited to be working with the students at Mathnasium and experience many of these moments. She currently attends UCSD and is pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. She also enjoys listening to and playing sonatinas on the piano. 




Taloue is currently a Junior in Point Loma High School! She fell in love with math at a young age, starting from middle school. She often credits her passion for mathematics to her teachers, where they would help her out wherever they can. As a result, Toloue likes to help other students understand the beauty of math.

Outside of Mathnasium, Toloue likes to read, go on road trips, but most importantly, spend time with her family and friends. Her end goal is to keep studying mathematics in the field of science! 





Trey has always been more passionate about math than any other subject.  He enjoys explaining math to anyone who will listen and has always been the first to volunteer when a peer needs help.  Trey believes that the best feeling is when someone whom he assists begins to understand and succeed.

Trey is currently a Senior at Point Loma High School where he runs an SAT/ACT tutoring club.  Outside of the classroom, Trey competes at hurdles and pole vaulting on his track and field team, volunteers around the city, and spends time with his friends.  Trey currently has a plan to get a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in college, where he hopes to grow his math knowledge.



Valeria has always loved math because "it just makes sense, and it is very precise." She also enjoys helping others understand and love math as much as she does. Helping someone understand math is something that she really enjoys doing. Out of Mathnasium, Valeria plays water polo for Steele Canyon High School and loves to swim in general. Another activity is watching movies and listening to all sorts of music. She loves being in San Diego and hopes to stay local with a goal to attend UC San Diego for college.