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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:


MARCUS S., Assistant Center Director 

Marcus graduated from University of California, Riverside with a degree in Computational Mathematics.  He is patient, persistent, loves teaching and enjoys being around kids very much.  Children responds to Marcus positively. "Being an instructor allows me to see first hand how learning works, and the different approaches to learning people take.  On top of it all, I believe math education is very important to everyone."  ​



SAMANTHA R., Senior Learning Center Instructor

Sam as fondly called by the students, graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Structural Engineering and Theatrical Design.  Sam has the passion in both math and teaching.  She enjoys getting to know each student individually and see how they grow and develop confidence in dealing with the math concepts they find difficult in the beginning.





 SKY K., Senior Learning  Center Instructor

 Shailesh - affectionately called by the students as Sky, graduated from the University of  Texas, Austin with a Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Sky has  been teaching math for the past three (3) years at other Mathnasiums (Carlsbad and  San  Marcos).  He enjoys teaching Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus to  students  of Middle School and High School levels.  At Mathnasium, there are ample of  opportunities to teach kids as well as mature students.  For Sky: " As an instructor, it  helps  when you breakdown problems in simple operations and in coversation mix  real life examples while teaching.  The best part of working at Mathnasium is you meet  lots of students who possess different levels of skills and therefore post special challenges for coaching them. "  One of Sky's natural strength is to partition complex problems and explain their solutions to students by using elementary concepts.  He gets satisfaction when students apply the skills and tools he introduced to solve sophisticated problems in Mathematics and Science.  Outside Mathnasium, Sky has authored and published books about Light wave physics and Astronomy.


 JOSEPH M., Senior Learning  Center Instructor 

 Joe, as fondly called by the students, graduated from the University of California San  Diego  with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He has always been passionate  about math and  have been involved with tutoring or helping others throughout his  entire education.  Joe really enjoys tutoring and helping others with math. He learned  that there isn't a single  method to teaching a concept, and each student learns in a  different way.  For Joe: "  Once you find the best method for each student, its  surprising how quickly they learn new ideas and reach conclusions on their own... The  best part of working at Mathnasium is being able to help empower students with the  necessary skills or mindset and then watching them apply it to solve problems, that they weren't able to previously on their own."


ROXANA S., Learning Center Instructor

Roxana holds a degree in BS Neuroscience.  She graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 2017.  She has worked with children in various schools for years throughout her education by tutoring different ages and levels.  Teaching fractions and percents is her favorite topic because she said she struggled a lot with them when she was younger.  She finds teaching rewarding. She is constantly learning and improving her skills alongside with her students.  For Roxana, "Every student learns differently and the curriculum at Mathnasium is one that all the students can adjust to and get through at their own pace...the environment is interactive, fun, and comfortable for the students which is so important especially when students are struggling with a topic. I've never seen so many students who previously struggled become so excited to learn math. It is very refreshing to be a part of a place that makes learning math such a positive experience."



ADRIAN M., Learning Center Instructor

Adrian took his Bachelor's degree in Economics and minor in business at University of California San Diego.  He has taken extensive math courses in college which he now find very useful and applicable in various aspects.  Adrian is patient and enjoys insteracting with students.  He finds his daily dealing with each student as a different experience each time.  Adrian sees to it he matches the student's energy level to get the student's trust and full attention. For Adrian: "Knowing that you helped them understand something that they previously had trouble with makes me feel like I helped set them up for success in the future.  I also enjoy talking to each student and finding out more about their background, hobbies, and generally how school is going for them."  



ELLIE C., Learning  Center Instructor 

Ellie is a Senior at Westview High School and is specially interested in math and computer science.  She has  been tutoring through WHS Peer Tutoring program since her Freshman year.  Has been   excellent in math and up to AB Calculus BC.  Ellie also volunteers at many camps for kids   and Korean schooles.  Ellie thinks of teaching as the best way to learn. Many times, when   she explains things just the right way to a student, she gains an even deeper   understanding of the concept at hand. She believes that she connects to young kids   better than she does to adults or her peers, since she is truly a kid at heart herself, and   has genuine joy in listening to their playful bantering and their childlike imagination   before, of course, urging them to go back to work.   "Mathnasium truly helps kids learn at their   own pace, and being a part of that is very special to me. Through the personalized curriculum and the one on one tutoring style, kids have the perfect opportunity to grow. There is no better feeling than when a previously frustrated student suddenly lights up after I explain something and says, "Oh, I get it now!".


KERRY W., Learning  Center Instructor 

 Kerry is a graduate of Westview High School.  She will be attending UCSB soon.  She has always been advanced in math and have taken AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Statistics.  Kerry is very patient, kind, loves working with kids and very much proficient at most if not all math up until AP Calculus BC.  She has been tutoring since summer of her freshman year.  She finds tutoring children incredibly rewarding because the help she can provide will impact them for life.  "The environment at Mathnasium really encourages growth in the right way.  The instructors stay supportive of the students while guiding them so the students may get that firm handle ont he concepts.  I really like the way the instructors and students interact and build bonds; I feel that the kids are able to learn more comfortably and be better when the instructos are more like friends."