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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:

DirectorDerek Polland, Director

Derek graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry.  He has a strong math background, as required for the field of Chemistry, including Calculus I, Calculus II and Calculus III.  Derek has been apart of the Mathnasium team since 2008 when he was first hired as an Instructor.  His valuable experience as an Instructor, Assistant Director and Director have prepared him to best help your student on their path to success!

Parisa Meschi, Assistant Director

Mathematics, Sac State

Jordan Romero, Lead Instructor

Calculus I, American River College

Nathaniel Dozet, Instructor

Vector Calculus, American River College

Elyssa Kohnke, Instructor


Morgan Helder, Instructor


Maya Mysore, Instructor


Megan McCullough, Instructor


Sydney Bartlett, Instructor