Mathnasium 1051 Avenida Pico, #A, San Clemente CA 92673 (949) 481-6284   sanclemente@mathnasium.com

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Mathnasium of San Clemente is now reopen for in-center instruction. Thank you for your patience and understanding these last few months!

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:

Andrew Van Cleve, Center Director

Mathnasium Certified

Andrew received a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Cal Poly San Louis Obispo. He loves to watch and play sports. Football, basketball and baseball are his favorites and he’s a big Chicago sports fan: Bulls, Cubs, Bears! His favorite thing about math is the problem solving. There’s always a right answer, you just have to find it.

Advice for Mathnasium students: with the right amount of time and effort, anyone can be good at math.

Fun fact: Andrew played competitive Ultimate Frisbee in college

Favorite number: 25 is his lucky number!

Math joke: Why didn’t Romans find Algebra challenging? Because X was always 10!

 

OwnerJ. Steve Santacruz, Owner

 Steve graduated from DePaul University from the Honors Accounting Program with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and later received his law degree from DePaul. One of Steve's main passions in life is teaching children. He has been a little league baseball coach since college and enjoys coaching his own two boys in baseball. Steve brings that passion to Mathnasium - hoping to influence and enrich the lives of children through nurturing a passion and appreciation for math. Most students simply need more focused instruction in order to excel. "The Mathnasium method achieves this and much more, due to the richness and breadth of the Mathnasium curriculum. It is the ideal adjunct for a student?s daily classroom instruction, whether the child is struggling or advanced." Through Mathnasium in San Clemente, Steve is excited about being able to teach math to children in a way that makes sense to them. He also looks forward to teaching children the importance of strong study skills, which will serve them in subjects beyond math as they make their way through high school and on to college. Steve and his wife, Karen, are busy raising two sons, Austin and Dylan. They look forward to serving your family and providing math homework help for your San Clemente student.

OwnerKaren Santacruz, Owner

 Karen graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training. She has a Master of Science from Northeastern Illinois University in Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Before starting a family Karen worked as an Athletic Trainer for Illinois Sportsmedicine and Addison Trail High School. She then taught physical education and was the Head Athletic Trainer at Stevenson High School. While raising their two boys Karen has taught PE part-time, coaches her sons' sports teams, is a substitute teacher, and volunteers her time in boy scouting and at St. Joseph school. Karen loves working with children, and is excited about opening Mathnasium!! She has always been a strong advocate for developing fitness in children, and knows how important math skills are to the overall educational development of a child. "I've always been a firm believer in teaching kids in a way they can understand. This allows for a love of learning whatever the subject!! The Mathnasium method does this so well, and allows kids to "work out" their minds!"

Center Director & Owner

Betty Wang, Director of Operations

Betty graduated from New Trier High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in Biomechanical Engineering. Mathnasium's philosophy on learning and teaching resonated with Betty's belief that learning is at its best when it occurs in a nurturing environment where students can cast aside their fear and frustration. "Mathnasium offers an unique learning environment and individualized learning plans to helps students make sense of Math. It really makes math fun!"

Sam Larimer, Director of Training/Operations Associate

 Sam hails from northwest Indiana, where he completed his B.S. in Mathematics and minor in Civil Engineering at Purdue University Calumet. His interests vary all over the spectrum, from the great outdoors to an engrossing role-playing game to rooting for the Cubbies, Bears & Blackhawks. Most of all, though, his adoration for math has led him to pursue interests in actuarial science and statistics. New to the North Shore, he is excited to help Mathnasium students break into the puzzle-solving world of math and receive math homework help that he’sjoyed his entire life.


 

Mathnasium offers a few different programs to help your child in math.  Click the program below to learn more about how we can help your child.

 

 

Struggling with Math? Mathnasium can help your child get caught back up.Is your child gifted and talented in math? Need an enrichment program to help your child stay ahead in math? We can push them to excellence in math