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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:

David Singham, Center Director     

David is the Center Director at Mathnasium of Santa Cruz. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Mathematics and History, and has been working with kids since he was in high school. David grew up in Chicago, spending summers as a camp counselor and math tutor. He has since spent time living in New York, Toronto, Sao Paulo, and San Francisco.  Having been in love with Santa Cruz since early childhood, he was excited to come back 'home', and work to better the community that has given him so much during his time as student here. 

Emily Sauer, Assistant Center Director

Emily Sauer graduated from UCSC in 2021 with a degree in Mathematics, with an emphasis in STEM Education. She plans on attending graduate school to earn her Masters in Education and teaching credentials to become a math teacher. 

Andrea Zeitman

Worked as a math tutor all throughout her high school career. After attaining her bachelors, she plans on going to graduate school to pursue a masters in education, in hopes of becoming a high school math teacher.

Iris Vukovic

Iris is studying pure mathematics at UC Santa Cruz, where she will be a graduate student during the 2021-2022 academic year. We are excited to have her join. She is our most recent Mathnaisum teammate! 

Audrey Dooley   

Audrey is a sociology and history double major at UCSC and plans to graduate Fall 2022. She grew up in the East Bay Area, enjoys painting and hiking, and has loved living in Santa Cruz the past few years. She has worked as a camp counselor and a peer advisor back in her hometown but being a math tutor a has been a fun step up from those roles!

Kayla Dizayer

Kayla just completed her 3rd year at UCSC. She has been working at Mathnasium since it opened in early 2020. She has helped out with many of the online students, while also spending time in the center for instruction. Her science background has fostered a love for Math, as well as her time tutoring SAT prep throughout her academic career.

Naomi San Jose

Hello! I am Naomi San Jose (she/her/hers) and I am a fourth year at UC Santa Cruz. I am a double major in both Marine Biology and Envrionmental Studies. A career goal of mine includes finding ways to redesign environmental mitigation, so that our 'Save the Earth' policies are more effective. Additoinally, I also tutor at the University for general college chemistry! I facilitate students to help encourage group learning to grow their confidence in chemistry and other STEM courses at UCSC. I really enjoy tutoring, but in my free time I enjoy finding new coffee shops and going to concerts!

Jonathan Nguyen

Hi, my name is Jonathan. I am a first-year at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Currently, I study computer science in hopes of one day entering the field of game design. While my major may be computer science, I share this passion with math and helping others. When I am not busy studying for school or teaching math, I enjoy coding, baking, and playing video games. 

Mina Barivan

Mina is  a junior at Pacific Collegiate Shool. She loves working with kids, having worked as a camp counselor and tutor for many years. Billingual in Spanish and English (and with some Chinese as well), she aspires to help make math fun., accessible, and engaging. In her free time she loves cooking, hiking, and reading.





The best way to see if we are a good fit for your child’s needs is to visit our center, meet the instructors and get a Complimentary Math Skills Assessment.  

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