Mathnasium 1642 Mission St, Santa Cruz CA 95060 (831) 440-7574

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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:

CenterDirectorAshley Johnson, Center Director 

Ashley is the Center Director at Mathnasium of Santa Cruz. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies, and has been working with kids since she was in high school. Ashley grew up as a Santa Cruz local, and also spent several years living in Honduras. She enjoys working with kids of all ages, and loves giving back to the community she grew up in.



Leila Bavafa

Leila is a student at UC Santa Cruz studying Computer Science. She is from the Bay Area where she 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.

Kayla Dizayer

Matt Holmes

Matthew is studying pure mathematics at UC Santa Cruz, where he will be a graduate student during the 2020-2021 academic year. He is from the Davis area, where he had his first tutoring experience as a junior in high school. Since then, he has worked as a private tutor as well as a small group tutor for UCSC’s Learning Support Services (LSS).

Miles Holt



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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