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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:


Alexis Pinon, Center Director/Co-Owner

With Mathnasium since 2017

Hobbies & interests: Music, reading, cooking

Where I will be in 5 years: Traveling!

What I love about Mathnasium: It's a great learning environment that helps students develop confidence in math!





Evette Sarokhanian, Education Director

With Mathnasium since 2015

Hobbies & interests: Camping, traveling

Where I will be in 5 years: Teaching still!

What I love about Mathnasium: Allows me to help give kids that "Oh, I get it!" moment.





Mike Medina, Assistant Director

With Mathnasium since 2018

BA in History from UCLA; AST in Mathematics from LAVC

Hobbies & interests: Drawing, video games, reading about current events

Where I will be in 5 years: Teaching math

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping kids break old, time consuming math habits and showing them a new and efficient method for solving the same math problem.


 Rose, Instructor

 School attended: Cornell University

 Major: Physics

Hobbies & interests: Reading, cooking, music

Where I will be in 5 years: Grad school

What I love about Mathnasium: Getting to know my students and see them grow so quickly in their confidence and abilities



Amanda, Instructor

School attending: California State University, Northridge

Major: Mathematics for Secondary School Teaching

Hobbies: Watching movies and traveling

Where I will be in 5 years: Hopefully receiving my master’s degree and teaching math! 

What I love about Mathnasium: I love how we provide a fun and stress-free learning environment while helping students achieve their goals.


Sarah, Instructor

School attending: Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School

Intended Major/Degree: Civil Engineering and Applied Mathematics

Hobbies & Interests: Going to concerts, hiking, volunteering, Aikido

Where I will be in 5 years: College!

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping the students become more enthusiastic and confident about math.



Ellen, Instructor 

School attending: Occidental College

Major: Urban and Environmental Policy

Hobbies and interests: Ceramics, sitting in the sun

What I love about Mathnasium: The kids at Mathnasium are super awesome and it’s always great to see how much more comfortable they become with math!



Crystal, Instructor

School Attending: University of Southern California

Major: Masters in Healthcare Administration

Hobbies & interests: Beauty, self-care, and fashion, Jazz and Salsa music, saxophone, podcasts and television

Where I will be in 5 years: Policy research, working on quality of care in a hospital, or health consulting

What I love about Mathnasium: I love the students at Mathnasium, and their enthusiasm for learning math while having fun and earning prizes!


Maya Diakoff, Director of Operations/Co- Owner

With Mathnasium since 2014; before starting with Mathnasium, Maya taught at a local high school for 10 years

MS in Chemistry from UCLA; BA in Chemistry from Occidental College 

Hobbies & interests: Astronomy, bike riding, roller skating

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping kids acquire the tools they need in order to become advanced math students.

Maya is also the co-owner of the Glendale and Eagle Rock Mathnasium centers. She and Alexis took over operations of the Silver Lake center in February of 2019. 


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