Mathnasium 1555 Simi Town Center Way, #B4-450, Simi Valley CA 93065 (805) 864-6605   simivalley@mathnasium.com

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Effective March 17th, all in-center operations are closed. Stay tuned for information about online learning!

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:

CenterDirectorBoralda Ndreu, Center Director 

My name is Boralda Ndreu and I have over ten years of experience in business and education.  I hold a bachelor degree in Finance, but most importantly I am a proud mom of two wonderful kids. Through the Mathnasium Method, I want to instill confidence, enthusiasm, passion, and excellence in mathematics for all of my students. Growing up, math has always been one of my favorite subjects and being able to share my love of math with others is a real joy. The best feeling in the world is to help a student understand a math topic and watch their face light up as they work out a problem. I am beyond excited to help families in our neighborhood and help their kids achieve the success we all know they’re capable of.

CenterDirectorDennis O'Hanlon, Instructor

Dennis O’Hanlon was a high school mathematics teacher for thirty-five years after graduating from Northern Arizona University with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education. Starting at Sinaloa Middle School and transferring to Royal High School the second year it was open.

The classes taught at Royal High School included classes from basic skills through pre-Calculus with emphasis on Geometry and Algebra 1. These classes teach students the basic tools used for many applications in future mathematics classes and applications. Being able to know why
a process works to solve a problem is as important to knowing how. Being able to think with numbers is an important skill taught in mathematics.

I used my knowledge of mathematics to become a manager of pricing for a defense company who provided high-speed computer printers for the fire control systems used for weapons used by the military of the United States. Being able to analyze the information using my mathematics skills became my job with this company.

I later went back to teaching mathematics at Camarillo High School specializing in Algebra 1 and Geometry. Algebra 2 and Trigonometry can be difficult classes for students unless they can take the “why” a procedure learned in earlier classes works to be able to apply it to how to solve the challenging problems of these more advanced classes. 

CenterDirectorHannah Solomon, Instructor

My name is Hannah Solomon and I graduated in April 2018 from the University of Redlands with a B.S. in Mathematics.  I plan to pursue my love for mathematics in a Ph.D. program in Pure Mathematics.  I have experience tutoring calculus in a group setting for four years at my alma mater and have been working with children since high school.  I am looking forward to giving back to the mathematics community and making a difference in your child's education.  Maybe they will be inspired to be a mathematician like me!

In my free time, I enjoy reading, photography, baking, and hiking.  My favorite number is e = 2.718... and my favorite shape is a torus, the surface of a donut.  I am interested in studying knots as mathematical objects, and my favorite knot is the trefoil or clover-leaf knot.

CenterDirectorAmy Buffaloe, Instructor

My name is Amy Buffaloe and I am currently a senior at Santa Susana High School. Next year I’ll be taking Calculus C, my third year of Calculus. My current plan is to major and receive certification in mathematics this year and pursue the field at a four-year university next year. I’ve always loved math since a young age and knew it was something I wanted to explore further in school and a career. Additionally, I just love kids and helping them reach their full potentials. 
Some of my hobbies include reading, yoga, hanging out with friends and family, and playing with my dogs. I am very excited to be part of the Mathnasium team!

CenterDirectorDavid Nguyen, Instructor

My name is David Nguyen, and I am a senior at Simi Valley High School. I plan to major in Civil Engineering when I eventually enter college. I have done exceptionally well with mathematics my whole educational career, and I'm looking forward to sharing what I know to every single student, as well as assisting them to the best of my ability. I have experience in elementary school through high school math, and I have also spent some time tutoring an Algebra 2 class and have done some private tutoring. I believe kids should enjoy what they are doing for any kind of activity, so making sure they are engaged and having a good experience at the center is a huge priority. 
 
I am a very active person and love to take part in sports activities. On my down time, I love to play basketball and hit the ski resorts when the season comes around to snowboard. I also consider myself a music enthusiast, so I find myself listening to all kinds of music at any time of day, as well as playing the piano, violin, and guitar.

CenterDirectorJacob Curry, Instructor

My name is Jacob Curry, and I am currently a senior at Simi Valley High School. My plans after graduation include going to a university to major in either statistics or financial mathematics. I've always done very well at math, culminating in my recent perfect score on the math portion of the SAT. I'm currently taking AP Statistics, and I've completed all math courses up through Calculus BC. This, along with my experience tutoring for the Simi Valley Public Library, makes me more than qualified to give your child the help they need in math, regardless of their grade level. I believe that students learn best when lessons are the right balance of enjoyable and informative, along with having a patient and knowledgeable teacher.
 
I'm typically a very laid-back person and I enjoy playing video games and watching movies in my spare time. I enjoy music as well, and I often listen to various different songs while doing homework or studying. All in all, I'm a very patient, knowledgeable instructor who looks forward to helping your kids improve.

CenterDirectorSophia Nguyen, Instructor

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