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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:

CenterDirector Lucille C., Center Director 

 Lucille is also the owner and Center Director of Mathnasium of Rancho Penasquitos.  Prior to opening Mathnasium centers, Lucille worked as a Human Resource Executive  of a well known Japanese engineering company in oil & gas industry from various  countries. She is a degree holder in Psychology and had experience in the education  setting prior to her involvement in the corporate world.  After fourteen years in the  corporate, she decided to open up her first Mathnasium center to fill in her passion  to help kids which she missed.  She has seen the fulfillment it brings to have the  opportunity to help kids in the community and further develop and regain their lost  confidence due to difficulties encountered in school.   


  Tyler L. ,  Learning Plan Manager   

 Tyler holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and is currently pursuing his Teacher's Credential. He has been tutoring others since High School in all fields of math and science.  Tyler's passion for teaching has grown since then as he is also working as an instructional aide in Middle School. A strong comprehension in mathematics and a vibrant interest in assisting others helps him work with kids at an exceptional level. For Tyler"the best part of working at Mathnasium is seeing that  metaphorical light bulb above a student's head after something you've taught them  clicks in their brain. Their eyes light up and they make it visibly noticeable of  how proud they are of themselves after they finish working on their material with  ease. "  



John B. ,  Senior Learning Center Instructor

 John graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from California State  University San  Marcos. As a volunteer in 2015 he revived the dormant chess club  program at the  San Marcos branch library and has remained involved in  volunteering with library  youth programs since.  According to John, "instructing so  many different students  every day emphasizes their differences in learning style and  personality. Navigating  the balance between giving a gentle nudge to a student  who is close to figuring  things out on their own and knowing when to throw out a  life preserver is always on  my mind.  Seeing them reach an "oh!" conclusion  moments after telling me they  need help and I've only asked them a simple question in response is always  satisfying."  

Shelly T.,  Learning Center Instructor 

Shelly has mastery in pharmacy.  Math has always been her strongest skill.  Her fondness of kids and math helped her pursue tutoring as her second career.  Shelly used to own a tutoring center and has been actively teaching students for about 7 years.  She enjoys teaching students most specially younger kids because she loves listening to how their day was.  She has her own kids who are now adults and have their own personal careers. She feels her interaction with kids fills up her longing of her own kids.  For Shelly: " The positive environment at Mathnasium encourages the learning process.  I like the way instructos and students interact and build bonds.  Personalized curriculum and the one to one tutoring style creates a perfect oppotunity for growth.  I get a lot of satisfaction when I hear the kids say - I get it now! "


 Sky K. ,  Learning Center Instructor  

 Shailesh - affectionately called by the students as Sky, graduated from the University of  Texas, Austin with a Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Sky has  been teaching math for the past three (3) years at other Mathnasiums (Carlsbad and  San  Marcos).  He enjoys teaching Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus to  students  of Middle School and High School levels.  At Mathnasium, there are ample of  opportunities to teach kids as well as mature students.  For Sky: " As an instructor, it  helps  when you breakdown problems in simple operations and in coversation mix  real life examples while teaching.  The best part of working at Mathnasium is you meet  lots of students who possess different levels of skills and therefore post special challenges for coaching them. "  One of Sky's natural strength is to partition complex problems and explain their solutions to students by using elementary concepts.  He gets satisfaction when students apply the skills and tools he introduced to solve sophisticated problems in Mathematics and Science.  Outside Mathnasium, Sky has authored and published books about Light wave physics and Astronomy.

Nathan V. ,  Assistant Learning Center Instructor   

 Nathan is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Palomar Community College. He is passionate in learning different languages. He can speak Vietnamese, French, English, Spanish and Math. He specially fined math fascinating because it is the only language everyone can understand. Nathan's combined love for kids and math makes working as an instructor a dream job for him. Nathan's favorite part of the job is being able to see a student push their knowledge of a topic to solve complex problems and when another student carries on the contagious flame of passion for math. For Nathan, “Math can be a very frustrating and intimidating subject for many people, and helping students build their confidence in their mathematical abilities is extremely rewarding.”