Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Srishti Tawakley

Center Director
Srishti has a background in General and Special Education, alongside work experience in schools and centers in both the United States and India. She is now using the skills and experiences gained in these various educational settings to advance Mathnasium in Sunnyvale. Ultimately, Srishti hopes to provide students at Mathnasium with educational opportunities to help them develop their confidence and a genuine love for learning. Srishti was born in India and raised in the Bay Area. All of her schooling was completed in the Bay Area as well, attending Monta Vista High School in Cupertino and receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in the Health Sciences from CSU East Bay. Srishti also went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Texas Permian Basin. Outside of work, Srishti has a passion for cooking, especially recipes for Indian food, baking, listening to music, and watching movies. She is also a trained Bollywood dancer, as she received training throughout middle and high school.

Syamali Ray

Instructor
My professional career has involved teaching Mathematics at all the education system levels from Elementary to High School. During my career I have organized math clubs, prepared students for AMC competition exams at all levels and All India Entrance Test for Engineering. I also have extensive experience tutoring Mathematics in Cupertino including preparation for SAT, ACT, AP Calculus and AP Statistics. I attended University of Calcutta and graduated with B.S degree in Education/Instructional Technology. Prior to that, my first degree was B.S. in Mathematics from University of Calcutta. In addition to my expertise in Mathematics, I am a certified SAS Advanced Programmer and completed Software QA training.

Harsha Sangam

Instructor
Hi everyone I'm Harsha! I'm currently a student at UCSB majoring in Applied Math. Math used to always be my least favorite subject. However, once I found conducive ways to study, it completely changed the way I viewed the subject. I want all of my students to understand that math doesn't simply have to be solving problems. And, that they are able to take their foundation in math and apply it to almost any field. My goal is to help all of you in your journey through math!

Dorothy Stone

Lead Instructor
Dorothy is from San Jose, CA, and has been with Mathnasium since 2017. She studied English during her bachelor's and master’s programs, and plans to teach this subject in the future. Her goal is to show students that liking Math and English are not mutually exclusive – you can be good at both! Outside of the classroom, Dorothy enjoys ballroom dancing, watching anime, and taking walks with her dog Xanadu. She is following her passion and leaving for another job in Indonesia teaching English to young kids!

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor
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