Mathnasium 30841 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Westlake Village CA 91362 (818) 735-0007

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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:



Larry, Creator of the Mathnasium Method

Larry Martinek has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city public schools, to acclaimed magnet schools, to leading private and parochial schools, Larry has served as both a classroom teacher and as an educational consultant. He has designed curriculum, teaching strategies, and teaching materials to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting students' ability to “do” math, thereby increasing students' math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculas ever produced for teaching math.

The Mathnasium Method developed by Larry is implemented in our center by our trained instructors. Our instructors are not only passionate about math, they are also passionate about helping students understand, appreciate and excel in math. 


Asif, Multi-Center Owner & Center Director

Asif has been with Mathnasium since 2015 and owns three Mathnasium Learning Centers

Asif grew up in Southern California and pursued a finance career for many years. In 2015, Asif and his wife Amirah came upon a life-changing opportunity to take over the Mathnasium Learning Center in Granada Hills, CA. They saw first-hand the success of the Mathnasium Method and the dramatic impact "Number Sense" has on a student's understanding and appreciation of math. Through passion and commitment to the Mathnasium Method, enrollment grew quickly. In 2017, Asif and Amirah built upon their success in Granada Hills and took over ownership of two additional Mathnasium Learning Centers in Westlake Village (previously in Oak Park) and Thousand Oaks. 

In 2018, Asif and Amirah became of one of the Top 50 Mathnasium Owners in the US. They are honored to have to opportunity to spread "Number Sense" one student at a time!


Sophia, Asst Center Director

Sophia grew up attending Oak Park schools, including Medea Creek Middle School and Oak Park High School. She fell in love working with kids while volunteering in the Philippines as a math teacher. At Mathnasium, she strives to bring enthusiasm and ease to a child’s development of mathematics. Her favorite moments are when a student has that look of “I understand this now!”. She is currently attending Moorpark College and plans to transfer in Fall 2020 to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She hopes to become a school counselor or therapist in the future.


Suzi, Asst Center Director

Suzi also grew up attending Oak Park schools, and completed her Bachelors in Mathematics from UC Irvine in June 2020. While attending UCI, she enjoyed being a mentor for UCI's Math CEO community outreach program. Suzi grew up locally in Agoura Hills and prior to Mathnasium was a Teacher's Assistant at Ladera Elementary School in Thousand Oaks. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her dog and playing video games.


Abbey, Lead Instructor

Abbey is a science teacher at Van Nuys High School. She graduated with a Master’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Education, after completing her BS in Chemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Abbey has tutored many students in math and science, and has brought all that experience into the classroom to best help her students succeed. During her time at Mathnasium, Abbey would love to help students with not just math, but other strategies that they can use in school. She wants to show students that math isn’t “scary” and to be involved in STEAM classes or programs at school can be and will be fun for all students.


Robert, Lead Instructor

Robert is a senior at CSU Channel Islands double majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. He is an active tutor at the campus STEM center, and brings his passion for helping others with him to Mathnasium. Robert loves seeing students progress in their confidence and understanding of mathematics. Outside of school he is an avid guitar player and hiker. His goal is to attend graduate school for computer science and pursue a career in research. 


Derek, Instructor

Derek currently attends Moorpark College and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration. He has privately tutored elementary and middle school students in both math and science for the past 5 years and loves working at Mathnasium. In his free time, he enjoys reading and drawing. 


Katelyn, Instructor

Katelyn attends Moorpark College and is pursuing an associates degree in Biology, with plans to transfer to UC Santa Barbara in the future. She loves math and science, and loves working with kids, so Mathnasium is a great fit. Her favorite part is helping students learn not to fear math, but appreciate it, see the beauty in it and how it connects to the world around them. When she isn't working or studying, she loves playing piano and spending time with her pet birds. 


Rebecca, Instructor

Rebecca is a junior at Agoura High School, currently enrolled in Honors and AP courses. Rebecca excels at math and has been a private math tutor for the past two years. Having attended Mathnasium in middle school, Rebecca is very familier with the curriculum and how it can foster a deeper understanding and passion for math. She loves being helping students not only understand math, but enjoy it. Rebecca is also an avid golfer, and mentors at girls' groups in the community. She plans to major in psychology, with a goal of becoming a sport psychologist.  


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