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

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, they built upon their success in Granada Hills and took over the Mathnasium Learning Centers in Westlake Village (previously in Oak Park) and Thousand Oaks. Since then they have been active members of the Conejo Valley community, whether hosting community events or partnering with local schools for Math Nights and other fundraisers.

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


Bastian, Center Director

Bastian graduated Moorpark College with a degree in Math as well as Computer Science and is taking a gap year to extend and share his knowledge / excitement of the Mathnasium Method. He is an international student from Germany who came to the United States in 2016 to study Math and Computer Science.

At his high school he was known for his math skills and his commitment to lead study sessions for his friends and classmates. In his hometown he was a competitive swimmer and offered babysitting services for various families. During his time at Moorpark College his love and passion for math grew even more and he hopes that he can use his past experience working with children and students of various ages to help the students of Mathnasium to enjoy math just as much as he does!


Perianne, Asst Center Director

Perianne (Peri) recently graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and a minor in Spanish. She is currently taking a gap year as she prepares for dental school with the hopes of working with children as a pediatric dentist or an orthodontist. As a previous attendee of Westlake Hills Elementary, Colina Middle School, and Westlake High School, Peri is extremely familiar with the rigor and expectations of the CVUSD math curriculum. She looks forwards to using her personal experience as well as the Mathnasium Method to foster a deep understanding and a passion for math in the next generation of Conejo Valley students. In her free time, Peri enjoys attending sporting events, as well as spending time with her family, her two cats (Luke and Leia), and her puppy (Rey) - clearly, she is also an avid Star Wars fan.


Ronan, Instructor

Ronan is studying Engineering and Computer Science at Moorpark College. Ronan graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 2018 and has enjoyed math from a very early age. He excelled in advanced math classes and often found himself helping his friends with math and science during school, which naturally led him to start tutoring in high school. He has always loved the feeling of things clicking into place, and finds the same fulfillment helping others to achieve that, “a-ha” moment. Beyond math, Ronan enjoys music, and has been participating in band both inside and outside of school since around age 5. His love of teaching extends to music also, as he enjoys volunteering to help middle school and high school music programs.


Karina, Instructor

Karina is currently a graduate student at Emory University, where she is pursuing a degree in public health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in applied math from Northwestern University and has been tutoring students in math, engineering, and music since she was in high school. She loves helping students of all ages build their confidence in math and is excited to be working at Mathnasium. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and embroidery.


Daniel, Instructor

Daniel is an aspiring software engineer and recently completed his AA degree from Moorpark College specializing in Math and Science. He has tutored students of all ages in math and science both privately and at Mathnasium for the last two years. Outside of Mathnasium, Daniel is an accomplished guitar player and enjoys making music.



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