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:
Trish Evans - Owner
Trish Evans graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor degree in Material Science Engineering. With strong academics in Science and Engineering, she has always been passionate about education. Trish worked as a Mathnasium instructor and also tutored at the Math Lab in college. While working as an instructor, Trish loved the Mathnasium philosophy so much that she decided to own one after graduation. Along with Mathnasium of Woodinville, she also owns Mathnasium of Bellevue.
She believes that Math is the key in developing a logical and reasoning mind which in turn aids problem solving. In her opinion Mathnasium's method of teaching Math not only makes it easier for students to comprehend the subject and acquire the skill, but also develop a lifetime of love for it. Children are the world’s future, and they can make a difference.
Joseph Evans - Owner
Joseph is the Co-Owner of Mathnasium of Woodinville and Mathnasium of Bellevue. He has over 12 years of experience working in the aerospace industry.
After observing countless students succeed in math, Joseph believes that Mathnasium method provides the right tools, solid practice, and confidence for children to get caught up and be ahead in school. As part of Mathnasium team, Joseph and his wife are proud to help students in the community overcome math hurdles and master the subject.
In his free time, Joseph loves to spend time with his family and enjoys different outdoor activities with his son.
Yana Pavlovskiy , Center Director
Yana is a Teaching Assistant & a student at the University of Washington working on her Bachelor’s in Biology before going off to medical school. She tutored in science subjects and is working onto branching into mathematics. Yana excelled in math but did not find much interest in it until she learned about statistics and calculus and incorporated it into her research. She has learned how vital math is to our everyday lives and is passionate about helping children learn these foundational skills. Paired with her love of teaching, she enjoys working with children and has a strong medical interest in pediatrics. Yana believes through time and practice, anyone can be successful and enjoy math.
Outside of college, Yana enjoys baking, volunteering at her local hospital, and hiking and exploring Washington.
Monkia Abdalla , Center Director Assistant
Monika has a bachelors degree in business from Pacific Lutheran University. She continued her education to earn a Masters in Teaching and Professional Teaching certification. As a middle school and high school student she was not confident in her math skills. It was later in college that she learned to love the subject. She thinks her experience in her education helps her relate to students and gives her the background to help them increase their math confidence and abilities.
Monika is currently an full time algebra teacher who enjoys walking, hiking, running, and cycling on her free time. She also has interest in studying nutrition and enjoys healthy cooking.
Spencer Hoggart, Lead Instructor II
Spencer graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelors in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. He has always enjoyed math and knew from a young age that he would end up doing something heavily involved with the subject. Helping others develop their mathematical capabilities, including friends and family, has been a passion of Spencer’s for as long as he can remember.
After taking a physics course in his junior year of high school, he also developed a fascination with the way math can be used to study the physical world. Spencer is excited to share his love of math with students at Mathnasium Woodinville. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, studying a variety of subjects, Olympic weightlifting and spending time with friends.
Patrick Wall, Director of Operations/ Lead Instructor
Patrick is a Sophomore at Cascadia Community College focusing on accounting. He has always been interested in how business and math come together. Now that he is taking calculus in college he is slowly finding ways to use calculus on his own time while trading stock in his free time.
Patrick struggled with math early and didn't like it but later in life he came to understand it and enjoy it. Patrick loves to help kids with math because he too was stuck in a similar situation when he was a kid. He has helped many of his students, friends, and family understanding and enjoying math.
Nguyen Tran, Instructor I
Nguyen is currently studying Biochemistry at Bellevue College. Despite of differences in subject matter, she has always been interested in learning and developing her knowledge about mathematics. She believes math is an entirely universal language, which people can use to communicate regardless of where they come from. She likes the fact that wherever you go in the whole world, two plus two will still be four.
She thinks that teaching and helping kids to explore mathematics will be a great opportunity to learn and enjoy this subject. It’s also fascinating to her to help and see a kid who initially did not like math but then really enjoy it because they can finally understand the concepts.
Rubee Baruah, Instructor I
Rubee has a degree in Anthropology. Rubee is passionate about teaching Mathematics. She believes Mathematics is one of the humanities’ greatest gifts that empowers everyone’s day-to-day life. She realizes that learning mathematics can be made easier and enjoyable through thoughtful activities and games.
In her spare time, Rubee enjoys reading about the history of mankind, and exploring the healthy habits of foragers. She also practices Yoga.
Nhi Tran, Instructor I
Nhi is majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science at University of Washington Bothell. Being afraid of math as a child, she understands the struggle of solving math problems. She would like to help students overcome the intimidation of math and feel that learning math can be fun and enjoyable. She believes that with the right mindset, anyone can be successful and benefit from the
In her free time, she enjoys making 3D printing, playing computer games, and listening to music.
Sasha Koren, Instructor I
Sasha is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Washington. She has always enjoyed math and is interested in exploring its many applications in different career fields, especially engineering. She hopes to help those who struggle in math find alternative ways to think about it, so they can approach problems in the way that most makes sense to them. Through working at Mathnasium, Sasha wants to not only improve students’ math understanding, but also become a better teacher.
In her free time, Sasha enjoys playing games and learning about sustainability and the environment.
Sam Sawyer, Instructor I
Bio coming soon!!
Charlene Tsai, Instructor I/ Marketing Planner
Charlene graduated from University of Washington Bothell with a Bachelor’s in Business and a Minor in IT. Although she tutored at the Math Center in college, she didn’t like math much until she gained confidence and the skills in math through group studying and tutoring experience.
Understanding the struggles people go through with math helps her better facilitate the study of it. She believes that peer tutoring not only help others learn but demonstrates to herself that she owns the concepts. She is looking forward to making math fun with the students at Mathnasium of Woodinville.
In her spare time, she likes to watch TV shows, read fiction novels and play computer games.
Carla Tjung, Instructor I
Carla is studying Computer Science. Being a math and computer science tutor in college, she has learned that students who struggle in math may also struggle in other subjects as well. Therefore, a good foundation of math is necessary to develop logical and critical thinking. She believes that Math can be a fun subject to learn if the students know the tips and trick to solve the problem. Being able to help students at Mathnasium is an opportunity for her to explore math in a different perspective.
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new subjects, drawing, and reading.
Gary Guo, Instructor I
Gary Gou is currently in his second year of Calculus. Through taking Physic courses, he is almost fascinated by all the different ways Calculus can be applied in the real world.
Gary believes that Mathnasium providing the right foundation and methods, which can make math fun and easy for everyone. The opportunity to help students at Mathnasium will enable him to understand math from an entirely new point of view.
Beside school and Mathnasium time, Gary enjoys practicing violin, reading and playing games.
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