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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:

Ashley Patterson, Center Director

Ashley has been with Mathnasium since November 2014 starting at the Fullerton location as an Instructor, Team Leader, and Center Director.  Her favorite part of working with Mathnasium is seeing students’ progress in both their math skills and their confidence.  Prior to Mathnasium, she was a private math tutor for 3 years, students grade 2 through 12, with great results. She graduated from the University of Redlands where she received a B.A. in Communicative Disorders. Ashley has 2 younger sisters and 8 younger cousins, and she believes this has helped her develop an understanding of how children think and learn math concepts. In her spare time she likes to sing, dance, or just say home, watch T.V. and relax.

Elaine Walker, Associate Director

Elaine is a student from Santiago Canyon College with an Associates in Chemistry, Math, and Art. She enjoys working with kids and showing them that math can be as fun as playing a game. In her spare time she plays video games, takes Polaroid pictures, watches anime, and solves puzzles. She hopes to transfer to UC to finish her major in Chemistry.



Hannah Duckworth, Lead Instructor

Hannah Duckworth is a student at Chapman University double majoring in Accounting and Business Administration.  Math has always been her favorite subject and she is excited to show others how math can positively affect people’s lives.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking and participating in Chapman’s Accounting Society and Investment Group.


Andrew Dorzok, Instructor

Andrew is a computer engineering major at Cal Poly Pomona.  He has always had a natural ability with numbers and mathematical concepts.  He wants to share his enthusiasm for math with students that find the subject difficult and inspire them to exceed their own expectations.  When Andrew is not at school or Mathnasium, he spends his time at the gym or playing video games.



Rachal Hasson, Instructor

Rachal is a student at Cal State Fullerton and is working towards a degree in math with a teaching concentration.  She has always been interested in math and enjoys spending time with kids.  In her free time she enjoys running, going to the beach, and watching movies.


Kevin Islas, Instructor

Kevin is currently a student at Fullerton College working towards transferring to a UC school to study Computer Science. Kevin has also tutored students in English, Spanish, and History. Although he enjoys helping in other subjects, his heart is in Math because he enjoys the challenges and complexities that this subject presents. In his free time he enjoys working on cars, watching anime, and playing video games. 



Mario Zarco, Instructor

Mario, who also goes by Chris, has been a percussionist since 3rd grade and still plays the set regularly.  He is a great chess player and loves to challenge our students to a chess match.  In his free time Mario enjoys playing video games and learning Japanese.




 We can't wait to Math Math Make Sense for your child!