Skylar is the Owner of Mathnasium of Pacific Palisades. He was Valedictorian in Astrophysics with a Dual B.A. in Physics/Astrophysics from UC Berkeley, has an M.A. in Applied Mathematics from UC San Diego, and has taught students of all ages for over 10 years. Having enjoyed math since he was a child, Skylar is enthusiastic about bringing his love of math to the next generation by teaching each student in a way that makes sense to them. Prior to opening this Mathnasium center, Skylar served as the Center Director of Mathnasium of Manhattan Beach.
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The Mathnasium Method™
For more than a decade, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids understand and appreciate math. Larry Martinek, creator of the Mathnasium Method, has spent 40+ years designing, developing, and refining this approach based on his extensive experience teaching math to kids. We build math knowledge upon what they already know - this helps kids learn quickly and boosts their confidence right away.
How It Works
Our proprietary method consists of three key components which are closely monitored and adjusted to address each child’s learning goals:
Assessments: Students start by taking a customized assessment which pinpoints their needs, allowing us to meet them where they are and take them where they need to go. These assessments continue throughout their Mathnasium instruction to ensure progress and skill retention.
Customized Learning Plans: We then design a customized learning plan for teaching the concepts the student needs to master, and use a combination of proprietary materials and instruction techniques to ensure your child masters these concepts.
Specially Trained, Caring Instructors Who Teach: Mathnasium’s specially trained instructors implement the learning plan and work with each student to ensure they master the material. All teaching takes place during the Mathnasium session, and we don’t assign homework.
The Mathnasium program provides the foundation and support to succeed at each stage:
Elementary School: Building math foundation, mastering computation and problem solving with whole and rational numbers, and understanding number sense
Middle School: Continuing to build strong math foundation, mastering “the how and why” (algebra readiness), helping with homework, and filling in gaps needed for advanced classes
High School: Filling in foundational gaps, addressing different levels of knowledge, helping with test preparation, and assisting with homework
Our goal is to enhance your child’s math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance. At the same time, we build confidence and help families see measurable progress.
Our year-round program provides consistency and flexibility.
Year-round program with memberships that can start at any time
Along with working through their customized learning plans, Mathnasium students receive homework help to solidify their understanding of concepts that are being covered in their current classwork.
Now offering Mathnasium@Home! Whether you're juggling busy schedules or going on vacation, Mathnasium@Home allows your child to make progress in math wherever you are.
With Mathnasium@Home you get the same instructors and Mathnasium Method you know from our centers, face-to-face, online, in real-time. Learning can happen anywhere there's an internet connection. It's safe and secure, and there are no additional costs.
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Mathnasium Summer Program
With school work at a standstill, summer is the perfect time to catch up or get ahead! Our summer programs are designed to prevent summer learning loss, and will give your child the math skills needed to succeed in their upcoming school year.
Enroll now in our Mathnasium summer program, so you can put your best foot forward in math well before classes begin. We’ll help you embark on your best school year yet!
Skylar Kerzner, Owner
Vida Monjezi, Center Director
Vida is the Director, and often your main contact point at Mathnasium of Pacific Palisades. Vida earned her Bachelor's in Biology and Psychology at UC Irvine and her Master's Degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management at California State University, Long Beach. After managing structural engineering projects with both public and private organizations, Vida partnered with PCH Tutors to tutor Math, Science and other subjects to K-12 students (as well as university level students) for several years. Vida was excited by the opening of Mathnasium of Pacific Palisades, and has quickly become an instrumental part of our center's positive culture, open communication, and high standard for mathematics.
Justin Chin, Assistant Director
Justin Chin, born and raised in Los Angeles, has his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a minor in Chinese. He has always had a passion for math and hopes to show the wonders of math to as many students as possible! Justin is taking a few years off from school while determining what he wants to study in graduate school.
James Bradway, Lead Instructor
James earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physics from the University of Utah, where he took several courses in advanced mathematics. James lives in the Pacific Palisades, and has a son who will soon be attending middle school.
George Mitchel, Lead Instructor
George is a Marquez, Paul Revere, and Pali High alumnus. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He also has worked at various summer camps around the Palisades with kids of all ages. George has studied all kinds of math and enjoys teaching kids the joys of mathematics. He is currently looking into continuing his studies in aerospace engineering in graduate school.
Alana Brazis, Instructor
Alana spent the first part of her carrer as a full-time teacher, including 5 years at the Mirman school, a day school for highly gifted students. Now she works as an Educational Consultant, spending her mornings helping homeschool students structure their education, and spending her afternoons at Mathnasium.
When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 1,000+ centers in the US and Canada:
- We know how to teach your child math.
Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting – our unique approach enables us to effectively explain math concepts and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn!
- We pinpoint your child’s learning needs, meet them where they are, and take them where they need to go.
Mathnasium instructors use our unique assessment process to determine (with great accuracy) exactly what each child knows and what they need to learn. Next, we design a customized learning plan for teaching the concepts the student needs to master. It doesn’t stop there – our encouraging instructors continually check progress along the way to make sure kids truly understand and retain the concepts we’ve taught. The results are transformative – kids will see measurable changes in attitude, confidence, and school progress.
- We will help your child overcome homework frustration.
Our instructors will also set aside time to provide homework help. We help kids understand the homework assignment so they feel better prepared to complete the work at home – underscoring their understanding of concepts and transforming homework frustration into a welcome challenge.
- Mon: 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
- Tue: 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
- Wed: 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
- Thu: 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
- Fri: 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
- Sat: CLOSED
- Sun: 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
15233 La Cruz Dr.
Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272
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