Kyla is a mathematician and educator passionate about building relationships by sharing the beauty and power of math. Kyla earned a BA in math from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in math from San Francisco State University.
Kyla taught in a variety of schools in the Bay Area over the past decade, including the Nueva School, the San Francisco Waldorf High School, and San Francisco State University, as well as extracurricularly with the SF Math Circle. During summers, Kyla developed curriculum for and taught Geometry and Spatial Sense for 4th graders with Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and Math Magic for 7th graders at the Art of Problem Solving’s Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM). Whatever the setting, Kyla leads people toward understanding through inquiry, challenge, and joy, and is eager to inspire interest and confidence in mathematical problem-solving and test-taking in girls, LGBTQ folks, and other minorities in math who may experience stereotype threat or anxiety. With a background in liberal arts and a general interest in learning, Kyla can support students broadly.
When not engaged in math (and sometimes while engaged in math), Kyla enjoys long train trips, excursions into forests, meditation retreats, and dance parties.
(photo credit: bashir anastas)
"Kyla is incredibly patient and supportive. She gave [my daughter] a boost of confidence through out the testing process. She felt that Kyla was also a help with her math studies at school, providing her with practice problems and support instruction when necessary. Kyla was very professional and personable." - Parent, The Hamlin School
"Kyla is so kind, funny and understanding and was the perfect tutor to our daughter. Through her intuitive and creative approach, Kyla was able to solidify math concepts, strengthen fluency and most importantly boost our daughter's self-confidence. Thanks to Kyla, our daughter has gained tremendous confidence and I dare say enjoys math and is doing great. Kyla became part of our family and was often the only person who could work with [my daughter] on a difficult day and help her through challenging new concepts. Thanks, Kyla, for your time, focus and energy." - Parent, The Hamlin School