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:
Sehba Tahir, Centre Director/Owner
Sehba is the Centre Director at Mathnasium of Oakville.
Sha has over twenty years of Math teaching experience. With credentials such as Architectural Drawing and Designing from USA, and BSC with Major in Math. A love and passion of Math and numbers, and belief in the importance of providing children with a strong foundation of mathematical learning led her to Mathnasium.
Sehba is enthusiastic about helping every child in the community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. She is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method™ to the children in the community, so that they use and benefit from it in their practical lives.
She already has been serving the community with Mathnasium of Oakville for over six years, and has helped students gain confidence in themselves and achieve or exceed their desired academic goals.
Umair Khan, Centre Director/Owner
Umair is the Co-Director at Mathnasium of Oakville.
Umair has a Bachelor of IT and Business, and also E-Commerce Management. With a heavy emphasis on Math, Umair has always enjoyed solving long and complicated equations. He certainly has seen many changes in the Ontario Curriculum first hand, and can guide others with the right approach.
In his early years in high-school he was part of a club to help others in society. That spirit has come a long way, and he continued to guide others through post-secondary studies as a Peer and part of the Faculty. He has even guided others to getting acceptance to their choice of University, by the recommendation of senior Faculty.
Being part of Mathnasium, you can find Umair advising and discussing with the parents about the pros and cons of the approach they are trying to take regarding their child’s academic goals. He firmly believes that every person should be able to achieve and surpass their academic goals, given that they take the right approach.
Larry Martinek, Creator of the
Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer, Developer of Mathnasium Program.
Larry 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.
While Larry is not an Instructor at our Centre, he is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students' scenarios for guidance and advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.
Calvin received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. He developed a passion for math helping others during high school, where he found himself naturally sharing knowledge with his fellow classmates. Calvin enjoys working at Mathnasium because it combines a challenging and interactive experience for both students and instructors, and allows him to teach math concepts in a friendly and calm environment.
Apart from math, Calvin likes exploring hiking trails (taking photos while doing so), video games and other activities such as basketball and throwing frisbee.
Kim graduated from University of Waterloo with a degree in Economics and a specialty in Finance. Her in-depth knowledge in Math has allowed her to teach Math to high-school students as well as Enrichment students throughout the years. All this knowledge and passion for Math keeps Kim focused, and she looks forward to helping others with their Math needs.
When not at Mathnasium, Kim spends time with her dog, and participates in international language program involving Japanese and Korean, helping others.
Karsh has recently completed his Honours Bachelor Degree in Biology and Medical Science at the University of Western Ontario. He has also completed his high-school in the GTA and is well versed in the Ontario curriculum.
Karsh has experience mentoring and helping children develop their skills at all age groups in both academic and physical pursuits. Karsh has taught children in various school subjects. Karsh hopes to help students gain a thorough understanding of their math concepts and help instil confidence in their work.
Karsh also assists in coaching all age groups at the karate dojo where he trains in his spare time.