Mathnasium 3050 Gladwin Rd, #110, Abbotsford BC V2T 0H5 (604) 585-6288   abbotsford@mathnasium.ca

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Our Team

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:

 Anita Cui, Owner/Centre Director 

 Anita Cui is the Owner/Centre Director at Mathnasium of Abbotsford. She received a   Master Degree of Communication Arts in Canada. Anita has always had a passion for   education and learning new things in science and mathematics. She has over 5 years       of great experience in tutoring K-12 students.

 Anita is enthusiastic about helping every child in the Abbotsford community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. Her experience       with education and mathematics is quite extensive, and is excited to help all the kids   here reach their fullest potential in math.

The Mathnasium method is a unique and fun way for children to learn math. Mathnasium's approach helps children internalize patterns and the beauty of nature, helps them make sense not only of math but also of the world around them. Anita's passion and goal is to relieve each child's struggle with math so they can excel and choose any path in life they desire.


 

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 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 to   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 designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting student’s ability to “do” math, thereby increasing student’s math scores and feelings of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculums ever produced for teaching math.

While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, He is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students scenarios for guidance and advise. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.


 

 Emma Fu, Centre Director

 Emma loves to teach children and help them to understand. She received her Education   degree from UBC (2009). She tutored for 8 years before working with Mathnasium. Her   experience with teaching children can help with every child walk into our door, and   makes sure they walk out with a bright smile on their faces. Make sure they truly   understand math by teaching them in a way that makes sense to them.

 

 

 

 

 Aimee, Instructor

Aimee has finished her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She is planning on getting her teaching degree in the near future where she hopes to teach middle school science. She has been tutoring since 2014 and has grown to love it more and more over the years! “The best part of tutoring is learning, even though I’m the tutor, I still  learn things from my students every session!” 

 

 Angel, Instructor

Angel graduated from SFU Beedie School of Business. She has been tutoring since 2012. She treats her students as friends, but she teaches students in accordance with their aptitude. She has a passion for helping students build up their confidence to achieve their academic goals. She also believes that all the students are able to find out the happiness of learning mathematics as if someone could guide them in the right way.

 

 

 

 Christina, Instructor

 

 

Christina is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia, where she is studying microbiology and immunology. She enjoys teaching science and math as well as working with children. She believes that developed math skills are critical to an understanding of all disciplines of STEM, and that everyone has the potential to excel at math. As an instructor, Christina hopes to inspire and help the students develop strategies and logical ways of thinking to tackle math.

 

 Dunstan, Instructor

Dunstan is a third-year Computer Science student at UBC. He has been teaching a variety of subjects for the last four years and is passionate about learning and teaching students. At Mathnasium, Dunstan hopes to allow students to enjoy the intricacies and concepts of math while making hard and complicated concepts easy to understand. Dunstan would love to show the students at Mathnasium how math is connected to itself and for students to be able to pursue their own curiosity in math. When Dunstan is not working or studying, you can find him playing music, coding, watch videos, and playing games. 

 

 Eva, Instructor

Eva is a student as the University of Toronto who is majoring in Human Biology. She loves working with children, and has years of experience in teaching younger students Math and English. Eva enjoys helping students find fun ways to break down difficult math topics, while building their confidence and skill on the subject. She hopes to help students view math as a fun activity and encourages them to continue asking why and how as they learn. Eva hopes to continue to learn different ways to connect and teach children through Mathnasium, and is excited to see what the students can achieve! 

 Harry, Instructor

Harry is going into his second year of undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto.  He specializes in bioinformatics as he has a love for both the computer science and medical field.  Throughout his high school years, he has found joy in teaching band students at elementary schools and mathematics to his cousins. Harry views Mathnasium as a perfect opportunity to continue to inspire young children about the wonders of mathematics and to help build an excelling foundation for the many years to come in their academic journey. 

 

 Katherine, Instructor

Katherine is finishing up her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. She has over six years of tutoring experience for both 1-on-1 and small group lessons. Over the years, she’s experienced at pinpointing students’ knowledge deficits and applying different teaching strategies to explain concepts matching students’ learning styles. Katherine believes in developing a good relationship with all her students, in order to effectively mentor her students on their journey to success. 

 

 Jaclyn, Instructor

Jaclyn will graduate with a physics degree from UFV this June.  Her passion for teaching has led her to pursue a career as a high school teacher.  She has seven years of experience teaching violin to children aged 7-18 and has been involved in academic tutoring for almost a year.  Her hobbies include playing the violin and the piano, as well as reading and playing hockey.

  

 Nathan, Instructor

Nathan is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in pharmacology at McGill University. He believes that by setting a strong foundation and interest in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), youths are able to become more curious, independent, and open-minded individuals. Through tutoring at Mathnasium, Nathan hopes to deepen his students’ understanding of math in order for them to excel academically.

 

 Noble, Instructor

Noble is a first-year undergraduate student, studying materials engineering at University of Toronto. He believes that mathematics is interesting, and it is an essential part of people’s daily lives. When Noble is not studying, he would play guitar, rap, practice culinary, exercise, or sleep. At Mathnasium, Noble wants to inspire and motivate students to thrive in mathematics, which also allows them to excel in other subjects.

 

 Simran, Instructor

Simranpreet is currently in the second year of his bachelor’s degree in Math. With over 2 years of tutoring  experience, he has gradually excelled in the art of teaching Math. His prime aim at Mathnasium is to relinquish  kids of their math problems with the perfect application of the Mathnasium Method. Simran is an aspiring math  teacher, with a lot of math teaching experience, he has perfected high school Math and wants students at  Mathnasium to get nothing but a straight A+  

 

 Zain, Instructor

Zain is a second-year student at the University of the Fraser Valley who plans on finishing his math major before applying to a secondary education program in B.C. Zain lovers working with youth as he worked with young children through coaching soccer and being a summer school math teacher's assistant. Apart from studying, Zain likes to practice sports, public speaking, and volunteering in the community. His message to anyone pursuing mathematics is to believe that improvement will be made with consistent effort, and his mission is to inspire and instill an appreciation for the applications of math.