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, Owner/Centre Director 

 Anita 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, 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.

 


 

 

 Simran, Assistant Centre Director

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+  

 


 

 

 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!”

 

 Alaina, Instructor 

Alaina is a 3rd year student at McGill University studying Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has always loved working with kids ever since she was 16 when she started working at Summer Camps. She has never stopped working with kids ever since then. After finishing her International Baccalaureate diploma including higher level IB Mathematics in high school, she knew math was no easy feat. And that’s why she is here to help many other students to acquire the math skills they need for success!

 

 Brendan, Instructor

Brendan has finished his Bachelor's of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering and is currently applying his math skills in a leaning environment at Mathnasium. Brendan has tutored math in university and enjoys working with a diversity of people. He hopes to inspire kids to continue on in STEM through his prior experiences!

 

 Catherine, Instructor

Catherine is currently studying Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University. She has experience working with students through various afterschool homework club, such as helping and guiding them through their math homework. She enjoys interacting with kids and sparking their interests. With more practice, Catherine believes that complex math problems will become fun and easy to solve!

 

 

 

 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.

 

 Edison, Instructor 

Edison is a second year student at UBC, and is doing a combined honours program in Biochemistry and Forensic Sciences. He has been interested in mathematics since a young age, and has spent countless hours throughout highschool studying, prepping and writing math contests. In 2018, he placed top 75 for the Fermat contest in Canada, and was invited to an all-expense paid trip to Waterloo for a week long math camp. He hopes to share his passion for mathematics with others and help children develop an interest and a curiosity for mathematics through tutoring in an engaging and interesting way.

 

 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. 

 

Jonathan, Instructor

 

With substantial experience in teaching math and currently in my third year of heavily math-related bachelor's degree program, I believe I have the background and experience to be a valuable addition to your team. I am comfortable with teaching all levels of mathematics from grades K through first-year college-level Calculus. In recognition of my own math abilities, I have an A average across all my college-level Math courses including but not limited to Multi-variable Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Probability. 

 

 

Jerry, Instructor

Jerry is a second-year undergraduate, who is currently studying Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He enjoys interacting with young children through teaching Martial Arts and occasionally magic tricks. At Mathnasium, Jerry strives to establish a firm mathematical understanding for his students and truly believes that they can all one day become the student who has no fear and with a “time to ace this exam” mindset at every math exam.

 

 Justin, Instructor

Justin is currently in his second year at the University of Waterloo, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in pure mathematics. From tutoring in high school to teaching kindergarten kids to count, he loves to teach math to students of all ages. Justin believes that math should not be the subject students fear every year, but the one they are always excited to learn more about. Spreading the beauty of math to students is something he will never grow old of.

 

Kayla, Instructor

Kayla is currently an eduction assistant. She has been tutoring Math for 5+ years and loves seeing the "light bulb" go on in kids heads when they understand a new concept. Teaching and helping students is a huge passion of hers. She has experience working with kids of all sorts of working styles.

 

Kelly, Instructor

Kelly is currently pursuing a joint major in Economics and International Development at McGill University. She has always had a passion to help others and feels rewarded when she is able to break down complex subjects to easy-to-understand terms. She understands the importance in fostering a strong foundation from an early age. Math takes practice and Kelly is eager to help students acquire the skills they need for their future.

 

Leo, Instructor

Kejun (Leo) Luo is a 2nd Year computer science specialist at the University of Toronto. He acquired numerous skills with regards to both teaching and excelling in math programs in high school as well as personal experience in mathematics competitions. He believes that math is not a concept to be feared, but is, in fact, an intuitive ability that bridges the gap between all aspects of human knowledge. He hopes he can share his love for mathematics with those that he teaches and propel them to new heights.

 

 

 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.

 

  Patrick, Instructor

Patrick is a second year undergraduate student at UBC, currently studying biochemistry. He enjoys working with children and loves helping others learn. He feels that building an early, strong foundation in math allows students to excel in all STEM disciplines. At Mathnasium, Patrick hopes that he can share his interest in math with children of all backgrounds, to help each and every student develop their own curiosity and passion about math.

 

  William, Instructor

William is currently third-year level students primary in Math in UFV. His passion for Math gives him the power to succeed in Math. He loves math since he was young. He got many prizes from Math competitions, for example, the Worldwide Olympic math competition. He believes that Math is 50%of skills +30%of practices+20%focus= 100% success.