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:
Ken and Susan Kim, Owner/Centre Directors
Ken Kim is the owner and the Centre Director at Mathnasium of Ancaster. Prior to opening Mathnasium, Ken owned and operated various successful businesses. He studied Economics at the University of Toronto. Ken has always thought of Math as an enjoyment and continued his math studies into university. He has a passion for teaching math and aspires to share that passion. Working with kids has always been a strength for Ken, as he has coached multiple softball and soccer teams. He has two loving children who also have a love for math and can be seen at Mathnasium!
Before opening this Mathnasium, Susan has owned and operated businesses with Ken for over 18 years. She studied Life Sciences at the University of Toronto. Susan always enjoyed math at school and feels that the children should also have a similar mind set towards math and its importance in everyday life. She hopes to communicate this significance teaching through the Mathnasium Method. She loves to work with children and enjoys teaching kids of various ages and levels, so it just seemed natural to take the next step and open a Mathnasium. She currently resides in Ancaster with Ken and their two children.
Larry Martinek, Creator of the Mathnasium Method
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 Center, he is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students' scenarios for guidance and advice.
Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. She is currently a member of Ontario College of Teachers. Along with her years of education she has many years of experience in tutoring young children in math. Rachel is known by others to be a very fun and loving individual. She truly enjoys working with children and is very excited to be a part of the Mathnasium team!
Raj is a current student at McMaster University studying Health Sciences. Over the years he has gathered experience working with dozens of children from all paths of life. He hopes to continue educating children in their early years as these are the most crucial to their development as learners. His future aspirations are to become a healthcare provider for children as a pediatrician.
Hannah is currently a student at McMaster University in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program. She has taken enriched math and sciences throughout her highschool, where she developed her passion for Math. Hannah continues to take mathematics in university and enjoys it very much. She is a friendly individual who is very excited to help students of all ages at Mathnasium!
Sharda is an Electrical and Biomedical Engineering student at McMaster University who loves educating youth about the STEM field and showing them how math can help them solve problems in their everyday lives. She strongly believes that no problem is unsolveable and nothing is ever too broken to be fixed. She hopes to apply her skills in the biomedical industry to design electrical devices that can save people's lives.
Arani is an Honours Bachelor of Science graduate from McMaster University, specializing in Life Sciences. She has always had a passion for learning and enjoys using her knowledge to enhance the education of young children. She has years of of experience working with children and currently holds a Research Assistant position at the McMaster Children's hospital. Arani hopes to be able to use her passion for math to encourage young children to develop, understand and have an appreciation for math.
Abigail is a current student at McMaster University in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program. She developed her love of math by competing in numerous math competitions throughout middle school and high school. Abigail continues to enjoy learning math and is passionate about helping students understand and develop math skills. She hopes to pursue a career in healthcare in the future.
Cady is currently a student at McMaster University in the Honours Mathematics and Statistics program. Throughout her high school career, she thoroughly enjoyed tutoring students of all ages in math and helped them develop an appreciation for the subject. Cady strongly believes that math is a fun, exciting language that can be learned and enjoyed by everybody and shares that belief with the students. She plans on pursuing a career as a mathematics university professor.
Ken Kim, Larry Martinek (creator of the Mathnasium Method) and Susan Kim at convention 2018.
Risk Free Assessment:
We use our unique assessment process to determine 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. No obligation assessment takes about 60 minutes. Use our online scheduler: