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:
Vineet Khanna, Centre Director
Vineet Khanna, a multi-faceted entrepreneurial professional committed to achieving results, promoting growth and forging harmonious relationships. He has a passion to give students in the community an opportunity to develop their mathematical skills and knowledge, improve their confidence and achieve success. Over last 5 years he along with Mathnasium team at Mississauga and Burlington, has helped more than 500 students acheive their desire of being successful math students and gaining in confidence and self esteem through The MATHNASIUM METHOD.
Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer, Mathnasium
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 feeling 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.
Alexandra, Senior Instructor
Winner of Instructor of the Year 2018 - Canada
Alexandra a graduate with distinction from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts with degree with Honours, in French Studies and a minor in Mathematics. She was consistently on the Dean¹s List and an Outstanding Scholar throughout her four years at University of Windsor. Currently, she is working towards getting her Bachelor of Education from Brock University to pursue her passion for teaching. In the past, Alexandra has been consistently dedicated to the girls hockey community in Mississauga, where she played competitively and coached house league. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys going for hikes and dancing in the kitchen while creating and trying out new healthy recipes.
A Bachelor’s graduate from the University of Waterloo, having studied Biology. Along with being passionate about science, he is a huge fan of Math and French. A keen basketball player since school, he reads and writes during his free time. He finds Math to be fun and very interesting. Math can be difficult for people and, in turn, intimidating – as such he believes in making it simple for them, using various teaching methodologies. He is motivated to see the students growing and developing their knowledge and skills.
Adam, Senior Instructor
The difference of Mathnasium Instructor
Mathnasium instructors are more than just tutors. They are math experts who are passionate about mathematics and teaching children in a way that makes sense. Our instructors are different from typical tutors because they have all been trained to focus on your student's long-term mathematical development, including the development of Number Sense.
In each session our instructors will interact with and engage your child. Their goal is to help students understand their own thinking. Instructors use unique questioning methods to draw the answers from our students rather than use a "lecture" style method often used in schools and by private tutors.
Our rigorous hiring process is designed to ensure we hire only the best. Each candidate is thoroughly tested on their math ability, including all critical elementary and high school topics. All instructors must have teaching or tutoring experience with children. As part of the interview process, all instructors are expected to complete a trial tutoring session where we observe their teaching style and interaction with kids.
Mathnasium Instructors receive training on the proper teaching style and how to teach the Mathnasium curriculum. This training is ongoing and is designed to improve the teaching and communication methods used in our centre.