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:
Daisy Pardhan, Centre Director
Daisy Pardhan is the Owner and Director of the new Calgary North and Crowfoot Mathnasium. Daisy graduated from University of Alberta in 2006 with a Bachelor of Education. She taught in Calgary classrooms for 6 years and then branched into the Educational Software industry-Mathletics. Utilizing this experience, Daisy was able to understand firsthand the disconnection between the teaching methodology in many classrooms and how students processed the curriculum. Her experience in the Educational technology space, specifically math software, allowed her to clearly understand the missing pieces and the notion that “one size does not fit all”. Daisy was captivated by the Mathnasium method and stated, “We use a personalized learning approach as each child processes and interprets math differently."
Jera Guevarra, Assitant Centre Director
Jera is an aspiring teacher who recently graduated with a B.Sc. in General Mathematics from the University of Calgary. She has always had that passion in learning mathematics and teaching mathematics to students of different levels. She hopes to share that passion of learning mathematics to the younger generation and to be the kind of teacher that makes Math interesting and builds curiosity within students. During her early years of education, like most kids, she’s very doubtful about the importance of learning math, but as the years went by, she came to love it and realized the significance of it in our daily lives. Outside her mathematical endeavours, she also has a minor in Japanese and can speak 3 languages fluently. She enjoys indoor and outdoor activities such as, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, working out and hiking. She also has a passion on doing mission trips, volunteering and traveling.
Maryam Lo, Instructor
Maryam is currently attending the University of Calgary. She is majoring in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. While in high school, math has always been one of her favorite subjects. As she focuses mostly on biology these days, she still finds herself missing the beauty of mathematics! To stay connected to math, Maryam volunteered at the Calgary library in their Math Quest program for a year before finding out about the math universe of Mathnasium. Now she can pursue both of her Biology and Math Interest. In her free time Maryam loves to bake, play tennis and volunteer.
Gabriel Sene Arantes da Costa, Instructor
Gabriel is currently a student at the University of Calgary, working on a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology. Gabriel understands how frustrating it is to not understand math, but he also knows how satisfying and fun it can be once you understand it. He wants students to enjoy math and encourages a deeper conceptual understanding of the subject. Gabriel is passionate about biology and knows that math is involved, and important in all sciences. He speaks 3 languages fluently, and enjoys playing volleyball and videogames in his spare time.
Mike Heney, Instructor
Mike is currently attending the University of Calgary in their Concurrent Education program, working towards both a BSc in General Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Education. He has always had a passion for learning, and the puzzling nature of mathematics has made it his favourite subject. He is following in the footsteps of his father, who taught high school math in Ontario for almost 30 years. From BEDMAS to Trigonometry, Fractions to Imaginary Numbers (it’s okay, he doesn’t fully understand them either), Mike has always found enjoyment and success in the field of mathematics. Mike is also an avid singer, having sung with Revv52 in Calgary since the fall of 2015.