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 Crowfoot Mathnasium and Calgary North. 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."
Daisy’s 3 main goals at this learning centre are:
- Breaking free of the fixed mindset. Children have a preconceived notion that math is hard. Mathnasium breaks through this wall, enabling children to understand the various types of mathematical strategies.
- Creating a customized learning environment for each child, resulting in self satisfaction within their learning.
- Providing children with a calm pleasant environment, allowing them to believe math does not have to be frustrating but enjoyable!
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.
Jacquelynn Adie, Instructor
Jacquelynn is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program at Mount Royal University. Jacquelynn has worked with kids for over 10 years and is passionate about teaching math in a way that makes sense to them. Jacquelynn previously worked at Mathnasium of Saskatoon for 2 years, and she loved it so much she decided to come work at Mathnasium again when she moved to Calgary. In her free time, Jacquelynn loves playing volleyball, kayaking, and hiking, and shooting archery.
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.
Jadyn Herperger, Instructor
Jadyn is currently a student at the University of Calgary, enrolled in the Concurrent General Mathematics and Education program. Her goal in life is to work as a tutor, teacher, and mentor for students. After having such positive, memorable learning experiences throughout school she hopes to provide her students with the same great experiences. She appreciates math and believes that teaching students about its many real world applications and how to support their understanding of different mathematical concepts, but spark their interest in different fields to allow them to pursue passions of their own. Her other interests include true crime and astronomy. Given the opportunity she would love to get to travel around the world teaching and learn a second language.
Maryam Lo, Instructor
Maryam graduated from the University of Calgary within Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology program. 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.
Dasuni Wickramarachchi, Instructor
Dasuni is currently working towards a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary. She first started teaching math to her younger sibling at home when she became frustrated with the lack of personalized help for students at school. Now, Dasuni is incredibly passionate about showing others the beauty behind mathematics because she has knows that math is not a scary concept, if it is taught properly. She loves working at Mathnasium because everyday she gets to see children grow, learn, and become more confident in their math abilities! In her spare time, Dasuni loves to read books and would much rather eat cheesecake all day than exercise.
Sabrina Sischin, Instructor
Sabrina is currently attending the University of Calgary, working towards her concurrent degrees of BSc in Natural Sciences with a major in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Education. She has always had a passion for math as well as helping her peers with math questions. She understands the importance of adapting to each student's learning methods and believes that math can be easy for anyone if instructed properly. During summers, she loves to visit her family back in Romania as she spent most of her childhood there and in her free time she loves to play volleyball, run and hike.
Katelyn Oszust, Instructor
Katelyn graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Health and Physical Education. After graduating she worked as a teacher, primarily in grades 5-9 focusing on Math, Science, and P.E, but has taught across the board within the K-12 system. Katelyn is passionate about teaching and loves bringing math to life! She is enthusiastic about helping students gain confidence in their critical thinking and problem solving skills so that they can apply that to their math practice. From an early age, Katelyn has enjoyed working with children through coaching a variety of different sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer and swimming for a number of different age groups. She loves to be outdoors and on the water and is always eager to talk about sports of any kind!
Crystal Wai, Instructor
Crystal is a student at Mount Royal University, pursuing to be a data scientist because of her strong interest in big data. She is currently enrolled in Bachelor of Science, majoring in general science with concentrations in mathematics and biology with a minor in computer information systems. She understands that mathematics is a fundamental skill for building problem solving skills and she believes having a strong mathematical background can open many opportunities in life. Crystal is passionate in sharing her love with math and adapting to student’s different learning needs. In her free time, she loves to code using python, play video games, workout, and enjoys going wherever the adventure takes her.
Shouko Charron, Instructor
Shouko received her high school diploma a year early and is now finishing her last year of high school. Studying math and science have always been her favorite subjects at school, and since starting at Mathnasium, she can always say she loves teaching math as well. One of her claims to fame was in junior high when she won a pie on Pi Day (March 14, of course), for being able to say Pi to 200+ decimal points. She loves reading novels from the classics to present day favorites, enjoys drawing, and when not wearing her red work shirt can usually be found in such dazzling colors as white, black, or gray.
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.
Adam Gulamhusein, Instructor
Adam is a student who will be attending the University of Calgary in the fall of 2021 to study engineering. Adam performed a TEDx talk on optogenetics for addiction last year during the pandemic, was a neurosurgical research assistant through the HYRS program in Grade 11, and won the Calgary Brain Bee in 2021 - a prestigious neuroscience competition. However, Adam struggled in his early years of school and is sympathetic to many of the students he now teaches. With this sympathy, Adam is able to cater his teaching to many of the students to deliver a better learning experience that is more fun and effective. In his free time, Adam trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai for fun.