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:
Kyle Tan, Executive Director
Kyle is the Owner and Executive Director at Mathnasium of Meadowvale. Prior to opening his Mathnasium centre, Kyle worked with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, leading a global team in the service delivery of Business Intelligence to companies in Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. He has a BA in Information Technology from York University. Having witnessed how his friends struggled with Math in school and work, Kyle understands that people tend to struggle and subsequently hate Math when they are confused and intimidated by Math. Kyle is extremely enthusiastic about helping every child to truly understand math by teaching it in a way that makes sense to them. Married with a daughter, Kyle has been employing the Mathnasium instructions and methods on his 4-year-old daughter.
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 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 curricula ever produced for teaching math.
While Larry is not an Instructor at our Centre, He is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students' scenarios for guidance and advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.
Ivan Fong, Centre Director
Ivan is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto Mississauga. There he obtained an Honours BSc with a major in Biology, Psychology, and a minor in Sociology. He strives to one day become an Ontario Certified Teacher and believes that the many methods used in Mathnasium will be an asset in helping students in the future. Outside of instructing Ivan’s interests include basketball, action movies, video games, sneakers/clothing, and trying different foods.
Marium Hussain, Assistant Centre Director
Marium is one of the first instructors at Mathnasium of Meadowvale. Her passion for math combined with her dream of teaching makes her a perfect fit for this centre. She has recently graduated with honours from the University of Toronto with a BSc where she majored in Math and English. This year, along with Mathnasium, she is enrolled at York University to complete Teacher's College and fulfil her lifelong desire of becoming a teacher. This path to teaching has lead Marium through many teaching-related opportunities; giving her a total of 10 years of experience in tutoring and student-teacher positions. At Mathnasium, Marium wishes to grow as a teacher and utilize the effective methods that Mathnasium stands for to teach students math in a way that not only makes sense but stays with them even once they've graduated.
Lois Gadway, Assistant Centre Director
I am proud to be an instructor at Mathnasium Meadowvale. I always enjoyed doing Math throughout my own school years and graduated from the University of Waterloo (B Math) and then York University (B Ed). I continued on to work for the Toronto District Board of Education as a classroom teacher for 26 years teaching from Kindergarten to Grade Four. I am officially retired from teaching as of September 1 2018 but I want to continue learning and teaching and teaching Math the Mathnasium way seems very effective to me. Outside of Mathnasium, I enjoy volunteering at a Food Bank, reading, walking, doing crossword puzzles, and meeting up with friends for a coffee.
Eric Balian, In-Centre & @Home Senior Instructor
Meet Eric! His passion for math has always been there since elementary school where he tutored his fellow classmates and friends simply because he loves math and teaching. He graduated with a business degree and an advanced diploma in accounting from Sheridan College with honours. His interests are basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, badminton, poker, music, and movies!
Mark Asuncion, In-Centre & @Home Senior Instructor
Mark has always been keen on mathematics and enjoys both solving problems and showing others ways to do the same. Throughout high school his favourite subjects were that of math and science, he also peer-tutored for younger students. His other interests include basketball, Computer Science, technology and gaming. He is a second-year student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science.
Claudette Gasparro, @Home Senior Instructor
Claudette is a fourth-year student at the University of Toronto Mississauga where she studies Math and French. She has always had a love for both math and teaching, which lead her to tutor high school students and become a Teaching Assistant for first-year calculus students. She also leads academic skill-based workshops at UTM to help students with disabilities further their education. Through these experiences, Claudette has learned effective methods of teaching and how to make learning a fun experience. When she is not instructing, Claudette enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and going on bike rides.
Alecco Philippi, In-Centre & @Home Instructor
Alecco is passionate about subjects that involve numbers and logic at school, like maths and sciences. He enjoys challenges and competitions and has likes participating in math contests and violin competitions. He is also part of the Mississauga Youth Symphony Orchestra and also plays the cello in his school band. Alecco is currently in his first year as a Health Science student at Queens University.
Humna Naz, @Home Instructor
Humna is in her third year at the University of Toronto Mississauga where she is studying Math and Computer Science. She has had a passion for math from an early age and takes every opportunity to help other students improve their math skills. She enjoys being able to inspire students to love math and learning in general. Her other interests include reading, swimming, and watching movies.
Viony Supandy, @Home Instructor
Viony is a third-year student at the University of Toronto Mississauga where she studies Math and Economics. Growing up, Viony has always had a love for Math. She teaches with the hope that her passion for numbers and education could inspire the next Stephen Hawking! Through the process of teaching others, she wishes to grow as a person and also as a teacher so that she can maximize her potentials. Outside of Mathnasium, Viony enjoys traveling and hanging out with people.
Michelle Tong, @Home Instructor
Sara Alshakarji, In-Centre & @Home Instructor
Meet Sara! She is currently a Health Sciences student at McMaster University. Sara has always loved to help people out and is always willing to take on a challenge. Her love for math, combined with her passion for teaching is the reason she decided to become an instructor. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and loves to play both classical and pop music (as they say, musicians are subconsciously mathematicians). She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and drinking bubble tea!
Melody Greco, Grade 5, October 29th 2020 "I don't have a favourite because everyone is so nice. So I have no favourite. I like everyone"
Hana Moustafa, In-Centre Instructor
Hey there, I’m Hana! I’m an instructor at Mathnasium and a student at York University majoring in Psychology and Teacher Education. I have an absolute love for children and teaching so, I’ve been following my passion for working closely with students during the past few years. I enjoy finding unique ways of teaching mathematics and was fascinated by the Mathnasium Way of Teaching. I also love to knit, read, play board games, and spend time with my friends and family!
Nish Nataraja Babu, In-Centre Instructor
Hello! I am Nishckria Nataraja Babu and I am one of Mathnasium's Instructors! Some of my hobbies include painting, dancing, and singing. As you can tell I really enjoy the arts and spend my free time learning about different forms of art (ie. oil painting, acrylic painting, modern and lyrical dancing, etc.) I chose to be a math instructor because my favourite subject in school was mathematics and I enjoyed learning about the numerous applications of it in the real world. In addition, I love teaching and it has been my passion since I was in elementary school so I chose to be a math instructor to help educate others on this subject!
Ken Tran, In-Centre Instructor
Ken is currently a second-year student at the University of Toronto Mississauga studying Computer Science and Mathematics. Ken has loved math for as long as he can remember and has a passion for problem-solving and helping other students through peer-tutoring. He likes to not only help others in problem-solving and improving at math but also loves having random fun discussions and making friends. His interests are technology, programming, movies, and trying out new foods! :)
Kristina Wasylyszyn, In-Centre Instructor
Hi! My name is Kristina and I am one of the instructors at Mathnasium. I am a recent Western University graduate, and I am super excited to put my passion for teaching to use. I chose to be a math instructor because math has always been one of my favourite subjects, and it is such an amazing feeling when you solve an equation correctly. My hobbies include tennis, reading, and I consider myself somewhat of a movie connoisseur. I look forward to meeting you, and helping you take your math skills to the next level!