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:
Shalini Singh, Owner and Centre Director
Shalini Singh brings with her more than eighteen years experience as a Primary and Elementary teacher. She has a Bachelor of Education degree and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She holds additional qualifications in Special Education along with Montessori Elementary Teacher certification, and a B.A. with a major in English Literature. Shalini has experience teaching in Canada and abroad and has worked with various curriculum development teams implementing English, Science, and Math curriculum for IB and the British National curriculum in both International and Independent Schools.
She firmly believes that each child’s learning needs should be addressed with a flexible and student-centric approach and she is excited to get this opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of children through Mathnasium. For Shalini, the thrill of witnessing students overcoming their fear of math and applying mathematical concepts to everyday life is the greatest reward. Her fun and energetic personality helps her connect with students in a way that makes learning fun and exciting. Shalini prides herself on ensuring that every Mathnasium session is exciting and meaningful as possible for each student.
Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer (Headquarters)
Noorisah is currently in her third year pursuing a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization at McMaster University. Noorisah loves how Mathematics is everywhere; from the roller coasters at Wonderland, to enjoying a pizza pie, to doing our taxes. She believes that having a good understanding of Math can help one understand all the other subjects from English to Science and even Music!
Noorisah believes that Mathnasium is the one place where someone can become a true expert in Mathematics. She believes that Mathnasium gives her the tools and teaching methods to help her gear her students towards the “aha!” moment.
Noorisah's favourite math joke is: Why shouldn’t you let math intimidate you?
Because it's as easy as pi!
Ibtihaj is a graduate in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Toronto Mississauga. He loves math because it is a way of thinking and to solve problems, regardless of their relationship with numerics. He enjoys working for Mathnasium because we focus on understanding the “why” behind the math and focus on concepts. This encourages the students to ask more questions, and learn from self-discovery.
Ibtihaj's favourite math quote is: “There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns…. But there are also unknown unknowns.” ~ Donald Rumsfeld
Miss. Tanzeela is currently in her third year of University pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology for Health Science and Psychology at the University of Toronto. Tanzeela aspires to be a psychotherapist as she is interested in how the human mind works and how human behaviour ties in with neurology. She believes Math is in everything we do from doing groceries to solving those ‘unsolvable’ problems. Tanzeela loves the friendly environment Mathnasium offers to both its staff and student. It is a place where students can feel supported and encouraged when they finally understand math concepts. She finds it extremely rewarding when she gets through to a student and they understand a concept they once struggled with previously.
Tanzeela's favourite math joke is: Why did the mathematical tree fall over? Because it had no real roots
Joël is currently working towards a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at the University of Toronto. He's also studying Italian and Computer Science. What he loves most about math is the fact that there are multiple ways to arrive at the same true answer. Joël loves working at Mathnasium because he understands how important student-centred learning is. He enjoys meeting students where they are at and allowing students to lead their own learning.
Zainab is working towards her degree in Computer Science at the University of Guelph. She enjoys math because she believes it can be applied every day, in every context and develops the ability to think more thoughtfully. Zainab loves working at Mathnasium because she gets to offer support and encouragement to students in order to build their confidence and reach their fullest potential.
Zanaib's favourite number is 2. It is a simple number and smallest even number yet holds significant meaning in some cultures. In Chinese culture, many believe that “all good things come in pairs”. Everything is created in pairs like eyes, hands, ears and legs.