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:
Ralu & Andrea, Centre Directors
Ralu and Andrea are the Centre Directors at Mathnasium of North Vancouver. Ralu and Andrea both have an extensive background in IT and Business management. The team knows the importance of a solid mathematics education. We are passionate about making a difference in each students' lives by ensuring that students have an effective, engaging, and encouraging learning experience that cultivates an intuitive understanding of math. The team is supported by highly trained instructors who are math specialists.
We are enthusiastic about helping every child in North Vancouver community to truly understand math in a fun environment. We are committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community.
Larry Martinek, Creator of the Mathnasium Method
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 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 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 curriculas 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.
Mahsa, Assistant Director
Mahsa is our new Assistant Director who is a UBC graduate with Cognitive Science background. With the desire to make a difference and inpire people in their learning, she has tutored at various capacities and has now joined the Mathnasium team to continue speading her passion and contribution to the community.
Waka has Masters in Education in Educational Psychology from University of Victoria and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Educational Psychology and Business Management from McGill University. Waka currently works as Educational Assistant in School District 45 in North Vancouver supporting general academic students with various learning needs. She joined our team as a math instructor and will assist our students in their growth.
Jody is a Math major graduate from UBC and he is currently pursuing a program in Business Management. He has extensive experience tutoring children, he is fluent in English and highly proficient in Japanese. He loves being challenged, and is passionate about making a difference by teaching math in a fun way, that makes sense for the kids.
We are happy to welcome Clover to our Mathnasium family. She is a student at SFU, with a major in Cognitive Science. Clover brings her experience in tutoring math privately, is fluent in Korean and English and she is excited to teach math in a fun way.
Shawn is a graduate of University of Victoria, majoring in Science. He has extensive experince as a teacher in Korea and Argentina, and he is very passionate about making children knowledgeable and successful in understanding mathmatical concepts.