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Our Team

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:

Centre Director/OwnerSehba Tahir, Centre Director/Owner


Sehba is the Centre Director at Mathnasium of Oakville.

Sha has over twenty years of Math teaching experience. With credentials such as Architectural Drawing and Designing from USA, and BSC with Major in Math. A love and passion of Math and numbers, and belief in the importance of providing children with a strong foundation of mathematical learning led her to Mathnasium.

Sehba is enthusiastic about helping every child in the community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. She is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method™ to the children in the community, so that they use and benefit from it in their practical lives. 

She already has been serving the community with Mathnasium of Oakville for over seven years through Mathnasium, and has helped students gain confidence in themselves and achieve and even exceed their desired academic goals. 


Centre Director/Owner

Umair Khan, Centre Director/Owner

Umair is the Co-Director at Mathnasium of Oakville.

Umair has a Bachelor of IT and Business, and also E-Commerce Management.  With a heavy emphasis on Math, Umair has always enjoyed solving long and complicated equations. He certainly has seen many changes in the Ontario Curriculum first hand, and can guide others with the right approach.

In his early years in high-school he was part of a club to help others in society. That spirit has come a long way, and he continued to guide others through post-secondary studies as a Peer and  part of the Faculty. He has even provided guidance to others into getting acceptance to their choice of University, by the recommendation of senior Faculty.

Being part of Mathnasium, you can find Umair advising and discussing with the parents about the pros and cons of the approach they are trying to take regarding their child’s academic goals. He firmly believes that every person should be able to achieve and surpass their academic goals, given that they take the right approach.


Larry Martinek, Creator of the Mathnasium MethodLarry 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. 

Ryan, Instructor

Ryan is an OCT certified teacher that received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Ryan has a passion for education and has experience teaching within the public school board. He has a natural curiosity and interest for learning and loves the challenges mathematics brings. At Mathnasium Of Oakville, he is able to apply his pedagogical methods to make learning enjoyable for all ages.

Apart from math, Ryan enjoys camping, Hobby building, and socializing with friends. 

Nassi, Instructor

Nassi has completed her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Composites and Materials) at Concordia University in Montreal. She was interested in solving physics and mathematical problems since she was a high school student and has experience tutoring math and physics during her undergraduate studies.

Nassi has a very energetic and patient personality. She enjoys working with students to watch their progress in math, in a friendly, fun, yet disciplined environment. She likes working at Mathnasium Of Oakville, because she finds this method to be a systematic approach for developing a mathematical understanding and thinking structure in students minds.

In her free time, Nassi loves to listen to music, paint, take care of her plants and spend time with her close friends. 

Joseph, Instructor

Joseph has recently completed his Bachelor Degree in Mathematics at University of Toronto. Having grown up in the GTA, he is experienced with and has tutored under the Ontario Curriculum.

Combining his patience and desire to help others, Joseph hopes to make an impact by showing others the importance of Mathematics in their daily lives. At Mathnasium Of Oakville, he is able to pursue his goals and find great joy seeing students gaining confidence and understanding of Math after every session.

During his pastimes, he enjoys biking, engaging in strategic games, and spending time with close peers. 

Paulo,  Instructor

Paulo has a Masters of Economics with significant background in Statistics and Calculus. He has over 10 years’ experience in teaching students from Elementary School to 3rd Year University in Mathematics, Finance and Economics. 

Paul always had a passion to teach Math to students. That is where his current position at Mathnasium Of Oakville helps him with his drive to help students understand Math concepts in a way that really that does not sound intimidating to the students, and see the confidence in all the students once everything clears up.


Neil, Instructor


Neil has a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics Specialization) from the University of Guelph. He has experience working with math in both academic and private sectors. 

Neil has an interest in spreading not just knowledge, but also an interest in mathematics. His belief is that math can be used not only in STEM fields but also as a tool to facilitate structured thought and critical thinking skills. Mathnasium Of Oakville provides an excellent platform to promote Math not only as a subject, but as an adaptable school of thought.

Beyond his interest in Math, Neil also enjoys Physics, Chemistry, History, and hobbies such as Hiking and Baseball.