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:
Horace McPherson, Centre Director
Horace McPherson is the Centre Director of Mathnasium of Pickering. Horace has worked in various professional and leadership positions in the information tehcnology and cybersecurity industries. With experiences locally and internationally, in the private and public sectors, Horace is passionate about learning and understands the value of a good education. Horace is aware that not everyone is born with an aptitude for math and science but they can be taught the foundational skills to help them overcome their challenges and succeed. Developing math skills are essential to achieving these since a solid educational foundation is the key to success in any endeavor. Mastering math prepare students for many possibilities on their journey to life and career success.
Horace is a Certified Engineering Technologist and has a Master's Degree in Technology Management (MTM), a Bachelor's Degree in Education (B.Ed.) and several professional certifications in Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Project Managment.
Horace is also an aspiring writer. He writes on a variety of topics relating to technology, leadership, workplace and life issues, and is a regular contributor to the LinkedIn Professional Network (Pulse), peer reviewed journals and trade publications. He also writes regular customer book reviews on amazon.ca. Horace volunteers as an accreditation auditor for a national accreditation organization which accredits Engineering and Applied Science programs at post secondary educational institutions across Canada.
Parth Patel, Instructor
Parth is currently pursuing a double degree in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Toronto. Parth struggled with Math as a child but his fascination with patterns in nature, number puzzles and brain teasing paradoxes completley changed his attitude towards Math. This led him into building a strong Mathematical foundation. Parth's tutoring journey started in High School where he helped his peers with Math, Physics and Computer Science where he quickly realized that teaching gave him a new sense of joy. At Mathnasium Parth hope to help students learn in a fun and innovative way to build their confidence and inspire them to grow their mathematical sense. In his free time Parth enjoy boxing, writing, poetry and playing all types of video games.
Saadat Shah, Instructor
Saadat attends the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and is studying Applied and Industrial Mathematics. Mathematics is both Saadat's talent and passion. As a younger child Saadat was the one person who his peers went to for help with math, physics, or anything that needs a bit of explanation. Saadat is excited to be an Instructor at Mathnasium of Pickeirng because of his love for teaching and his goal to show others that math is not simply a matter of crunching numbers, but rather a way to look at the common patterns we see in our daily lives.
Besides spending his days learning about new things in math, Saadat also loves playing video games, painting and calligraphy.
Logan Woodside, Lead Instructor
Logan is a Nursing student at Ontario Tech University and has experience tutoring younger students in math. Logan has been a competitive dancer for most of her life and have tremendous experience teaching young girls at her dance studio. Logan also plays the piano and is passionate about being an instructor at Mathnasium of Pickering. She believes that confidence in math builds confidence in the students which in turn will make a big impact on their overall education.
Kyle Goomansingh, Instructor
Kyle holds degrees in Applied Mathematics and Sociology and is an experienced tutor in Mathematics and Science. Kyle has a keen interest in technology and have successfully patented mobile computer software in Asia, the European Union and the USA. His professional experience is in the area of government elections at the Provincial and Federal levels. Kyle was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and comes from a family of teachers and University level instructors. He enjoys working with young minds and believes that it is a privilege to work with young people and to help them learn and navigate through their world. Kyle plays muscial instruments and donate his spare time to a small international humanitarian organization in the Greater Toronto Area that raises funds for school supplies for Orphanages, clothing drives for homeless shelters, and to assist new immigrants to settle in Canada
Unnita Dsouza, Instructor
Unnita has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Mathematics and a Post Graduate certification in Computer Science. She also holds professional certifications in Information Technology software packages and Business Intelligence tools. Unnita aslo has a wealth of corporate experience in the Financial Services and Banking Industries and as a banking professional served one of Canada's top 5 banks for a decade. Unnita posseses a genuine enthusiasm and passion for teaching and has prior experience tutoring Elementary and High School students in Math and Science. She volunteers at local schools and in her spare time she enjoys travelling, solving crosswords and math puzzles, listening to podcasts and reading.
Rafi Ahmed, Instructor
Rafi Studies Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo and has always had a passion for teaching. Rafi is also currently a teaching assistant at the University of Waterloo as well as a peer tutor in Mathematics. He firmly believes that teaching in a passionate, patient and intuitive manner greatly enhances a child's learning experience. Rafi's other interests include basketball, reading and cooking
Jie Huang, Instructor
Jie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics. He is an experienced and qualified tutor with deep experience in tutoring and lecturing. Besides deep knowledge in Mathematics and Physics Jie is an expert in teaching study skills, note taking skills and test taking strategies. Jie brings the entire package in terms of teaching, evaluating, and building relationships with students, their parents, teachers and school administrators.
Vidursana Thiraviyarajah, Instructor
Vidursana (Viddy) Thiraviyarajah is a University of Toronto student completing an undergraduate degree in cell and molecular biology and environmental science. She completed high school as an Ontario Scholar with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. She is also a professional Bharatanatyam dancer. Viddy volunteered at her elementary school and since then she enjoys being around children. She strongly believes in the saying by John Evans that "every student can learn but not in the same way or on the same day" which is why she is passionate about being a Mathnasium instructor. Viddy aspires to becoming a University Professor teaching Environmental Biology where she could also pursue research in aquatic ecology. During her spare time she loves to go on hikes with her younger sister. Her hobbies are collecting unique Canadian coins, doing jigsaw puzzles and playing with her dog Rico.