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.
Skye Oliver, Centre Manager
Skye Oliver is the Centre Manager for Mathnasium of Pickering. Skye has had previous roles in teaching and mentoring both children and youth in a variety capacities. Coordinating youth programs and events, directing summer camps and after care programs, and working within the local community has taught Skye the value of learning and education. Skye is confident that everyone respond to being taught differently, and most importantly that learning can be FUN!
Providing an educational space that's enjoyable, creative, and one that teaches in a way that is stimulating is what makes working at Mathnasium great. Skye believes that the environment created at Mathnasium of Pickering is unlike any other. It is positive, engaging, and takes the stress away from understanding math. It's a place where parents want to take their kids and where kids want to come.
Skye graduated from York University with a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology and have since obtained her General Insurance Essentials (GIE) certificate through the Insurance Institute of Ontario. Skye also recently obtained her Certificate in Social Media at Durham College in Oshawa Ontario.
Yuleisi Salina, Associate Centre Manager
Yuleisi Salina, who goes by Yuli (pronounced Julie) is our learning centre associate manager. She is also a former Registered Early Childhood Educator with the College of Early Childhood Educators in Ontario. Her proven knowledge of child development has given her the ability to observe and monitor the learning environment and to anticipate when support and intervention is required. Yuli has a dynamic personality and believes that a strong professional relationship with parents is a fundamental key to supporting their children's learning and development. She is a bilingual professional with fluency in both English and Spanish. Prior to working as an Early Childhood Educator Yuli graduated from Centennial College Early Childhood Education program and later from the Office Administration-Executive program.
Yuli possesses exceptional organizational skills and strong relationship building capabilities. She is very excited to be part of the Mathnsium of Pickering team and always look forward to working with the children and their families.
Martin-Kyrillos Reyad, Instructor
Martin is a business student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and is currently pursuing a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance. Martin has experience tutoring peers in high school alongside weekly teaching services for fourth grade children at his church. Martin is passionate about enhancing children's knowledge in math along with forming a bond with each individual child that he teaches. Some of Martin's hobbies include playing chess, reading books, kayaking and swimming.
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, Instructor
Logan is an enrichment and honour roll student at Pickering High School 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.