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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:

 Tina Wang, Co-owner, Centre Director

Tina is the centre Director at Mathnasium of Pleasant View. After working in an international IT company for more than 20 years, she decided to transform herself from a senior manager to an educator.

She has loved math since she was a child. She is delighted by how Mathnasium teaches math that makes sense to children. Tina is a marathon runner. She understands that building the math mind is like training a body. Everyone can run so does everyone can do math as long as provided the right tools and methods.

She is so excited and committed to helping kids succeed in math and build their mathematical skills, critical thinking ability and confidence.

 

Wendy Gao, Co-owner

Wendy graduated with a bachelor degree of mechanical engineering. She has participated in more than a dozen mechanical system design of power plants for nearly 20 years.  She has acquired excellent leadership, communication and coordination skills through complex project managements. 
 
Mathematics has been her heart since childhood. She knows the importance of mathematics sense and mathematical thinking in the growth of children.  So when she met Mathnasium, her instinct feeling emerged spontaneously, and her new career goals were determined accordingly.  She believes the Mathnasium Method that can help children find mathematics sense, learn mathematics more efficiently, and enable children mathenatical thinking in daily life.
 
Married with a child.  She likes to travel with her family with running shoes, and participate in at least one marathon every year. she likes music and yoga, too.

 

 Larry Martinek, Chief Instruction Officer

(Creator of the Mathnasium Method)

Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city to 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 designed 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 Center, 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.

Ricky N, Instructor 

Ricky holds an Honoured Bachelor’s degree at University of Toronto majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. He is fond of Artificial Intelligence and striving to develop something really fun.

Besides, Ricky loves kids and enjoys teaching children and helping them develop their skills. In his spare time, Ricky is keen on sports, such as basketball, table pool. Ricky also enjoys travelling and playing boardgames.

 

​     Stephanie B,Instructor

Stephanie Beals is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Toronto. She is especially interested in renewable energy sources!  Her love for math has always been present and she has strong ability to connect with children. Stephanie has 3+ years of experience teaching children and is passionate about instilling in kids a passion for math, through understanding.

She loves seeing the children understand new concepts and develop confidence through their Mathnasium experience.

 

   Bill H,Instructor

Bill is a senior math teacher at Metro Preparatory Academy with 5 years of teaching experience. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Economics. He took a number of upper level math courses at university. With a strong passion for teaching, he enjoys being with students and inspiring them to fulfill their goals and dreams. 

 

Bill loves running, drawing, photography and travelling. He is a marathon runner who never ceases to train hard and go above and beyond. He believes that discipline, perseverance, and hard work cultivated in running help us achieve our goals and become a better version of ourselves. 

 

 

      Tessajoy J,Instructor

  

 Tessajoy is pursuing her Mathematics Major in the University of Toronto St. George Campus with Minors in Chemistry and Statistics. She is interested in teaching students and plans to persue her OCT in the near future.

Tessajoy wants to help students have fun in understanding the beauty behind mathecatics. In addition, she wants to understand the different ways that each student thinks about mathematics and learn different learning strategies through Mathnasium.

On her spare time, Tessajoy loves to get in touch with her musical side by teaching herself piano, guitar and ukulele.