Mathnasium 8100 No. 2 Road, #135, Richmond BC V7C 5J9 (604) 241-8020

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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:

Tony Colabella, Owner 

Tony graduated with a B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary. After working as an engineer for 25 years in the oil and gas industry, he made a decision to switch to his life long passion of teaching.  He taught math at Costa Rica International Academy.  Tony is enthusiastic about helping every child in the Richmond community to truly understand math by teaching it in the way that makes sense to them. He has taught and tutored children of all ages, and he is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to the children in the community. 


Jerry L, Centre Director

Software developer turned educator; interest in visual analogues to otherwise traditionally analytical maths. Catch me in-center, we’ll get to know each other over a slice of π.


Tamara S, Lead Instructor 

Tamara is a fourth year Science student at the University of British Columbia. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology, to combine her interests and study the  interconnections that plants, animals and humans have in the world. She hopes to pursue a degree in secondary education after completing her Bachelor’s. Tamara enjoys helping students with math and sharing their excitement when they get problems right. Her approach is to use helpful tips and creative solutions to find answers to even the trickiest questions!

Manny L, Lead Instructor 

Manny is a positive and driven student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Commerce at the University of British Columbia. Manny first fell in love with math in Grade 8 when her teacher showed her how fun solving math problems can be, especially when applied to everyday life! Manny's favourite part of being an instructor at Mathnasium is watching the students improve and develop an appreciation for math with every session. In her free time, Manny enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, hiking, and camping, as well as other activities like photography, videography, and trying all of the delicious food Vancouver has to offer.

Nimrat G, Instructor 

Nimrat is a third year engineering student at SFU, majoring in Engineering Physics and minoring in Mathematics. She is working to pursue her dream to be an aerospace engineer and work with SpaceX or NASA one day. Nimrat has always loved to teach and pass on her knowledge of mathematics. Her favorite part of being an instructor at Mathnasium is being able to give students the confidence in their own ability in learning mathematics and problem solving. In her free time she loves painting, biking and star gazing.

Mark R, Instructor 

Mark is a passionate and motivated student currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in chemistry at UBC with the desire to become an organic chemist.  His favourite part of being an instructor is seeing a student go from not understanding the material to having a strong grasp of the concept, through a combination of thoughtful instruction and practice. Throughout his education, he has enjoyed learning mathematics skills that can be applied to real life situations, especially in the sciences.  In his free time, Mark enjoys taking care of his three budgies and watching sci-fi movies. 

Alex H, Instructor 

Alex is a third year student at the University of British Columbia studying  Computer Science and Environmental Science. She really enjoys math and coding because they require both logic and creativity to solve problems! When she’s not studying or teaching math, Alex enjoys drawing, painting and volleyball. Her favourite part about being an instructor is seeing how students are able to improve and eventually, find themselves enjoying math!

William L, Instructor 

William is currently a BCIT student, pursuing a career of becoming an Aircraft Engineer. Will is a motivated and outgoing individual, who has great inspiration about Math, Airplanes and Soccer. His enjoyment of helping others in Math was raised by his passionate teacher. He always looks for better approaches or solutions to each one problem, to help students to understand it thoroughly. Doing geometry and playing soccer is his favorite pastime. He believes, just like airplanes, Math will fly you into a bright future.


Ian C, Instructor 

Ian is a second-year engineering student at SFU with a currently undeclared major, but he has plans to graduate from the Engineering Physics program with a minor in Math. His favourite academic subjects include programming, physics, digital logic, and last but certainly not least, math. Ian knows first hand the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction of finally understanding mathematical concepts and he wishes for all of his students to get to share that feeling. When not doing school work or instructing at Mathnasium, Ian spends the majority of his free time mountain biking and playing bass guitar.