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:
Chris Kean, Executive Director
Chris is the Executive Director at Mathnasium of Richmond Hill. Chris is a Canadian CPA and also a Chartered Certified Accountant in the United Kingdom, and has worked with global powerhouses like PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, TD Canada Trust and RBC. Chris is enthusiastic about helping every child in the Richmond Hill 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 is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method to children in the community. Married with 3 kids, Chris actively volunteers throughout his communities.
Katy, Centre Director
Katy has a master’s degree in information technology, and an undergraduate degree in computer software engineering. She has lots of experience teaching and tutoring math and science to students in university, high school and elementary school. Katy believes that all her students can do well at math, and she loves to use the Mathnasium Method to help them catch up and excel.
Katy is responsible for ensuring that our centre:
- is staffed with Exceptional People who have strong math skills, a passion for math education, are friendly and outgoing, know how to interact with students, and have great communication skills;
- diagnoses skill gaps and sets learning goals for all students using verbal and written assessments;
- creates and maintains student Learning Plans to help ensure the success of each student;
- teaches the Mathnasium Way using Mathnasium teaching constructs;
- provides individualized instruction to students, and checks on students proactively and reactively to keep them engaged and working independently;
- communicates progress to parents and addresses their needs.
Outside our centre, Katy enjoys spending time with her family who are all STEM professionals and students!
Monica, Assistant Centre Director
Monica is pursuing post-graduate studies in the sciences at York University. She works and volunteers a lot with charitable groups, and she really enjoys working with our younger students. She is very proud of our students when their confidence grows and and they improve their math abilities. One of her passions is to help students become crazy about math!
Amy, Assistant Centre Director
Amy has extensive experience identifying options and services that meet the educational needs of students and their families. She is an experienced child and youth worker and family counsellor, and enjoys empowering families through education. She has worked with children of all ages, and enjoys using her experiences to positively impact and inspire them at Mathnasium!
Sarah is a York University graduate in computational arts and technology. She loves to share her knowledge with all our students, and she connects especially well with our younger students. Sarah has worked and volunteered extensively with service clubs and groups, and also has previous tutoring experience. She enjoys seeing our students' confidence levels grow.
Gavin is studying Computer Sciences at York University. He enjoys providing community service, including as a camp counsellor, youth program coordinator and scout pack leader. Gavin also enjoys giving our students the opportunity to do well in math. He thinks it’s great that our students have a chance to learn from multiple instructors. An avid sportsman, Gavin is president of his taekwondo club.
Minoo is studying Life Sciences at the University of Toronto. She has a history of supporting her peers and other students in math, swimming and other activities. Minoo communicates effectively and easily with students with different learning styles. She is committed to helping students do well in math and achieve their goals. Minoo enjoys playing the piano, martial arts, cooking and STEM!
Jeff graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, with specialization in medical physics. He loves to teach and share his knowledge with students who may have challenges understanding math concepts. He is an avid basketballer who plays pick-up games a few times each week!
Pensee is in her final year of high school and will soon receive her International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma! She will be heading to university this fall where she plans to study commerce. Pensee completed all her high school math courses one year ago. Throughout her school career, she has provided her peers with math tutoring and support. Pensee enjoys seeing our students develop their independent learning skills, increase their confidence levels, and better understand math.
Sit back and relax, your children are in good hands! We are changing lives through math!