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:
Nathan is the Owner of Mathnasium of Saskatoon. Nathan has both a B.Eng. and M.Eng. from the University of Saskatchewan, and while at the UofS, he received several NSERC research scholarships as well as Graduate Teaching Fellowships to teach a general engineering course at the UofS for two consecutive years. Although involved in many extra-curricular activities and competitions, the highlight of his involvement at the UofS was being a part of the USST during NASA's space elevator centennial challenge. Nathan is married with four kids. Watching students struggle in math prompted him to begin his journey to the discovery of the Mathnasium Method. He is dedicated to helping the children and teens of the Saskatoon community and across the province truly understand math by teaching it in ways that make sense to them.
As a mom of four busy kids, Leah knows being a parent is no easy task. She has also seen first-hand the impact a program like Mathnasium can have on homework time, childrens' attitudes, and family dynamics.
Leah does a great job picking fun items for the Mathnasium Prize cabinet, and likes going on adventures with her puppy.
Megan is the Centre Director at Mathnasium of Saskatoon. Megan has over a decade in tutoring experience, plus degrees in both Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. During her time in university, Megan loved helping other students and used her spare time to teach Calculus tutorials on campus. Megan has always loved problem-solving, and hopes to encourage the students and staff alike with her passion and knowledge.
In love with patterns of many forms, when Megan isn't doing math for fun you might find her social dancing with her husband, or writing poetry.
Megan's favourite part of tutoring is seeing students' confidence grow as they realize they are improving - and thinks that learning to tackle tough problems leads to resilience in other areas of life.
Shaylene has finished her degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan and is now taking Nursing classes. She has always had a passion for working with children, and over the past five years has been able to combine that with her love of sport through coaching a community Softball team. She was also able to play for the University of Saskatchewan’s Softball team for two years and still stays involved in the sport. Shaylene plans to continue her education for as long as possible and hopes she can inspire others to love to learn as well.
O. Gee is a student studying Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Saskatchewan. Some of her interests include music, movies, swimming, badminton, and tubing. When it comes to math, she really likes probability - because if you don't know it, there's a chance you might like it if you try it! O. Gee is excellent at working with kids and has a passion for helping people.
Once upon a time Ronin didn't love math - then he became a Mathnasium student and loved it so much he became a Mathnasium instructor! We love that Ronin knows our program inside out and is able to share his passion and experience with our students.
Andy has spent most of his life working with kids and youth, and has always liked how numbers are useful in all things strategic. He finds joy in learning and teaching new concepts. Andy loves being out in nature and exploring the world. When indoors, Andy enjoys creating his own worlds through writing or playing games with his friends.
Carson didn't always love doing math, but in grade six his teacher helped him prove otherwise, by showing him that math can be understood in many different ways, and with hard work, you can enjoy math - and find methods that work best for you. Since then, Carson has loved math and especially loves helping other students find their own appreciation for math. Carson is currently in high school and is interested in exploring computer science or engineering after graduation.
Carson also has a number of non-math interests including drag-racing at SIR, a range of art forms, and exploring Saskatoon.
Don't let the mask fool you - Rubin is undoubtedly sporting a huge smile!
Rubin is working on his bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Saskatchewan. When he's not studying or at Mathnasium, he can be found watching 'Friends' reruns, or coding for fun.
Niloufar is pursuing a B.Sc in Physics at the University of Saskatchewan and considering a minor in Computer Science. The reason Nilou likes science (math included) is that she believes it is powerful and helps us to understand our universe. She chose to be an instructor because of her enjoyment of explaining things and helping people.
Nilou is always interested to learn about cultures, history, and languages. She also likes swimming and cooking.
Her motto: Be kind.
You might recognize Ava as the friendly face from our front desk. Pursuing a degree in the health sciences classes has moved her away from Saskatoon, but she is still one of our Instructors for our Mathnasium@home online students!
Georgina is studying Kinesiology at the UofS. She is also playing on the women's Huskie soccer team. She has always loved math and has a passion for helping explain math concepts to kids. When she's not at school or soccer practice you can find her baking cookies or going for walks by the river.
Abdullah is a student from Pakistan who is working to complete his undergrad degree in Physiology & Pharmacology at the UofS. Before becoming an instructor, he garnered experience in an academic environment through volunteering in an elementary school. Like his affection for Mathematics, he also spends time swimming and playing soccer. Moreover, he is fascinated by American literature and Sci-fi. Abdullah loves to be at Mathnasium. He finds one-on-one interaction and proactive instruction as effective ways to instruct students, as well as, instill them with the essence of numbers.
Carolyn is all about learning and helping illuminate difficult topics for students of all ages. With over 30 years of experience teaching in secondary and upper elementary classrooms, she brings an incredible breadth of experience to the Mathnasium team. Carolyn has taught level 30 biology, accounting, and mathematics as well as middle school science. She has earned her BSc in Education and an MA in Biology; she continues to stretch her knowledge and capacity by studying Archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan. If you don’t see her at Mathnasium, she is likely busy pursuing her many passions which include North American Plains Archeology, hiking, swimming, biking, and geocaching, but most of all she loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Steve has a degree in Engineering Physics, and is finishing his Education degree. He was able to participate in a rocketry program in Norway.
When Steve isn't teaching math, or thinking about math, he's probably making a lot of cheesy puns - sometimes he even does these at the same time. He also loves playing squash and ultimate frisbee, and spending time with his three pugs.
John is enthusiastic about helping students understand challenging concepts by breaking them down into known facts, or presenting them in a tangible way. He studied drums and percussion at MacEwan University, and while in Edmonton he taught at Prime School of Music. He enjoys gardening, woodworking, and spending time in nature.
Amy recently received her degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is now working towards her Bachelor of Education. Amy has always loved math and is enthusiastic about helping kids gain understnading and confidence, so they can appreciate the math world as well. When not at school or Mathnasium, Amy can be found at the gym, on walks, or spending time with friends and family.