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Now offering in-centre and live, web-based instruction

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:

Anoma Mudalige, PhD, Owner and Centre Director 

Anoma is an educator, counselor and a researcher for over 20 years. She possesses a BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD in Chemistry and an Instructor Diploma in Higher Education. She started her career as a researcher and moved to teaching and counselling in higher education. She always has had the passion to work with people. During her recent position as a career counselor for skilled immigrants, she helped many individuals to find employment to match with their skills, education and experience.

 Larry Martinek, Creator of the Mathnasium Method

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

Charith Ariyaratne,  Centre Director

Charith is currently a student at British Colombia Institute of Technology, working for his Degree in Information Technology. Being the eldest in a family who has two younger siblings, he always has had a passion in taking care of little kids and enjoy working with them. Sports has been one of his favorite areas; he engaged with Cricket and Basketball from his early childhood, allowing him to develop his community partnerships, team work and leadership skills. He talks about his Math skills by phrasing “After migrating to Canada in age of 14, I was very scared to go for the classes like English, Socials etc. But Math was the one and only class I was fitted and comfortable in”.

Teaching Math in a Way it makes sense to them” strikes Charith’s ambition in working as the Centre Director at Mathnasium. He loves to see the light bulbs in child’s head when they understand math concepts.

Selina Lim, Instructor

Selina is presently enrolled at British Columbia Institute of Technology taking up Electrical and Computer Enginering Technology. She loves Math and working with children. The opportunity to help kids with Math is fun and fulfilling for her.

Aruna Ishantha, Instructor

Aruna has migrated to Canada as a student after completing high school diploma in Mathematics in Sri Lanka. Currently he is majoring Accounting at Langara College. He has been tutoring math and financial literacy for many years. Aruna’s patient personality coupled with his great ability to explain and teach new concepts in an easy to understand way, makes him a favorite.

Houman Ghaseminezhad, Instructor

Houman is a third year biology student from Simon Fraser University. He's also the vice president of academics of Science students association. He believes math is the most powerful creation of the human being!

Pulindu Ratnasekera, Instructor

Pulindu is a PhD candidate in Statistics at SFU, with research interests in statistical genetics and text modelling,He has a great passion for teaching mathematics and statistics to students at all levels. He believes that, a solid knowledge in mathematics is a key to become a successful individual and Mathnasium way is a great help to develop math knowledge.

Homayoun Ghaseminezhad, Instructor

 

Homayoun is a first year Bio Science student at SFU and is striving to become a doctor in future. He loves math and tutored many students in Canada as well as in Iran. His positive social relationships like good listening skills and patience makes him a good teacher.  He believes that "Life is Math, if it goes too easy something is wrong" and Mathnasium Method as a great way from all to develop good math skills in a life.  

Ranidu Rajasekara, Instructor

Ranidu is a first-year Engineering Science student at SFU and hopes to one day pursue a career in aeronautical or automobile engineering. He enjoys sharing his interests and skills in math with other students and helping them to be more confident. He believes that Mathnasium is a great place to develop one's skills in mathematics.

Roxanna Akhtary, Instructor

Roxanna is a second-year Science student at the University of British Columbia. As an experienced tutor and piano teacher, she brings a passion for working with kids, and an open-minded, patient approach. Roxanna believes that math is all around us: from musical intervals to shoreline fractal landscapes; from the physics of flight to the chemical workings of a cell. That’s why she hopes to inspire a wider appreciation and foundational understanding of mathematics, using the Mathnasium Method.

 Haemin Kim, Instructor

Haemin is a second-year Engineering Science student at SFU hoping to become an Electrical Engineer. He has tutored math and assisted in teaching Taekwondo to kids and teens. He believes that Mathnasium is a great place to 

develop foundational math skills and to be passonate about math.

 
 

 

Join the Team

Are you good in Math and passionate in working with children? If “Yes” and would like to be considered as a Math Instructor, we invite you to send your cover letter and resume to tri-cities@mathnasium.ca. Position details are available in Employment tab.