Mathnasium 2991 Lougheed Hwy, #8, Coquitlam BC V3B 6J6 (604) 474-2537

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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. Anoma is always passionate about helping others. 

Working as a resercher she always wanted to find the reason behind, "why" is always a question that she has. When started Mathnasium, she knew that she found her niche as Mathnasium method perfectly matched her Philosophy. Having 3 kids, she always enjoys working with kids. 


 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.

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.

Ranidu Rajasekara, Instructor


Eliseo Palit-ang

Eliseo is currently in his 2nd year of the Accounting Diploma Program at Douglas College. Upon high school graduation he managed to complete 1st-year college calculus at the top of his class. He enjoys math, music, chess, and Rubik's cubes. Coming from a family of 8 children, he has gained much experience in patience and is able to understand and work well with children. Both his personal passion for math and the techniques of the Mathnasium Method have helped him to lead students to reach those 'Aha!' moments.


 Bianca Wiehahn, Instructor

 Bianca is currently an undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with the intention of pursuing a career in medicine as a physician. She enjoys working with students of all ages and showing them that learning can actually be fun! She hopes to show students that math doesn’t have to be intimidating and that it builds essential problem-solving skills that can be used both inside and outside of the classroom.  Outside of work, Bianca enjoys cooking for her friends and family as well as buying new books even though she knows she already has a bunch of unread ones at home.


Navamini Rajasekara, Instructor

 Navi is a first-year student at KPU pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health science in hopes of finding a career in the health field. From her former experience as a Volunteer in a math buddies’ program, she discovered her passion for teaching and working with younger kids. Navi loves using her skills to help others improve and believes that with the proper guidance math can be very enjoyable.


 Mir Ruwayd Afeef, Instructor

Afeef is a grade 12 student currently studying in the International Baccalaureate program at Port Moody Secondary School. He loves inspiring students to learn and appreciate the beauty of mathematics. He hopes to fulfill his childhood dream of designing spacecrafts someday and is looking forward to pursuing his post-secondary education in engineering. In his spare time he enjoys reading books and watching soccer, cricket and tennis. He also loves playing video games like Valorant and binge-watching TV-shows/movies!


Sean Shen, Instructor 

Sean is currently a 12th grade IB student who is hoping to pursue a computer science degree in post-secondary. Sean has always had an interest in computing difficult math problems. He has won numerous awards in math competitions and has received academic distinction awards in his IB higher level math classes. In his spare time, Sean enjoys playing basketball, strategy-based video games, and online chess games. He’s passionate about helping others develop their math skills and gain more confidence in their problem solving abilities.


Thineth Ariyaratne, Instructor



 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 Position details are available in Employment tab.