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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:

OwnerKiran Shah, Owner

Kiran has had passion for math for as long as she can remember. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Washington with Cum Laude. She is a board member and Treasurer for AlSadaqa since 2012, a not-for-profit organization that provides assistance to the under privileged in the Puget Sound Area. Having taught math in the resource center at Wilder Elementary School in Lake Washington School District, she strongly believes that math can be accessible to all students if presented in an effective format that engages the student at their level. After discovering Mathnasium, Kiran realized she could make a bigger difference with the Mathnasium program than she could working in the public schools.

Kiran has two daughters and lives with her husband, Shaharyar, who works for Amazon.  She has also coached her daughters’ soccer team through Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association. Along with her passion in helping kids develop their potential, she has a strong passion for cake decorating and travelling.

Joy Johnsen, Assistant Center Director

Joy has spent over 8 years tutoring Chemistry, Biology and Genetics. She has a BS degree in Biochemistry and Masters in Education from Seattle Pacific University. Joy also has three years of experience as a paraeducator in the Lake Washington School District.

Joy likes helping students overcome their personal hurdles in math. She enjoys introducing students to the fun side of problem solving and showing them that working on complex problems can be absorbing and rewarding.

In addition to her work at Mathnasium, Joy is a volunteer forest steward working with the Green Kirkland Partnership.

Tony Wiggins, Instructor

Tony has been teaching and tutoring for over 30 years. Over most of that time, he has taught Mathematics, but has also taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Health, History, Economics, English, Ethics, PE and more recently yoga. He has taught students from every grade.

Tony enjoys seeing in his students the spark of understanding and a connection to a larger way of seeing things. He loves learning and hopes to instill curiosity in his students.

Tony has a BS degree in Mathematics and Masters in Education. He has taken graduate level courses in Mathematics, Education, Business, Information Systems and Psychology. Tony has previously worked as a paralegal.

Beth Herburger, Instructor

Beth has been teaching math for ten years in the Bellevue, Renton, Mercer Island, and Lake Washington School District. She has taught everything from 7th grade math up through Calculus. Beth is currently working as a paraeducator in the Bellevue School District.

Beth holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado; and Masters in Education from Seattle Pacific University. Beth enjoys computer games and card games with friends in her spare time. 


Suman Man Bramhacharya, Instructor

Suman graduated from Hiram College, Ohio. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He has been a lab assistant and teaching assistant at Hiram College. He believes Mathematics is the key to almost everything. He likes to teach Mathematics to other people so that they can understand the concepts involved. He is interested in machine learning, artificial intelligence, graphics designing and astronomy. 


 Pramod Shukla, Instructor

Pramod has Bachelor’s degree(s) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Electrical Engineering. He has his Masters & Ph.D in Signal Processing with advance courses in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology ( BHU, Kanpur & Delhi),India. He has been Counsellor of Education in Government of India.

He moved to US from India in 2012 and worked as scientist & Engineering Fellow for Fuel Cell development at NPS, Bothell, WA. He has been teaching Mathematics from last five years to students from 7th grade - high school & to engineering students in Redmond area. He has two daughters both working in Redmond, one as Doctor(dentist) and other in Microsoft. 

 Issy Im, Instructor

Issy has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics from U.W. She has a lot of experience instructing students from K-12. She enjoys working with children. She believes that when we teach children to have fun in math, the good grades come along.

Besides working at the Mathnasium, she enjoys her time with her family. She has two daughters. She loves reading, watching movies and travelling. 


Kevin Ulrich, Instructor

Kevin has worked at Mathnasium of Redmond for two years. He enjoys working with kids and explaining math using real world examples that make sense. He actively strives to engage each student at their own level and create an environment that makes them comfortable learning at Mathnasium.
Currently, Kevin is a senior at UW Bothell where he is pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science. He loves applications of Calculus and Linear Algebra with regards to programming. These include many subsets of data science, such as neural networks, computer vision, and pattern recognition.


Shumaila Naqvi, Instructor

Syeda is an instructor at Mathnasium of Redmond. She has a degree in Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan. Syeda is very passionate about teaching math and finds it fun working with students on challenging problems just to see the spark on students' faces when a concept finally "makes sense". She is also a regular volunteer at her children's elementary school. She loves traveling and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She fulfills her desire of giving back by volunteering in communities and schools.


Divya Parimi, Instructor







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 Paria Seisanisisan, Instructor 


 Surya Gorantla, Instructor