Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Asmita Bastola

Assistant Centre Director
Hi! I am a Bachelor in Education (Prim) and Psychology at the Macquarie University. I am an alumni of Ryde Secondary College and studied Maths Extension 1. One word to describe me would be INTUITIVE! I love maths because it always has an object answer, unlike English where the answer is subjective. I love teaching because I love being able to help the future generation become more confident in their math abilities and in themselves.

Abarna Sriramanan

Lead Instructor
Hi! I am a Bachelor in Actuarial Studies and Commerce at UNSW. I am an alumni of Parramatta High School and studied Maths Extension 2. One word to describe me would be DRIVEN! I love maths because there is always a flow of steps, which may seem tedious, but can also lead to a rewarding answer. I love teaching because it provides me with the opportunity to create a bond over a topic I'm truly passionate about. My favourite hobbies are dancing and travelling.

Niranjana Arun Menon

Instructor
Hi! I am a Bachelor in Advanced Mathematics and bachelor in Science (Computer Science) at UNSW. I am an alumni of Cheltenham Girls High School and studied Maths Extension 2. One word to describe me would be KIND! I love maths because it gives me great satisfaction when I figure out the solution to a troublesome problem. I love teaching because I want to share my love for mathematics with the people around me. My favourite hobbies are playing hockey and spending time with my friends.

Nishaani Baheerathan

Lead Instructor
Hi! I am a Bachelor in Psychology Honours and Bachelor of Science Double Degree at Macquarie University. I am an alumni of Mount St Benedict College and studied Maths Extension 2. One word to describe me would be UNDERSTANDING! I love maths because it allows me to develop problem-solving skills that can further be applied in real life. I love teaching because it allows me to help kids realise that maths is much more fun than most people think and I can further help them develop lifelong skills. My hobbies are reading and spending time with my dog.

Rihan Akhtar

Instructor
Hi! I am a Bachelor in Civil Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) at the University of Sydney. I am an alumni of Sefton High School and studied Maths Extension 2. One word to describe me would be DETERMINED! I love maths because it provides a systematic and logical approach to problem-solving while igniting a deep understanding of the structures and patterns in the world. I love teaching because it can be rewarding as it enables me to share knowledge, skills, and experience to help others learn and grow, making a positive impact on their lives.

Muhammad Ali Akbar

Instructor
Hi! I am a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Computer Science at UNSW. I am an alumni of Baulkham Hills High School and studied Maths Extension 2. One word to describe me would be EASY-GOING! I love maths because It's all logical and has real-life applications. I love teaching because it's fulfilling to teach kids a new concept and watch them understand it. My favourite hobby is playing chess.

Bassem Kidwai

Instructor
Hi! I am a Bachelor of Computer Science/Commerce at UNSW. I am an alumni of Girraween High School and studied Maths Extension 2. One word to describe me would be APPROACHABLE! I love maths because of its problem-solving challenges and ability to describe and understand the patterns of the universe. I love teaching because of the joy one gets from helping kids learn and grow. My favourite hobby is playing chess.

Shriya Deshpande

Instructor
Hi! I am an alumni of Macarthur Girls High School and studied Maths Advanced & Extension 1. One word to describe me would be AMBITIOUS! I love maths because it makes me feel accomplished and is an incredibly rewarding subject. When completing harder equations and problems, it is so motivating when you get the answer right and the basis of all maths is practice, there is no subjective element to it. I love teaching because I want to make a difference in the lives of young students. I love passing on the knowledge and tricks to doing well and it is the best feeling having children look up to you. My favourite hobby is playing piano for my family and also painting or doing anything creative.

Dulansa Rajawasam

Instructor
Hi! I am a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering at UNSW I am an alumni of Mount St Benedict College and studied Maths Extension 1. One word to describe me would be DEDICATED! I love maths because it allows you to engage with, and understand all aspects of life- from the mundane and everyday to more complex concepts. I love teaching because I can inspire other students to remain motivated and grow to love maths. My favourite hobby is baking.

Areehan Thirukumaran

Instructor
Hi! I am a Bachelor in Commerce and Advanced Studies (Majors in Finance and Data Science) at University of Sydney. I am an alumni of Castle Hill High School and studied Maths Extension 1. One word to describe me would be ENERGETIC! I love maths because it deals with numbers and that fascinates me. I love teaching because I love guiding young minds to reach their best potential. My favourite hobby is playing soccer.

Preethi Raju

Instructor
I am a Bachelor in Actuarial Studies at UNSW.I am passionate about teaching Maths because it challenges me to think critically and apply knowledge to real life situations! I love teaching because I want to help children achieve their full potential while enjoying the content they learn.

Deepali Iddya

Assistant Centre Director
Hi! I have a Bachelor Degree in Design and studied Advanced Maths. One word to describe me would be ANALYTICAL! I love maths because it is precise. I love teaching because it gives me so much joy when I see kids get their Ahh moment and perform well in their class.

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children maths so they understand it, master it, and love it. Maths can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make maths make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor

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