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:
Ira Porwal, Owner and Center Director
Ira is the owner and Center Director of Mathnasium of Bothell. She has been part of the larger Mathnasium family ever since she enrolled her son in Mathnasium to challenge him. In the last couple years, she has setup another Mathnasium center in Maple Valley, WA. Ira has a Masters degree in Computer Science and Bachelors (Honors) in Statistics. Having been a math enthusiast for long she understands its importance in life and work, no matter what field one chooses.
She is committed to bringing the Mathnasium Method and is enthusiastic about helping students love math by teaching it in ways that make sense to them. She is a true believer that no child hates math, what they hate is being confused.
"Each day at Mathnasium is truly rewarding as we are able to help our future generation in partnership with families."
Jonathan Collins (Jono), Assistant Center Director
Jono graduated from Villanova University with a double major in Finance and Management Information Systems and an Analytics minor. After graduating, he worked as a Data Analyst and Data Scientist for various corporations. He also spent time as an Lead Instructor at Mathnasium center in 2021 before joining as an Assistant Center Director here. Growing up, Jono always loved working with kids and students to help them grow, being either a teaching aid or a camp counselor every summer throughout high school. He believes that math is a primary avenue to developing children’s critical thinking and analytical skills and that the Mathnasium Method allows students to be more confident in their own abilities in both mathematics and problem solving in general. He believes that every child has a natural curiosity for critical thinking, and the Mathnasium curriculum allows students to discover and enhance that curiosity. And he is very excited to share this with students and parents alike.
Grace, Lead Instructor
Grace is a senior at North Creek High School. She plans to pursue math and other STEM related fields in her college years. Her favorite subject so far has been calculus, and she is excited to continue learning about the subject and its applications. She enjoys spending her free time painting, going on runs, and playing tennis.
Advice to Mathnasium Students: Never be afraid to ask for help! Making mistakes is a part of everything, learning from them is the important part.
Favorite Number: 13– I don’t believe in unlucky numbers, and I think 13 deserves some love!
Favorite Math Joke: Are monsters good at math? Not unless you Count Dracula!
Benjamin is a senior at Bothell High School. He enjoys learning about both science and math and plans to major in chemistry. He also enjoys playing flute in band and singing in choir. In addition, he plays adventure and puzzle games as a hobby and spends time practicing instruments. His favorite type of math is Algebra because of the puzzling nature of solving problems and how rewarding it is when you solve a problem.
Advice to Mathnasium Students: Mistakes are the most important part of learning. Rather than viewing mistakes as setbacks, view them as learning opportunities.
Favorite number: 21 - It has a lot of significance to me and I have liked it for as long as I can remember, way before the 9+10 meme.
Favorite math joke: Why was the math book sad? Because it had so many problems.
Arya is a junior at Bothell High School and a full-time running start student at Cascadia College, and she plans to go into the medical field at university. Arya enjoys reading, art, and spending time with friends. Her favorite math topics include Algebra and Calculus I because they are more about application than memorization.
Advice to Mathnasium students: Math can be really hard! Honestly, I got better at math by mastering basic concepts and moving on to harder ones, so just take it slowly.
Favorite Number: My favorite number has to be 2. I have always liked even numbers more than odd numbers, and 2 is the most versatile even number.
Favorite math joke: Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9!
Mahir is a freshman at North Creek High School. He likes studying world history and learning how to code. He especially loves to learn about physics and other sciences because it shows him how to analyze the everyday world. His favorite math is Algebra 2 because it is very diverse and satisfying to solve.
Advice to Mathnasium students - A lot of math comes down to the symbols and notation used and knowing how to use them, so it is more important that you understand what they are and how they work rather than just focusing on the numbers and memorizing formulas.
Favorite number - 2. It’s a simple number, but there is so much you can utilize it for - simplifying fractions, finding easy factors, etc.
Favorite math joke - There’s no point arguing with a 90 degree angle. It’s always right."
Dhriti is a student at North Creek High School. In the near future, she hopes to attend university to put her on the path of becoming a physician. Her favorite type of math is calculus because the solving techniques are fun and because of its many real world applications. Besides math and science, Dhriti also loves competing at levels as high as international, playing soccer, travelling, and playing piano!
Advice to Mathnasium students: Any problem, even the ones that seem the most impossible, can be solved without any trouble if taken slowly and with confidence.
Favorite Number: 18 - it is the only positive, two-digit number that is equal to twice the sum of its digits.
Favorite Math Joke: Why shouldn't you ever argue with a 90 degree angle? Because they're always right!
Satvik is a sophomore at Woodinville High School. His favorite type of math is calculus because of its application in physics and other sciences. Satvik also enjoys teaching other students in math and likes to help kids grow their math skills. In his free time, Satvik plays games, does robotics, plays soccer, and plays the piano.
Advice to Mathnasium students - The higher you go in math, more fractions you will see. Get used to them before you get used by them.
Favorite number - 5. The 5's table was always fun to work with.
Favorite math joke - You should never start a conversation with PI. It goes on and on forever.
Sophia is a junior at the University of Washington, with a major in Statistics: Data Science and minors in Philosophy and Climate Science. Her favorite thing about math is feeling her understanding and perspective completely shift with each new concept she learns. Besides learning new things, she also enjoys spending time reading and listening to music.
Advice to Mathnasium Students: Even if you don't feel confident in how to solve a problem, try anyway. It will take courage, but it's important to accept that mistakes are okay as long as you work to learn from them afterward.
Favorite Number: 0. Without zero, none of the other numbers make sense.
Favorite Math Joke: How do you make seven even? Subtract the "s"!
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