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.

Rida Shah

Centre Director
Rida is graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science, Honours Biology and Psychology Minor. Rida has experience teaching math to middle school students and also led STEM workshops throughout her University career. Rida views math as a fun and challenging puzzle to solve and hopes she can help Mathnasium students feel the same way!

Cianna Choo

Assistant Centre Director
Cianna graduated from the University of Toronto, majoring in Neuroscience, Molecular Genetics, & Microbiology. Cianna has taught Grades 9 and grade 10 Mathematics at De La Salle College. Her classroom motto is "Don't limit yourself by your preconceptions of what you are capable of." She is passionate about encouraging students to challenge themselves and discover the world of patterns in mathematics. Fueled by her love of crafts, Cianna creates custom games, activities, and decorations for our centre!

Inder S.

Lead Instructor
Inder is a Chemical Engineering student at McMaster University. Through teaching at Mathnasium, he has gained an appreciation for the challenges encountered when teaching difficult math concepts to students. His interests include kayaking, reading, music, and playing sports.

Wiesia G.

High School Specialist
Wiesia is a retired Ontario Certified Teacher and has over 30 years of experience teaching Math and Physics in Montreal and Toronto. Wiesia has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, with a minor in Mathematics and a Diploma in Education from McGill University. She always enjoyed developing a love for math in those who might otherwise be intimidated by participating in breakfast and after-school tutoring programs. Her favourite math joke is: “Dear Algebra. Please stop asking us to find your x. She’s never coming back. And don’t ask y.”

Alvina S.

Alvina is a Civil Engineering student at the University of Toronto. She did not always enjoy math, but her fourth grade teacher instilled a fondness for it which she aims to inspire her students with. In her spare time Alvina enjoys playing video games, media design and hiking with her doge. At Mathnasium Alvina strives to inspire students with an appreciation for math and help develop the tools and methods that work best for each individual student.

Ashna S.

Ashna is currently pursuing her Honours Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering at York University. Ashna has always had a love for math since a very young age. She has spread her knowledge in math to classmates in school and has tutored high school students to prepare them for Grade 9 EQAO. During her spare time, Ashna enjoys programming, playing video games, baking, and skateboarding with her friends. At Mathnasium, she hopes to share her love for math and teach students the proper techniques needed to strive in mathematics.

Arnav D.

Senior Instructor
Arnav is a grade 12 student with ambitions of attending the University of Waterloo for computer science. Arnav has always had a passion for mathematics. He appreciates the directness and simplicity of mathematics which is why he enjoys teaching math so much. In his spare time, Arnav plays video games and hikes with his family.

Himanshi B.

Himanshi is a passionate educator with a degree in Biotechnology with a minor in Chemistry. With over 8 years of teaching experience Math and Science to middle school and high school students, Himanshi takes pride in being adaptable to each student's unique learning style and abilities. Her patience and dedication aim to foster a love for the subject in every child. Additionally, Himanshi is fluent in French and enjoys honing her language skills during her free time.

Jeevanr I.

Jeevanr is going to grade 12 at Turner Fenton Secondary School where he is in the IB program. He has always been fond of math and found it enjoyable as much as it can be challenging. He loves to teach and the rewarding feeling of sharing his knowledge with others and has continued to realize that passion at Mathnasium.

Serina R.

Serina is a high school senior who was once a Mathnasium student herself! Now, she's excited to pay it forward and help students at Mathnasium, just as she was once helped. Serina has dreams of pursuing teaching after post-secondary education. Outside of Mathnasium, you'll often find her exploring new foods and dining out at restaurants in her spare time.

Abhishek N.


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Rishi J.

Rishi is an enthusiastic high school senior with a passion for Computer Science. Ever since elementary school, Rishi has adored math and found joy in helping his peers overcome their struggles in the subject. Witnessing others improve in math because of his assistance has been truly rewarding for him. Outside of academics Rishi enjoys indulging in video games, playing basketball, and spending quality time with his friends.

Sid N.

Sid is a devoted high school senior thriving in the IB program at Turner Fenton. His journey into tutoring began in 7th grade when he was chosen to support Grade 6 EQAO students with EQAO - an experience that sparked his passion for helping others. Sid finds immense joy in making challenging topics more understandable for fellow students. During his free time, you'll find Sid immersed in a range of activities, from playin and watching sports to enjoying video games and watching TV shows.

Mahi M.


Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math 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 math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor

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