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.

Larry Martinek

CIO
The Man behind the Method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncx-8_0ZBvk Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city to 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 designed to help students and teachers learn math more effectively. He has trained teachers in the art and science of boosting student’s ability to “do” math, thereby increasing student’s math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculums ever produced for teaching math. While Larry is not an Instructor at our Center, He is a valuable asset we can call on to ask about specific students scenarios for guidance and advise. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students.

David Boccalon

Lead Instructor
David Boccalon, a major in Math and Physics from University of Waterloo. Throughout his university journey, he has strived for academic excellence and have consistently achieved term distinction with an outstanding standing. He has a genuine passion for education and finds great fulfillment in sharing knowledge and helping others develop a strong foundation in mathematics. He aspires to attend teachers college and become a high school math teacher. In addition to his academic pursuits, he strongly believe in the importance of a well-rounded lifestyle. He enjoys engaging in various activities to maintain a healthy balance. Exploring new subjects and acquiring knowledge is a constant source of excitement. he ensures to prioritize outdoor activities like going for walks, rollerblading, and playing baseball to rejuvenate his mind and stay physically active. Mathnasium has played a significant role in shaping my love for mathematics. It is a platform that not only fosters learning but also cultivates a supportive and engaging environment for students. In the future, he aims to incorporate innovative teaching methods and approaches that he has learned from Mathnasium to create an engaging classroom experience for his future students.

Kaylee

Devries
Kaylee, a graduate from McMaster University in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics. She then went on to do Masters of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in Mathematics. She is currently pursuing PhD in Mathematics. In future, she hopes to become a professor in mathematics! She is a very active in sports, loves cheerleading and dancing.

Vedika

Kumar
Vedika Kumar is a high school graduate, aspiring to be an oncologist. She starts her undergraduate degree in life sciences at the University of Toronto, fall of 2023. She loves playing lawn tennis, participating in debates and Model UN competitions. Recepient of awards in each of these activities through high school. She enjoys brainstorming ideas with her students and learning from them everyday, just as much as they do from her.

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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