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.

Philippe

Lead Instructor
Philippe has a Bachelor's degree in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Ottawa and seven years of tutoring experience. He is deeply interested in science and math; apart from working at Mathnasium, he provides freelance assistance to researchers. When he's not working, he writes, plays tabletop games, and practices Taekwondo.

Simon

Assistant Centre Director
Simon is currently completing a bachelor of Mathematics at Carleton University. He has lots of experience working with kids, through tutoring and years of volunteering at sports camps. Simon is passionate about math and wants to use that passion to help students get excited about learning. In his free time, Simon likes playing soccer, spending time in nature hiking or mountain biking, and watching movies.

Thu Thu

Instructor
Thu Thu is currently a student at Carleton University majoring in Computer Science. Rae has experience working with kids throughout high school. Rae used to participate in Math Olympiads so she’s really passionate about maths. Rae enjoys playing video games and baking in her free time.

Aya

Bilingual Instructor
Aya recently graduated from her secondary education. She is an instructor at mathnasium of Carlington. Currently, Aya is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She has over a year of experience in tutoring English and French and has volunteered to teach Arabic in weekend classes. Over the years, Aya has developed a passion in understanding students and helping them build the confidence they need to achieve their goals. As their instructor and friend, it is her utmost priority to ensure that her students not only understand the math but are also able to connect it to the world around us. In her free time, Aya enjoys writing poetry, sketching, and exercise.

Ralph

Instructor
Ralph is currently pursuing his studies in Computer Sciences and Mathematics at Carleton University. He is also passionate about volunteering at his church's kids' camps. He loves reading books, playing video games and playing basketball in his free time.

Riley

Lead Instructor
Riley is currently completing a Bachelor of Mathematics in Statistics with a minor in Psychology at Carleton University. Riley has previously volunteered as a youth soccer coach and plays competitively as a goalie. Riley has been passionate about math and stats his whole life, and is particularly interested in statistical testing, ranking systems, and sports analytics. When he’s not working, Riley plays for the Carleton Field Hockey team, plays video games, and reads.

Michaela

Assistant Centre Director
Michaela is currently completing a Master’s degree in chemistry, and holds a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Chemistry. She has been tutoring students of varying age groups for the better part of a decade, and has learned in that time that it doesn’t take a special kind of mind to understand math, it just takes the right teacher. Michaela believes that every kid can be a math kid, so long as they are given the patience and attention that they deserve.

Emmanuel

Instructor
Emmanuel is completing a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at the University of Ottawa. Emmanuel has experience tutoring both high school and university mathematics. His passions lie at the intersection of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Finance. Outside of work and school, he enjoys playing basketball and morning runs.

Adrian

Instructor
Adrian studies at the University of Ottawa and is in the process of completing his bachelor’s degree in Criminology. Coming all the way from the GTA, Adrian volunteered to tutor family and friends in math during the pandemic, when many kids were struggling with online learning. Suffice to say, Adrian is well equipped to tutor students with patience and kindness, with the ability to meet at their needs and abilities. Outside of the center, Adrian enjoys playing video games, digital art, cooking, and watching TV and movies.

Yusuf

Instructor
Yusuf Ibrahim is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering at Carleton University. Yusuf has always enjoyed working with kids with a background as a swim instructor as well as a lifeguard.Yusuf was also volunteering as a tutor all throughout High School. He is dedicated to making sure that students are not only learning but also enjoying the learning experience, by using fun visual aids and making genuine connections with the student. Yusuf tries to understand each student’s unique perspective and tailors his teaching styles accordingly.

Holly

Instructor
Holly is an environmental engineering student at Carleton University. She is passionate about applying math through engineering to promote sustainability and to help communities around the world. She believes that mathematical concepts should be taught dynamically and enthusiastically to help students adapt a positive mindset surrounding the subject.

Kieran

Instructor
Kieran has an educational background in biological research from the University of Ottawa. However, he now dedicates his resources to community-building and environmental activism. In addition to encouraging students to conquer mathematics at the Mathnasium, he also works in the environmental non-profit sector as a project manager, and leads his own not-for-profit organization. In his spare time, he volunteers for several local and international organizations and enjoys an array of hobbies, such as fibre arts, hiking & camping, gardening, and web design.

Amin

Instructor
Amin studies electrical engineering at the University of Ottawa. He is interested in mathematics, both theory and application. He believes that the best way to appreciate one’s knowledge is to give back and teach it to others. He also hopes to teach others that math is not just about numbers but more importantly about logic.

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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