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

The man behind the Method
More than thirty-five years ago, Larry Martinek was inspired to find a better way to teach children math. As a teacher-trainer and consultant in public and top private schools, and father to a mathematically gifted son, Larry possessed an incredibly comprehensive view of education. In his work with both stellar and struggling math programs, he clearly identified a common theme in mathematics instruction: a “serious disconnect between students’ basic skills training and the curriculum they are expected to master in the years to come.” Spurred by the challenges in math education, Larry Martinek decided to find an approach that would provide grade-school children with the strong mathematical foundation they need to succeed. Over the next three decades, Larry painstakingly developed and assembled a blend of methods and materials that proved highly effective for students of all ages. Instead of relying on traditional rote memorization and repetitive exercises, Larry’s work focused on helping children build deep mathematical understanding—number sense—by honing their math instincts and getting them to think like Mathematicians.


I am a passionate mathematics enthusiast and a dedicated educator. From a young age, I have found excitement in the intricate patterns and logical puzzles that numbers and equations offered. During my high school years, I was part of math clubs and have participated in math contests, such as the Cayley Waterloo math contest. I often went ahead and studied more advanced topics beyond the confines of classrooms. Now, I study Computer Science at the University of Toronto, applying analytical prowess to solve complex coding challenges, and, as a passionate educator at Mathnasium, I conduct engaging math sessions that not only demystify intricate concepts but also kindle a love for the subject in my students.


Hello, my name is Fahim. I am an alumnus of the University of Toronto who graduated from Electrical Engineering. I love to learn and teach math and science that you don't learn at school. Fahim is a dedicated Electrical Engineer graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University. His passion lies in guiding students to enhance their proficiency in Mathematics, as he firmly believes that strong mathematical skills are a building block for a solid educational foundation.

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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