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.

Pieter (Mr. "G") Geerkens

Centre Director
In his earlier life “Mr. G.” earned a B.Sc. in Physics with minors in Math and Electronics; then worked as a software developer for 35 years. He has been passionate about mathematics since discovering the daily Fun With Figures in the newspaper at age 10. His love for math puzzles continues to this day, and he was thrilled to be credited in the Daily Epsilon of Math Calendar as a puzzle contributor in both 2022 and 2023. “Mr. G’.” has helped classmates and colleagues with their math since grade school; and is credited by many for a substantial improvement in their grades. He brings the same enthusiasm to his work at Mathnasium, hoping to share some of his love for the subject with students as they develop increased mathematical confidence and skill. “Mr. G’.” joined us in February 2021 as an Instructor, completed his training through Assistant Centre Director in September that year, and was promoted to Centre Director in January 2023.

Zainab Shaikh

Level 2 Instructor
Zainab's journey as a tutor stems from her genuine love for working with children and her passion for mathematics and chemistry. Recognizing the transformative power of education, Zainab found great joy in helping young learners unlock their potential and achieve academic success. She thrives on witnessing the "aha" moments when students grasp challenging concepts and develop a newfound confidence in their abilities. Zainab's patient and compassionate approach allows her to tailor her teaching methods to meet the unique needs of each student, ensuring that they feel valued and understood.

Abdullah Shahid

Level 2 Instructor
In high school, Abdullah discovered his passion for tutoring while helping fellow classmates with their math assignments. Recognizing the value of collaboration and peer support, he offered knowledge and guidance to help his colleagues understand the concepts they were studying. As a tutor, Abdullah brought an expertise in mathematics and also a natural ability to connect with peers. He created a welcoming and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of camaraderie and teamwork. His willingness to go the extra mile, patiently explaining difficult concepts and providing additional practice materials, greatly contributed to the academic success of those he tutored. Abdullah is also deeply passionate about reading and problem solving. He believes these pursuits complement his mathematical endeavors, fostering critical thinking skills and expanding his intellectual horizons

Parth Joshi

Instructor
Parth has just joined us, and is looking forward to sharing his passion for math with our students.

Angel Nguyen

Instructor
Follow this space for Angel's bio, coming soon.

Nurefsan Duvulcu

Instructor
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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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