Mathnasium 1700 Post Road, #E-4, Fairfield CT 06824 (203) 259-6284   fairfield@mathnasium.com

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Corona virus update 5/25 - @home instruction going well; looking forward to resuming in-center - see note on this page

Our Team

Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting; our unique approach enables us to explain concepts really well and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn! Read below to learn more about our talented team:

BaccalaureateDavid Lubner, Owner/Center Director

David is excited to bring Mathnasium to the Fairfield Community. Please call today to discuss how he can help your child "Make Math Make Sense!"

Favorite number: 12 - it can be broken into so many parts (factors) - it's such a great number that it has its own special name!
Favorite math game: Mastermind because it is pure logic & chess because of strategy
Favorite Math Joke: The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are derivative, trig jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are just basic. (But I guess the occasional statistics joke is an outlier.)

Favorite math subject: Word Problems - "translating English into Math :)"


Chief Instructional OfficerLarry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer, Developer of Mathnasium Program.

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 students' ability to “do” math, thereby increasing students' math scores and feeling of self-worth. Larry is the developer of Mathnasium’s educational program – one of the most comprehensive and innovative curriculas 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 advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students. 


Elizabeth, Operations & Administration

Elizabeth studied Architectural Engineering Technology at Norwalk Community College, and received her associate’s degree in 2011. During her time there, she worked in the school’s tutoring center, where she was able to combine her love of math and desire to help others. When she’s not at Mathnasium, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, photography, and watching baseball with her dad.

 

 

 

 

Paul, Instructor

 

About: Paul is currently attending Southern Connecticut State University pursuing a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics. Hobbies include 9-ball pool, board games and bowling.

Favorite math subject: Algebra, Geometry, Calculus

Favorite math game: Go

Favorite math joke: Why was the math book upset? It had many problems.

Favorite math fact: If you stretch the definition of prime numbers to include negative integers, the only negative prime number is -1. Also that "Google" comes from the number "googol" which is 10100

Favorite thing about Mathnasium: Working with students of all ages and being exposed to new methods of solving problems.

 

 

Cameron, Instructor

 

About: I am currently a Junior at Fairfield University studying Mathematics and Education. I hope to become an Elementary school teacher to help students realize their potential and develop a love of learning.

Favorite math subject: Algebra and Calculus

Favorite math game: Set

Favorite thing about Mathnasium: Being able to witness students develop a love of math and learning in general.

 

 


Jose, Instructor

Favorite Number: 20
Favorite math fact: There is no opinions in math, if you have the correct answer then you are right.
Fun Fact: Besides math I am very into soccer and esports.
Favorite Math Joke: What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt.
Favorite math subject: Algebra and Trigonometry
Favorite math game: Prime Climb
Favorite thing about Mathnasium: No matter what kind of day I’m having before I get there, the energy inside somehow makes it all go away and gives me energy as well.


Matt, Instructor

Favorite number: 45
Favorite math fact: If you fold a piece of paper in half 103 times, it will extend further than the entire universe.
Fun fact: The Golden Ratio is claimed to have been used by ancient civilizations in their art and architecture.
Favorite math subject: Geometry
Favorite math game: Minesweeper
Favorite thing about Mathnasium: Students showing progress.


Lily, Instructor

Favorite number: 12
Favorite math fact: It is said the variable for slope ("m") comes from the French word meaning "to climb: "montant"
 Fun Fact: I love sailing and am a captain of the sailing team at my university.
 Favorite math subject: Proofs with Congruent Triangles or Differential Equations
 Favorite math game: Othello
 Favorite part of Mathnasium: I love learning different ways to solve one problem. Working with such a diverse age group introduces me to different approaches and mindsets that I would not have thought of myself!


Paul, Instructor

Paul is a semi-retired project management scheduler, and administrator, with a long career working for engineering/manufacturing companies.  He has worked for Mathnasium for several years and finds the work to be most enjoyable and stimulating. The interaction with the students and instructors is a continuous source of education to him. The curriculum has been a learning experience for him, opening up new ways to understand and instruct math.

 

 

 


Shailen, Instructor

About: Shailen is a junior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School with a love of math and science, who is currently taking multivariable calculus. He plays piano, is on the tennis team, and enjoys playing chess in his free time.

Favorite number: 1729

Favorite math subject: Calculus

Favorite math game: Guess 2/3 of the average

Favorite part about Mathnasium: I love seeing all different kinds of students coming together to learn and enjoy math here.