Mathnasium 246 Main St, #A, Fort Lee NJ 07024 (201) 461-6284   (201) 969-6284

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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:

Ruby and Benedict are deeply committed to the community of Fort Lee and surrounding towns, having lived here for over 35 years, raising our children in Fort Lee's public school, and teaching in the area. We are dedicated to bringing the best math learning system to this wonderful community. We've documented our Mathnasium journey in a photobook.

Owner/Center DirectorRuby Yao, Owner/Center Director

Ruby Yao has a Bachelor's of Economics from Rutgers University, and a Masters of Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickenson University. Ms. Yao holds a New Jersey Department of Education teacher's certificate (K-12), and is also a member of staff at Fairleigh Dickenson University. After nine years of working in the AT&T Bell Labs Finance department and subsequently at AT&T Headquarters, Ms. Yao left to raise her young family. While working with her two children and teaching in the public school system, Ms. Yao learned that children have individual needs and learn in different ways; and that teachers do not have the resources to cater to all children individually. Ms. Yao realizes that the best gift a parent can offer their children is guidance at an early age that provides a solid foundation for paving the way to success. Growing up in China and educated in America, Ms. Yao wants to combine the best teaching methods from both Eastern and Western cultures - and teach children math the way it makes sense to them - the Mathnasium way of individualized curriculum and guidance.


Owner/Center DirectorBenedict Zoe, Owner/Center Director

Benedict Zoe holds a Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. His career spans over 30 years from engineering at AT&T Bell Laboratories to financial systems on Wall Street, and information technologies at Bloomberg and Google. He is also an educator at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Juggling multiple responsibilities give Benedict insight into how various professional domains intersect. He notes that being successful requires strong problem solving skills of various types. Math in particular is a solution tool for all disciplines, from fundamental education and research, to revenue producing engineering and business. Math directly underpins the explosive growth of technology, and more recently, internet driven businesses from sales (Amazon to Zillow), information (Google to Yahoo), and socializing (Facebook to Twitter). From Main Street to Wall Street, math skills are needed everywhere. Math is so important that Benedict believes in the gift of individualized teaching afforded by the Mathnasium system. Mathnasium provides children with the opportunity to learn math in the way that makes sense to them; and that sensibility will provide a sense of accomplishment that instills confidence for mastering all disciplines.


Martinek Larry, 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 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. 

Center Instructors

Finally and most importantly, our highly trained and dedicated center staff consistently teaches  the best mathematics curriculum to your children. 

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