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:
Sumitha Reddy, CENTER DIRECTOR
Sumitha graduated from Wayne State University in 2003 with a Masters Degree in Bio-Medical Engineering. She has worked as a manufacturing engineer in both the pharmaceutical and bio-medical industries. Even as a child, Sumitha was passionate about math and pushed herself to received the highest marks in the State Examinations in India. She has taught math at the university level and was known for helping students to understand math as simply as possible. Sumitha really loves teaching math to children and taking the fear out of math by helping them to understand the basics of "math logic" and helping them build on that solid foundation. She believes that a strong foundation in math is absolutely necessary for every child. She wants students to understand math in a simple language, visualize it, and have no fear of math. Her beliefs & passion led her to Mathnasium which operates on the philosophy that "children don't hate math, they hate being confused and intimidated by math." She views Mathnasium as an incredible model for teaching math. With the comprehensive curriculum and teaching procedures combined, she strongly believes that this technique should become a country wide program.
After finding Mathnasium and seeing what it can offer kids, she made a tough decision to quit her full time job and it's comfortable lifestyle and start all over again. As scary as that sounds, they knew that parents in the Plateau wanted the best for their children at an affordable price. There was already so much available for the many College Students in the Eastside but not for Elementary, Middle School, & High School students. Now after 2 years open, Sumitha has hundreds of amazing success stories as a result of the Passionate Instructors, the Inspiring Learning Environment, Mathnasium Method, Teaching Style and Curriculum at Mathnasium! Let Mathnasium help your student!
Brittany Rogers, LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Brittany loves teaching high level math like calculus, geometry and Precal to kids. She has been with Mathnasium since 2014. She enjoys singing and playing guitar. She is a wonderful painter too. Brittany displays a good skill set to help Kids with learning disabilities. She is very friendly and strict at the same time. She loves being creative. She tries to keep herself up to date with the frequent changes in curriculum and books school districts follow.
Larry Martinek, Creator of the Mathnasium Method
Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer, Developer of Mathnasium Program.
Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From inner city 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 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.
Mitchell Hansen, Instructor
Mitchell is a University of Washington Student studying Chemical Enginerring. He has done Higher Level Math classes upto Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. He studied in Skyline High school and enjoys working close to his Sammamish home.
Kenneth Ruslim, Instructor
Kenneth is a Senior in Skyline High School. He has completed all the calculus levels of IB Math. Ken is a energetic, fun tutor. He is very upto date on the current school curriculum and has a very strong base of Math. He enjoys working with all grade levels of students.
Tom Burniston, Instructor
Tom is a Future Univeristy of Washington student. Coming from a family of Math Majors, he enjoys teaching all levels of Math. Currently he is doing Calculus 4 at Bellevue college. His grandfather who was a scientist and his father who is a Ph.D in Math and works for Microsoft are his true inspirations. Tom wants to be a scientist in Math. You can see his passion when he tries to solve problems in a unique way.
Susheel Cheeti, Instructor
Susheel is a Skyline highschool Junior taking IB Math classes. He loves Taekwondo, and volunteering for the community through YMCA a lot apart from tutoring. He enjoys sports and working at Mathnasium has helped him to explore his leadeship skills.
Nithin Tamilselvan, Instructor.
Nithin, a skyline junior used to be at Mathnasium when he was in Elementary school. He did enrichment Math because he was so advanced. He currently takes all honors classes. Energetic and fun loving tutor who also enjoys scocer, lacrosse.