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:
Catherine Labuda, Owner / Chief Education Officer
Cathy has a Doctorate in Mathematics Education from the University of Houston as well as a B.A in Mathematics and a Masters in Mathematics Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her area of specialization is teaching mathematical problem solving and critical thinking. She has been involved in education for over thirty years, with classroom experience ranging from junior high school through college, and tutored mathematics privately for11 years. She holds teaching certificates in New York State and Texas. She has taught in New York State, Texas, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Paris, France. Her father was a distinguished professor of psychology, specializing in the psychology of learning, and she has been strongly influenced by that in her philosophy of education. Cathy has volunteered with Cypress Area Ministries for their GED program. Cathy enjoys music and plays both the piano and violin. She and her husband, John, have two grown children who graduated from University of Texas, and currently reside in Austin and Chicago.
John Labuda, Owner / Chief Financial Officer
John graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.A. in Mathematics and a Master's in Mathematics Education. After two years of teaching mathematics, John decided to apply his math skills to business and obtained an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo's Graduate School of Business. John found the problem solving and analytical skills he developed through his math education to be the foundation for his success. He worked as a CPA with public accounting firm Price Waterhouse and has worked in senior financial positions in pharmaceutical, oil field service and chemical industries. John is actively involved in the community by serving as Trustee for the CyFair Education Foundation and has served as Chairman of the Education and Workforce committee at the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce.
Cathy and John are proud owners of four Mathnasium Centers serving the Cy-Fair and Tomball areas for the past 10 years.
Tenley McDonough, Assistant Center Director
Tenley has a degree in elementary education from the University of Massachusetts.She also has an MBA from Clark University, and worked in corporate marketing. She has taught elementary school and is an enthusiastic supporter of Mathnasium teaching methods. Before becoming an assistant center director, she worked as an instructor at Mathnasium of Cy-Fair. Tenley is married, with two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and her Maltese rescue dog.
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