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.

Sammy

Center Director
Sammy is an entrepreneur and business owner himself with a background in education, hospitality, events, and much more to come. After working with adolescents and receiving his Master's in Science Education, he understood the importance the role of educators and the education system has on children in the long run. With the business background he has, he decided to make his impact from that direction in the education industry. In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights at the gym, playing sports such as basketball, racquetball, tennis, and handball, having productive conversations with his friends, watching movies and just being social. He puts emphasis on being genuine and authentic and tries to impact others in a positive way to make a difference in this lifetime!

Linal Wijerathna

Instructor
Linal is currently a junior at City college majoring in Civil Engineering. At a young age, mathematics was always very difficult for him due to the heavy amount of homework given in school and complex questions. Therefore, he has developed different methods for solving problems in order to make them not only easier but time efficient. He wishes to share these strategies in order to help students improve their skills in Mathematics and make it fun for them. Aside from college, Linal likes to play basketball, rugby, cricket, and work out.

Avneet Kaur

Instructor
Avneet is a sophomore at St. John’s University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science which requires a lot of coding and math. She has always been fond of math and even helped students in high school with their math homework in their homework center. Some hobbies that she likes to do are photography and reading. She loves taking pictures of nature and the city and has always enjoyed reading since she was a kid. These two hobbies keep her inspired and motivated when she is not feeling determined.

Andre Baylan

Instructor
Andre is currently a senior at Forest Hills High School planning to pursue a career in either medicine or finance. Growing up, he always knew he had a keen eye for mathematics and science, these things just came to him naturally. He has been apart of his school’s Stock Market Club whereat he has proven to win in school and outside of school competitions. Understanding graphs and charts has allowed him to ease the stress from school and given him insightful evidence that is useful in the real world. For fun, he usually stays at home and tries to workout as he strongly believes we should be productive everyday and never be idled. Aside from that, Andre likes to study the stock market from time to time. Andre looks forward to meeting all of the students at Mathnasium!

Sudipta Barua

Instructor
Sudipta is a pre medical student, currently applying to medical schools. He graduated Stony Brook University with Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering and minor in Mechanical Engineering. He has experience teaching math and science subjects from SAT, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, probability & statistics, AP Calculus, biology, chemistry, physics from middle school, high school, to college levels. He was on his high school and college math & science olympiad team. He was involved in research in high school and college on many engineering projects. His hobbies include traveling, sports, art, music, painting, drawing, writing, photography, reading books, magazines, watching movies/shows, and gaming.

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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