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:
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.
Meenakshi Aggarwal, Center Director
Meenakshi has been passionate about bringing a change in local community. After having worked in the information technology industry for over fifteen years, she wants to dedicate her time to the community. She came to know about Mathnasium that she believes can help direct her interest as it has the same vision. She has believed that everyone will benefit with a strong math foundation. She enjoys helping kids excel in math and as a mother she understands that not all kids learn the same way. She believes in the Mathnasium core of "we make math make sense". Mathnasium of Mt. Lebanon, located in South Hills, takes time to know each student and teaches math with an individualistic approach.
Simon Farbman, Instructor
University of Maryland
I'm currently studying economics at the University of Maryland. I graduated Mt. Lebanon High School in 2019. I enjoy playing piano and reading in my free time. Math is important to me because everything else we learn depends on math to great degree. Having a strong foundation in math allows us to succeed not just in math class, but in everything else we want to learn.
Thomas Jasionowski, Instructor
Pursuing Medical School
I am a grauduate from Mt. Lebanon High School (class of 2014) and Tufts University (class of 2018). I will be attending medical school in the Fall. I love working on algebra. I have found my math training applicable in both college studies and the real world. My favorite thing about Mathnasium is seeing when kids are able to tackle a new and difficult concept. I like to hike, make music and cook!
Katie Hobart, Instructor
Hi! I’m Katie. I’m a recent USC High School graduate. I am instructor at Mathnasium for a little over a year. In my free time, I like to embroider, and I also participate in social activism. When tutoring, I enjoy building personal relationships with my students, and learning about their interests.