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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:

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Derek Wong, Center Manager

 

 

 

 

Anthony Piraino, Education Director

Anthony holds a Bachelors in Mathematics from Boston College. He honed his skills as a private tutor before he joined Mathnasium. Math has always been a favorite discipline for Anthony, though he believes in a holistic approach to education in general. A passionate educator, he strives to create an environment in which students feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and concerns. He believes that dialogue and curiosity are the most important factors in learning. 
 

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Dylan Cook, Education Director

 

 

 

 

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Julia, Education Director

 

 

 

 

 

Owner/General ManagerMyrtha Chang, Owner/General Manager

Myrtha has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's degree in Information technology from M.I.T.  After a rewarding career in consulting for Oracle Corporation, Myrtha launched the first Mathnasium Center in Massachusetts. As a Newton parent, she understands first-hand the high value families in the community put on education, especially in the area of Math, which will drive the majority of our children's careers. Myrtha grew up in Singapore and went through the Singapore Math curriculum. Before Mathnasium, Myrtha would resort to draconian methods such as making her daughter memorize the times tables along with a metronome before letting her eat. That was then. Today, one of the biggest difference about Mathnasium that Myrtha is proudest of is that kids like coming here. Because at Mathnasium, math makes sense, and the learning center environment is casual and fun.


Chief Instructional OfficerLarry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer  (Headquarters)

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 curricula, 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 curricula ever produced for teaching math.