Mathnasium 7950 164th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052 (425) 885-6284

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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:

OwnerKiran Shah, Center Director

Kiran has had a passion for math for as long as she can remember. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Washington with Cum Laude. She is a board member and Treasurer for AlSadaqa since 2012, a not-for-profit organization that provides assistance to the underprivileged in the Puget Sound Area. Having taught math in the resource center at Wilder Elementary School in Lake Washington School District, she strongly believes that math can be accessible to all students if presented in an effective format that engages the student at their level. After discovering Mathnasium, Kiran realized she could make a bigger difference with the Mathnasium program than she could while working in the public schools.

Kiran has two daughters and lives with her husband, Shaharyar, who works for Amazon.  She has also coached her daughters’ soccer team through Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association. Along with her passion for helping kids develop their potential, she has a strong passion for cake decorating and traveling.


Nida, Assistant Center Director 

Nida recently completed her MBA from Lahore School of Economics. She has been an assistant teacher for two years, dealing with students at both Bachelor's and Master's level. She loves her time at Mathnasium, as it gives her an opportunity to do something she loves - interacting with kids and helping them learn and enjoy math. Outside of work, Nida loves spending time with family and friends, camping and hiking.


Annabelle, Assistant Center Director

Annabelle has a passion for helping kids and making an impact in their lives. Mathnasium is providing the perfect place for her to do that. She is currently going to college and working towards a nursing degree. She also loves and cares for animals. 


Anju, Assistant Center Director

Anju has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She has previously worked as a sound editor at a radio station and as an Administrative Coordinator at a school. She has a passion for education and loves helping students. Outside of work, she enjoys playing board-games and listen to all types of music.
Valerie, Assistant Center Director 



Joy, Lead Instructor

Joy has spent over 8 years tutoring Chemistry, Biology, and Genetics. She has a BS degree in Biochemistry and Masters in Education from Seattle Pacific University. Joy also has three years of experience as a paraeducator in the Lake Washington School District.

Joy likes helping students overcome their personal hurdles in math. She enjoys introducing students to the fun side of problem-solving and showing them that working on complex problems can be absorbing and rewarding.

In addition to her work at Mathnasium, Joy is a volunteer forest steward working with the Green Kirkland Partnership.

Tony, Instructor

Tony has been teaching and tutoring for over 30 years. Over most of that time, he has taught Mathematics but has also taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Health, History, Economics, English, Ethics, PE and more recently yoga. He has taught students from every grade.

Tony enjoys seeing in his students the spark of understanding and a connection to a larger way of seeing things. He loves learning and hopes to instill curiosity in his students.

Tony has a BS degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Education. He has taken graduate-level courses in Mathematics, Education, Business, Information Systems, and Psychology. Tony has previously worked as a paralegal.

Beth, Instructor

Beth has been teaching math for ten years in the Bellevue, Renton, Mercer Island, and Lake Washington School District. She has taught everything from 7th-grade math up through Calculus. Beth is currently working as a paraeducator in the Bellevue School District.

Beth holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado; and Masters in Education from Seattle Pacific University. Beth enjoys computer games and card games with friends in her spare time. 


Pramod, Instructor

Pramod has a Bachelor’s degree(s) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Electrical Engineering. He has his Masters & Ph.D. in Signal Processing with advanced courses in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU, Kanpur & Delhi), India. He has been Counsellor of Education in Government of India.

He moved to the US from India in 2012 and worked as scientist & Engineering Fellow for Fuel Cell development at NPS, Bothell, WA. He has been teaching Mathematics from last five years to students from 7th grade - high school & to engineering students in the Redmond area. He has two daughters both working in Redmond, one as Doctor(dentist) and other in Microsoft.

Laura, Instructor   

Laura has earned her Master's in Applied Mathematics from UC Santa Barabara, after completing her undergraduate math degree at the University of Washington. She has tutored for over 12 years and loved spending the last two years as a teaching assistant at her university. Outside of all things math, she enjoys watching and playing sports. She is a big Seattle sports fan.  


Mahibuur, Instructor   

Mahib has been a College Lecturer since 1993. He taught undergraduate level Statistics and Mathematics courses. During this time, he also taught some developmental and intermediate math courses for the beginners.
Mahib moved to the US recently. He holds a Master's of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Dhaka. He has been tutoring at Mathnasium, students from all grades since October 2017.

Karen, Instructor

Karen is a running start student with a passion for math. Her hobbies include playing the violin, reading and listening to music. She enjoys being around children and helping them learn and excel. She is currently pursuing a degree in science and aiming to become an engineer.


Revathi, Instructor 

Revathi Pakyala has done her Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering. She has 1 year of teaching experience in Math Concepts ranging from elementary grade concepts, middle school concepts to algebra, trigonometry, and probability. She also has 4 years of experience as a software developer in various software and IT companies. Her hobbies are reading novels and playing badminton. 


Lavanya, Instructor 

Lavanya holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. She is extremely passionate about math and loves working with kids, helping them understand and enjoy math. She has multiple years of past experience in tutoring math, both as a school subject as well as math competitions.


Nyia, Instructor 

Nyia is a Running Start student earning her degree in Electrical Engineering from Bellevue College. She was involved in tutoring math in middle and high school and is continuing her passion for this working as a math instructor at Mathnasium. She loves science and math, and how they are closely interwoven together. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing volleyball.


Sharmila, Instructor 

Sharmila has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. She has worked as a developer in software companies for over 4 years. She had been teaching math to the neighborhood kids, which gre her interest and she decided to pursue teaching as a career. She thoroughly enjoys the Mathnasium method of teaching and interacting with kids.


Swaleha, Instructor 

Swaleha loves teaching math because of how universal the language of mathematics is. She has been tutoring for over three years. She is currently working towards a Computer Science degree. Besides math, she enjoys working in media and design projects.


Maha, Instructor 

Mahalakshmi has a deep passion for teaching math and this caused her to become part of Mathnasium. She has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Telecommunications. She previously worked in the telecom industry, which teaching math on the side to kids of all ages. Apart from teaching, she enjoys painting, listening to music and playing badminton.


Lakshmi, Instructor 

Lakshmi has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She worked as a software developer for 2 years but has always loved teaching math. She has taught middle and high school math for many years and is now continuing her passion for this at Mathnasium.


Surbhi, Instructor 

Math has always been Subhi's favorite subject, and she has been part of the competitive math teams in her schools since fifth grade. She loves seeing kids understand new topics and connect them to their previous knowledge. Surbhi is also a volunteer tutor for underprivileged students in Seattle and helped start the service club at her school.


Alexandra, Instructor 

Alex is a junior in school and has tutored different subjects since her freshmen year. She loves math and it's applications. She plans to one day build a career in a STEM-focused field. Outside of math, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing music.


Aurelian, Instructor 

Jerry is currently a senior in school. He tutors math, chemistry, and computer science, all of which are his strengths. Outside of math, he is an avid member of the school's FIRST robotics team and is working towards a computer science degree.


Ben, Instructor 

Ben recently graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. He is eager to try and learn everything mathematics, especially new ways to solve math problems. He is passionate about everything math.


Brett, Instructor 

Brett has been teaching secondary mathematics for over 22 years. He has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Engineering. He has an advanced degree in Math and Science Education. He spent the last nine years teaching overseas in various countries including China and Kazakhstan. He greatly enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for mathematics with students of all ages.


Caleb, Instructor 

Caleb is a senior at Seattle Preparatory School. He is a keen math student and is taking advanced level math, compared to his peers. Previously, he has tutored many kids at the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club. He enjoyed the experience of sharing his knowledge with other so much, that he had to do more of it, which brought him to Mathnasium. Caleb is headed to Vanderbilt University next year to pursue his degree in Economics and Mathematics.


Griffin, Instructor 

Griffin has enjoyed math since his early school grades. He has strived to become master of math concepts at each level. He enjoys solving problems of all levels, kindergarten through calculus. He has had experience in various leadership positions, both at school and outside. He is very passionate about spreading the knowledge and experience he has gained.


Joy, Instructor 

Joy is a Data Curator for Lyft. She graduated with Biological Sciences from Wellesley College. She has served as a nanny and tutored kids of different ages for over 6 years. In addition to forever being a student of life, she loves hiking, backpacking, cooking, playing soccer and board games.


Julius, Instructor 

Julius is currently doing his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Washington. He loves everything math and has had a fascination with math from a very early age. He was on the math team representing his high school. 


Michael, Instructor 

Ever since he was very young, Michael has always enjoyed and excelled at math. While minoring in math at the University of Washington, he found deeper applications of math in the world. So much so that he decided to make it his major at University. He loves teaching math to kids in ways that make sense to them and sharing with them the real world applications of the math they learn in the classroom.


Pranav, Instructor 

Pranav has a strong aptitude for math. Besides teaching at Mathnasium, he also volunteers as a math coach for a middle school math club. He has taken part in various math competitions through the years. Besides math, he enjoys skiing and plays the cello.


Pravir, Instructor 

Pravir is passionate about everything math, physics, and robotics. He is the leader of the robotics team in his school. He previously tutored others in his school. Outside of school, he enjoys playing drums and tinkering with various electronic contraptions.


Raj, Instructor 



Sara, Instructor 

Sarah is a former student of Mathnasium of Redmond. She has always had a love for math and found Mathnasium a place where she was able to enhance this as a student and decided to come back and become an instructor and share this with others. She is also a volunteer instructor for elementary school kids for the last five years and loves interacting with kids of all ages.


Zayna, Instructor 

Zayna enjoys helping others understand math concepts. Math has always been amongst her favorite subjects. She loves to see the sense of pride on a student's face once they have found the correct answer. She is currently exploring different career paths, and of the choices she has narrowed them down to, strong math knowledge is a common factor amongst them all.