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Covid-19 Update – Our Center is Now Open in compliance with CDC & State guidelines. ALL Sessions will be scheduled to maintain the proper distance between students. Mathnasium @home our online learning platform will continue as usual. Contact us for more information.

Our Team

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 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.

Iman, Center Director

Iman has worked in the educational field for over four years. She started as a volunteer to teach kids who needed learning support. Later she worked as an HR generalist to recruit the best teachers in the field for the local schools. She enjoyed the process and satisfaction of hiring the best educators and helping them with their professional development. Iman is currently pursuing her HRM certificate from the University of Washington.

Joy, Lead Instructor

Joy has spent over eight years tutoring Chemistry, Biology, and Genetics. She has a Bachelor's in Biochemistry, and a Master's 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.

Jonathan, Instructor 

Jon's interests are in math, teaching, and neuroscience. He loves working with kids and adolescents and has over two years of experience tutoring math up to pre-calculus. Students from elementary grades through high school enjoy his teaching style. He also has extensive experience working with kids with Aspergers, ADHD, and testing anxiety. Students find him to be very patient, someone who easily finds the best way to explain things to students who feel stuck.

Chelsea, Instructor 

Chelsea is passionate about learning and teaching others to learn. She has learned a lot of crafts by simply following tutorials and practicing. She believes that with effort and practice any skill can be attained and mastered. Chelsea also loves languages. Besides English, she can speak Spanish, German, and Korean!

Azka, Instructor 

Azka is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. She wants to pursue teaching as a profession after she graduates. Math is her favorite subject - she loves working at Mathnasium because it lets her share this passion with others. Outside of academics, Azka loves nature and likes going on hikes.

Tyler, Instructor 

Tyler recently graduated from the University of Washington, Bothell, with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. During his time at college, he taught a course on videogame design which piqued his interest in teaching. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and origami.

Swaleha, Instructor 

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

Sharmila, Instructor 

Sharmila has a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, and has worked as a developer in software companies for over four years. She decided to pursue teaching as a career after teaching math to the kids in her neighborhood. She thoroughly enjoys the Mathnasium method of teaching and interacting with kids.

Sara, Instructor 

Sara 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. She decided to come back and become an instructor to share this with others. Outside of math, Sara has also been a volunteer instructor for elementary school kids for the last five years. She loves interacting with kids of all ages.

Courtney, Instructor 

Courtney has experience tutoring students in a wide range of math courses. She loves watching the lightbulb go off in their head when they figure out how to correctly and efficiently solve a problem. In her free time, she enjoys watersports, hiking, soccer and road trips with friends.

Jackson, Instructor 

Jackson has always had a love for math. He has enjoyed putting his abilities in the subject to good use by helping others, formerly as a student tutor in college, and now at Mathnasium. Outside of his passion for Mathematics, he is a gamer and loves watching esports.

Brooke, Instructor 

Brooke earned her Bachelor's in Mathematics from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She is also a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Society. She is excited to share her passion for math with the students and to show them how much fun math can be.

Bindu, Instructor 

Bindu is very passionate about teaching and loves to share what she knows. After earning her Master's in Electrical Engineering, she worked as an Assistant Professor for more than six years. She also loves cooking and watching TV.

Sophia, Instructor 

Sophia has always loved math, going as far as taking a math course at Harvard while she was in high school. A repeat camp counselor, she loves working and engaging with kids. She also loves coding and one day hopes to be a successful computer scientist.

Walid, Instructor 

Walid has completed all the advanced math courses his school offers. He is an avid fan of mathematics and has always enjoyed continued learning to increase his own knowledge to share with others. At school, Walid takes part in math and environmental clubs.

Laura, Instructor 

Laura is an avid math student and loves sharing her knowledge with her community. She enjoys working with kids of all ages and founded a non-profit that helps local youth form stronger peer networks through community services. Laura is on a path to pursuing a degree in STEM field as a basis for a future career in corporate law.

Maya A., Instructor 

Maya is very passionate about math and loves to inspire the same in her students. She believes that every student can succeed. Outside of Mathnasium, she is an instructor for a non-profit that teaches elementary and middle school girls about topics in STEM and robotics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and soccer. She plans to one day have a career in engineering, which requires a strong knowledge of math.

Ankit, Instructor 

Ankit enjoys combining his love of helping others and his love of math. He was a tutor at the University of Portland and enjoys working with the students here at Mathnasium, too. He has also used math to help him earn an undergraduate degree in marketing. In his free time, Ankit enjoys playing music, theater, and watching sports.

Brennan, Instructor 

Brennan loves engaging with students and working through problems together. He was involved with the mathematics department at Seattle University, where he worked as a Learning Assistant Tutor. Outside of math, he loves telling stories with film and theatre.

Vivian, Instructor 

Vivian is a senior at Central Washington University, where she studies Applied Mathematics. She has been tutoring for over three years, first starting at Edmonds Community College. She now tutors at Central Washington University as well as Mathnasium. She loves sharing her passion and experience of math with others.

Erika, Instructor 

Erika recently graduated with a Bachelor's in Physics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She is currently working towards her Master's in Teaching with the goal of becoming a high school science teacher. She has been a teaching assistant and math tutor and loves to share her passion with her students.

Mariam, Instructor 

Mariam has helped students with all subjects, including math. She enjoys helping her younger siblings master subjects they struggle with in school. When she was a young student, much like the ones at Mathnasium, she had a bright passion for math and would like to pursue that passion and share it with others. She also loved to read early childhood education books that her mom would use to study for work and college. Other than math, Mariam likes to read, edit videos, take photos, write spoken poetry, and spend time with her loved ones.

Julie, Instructor 

Julie earned their undergraduate mathematics degree at the University of Kentucky. After graduating, they continued exploring their love of math in person and online by sharing their favorite concepts and proofs. They enjoy creating spreadsheets in their spare time to help track player progress in popular online games.

Dhaaruni, Instructor 

Dhaaruni graduated from Cornell University with a double major in Science and Technology Studies and English. She has always enjoyed working with kids, teaching Taekwondo all through high school, being a college mentor for kids, and tutoring math since the 8th grade. Apart from math, Dhaaruni enjoys doing yoga and working out, reading novels, and spending time with her friends and family - especially Jude the Golden Retriever.

Tommy, Instructor 

Tommy recently earned a Bachelor's in Science from Harvey Mudd College. He has spent 5+ years as a tutor, helping students at a variety of ages. He really enjoys teaching math because it is a language that connects so many parts of the world. He firmly believes that everyone can learn it, too. Outside of math, Tommy enjoys playing chess and writing fiction.

Cassandra, Instructor 

Cassandra loves teaching because it allows her to help others reach their goals, both in math and other subjects. She most enjoys the artistic side of mathematics, and finding ways to understand unusual topics. She has had opportunities to teach through scouting and loves working creatively with children. She is currently attending Bellevue College. In her free time, she loves to write, create art, and camp.

Latha, Instructor 

Latha has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with specializations in Human Resource Management and Finance. She has worked as a Para Educator for two years with the Issaquah school district, where she coached kids in English and math. Math is her favorite subject since she was a child. She enjoys the process of identifying the areas of improvement, explaining the logic and the process involved in solving the problem. It gives her immense pleasure when her students do well. Besides a passion for math, she enjoys playing the piano, listening to music, and volunteering.

Tarun, Instructor 

Tarun is currently pursuing a math and engineering degree at the University of Washington. He has helped his friends and family with math throughout his high school years, as he is very passionate about STEM subjects especially math. In his free time, he enjoys biking, playing soccer, listening to music, and volunteering.

Kelly, Instructor 

Kelly loves spending her time with math and spreading her passion for the subject with others. She has been involved in many math competitions in the past, including Math is Cool and MathCounts, and has been an active member of the Math Club at her school. She has done tutoring for years within her own school and math clubs in local elementary schools. Kelly finds STEM-related fields fascinating and is working towards building a career in them.

Rohit, Instructor 

Rohit is an enthusiastic and passionate tutor, who loves to impart his knowledge of mathematics to others. He is currently a senior and has taken every math class his school had to offer. He also regularly tutors his classmates. Rohit is part of the Math Council, where he is responsible for planning and hosting math events for local students. Rohit is excited to be part of the Mathnasium team, where he can continue his passion of empowering others via math knowledge.

Niki, Instructor 

Niki loves working with students of all ages to help them achieve their lightbulb moments in math. She has experience tutoring undergraduate statistics students, as well as working one-on-one with young children, both in a classroom context and in the dance studio! A recent mathematics graduate from McGill University in Montreal, Niki will be pursuing her Master's in Biostatistics at the University of Washington. When Niki's not coding in R, she loves to dance and cook new recipes! 

Mahnaz, Instructor 

Mahnaz came to Seattle during the Iranian Revolution. She was able to complete her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the University of Washington, and a graduate degree in the same field at San Jose State University, going on to work at a NASA research center. Later, she earned a second graduate degree from the University of Washington in Applied Mathematics. Since then, she has worked as a mathematics teacher and tutor at several local colleges as well as Mathnasium.

Neil, Instructor 

Neil has been actively interested in math his entire life, trying to learn as much as he can. In addition to a love of math, Neil loves to teach what he has learned and picked up over the years to others. Outside of that, Neil is fond about biology and hopes to work in the medical field. For fun, Neil enjoys skating, hiking, and rowing.

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