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, Creator of the Mathnasium Method
Larry Martinek 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.
The Mathnasium Method developed by Larry is implemented in our center by our trained instructors. Our instructors are not only passionate about math, they are also passionate about helping students understand, appreciate and excel in math.
Asif, Multi-Center Owner & Center Director
Asif has been with Mathnasium since 2015 and owns three Mathnasium Learning Centers
Asif grew up in Southern California and pursued a finance and banking career for many years. In 2015, Asif and his wife Amirah came upon a life-changing opportunity to take over the Mathnasium Learning Center in Granada Hills, CA. They saw first-hand the success of the Mathnasium Method and the dramatic impact "Number Sense" is able to have on a student's conceptual understanding of math. Through their passion and commitment for the Mathnasium program, enrollment grew quickly. In 2017, Asif and Amirah built upon their success in Granada Hills and took over ownership of two additional Mathnasium Learning Centers in Westlake Village (previously in Oak Park) and Thousand Oaks.
In 2018, Mathnasium of Granada Hills joined the Mathnasium Bronze Club, and Asif and Amirah became of one of the Top 50 Mathnasium Owners in the US. They are honored to have to opportunity to spread "Number Sense" one student at a time!
Amery, Asst Center Director
Amery has been with Mathnasium since 2017
Amery is a student at Moorpark College, working to obtain his associates degree and will transfer to the University of California Irvine in Fall 2019. He is pursuing a major in computer game science and computer engineering. His passion for coding and programming helps with his mathematical problem solving, and with his prior experience with private tutoring and tutoring at Moorpark College, he hopes that he can help struggling students develop a greater understanding of mathematics.
Samuel earned his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. His primary professional interests are in Drones, Autonomous Vehicle, and Robotics in Medical Device and has been involved with multiple engineering projects. Through these experiences, Samuel understands the importance of "Number Sense" in back-of-the-envelope calculation to assess the feasibility of an idea. He strongly believes that a systematic approach to mathematics, through strengthening the foundation of the students, will open doors to a STEM career in the future.
Simon holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He has done internships in Mathematical Software Development and Particle Physics, the latter at CERN in Geneva. He loves to teach, sharing what he experiences as the “the joy of mathematics” with students of all levels at Mathnasium. He finds deep fulfilment in illuminating new concepts to young minds and in guiding them as they master complex ideas. Simon also holds a Master’s degree in Architecture, has lived in Scotland, South Africa, England and Sweden, as well as the United States, and is an avid trail runner and hiker.
Abbey is a science teacher at Van Nuys High School. She graduated with a Master’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Education, after completing her BS in Chemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Abbey has tutored many students in math and science, and has brought all that experience into the classroom to best help her students succeed. During her time at Mathnasium, Abbey would love to help students with not just math, but other strategies that they can use in school. She wants to show students that math isn’t “scary” and to be involved in STEAM classes or programs at school can be and will be fun for all students.
Tiffany is currently a senior at Pepperdine University studying Computer Science and Mathematics. She developed a passion for math through a series of great math professors and strives to develop the same passion for her students. As someone who has also struggled with math, she hopes to show the students that math is possible for everyone.
Ronan graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 2018 and is studying Engineering and Computer Science at Moorpark College. He has enjoyed math from a very early age, and has always excelled in advanced math classes. Ronan often found himself helping his friends with math and science during school, which naturally led him to start tutoring in high school. He has always loved the feeling of things clicking into place, and finds the same fulfillment helping others to achieve that, “a-ha” moment. Beyond math, Ronan enjoys music, and has been participating in band both inside and outside of school since around age 5. His love of teaching extends to music also, as he enjoys volunteering to help middle school and high school music programs.
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