Mathnasium 4734 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98116 (206) 800-6284   westseattle@mathnasium.com

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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:

Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer, Developer of Mathnasium Program

Larry has spent his entire career finding a better way to teach math. From the 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 curriculum, teaching strategies, and educational materials designed to help students and educators 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 curricula 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 particular students' scenarios for guidance and advice. This has helped to make visits more productive and enjoyable for many of our students. 

 

Alexis, Center Director

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Nicole, Asst. Center Director

Nicole is a senior at Seattle Pacific University majoring in Mathematics with the intent to teach. She is from Palm Springs, CA and moved up to Seattle for school. When she is not at Mathnasium, Nicole can be found practicing with the Seattle Pacific rowing team, singing, or watching Disney movies. She is very passionate about education and loves learning new ways to help students succeed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hacer, Lead Instructor

Hacer is a freshman at University of Washington majoring in Mathematics, and minoring in Education. She loves tennis, trying different restaurants, teaching and spending time with kids. She went to a  Science Academy in her home town Ankara, Turkey. Her favorite subject has always been math and tennis at a young age. Working at Mathnesium is Hacer’s favorite opportunity as a freshman. She not only solves math problems on a daily basis but also gets to teach  and learn with kids. Hacer’s goal is to become an excellent teacher and have students enjoy math as much as she does.

 

   
 

Zoe, Lead Instructor

Zoe is currently in high school but she attends classes at Seattle Central Community College through a program called Running Start. She has come to realize how fun and useful math can be and is passionate about sharing this knowledge with others. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting and cooking.

 

 

 

 

 Kaici, Instructor

Hello! I'm Kaici (pronouns she/her/hers) and I'm 22 years young. In May, I graduated from the University of Miami where I studied Human & Social Development, Psychology, and Secondary Education (for math grades 6-12). A ~fun math~ fact about me is that I've lived in 3/4 corners of the continental states (1. I grew up in Maine, 2. I went to college in Florida, 3. I moved to Washington for a year of service). In August, I moved to Seattle to serve as an Americorps Member with City Year Seattle King County. This year, I am *virtually* supporting a high school math class at Chief Sealth International. I love exploring the outdoors, experimenting with plant-based recipes, and spending time with friends, family, and animals (especially dogs!) 

 

Caleb, Instructor

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 Hannah, Instructor

Hannah is a sophomore at Seattle Pacific University majoring in Elementary Education. She has spent most of her life in West Seattle, and loves its people, dogs, and natural beauty. She loves the curiosity and joy that kids bring and can’t wait to spend her future (and now!) working with them. Hannah enjoys running, writing, and attempting to bake bread in her free time. She is a traveller and spent the first three years of her life in Kenya. She is a big believer in education and the power it has to unite, and create, our future. 

 

 Maria, Instructor

Hello! My name is Maria, I am 21 years old and a college student. I look forward to meeting all of you and getting a chance to help you learn! 

 

 

 

 

 

Connor, Instructor

Connor is a junior at the University of Washington majoring in neuroscience and minoring in Japanese. In his free time, he writes music and sings in a band, plays tennis, and loves listening to nerdy history podcasts. Connor is very excited to work at Mathnasium and help students improve in various math subjects!