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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. 


Claire, Center Director

Claire is the Center Director at West Seattle center. She has always enjoyed math from a young age and wants other kids to see how much fun it can be. She has tutored and managed students at another Mathnasium branch for over two years and has seen the great benefits of the Mathnasium Method. She wishes Mathnasium were around when she was a kid! In her spare time, she spends a lot of time reading novels and writing with her collection of fountain pens.





Hacer, 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.




Connor, Instructor

Connor received his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Millsaps College where he also studied Anthropology. He loves learning about other cultures and has spent time in Japan, Vietnam, and Tanzania. He encourages people to be learners for life and to never be afraid to ask questions.






Zoe, 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.





Briana, Instructor

Briana received her bachelor's degree in Engineering Science, and she is a current master's student at the UW getting her master's in public health in global health. She has always loved math from a very young age, and she loves to share her love of math with others. She loves to travel, and she says that one of the best things about math is that you can understand it in any language!