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Our Team

Our specially trained maths instructors will teach your child how to understand maths 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 children thrive and learn! Read below to learn more about our talented team:           

Ratika Khandelwal, Owner

Hi! After having lived in 4 countries across three continents, having two kids and a passion for maths; I decided to bring Mathnasium to Australia to inspire children in STEM fields and address key questions that all parents, no matter where they are, have:

  • What are my child's gap?
  • How do I fill these gaps? and,
  • How do I challenge/enrich my child?

Through Mathnasium MethodTM we identify the gaps in a child's maths knowledge through an extensive assessment and then create a customized learning plan. This approach transforms the way children understand and appreciate maths and help them build their number sense. This not only fills their gaps, but also accelerate their learning. We are committed to a student's long term success vs. just getting through the next test.

I have a bachelor's in Biology and an MBA. I have worked in hospitality and insurance industries. But my passion is maths and teaching and so Mathnasium! 

 

Amu Ramalingam, Centre Manager

Hello! The passion for teaching and love for maths has brought me to the Mathnasium of Hornsby. After completing my Masters in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS), I decided to pursue my career in mathematics and teaching. With over four years of experience as a maths teacher and centre manager, my passion has only grown. I look forward to each day with the thought of enriching young minds, unlocking their potential and form a lasting bond with every child and their parents! I believe that Maths is fun and learning it in a way that makes sense makes it enjoyable for every child.

 

Liam Duncan, Instructor

Hi! I am currently studying Engineering at University of Sydney. I graduated from Pennant Hills High School and studied Maths Extension I. One word to describe me would be FUN! I love maths because I love figuring out new concepts and I love teaching because I enjoy helping kids achieve their goals.

 

Daniel Song, Instructor

Hi! I am currently studying Advanced Science at UNSW. I graduated from Killara High School and studied Maths Extension II. One word to describe me would be CURIOUS! I love maths because it is not subjective and challenges logical thinking. I love teaching because I want to show others the beauty of mathematics and its wide application in our everyday life.

 

Irena Zhou, Instructor

Hi! I am currently studying Engineering at UNSW. I am an alumni of Macarthur Girls High School and studied Maths Extension II. One word to describe me would be EMPATHETIC! I love maths because it helps me think in a logical way and I love solving challenging problems. I love teaching because it is a creative job that requires imparting knowledge in way that makes sense and is fun for the student.

 

Kiran Kumar, Instructor

Hello! I am currently studying Economics and Accounting at University of Sydney. I am an alumni of Pennant Hills High School and studied Maths Extension II. One word to describe me would be REALISTIC! I love maths because it forms the basis of all sciences, providing solutions through logical thiking. I love teaching because it is the best way of learning and understanding. Helping others learn is also immensely satisfying!

 

Liam Ivers, Instructor

Hi! I am currently studying Aerospace Engineering at UNSW. I am an alumni of Pennant Hills High School and studied Maths Extension I. I am often referred to as being COMMITTED! I love maths because it challenges logical thinking and encourages curiosity and helps develop key skills in everyday life. I love teaching because I find it rewarding to share my knowledge and assist others in achieving their goals.

 

Callista Surjadi, Instructor

Hi! I am currently studying Actuarial Sciences and Commerce at UNSW. I am an alumni of Hornsby Girl's High School and studied Maths Extension 1 and 2. One word to describe me would be UNDERSTANDING! I love maths because I have always liked working with numbers and I think it is cool how you end up with the same result even if you take different approaches to answering the question. I love teaching because I can help others and it’s great to see people build confidence as they become able to do something which they were unable to do before.

 

Alexander Roch, Instructor

Hi! I am a Bachelor of Science student with major in Mathematics at UNSW. I am an alumni of Northern Beaches Christian School and studied Maths Extension 2. One word to describe me would be PASSIONATE! I love maths because it makes me excited - there are endless possibilities of exploration and I can't get enough of it. I love teaching because I love knowing that I've not only helped someone, but also inspired them, and filled them with self confidence to continue their journey of learning.

 

Nancy Yan, Instructor

Hello! I have studied Maths Extension II from Hornsby Girls High School. I love maths because its a reliable and fascinating framework through which the world can be understood. And if the world and its systems can be understood, then we're empowered to create change and solve difficult real world problems. I love teaching because its a joy supporting students and helping them reach their highest potential, especially in a field I care so much about. Students I've worked with also have inspired me with their hard work and often  unconventional brilliance in their creative perspectives on problem solving.

 

William Wu, Instructor

Hi! I am currently studying Engineering and Commerce at UNSW. I am an alumni of North Sydney Boys High School and studied Maths Extension II. I am often referred to as a GO-GETTER! I love maths because it is the pinnacle of logical thinking and can express complex things such as the way the universe works in simple terms. I love teaching because sharing my knowledge and seeing others grow due to my guidance is rewarding. 

 

Jenny Chen, Instructor

Hi! I am currently studying Commerce and Advanced Studies at USYD. I am an alumni of Hornsby Girls High School and studies Maths Extension I & II. I am often referred to as being COMPASSIONATE! I love maths because I enjoy a challenge; maths is intellectually stimulating, encouraging me to think critically and logically while further deepening my interest in problem-solving. The happiness you experience when you eventually solve or make sense of a difficult question is also an amazing feeling! I love teaching because it can reward you with immense joy and satisfaction by encouraging and helping others to realise their potential.

 

Ryan Kim, Instructor

Hi! I am currently studying Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Science at Western Sydney University. I am an alumni of Pennant Hills High School and studied Maths Extension II. One word to describe me would be RESPONSIBLE! I love maths because it can be used and applied in everyday life. Maths is also the foundation of most of my other favorite subjects such as chemistry and physics. I love teaching because I will be able to encourage children to learn and develop new maths skills. I feel that helping someone who is trying to learn and watching them succeed due to my support is one of the best feelings you can get as it proves that I can make a difference.