Instructor Profiles

Megan (Founder of MathSeed)
Megan received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of California Irvine and holds a California Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics. She has years of teaching experiences in public school classrooms and private institutes. She was a member of textbook adoption committee in the school district she taught at. Megan was also a math instructor at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). She understands that education foundation is especially important in a child’s early years. Hence, she went ahead to study Early Childhood Education for child development from infancy to adolescence at college. Throughout her years as a school teacher, she has encountered talented students who are ready to accept more challenges. She also had students at school who were falling behind and needed extra attention. Later, Megan founded MathSeed in Fremont, California to help students build a solid mathematical foundation for school curriculum and national math contest.

Ms. Madeline has been a math teacher in different capacities, from teaching a small group of 3 students to a classroom of 30 students. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics and California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences from California State University East Bay. Ms. Madeline has experience working with K-12 age children from Fremont Unified School District, New Haven Unified School District, Newark Unified School District, and other private institutes. Her goal is to be responsive to the developmental needs of school aged students. She believes the Singapore Math method is a great way of promoting active learning in order to engage young minds. It gives the opportunity for students to play an active role in their learning process. Ms. Madeline has been teaching at MathSeed since 2015.

Alex, Ph.D.
Alex received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He works as a Research Scientist and Bio-Engineer. Alex has taught various levels of students, including graduate, undergraduate and high school. He is always passionate about teaching, especially teaching math and science classes. He feels extremely delighted when students solve a problem with his guidance. Alex enjoys having conversations with students and motivates them by connecting the knowledge with real life experiences. He loves to teach young kids about the beauty of math.

Martin was accepted to the Harvard Astronomy Ph.D. program after graduating from UC Santa Cruz Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Physics. He has been an educator for over six years in multiple roles as a mentor, tutor, and teacher.  Martin has had students ranging from ages 6 to 40+ in a variety of subjects from Math, Physics, Statistics, Python, Chemistry, and English. He tutored at private institutions, community colleges, universities, and home-schooled students.  Martin has over three years of experience as an astrophysics researcher and has published a first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. During his time researching, he traveled around the world presenting his work and collaborating with the global scientific community.  Ultimately, astrophysics wasn't his passion, helping others was.  Martin encourages students to critically think about the concepts we cover and infuse real-world examples of the material at hand. I understand how it feels to struggle with school. His experiences prove that any student can reach the highest levels of achievement. “It's an honor to be a teacher. I do my best to provide my students with the support they need to reach their goals and have a fulfilling academic experience.”

Augustine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has a passion for robotics. He has seven years of competition experience, including competing at the VEX Robotics World Championships four times. Before joining MathSeed, Augustine had worked with a variety of classroom settings including English classes in Taiwan, summer robotics camps in public school, and Sunday school at his church. Outside of engineering and teaching, Augustine enjoys good food with good company and clever games.

Ms. Kanika has been teaching different grade levels at MathSeed since 2015. She holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University and Bachelor of Science in Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Systems. She worked as a software engineer before changing her career teaching at MathSeed and Milpitas Unified School District.

Ms. A
Ms. A has been working in the education field since 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from California State University Long Beach and a Master's degree in Education from University of the Pacific. She is currently teaching in a middle school. She loves teaching and is excited to work with the students in strengthening and growing their math skills.

Robert is a dedicated, highly enthusiastic educator. Driven to embrace innovation, he is passionate about teaching and encourages students to unlock their full potential. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. He has a Teacher Certificate for Elementary Education in Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Robert has been teaching since 2008. He has educated students in K – 12th grades, with a particular focus on those involved with Special Education, on a variety of subjects. He has also assisted adult students with resume writing, career counseling, and interview training. Besides working with MathSeed, he is also a substitute teacher for kindergarten through 12th grades.

Mrs. Kaur
Mrs. Kaur holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics. She also holds a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Physics & Chemistry. She has been teaching Math since 2005 before joining MathSeed.

Ms. Ish holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering. She worked as a senior Lecturer in college teaching engineering subjects such as Digital Electronics, Field theory, Signal processing and Telecommunications. She enjoys teaching in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). She also works as paraeducator at Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) . She likes to give her students a fun-filled learning classroom.

Ms. Priyanka holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering. She is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who wants all children to be successful learners. She always ensures that every child's learning styles and abilities are addressed. Ms. Priyanka has years of experience in teaching and community service.

Ms. Vidya holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering. She worked in the IT field for 5 years. Math is her favorite subject. She loves teaching and has been tutoring Math and English for elementary and middle school students. She likes to teach and share her knowledge with children.

Ms. Kavita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Sciences. She has taught abacus for 5 years. She likes the day to day interaction with children and their parents. The hard work and effort put in by them has motivated Ms. Kavita to be a better teacher. She likes to create a classroom that inspires and encourages children to learn and express. Ms. Kavita has two sons. Her older son is in UC San Diego and the younger son is starting high school. Ms. Kavita loves arts, music, dancing and painting; she enjoys exploring antique markets.

Former Instructors

Patrick, Ph.D
Patrick received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science in Bioengineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has UK professional qualifications, as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Chartered Mathematician (Cmath). Over the past 15 years, he has been teaching students of different ages. He was also a visiting Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Besides teaching students Math and Science, he loves to spend time with his daughter, play squash and badminton, practice Chinese kung fu, and take care of animals.

Ms. Elizabeth graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor's degree in Neurobiology and a minor in Psychology & English Literature. She is currently a student at Stanford University pursuing a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics. She is very passionate about the benefits of teaching having been on both sides of the teaching relationship throughout her academic career. She has greatly benefited both from learning from others and passing her knowledge to others. She wants to help pass on her passion for learning through MathSeed's class sessions and help students to accomplish their best while showing them the impact that their education now will make in the future. When not at work, she enjoys researching new advances in neuroscience, reading, baking, and blogging.

Ms. Honey holds MS degree in Mathematics from CSU East Bay and Data Science Toolbox certification from John Hopkins University. She has four years of experience in math and science course development. She is also a math instructor at Ohlone college.

Ms. Kalpa graduated from Santa Clara University with an MBA in Finance. She has a Masters degree in Physics and a Bachelor's degree in Education. Ms. Kalpa is a retired teacher who taught high school physics since 1985. She also volunteered to tutor children from elementary to high school.

Mrs. Shah
Mrs. Shah holds Master of Science in Computer Application and Bachelor of Science in Statistics. After completing her Masters, she worked as an Assistant professor at college, where she taught Computer Science to post-graduate students for 7 years. She also has years experience in private tutoring. Mrs. Shah has a passion for teaching. She wants to expose students to different ways of thinking and learning mathematics. She believes that can help students to improve their problem solving abilities. She loves to demonstrate to students that math can be useful, exciting, engaging and fun at MathSeed. Mrs. Shah has been teaching at MathSeed since 2017.

Ms. Yaning received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also holds a Master of Science in Financial Analysis from University of San Francisco. Ms. Yaning has taught students from 1st grade to 12th grade as well as SAT preparation. She is a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners and works to create a classroom environment that is encouraging, and child-centered curriculum based on student's needs and interests. Ms. Yaning loves mathematics and children. Her goal as a math teacher is to help children get interested in learning mathematics, help them to build up mathematics thinking skills from childhood, and lay a solid foundation for their future mathematics study.

Ms. Ghada holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She helped undergraduate students at Las Positas College since 2013.  Ms. Ghada has taught 1st to 12th grade curriculum covering the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) at different institutes since 2016.  Her main goal is to make kids enjoy learning Math, and ultimately, help them excel the material. She is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who likes to convey her knowledge to all children.  Ms. Ghada has one son who has graduated from UC Davis as an electrical and computer engineer. She is an extremely affable, outgoing type of person who likes travelling, dancing, and shopping.

Ms. Cindy is a teacher candidate at San Jose State University for her Master of Arts in Education. She has enjoyed many different classroom settings. For two years, she volunteered in classrooms and as a substitute teacher. She likes to travel and has been to Japan, Hong Kong, Chicago, Hawaii, Florida, and many other places. She is also a foodie and loves trying out various types of cuisine.