Having completed the Math Circles program himself, Mario has a unique perspective on the program which allows him to communicate with and teach his students effectively. He has been involved with Math Potentials in nearly every aspect, first as a student of the program to a teacher, administrator, and now the Programs Director. Mario has a background in the field of mining engineering, which has granted him a strong math foundation.

Nayeon has completed her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and is currently completing her master’s in Secondary Math Education at Simon Fraser University. She is a full-time math teacher working in the Surrey School District. Nayeon is interested in exploring various math curricula to better assist students’ learning. Outside of teaching, Nayeon likes to travel and try out different cuisines.

Sachiko believes that math is as beautiful as music. However, to cultivate the ability to appreciate the beauty of math we need to learn the subject. She hopes that her classroom is filled with the joy of learning math. She takes on different roles as a math teacher, such as a TOC in private schools, a private tutor, a facilitator in workshops, and a classroom teacher. Sachiko has also earned her MMT (Master of Mathematics Teaching) from the University of Waterloo.

Pawel graduated from Warsaw University with Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics. After graduation, he worked in a prestigious high school in Warsaw for four years teaching mathematics and computer science. When he moved to Canada he obtained his BEd Degree at the University of Calgary in 1995 and then a Masters Degree from Simon Fraser University in 2004 with a specialty in high school math education. This lead him to teach high school math in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. Pawel now lives in Vancouver with his family. He loves playing logical games such as Chess, GO and Bridge; he enjoys classical music, especially the piano; and he loves to take advantage of the outdoors, including weekly hikes, skiing adventures, swimming sessions and bike rides.

Mike’s background is in electrical engineering, and he has worked at the university level as an instructor and in student affairs. Mike is currently working towards his teaching certificate to fulfill his childhood dream of teaching math at the secondary school level. In his spare time, he volunteers as community basketball coach in south Surrey.

Marcel Sincraian has been working with numbers whole his life as an Engineer, Accountant, Math and Physics teacher. While an Engineer, he got his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. He participated in European engineering research projects in soil dynamics. He published papers in international Engineering Journals and international Conferences. He is a passionate, warm, and funny Mathematics and Physics teacher. He is always ready to share his knowledge in Math and Physics. Because of his teaching passion, he decided to help the students with a few math books. From Introduction to Calculus to pure Calculus. He is continually writing new Math and Physics books hoping to help students with other parts of Mathematics and Physics. His hobbies are, reading, traveling, camping.

msincraian@mathpotentials.comIulia completed her degree in Mathematics in Romania where she taught for several years before moving to Canada in 2008. She grew up observing her mother teaching and discovered her passion for mathematics when her elementary school teacher encouraged her to develop her talent and trained her for the Math Olympiads. Upon moving to Canada, she completed her degree in the field of education and earned a B.Ed. degree at SFU, and continued to work in her chosen career as a mathematics teacher. Iulia is currently teaching a wide range of grades, including elementary and high school students, in whom she seeks to inspire the love of learning mathematics. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time in nature, traveling and exploring new places.

Hee jin has a degree in Mathematics from UBC and has completed her UBC B.Ed. Program. She is currently working towards her Master of Mathematics for Teachers from the University of Waterloo. She works as a teacher within the Coquitlam School District and is a private tutor. She would like to reinvent the image of a Mathematics classroom through the use of innovative teaching methodologies and varied assessment. Her goal is to encourage students to take an active and engaging role in their learning by facilitating opportunities for inquiry, collaboration and reflection. Outside of teaching, she loves camping and travelling around the world.