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Our Story

What Sets Us Apart

We started Brainster Math to solve parents' frustrations with existing afterschool math offerings in the market.

Some of the concerns we have heard are as follows:

  • "These programs are too expensive": Math learning programs like Kumon, Mathnasium, Thinkster, etc. charge over $150 per month. We offer an affordable alternative mail the worksheets to your home every month. We are providing a world class math curriculum at a reasonable price.

  • "These programs are not customized": Before your child joins our program, we will give them a diagnostic test to assess his/her appropriate level. On an ongoing basis, we have weekly zoom classes and end of level tests to check your child's progress and tailor material to suit their academic needs.

  • "Online math apps don't keep my kids engaged": We have tried multiple online math programs for our children in the past but none of them have worked. One of the reasons for this is that we didn't want to give our children one more reason to have a device in their hands. Also, our children found it difficult to solve math problems that required more than a few steps online.

  • "My child can do math at a high level but cannot apply concepts to real life or in word problems": Each of our math levels have hundreds of word problems ranging from simple applications to the ones that can build future math Olympians.

  • "I cannot take my child to the math center every week": We mail our worksheets to your home. We also offer weekly zoom classes. We want to help you spend more time with your kids by saving you the hours that you spend driving your kids to and from physical math centers.

  • "My child is falling behind in math because of COVID and remote learning": The amount of time children are spending on math has reduced over the last 2 years. This has created large achievement gaps between children whose parents can afford  expensive tutoring and children whose parents cannot. We want to change that. 

Math Tutor

Sudha Mantha

CEO

Sudha has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters degree in IT from Manipal University in India. She has been active in the non-profit sector and raised funds for social and cultural causes. She regularly volunteers at her kids' school and is an active member of the school council.

Sudha is passionate about creating engaging math curriculum for school children.

Milad Mokhtari

Senior Content Developer

Milad is a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His principal area of research is time-domain breast cancer detection. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tehran in Iran. Throughout his academic studies, he has always been interested in mathematics and tutoring other students through teaching assistantship, which is why he joined Brainster Math.

At Brainster Math, he is the Senior Curriculum Developer and is responsible for creating engaging and interesting math problems for our students. Outside of his work and studies, Milad enjoys reading classic novels and playing video games.

Sindhura Ujjina

Digital Marketer

Sindhura is a social media enthusiast and a creative who loves to create content and build insights from the ground up. She has developed many Instagram business pages from scratch with her unique brand of storytelling through videos and images. Her interest in social media content creation started in the year 2020. She has an undergraduate degree in Information Technology and has worked for 7 years at Tata Consultancy Services as an IT Analyst prior to starting her career as a social media content creator. 

In her free time she loves to learn the latest technologies that can help in idea generation and content creation. She is very fond of her family and loves spending time and making memories with her daughter.

Ramesh Mantha

Advisor

Ramesh has worked for over 20 years as a derivatives trader and fund manager at BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs in Singapore, Paris and New York. In this capacity, he has advised some of the largest pension funds, insurance companies and asset manager. He also launched a private equity fund in partnership with a family office in Louisville. 

He has an undergraduate degree in engineering from IIT- Madras and a Masters degree in finance. He has volunteered as a Mathcounts coach for middle school children for a number of years. He is passionate about STEM education and applying  AI technologies to solve interesting problems.

Jyothi Vedantham

Curriculum Advisor

Jyothi is a passionate educational professional with more than 10 years of experience in teaching Mathematics at various grade levels. She is currently working as a high school Mathematics teacher in San Antonio, Texas. She is also a competitive math coach at her school. She has a Masters degree in Mathematics from Central University, Hyderabad  and a  Bachelors degree in Education.

As a curriculum advisor at Brainster Math, Jyothi will be responsible for developing math course content and instructional techniques adapted to individual student needs.

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