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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: 


Salman Shoaib, Executive Director


Salman believes that everyone can be good at maths, much in the same way that all of us can speak at least one language really well. Having studied and taught maths at university level, he realised quite early that there are proven tools, techniques and methods that make the subject easier and more fun - the key is to teach in a way the student understands and thrives, using the right materials. That's why he became interested in Mathnasium's approach, with a rigorous focus on assessment, customised learning programs and making mathematics more fun and intuitive.

He holds a BA degree from Brown University (magna cum laude) and an MPhil degree from the University of Cambridge. He has lived in Singapore for the past 12 years with children who have attended United World College (Dover Campus). His son is now at Yale University, USA majoring in Mathematics, and he has a daughter who is also at Yale majoring in English Literature. 


Shafik Farouk, Instructor


Shafik has been teaching mathematics for the past 5 years in education centres and an international school, at primary and secondary levels. He is a founding instructor at Mathnasium Forum where he has taught for the past year, hence is well versed in Mathnasium's curriculum and methods. He has always had a love for mathematics and enjoys coming up with different methods to solve various mathematics questions. He is a strong believer in the value of good instruction in building maths skills. That is why he was intrigued by Mathnasium’s teaching methods, which improve students’ confidence by providing them with a customised learning plan catered to their needs, using specific skills and concepts to solve math in a way that is fun and understandable.

Shafik graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s Degree. He always strives to do his best and hopes to inspire the same drive and motivation in his students. During his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, and also enjoys playing sports. He believes that having a strong support at home as well as keeping healthy creates greater motivation to do well in work and school.