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Candace Shaw, founder & mathematician

Candace Shaw is the founder of Why Hate Math, a tutoring company teaching students to think analytically, logically, and creatively through math. Candace has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Spelman College and a master's in business administration from Georgia State University. As the lead tutor at Why Hate Math, Candace uses mindful math techniques to unlock students' potential and reduce math anxiety.


Candace has experience as an entrepreneur, business analyst and systems architect and works to connect mathematical principles to all areas of life. In addition to running her tutoring company, Candace serves as a mathematics consultant to public schools in the New York City region.

Christelle Boadu,
mathematician/lead tutor

Christelle Boadu has a Bachelors Degree in mathematics from St. Joseph College with a minor in criminal justice and mental health. Christelle also has a Masters Degree in Math Secondary Education. Christelle challenges students to think intellectually to thoroughly understand math problems.

Christelle has over three years math teaching experience and serves as a content specialist at a charter school in Brooklyn, New York.

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Temitopae Leshi, tutor

Temitopae Leshi has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information System and currently works as an operating systems programmer and analyst. Her goal is to nurture and encourage young minds to be interested in STEM by building a solid foundation in mathematics such that they become critical thinkers and problem solvers. 

Meleisha Ranger, tutor

 Meleisha recently graduated from the University of Albany with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a minor in psychology. Math has always been her favorite subject. She hopes to make math easier for students to understand so that their love for math may grow.


Yvie Molingou, tutor

Yvie Molingou graduated from Stony Brook University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. She has worked as a tutor for over 5 years and is passionate about helping kids find a love for learning.  Her goal is not only to help kids succeed and excel but to show that STEM can be even more interesting than it is challenging. .

Faberley Lochard, operations manager


Faberley Lochard has a Bachelors degree in psychology from SUNY Albany with a minor in sociology and neuroscience. She has joined the team to help manage the growing business.

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