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Mathnasium Aims at Making Math Fun

The Campbell tutoring center was recently recognized by a local television station.

Teaching surrounded Kobad Bugwadia throughout his life.

His mother, Gool Bugwadia was a teacher in Bombay, India. She ran her own nursery school there while Bugwadia's father, Aspi worked as an engineer.

"Now I do both," Bugwadia says with a smile.

Bugwadia followed his mother's example early on and began tutoring other students at his high school and when he came to the states, he student taught at Rutgers University.

"Math is fascinating," he says. "It's not as difficult or complicated as we think."

Bugwadia went to Rutgers University where he received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering. He worked in the engineering industry for 12 years before starting his business in Campbell and holds two U.S. patents and one European patent in engineering.

now serves more than 115 students that come from all over the area, including Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Los Altos and even Santa Cruz. The students come to Mathnasium twice a week, for an hour at a time.

Bugwadia chose his current location at the Campbell Plaza Shopping Center because it put him between the two main communities his tutoring center serves: Campbell and Los Gatos. The ample parking lot (a comfortable 600 spots) and the visibility cemented his decision to open his doors in 2009.

Mathnasium Campbell-Los Gatos is part of a larger franchise, which began seven years ago.

What sets it apart from other similar tutoring centers is two things: its focus on math and its customizable teaching techniques, Bugwadia says.

Mathnasium Campbell-Los Gatos was once again nominated for a Best of the Bay award. Check out the coverage from Jan. 29 here.

Gool Bugwadia February 02, 2012 at 05:01 AM
From: "Kashmera Buhariwalla" <cashmera99@gmail.com>View contact detailsTo: "GOOL BUGWADIA" <gbugwadia@yahoo.com> Hi Gool Aunty, Thumbs up for Kobad and the team :) Great going. Here's wishing him All the best in the future. -Kash-San Jose cashmera99@gmail.com
Gool Bugwadia February 06, 2012 at 07:34 PM
From: "fcgioia@comcast.net" <fcgioia@comcast.net>View contact detailsTo: "GOOL BUGWADIA" <gbugwadia@yahoo.com>Hi Gool, Hi Gool! I was compelled to forward this on to my teacher daughters and granddaughter. The passion with which Kobad speaks is impressive. Thank you for sharing this with me. Hugs, Carol
Sudhir Pradhan February 07, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Hi, We are very proud of yr doing to improve the educational field in USA. The success of all members of yr family is remarkable. Will share this to all our friends and relations to help them follow the path of Kobad. I had a chance to work with Aspi before and we all knew that he is the man who will come out with flying colors one day and now his family has proved it. Best of Luck to Kobad.- Sudhir Pradhan and family.
Gool Bugwadia February 09, 2012 at 10:09 PM
From: "Nancy Browne" <tresspoet@hotmail.com> View contact detailsTo: "Gool Bugwadia" <gbugwadia@yahoo.com> Dearest Gool, Wow, how wonderful!!!! You must be so very proud of Kobad! The thing that impressed me, and choked me up the most was his reference to you and Aspi.... how truly beautiful that was Gool. :)) Thank you so much for sharing this with me, and of course, I wish him all the goodness that can come his way. A very sincere and intelligent man; and extremely bright in knowing and realizing and acknowledging his beautiful parents. Love, Nancy
Mayra Flores de Marcotte February 10, 2012 at 04:02 AM
I am so glad to see all the comments left here for Kobad. After talking with him, his passion for what he does really is what shone through. Very glad to have had a chance to meet and chat with him, and then share his story with others.

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