Jude and his brother Kisi teamed up to create this fantastic site. They are two in a family of four reputable teachers , beginning with Dad.
Jude Mphoweh Nzembayie is the brain behind this site: www.math4children.com.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Yaoundé with an M.Phil in Environmental Resource Management. So good was his thesis research that the university offered him the job of lecturer in the same department. He also holds diplomas from the Dutch ITC in Geographic Information Systems and Energy for Sustainable Development from Lund University.
The idea to build this site came one day when he watched with pain how his elder sister tried to teach her two kids math. Jude noticed how painful the lesson was, both for the teacher and kids. He then wondered how many parents and teachers were struggling with the same problem of teaching math to children. Being a very hands-on person, he set about crafting exercises to help his sister teach the little kids. He drew inspiration from his elder brother Kisito whose kid’s website is saving teachers and parents’ lives across the globe.
Though bugged down by his lecturer job at the university he often found time to create exercises to help his sister teach the kids math.
With the remarkable progress made by his little nephews using materials he created, Jude teamed up with his brother Kisito to start www.math4children.com , with the same goal of helping parents and teachers with the daunting task of teaching math to kids.
Kisito Futonge Nzembayie or simply Kisi is an ESL/EFL language teacher. He currently teaches in the South of China and is the author of www.english-4kids.com , a website which draws over 200,000 visitors each month. Kisi decided to use his experience on the web to help his brother Jude build this math website. The only problem Kisi has is that his brother Jude never stops working and keeps bombarding him with new resources to upload to the site. To Kisi, the quality of the exercises are simply stunning. Jude has more graphic designing skills than Kisi and this accounts for the high quality worksheets on the site and the fun games and quizzes. At home, Jude was always the better one in Math. Kisi often did well in language and art subjects but struggled with Math. Now, helping to build this site, he reflects on his own difficulties and wished he had such materials to help him learn as a kid.
Jude and Kisi both come from a teaching family. Their parents were both teachers and passed on this passion for teaching to the boys. Another brother Roger teaches English and French.