2021-2022 Winter – Competitive Math Courses

Winter is the golden time to develop students’ math skills and to prepare for the American Mathematics Competitions!

Only undertake what you can do in an excellence fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

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Competitive Math Program — Winter Schedule

Class Day/Time Grade
Online Intensive AMC 10/12/ARML Prep Winter Session (Algebra)
11 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 22 Hours
11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6
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6-12
Online Intensive AMC 8/Mathcounts Prep Winter Session (Comprehensive Problem-Solving) 
8 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 16 Hours
11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/26, 1/8, 1/15
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4-8
Online Intensive AIME Prep Winter Session I
6 Classes (EASTERN Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm),  Total: 12 Hours 
11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26Winter Session Ii
6 Classes (EASTERN Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm),  Total: 12 Hours 
1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6
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6-12
Online Mental Math (Special Winter Session) Special Winter Session
6 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 12 Hours
12/23, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31
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We record all of our lessons as a big bonus so that our students can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

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Featured Math Instructors

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

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Our Students

In 2021, we had 91 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students was among the 17 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Evan L. and Suraj O. and one of our students was among the 27 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Xinchen L. Read more at: 91 Students Qualified for the 2021 AIME and 3 Students Received Perfect Scores on the 2021 AMC 10/12

In 2021, we had 6 students qualified for the USAMO and 6 students for the USAJMO. Read more at: 2021 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Six Students Qualified for the USAMO and Six Students for the USAJMO

In 2021, we had 8 students who got into the MathCounts state-level top 10. Yunyi L. won 9th Place in the 2021 MathCounts National Competition!

In 2020, we had 79 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 5 of our students were among the top 57 worldwide winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 49 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 25 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 79 out of our 81 students (97.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2020 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Five Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 students qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges, Caltech, and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more:

Contact Information:

Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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2021 AMC 10B/12B (Fall Contest) Problems and Answers

The 2021 AMC 10B/12B (Fall Contest) will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. We posted the 2021 AMC 10A (Fall Contest) Problems and Answers, and 2021 AMC 12A (Fall Contest) Problems and Answers at 8:00 a.m. on November 17, 2021Your attention would be very much appreciated.

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More details can be found at:

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2021 AMC 10A/12A (Fall Contest) Problems and Answers

The 2021 AMC 10A/12A (Fall Contest) will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. We posted the 2021 AMC 10A (Fall Contest) Problems and Answers, and 2021 AMC 12A (Fall Contest) Problems and Answers at 8:00 a.m. on November 11, 2021. Your attention would be very much appreciated.

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Online Intensive AMC 10/12/ARML Prep (for 7th to 12th Graders) Winter Weekend Course (Algebra) Starting Nov. 21

It’s time to prepare for the 2022 AMC contests!  “Chance favors only the prepared mind.” Success is doing ordinary things EXTRAordinarily well!

Purpose: To prepare for the AMC 10/12A — Wednesday, November 9, 2022 and AMC 10/12B — Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

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Course Outline

Winter Session (Algebra)
11 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 22 Hours
11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register and pay.

Tuition (including all materials)
New Student: $880  Buy Now Button
Returning Student: $860  Buy Now Button

You are very welcome to sign up for our online course which offers a quick, efficient way for students to interact with teachers over long distance. We use Google Meet to video chat and easily connect with students to teach them our tricks and shortcuts to getting an amazing score on their contests, as well as offer them our guidance and support. Students can ask questions face-to-face, and can complete problems with the supervision of our teachers/coaches. Click HERE to see detailed instruction.

A commitment to the whole course can maximize the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.

  • This is a live class, not a pre-recorded one. Instructors will ask students questions, and students can also ask questions during the class or email their questions to instructors after class.
  • We record all of our lessons as a big bonus so that our students can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.
  • We will help students gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills different from those in the school classes, motivation, and perseverance for reaching their full potential.
  • We will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve competitive math problems, especially those hard problems on the AMC 10/12 and easy problems on the AIME, as well as test-taking tactics.
  • The emphasis of this class will be on systematic, comprehensive, and in-depth problem-solving in algebra, which is extremely common in competitive math, but is not included in school curriculum.
  • We will utilize a highly effective teaching model as described in the article: Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model.

Instructors:

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-406-3402
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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Specific Goal: 

To earn a score of 120 or more out of 150 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10), or a score of 100 or more out of 150 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12), and then qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), which is used to determine qualification for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). See for more details: Optimal Strategies to Solve Hard AMC Problems

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

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Although the last round of this year’s AMC 10/12 will be coming at a close on February 10, 2021, we must prepare in advance for the 2022 AMC 10/12 contests. As the great scientist Louis Pasteur said, “Chance favors only the prepared mind.” Those who strive to prepare early, and work hard are the ones who achieve the best results. The AMC is a complex math competition that requires dedication and focus. Therefore, the earlier our students start preparing, the better their scores will be.
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Who should take this class: 

This class is very appropriate for 7th-12th grade students who are hoping to qualify for the AIME.

Benefits:

  • 11 tutorial handouts (>500 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 500 new problems similar to AMC 10/12 level from the licensed AMC Database.
  • 2 FREE mock tests that are intended to mimic an actual math competition exam, each of which has 25 questions similar to AMC 10/12 level taken from the licensed AMC Database. These simulated tests help students assess their level of preparation for the Math Competitions. After attempting the test, students get answers, explanations, and a detailed score report and wise performance summary.
  • FREE registration for the AMC 10/12A — Wednesday, November 9, 2022 and AMC 10/12B — Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Please see: The AMC 10/12 Online Contests on November 10, 2021, and November 16, 2021

Weekly Homework:

At least 3 hours per week. Problem sets include all problems from 82 past real AMC 10/12 test booklets, and 500 brand new problems having similar difficulty and style as the real AMC 10/12 problems, extracted from the licensed AMC Database.

The focus will on the final 15 problems on the AMC 10/12, and the first 5 problems on the AIME, as well as those hard problems on the ARML. Note that some hard problems on the recent AMC 10 and 12 are exactly the same as previous ARML Problems.

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Each week, we will carefully review and check 2 students’ homework, and correct any mistakes. The next week, we will check another 2 students’ homework, and this will continue on a rotational basis until all students have had their homework checked at least once and the cycle will start again. Based on the work of the 2 students that week, we will provide the those 2 students with individualized proposal and support.

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Class Outline:
In the final sprint of AMC 10/12 preparation, we will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve AMC problems as well as test-taking tactics. The emphasis of this class will be on systematic, comprehensive, in-depth problem-solving in algebra, which is very common in competitive math. We will also help students develop quick problem solving strategies and effective time management skills.

Class Date Topic
1 9/6, Sun Arithmetic Ratios
2 9/13, Sun Exponentials and Radicals
3 9/20, Sun Algebraic Manipulations
4 9/27, Sun Quadratic Functions and Vieta’s Formulas
5 10/4 Sun Polynomials and their Zeros
6 10/11, Sun Newly-Defined Functions and Operations
7 10/18, Sun Algebraic and Geometric Properties of Functions
8 10/25, Sun Symmetric Functions, AM-GM Inequality, and Cauchy–Schwarz Inequality
9 11/1, Sun Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series
10 11/8, Sun Recursive Sequences and Telescoping Series
11 11/15, Sun Binomial and Multinomial Theorems, and Algebraic Methods in Counting and Probability

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Small-sized Class Teaching Model: 

We utilize the highly effective small-sized class teaching model. Smaller classes lead to pupils receiving more individual attention from teachers, and having more active interactions with them. We focus on every individual, not the whole class. Students will thrive from the smaller class sizes that allow them to reach their full potential. Particularly, students can benefit tremendously from high-frequent individualized student-teacher interactions leading to establishment of a stronger foundation for lifelong learning.

Our main purpose is to help our students gain deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are so valuable to success in any career. We are big believers in the FUNDAMENTALS! Our students will receive the LIFELONG BENEFITS from learning math.

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Regardless of his/her math level, each student will have the opportunity to learn math in a fun, friendly, cooperative, supportive learning environment. The most important thing is to have fun.

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Our Students

In 2021, we had 91 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students was among the 17 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Evan L. and Suraj O. and one of our students was among the 27 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Xinchen L. Read more at: 91 Students Qualified for the 2021 AIME and 3 Students Received Perfect Scores on the 2021 AMC 10/12

In 2021, we had 6 students qualified for the USAMO and 6 students for the USAJMO. Read more at: 2021 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Six Students Qualified for the USAMO and Six Students for the USAJMO

In 2021, we had 8 students who got into the MathCounts state-level top 10. Yunyi L. won 9th Place in the 2021 MathCounts National Competition!

In 2020, we had 79 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 5 of our students were among the top 57 worldwide winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 49 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 25 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 79 out of our 81 students (97.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2020 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Five Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME! Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 Students Qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W. and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA’American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national and math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more at::

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Online Intensive AIME Prep Winter Weekend Course Starting Nov. 21

Winter is the BEST time to develop students’ math skills and prepare for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination!

  • 2021 JMO/AMO/MOP: 6 JMO qualifiers. 6 AMO qualifiers. 3 students made the MOP.

Winter Session I
6 Classes (EASTERN Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm),  Total: 12 Hours 
11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26

Winter Session II
6 Classes (EASTERN Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm),  Total: 12 Hours 
1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6

Course Outline
Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register and pay.

  • This is a live class, not a pre-recorded one. Instructors will ask students questions, and students can also ask questions during the class or email their questions to instructors after class.
  • We record all of our lessons as a big bonus so that our students can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.
Tuition (including all materials)
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commitment to the whole course can maximize the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.

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This program has been carefully designed for the students with a busy daytime schedule for internships or other activities. These students usually have higher expectation for their American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) scores. While enriching their resume through exciting internship experience, honing the test skill for AIME becomes even more critical.

AMC-General

The AIME is used to determine qualification for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

You are very welcome to sign up for our online course which offers a quick, efficient way for students to interact with teachers over long distance. We use the Google Meet to video chat and easily connect with students to teach them our tricks and shortcuts to getting an amazing score on their contests, as well as offer them our guidance and support. Students can ask questions face-to-face, and can complete problems with the supervision of our teachers/coaches. Click HERE to see detailed instruction.

Instructors:

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

Purpose: To prepare for AIME I (Tuesday, February 8, 2022) and AIME II (Wednesday, February 16, 2022)AIME-Logo

  • Improve student scores by working on both fundamental theorems and ideas
  • Develop and foster creative problem solving strategies
  • Make the USA(J)MO!!!

For Whom?
This AIME course is aimed at those students with AMC 10/12 scores of 100+ to students who have scored around 4 on the AIME.

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What?
This class will focus mostly on building strong basics in the five main pillars of Combinatorics, Number Theory, Geometry, Algebra, and Probability. The goal is for students to obtain the mental agility required to tackle these complex problems and hopefully get them within and past range of qualification for the USAMO and USAJMO, or around 9 problems.

How?
Focus on basic concepts and essential knowledge before moving on developing the skills and intuition to find and pursue good lines of attack for complex problems.

Class Outline:
This class focuses on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve AIME problems as well as test-taking tactics.

Session I

Class Date Topic
1 11/21, Sun Plane Geometry: Triangle Geometry, Circle Geometry,
2 11/28, Sun Analytical Geometry and Geometry of Complex Numbers
3 12/5, Sun Spatial Geometry: Rectangular Boxes, Cylinders, Cones, Spheres, Tetrahedra, and Pyramids
4 12/12, Sun Number Theory: Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, Greatest Common Divisor and Least Common Multiple, Modular Arithmetic, Divisibility Tests
5 12/19, Sun Euler’s Totient Function and Chinese Reminder Theorem
6 12/26, Sun Diophantine Equations, Systems of Diophantine Equations, Quadratic Diophantine and Pell Equations, Special Factoring Trick –– Completing the Rectangle

Session II (Continuation of Session I)

7 1/2, Sun Logarithmic and Trigonometric Functions: Putting Logarithmic, Exponential,  and Trigonometric Functions Together
8 1/9, Sun Complex Numbers and Polynomials: The Algebra of Complex Numbers, Polynomials with Complex Roots
9 1/16, Sun Using the Advanced Algebra Toolkit to Solve the AIME Problems
10 1/23, Sun The Art and Craft for Solving AIME Counting and Combinatorics Problems
11 1/30, Sun Advanced Topics in Combinatorics
12 2/6, Sun Tricks and Shortcuts for Solving AIME Probability Problems

Benefits:

  • 12 tutorial handouts (>480 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 500 new problems at the AIME level from the licensed AMC Database
  • 2 FREE mock tests that are intended to mimic an actual math competition exam, each of which has 15 questions similar to the AIME level taken from the licensed AMC Database. These simulated tests help students assess their level of preparation for the Math Competitions. After attempting the test, students get answers, explanations, and a detailed score report and wise performance summary.

Homework: At least 2 hour of homework per class. Students are expected to complete all of the previous AIME contests in the past 10 years, which is over 60 hours of practice. Our instructors are open to questions on any previous AIMEs.
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All problems from all of the previous 58 AIME contests (1983-2021) form our “big data” system. We have used data mining and predictive analytics to examine the types and the frequencies of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AIME. We will show all the “secret code” cracked from the above big data to students, and teach them to totally grasp and “control” the AIME. For all questions on the recent AIME contests, we can find their “ancestors” and “roots” from the old AIME problems. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the contest is to practice by solving old AIME problems.

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Our Students

In 2021, we had 91 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students was among the 17 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Evan L. and Suraj O. and one of our students was among the 27 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Xinchen L. Read more at: 91 Students Qualified for the 2021 AIME and 3 Students Received Perfect Scores on the 2021 AMC 10/12

In 2021, we had 6 students qualified for the USAMO and 6 students for the USAJMO. Read more at: 2021 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Six Students Qualified for the USAMO and Six Students for the USAJMO

In 2021, we had 8 students who got into the MathCounts state-level top 10. Yunyi L. won 9th Place in the 2021 MathCounts National Competition!

In 2020, we had 79 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 5 of our students were among the top 57 worldwide winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 49 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 25 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 79 out of our 81 students (97.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2020 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Five Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2019, we had 4 Students Qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national and math competitions.

We have extracted 5,000 brand new problems at the level of the AIME from the licensed AMC Database. In addition, we have also collected all AMC8/10/12 and AIME Official Solutions as shown in the article “American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) Materials.” All these materials have formed a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

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Online Intensive AMC 8/Mathcounts Prep (for 4th to 8th Graders) Winter Weekend Course Starting Nov. 20

Winter is the BEST time to prepare for the AMC 8 and Mathcounts!

The period of time between 4th-8th grade is most critical to the development of students’ mathematical fascinations, interests, and skills!

Winter  Session (Comprehensive Problem-Solving)
8 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 16 Hours
11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/26, 1/8, 1/15

Course Outline

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register and pay.

Tuition (including all materials)

New Students: $560 Buy Now Button

Returning Students: $550 Buy Now Button

Click HERE to see payment and refund policy.

You are very welcome to sign up for our online course which offers a quick, efficient way for students to interact with teachers over long distance. We use the Google Meet to video chat and easily connect with students to teach them our tricks and shortcuts to getting an amazing score on their contests, as well as offer them our guidance and support. Students can ask questions face-to-face, and can complete problems with the supervision of our teachers/coaches. Click HERE to see detailed instruction.

commitment to the whole course can maximize the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.

  • This is a live class, not a pre-recorded one. Instructors will ask students questions, and students can also ask questions during the class or email their questions to instructors after class.
  • We record all of our lessons so that our students can watch them after class for review and self-study.
  • We will help students gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills different from those in the school classes, motivation, and perseverance for reaching their full potential.
  • We will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve competitive math problems as well as test-taking tactics.
  • The emphasis of this class will be on comprehensive problem-solvingParticularly, we will help students use mental math for accurately and quickly solving contest questions in their heads. 
  • We will utilize a highly effective teaching model as described in the article: Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model.

Instructors: Dr. Henry Wan

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Purpose: To prepare for math competitions, such as

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

Math-Competitions

Specific Goal of the 2022 AMC 8:

To become part of the top 5% of scorers on the AMC 8, and then receive National Honor Roll Certificates.

Specific Goal of the 2021 AMC 10:

To earn a score of 90 or more out of 150 on the AMC 10, and then receive National Achievement Honor Roll Certificates.

Specific Goal of the MathCounts:

To become one of the top winners in the individual competition at the chapter level and then advance to the state competition.

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

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Click here to read more!

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Description:
Our curriculum focuses on advancing the mathematical skills of 5th-8th graders to prepare them for math competitions, such as AMC 8, AMC 10, Mathcounts, Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS), Math Kangaroo, and Math League. A variety of contest questions, including all past official AMC 8 problems,the first 15 problems on each old AMC 10 tests, and MathCounts Competition problems at the school, chapter, state, and national level, are used to teach students strategies to solve problems and help students prepare for the competitions. These problems stimulate their interest and enthusiasm for critical thinking and problem solving, broaden their mathematical intuition, and develop their brainpower. The topics taught in this class are not covered in regular school math classes, allowing our students to stay one step ahead.

Benefits:

Grade Levels: Grades 4-8

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Class Outline:

This class focuses on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve competitive math problems as well as test-taking tactics. The emphasis of this class will be on comprehensively problem-solving, which is the most important to competitive math. In particular, we will help students use mental math for accurately and quickly solving contest questions in their heads. 

Class

Date

Topic

1

11/20, Sat

Arithmetic Ratio and Proportional Reasoning

2

11/27, Sat

Equations and Algebraic Methods

3

12/4, Sat

Sequences and Patterns

4

11/11, Sat

Number Theory

5

11/18, Sat

Counting and Combinatorics

6

12/26, Mon

Probability, Statistics, and Data Analysis

7

1/8, Sat

Plane Geometry

8

1/15, Sat

Solid Geometry

We reserve the right to adjust the teaching content and pace according to the actual performance of students.

Homework:

The focus will be on the final 15 problems on the AMC 8, and the first 15 problems on the AMC 10, as well as those Those medium and hard-level difficulty questions on the MathCounts. We will provide students with 500 brand new problems, extracted from the licensed AMC Database, having similar difficulty and style as the hard real AMC 8 problems.

On average, at least 6 hours per week, as described in the article: Homework assignments are a fundamental part of our courses. Click HERE to see a typical homework sample we developed. Each week, we will carefully review and check 3 students’ homework, and correct any mistakes. The next week, we will check another 3 students’ homework, and this will continue on a rotational basis until all students have had their homework checked at least once and the cycle will start again. Based on the work of the 3 students that week, we will provide the those 3 students with individualized proposal and support. More details can be found in the article: Homework Correction is very Important — We Give an Extensive Correction of the Incorrect Answers of All Homework.

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We have to face the simple truth that to do well on these grueling contests, we will need to practice. Just like it is for sports and music, the key to success is repetition and practice. We strongly believe in effort and the malleability of intelligence. Intelligence can be enhanced through effort. People can develop impressive levels of expertise through hard work and practice. Effort and persistence are the keys to success. Hard work always pays off: practice makes perfect!

All problems from past AMC 8 exams (1985-2020),  AMC 10 exams (2000-2021), and MathCounts (1990–2021) form our “big data” system. Based on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning, we devised a data mining and predictive analytics tool for math problem similarity searching. Using this powerful tool, we examined the types, styles, frequencies, characteristics, and traits of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC, and MathCounts. We always completely show all the “secret code” cracked from the above big data to our students, and teach them to totally grasp and “control” the AMC and MathCounts. For all questions on the recent AMC/MathCounts contests, we can find their “ancestors” and “roots” from the old AMC/MathCounts problems. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the contest is to practice by solving old AMC/MathCounts problems.

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Main Purpose:

Our main purpose is to help our students gain deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are so valuable to success in any career. We are big believers in the FUNDAMENTALS! Our students will receive the LIFELONG BENEFITS from learning math.

Regardless of his/her math level, each student will have the opportunity to learn math in a fun, friendly, cooperative, supportive learning environment. The most important thing is to have fun.

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Our Students

In 2021, we had 91 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students was among the 17 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Evan L. and Suraj O. and one of our students was among the 27 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Xinchen L. Read more at: 91 Students Qualified for the 2021 AIME and 3 Students Received Perfect Scores on the 2021 AMC 10/12

In 2021, we had 6 students qualified for the USAMO and 6 students for the USAJMO. Read more at: 2021 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Six Students Qualified for the USAMO and Six Students for the USAJMO

In 2021, we had 8 students who got into the MathCounts state-level top 10. Yunyi L. won 9th Place in the 2021 MathCounts National Competition!

In 2020, we had 79 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 5 of our students were among the top 57 worldwide winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 49 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 25 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 79 out of our 81 students (97.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2020 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Five Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 Students Qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W. and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA’American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national and math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

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Online Mental Math (Special Winter Session) Starting December 23

The period of time between 4th-8th grade is most critical to the development of students’ mathematical fascinations, interests, and skills!

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Description:

Too often, math is taught as a set of rigid rules, leaving little room for creative thinking. But as you will learn from this course, there are often several ways to solve the same problem. Large problems can be broken down into smaller, more manageable components. We look for special features to make our problems easier to solve. These strike me as being valuable life lessons that we can use in approaching all kinds of problems, mathematical and otherwise.

Based on many years of teaching experience, that rapid math is a valuable skill that anyone can learn. And like any worthwhile skill, it takes practice and dedication if you wish to become an expert. But to achieve these results efficiently, it is important that you practice the right way.

We will share all of our secrets for doing math in your head, quickly and easily. You will learn to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible. After a little practice, you will dramatically improve your memory for numbers. You will learn feats of mind that will impress your friends, classmates, and teachers. But you will also learn to view math as an activity that can actually be fun.

Two Typical Mental Math Problems

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6 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 12 Hours
12/23, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31 (Mock Exam/Review)

Course Outline

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register and pay.

Tuition (including all materials)

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You are very welcome to sign up for our online course which offers a quick, efficient way for students to interact with teachers over long distance. We use the Google Meet to video chat and easily connect with students to teach them our tricks and shortcuts to getting an amazing score on their contests, as well as offer them our guidance and support. Students can ask questions face-to-face, and can complete problems with the supervision of our teachers/coaches. Click HERE to see detailed instruction.

commitment to the whole course can maximize the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.

  • This is a live class, not a pre-recorded one. Instructors will ask students questions, and students can also ask questions during the class or email their questions to instructors after class.
  • We record all of our lessons so that our students can watch them after class for review and self-study.
  • We will help students gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills different from those in the school classes, motivation, and perseverance for reaching their full potential.
  • The emphasis of this class will be on comprehensive problem-solving in mental mathParticularly, we will help students use mental math for accurately and quickly solving math questions in their heads. 
  • We will utilize a highly effective teaching model as described in the article: Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model.

Instructors: Dr. Henry Wan

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Purpose: To prepare for math competitions, such as

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

Grade Levels: Grades 4-10

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Class Outline:

This class focuses on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve competitive math problems as well as test-taking tactics. The emphasis of this class will be on comprehensively problem-solving in mental math, which is the most important to competitive math. In particular, we will help students use mental math for accurately and quickly solving contest questions in their heads. 

We reserve the right to adjust the teaching content and pace according to the actual performance of students .

Class Date Topic
1 12/22, Sat Two Important Tricks for Special Multiplication
2 12/23, Sat

Quick Tricks for Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

3 12/28, Sat

Using Difference of Squares to Mentally Square Numbers and Multiply Numbers

4 12/29, Sat

Quick Tricks for Pythagorean Triples

5 12/30, Sat

Quick Tricks for Perfect Squares, Exponents, and Powers

6 12/31, Sat Quick Tricks for Rationalizing the Denominator and Simplifying Radicals

Two Typical Mental Math Problems:

  • Find the prime factorization of 2021 within few seconds.
  • Find the square of 135 within few seconds.

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On average, at least 2 hours per week, as described in the article: Homework assignments are a fundamental part of our courses. Click HERE to see a typical homework sample we developed. Each week, we will carefully review and check 3 students’ homework, and correct any mistakes. The next week, we will check another 3 students’ homework, and this will continue on a rotational basis until all students have had their homework checked at least once and the cycle will start again. Based on the work of the 3 students that week, we will provide the those 3 students with individualized proposal and support. More details can be found in the article: Homework Correction is very Important — We Give an Extensive Correction of the Incorrect Answers of All Homework.do-math

We have to face the simple truth that to do well on these grueling contests, we will need to practice. Just like it is for sports and music, the key to success is repetition and practice. We strongly believe in effort and the malleability of intelligence. Intelligence can be enhanced through effort. People can develop impressive levels of expertise through hard work and practice. Effort and persistence are the keys to success. Hard work always pays off: practice makes perfect!

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Main Purpose:

Our main purpose is to help our students gain deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are so valuable to success in any career. We are big believers in the FUNDAMENTALS! Our students will receive the LIFELONG BENEFITS from learning math.

Regardless of his/her math level, each student will have the opportunity to learn math in a fun, friendly, cooperative, supportive learning environment. The most important thing is to have fun.

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Our Students

In 2021, we had 91 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students was among the 17 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Evan L. and Suraj O. and one of our students was among the 27 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Xinchen L. Read more at: 91 Students Qualified for the 2021 AIME and 3 Students Received Perfect Scores on the 2021 AMC 10/12

In 2021, we had 6 students qualified for the USAMO and 6 students for the USAJMO. Read more at: 2021 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Six Students Qualified for the USAMO and Six Students for the USAJMO

In 2021, we had 8 students who got into the MathCounts state-level top 10. Yunyi L. won 9th Place in the 2021 MathCounts National Competition!

In 2020, we had 79 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 5 of our students were among the top 57 worldwide winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 49 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 25 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 79 out of our 81 students (97.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2020 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Five Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 Students Qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W. and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA’American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national and math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

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2021 Fall – Competitive Math Courses

Fall is the BEST time to develop students’ math skills and to prepare for the American Mathematics Competitions!

Only undertake what you can do in an excellence fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

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Competitive Math Program — Fall 2021 Schedule

Class Day/Time Grade
Online AMC 10 (Beginner Level) Fall Weekend Course Course Fall Session (Comprehensive Problem-Solving) — Total: 20 Hours
10 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm)
9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
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Online AMC 10/12 Prep (Advanced Level) Fall Weekend Course Session I (Comprehensive Problem-Solving) — Total: 12.5 Hours
5 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm)
9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10
Session II (Comprehensive Problem-Solving) — Total: 12.5 Hours
5 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm)
10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14
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Online Intensive AMC 8/Mathcounts Prep Fall Weekend Course Session I (Systematic Problem-Solving) — Total: 20 Hours
10 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm)
9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Session II (Mental Math) — Total: 12 Hours
6 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm)
11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25
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Online Mental Math Fall Weekend Course 6 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 12 Hours
11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25
View Course Outline
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We record all of our lessons as a big bonus so that our students can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

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would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

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Featured Math Instructors

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

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Our Students

In 2021, we had 91 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students was among the 17 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Evan L. and Suraj O. and one of our students was among the 27 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Xinchen L. Read more at: 91 Students Qualified for the 2021 AIME and 3 Students Received Perfect Scores on the 2021 AMC 10/12

In 2021, we had 6 students qualified for the USAMO and 6 students for the USAJMO. Read more at: 2021 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Six Students Qualified for the USAMO and Six Students for the USAJMO

In 2021, we had 8 students who got into the MathCounts state-level top 10. Yunyi L. won 9th Place in the 2021 MathCounts National Competition!

In 2020, we had 79 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 5 of our students were among the top 57 worldwide winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 49 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 25 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 79 out of our 81 students (97.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2020 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Five Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 students qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more:

Contact Information:

Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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The Online AMC 8 Contest at the Ivy League Center on January 18, 2022

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We will offer the online AMC 8 contest to OUR students.  The Ivy League Education Center is registered as a test center for the 2022 (Online) AMC 8 contest. Students registering to the AMC 8 through our center can take the contest at home with an adult proctoring who can be a parent.

The 2022 Online AMCRegistration will open on November 2, 2021!

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Time: 6:00pm — 7:00pm

You can find all previous official AMC 8 problems and answers, for your child’s practice, at:

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Tel: 240-406-3402
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The AMC 8 is a fun mathematics competition, aimed primarily at middle school students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Highly motivated 4th and 5th grade students are encouraged to participate as well. Last year the AMC 8 contest involved over 150,000 students worldwide.

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With these contests, there are awards in each school for the student with the highest score, certificates for high-scoring students in each school, and state-wide awards. The AMC 8 contest can lead to other more selective math contests, even all the way to the United States of America team sent to the International Mathematical Olympiad, the premier international high school level mathematical problem solving contest. But the real rewards come from challenging each student with mathematics that is new, different, and “outside of the box.” The problems on the contest are difficult, but designed to be within the reach of students. Even so, if your son or daughter managed to solve only one or two problems, this should be an encouragement to learn more, because these problems are meant to be more challenging than students routinely encounter in their mathematics courses.

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Mathematics is increasingly important in our technological and scientific age. Taking enough mathematics in school is the gateway to jobs and careers of all kinds, even those that are not explicitly mathematical, scientific or technological. We hope that by offering these contests, we can challenge and inspire students to want to learn more mathematics. We hope that your son or daughter enjoys the contests and will continue to take mathematics courses in middle school, high school and beyond.

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2021 Summer – Competitive Math Courses

Summer is the BEST time to develop students’ math skills and to prepare for the American Mathematics Competitions!

Only undertake what you can do in an excellence fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

  • 2020 AMC 8: 5 students got a perfect score. 49 students got the DHR. 25 students got the HR.
  • 2021 Mathcounts: 8 students got into the state-level top 10. Yunyi L. won 9th Place in the 2021 National Competition!
  • 2021 AMC/AIME: 91 AIME qualifiers. 3 students received perfect scores on the AMC 10/12.
  • 2021 JMO/AMO/MOP: 6 JMO qualifiers. 6 AMO qualifiers. 3 students made the MOP.

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Competitive Math Program — Summer 2021 Schedule

Class Day/Time Grade
Online AMC 10/12 Prep Summer Weekend Course Session I — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm)
6/19, 6/20, 6/26, 6/27, 7/3, 7/4, 7/10
Session II — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm)
7/11, 7/17, 7/18, 7/24, 7/25, 7/31, 8/1
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Online AMC 8/Mathcounts Prep Summer Course Session I — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm)
6/19, 6/20, 6/26, 6/27, 7/3, 7/4, 7/10
Session II — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm)
7/11, 7/17, 7/18, 7/24, 7/25, 7/31, 8/1
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Online AMC 12/AIME Precalculus Summer Weekend Course 5 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm), Total: 15 Hours
8/7, 8/8, 8/14, 8/15, 8/21 (Mock Exam/Review)
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Online Intensive AIME Prep Summer Course 10 Classes (Eastern Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm), Total: 20 Hours
6/21, 6/23, 6/25, 6/28, 6/30 (Midterm Mock Test/Review)
7/2, 7/6, 7/8, 7/12, 7/14 (Final Mock Test/Review)
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We record all of our lessons as a big bonus so that our students can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

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Featured Math Instructors

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

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Our Students

In 2021, we had 91 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students was among the 17 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Evan L. and Suraj O. and one of our students was among the 27 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Xinchen L. Read more at: 91 Students Qualified for the 2021 AIME and 3 Students Received Perfect Scores on the 2021 AMC 10/12

In 2021, we had 6 students qualified for the USAMO and 6 students for the USAJMO. Read more at: 2021 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Six Students Qualified for the USAMO and Six Students for the USAJMO

In 2021, we had 8 students who got into the MathCounts state-level top 10. Yunyi L. won 9th Place in the 2021 MathCounts National Competition!

In 2020, we had 79 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 5 of our students were among the top 57 worldwide winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 49 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 25 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 79 out of our 81 students (97.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2020 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Five Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 students qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more:

Contact Information:

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Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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The 2020 AMC 10/12 Contests Recycle Three Previous AIME Problems

The AMC 10/12 contests are getting harder. This year, the 2020 AMC 10/12 contests recycled three problems from previous AIME contests, which proves that higher level problems are showing up on lower level exams

These three problems from previous AIME contests are shown below:

  • The 2020 AMC 10A Problem 19 is the exact same as the 2016 AIME I Problem 3.
  • The 2020 AMC 12A Problem 24 is the exact same as the 2012 AIME I Problem 13.
  • The 2020 AMC 10B Problem 21 (also known as Problem 18 on the 2020 AMC 12B) is the exact same as the 2015 AIME I Problem 7.

Because we discussed the detailed solutions for these three problems from past AIME contests in our AMC 10/12 prep class, our students were able to successfully answer these exact same problems on the 2020 AMC 10/12 contests. This greatly improved their overall score to qualify for the AIME.

Because the AMC 10/12 problems are getting harder, we must practice not only previous AMC 10/12 problems but also easy or medium difficulty level problems from previous AIME to do well on the AIME.1136217959-c032701ebba946fc4a01ff9a1aa9f3cd

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

Featured Math Instructors

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

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Our Students

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 students qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more:

Contact Information:

Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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20 Sets of AMC 12 Mock Test with Detailed Solutions

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Click HERE to see a typical AMC 12 Mock Test Sample.

Click HERE to see the detailed solution of the AMC 12 Mock Test Sample.

We collected all problems all problems from past AMC 12 exams (2000-2017) and AHSME (1950–1999) to form our “big data” system. The AHSME (American High School Mathematics Examination) was the former name of the AMC 12, before 2000. Based on  artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning, we devised a data mining and predictive analytics tool for math problem similarity searching. Using this powerful tool, we examined the types, styles, frequencies, characteristics, and traits of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC 12.

According to the “secret code” cracked from the above big data, we developed 20 sets of AMC 12 mock test that are intended to mimic the actual AMC 12 exam, each of which with 25 brand new questions all calibrated to be at the same difficulty level and style as the real AMC 12.  These simulated tests are extremely helpful to assess student’s level of preparation for the AMC 12 Contest. For each of the 20 mock tests, we also devised detailed solutions to all 25 problems.  All these mock tests and their detailed solutions have formed a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

Make time to take the mock test.

Taking a mock test is one of the best ways to maximize the benefit of learning all the ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques used in order to grasp math and get a high score on the AMC 12 and the other math contests!

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20 Sets of AMC 10 Mock Test with Detailed Solutions

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Click HERE to see a typical AMC 10 Mock Test Sample

Click HERE to see the detailed solution of the AMC 10 Mock Test Sample.

We collected all problems from past AMC 10 exams (2000-2017), which form our “big data” system. Based on  artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning, we devised a data mining and predictive analytics tool for math problem similarity searching. Using this powerful tool, we examined the types, styles,  and frequencies of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC 10.

According to the “secret code” cracked from the above big data, we developed 20 sets of AMC 10 mock test that are intended to mimic the actual AMC 10 exam, each of which with 25 brand new questions all calibrated to be at the same difficulty level and style as the real AMC 10.  These simulated tests are extremely helpful to assess student’s level of preparation for the AMC 10 Contest. For each of the 20 mock tests, we also devised detailed solutions to all 25 problems.  All these mock tests and their detailed solutions have formed a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

Make time to take the mock test.

Taking a mock test is one of the best ways to maximize the benefit of learning all the ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques used in order to grasp math and get a high score on the AMC 10 and the other math contests!

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20 Sets of AMC 8 Mock Test with Detailed Solutions

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We collected all problems from past AMC 8 exams (1999-2020) and AJHSME (1985–1998), which form our “big data” system. The AJHSME (American Junior High School Mathematics Examination) was the former name of the AMC 8, before 1999. We used data mining and predictive analytics to examine the types, styles,  and frequencies of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC 8.

Based on the “secret code” cracked from the above big data, we developed 20 sets of AMC 8 mock test that are intended to mimic the actual AMC 8 exam, each of which with 25 brand new questions all calibrated to be at the same difficulty level and style as the real AMC 8.  These simulated tests are extremely helpful to assess student’s level of preparation for the AMC 8 Contest. For each of the 20 mock tests, we also devised detailed solutions to all 25 problems.  All these mock tests and their detailed solutions have formed a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

Make time to take the mock test.

It’s one of the best ways to maximize the benefit of learning, from these mock tests, all the ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques used in order to grasp math and get a high score on the AMC 8 and the other math contests!

Click HERE to see a typical AMC 8 Mock Test Sample.

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AMC 8 Problems and Answers

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AMC 10 Problems and Answers

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2000-2015 35 Sets of Previous Official AMC 10 Tests with Answer Keys (PDF files)

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AMC 12 Problems and Answers

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2000-2015 35 Sets of Previous Official AMC 12 Tests with Answer Keys (PDF files)

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AIME Problems and Answers

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台灣人為何要讀懂中國(朱高正)

前「立法委員」朱高正不幸於10月22日過世。這篇文章是他去年寫就,交給本報發表,如今已成為遺作。他的原題是「正視中國─從李君如〈如何讀懂中國〉談起」,對於台灣為何要重新認識中國有詳細的論證。此文堪稱他近年對兩岸政治觀察的代表作。
文章來源:《中時新聞網》

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由原中共中央黨校副校長李君如先生所寫的《如何讀懂中國》,是罕見的坦率而全面深入探討外界對中國大陸誤解的一篇雄文。

冷戰思維 台灣人不懂中國

很多人對當今的中國大陸的評價,就是「一黨專政」。一言以蔽之,以一黨專政來批評中共獨裁、專制,也就成為外界對中共的刻板印象。但是中國大陸經過改革開放40多年來所取得的非凡成就震撼全球。1978年中國大陸的人均所得才78美元,而現在已經突破1萬美元,增長超過100倍。而在這40年裡頭,國家的經濟總量增長了40倍,也就由原來的3000億美元增長到12萬億美元;對外貿易總額也從200億美元增長到41000億美元,成長200倍以上。而從2009年汽車的銷售量成為全球第一,2010年發電總量全球第一,2011年工業產值全球第一,從2012年外貿總額也躍居全球第一。因此,中國大陸現在已經穩穩坐上世界第二大經濟體的寶座,在可預見的五到八年內,中國大陸即將超越美國成為世界第一大經濟體。

我們回顧一下,從1978年年底中共召開十一屆三中全會,實施改革開放以來,使中國大陸從一窮二白到翻天覆地的變化,這就讓人不得不重新思考,如果是靠一黨專政,只靠共產黨的獨裁、專制,怎麼能夠取得這麼樣輝煌的成就?而改革開放四十多年來的成就,顯然離不開中共現有政治體制的支撐。因此李君如這篇《如何讀懂中國》,從國家法學(Staatsrechslehre)的層面來看,是一篇值得細讀、精讀的佳作,也是對中共政治體制的有理、有節而有說服力的辯護。他本來是針對部分美國政界或人民,受到冷戰思維的影響,習慣性地把對蘇聯共產黨的理解,直接套在中國共產黨頭上。

其實,中國共產黨從成立一開始,就堅持走自主獨立的道路,不僅在國共合作方面堅持自主獨立,在跟共產國際以及蘇聯共產黨交涉的過程中也堅持自主獨立的原則,主張「馬克思主義中國化」才能在中國大陸打出一片江山。因此這篇宏文,對於中國大陸政治體制的理解有所破,也有所立。所破的,就是在破除外界的誤解、誤讀中國;所立的,是跟大家介紹新的政黨型態和新的無縫隙、沒有民主休眠期的「全過程民主」。對於外界所普遍認為選舉民主,還加上一個「協商民主」。在這篇有破、有立的雄文當中,替中國大陸政治體制為改革開放保駕護航,提供深具說服力的論證。

其實,不僅是美國人不懂中國而已,連台灣同胞也不太懂中國大陸。因為在冷戰思維的影響下,自1949年台灣在政治、軍事上依賴美國,在經濟、企業上依賴日本,這是由戰後的格局所定。因此不僅美國有部分人士對中國有很深的誤解,日本的右翼人士以及在台灣長期接受反共教育培養起來的台灣同胞,也都對大陸的政治體制有很深的成見、偏見、誤解與誤讀。筆者早年留學德國,除了專研康德哲學以外,國家法學也是筆者的研究重點之一,其中包括研習《波恩基本法》,即聯邦德國憲法,政黨法、選舉法以及國會議事規則,對於德國戰後的民主化有一定的了解,對德國憲政的理論和實踐也有相當程度的參與。

因此本文所涉及到的政黨制度、民主制度,剛好跟筆者所學都有密切的關係。再次,筆者當年所寫的博士論文題目就是《康德的人權與公民權學說》,這篇博士論文後來被世界權威哲學雜誌《康德研究》譽為當代研究康德法權哲學四部必備著作之一。而筆者的博士論文,其實就是筆者日後在台灣從事民主改革運動的藍本和理論基礎。爾後親自主導打破國民黨的黨禁政策,創建了民主進步黨。後來由於堅決反對台獨,另行籌組中華社會民主黨,而中華社會民主黨的黨綱,卻也給1990年以後的中共發展,提供了借鑒的藍圖,包括「生態的社會市場經濟體制」,以及「社會主義法治國家」與「重建中國文化主體意識」。

在這篇宏文裡頭,最後講到中國人的價值觀,其實就涉及到傳統文化在完成中國全方位現代化過程當中的重要角色。因此對於台灣同胞來講,要補修「中共黨史」的課程,由於長期浸淫在反共教育之中,養成很片面解讀中國與中國共產黨的習慣。今天我們要實事求是,如何為兩岸謀求和平統一,以及在振興中華民族的道路上兩岸如何偕手共進,這個問題非常值得大家深思。所以今天不僅希望美國人讀懂中國,台灣同胞更是有迫切的需要,了解在祖國大陸所發生的一切。

雙十協議破局 引爆國共內戰

要了解中國大陸的政黨制度,就得先釐清現代政黨制度的起源。眾所周知,現代的政黨制度起源於16世紀末英國的光榮革命,當時由於地方的諸侯貴族大地主受不了絕對專制王權需索無度的徵稅、徵兵,苦不堪言,因此團結起來向國王施壓,因此就形成了支持國王的托銳黨和與國王對抗的惠格黨。托銳黨就是後來保守黨的前身,而惠格黨後來更進一步與新興的資產階級結合,而成為自由黨的前身。就像法國大革命的理論家席耶斯在《什麼是第三等級?》裡面提到的,所謂第三等級是指新興的資產階級,也就是工商資本家。第一等級是指教會的僧侶階級,第二等級是指貴族、大地主階級,第三等級則是剛剛踏上歷史舞台的新興資產階級。

而工黨則要等到19世紀末社會主義勞工運動風起雲湧之後,才在進入20世紀時,由於選舉法的修改,英國才有工黨的出現。其實,工黨就代表第四等級。因此馬克思批評西方的政黨制度是資產階級民主制,這是符合現實的描述。因為有了英國的最早的托銳跟惠格,以至到最後的保守黨跟自由黨,最後演變成今天的自由黨跟工黨,形成兩黨政治的格局。而法國則由于大革命而形成多黨派的形式,但基本上還是分成左翼和右翼。所以你如果要以現代政黨是兩黨制或多黨制,來理解中國共產黨的政黨制度,因為歷史背景完全不同,中國所面臨的、所要解決的問題也不同。

我們姑且來看看,二戰以後德國人最自豪的就是他們的政黨制度,1976年他們制定了世界第一部的政黨法,把政黨予以法制化唯一的國家就是德國。德國的政黨政治跟它的民主憲政的實踐是互為表裡的。德國的民主政治實踐離不開政黨制度。但是我們來看看,德國人在政黨法裡面就規定政黨的主要責任是建構國民總意志(Volkswillensbildung),這個總意志(Volkswille)是最早由法國的思想家盧梭提出來的,也就代表被統治人民的「公共意志」,不是個別的意志,而是集體的意志。但是政黨(party)這個字的起源,在拉丁文叫(pars),就是部分的意思,而部分又要代表總體,這本身就有矛盾。中國大陸的政黨制度,事實上是透過政治協商,在共產黨領導下的多黨合作,互相監督,參政議政。用政治協商來彌補政黨不能成為國民總意志的缺憾。

在中國共產黨發展的過程中的一個重要轉捩點,就是1946年的「雙十協定」裡頭要召開政治協商會議。在蔣、毛會談之後,決定要召開政治協商會議。它的原始構想就是由國民黨、共產黨各派出9位代表,各民主黨派9位,然後有代表性的無黨籍人士9位。後來因為青年黨堅持要占5席,結果由共產黨提議總額增加2席,從36席變成38席,而共產黨主動讓出2席給青年黨,要求國民黨讓出1席給青年黨,大家就按照這樣來召開全國政治協商會議,商討戰後如何和平建國。後來因為國民黨內部極右派的反對,雙十協議煙消雲散,造成國共內戰。

內戰之後,共產黨還是照常舉行政治協商會議,這時包括中國國民黨、中國青年黨、中國民主社會黨,還有部分無黨籍代表,逃到台灣,沒能參加全國政治協商會議的建國大典。但是政治協商會議卻從此就一直保留下來,成為補充全國人民代表大會的重要政策諮詢機構。參加政協的這些民主黨派包括中國國民黨革命委員會、中國民主同盟、中國民主建國會、中國民主促進會、中國農工民主黨、中國致公黨、九三學社以及台灣民主自治同盟這八個黨派。改革開放以後,再加上一個工商聯,來充實政治協商會議的代表性。因此中共的政黨制度離不開現代政黨制度的起源,但是它補強了資本資產階級政黨制度的缺失,堅持人民民主,所以就出現了這麼「一黨領導,多黨合作」的政黨制度,也就是一黨執政,多黨參政、議政的政治體制,這是一種新型態的政黨制度,這個跟一黨專政完全扯不上關係。

民進黨變色 走向台獨反中

西方國家的政黨制度,尤其在2008年世界金融危機以後陷入困境,而與政黨制度相表裡的代議民主政治體制則荒腔走板,從特朗普當選美國總統、英國脫歐公投、西班牙嘉泰隆尼亞的獨立公投,以至義大利五星運動黨紛紛出現。連德國「兩大一小」的政黨格局,也在2017年9月的國會選舉徹底破滅,變成「兩不大、四不小」的政黨格局。事實上,在二戰以後制定聯邦憲法時,德國花了很多的精力,試圖在憲政設計上,制止納粹出現前那種小黨林立的政黨亂象,現在又浮現出來了。而今德國的極右派政黨聲勢如日中天,看樣子默克爾也無能為力,尤其在德東地區極右翼政黨已經成為第一大黨,不是基民黨或社民黨所能抗衡。因此由於西方國家的政黨體制淪入政黨之間的惡鬥,就像台灣一樣,也是流入藍、綠之間的惡鬥,因此政府變得沒辦法做中、長期的政策規畫,淪於短視近利,提出的政見很難實現,政見後來成為忽悠選民的口號而已。

政黨本來就是為了建構國民總意志,因此今天中國共產黨為了要實現建構國民總意志,它就必須要從嚴治黨,由上而下以開明專制來推行社會主義法治國家,依法治黨。中國共產黨的政治制度強調,政黨間不是鬥爭而是合作,就像毛澤東和鄧小平對政協所提出來的十六字要求:「長期共存,互相監督,肝膽相照,榮辱與共」。所謂長期共存,不是你死我活;互相監督,不是搞臭對方;肝膽相照,不是爾虞我詐;榮辱與共,不是我榮你枯。也就是大家共榮共存的這種政治協商會議,就成為中國新型政黨制度的重要內涵,也是補充少數服從多數的缺憾。讓少數意見也能夠在政治協商會議裡面充分體現出來,而在國家政策施行當中,能夠真正體現出國民總意志。

反觀台灣,一般民眾對目前的非藍即綠的政黨對抗深惡痛絕。其實這個「黨」字拆開來就是「尚黑」為黨,尚黑就是最黑的就是黨。台灣的黨,不要說為國家、為人民謀福利,其實都是在藉著黨來追逐個人的利益。把追逐個人利益,凌駕在國家、人民之上,這是我們不得不正視的。為什麼共產黨聲勢一天比一天高,人民對政府的信任度都在85%以上,而在台灣大家對政黨的滿意度都在40%以下。兩岸的政黨制度,台灣只知道汲取西方政治制度的糟粕,沒有進行任何必要的改革;而中共的政黨制度則吸收西方政黨制度的精華,而且還補強其不足,這是我們今天應該要清醒認識到的。

本文一開始就以中、蘇共對待末代皇帝與沙皇的大不同,說明中國共產黨與蘇聯共產黨基本上的分歧。大家都知道沙皇全家遭到很殘酷的肉體消滅,而中共對於末代皇帝,只要求他們不再搞破壞的活動,就把他們改造成自食其力的新人,這叫做「革命的人道主義」。從這一點上講,中國共產黨跟蘇聯共產黨,就有很大的不同。其實中國共產黨與中國國民黨都是誕生在中國這塊大地上,只不過中國國民黨要追溯到1894年甲午戰爭,孫中山創建興中會;而共產黨則要在一次大戰以後,由於巴黎和會中國遭到不公平對待而引起五四愛國運動,中國共產黨其實就是五四愛國運動的產物。

不論是中國國民黨還是中國共產黨,都擔負著中華民族救亡圖存的重責大任,但因為兩者所選擇的道路不同,而造成後來的國共內戰,以至於中國國民黨撤守台灣,而中國共產黨則在1949年成為大陸新政權的主人翁。至於民主進步黨,則是誕生在寶島台灣,它也背負著清朝割讓台灣給日本後的抗日民族運動,然後國民黨撤守台灣後,實施白色恐怖,也就從這種黨外民主運動當中慢慢成長起來。經歷1979年美麗島事件之後,由於積極參與中央和地方選舉,終於在1986年組成民主進步黨。其實民進黨是一個地方性的政黨,它是以反對國民黨一黨專制獨裁而起家的。但很不幸,後來民進黨漸漸走向台獨、反中的道路,也為兩岸的和平統一抹上一層陰影。

國民黨分裂 共產黨改造

其實從宏觀的格局來看,國民黨一直不斷的分裂,民進黨則從反對黨走向執政黨,從民主化的訴求變成台獨的訴求,全都走偏了。反觀中國共產黨,從1978年十一屆三中全會以後全面撥亂反正,標榜以「為中國人民謀幸福,為中華民族謀復興」作為共產黨的初心使命。看來這三個黨雖然都是歷史的產物,由於走向不同的道路,也可以看得出他們的未來。國民黨在台灣民主化之後,歷經主流、非主流鬥爭,非主流鬥爭失敗,造成新國民黨連線出走,成為新黨;李登輝與宋楚瑜翻臉,造成國民黨第二次的出走,宋楚瑜另組親民黨。以至於今天由於反中已經在台灣成為一股重要的潮流,媒體對大陸的報導,正面的報導雖然也有,但是只報一次,負面新聞的報導則是鋪天蓋地,一再反覆地播放,這就造成了一曝十寒的效果。讓台灣同胞對大陸的印象,無視於改革開放以後所取得的成就,仍停留在落伍、破舊的形象。

其實中國共產黨明年就滿一百年,它還是充滿朝氣活力,這在世界政黨當中實在罕見。而且在1949年取得政權之後,經過70多年把中國從一窮二白的窘境,建設成為世界第二大經濟體,這更是傲視全球。這都應該要歸功於共產黨堅持實事求是、群眾路線與獨立自主的立場、觀點和方法,這也是為什麼中國共產黨在柏林圍牆倒塌之後,包括蘇聯、東歐共產國家應聲倒地,而中國共產黨夥同朝鮮、越南,這三個共產政權沒有垮台,這當然裡面涉及到越南、朝鮮跟中國一樣都深受儒家文明的影響。所以如果要拿對蘇聯共產黨的理解來認識中國共產黨,根本風馬牛不相及,產生誤解那是必然的。要了解中國共產黨,你就要了解中共的政治體制,也就是中國的政黨制度、民主制度和人權思想。

長期以來,中國大陸被西方國家批評最多的,就是因為一黨專政所引起的關於民主、人權不受到尊重與保障。從歐盟的組織就可以看出,歐、美國家對市場經濟體制的看法。要申請加入歐盟有三個條件,首先是要尊重、保障基本人權,其次是要實施代議民主政治,第三個則是要實施自由市場經濟體制。一般來講,認為自由市場經濟體制就是建立在代議民主體制和基本人權的尊重上面。然而過去改革開放四十多年來,大陸在經濟發展上取得的輝煌成就,剛好跟他們所設想的背道而馳。如果中國對基本人權的尊重和保障不夠,是因為中國沒有實施代議民主政治,照理來講,經濟發展應該沒辦法取得成功。這裡面就涉及到,到底是什麼樣的民主的問題。我們前面已經講過,近代的政黨和民主制度都跟新興資產階級的崛起分不開,而代議民主政治體制就帶有濃厚的資產階級民主制的印記。社會主義勞工運動的崛起,就是針對資產階級民主制的反動,要求人民民主專政。

現在我們探討的是,什麼樣的民主?西方一般都把競爭性選舉當成是民主制度不可或缺的內容。所謂競爭性的選舉,包括政黨之間的競爭以及在公開選舉當中候選人之間的競爭。但我們發現這些競爭到最後都淪於意氣之爭,互挖瘡疤,連十八代祖宗全部都挖出來。這種揭人隱私的風氣,對整個政治氛圍造成很不利的影響。講到選舉又離不開政黨,這個政黨除了建構國民總意志的責任外,也負責提名、推薦各種公職候選人的人選。現在台灣黑道從政漂白,已經成為一個普遍的現象。地方民意代表60%以上都有黑道的背景,這就知道台灣的民主政治跟政黨體制已經出現了很嚴重的問題。為了改革民主的選舉體制,德國在戰後推出了兩票制,一票投給個人,一票投給政黨,這個兩票制現今已經廣為歐盟國家採行,而日本和台埆也部分採用了德國的兩票制。但是不管怎麼說,這個都還停留在所謂競爭性選舉,贏者全拿的局面。

所以大陸就透過政治協商讓無黨派但有代表性的民主人士,能夠發揮民主監督、參政議政的作用。也就是說在中國大陸除了選舉民主以外,還加上一個協商民主,這就是「中國特色的民主政治」。選舉民主指的是國家和地方領導人必須在人民代表大會中,由人民代表民主選舉產生。而人民代表則必須由選民經由直接選舉或間接選舉的方式產生;協商民主指的是執政黨政府對基層民眾自治組織,在做決策前必須經過一定的程序進行民主協商,充分聽取人民群眾的意見。也就是說,不是只有選舉期間人民是國家的主人,在投票之後也不會進入「民主休眠期」。在選民投票後,還要透過各個不同的協商民主制度,讓選民來參與決策,這是新創的「全過程民主」。

解決實質人權 強化經濟建設

事實上,代議民主政治體制在2008年世界金融危機後,由於排外、反移民的極右風潮,再加上互連網時代對貧富差距拉大不滿的極左風潮,兩股力量匯整在民粹主義的旗幟下,代議民主政治就顯得蒼白無力。這從現在歐美所謂的先進國家所碰到的困境,可以充分證明這一點。而台灣同胞對目前台灣的民主制度也只能搖頭,莫可奈何,看不到任何改進的苗頭。至於人權的問題,其實我們先要分清楚,形式人權和實質人權的差別,所謂形式人權就是指傳統資本主義民主制的人權清單,比如:言論自由、講學自由、出版自由、集會結社自由…種種的自由權,這是形式的人權,這代表新興資產階級在向封建貴族階級奪權過程中的主要訴求。

另外一個更重要的是實質人權,也就是生存權、發展權。在貧窮落後的國家,如何讓老百姓吃飽穿暖,毋寧是更重要的問題。這種實質人權尤其在中國這100多年來一窮二白的境地,今天能夠讓大家脫貧,這是歷史的進步。再者因為中國百年來的積弱,而使得沒有國家主權的保護,就沒有各類人權的保障,因此集體人權在一定程度上,也就是國家主權常常會超過對個人人權的保障之上,這也是可以理解的。因此中國的人權問題,是先從爭取國家主權獨立自主,然後才能慢慢落實的。

在1949年中國人民政治協商會議,制定了《人民政治協商會議共同綱領》,在這裡面確立的人民當家作主的新中國,實現了中國人權的大解放,因而制定了符合時代要求的婚姻法、工會法、土地改革法、勞動保險條例等等,從制度上保證了人權的實現。而改革開放以後,整個國家發展的重心從「階級鬥爭為綱」,轉到「以經濟建設為中心」。在這裡面,人權就得到更多的尊重和保障,也就是以經濟建設為中心,來實現和保障人權,這就實現了中國歷史上第二次的人權大解放。

還記得冷戰期間,要進入東德有一本禁書是不能帶的,那就是《聯邦德國公民的權利與義務》。而在上個世紀末,筆者親眼看到中共為了推行社會主義法治國家拼命印書,而且還鼓勵民可以告官,這又是一種開明專制由上而下的體現。大陸雖然常常發生一些人權問題,但基本上在不斷改進、完善之中。至於台灣的人權問題,從民進黨全面執政以後,藉著轉型正義的美名,對國民黨進行清算鬥爭,簡直是進入另外一種台式的文化大革命。為了去中獨台,無所不用其極。現在甚至連主張和平統一的權利,都受到《反滲透法》起訴的威脅。也就是台灣執政當局,對反台獨的不寬容,已經成為普遍的政治正確的標準,這是對人權最大的傷害。

當年筆者以無比的勇氣打破國民黨的黨禁政策,創建華人地區的第一個反對黨「民主進步黨」。它的初衷是要打破國民黨一黨專政,希望能夠廢止《動員戡亂時期臨時條款》、解除戒嚴令,恢復人民在現代正常國家所應該享有的基本人權,實施民主憲政。但事與願違,在民進黨成立之後,由於本土意識被操弄,成為獨台、反中,以至於民主化走上歧途。實質上,就變成新進掌權的民進黨濫用國家權力,清算過去的執政黨,其實兩者都是一丘之貉,這對於族群的和諧、國家社會的進步,非但沒有幫助,而且造成了毀滅性的後果。這也就是現在台灣一般民眾,對於現有的政黨體制和代議民主體制的不滿,至於各式各樣的新興政治黨派此起彼落,也代表著對現有政局的擔憂。

西方人講主義 中國人講仁道

反觀大陸採用協商民主來補充選舉民主,雖然沒有像一般西方國家那麼激烈的國會政策辯論,但是共產黨卻能夠發揮「一黨領導,多黨合作」的精神,穩步推進國家各方面的建設,尤其擅長做中、長期的規畫,使中國現在已經穩穩坐上世界第二大經濟體的寶座,可預見的三、五年內即將超過美國,成為世界第一大經濟體。大陸與台灣的反差不可謂不大,這都是值得我們細加深思的,而不是以共產黨「一黨專政」四個字就可以輕易解釋。我們分析政治,就要實事求是,要以人民為中心,對人民有益就採用,對人民不利就不採用。

最後本文強調美國人不懂中國的關鍵,就是不了解中國人的價值觀,在本文裡頭提出了「和」與「天下一家」的理念,已經觸碰到中國價值觀的核心。筆者過去四、五十年來,一直在反覆思索的一個問題就是,為什麼人類歷史上存在過的26個文明,就唯獨中華文明能夠死而復生,為何唯獨中華文明可以不斷的擴大、不斷的創新。經由中西文化的比較,我將中華傳統文化歸結成三個要素,那就是「仁」、「中」、「家」。只有充分認識到「仁」、「中」、「家」是中西文化在價值觀的基本差異,才能如實地讀懂中國。

首先來談「仁」,中國跟西方最大不同,近代西方是以個人主義為中心而發展起來的,因為強調個性的解放,結果就造成強者壓迫弱者的結果,以至造成19世紀社會主義運動的勃興。中國向來不講個人主義,這個「仁」強調「二人為仁」,兩個人才叫做仁。在中國傳統文化裡面,為學的目的就是要學怎麼做人。怎麼做人就是怎麼樣處理好最重要的五種人際關係,那就是孟子所說的,要「父子有親,君臣有義,夫婦有別,長幼有序,朋友有信」,只要把這五種最重要的人際關係,也就是五倫,處理好,那就可以處理好所有的人與人的關係。所以就像本文提到的中國人一開始就側重在集體主義,他並不是忽略個性的集體主義,而是以「家」為共同的關照點,以家為核心往外推,就「不獨親其親,不獨子其子」。要由親己之親到親己之不親,由親及疏,由近及遠,到最後以天下為一家,這是「仁」在家中的應用。

其次講這個「中」,中國人跟西方人最大的不同,就中國人不講「主義」。西方人常常講什麼「主義」(isms)。所謂「主義」那就是有所偏,才叫主義。中國人講的是中庸之道,反對偏頗。中國人講的中,接近於這個「義」,所謂「義者,宜也」。義就是適當,人世間千變萬化,不能依照一定的法則來處理,一定要適當地考量方方面面,來妥當處理。所以講這個中就是無所偏倚,不要太過也不要不及。中自然包括了和,包括了寬容。也正因為如此,中國從來都沒有宗教迫害的問題。沒有政治迫害宗教的悲劇,正因為這樣,中華民族才能夠不斷的擴大,周邊的民族才不斷地認同,加入中華民族這個大家庭。

走過屈辱歷史 中國人站起來

最後談到這個「家」,中國這個家的觀念,也跟儒家思想分不開,誠如孟子所言「堯舜之道,孝弟而已矣」。堯之所以把天下讓給舜,就是舜在孝、悌兩方面做到極致,因此也就成為孔子所最為推崇的聖王。這個家在中國可以取代西方上帝的作用。在西方處理德、福問題上,最徹底的莫過於康德哲學。康德在他的《實踐理性批判》裡頭,認為「德」與「福」理性上必然要求要相結合,也就是說好人應該得到好報,惡人應該得到惡報。但在現實生活上,好人往往就得不到好報,惡人也沒得到惡報。因此康德在《純粹理性批判》裡面被否認的上帝存在與靈魂不朽,在《實踐理性批判》讓它復活了。因為上帝是全知全能的,每個人從生下來,你做過什麼?講過什麼?想過什麼?他通通有記錄。你一輩子的言行想法總結之後,還有剩下,善大于惡,就讓你上天堂;如果有虧損,就讓你下地獄。報應還是報應在自己身上,這就是個人主義的顯現。

而在中國就不同了,看到好人沒得到好報,惡人沒得到惡報,大家就會說,是因為他祖宗留下的庇蔭,他還沒用完,或者說他前世留下來的罪愆還沒贖完,所以才會有好人沒有好報,惡人沒有惡報。換句話說,一個人的禍福不是取決於他個人而已,還取決於他的父祖輩和兒孫輩。所以每個人在世的時候,都要多行善事,為子孫在命運銀行裡面多留點存款。中國人就是以這樣的集體主義活在家中,所以中國人的家庭觀念要遠比西方人強得太多。從文化人類學的角度來看,中國的家屬稱謂是最齊全的,就像愛斯基摩人可以分辨出二十種以上不同的雪,所以他才能夠在極地生活。而中國人就在人文上能夠分辨出各種的親屬關係,這也從旁幫助中國在人類發展文明史上能有所創新,有所貢獻。

誠然,沒有共產黨就沒有新中國。自鴉片戰爭以來,中國走過屈辱的170年現代史,國內動盪不安,外患不曾中斷。1949年中共建政之後,才讓中國人民真正站起來;1978年十一屆三中全會後厲行改革開放,才讓中國人民富起來;十八大以後,在習近平中國特色社會主義思想指引下,中國人民就要強起來了!這中間雖然也走過彎路、歧路,甚至錯路,但畢竟都糾正過來啦,而且是在中共的政治體制內自糾錯誤。如今在中共領導之下,中國的發展已經走上快車道,中國即將成為全球第一大經濟體,這是任何勢力也阻擋不了的!中華民族贏得全面復興是幾代仁人志士的期盼,如今即將成為現實,這不能不歸功於中國共產黨的不忘初心、牢記使命!

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海外華人對當今時勢的觀感與心路歷程

孫昌國 (2021年8月11日)

這篇文章道出了我們這一代華人對當今時勢的觀感與心路歷程。文章有點長,但值得過目並轉貼。他寫得很深入,我亦有類似的經歷,不過他還是有點後知後覺(2019後才醒悟過來)。文中説,上帝也擋不住中國的崛起,我的看法是上帝要用中國來改變這個世界,這是上帝的旨意,誰也擋不住。
資料來源:中華社區報刋聯合新聞報

我必須坦誠,作為一名大叔輩份的南洋華人,我的大半輩子都是反共(中共)的。我們反共(中共)都幾乎反了一輩子了。我相信這是和我同輩份的人的一個集體經驗。 

我們出生於毛澤東掌權中國的時代,也是一個當時世界上所有的共產黨都惡名昭彰的時代,共產黨猶如惡魔的代名詞,是那個時代威脅着人類自由文明世界的一個災難,所有人都在唾棄共產主義。 

作為一個南洋華人,我們自小就活在反共,防共,恐共,甚至仇共的氛圍。我們是在這樣的時代環境成長。

 我們一直以來都對中共沒有好感。以我個人的經驗來說,六四發生的時候我剛好在台灣,地理位置更靠近中國,有更深刻的體驗,對當時在電視上播出的視頻畫面有更大的衝擊和震撼。六四使我們這一代人悲憤,對中共憤恨難平,使我們這些從來沒有接觸過中共甚至當時沒有到過中國的海外華人由於這樣的歷史事件而得到具體體驗並因此成為反共(中共)的「先鋒」(相對於時下的這些年輕人)。六四是我們那一代人的集體經驗和集體記憶。 

中共作為一種「壞人」的印象對我們來說已經是根深蒂固。我們這一代人對中共幾乎這一輩子都不曾有過好感而只有反感,甚至到了 80 和 90 年代我們也對大陸人沒有好感(在我們印象中大陸人素質低下),因此那時候我們不管是對中共還是大部份中國人都保持一種負面的看法。 

我年輕的時候,甚至曾經對當年國民黨因為日本的侵略而被中共反敗為勝的一舉統治中國使到中國成為共產中國而無法成為國際上民主國家的一員的歷史事實而一直耿耿於懷,惋惜不已。當時我多麼希望國民黨當年可以打敗中共而在中國立國。(現在我明白如果當年國民黨贏了,中國就完蛋了。)因為當時的國際社會,尤其是西方社會,對中國的唯一印象就是共產黨,共產主義,紅色中國,獨裁,封閉,極權國家,鐵幕國家,都是負面印象,而我身為中華民族一份子,也只有因為中共而蒙羞的份,西方人就是看不起 chinese,不管你是中國人還是海外華人。也由於中國的多年積弱,成為「東亞病夫」,所以不管是中國人還是海外華人,一直以來都有一種我們永遠比不上西方人的民族自卑感。當時的中國人有很多都是崇洋媚外的(包括現在的中國人仍然是非常崇洋的),至於我們海外華人,我們即使不媚外至少也崇洋。 

我有一個「腦死理論」,就是大部份的人其實到了30 歲就「腦死」,這是因為大部份人到了那個年紀基本上對所有事情的認知已經定型,也就是在思想和理念上的僵化,基本上你很難去改變他的思想和偏見,那已經成為一種意識形態。而我們大叔輩的南洋華人都有這種在不知不覺中形成的反共(中共)的意識形態。 

我們的頭腦僵化,但是時代在變,中共也在變,中國變得更厲害,但是這世界變得太快了,很多我們這些大叔輩就往往跟不上了。 

在我們大叔輩的成長經驗中,我們當年一律崇洋,聽西方流行歌曲,看美國好萊塢電影,唱英文歌,喝可樂,穿T 恤牛仔褲(到現在這仍然是我最喜歡的服飾),追求西方時尚,我們見證了美國成為「世界警察」,也見證了美國最輝煌的年代,我們崇拜美國,為銀幕上的Rocky 和 Rambo 這些打不死的英雄喝釆,我們是吸西方流行文化的乳汁長大的。

美國的自由民主風氣成為我們的響往,因為畢竟在亞洲國家即使有大選和投票的所謂民主制度,在自由民主這方面仍然跟西方國家有很大的差距,我們傾慕西方,在普世價值方面以西方為標準。

  事實是,在現代史中,西方的科學和文明及文化確實主宰了全世界,我們今天所過的文明社會生活,幾乎在各個方面都受到西方的影響,甚至直接繼承自西方,我們在心理上和精神上早就接受了西方優越論和西方中心論,也全面接受了西方的文化殖民,我們不僅在國土上被殖民,甚至連靈魂都被殖民了。

  而當時的中國還在從一窮二白到苦苦掙扎。

  南洋華人在國家的反共背景下迎來了台灣流行文化和香港流行文化的輸入,而紅色中國在這方面缺席。大馬是在跟中華人民共和國建立邦交之後才逐步和中國走向友誼之邦的良好國家邦交關係。

  台灣的流行歌曲和愛情片在這裡大行其道,再加上國民黨政府在國際劣勢下一方面創造了「經濟奇跡」另一方面又以自由中國的姿態向星馬華人爭取認同並進行統戰,所以大馬的統考文憑被台灣承認,使到大馬華人有很多的留台生,因此大馬華人和台灣之間一路來都保持了非常親密的關係,也為台灣的南向政策大開方便之門,甚至延續到現在的民進黨台灣政府時代,當時的台灣可說是文化殖民了大馬華人,也使到大馬華人對台灣比對中國更有認同感,當時的台灣文化界跟大馬華人文化界可說是互動交流頻繁,以台馬華人一家親來形容也不為過。

  而在當時,除了中國的羽球運動員來馬大放異彩受到大馬華人的歡呼之外其他的交流便幾乎乏善可陳。同一時間,香港的電影,電視劇和流行歌曲(還有漫畫)也在大馬華人圈風靡一時。如同台灣當時的流行文化,香港當時的流行文化也成為了當代大馬華人的集體回憶,我們對香港人和台灣人都倍感親切,也培養了我們那一代人的香港情懷和台灣情懷,這都是當下的新生代年輕人所未必能體會的。可以說,我們也曾經被台灣和香港文化殖民。

  同樣的,當時中國的流行文化仍然是缺席,我們對中國還是很陌生。我們對香港人和台灣人的認同還是遠超於中國人。
一直到中國的搖滾樂橫空出世並經過台灣唱片公司的引介和推廣而引進了大馬,我們才開始初次接觸到中國的流行文化。
這就是我們大馬華人大叔輩文化背景的一個路線圖。

  雖然大馬華人的祖先主要都是來自中國,但對土生土長的大馬華人來說,這樣的一個文化背景顯然不利於跟中國人的連接和交流,彼此之間的文化隔閡也比較大。

  再加上我們多年來也累積了對中共的不認同和不信任,這種種因素使到我們對中國和中國人都比較有距離感。當然後來中國隨著經濟的發展在各方面都有突飛猛進的發展也逐漸開始在文化上引起國際上的注意也開始輸出了流行文化,也使海外華人開始對中國和中國文化有了更多的了解。

  即便如此,我們對中國還是沒有很深入很透徹的了解。

  以我個人為例,即便我去了美國長期居留而接觸了各種各樣的中國人也對中國有了更多的了解,而在回到大馬之後,在 2014 年香港發生了所謂「雨傘革命」的示威運動時,在一開始時我也參與了大馬聲援香港的活動,後來則在這場民運開始荒腔走板時不再認同他們。

  現在回顧起來,我當時對中國對香港(包括對台灣)當地的政治狀況和社會生態還是非常缺乏了解的,以至於多年來先入為主的「中共是壞人」的刻板概念令我一廂情願的支持香港那一邊。

而我當時並沒有實際掌握到一些不為人知的事實。

  一直到特朗普上台成為美國總統跟中國展開貿易戰和科技戰時我自然站在中國這一邊,也在這個時候香港發生了以「反送中」示威開頭的叛亂暴動事件,就是這一次,美國終於露出了很大的破綻,也終於使我徹底看清了一些事情。

  這是美國繼上次在六四事件企圖搞垮中國不果之後,最傾盡全力試圖為中國製造分裂危機的一次顛覆行動,事實證明,美國一直在試圖禍害和分裂中國,從西藏,新疆到台灣和香港,都只是美國在利用這些課題企圖去搞垮中國而已,中國是一個獨栽國家還是民主國家對美國來說一點都不重要,美國搞他的歐洲盟國都從不手軟,搞他的傀儡日本也從不手軟,面對足以威脅美國全球霸主地位的中國,更是無所不用其極。(例子有俄罗斯及委内瑞拉)

  從美國策動的香港叛亂暴動事件中,我終於徹底的清醒了。

  即使中國立刻成為一個民主制度國家,美國也是要摧毀中國以保持自己世界霸主的地位。我搜集了更多的資訊,對香港的狀況有了更多的了解,也更清楚我對香港警方和中國當局的支持是完全正確的。

  從我一開始所描述的,我們這一代大叔輩的南洋華人所身處的時代背景和生活環境以及被美國西方和香港台灣文化殖民所潛移默化的這樣一種文化背景之下,會成為一個反中共甚且反中國的人是一點也不奇怪的,這就說明了為什麼會有那麼多食古不化,頭腦僵化,思想落後的大叔大娘到現在還在對中國抱有盲目的傲慢與偏見。

  即便是我,身為一名資深的反共人士,也是到了2019 年,香港黃絲以「反送中」為藉口和起點配合美國當局在香港所發動的叛亂暴動顏色革命事件中,才真正驚醒過來,才真正看清楚什麼是事實和謊言。所以我才會從資深反共人士成為真正的中國隊支持者(team China supporter)。

並不是每個人都可以頭腦很清晣的去思考問題的。

  我以前也是那種「我是反中共,不是反中國」的人,不同的是,我是反共親中,但是後來我也開始發現了問題。首先,不管我們多麼不喜歡共產黨(中共),但是到了今時今日,中共確實用它的能力和成就狠狠的刮了我們這些資深反共人士一巴掌,這是我們必須承認的,沒有中共就沒有今天的中國,所以到現在我們必須反問自己一句,我們是在反什麼?

  這就是當年六四時站出來反中共的一班香港藝人為什麼會在時移勢遷之後重新支持中共去領導和建設中國,因為這是任何頭腦正常的人都會領悟都會做的事,而不是因為他們「變節」,可悲的是一些海外華人不知道為什麼到了今時今日還在死腦筋,可能他們的頭腦一直還停留在80年代。或者是我所說的「腦死」。

  作為一個民主主義者,我們已經看穿了西方民主制度的弊病,以及美國假民主之名去摧毀其他國家的陰謀手段,我仍然相信民主自由人權這些普世價值,仍然相信這些普世價值終有一天會以某種方式更全面的實現於中國,而目前中國仍然需要繼續且穩定的讓中共領導中國走向康莊大道,這是毋庸置疑的。

  因此我們無需拘泥於中共跟我們在某些方面理念上的不合,因為這個問題在現階段是無法解決的。

  以上這些道理,是那些認為我們在為中共的獨栽背書的人所不能了解或者根本不願意去了解的,而我們顯然無法對別人的智商有所要求。

  當我能夠對中國的發展推演到一百年後,你是跟不上我的。夏蟲不可語冰。

  鄧小平救了中共,最後又終結了中共的優勢。就是這麼吊詭,箇中奧妙我暫時無法向你解釋。很多人不明白,不管是中國人或海外華人,華人永遠是華人(chinese),在西方人眼中你永遠是華人,不是你不承認就可以,除非你重新投胎沒有別的辦法,而西方人永遠會用對待華人的方式來對待華人。

  挾洋自重是沒有用的。身為華人不懂得自重也是沒有用的。因為西方人會唾棄你們,輾壓你們 ! 使你們永無超生之地 !
你以為你身為一個華人,可以助紂為虐的去幫助西方人打壓中國而獲得西方人的贊賞?

  就讓血淋淋的現實去回答你。

  來到21世紀的今天,多虧了美國總統特朗普(川普),才使我們終於真正認清了歐美西方國家是怎麼一回事,Anglo saxon 白人是怎麼一回事,也看清了他們在普世價值下一直在掩蓋的虛偽的真面目,白人集團以近兩百年的優勢發展了現代科學文明和文化,使到全世界都在他們的統領之下,在精神上殖民了所有其他的民族,同時也在掠奪,剝削,操縱了整個世界。
西方人把東方人殖民到了使東方人永遠只能仰望西方人,使東方人永遠認為所有西方的東西包括價值觀都是最偉大最正確的,使到東方人甘心永遠被西方人操控和形成一種主(西方)僕(東方)關係的程度。

人類來到了一個臨界點。

  這是一個東方和西方的對決。只有中國能夠與西方霸權抗衡,一決雌雄,一比高下,只有中國可以。

  只有中國能夠扭轉局勢,只有中國能夠改變這個世界,只有中國才能夠改變東方人的命運,只有中國才能夠扭轉百年來東方人被西方人壓着來打的劣勢而使到這個世界朝一個更正確的方向發展,走向人類共存共榮的榮景。

  只有中國可以做到。

  只有中國可以做到。

  連上帝都阻止不了中國。中國只是王者歸來,不需要任何人的同意,因為中國人不吃這一套。西方不再可以為所欲為,奴役整個世界,只有中國可以告訴西方 : not anymore。

  這就是今天我們所面對的國際形勢。而你其實沒有不選邊站的權力。當然你也可以忽視。畢竟中國才剛開始。先知先覺的人知道該選那一邊。後知後覺的人選另一邊而且不出二十年已經開始後悔。
不知不覺的人就繼續不知不覺好了。

Online Intensive AMC 12 Prep (for 7th to 12th Graders) Special Summer Session Starting August 7

Summer is the golden time to develop students’ math skills and prepare for the American Math Competitions!

  • 2021 AMC/AIME: 91 AIME qualifiers. 3 students received perfect scores on the AMC 10/12.
  • 2021 JMO/AMO/MOP: 6 JMO qualifiers. 6 AMO qualifiers. 3 students made the MOP.

Purpose: To prepare for the AMC 12A — Wednesday, November 10, 2021 and AMC 12B — Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

  • The emphasis will be on systematic, comprehensive, and in-depth problem-solving in some special topics that are only needed for the AMC 12 and AIME.

Course Outline
5 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm), Total: 15 Hours
8/7, 8/8, 8/14, 8/15, 8/21 (Mock Exam/Review)

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register and pay. 

Tuition (including all materials)
New Student: $600    Buy Now Button
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You are very welcome to sign up for our online course which offers a quick, efficient way for students to interact with teachers over long distance. We use Google Meet to video chat and easily connect with students to teach them our tricks and shortcuts to getting an amazing score on their contests, as well as offer them our guidance and support. Students can ask questions face-to-face, and can complete problems with the supervision of our teachers/coaches. Click HERE to see detailed instruction.

A commitment to the whole course can maximize the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.

  • This is a live class, not a pre-recorded one. Instructors will ask students questions, and students can also ask questions during the class or email their questions to instructors after class.
  • We record all of our lessons as a big bonus for our students so that they can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.
  • We will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve competitive math problems, especially those hard problems on the AMC 12 and easy problems on the AIME, as well as test-taking tactics.
  • We will utilize a highly effective teaching model as described in the article: Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model.

Instructors:

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-406-3402
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.co

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Specific Goal: 

To earn a score of 100 or more out of 150 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12), and then qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), which is used to determine qualification for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO).

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

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Who should take this class: This class is very appropriate for raising 6th-12th grade students who are hoping to qualify for the AIME.

Benefits:

  • 5 tutorial handouts (>300 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 200 new precalculus problems similar to AMC 12 level from the licensed AMC Database
  • One FREE mock test that is intended to mimic an actual math competition exam, each of which has 25 questions similar to AMC 12 level taken from the licensed AMC Database. These simulated tests help students assess their level of preparation for the Math Competitions. After attempting the test, students get answers, explanations, and a detailed score report and wise performance summary.
  • FREE registration for the AMC 12A — Thursday, February 3, 2022 and AMC 12B — Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Please see: The AMC 10/12 Online Contests on February 4, 2021, and February 10, 2021

Weekly Homework:

At least 6 hours per week. Problem sets include all problems on the past AMC 10/12 and ARML, and 500 brand new problems having similar difficulty and style as the real AMC 10/12 problems, extracted from the licensed AMC Database.

The focus will on the final 15 problems on the AMC 12, and the first 5 problems on the AIME, as well as those hard problems on the ARML. Note that some hard problems on the recent AMC 10 and 12 are exactly the same as previous ARML Problems.

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Each week, we will carefully review and check 2 students’ homework, and correct any mistakes. The next week, we will check another 2 students’ homework, and this will continue on a rotational basis until all students have had their homework checked at least once and the cycle will start again. Based on the work of the 2 students that week, we will provide the those 2 students with individualized proposal and support.

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Class Outline:
This class focuses on precalculus topics that are only needed for the AMC 12 and AIME. We will also help students develop quick problem solving strategies and effective time management skills.

Class Date Topic
1 8/7, Sat Exponents and Logarithms
2 8/8, Sun Advanced Trigonometry
3 8/14, Sat Complex Numbers
4 8/15, Sun Conic Sections: Parabolas, Circles, Ellipses, and Hyperbolas
5 8/21, Sat Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
We reserve the right to adjust the teaching content and method according to students’ understanding and comprehension of new knowledge.

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Small-sized Class Teaching Model:

We utilize the highly effective small-sized class teaching model. Smaller classes lead to pupils receiving more individual attention from teachers, and having more active interactions with them. We focus on every individual, not the whole class. Students will thrive from the smaller class sizes that allow them to reach their full potential. Particularly, students can benefit tremendously from high-frequent individualized student-teacher interactions leading to establishment of a stronger foundation for lifelong learning.

Our main purpose is to help our students gain deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are so valuable to success in any career. We are big believers in the FUNDAMENTALS! Our students will receive the LIFELONG BENEFITS from learning math.

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Regardless of his/her math level, each student will have the opportunity to learn math in a fun, friendly, cooperative, supportive learning environment. The most important thing is to have fun.

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Our Students

In 2021, we had 91 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students was among the 17 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Evan L. and Suraj O. and one of our students was among the 27 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Xinchen L. Read more at: 91 Students Qualified for the 2021 AIME and 3 Students Received Perfect Scores on the 2021 AMC 10/12

In 2021, we had 6 students qualified for the USAMO and 6 students for the USAJMO. Read more at: 2021 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Six Students Qualified for the USAMO and Six Students for the USAJMO

In 2021, we had 8 students who got into the MathCounts state-level top 10. Yunyi L. won 9th Place in the 2021 MathCounts National Competition!

In 2020, we had 79 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 5 of our students were among the top 57 worldwide winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 49 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 25 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 79 out of our 81 students (97.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2020 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Five Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME! Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America.

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 Students Qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W. and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA’American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national and math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

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