14 Weekends (Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm):
- 10/3 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
- 10/31 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
- 11/21 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
- 11/28 Thanksgiving No Class
- 12/19 (Final Mock Exam/Review)
- 12/26 Winter Break—No Class
Option 1: $700 (including all materials)
Option 2: $840 (including all materials and an extensive correction of the incorrect answers of all homework)
America’s public school system has a major flaw: teachers grade homework for completion, rather than accuracy. They neglect to check their students’ daily progress through their homework, and lose the opportunity to correct their students’ mistakes. Our teaching style is unique in that we adamantly believe in the importance of checking and reviewing our students’ homework. By examining our students’ homework, we can assess their current levels of academic engagement and performance, and to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, our students can learn from their mistakes and ensure that these mistakes will not be repeated. No other tutoring center will provide such an emphasis on checking homework; this is merely one of the unique aspects of our education service.
We offer discounts of $30 for returning students.
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Contact Information: Ivy League Education Center
Tel: 301-922-9508 or 240-780-8828
Purpose: To prepare for the AMC 8 — Tuesday, November 17, 2015 and the 2016 Mathcounts
Description: Our curriculum focuses on advancing the mathematical skills of 5th-8th graders to prepare them for the AMC 8/MathCounts Contest. A variety of AMC 8/MathCounts Contest questions 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.
- 14 tutorial handouts (300 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 800 new problems similar to AMC 8 level from the licensed AMC Database
- 4 FREE mock tests, each of which has 25 questions taken from the licensed AMC Database
- Registration for free for the AMC 8 Contest on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
Grade Levels: Grades 5-8
Class Outline: In AMC 8/Mathcounts Prep Class, 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 problem-solving in fundamental discrete math which is the most important to competitive math.
|1||9/12, Sat||Arithmetic Sequences||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Arithmetic Sequences, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|2||9/19, Sat||Geometric Sequences||AMC 8 Problem Set on Geometric Sequences, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|3||9/26, Sat||Consecutive Integers||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Consecutive Integers, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|4||10/3, Sat||Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|5||10/10, Sat||Factors and Primes||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Factors and Primes, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|6||10/17, Sat||Algebraic Approaches||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Algebraic Approaches, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|7||10/24, Sat||Statistics and Probability||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Statistics and Probability, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|8||10/31, Sat||Graph Theory||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Graph Theory, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|9||11/7, Sat||Combinatorics||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Combinatorics, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|10||11/14, Sat||Relations and Functions||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Relations and Functions, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|11||11/21, Sat||Coordinate Geometry||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Coordinate Geometry, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|12||12/5, Sat||Circle Geometry||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Circle Geometry, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|13||12/12, Sat||Triangle Geometry||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Triangle Geometry, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
|14||12/19, Sat||Spatial Visualization, Origami, and 3-D Geometry||AMC 8/Mathcounts Problem Set on Spatial Visualization, Origami, and 3-D Geometry, Plus some new problems from the licensed AMC Database||Yes|
Mock Test: Four simulated tests will help students assess their level of preparation for the Math Competitions. The test consists of 25 questions similar to AMC 8/MathCounts level from the licensed AMC Database, and is intended to mimic an actual math competition exam. After attempting the test, students get answers, explanations, and a detailed score report and wise performance summary.
Homework: On average, at least 2 hours per week. For those students choosing Option 2, we will carefully review and check their homework, and correct any mistakes. Based on his/her work, we will provide the student with individualized proposal and support.
The only way to learn mathematics is by doing mathematics. Homework assignments are a fundamental part of a mathematics course. Homework is also seen as a welcome challenge and an opportunity for further learning. Homework given prior to a lesson can aid in understanding later during class. Homework also provides opportunities for reinforcement of the material learned in class.
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 (1985-2014) and MathCounts (1990–2015) 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 AMC 8 and MathCounts. We will show all the “secret code” cracked from the above big data to 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.
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.
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.
We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our tutoring model is very unique. We ask that all students complete all the required problems at home, and then email their work to us before come to the class. We will carefully review and check the students’ work. Based on their work, we can detect what are the student’s specific weaknesses and use those problems in class to teach the students all the tricks, shortcuts, strategies, and tactics for taking the contest. The entire two hours are used for instructional teaching only. We firmly believe that learning is extremely important, and that a student should not waste time doing problems with our supervision if they can do those problems at home. So our 2-hour session is equivalent to a regular 4-hour session, and thus our hourly rate is equivalent to $12.5 per hour.
Click the following articles to read more about our competitive math prep courses:
- Premier National Mathematics Competition — AMC 8
- AMC 10/12 Prep (for Rising 8th to 11th Graders) Summer Weekend Course Starting July 4
- American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) Materials
- Great Benefits of Math Competitions
- A little competition can inspire math students to greater achievement
- Chief Instructor: Dr. Henry Wan
- Head Math Instructor: Dr. Natasha Khovanova
- Senior Math Instructor: Dr. Irina Kufareva
- Notable Achievements of Our Students
- American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10)
- AMC 8 Winners for the U.S. Ivy League Education Center
- The Big Value of Middle School Math Competitions
- Why Discrete Math Is Very Important
- Mathematics competitions are NOT mysterious, and every student can attend them! — 数学竞赛绝非神秘，每个学生都可参加！
- Girls should attend math competitions — 女生更应参加数学竞赛