Dr. Henry Wan earned his Ph. D. in Mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1988, and conducted research in Discrete Math and Computational Molecular Biology for 16 years at Columbia University and National Institutes of Health. At the invitation of Mr. Michael Yu, the Founder, Board Chairman, and CEO of the New Oriental Education & Technology Group (the largest comprehensive educational company in China), Dr. Wan joined the New Oriental as a Chief Math Teaching Officer in 2004. He developed and ran an SAT preparation program at the New Oriental, which was the first one in China, designed to provide instruction and develop effective strategies needed for students to excel on the SAT.
He moved back to the USA at the beginning of 2011 to create Ivy League Education Center and Mathisfun Education Center, which provide after-school and weekend school enrichment programs for talented elementary, middle, and high school students who enjoy academic challenge. They use Small-sized Class Teaching Model to offer private (1-on-1), semi-private (1-on-2 or 1-on-3) and small-group (4-10 students) lessons. Recently, they developed before/after-sports math enrichment programs with the Maryland Table Tennis Center and Montgomery TennisPlex for those students who enjoy both the athletic and academic challenges.
As a senior math coach certified by the Mathematical Association of America, Dr. Wan has abundant experience training, motivating, preparing, and empowering students of all levels to achieve personal success of the PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP math and math contests, such as: AMC 8/10/12, AIME, Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools, Mathematical Kangaroo, MathCounts, USA Math Talent Search (USAMTS), Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT), High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM), Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC), Math Prize for Girls, Johns Hopkins University High School Math Tournament, The University of Maryland High School Mathematics Competition, The Eastern Shore High School Mathematics Competition, The Newton Mathematics Competition, and George Washington University Math Competition.
Dr. Wan is involved in the Advanced Placement program at a national level and is now a Table leader, guiding other readers in interpreting and applying the standards for grading. He also has served the College Board as an AP Calculus grader for ten years.
He has developed two mathematics enrichment programs: one follows a well-defined path which focuses on “continuous mathematics:”
Pre-algebra => Algebra I => Geometry => Algebra II => Pre-Calculus => AP Calculus;
and the other follows a novel path which concentrates on “discrete mathematics:”
Logic => Set theory => Number theory => Combinatorics => Probability => Graph theory => Discrete geometry.
He and his team provide homework help that addresses gaps in knowledge, teaches students to learn the concepts, formulas, methods, steps, rules, techniques, and strategies, and assists them to improve their grades and performances on exams. He is very committed to helping students catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math.
His previous track record and publications can be found at: