Elevating futures, One Equation at a Time

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5 out of 5

Again, we wanna express our gratitude to instructor Aaron! Although my child gave wrong answers, he immediately understood his mistake after Aaron's explanations. He isn't that fluent with English so he couldn't express it in class, but again, thank you so much, Aaron! 🌹🌹🌹

- Magpie, Parent

5 out of 5

The instructor, Maddie, was really good and both of my kids completed the survey voluntarily and gave a score of 10/10! The instructor was also very patient.

- Vicky, Parent

5 out of 5

Thank you, Kaka for your session. I've often wondered what makes many kids get turned off math. Is it just boring drills? Maybe they don't see bigger picture or the point of it all? My child has expressed such frustration to me the past couple of years. Any effort to show the rele in the real word is commendable and so thank you for trying to enlighten these children. They respond to older students more than their parents! I'm looking forward to future topics!

- Gayatri, Parent

5 out of 5

Thanks to teacher Niranjan, he is my kid’s favorite teacher. After listening to his classes, math became my kid’s favorite subject, and he wants to participate in every class

- Cherry, Parent

5 out of 5

Thank you teacher Walt, you are amazing! My kid had a great time in the lesson again. Tomorrow he has school, which conflicts with Math, For Real, but my kid asked the school for leave to go to Math, For Real lessons again.

- Happiness, Parent

5 out of 5

My kid goes to a boarding school, and comes back home only on weekends. He is super excited for Math, For Real every weekend, and he especially likes Teacher Leo’s lessons. He feels inspired by the lessons. Thank you teacher Leo, thank you Math, For Real!

- Lixia, Parent

5 out of 5

Carolina is a very gentle and patient teacher. My child really enjoys all the discussions and interactions in class. Thank you teacher Carolina!

- Joyce, Parent

As students, we best understand what other students don’t understand. Inspired to make math exciting, intuitive, and accessible to everyone, we are dedicated to helping our students develop not only mathematical thinking and intuition, but also understand its connections with the real world. We adopted the discussion form of math circles, where everyone gets to participate and contribute to the flow of the sessions. Our goal is for students to excel at in-class math and be excited to explore math outside of class. We are a group of middle school and high school volunteers who understand what others are struggling through. We want to revolutionize the way in-class math is taught, and thus, how everyone views math.

This is a program for elementary students on fundamental arithmetics. Topics include arithmetics involving decimals, fractions, multi digit multiplication, and more.

This is a program for students who seek help with algebra and its applications. Topics include converting problems into equations, solving linear equations, ratios, etc.

This is a program for students who need help or want to explore more in the subject of Geometry. Topics include typical elementary-school geometry topics such as angles, similar triangles, circles, etc.

This is a program for advanced students who enjoy math and want to learn more advanced concepts. Topics covered in this program include graph theory, combinatorics, and trignometry

To join the program, just join our Google Classroom linked below. Class timings, links, etc. can all be found there. If you have any questions, you may also ask there.

Join Google Classroom!No! Math, For Real is completely free!

There is no sign up process. We will post the zoom links every week in our google classroom. Just join! Click this to join.

We offer multiple classes covering the same contents each week. Each class is 2 hours, with the first hour covering a relatively simple topic, and the second a harder one. Usually there are 2 lessons on Saturday and Sunday.

Elementary school math. Difficulties may vary, and contents from previous weeks can be helpful. However, in general, we pretend the students have never attended Math, For Real.

At Math, For Real, we believe that math is a subject that can be enjoyed by everyone. That's why we've developed a unique approach to tutoring that puts the fun back in math. Our free math circle sessions are designed to help students explore the subject in a new and exciting way, and our tutors are there to support them every step of the way. We are committed to helping students develop a deep understanding of math, along with its applications in the real world. The team at Math, For Real is composed of a group of highly talented high school students from all over California who are passionate about math and want to help others succeed. Get to know our team of math experts below.

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
##### Kaka Zhang

FounderHi, I am Kaka Zhang, a senior at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. I qualified for AMC 10 distinguished honor roll, tiebreaked at Caltech Math Meet, and placed no.8 in Berkeley Math Tournament general round. I love competitive math and math circles, and I believe that there is a more intuitive way to learn math that is applicable to the real world, and I am dedicated to bringing an enjoyable math experience to everyone.

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
##### Yifan Hu

Vice PresidentI'm a senior at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley who really finds joy in mathematics. I've qualified for the AIME, and right now, I'm studying linear algebra. Aside from math, I’m interested in physics and coding. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games or playing badminton.

Los Altos High School
##### Madeline Hu

Director of AcademicsHi, I'm Maddie Hu, a sophomore at Los Altos High School. I enjoy learning calculus, discrete math, and proofs, and am excited to help others excel in their mathematical journey.

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
##### Nicholas Wang

Director of TechnologyI'm Nicholas Wang, a sophomore at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley who enjoys coding and math. My favorite field in math would be Number Theory. I've done various math competitions such as the AMCs, AIME, BMT, etc. Aside from math, I like to experiment with APIs, work on coding projects, and participate in hackathons. In addition to just casual coding, I compete in algorithmic programming competitions such as USACO and ACSL. In addition to this, I also play both the Piano and the Cello.

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
##### Aaron Cohen

DirectorHello, my name is Aaron Cohen. I am a sophomore at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. I am currently taking six AP courses and two Honors courses, including AP Calculus BC, Physics, and Economics. I have been on the Distinguished Honor Roll for every trimester since fifth grade at BASIS. I am an avid reader and have read thousands of fiction and nonfiction books. I also enjoy cycling, archery, and swimming. I believe that math is best learned by focus on mastering fundamentals with incremental progress.

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
##### Carolina Sun

DirectorHi, my name is Carolina Sun, and I go to BISV and I'm in 9th grade. I enjoy math, teaching, drawing, playing chess, and so many more. I can't wait to learn with you guys!

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
##### Leo Zeng

InstructorHi, my name is Leo Zeng, and I'm a sophomore at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. Math is my favorite subjects, and I've developed a passion for math since kindergarten. In terms of competitive math, I've qualified for AIME since 6th grade, I've gotten perfect score in AMC 8, and I got distinguished honor roll in AMC 10. Outside of math, I also love programming, chemistry, and physics. Some of my hobbies include playing the piano, reading, and playing video games. I also have some experience of being a tutor. I hope to be able to help all of you learn to love math!

Lynbrook High School
##### Benjamin Zhang

InstructorBenjamin Zhang is a sophomore at Lynbrook high school who loves mathematics, coding, and science. When he's not browsing random AOPS wikis, he also enjoys playing his oboe and spending time with his friends!

Cupertino High School
##### Niranjan Rao

InstructorI am a sophomore at Cupertino High School, a two-time AIME qualifier, and a one-time USAJMO qualifier. I have a passion for coding and other unique activities.

Westview High School
##### Julian Yang

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Westview High School
Julian Yang
I’m a senior at Westivew High School who loves working with math and physics. I qualified for AIME by guessing and USACO silver. Some of my hobbies are playing tennis, the violin, and Brawl Stars. (You can request to 1v1 me) I love working at a collaborative setting as multiple brains are truely bigger than one. I plan on bringing simple yet profound mathematics which will let us see how this subject lets us have greater understand of the world.

Los Altos High School
##### Sandy Xu

InstructorHi! My name is Sandy Xu, and I am currently a senior at Los Altos High School. Some hobbies I have is playing piano and playing flute in marching band. I have some previous experience with competition math and I qualified for AIME in my sophomore year. I strongly believe that everyone is capable of excelling and understanding math if given the right guidance and tools, and I wish to help more people see the fun in math.

The Harker School
##### Hanz Baek

InstructorHi my name is Hanz Baek, and I'm a sophomore at the Harker School. Some of my passions include playing the violin, doing archery, and studying for subjects including math, biology, chemistry, and so much more!

BASIS Indpeendent Silicon Valley
##### Naman Siddheshwar

InstructorHi! I am Naman Siddheshwar, a sophomore from BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, and my favorite subjects are math, physics, computer science, and history. I believe that math is the way to understand the universe. I have participated in AMC 10 and qualified for AIME, and am in USACO Silver. Some of my passions are CS/AI, playing the piano, composing music. I find teaching to be a gratifying and enlightening experience, and I am also teaching piano to students outside of their regular classes.

Westview High School
##### Emily Wu

InstructorI’m Emily Wu, and I am currently a tenth grader at Westview High School. I enjoy math and have been in the math club/math olympiad since like 3rd grade. Right now I’m only taking integrated 3 though. i’ve participated in lots of math competitions before (but never rlly won any lol) and i’d like to help out with teaching some younger students in math.

Archbishop Mitty High School
##### Ishaan Mishra

InstructorI'm Ishaan Mishra, a sophomore at Archbishop Mitty High School who enjoys math and spending time with my family. I have experience in many math competitions such as the AMCs, AIME, etc. I enjoy all fields of math, but I especially enjoy combinatorics and geometry. I also enjoy playing chess, biking, and hiking. I thoroughly enjoy math and eagerly anticipate sharing its wonders with younger students through teaching new concepts

Los Altos High School
##### Ardell Yu

InstructorHi, my name is Ardell Yu, and I am a sophomore at LAHS. My main interests are math, art, and writing, and I’m looking forward to working with everyone!

BASIS Hangzhou, China 🇨🇳
##### Walt Li

InstructorHello, I'm Walt, a dedicated math enthusiast with a deep appreciation for the intricacies of numbers, equations, and problem-solving. In addition to my love for mathematics, I find joy and relaxation in playing Maimai, immersing myself in its captivating rhythm and music. These two passions of mine fuel my curiosity and creativity, shaping my journey of learning and exploration in both the mathematical and gaming realms.

Technical Lyceum NTU "KPI", Ukraine 🇺🇦
##### Illia Hubenko

InstructorHey, everybody! I am Illia Hubenko and I am in 10th grade of Technical Lyceum NTU "KPI". Quick about me: a guy from Europe who is interested in math and everything related to it including physics and computer science, sports lover and FPS games enjoyer. Happy to be in Math, for Real✌

We are always in need of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about education and making a difference. By donating your time, you can help us provide quality math education to students in need. Join our team and help us empower the next generation of problem solvers. If you are interested, please email [email protected]. Include your name, grade, and school.