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Competition mentors

This page contains a list of referrals for math competition training at various levels. They are divided into two categories:

  • Small programs offering either 1:1 instruction or small group lessons; and
  • Individuals offering 1:1 instruction.

The lists below are in alphabetical order. Larger programs (not in the categories above) are not included in this list. The descriptions are provided by the individuals, not by me.

Suggestions for additions to this list (including self-nominations) are welcome; send these by email.



  • Primary contact: Vivian Loh ($\text{president}\texttt{@}\text{athemath}{.}\text{org}$)
  • Website:;
  • 1:5 instruction for nonbinary and female students only.
  • Athemath provides a hybrid math program which includes small group math lessons for students, along with fun community-building events like games and movies. All teachers are female/nonbinary and MOPpers/MPfG winners. We are a nonprofit and our program costs only \$90 for 3 months.


  • Primary contact: Dennis Chen ($\text{dchen}\texttt{@}\text{mathadvance}{.}\text{org}$)
  • Website:
  • Scheduled group meetings: Once a week Sunday 3 PM - ~4 PM Eastern, for ~10 lessons each semester, with breaks for major contests (see AMCs) and possibly instructor life events (e.g. midterms and finals).
  • Unlike previous iterations of MAST, this time instructors will lead small group lessons for borderline to mid-level AIME qualifiers. There is a short application process and pricing is \$100 for 10 lessons each semester.


  • Primary contact: Ram Goel ($\text{pleiadesacad}\texttt{@}\text{gmail}{.}\text{com}$)
  • Website:
  • The math program is approximately 3:30 group tutoring (3-4 teachers, 20-30+ students).
  • Pleiades Academy is a 12-week STEM training program created by 7 MIT students who’ve participated in and won Olympiads and other competitions at the international and national levels (medalists at IMO, IPhO, IOAA, STS finalists, ISEF winners, etc.). Students will reach the next level of their academic and Olympiad potential through rigorous coaching and assignments while also meeting a community of like-minded peers. We offer training in a variety of Olympiad subjects, including Math, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, and Chemistry!


  • Primary contact: Dylan Yu ($\text{dylanyu66}\texttt{@}\text{gmail}{.}\text{com}$)
  • Website:
  • 1:1 and group lessons offered
  • Tutorlyte is a tutoring program focused on helping students with difficult competition and school curriculum.


Alex Villaro Krüger#

  • Contact: $\text{alex}@\text{drechslerspil}{.}\text{dk}$
  • 1:1 instruction
  • I’m interested in tutoring one on one with students who are interested in olympiads and in exploring problems over a longer time (for instance problems leading to existing theory). I study mathematics in Moscow, but I am from Denmark where I have taken initiative to Nordic participation in RMM, among other things. However, I do not have personal experience in US specific olympiads such as AIME.

Raghav Aggarwal#

  • Contact: $\text{raghavaggarwal2005}@\text{gmail}{.}\text{com}$
  • Open to both 1:1 and group lessons.
  • Raghav has the expertise to create very strong fundamentals in problem-solving. He runs lesson for students (of any origin) preparing for both computational exams (MathCounts, AMCs, AIME etc.) and proof-based olympiads. He is also open to any specific topic-teaching in math. He has a very unique set of teaching skills which any student always dreamt of!

Soroush Rezaei#

  • Contact: $\text{soroush.rezaei78}@\text{gmail}{.}\text{com}$
  • Open to both 1:1 and group lessons.
  • Beauty, excitement, and wonder! These are the emotions that arise within me when I solve mathematical problems and discover new ideas. The main reason for my choice to teach Olympiads is that I can share this enthusiasm with students. In my opinion, the best way for a student to learn mathematics is to face challenges that are suitable for their level, so they can progress along with experiencing these positive feelings. My effort is to have such a teaching style. More precisely, my teaching style focuses on ideas. In my classes, by teaching classified ideas, you will achieve proper mastery in problem-solving and in more advanced levels, you will also learn how to create new ideas!
Updated Mon 28 Aug 2023, 04:41:59 UTC by fd9a0416690c