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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. Not all entries are vetted; use at your own risk.

Suggestions for additions to this list (including self-nominations) are welcome; submit a pull request or (less preferably) email me.



  • 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.
  • Evan is an advisor/board member for Athemath (but not an instructor).


  • 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.

Math Zone#

  • Primary contact: Galin Totev ($\text{gagototev}@\text{gmail}{.}\text{com}$)
  • Website:
  • Open for Bulgarian students interested in math olympiads.
  • This is a free Bulgarian program for olympiad mathematics. The program is run from former competitors that present online lectures 3–4 times a week. Occasionally mock exams and problem-solving sessions are being held.


  • 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.

Luka Macharashvili#

  • Contact: $\text{olympicmathtutor}@\text{gmail}{.}\text{com}$
  • Website:
  • Open to both 1:1 and group lessons.
  • I’m Luka Macharashvili, a mathematician with a passion for nurturing young talents and sharing my love for mathematics. My journey in the world of problem-solving began with a remarkable achievement as a 2019 IMO medalist. In 2023, I had the privilege of leading the Georgian team at the Romanian Master of Mathematics (RMM) and Balkan Mathematical Olympiad (BMO). Furthermore, I’m honored to have tutored the 2023 IMO Gold medalist, guiding them towards their impressive success. If you’re eager to explore the fascinating world of mathematics, you can find me on my YouTube channel ( With over three years of experience in IMO preparation and more than a year dedicated to AIME and AMC, I’m ready to help you achieve your mathematical aspirations. Let’s embark on this mathematical journey together!

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!

Xinke Guo-Xue#

  • Contact: $\text{xinkeguoxue}@\text{gmail}{.}\text{com}$
  • Website:
  • Open to small group lessons and 1:1 tutoring, including 1:1 correspondence tutoring via email.
  • I am able to teach problem solving for math competitions, math concepts needed for math competitions, extracurricular math topics outside of math competitions, and school math more in depth than you’d see in school. I teach math for the sake of explaining math well, in a way that is fun and accessible, with proper rigour if needed, and not for the sake of doing well on math competitions.
Updated Wed 10 Apr 2024, 19:47:56 UTC by dec3069d3294