This blog is written by our tutor Colin, who proctored the Math Olympiad in March and whose students have often gone on to do well in a number of math competitions. Colin notes: “I just finished proctoring the USA Math Olympiad. A couple of my students got there by doing well in the AMC, and then AIME contests, which whittled contestants from 60,000 down to the top 500.

Those contest problems can technically be solved using high school math before calculus, but in practice students don’t get enough practice with combinatorics techniques or exposure to number theory type ideas to do as well as they could.”

Colin is an award winning math teacher at one of the nation’s top STEM schools, and is available for private tutoring.