Math Contest Tutoring

If not for the training material that Alex provided me my freshman year, I doubt I would ever have qualified for MOP.

—Ryan Alweiss, 2015 IMO Gold Medalist, MIT ’19

Want to prepare for math contests? I’m here to help.


Who am I?

A math contest veteran:

A seasoned contest writer:

  • Problem czar of the 2012 November HMMT and the 2014 February HMMT, contests for which I was jointly responsible for writing, collecting, and organizing problems.
  • Founder of the Online Math Open, an online math contest which most recently had over 200 registered teams.

An experienced teacher:

  • Instructor at the 2012 IdeaMath summer program
  • Trainer for members of the 2013 and 2014 Saudi Arabian International Math Olympiad teams.
  • Private tutor for 5+ students over a wide range of skill levels. Check out some of their testimonials!
  • Co-captain of the 2012 Bergen County Academies Math Team, for which I gave lectures, led practice sessions, and created training material.

My offer

I wish I could promise to make you better at math, but I can’t. The biggest determinant of your mathematical success is your personal drive. If you don’t have a burning passion for math, there’s only so much I can help you with.

On the other hand, a passion for math isn’t enough on its own. Without anyone to direct it, you’re prone to neglecting unglamorous skills, wasting time with irrelevant material, or burning out.

This is where I can help. 

As your tutor, I can promise the following:

  • Weekly problem sets covering the most important material for you to learn at your current level. The problem sets would include themed problem sets honing in on specific techniques, general problem sets covering a wide range of common problems, and instructional problem sets imparting mathematical knowledge through problem-based learning.
  • 1.5 hours of Skype tutoring each week to have in-depth discussions about each week’s problems. Discussion topics would include takeaways from individual problems, alternative approaches to problems, ways to tighten your solutions, commentary on style, and explanations for problems you had trouble with.
  • Prompt e-mail communication to answer any questions you may have, give hints on problems you’re stuck on, and provide feedback on written solutions.
  • Training for underemphasized skills, like proofwriting, test-taking, and general time management.

I will also promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with my services, I will provide you with a full refund. 

Please contact me for a quote.

Is this right for you?

I specialize in tutoring students preparing for national math contests, like MathCounts, AMC, and AIME. However, since my tutoring will be tailored to your individual needs, I can promise you substantial value regardless of your mathematical level, as long as you have the motivation.

If you’re still on the fence, I am offering a free half-hour consultation, during which we can discuss your mathematical goals and how I can help you achieve them.


Have any questions? Want a quote? Interested in a free consultation or trial lesson? Just send me an email at [email protected]