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Class Time(s):

Option A: Thursday, 4:00 - 4:30 PM PT

Option B: Monday, 4:00 - 4:30 PM PT

Grades: 1 to 8

Program Leader: Angelo Valencia

Program Description: Math can sometimes seem easy and boring, but oftentimes, that's just the school curriculum. In YAPA Kids Math, we'll be tackling a unique curriculum and a new type of problem for the more advanced students: AMC 8 competition math problems. These are fun, interesting, and most of all, out-of-the-box questions that will significantly improve the students' logical abilities, applicable to all fields of STEM. Logical reasoning skills, when trained from an early age, can give students an edge in high school and in life for any problem solving. We will start of with the easier questions that anyone in grades 4-7 can solve, and gradually move up to more challenging questions as students become better equipped and skilled at creating solutions. Other than these problems, each class has their own quiz-style curriculum that aims to help students practice their math fundamentals. We aim towards providing weekly practice that can help many improve and polish their math skills.

Program Teachers: Tinu Tope-Awofeko, Nikhil Jagota, Princess Santillan, Ramya Palani, Nont Kaewtrakulpong, Audreena Javid, Erin Wu, Annitha Krishnan, Arushi Arora, Sophia Wu, Pranavshri Hariharan, Jasmita Yechuri, Jane Choi, Jason Hu, Sonya Surapaneni, Taylor Hu, Vivian Li, Jay Wang, Rahul Rangaraaj, Rachel Zeng, Srikar Pisupati, Nikhil Pasumarthi, Patrick Li, Arush Medam, Michael Xiong, Harshitha Marepally, Advika Rajaraman, Andrew Boldi, Anusha Bhat, John Cintron, Bridget Wong, Cailean Fernandez, Catherine Park, Charly Ng, Harshith Suresh, Isabelle Reksopuro, Isaias Martinez, Kaylee Bae, Levina La, Michelle Ip, Michelle Lim, Nayan Moni, Phani Chunduru, Piam Parekh, Radeyah Almamun, Saketh Ippagunta, Sam Sri, Sarnaz Rezane, Satvik Shrivastava, Shaarvari Malladi, Angelo Valencia, Tejas Polu, Truc Le, Yajat Ambati, Yash Chhatre, Nyla Maharaj, Lauren Korsun, Grace Park, Sarah Schroeder, Jocelyn Ramirez, Kaitlyn Nguyen, Reva Mahto, Marianne Doss, Maria Garcia, Kabir Bajwa, Mia Wang, Antwnila Haroun, Kaitlyn Le, Connie Huang, Vic Kuang, Sumit Mantri, Yatindran Dilip, David Valarezo, Olga Kosta

Teacher Bios

Tinu Tope Awofeko

Are monsters good at math? Not unless you Count Dracula (ba dum tss).
Good day, I'm Tinu, I live in Canada and I am a senior in high school! I am currently taking AP Calculus BC because I like challenges and all-nighters. I've always felt that math is all about creative logic; being able to understand a basic concept and apply it in anyway you are asked. I have tutored younger kids for international math contests in the past so don't fret if you don't get a concept right away, you're not alone! Math kind of has a bad rep in schools so I promise that I will try my best to make learning this subject fun and easy!

Nikhil Jagota

Hello! I'm Nikhil Jagota, and I'm currently a rising junior attending Fremont High School. At my school, I am taking the class Pre-Calculus Honors, having completed all those before it. Recently, I've competed in math competitions like AMC. I love learning math because of how logical math is, and I'm really excited to teach you all about it!

Princess Santillan

Hi everyone! My name is Princess Hannah Santillan, and I am a current junior at Mark Keppel High School. I am currently taking AP Statistics and have taken Algebra 2/Geometry and Accelerated Math 3. Although I may not have as much experience or awards, my goal is to still be able to provide the younger students a fundamental basis in mathematics to help benefit them in the future. With this, I hope that we are able to enjoy learning from one another.

Ramya Palani

Hi everyone! My name is Ramya Palani and I'm a rising junior at Cupertino High School! Math is one of my favorite subjects at school as I love to explore its vast applications and challenge myself with difficult problems. Currently this year I am a tutor for an Algebra 1 class at my school, so I have lots of experience tutoring students in math and can't wait to work with all of you!

Nont Kaewtrakulpong

Hey guys! I'm Nont. I'm currently a junior in Homestead High School and currently taking AP Calculus BC. I have experience teaching Math to students at school afterclass, and I also have experience teaching K-8 kids before. Hope we can get along and have fun together!

Audreena Javid

Hello everybody! My name is Audreena Javid and I am currently a rising junior attending Cupertino High School with years of tutoring experience. Working with kids myself for a while, I have seen a lot of progress. Although I am currently in Algebra II (having taken geometry and algebra I), I am still motivated to spread my knowledge to younger kids in an effective and exciting way!

Erin Wu

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Annitha Krishnan

Hi! My name is Annitha Krishnan and I am a junior at American High School. I enjoy math because it is logical and can be applied to daily life. I am a math tutor and I have received awards for competing in abacus competitions for 5 years. I am excited to work with all of you!

Arushi Arora

Hey! I’m Arushi, a sophmore at Cupertino High School currently taking Pre-Calc Honors. I have tutored students in the past for Math Kangaroo, and I also have experience in working with students in elementary and middle school. I know that it can take a while to warm up to math, but once you do, you are going to love it! I can’t wait to have fun and work with you all!

Sophia Wu

Hi, my name is Sophia Wu, and I am a rising junior at Lynbrook High School. I have taken math courses up until Pre-Calc Honors at school and have always been interested in studying math. I believe that having a solid foundation of all the basic concepts is essential to being successful in building up to work through complex problems that require more critical thinking. Math is crucial in the real world, and I hope to provide a fun environment to learn about it!

Pranavshri Hariharan

Hey everyone! My name is Pranavshri Hariharan and I am a sophomore at Mission San Jose High School and am currently taking Pre-Calc Honors. While I understand math can be extremely boring at times, it is not that bad once you get a hang of it. I hope to meet and teach all of you very soon!

Jasmita Yechuri

Hello! My name is Jasmita Yechuri and I am going to be a Junior attending Monta Vista High School. My favorite subject would have to be math, because I like the critical thinking aspect of it and the pleasure that comes after solving a critical problem. I am super excited to be teaching you guys and hopefully you guys have a lot of fun learning!!!

Jane Choi

Hi everyone! My name is Jane Choi and I am a sophomore at Monta Vista High School, currently taking Pre-Calculus Honors. I have experience teaching math to students age 8-11. I hope I can give younger students the skills they need to study and learn so they can reach their goals both inside and outside of school. Excited to work with you guys!

Jason Hu

Hi everyone! My name is Jason Hu and I'm currently a sophomore at Cupertino High School taking Pre-Calculus Honors. I have experiences collaborating with younger students in the past and math is also one of my stronger subjects. Can't wait to meet all of you in class!

Sonya Surapaneni

Hey everyone! I'm Sonya, a rising sophomore at The Athenian School. I have lots of experience teaching and learning many different types of math, and look forward to getting to know all of you!

Taylor Hu

Hi! My name is Taylor, and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School. I've taken up to Calculus AB in school, and self studied Calculus BC. So: if I can teach myself math, hopefully you guys can learn from me too!

Vivian Li

Hey there! I'm Vivian Li, a rising junior at La Jolla Country Day School. I've taken everything from Algebra I to AP Calclus BC, and I'm currently taking an AP Statistics course. I believe that math is a fundamental subject that can be applied in all areas of both work and daily life. Furthermore, math is fun! I want to help others see why math is such an amazing and enjoyable thing.

Jay Wang

Hey! My name is Jay Wang and I am a rising Senior at Mark Keppel High School. I have taken numerous honors math courses throughout highschool including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and AP Calculus AB. Additionally, I have been an active member of my school’s Math Club and Math Honor Society. For as long as I can remember, math has always been one of my favorite subjects in school, and I hope I can make it your favorite too!

Rahul Rangaraaj

Hi, my name is Rahul Rangaraaj and I am a rising sophomore at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont. I have always enjoyed math as it is very straightforward and has a clear process to arriving at a solution. I hope to spread this joy for math to others as well through this program.

Rachel Zeng

Hello, my name is Rachel Zeng. I'm an upcoming junior from Cupertino High School. The most advanced class that I have taken in Calculus BC. Feel free and don't be shy to ask me any questions about coding. I look forward to teaching you!

Srikar Pisupati

Hi! My name is Srikar Pisupati, and I am a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School. I really enjoy problem solving! I love to learn new tools and techniques, and apply them to solve challenging problems. I also take pleasure in assisting others understand the concepts, while helping them get to the "aha!" moment. I hope to make an impact in the YAPA kids community.

Nikhil Pasumarthi

Hi guys! My name is Nikhil Pasumarthi and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High. I've just finished calc AB and will take AP stats this upcoming year. I really enjoy doing math and have grown to appreciate the satisfaction of solving a difficiult problem. I also love to teach and I am super excited to help!

Patrick Li

Hi everybody! My name is Patrick and I am a rising senior from Philadelphia, PA. This year, I completed AP Calculus AB and I will be taking AP Calculus BC and multivariable calculus next fall. I have also enjoyed completing other math courses including Algebra I, Algebra II, trigonometry, precalculus, and geometry. In addition to math classes within school, I have participated in the AMC 8 and AMC 10 competitions and have placed in the top 20 in my region level MathCounts competition. In my free time, I like playing basketball and soccer and I enjoy going on long runs. I look forward to contributing all that I can into this program!

Arush Medam

Hello, my name is Arush Medam and I am an incoming sophmore at Cupertino High School

Michael Xiong

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Harshitha Marepally

Hey there! My name is Harshitha Marepally and I am a rising junior at Ravenwood High School over in Tennessee! I love math and will be taking AP Calc BC next year! I've done numerous math competitions like the AMC, Math Olympiad, and IML. I have always found math fun and interesting and would love to spread my passion and love of math to younger kids! In my free time, I love spending time with friends and family and painting!

Advika Rajaraman

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Andrew Boldi

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Anusha Bhat

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John Cintron

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Bridget Wong

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Cailean Fernandez

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Catherine Park

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Charly Ng

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Harshith Suresh

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Isabelle Reksopuro

Hello everyone, my name is Isabelle Reksopuro and I'm a sophomore at Clackamas High School! Ever since I was younger, I have fond memories of learning how to count and figuring out complex equations. I'm excited to share this journey with you as we discover the powers of math!

Isaias Martinez

Hello, my name is Isaias Martinez and I am a rising junior at Mark Keppel High School. Math has been my favorite subject in school for as long as I can remember. I enjoy solving problems and learning new concepts. Next year I am planning on taking AP Calculus BC along with AP statistics. I look forward to helping young students improve their mathematical abilities.

Kaylee Bae

Hi! My name is Kaylee, and I am a junior. I've always enjoyed math, and, as a result, I've participated in many math-related activities, like Math Club and various competitions, like IML. I am currently taking BC Calc. I can't wait to share my love of math with kids at YAPA!

Levina La

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Michelle Ip

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Michelle Lim

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Nayan Moni

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Phani Chunduru

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Piam Parekh

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Radeyah Almamun

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Saketh Ippagunta

Hello! My name is Saketh. I am fascinated by concepts in math as they allow us to use logic and can be used in many different fields.

Sam Sri

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Sarnaz Rezane

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Satvik Shrivastava

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Shaarvari Malladi

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Angelo Valencia

Good day !! I'm Angelo V., a rising Junior in Hackensack High School. I take a different approach to class every week — we dissect various AMC 8 problem(s) ranging from a variety of subjects through program animations. I hope to make my students enjoy the aspects of math, no matter how mechanical and programmatic it is. I hope your child will enjoy our class, and in the end, LETS DO OUR BEST!

Tejas Polu

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Truc Le

Hi!! My name is Truc, I'm a junior at Eleanor Roosevelt High School :) I'm very confident in math and am very excited to help build a strong math foundation for all the kids! I got very lucky with my teachers in school because they thorughly taught me how formuals came to be and what steps to take, so I hope I can bring that skill to the kids.

Yajat Ambati

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Yash Chhatre

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Nyla Maharaj

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Lauren Korsun

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Grace Park

Hi everyone! My name is Grace Park and I am currently a junior in Larchmont Charter. I always liked math especially in elementary and middle school! I am currently tutoring math to a 4th grader at my school and I'm excited to tutor here too! I hope I can make new friends through this program.

Sarah Schroeder

Hi! My name is Sarah and I am a senior at Bonita high school. I am currently taking AP Calc BC and AP Statistics, and I have always loved the complexities and formulas involved in math. I am excited to share my knowledge with everyone!

Jocelyn Ramirez

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Kaitlyn Nguyen

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Nguyen and I'm a junior at Oxford Academy in SoCal. This year, I'm taking AP Calc AB. Even though I'm not as experienced in math, I hope I bring some tips to the table from all of my years in math. I've always learned math a little differently, so I hope some students will have a different perspective on subjects as well.

Reva Mahto

Hello, I'm Reva. Currently, I attend CHS as a sophomore. All my life I've challeneged myself to take harder courses and learn new things. At first I thought it was for my parents but later on I realized that I actually really enjoy it (and for my parents lol)! Math is a very misleading subject and is portrayed as one of the most dull, complex, and annoying subject of all. I hope to change students views on math being notorious instead to a subject that is enjoyable and approachable. Looking forward to teach!!

Marianne Doss

Hi everyone, my name is Marianne and I am very excited to be teaching math as a high school junior. I am currently tutoring college students and my cousins in math, and I was a previous math and reading tutor at a local Kumon center and am certified by Kumon. I am an active participant in the AMC competition, in addition to being a part of my school’s math team and have studied in precalculus, algebra 1 & 2, trigonometry, geometry, and am currently in AP Calculus BC. I look forward to working with you all!

Maria Garcia

Hi everyone! My name is Maria Garcia and I am currently a junior from the School of Advanced Studies. I have practice in Algebra I & II, Geometry, and I am currently taking Pre-Calculus. Math seems complex, yet it is very simple. I like to challenge myself every day to improve my skills, as well as help others. I hope to learn from this experience and contribute to others in a beneficial manner. I am excited to meet you all and wish you all the best! Stay safe! :))

Kabir Bajwa

Hi everyone, my name is Kabir, and I love math and I hope to share this interest with other people.

Mia Wang

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Antwnila Haroun

Hey everyone! My name is Antwnila and Im from Canada! I really enjoy math. I also take AP and it is great to always learn more. Im actually going into the education field to teach math. This is a great opportunity for kids to strengthen their math skills and become wonder engineers, architects and e.t.c.

Kaitlyn Le

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Connie Huang

Hi everyone! I'm Connie and I'm currently a junior at Skyline High School. To be honest, I never really liked math until around 8th grade-- now it's become one of my favorite subjects! Currently, at school, I'm taking IB HL Calculus. Can't wait to teach!

Vic Kuang

Hello everyone, my name is Vic and I'm a sophomore from Laguardia High School in NYC. One of my favorite subjects is math and I'm excited to be teaching this to younger kids!

Sumit Mantri

Hey guys! My name is Sumit Mantri and I'm currently a Senior in Cupertino High School. From a young age, I've always been intrigued to learn about Math, and felt like I was pretty good with numbers. This interest allowed me to dig pretty deep into the subject, and I just feel like I'll never stop wanting to learn more. While learning is an important aspect, I wanted to give back as well, that's why I joined Yapa Kids. I hope you guys enroll in the subject!

Yatindran Dilip

Hello! My name is Yatindran Dilip and I am currently a sophomore at Cupertino High School. I've always loved math, and I believe that getting better at it and understanding the applicability can be really useful.

David Valarezo

My name is David. I like Math and have been practicing Calculus in my spare time.

Olga Kosta

Hey everyone!! My name is Olga Kosta and I am currently a junior at St. Mary Catholic Academy. I am in the IB Diploma Programme and have just finished a semester of grade 12 advanced functions! I am so excited to help kids learn math in a fun way :)

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