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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