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##### AwesomeMath Academy Testimonials

At AwesomeMath, we strive to enrich our students problem solving abilities so that they can improve their competition math performance in a diverse environment with challenging courses and fun activities so as to create life-long memories and friendships. But don’t take our word for it, read what our awesome students have to say about the program.

2022 AwesomeMath Academy

"I loved the AwesomeMath course I took and I would definitely recommend it. Instead of teaching only about "how" certain formulas or strategies work, I was teached "why" the formula or strategy worked, which made me more interested in the topic. My teacher, Mr. McClintock, was very helpful. He gave attention to every student, answering every question we had, and explaining the answer in detail. The problem sets AwesomeMath provided were very high-quality. This allowed me to hone my skill in the topics I learned. If you have a deep passion for mathematics and/or looking to do well in math contests, then AwesomeMath is definitely the right program for you."

**Vikrant C. (California)**

"Every class started out with easy concepts, but finished with things that I needed to read again afterwards to really understand. Vieto equations, for example, looked easy to use when they were in front of me during the class, but then when it was time for the homework, they were escaping me somehow. It was nice that the homework had a lot of extra problems, allowing me to practice more to get more comfortable with the concepts."

**Maya S. (Texas)**

"The most fun part of this course was definitely the problem sets provided in the assignments and the notes. They were really challenging and fun to solve at the same time. Going through the notes helped me get a better and different view to the problems and really helped in solving the problems in the assignment, and almost every single problem of every week was really fun to go through and solve. I think on the top of my mind I remember a problem in which a soccer ball is kicked and it bounces of two walls and that one was fun to do. There were various other problems like the ballistic pendulum I think, which was connected by a rope in one case and a stick in another, which was great as well."

**Aayaam P. (India)**

"AwesomeMath's AP Physics 1 class was phenomenal for the short term we had- I learned a lot about physics under a really talented instructor who went above and beyond in his help to students. In fact, I did AMSP last summer and my experience was no different. The great instructors and quality of handouts and problems makes AwesomeMath truly awesome for AP and competition prep."

**Ranay D. (California)**

"I like Mr. McClintock's teaching style. In his lecture, he always give us time to think and try to solve problems first. That is really strengthen my capability of problem solving."

**Athena W. (Iowa)**

"Ever since my son has taken the awesome math course, he has been more interested in non- routine math more than ever. He has seen a spike in the AIME mock tests too. He has even qualified AMC 10B this year. He has improved his skills in number theory, Geometry, number Theory, Algebra and combinatorics. Awesome math has given challenging problems which helped him to improve his skills more than ever. The online experience was just as good as any offline class. Awesome math has given 3 sets of worksheets which helped my son to understand the concept properly. I highly recommend awesome math classes if you would want to improve your math skills and succeed in AIME and USAM\O"

**Suneetha E. (India)**

"The Level 3 Intermediate Problem Solving class taught by Mr. Phaovibul was very helpful in developing my combinatorics skills. As combinatorics is not my strongest subject, learning course material such as PIE and geometric probability helped me understand better how to approach combinatorics problems in different ways. I found the online environment engaging as it was easier to communicate my ideas and answers to the teacher."

**Kayden Z. (Texas)**

"Many varying but also interconnected topics were presented in the mathematics course that I took (L4). In the first few weeks, we learned many different theorems such as Ceva-Menelaus and Desargues. We then moved on to algebra topics such as inequalities, and finally ended with combinatorics. Many problems were made by the AwesomeMath staff or were found from olympiad competitions. It was very beneficial to me to learn a lot of new material and math competition applications. The online environment did not affect much of my learning and the teacher was still very supportive and persevering."

**Alex W. (Missouri)**

"I learned many things from this class. What helped me the most was Absolute value. (The 8th class in our semester.) We learned how to compute absolute values, before I took this class, I was confused on absolute value. I understood what you were supposed to do, the absolute value of -3 is 3, but I didn't understand why It was like that. Also, I couldn't solve multiple absolute values in one problem. At the end of the class, I understood absolute values! I think the most interesting class was the last class, in the last class we were talking about game theory. We were in breakout rooms for a while. I think I learned quite well in the breakout rooms, I would like the teachers to make more breakout rooms and pop into our breakout room more, so we would get more feed back. This also helped me improve my AMC8 scores. Overall, I think this is a great class and I would highly recommend anyone who wants to learn more math this class!"

**Daniel C. (Texas)**

"AwesomeMath is one of the best math programs out there! The instructors will make sure that all the classmates understand the lesson and answer individual questions you may have. The rigorous homework with varying difficulties helps cultivate my understanding of each topic. I have greatly improved my mathematical skills in just a handful of classes."

**Sola M. (Hawaii)**

"I liked Patrick's lecture especially the geometry part. His solutions to the geometry problems are concise and beautiful. I learned how to write demonstration step by step without any unnecessary word."

**Kryos W. (Iowa)**

"I really enjoyed the "Intermediate: Problem Solving 3" class. It increased my knowledge in various topics that I struggled with. For example, week 11 and 12 classes, "Arithmetic Functions Part 1 and 2", helped me understand more complex functions and proof statements. I learned that knowing such functions are very beneficial in otherwise tedious number theory questions. The teacher tried hard to make sure that everyone was following along, and the online environment made it much easier to communicate with the teacher as I could send a quick private message to him. I'm looking forward to taking more Awesome Math classes in the future."

**Alexander R. (North Carloina)**

"I already had a basic understanding of physics from my normal classes, but the Level 2 F=ma class expanded this foundation and took it in completely new directions. We learned how to use simple concepts like kinematics in very involved and difficult problems, and we also touched some areas that I have never encountered before, like buoyancy. My favorite section was the one over Kepler's laws and gravitation – as an amateur astronomer, it was enjoyable to see our formulas and equations translated into the actions of celestial bodies.Throughout all these tough problems, Dr. Kisacanin still kept the class fun, introducing fun topics like recent breakthroughs in physics and a final lesson on the dual-nature of light. "

**Ryan F. (Texas)**

"AwesomeMath has effectively taught me complicated methods for solving competition problems, even through a virtual environment. It's a unique way of making difficult aspects of Algebra, Geometry, Combinatorics, and Number Theory seem easier to young mathletes. The content is of just the right difficulty, providing facts and formulas, and many practice problems. Thanks to AwesomeMath, my competition skills have significantly improved."

**William P. (Texas)**

"I took the beginner's problem solving spring course in AwesomeMath. This improved my knowledge in problem solving because it taught me how to solve problems using topics I had already learnt before and few topics that are newer to me. I also learnt about small keywords to look out for while solving problems, that tell me what I should apply while solving it. Being in India, I am glad that there was the option of online classes, even though there was a time difference. After this course, I am able to solve problems more easily and can also think of different ways or methods to solve it."

**Nirvrithi S. (India)**

"So, this spring I finished the second part of problem solving skills for beginners. I really enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the first part last fall. In the second part, we reviewed some of the things we did last fall and we learned more about divisibility and decimals. Then we moved on to factoring expressions and squares which was hard but very interesting. We also had some classes on geometry, my favorite subject, where I learned about tangents and inscribed angles in circles. These were some of the best classes. We also had classes on absolute values and on game theory and this was the first time I ever heard about these.

The course helped me learn some new things that I had never seen before. I was also able to understand better some of the things we had done last fall. For example, I now understand better the rules of divisibility and also how to solve problem with decimals that repeat. In geometry, we learned how to measure angles in circles and how to use the tangents to help us measure angles in a circle.

I really liked all the things I learned. I liked that we reviewed some things we had done and also learned some new ones. Our teacher Mr. Patrick is very good at explaining things. I also like how he teaches the course. First he explains in class the ideas, then we all solve some problems together and then we have more problems for homework. He always answers our questions clearly. One other thing that I like is that the class is recorded and I can always watch it again, if I want to hear something again.

I am very happy I took the class. It is interesting and has taught me a lot. I want to move to problem solving 2 next year."

**Maria S. (New York)**

"Taking an Awesome Math class was an amazing experience for me. It increased my love for problem-solving and helped me remember why I find math so beautiful in the first place. In particular, I enjoyed the lessons taught on graph theory and coloring arguments because I ended up using a lot of what I had learned in proof problems I did outside of the class. I also loved learning about Lucas sequences and the primitive divisors theorem in the second semester. It was a really cool revelation when everything tied in together at the very end. The problem sets were also very helpful; solutions were extremely detailed. They were a great way to review what had been taught in class. Many of the in-class examples we did were from Putnam, USAMO, or even IMO. The advanced level of problems was perfect for the rigor of the class. The most valuable thing I gained from this course was a new perspective of looking at problems. My approach changed, and I learned a lot about where certain proofs come from and why they are useful. I especially liked the teaching style and format of the class. Even though we were in an online environment, my questions were always answered immediately. I cannot wait to take another Awesome Math course in the future!"

**Mihika D. (Virginia)**

"The spring semester of level three math was very challenging. Not all concepts were completely new to me, but they were generalized and the problems which came with them had more cases to list. I am thinking in particular about the inclusion-exclusion principle which was covered during the study of probability. I had seen the idea before but in much simpler problems - here, I had to be patient and careful when working through the calculations. There were concepts I had never heard of such as multiplicative functions. I think I need to see more of their applications in number theory in order to appreciate them, but now I know they exist and are important. The homework was manageable and the clues given by the teacher always helped me find at least a partial solution. I really liked that we were given time to work on some problems in class, i feel it is good to be able to think even a little bit about how to even begin a problem, before you are guided through a solution. I am also glad that the recordings of the lessons were available. Sometimes I had to listen to a lecture a few times before I understood everything. If you are thinking of taking this class, you will be challenged, there is no way around it."

**Sophia P. (Illinois)**

"Awesomemath has truly provided me with a great experience. From the awesome teachers, to the engaging lessons, to the challenging homework, Awesomemath improved me and taught me things beyond what my current school curriculum was teaching me. Thank you Awesomemath, for all you have done to me and the mathmatical community!"

**Sweeya T. (Texas)**

"I took level one math with Mr.Patrick. I liked the lessons. Some of the lessons I already knew. Some lessons were new - for example the angles in circles and the tangents. But Mr. Patrick explains very well, and I was able to do the entire problem set every week. I like that we can ask him questions and ask for hints. I feel good about this level and I want to do level 2."

**Bryan P. (Illinois)**

"Everything was amazing in my opinion. I loved the way awesome math classes gives us challenging problems. Even though i was familiar with few of the concepts, the problem level was tough. This helped me to improve my problem solving ability from AMC to AIME. These classes give you a handout, 2 problem set with solution which gives us the perfect resource for problem solving and theory. In the spring classes we learnt most of the topics from number theory, Algebra, Number Theory. The teachers were really amazing in teaching the concept and the online classes what the teacher took was just like an offline class. Last but not the least, I was able to improve my AIME score in mock tests from 3-4 to 7-8 within 1-2 months. I really thank awesome math academy for making such a wonderful course."

**Ashrith E. (India)**

"This class solidified my introductory background to physics in both the theoretical and problem solving areas. I was able to learn about not only the deep background of physics, but also how it can be applied today. I was also able to develop a concrete understanding of problem solving concepts that had been unclear to me before. For example, prior to the class, I barely understood the concept of projectile motion despite being familiar will all the formulas. However, after watching my teacher go about solving a plethora of different problems involving this concept, I was able to solidify my own understanding of it. I feel like the online format was not an issue for me since I have been online learning through the pandemic."

**Sargam M. (New Jersey)**

"Awesome Math is really awesome! It is the best math class I took outside of school. The length for each class is just right so the teacher can go over many math problems, and the format is perfect, so I could learn all major subjects of math including number problems, algebra, combinatorics, geometry, etc. I was allowed to switch from level 2 to level 1, which is the perfect level for me. The classes don't repeat what I learned from school, instead, they make me become smarter by thinking outside of the box, and by coming up with faster and simpler ways to solve problems, building on the concepts I learned from school. For example, I would easily give up solving for 2020!*2021! /(2019!*2021!) since it would take forever to calculate in the normal way I learned from school. But Awesome Math showed me to solve this problem within seconds with just one simple step. After a full year of learning with Awesome Math, I become a more logical thinker. The teachers carefully select representative problems from math competitions in previous years to go over during classes. I can watch the class recordings when I had to miss certain classes due to my volleyball tournaments, so I don't really miss any classes. I will definitely continue with Awesome Math next year with level 2."

**Jessica W. (New York)**

"I took Level 1 Physics class. It has helped me develop strong understanding of fundamental concepts. The best part is working on homework assignments. They were hard to start with. But as the classes progressed I started to enjoy solving these challenging assignments. I am also excited to learn that when I enter high school the knowledge base that I have developed will help me do well with AP Physics 1 and 2 exams. We were also able to download all lectures and notes that will help me more down the road. I also plan to attend Level 2 Physics class to deepen my knowledge. Thank you Awesome Math camp team!"

**Srinivasa V. (Kansas)**

"AwesomeMath is by far the best mathamatical academies that I have taken. The instructors are helpful. The explanations in class were crystal clear. The problems were challenging and fun, and the homework was rigorous, but engaging and fair. Because of AwesomeMath, I have more confidence when taking mathamatical competitions, and I have also improved and developed mathematical strategies which I didn't even know existed prior to enrollment in this academy."

**Smeeth T. (Texas)**

"I recently took the Novice Problem Solving Level 2 AwesomeMath Academy Class, and I loved it! After taking this class, I was more confident to tackle hard problems. This class covered many topics such as Arithmetic Functions and Viete’s Relations. I liked the fact that there was a recording. I sometimes missed a class, and I could watch the recording to watch what happened in the class. Also, I would sometimes get stuck on the problem, and when I rewatched the recording, I would get a better idea of how to solve the problem. I would definitely take another AwesomeMath Academy Class!"

**Brendon W.. (Washington)**

2020-21 AwesomeMath Academy

"I greatly appreciate the highly dynamic interaction in class, which really stimulate the student's critical thinking. This unique feature of the class is dramatically different from most of the online training classes nowadays. In the polygon lecture, I asked some questions which were related to the material but not covered in the lecture, Patrick not only helped me to solve my questions but also discussed my questions in class. The discussion really inspired us to think deeper about the regular polygon inscription. The questions asked in class from other students as well as the responses to Patrick's questions from other students really stimulated my thinking in class."

**Xiaodong W. (Iowa)**

"Two of the things that I enjoyed about Mr. Phaovibul's class were the diversity of topics that were taught and the detailed explanations of homework problems. In particular, I enjoyed the sections about graph theory a lot, as I had previously had little experience with graphs. One of the things that I enjoyed a lot about online learning this year was how easy it was to transmit answers and questions to the teacher."

**Kayden Z. (Texas)**

"I found this course both informative and intellectually stimulating. Although I was not able to figure out all problems at my first try, the teacher was always there to guild us either through exchange of messages or live interaction in class. I especially like the lesson on exponentiation as I was weak in this concept. After following through the whole session, I was able to solve more exponential questions than before. The theoretical concepts along with the problem sets composed of past real competition problems helped boost my math capacity to a higher level. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who would want to strengthen his math capability and aim to excel in various math competitions."

**Ethan Z. (Hong Kong)**

"I found Combinatorics extremely useful. When I started I was not so confident of my counting skills. Just after lecture “permutations and combinations” I was (surprisingly) able to tackle difficult problem; for instance 1985 Putnam A1 which was part of pset. It was good confidence booster. And it followed by “stars and bars” and “principle of inclusion and exclusion”. The lectures problems helped me to solve the psets. As a result I have started to count on my counting skills :) Make no mistake, psets are not easy. But the instructor make it easier. So I recommend it to kids who want are stepping into contest mathematics."

**VK (Japan)**

"The physics class helped me learn and execute the multitude of physics formulas that were based off algebra. An example is the formula for work: W = F * s(there are arrows over both F and s) which was simplified into F * s cos 0, in better terms, simplified into an understandable algebraic formula that utilized previous known knowledge."

**Andrew C. (California)**

"My knowledge in mathematics increased significantly after taking this course. The course was great and provided ample number of problems through problem sets and lectures. One topic I learned was graph theory. Prior to taking this course, I struggled on this topic and could barely understand it. Through lectures and homework, I could solve more problems in this area. The learning environment was great as my teacher always responded to my questions in class and gave feedback on my homework."

**Raju A. (California)**

"My AwesomeMath fall mathematics course increased my knowledge of mathematics and boosted my accuracy in tests as well as competitions a ton. The classes taught me how to do many problems in a faster as well as smarter way. It gave me the ability to finish my tests quicker and gave me more and more time to check my work and proofread. Before I took AwesomeMath my struggle was geometry and angle chasing. But after we went through the problem set and homeworks of that unit my weakness turned into my strength. That topic was pretty beneficial to me because it was a major topic in competitions, and if I know how to do those types of problems properly it could change my future! The AwesomeMath curriculum showed my weakness and how to make it my strength by practicing their challenge problems. When I submit my homework to the google classroom, I sometimes receive feedback on the homework telling me what I did wrong. That helps me understand my mistake so I don’t repeat it over and over. This is why I think AwesomeMath is a great program for learning competition math style problems!"

**Shiven K. (Maryland)**

"I am a 6th grader and I took the Problem Solving 1 class this fall. The class showed me many new mathematical topics that I had never seen in the past and we do not usually do in school. I really liked the classes about combinatorics and exponents. Geometry was really fun. I also learned for the first time about bases. Each week we learned about a different topic, even though some of them lasted for two classes. Mr. Patrick, our teacher, is very good in explaining the topics and answering our questions. He makes the class really fun. Each class usually starts with the introduction of the idea, where our teacher explains the idea using also examples. Then we will do problems in the class that help us better understand the topic. The teacher will also give us homework problems to do until the next class. Some of the problems can be hard, but you can use what you learned in class to solve them. It was a fun class that helped me learn many new things and I look forward to continuing it in the spring."

**Maria S. (New York)**

"I took Novice: Problem Solving 2, and the class increased my knowledge of mathematics in Modular Arithmetic and Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion, among others. Mr. McClintock is a great teacher and excellent at explaining concepts. The online platform worked well as I could learn from people not near my home."

**Chloe F. (California)**

"The fall class taught me many new concepts, completing my level 1 problem solving journey. The learning process was very thought- provoking while the teaching flow was well structured and easy to follow. In applying the newly-acquired theoretical knowledge, the teacher walked us through a lot of past math competition problems. This certainly broadened our math horizon and improved our thought process when attempting other similar problems. I like the part on Pythagorean Theorem the most because it rendered many other related problems easier to solve. I look forward to advancing further to level 2 and up."

**Bruce Z. (Hong Kong)**

"I was in the Problem Solving 1A class, in Fall 2021. I learned many new topics and strategies, and AwesomeMath presented them to me in a fun way. In addition to learning HOW a particular strategy worked, we also learned WHY it worked. The problems and homework were also very fun and challenging, and consisted of many high-quality problems. The class was very interactive as well. One of the takeaways of AwesomeMath is that they not only teach you how to solve math problems but they also teach you to think. I would definitely recommend AwesomeMath!"

**Vikrant C. (California)**

"I liked how the problem sets were pretty tricky but also I could solve some of the problems. Also, it was nice that the problems weren’t trivial and that it took some effort to solve the problems, as I don’t really like it when someone gives me a “problem flood” of easy problems. I liked doing the mass points topic because it helped me use the technique better. I think learning in person might be better than online, though."

**Raymond G. (Massachusetts)**

"AwesomeMath really helps spark interest in students and give them a reason to love what they learn. This was the first AwesomeMath class I’ve enrolled in (Problem Solving 4), and the experience was definitely worthwhile. Through an online platform, the instructor did extremely well in engaging students in conversations, making the environment friendly. The instructor also made room for any questions and made sure to clear up any parts we had trouble with. I had originally chosen this course as a challenge (little to no experience to some of the topics) and was afraid I would fall behind, but because he gave us time to absorb what he was doing and provided many explanations throughout the process, the pace of the class turned out to be just right. He also showed us the motivation behind why he approached a problem a certain way or why not another (ex: why to choose mod 11 for a diophantine, why to assign a certain mass for one of the points in a geometry problem involving mass points). One thing different than previous classes I have taken outside of AwesomeMath is that I have never felt so determined to solve problems before. Throughout the week, I would devote a lot of my time to work on the homework problems or problem set while trying out new things and approach them from different angles, even if I’d be stuck on them for a long time. I feel like the topics discussed in class have become my favorite (such as graph theory and diophantine equations), and whenever I see problems involving those topics I can’t help but feel excited. Also, each week of class was accompanied with many examples and problems that reflected the theory taught in class well. Many solutions given during class and for the assigned problem set were very ingenious and left me feeling satisfied."

**Lorraine W. (California)**

"I recently took Problem Solving 2 and was happy to see my math problem solving skills improved significantly. The practice problems helped me understand the topics well. The instructor explained the solutions very clearly and helped me understand the topic in depth. I was encouraged by the instructor to attempt to solve the problems by myself and the instructor showed different ways to solve them. I also like the homework problems because it helped me to get extra practice. Though the homework only requires minimum number of problems, it also provides many more problems for me to do if I want more practice. Also, homework problems are arranged by difficulty levels with beginning problems easy and later problems harder. Beginning problems helped me to focus on foundation knowledge and later problems helped me to secure the knowledge and learn how to apply them."

**Devin L. (Texas)**

"The problem sets were really good because the problems there were challenging and fun. The problems often could be attacked more than one way as the solutions set would outline. For example, instead of using torques for an object sliding down a hill, using conservation of energy would be less time consuming. Sometimes two problems in different problem set topics were related to one another, so it was nice putting the ideas learned to use and seeing how both methods would work."

**Shreyes B. (Massachusetts)**

"This class taught me a lot of concepts. I learned a lot about summation, cyclic quadrilaterals, PIE, and much more. I enjoyed Mr.McClintock's funny and enjoyable teaching, and he was always willing to give me a hint when needed. I was able to apply and use the concepts in very special ways during the problem sets, and the class was a great experience to be in."

**Oscar L. (Illinois)**

"I signed up for the Math L3 AwesomeMath Academy class. This class significantly increased my knowledge and ability to solve problems in math. My favorite topics from this class were group theory, sequences and series, and coordinate computation, as these topics I was previously unintroduced. The online environment was as great as it could get, and the teacher was extremely helpful."

**Alex W. (Missouri)**

"Novice Problem Solving Level 2 was my first AwesomeMath Academy class and I loved it. It included everything from algebra to geometry. The explanations in the class for the lecture problems were very clear. I would sometimes spend hours thinking about a problem on the handout. This class made be less afraid of complicated math problems. The recordings of the classes were nice since I could refer to them if I was stuck on a homework problem and most of the time, I would have an idea after rewatching the recordings. I would definitely be taking another AwesomeMath class!"

**Brendon W. (Washington)**

"When my father proposed this training to me, I was initially quite skeptical. English is not my native language and I wasn't sure I would do ok. But I love Math so I decided to give it a try. I liked the instructor's style and the wealth of problems provided for each session. Some of them were quite challenging. I also learned a few theoretical things. Especially towards the end of the training, when we started exploring the graph theory. This is a new topic for me and I found it rather intriguing. I'd love to take part in future courses scheduled during the summer or fall. Winter and spring are competitional seasons so it's a bit difficult to find the necessary time."

**Bianca I. (Romania)**

"I feel that this class was great for me because it filled in many holes in my learning. Through a systematic way of teaching and presenting competition problems, I was not only able to learn the variety of techniques, but I was also able to use them. I think that teaching in this method is really effective, but I would try to build each lesson upon something we learned from the last lesson. This is so that I don't forget any previous information and that I can build a better understanding. Other than that, maybe give out more homework that not only works on a specific topic but a combination of multiple topics."

**Jiaxuan G. (Michigan)**

"Mr. McClintock, has been wonderful working with me when I had trouble with the steps in difficult problems. He made me think through the steps and help me solve the hard mathematical problems in Level 3 class. I have gained significant amount of new knowledge in 12 weeks."

**Rishabh K. (Virginia)**

"AwesomeMath classes provided a multitude of topics that were useful for math competitions such as the AMC. The problem solving 3 class was very fun and interesting, and I saw many new concepts that were not covered at school such as graph theory. The problem sets and assigned problems trained me well for the AMC, and it gave me a more thorough understanding of the concepts. The instructor was also my favorite math teacher of all time! He was very supportive and made the class a fun place to be! Honestly, he is just fantastic and I can feel his passion for mathematics."

**Daniel K. (Canada)**

"I took Novice Problem Solving. The class was very informative. It discussed a variety of topics, including Number Theory (e.g. divisibility, Chinese Remainder Theorem), Combinatorics, Polynomials, and Geometry (triangle similarity, rotations and reflections, etc.) More than a dozen problems were offered as homework (but only two or three required). When I reviewed problems before the lecture, most of them seemed too difficult, I was not sure where to start solving them. Lectures made a lot of difference. Each lecture started with very easy concepts and facts. And, if I paid attention throughout, the whole lecture, it was also easy to follow. Each class gave us some chances to try solving problems our own first, and then see the correct solutions and explanations. I could see how helpful each lecture was because, after the lecture, I could find solutions to most of the homework problems that looked impossible before. It was also very convenient to have lecture recordings so that I could review whatever part of the lecture that I could not follow in real time. Also, I had to miss the class a couple of times, and could view the recording the next day, which was also nice. I would prefer to attend in person, but still have access to recordings."

**Maya S. (Texas)**

"I will say that the best benefit from this class is the large amount of unique problems given for homework after each topic is learned. Over the past, I have learned so many theorems and properties in math but was never sure where and how to exactly apply them. After this class, I learned how to use the various properties and theorems to solve complex and challenging problems. It does not help to have the most knowledge in a math competition but what is important is which concepts you are able to apply to the hard problems in the given amount of time. This class has helped me achieve just that as I had finally solved so many number throes and algebra problems specifically. I knew so many theorems and properties before but could not apply them till I learned to connect different problems and recognize similarity between problems after going to this class. I would recommend this class for anyone who has learned basics of math and who wants further enrichment or preparation for the AMC 8, AMC 10/12, or AIME."

**Shiva K. (New Jersey)**

"This fall semester I took the Math Level 1 class. I really liked my teacher. He made the class fun. He drew pictures to make the ideas clear. After we learned something new, we practiced on more problems. The teacher asked us a lot of questions during solving a problem. This helped me learn ways to begin solving problems. I knew most of the topics but I still found the problems on the problems sets hard. I had just learned about similar triangles so that topic was the easiest. The counting problems were the hardest and I need to work on them more. I liked that many of the problems took me a lot of time to solve. Sometimes I had to try during many days, and sometimes I did not finish but I tried. I was proud of myself."

**Bryan P. (Illinois)**

"This fall semester I took the Level 3 math course. I have never before tackled problems like the ones studied in class and given as homework. I worked on each homework the entire week, and wrote many drafts before I turned in the final solutions. I think I learned to write more clearly too. I like that our teacher guides us step by step towards a solution, so that I can understand how simple lemmas have large implications. I enjoyed the lesson on sums and products, because I understood quickly what trick to look for. I loved the lesson on colorings, because the problems were very surprising. I also liked that I found topics I need to practice more such as coordinates and trigonometry. I am looking forward to be back in class during the spring semester."

**Sophia P. (Illinois)**

"Your physics and chemistry classes are amazing; almost a month has passed since the beginning of the course and I have been enjoying myself a lot. The classes are really engaging and the instructors are very friendly and helpful. I look forward to Saturdays a lot more because of the classes and I am so glad to have enrolled in them!

AwesomeMath has given me an amazing opportunity to learn challenging math, physics and chemistry, and I am really thankful for that."

**Jia T. (Malaysia)**

"I have attended the online course (Intermediate: Problem Solving 3). I learned a lot of advanced knowledge in Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Number Theory which are frequently tested in AIME and higher level math contests. I benefited from Number Theory the most because the course provided a lot of useful theorems and their application. I would like to recommend this course to any students who want to improve in AIME or other contests."

**Benjamin J. (Florida)**

"This was my first AwesomeMath Academy Mathematics course, and I took Novice Problem Solving Level 2. I could have not been more pleased with the explanations and lesson plan that was taught to me. Each class built it's intensity up, using topics previously presented. The homework problems assigned were easier than the ones that we did in class, but I found that helpful because the problems we discussed in class were stimulating conceptually while the homework was able to give me a chance to apply those concepts. The instructor for this class was very clear, concise, and interactive with me. I was able to contact him outside of class with questions I had on the class materials or problem sets. He also catered to the needs of the students in class, sending polls asking us how much of the material we already knew. That way, he was able the gauge the level of explanation he needed to give us, and rather explain to us material we didn't know. I was able to get a short review on the fundamentals of each concept and then learn the more complex counterparts that built up my understanding. All the problems we covered were very thought provoking, and I will definitely be taking another class from AwesomeMath again!"

**Ankita K. (Minnesota)**

"From my experiences in the Awesome Math courses and books I can say that I have never been bored or not challenged. The Awesome Math program has put me into the right classes so that I am challenged. The problems they provide are challenging and fun to do as well. If I can not do a question then I can just ask for help. I have learned a lot about subjects such as number theory, geometry and probability. Awesome Math has also done a great job online, they made their google classroom homepage very easy to navigate and I feel like they have done everything to make that experience better."

**Benjamin K. (Illinois)**

"The teacher, Mr. Patrick McClintock, is kind and cheerful, so I am always excited to attend class. Every single lesson deepened my understanding of specific topics such as angles, triangles, and linear equations. I also learned new things such as circles and tangents. The homework is not too hard, so I can finish every time. I like that the information on each topic is divided into sections instead of random problems, and they label it, so I know what each method is. I also appreciate the recordings because I can always watch the recording when I realize I don't understand something when doing the homework. Like on week 10, I got stuck, and I looked at the video. I found whatever I was stuck on in the recording. This course also took questions between problems, so if you are stuck, you can ask a question, or someone else might. I found it helpful that Mr. Patrick went over the problems and asked if there was anything we did not understand, making sure nobody was left behind. Going through the problems at the beginning of class also helps to get my brain running, especially since my class was in the morning, right after I woke up."

**Jack L. (Illinois)**

"This class introduced me to physics in both a school and competition setting. It was easy to follow and interesting even in an online environment, and I also had a lot of fun in the class. I learned a lot of material about acceleration, energy, planetary motion, and rotational motion."

**Sheldon T. (California)**

"This class improved my knowledge in physics and I gained confidence to solve more complex physics problems that my school did not cover. The teacher and his assistant are very patient and they helped me to understand many mechanics questions. My experience with the online environment is great, and no problem with effective communication."

**Wenbo J. (Canada)**

"Patrick is a great instructor. I have deepened my understanding of Number Theory and Algebra. The online learning experience is also very effective and I was able to interact with my classmates and instructor. Overall great experience and highly recommend if you are looking for additional challenges."

**David D. (Florida)**

"This class helped me learn the difficult topics on mathematics including fundamentals of counting, Binomials, cyclic quadrilaterals, Modular arithmetic and inequalities. I knew only a little bit of these topics. Now I am better prepared to answer harder problems in AMC10 and Math Counts test."

**Arnav G. (Virginia)**

""I came across Academy in the Fall 2020 and attended both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester and loved the wholesome experience. The fact that the program was online was also good because it allowed for more flexibility and was easier to integrate into my schedule. I obtained a wealth of valuable math skills that I'll be able to put to use in math competitions. One of the best benefits is that the material is challenging, monitors progress, and there are carefully chosen examples and problems which stimulate ingenuity. I learned new and non-routine topics in combinatorics and discrete mathematics which is crucial for modern computing and Computer science. We learned Algebra, geometry, and number theory in the mathematics course which forms the essentials and is essential for careers in STEM fields. The Academy helped me solidify my past knowledge while providing me with more new techniques and insights. The Academy is the best choice for any student who aims to be successful and loves competitive math. The explanations in class were clear, and the problems assigned provided a way to connect with the instructor. The segments are very well designed and the material encapsulates fascinating nuggets in Undergraduate Mathematics. The richness of this course has given me precious insight into mathematics and has changed the way I see mathematics in the world around me. Thanks to AwesomeMath, I've greatly improved my problem-solving skills and math skills in just over a few months. In summary, the Academy experience is Awesome.""

**Raghav G. (India)**

"I learned many math topics in depth that I never knew about, I knew some basics about the topic, but AwesomeMath provided more depth learning into the topic and I learned many math strategies, I also like the homework sets, very useful problems and I liked the concept of lecture notes where everybody could see it, I would recommend AwesomeMath to others."

**Shreyas D. (Texas)**

"I learned a lot about higher level math topics that often appear in math olympiads. Some of the most helpful topics I learned about include lagrange interpolation, quadratic residues, and generating functions. These techniques have helped me greatly simplify solutions to some otherwise difficult problems."

**Isabella Z. (Virginia)**

"The Intermediate Problem Solving Level 3 Course was extremely helpful. It allowed me to solve AIME problems from the 5-10 range, something that I couldn't do before. The problem sets were very good and high quality, and the teacher explained the concepts very well in class. The algebra section was very fun and I learned a lot from it. I highly recommend this course to other students who want to take this course online."

**Rishab B. (Texas)**

"This program has helped me increase my knowledge in math in various ways. The teacher was very nice and explained the concepts very well. One thing that I liked the most was receiving hints for problems. It is agreed upon many people that solving problems without looking at the solution is very important. The teacher gave me hints to help me do so, and this has helped me to improve my problem-solving skills greatly. Also, the course had many topics that aren't covered normally, such as levels. I usually studied math from Art of Problem Solving's books and by solving problems in the AMC, and I have never seen a method like that. However, it became a very useful method to solve problems as I became familiar with using it. It offered simpler, more clever solutions, and has made me to think a lot, which ultimately helped solve more problems and harder problems more cleverly. Finally, the problems that come in the problem set are all very thought-intriguing, and require you to think creatively and critically, and each problem has taught me lesson. Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone who has started preparing for the AMC 10."

**Junyong C. (Texas)**

"The class was highly informative and definitely developed my knowledge of mathematics. As a note, I've always been someone who was slightly worse at geometry and combinatorics, and this class really helped me become better at these, as even for theorems I already knew, I was able to explore math in a higher level of detail. For example, I never expected that I could do so much with the principal of inclusion and exclusion or the number of ways I could change a geometric figure so that it becomes cyclic. I also enjoyed the sections on modular arithmetic, such as Wilson's theorem and more. Despite being in an online environment, I learned a lot, and will certainly benefit from the class I took in the future."

**Ananya S. (California)**

""Awesome Math's Physics was a great and unforgettable experience, Dr. Branislav is very knowledgeable. He made physics very approachable and interesting. The class extended my math knowledge and helped me apply it to the real world through the lens of physics. The teachers are very accessible and quickly respond to questions.""

**Matthew E. (California)**

"My child took the Physics Level 1 class with Dr. Branislav. She was aware of some of the concepts of this introductory level class before the class started. However, she didn't fully understand the concepts. Dr. Branislav had an engaging way of explaining the concepts,. The historical background helped put the concepts into perspective. My child told me frequently that she enjoyed the class. The homeworks were challenging and the feedback was very helpful. The most learning did happen by working on the homework. There were times when she really struggled with some problems. However, the instructor was always available to answer questions by email and was very prompt in his responses. Overall, the class was very challenging, but the experience was positive and we will be back for Level 2 in Fall 2021."

**Anu L. (Texas)**

""It helped me honing my skills in solving Algebra problems. The teachers are very nice in explaining all the minor details a student has to pay attention to. I do not see much difference between physical class vs online class. In fact, online class allowed me to be on time without worrying about commute logistics.""

**Raju A. (California)**

"This math class taught me many new concepts, particularly in geometry. The online experience was fun, and it felt like I was in an in-person class. My instructor explained how to use "levels" to solve hard geometry problems. Even though I have already taken a geometry course before, I still learned many new and interesting topics that helped a lot."

**Sunay M. (California)**

"This class, Awesomemath Spring Course, was extremely helpful in teaching me about more advanced topics in combinatorics, geometry, number theory, and algebra. Before the class, I would struggle with most counting and probability questions, but the combinatorics class layered the basic, fundamentals of counting and built up by covering the Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion as well as Binomial Theorem. I especially liked the Fundamentals of Counting problem set as it made me apply basic ideas like the sum and product rules for complex problems. I also loved the Algebra section as it went into inequalities which I never really associated with Algebra. I especially liked the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality as well as Titu's lemma since they could easily be applied with minor manipulation of inequalities. The online environment was fine, but I think that if teachers used breakout rooms, students could communicate more for questions instead of only solving them individually. Overall, I found that the course was phenomenal, and I hope to return next year for more math and possibly physics."

**Neil K. (California)**

"After taking the L3 AwesomeMath class, I saw a visible improvement in the scores of the mock tests that I took. During the class, I found that the theorems discussed in class that revolved around number theory and geometry helped boost my performance the greatest, while the algebraic problem sets helped me to practice and expand my knowledge in algebra. The combinatorics section was especially informative, as the application of the methods taught became increasingly frequent when I went over more problems. The online experience was also excellent, with M. Tip Phaovibul being an engaging and supportive teacher."

**Kayden Z. (Texas)**

""At the beginning, I was feeling very uncomfortable with the instructor (Dr. Mtip), and I was hesitant to unmute my mic and talk. Then, I emailed AwesomeMath regarding my concern, they replied and I was feeling more involved and excited for each upcoming session. The response from AwesomeMath made me feel that I was the one thinking pessimistically. After that, whenever I submitted my solutions or answers in class, I felt some sort of positive energy as Dr. Mtip engagingly commented on them. Thus, I feel that Awesome Math is always highly recommended for anyone with any amount of knowledge in any aspect.""

**Mohammed I. (India)**

""I learnt a lot from L2 AwesomeMath and I discovered how Awesome Math is :) . In fact, every problem set and set of lecture notes, beyond the online classes, were beneficial to me. The course helped me understand how to systematically solve problems from olympiads. I have to mention that Mr Patrick is a highly enthusiastic teacher and a fun one too. He makes problem-solving easier and joyful at the same time. I could attempt problems that I couldn't solve before the course started. The discord group and ability to communicate with my class peers and Mr Patrick was great and led to some new friendships and more contest fun (PurpleComet). As a homeschooler, most of my learning is online but I felt my AwesomeMath classes created a warm, comfortable and enjoyable environment for learning more of my favourite subject! What I especially loved - In number theory, the systematic study of Arithmetic functions like the Euler's totient function made me understand lemmas in number theory that I couldn't understand before class and also results I knew before in a much clearer manner. I enjoyed trigonometry and using it to understand lemmas in euclidean geometry even better. The course built a foundation on probability, conditional probability, geometric probability which allowed me to think differently and approach a broader set of probability problems.""

**Dheekshanya T. (India)**

"The Spring 2021 online course not only enlightened me in terms of problem-solving skills but also reaffirmed my interest in math. Although most concepts covered in this course were new and intriguing to me at first, the instructor delivered them in an easy-to-follow way. We had lots of fun doing math together. The class experience in turn motivated me to do more math after each class. I can certainly use what I learnt from this course for my future math competitions. For example, I had difficulty in solving combination problems in my past competitions. Equipped with combinatory logic I learnt, I’ll be in a better position to solve any type of combination and permutation questions. I really want to take this course again to learn more math concepts."

**Sihong Z. (Hong Kong)**

""My name is Miłosz K. I am 17 years old and I live in Warsaw, Poland. I have recently attended the Awsomemath Course which I strongly recommend. If you are passionate about math and have some free time this is the course for you. I made such a decission and it was a very good one. The lessons were quite interesting and I learned many new things. Before the first class I was stressed how the lesson would look, for instance, would we have to turn our cameras on and other online problems But when the class started in the first few minutes I turned my camera on with no worries as the atmosphere was great. My teacher Dr. M.Tip Phavoibul was a very kind and communicative person. He had no problems talking to us. But what is even more important, his math knowledge was impressive. He showed us many interesting methods to solve problems. Even in geometry (which is my passion and I thought that I already know every theorem) I learned new tools to solve problems: ie. a spiral similarity combined with a Miquel point. These two things are related to each other, but I didn't know that they're that close and interesting facts you can prove using just these two things. From this course I understand that there are still several items for me to discover in geometry. During the lessons, Dr. Phavoibul showed us many examples for us to have a better understanding of the topic and always he checked to be certain that we understood everything. If somebody didn’t understand something he or she could easily ask Dr. Phavoibul questions on the zoom chat. He also gave us tons of problems to practice after each lesson and each week we were given 3 problems to solve: easy, medium and hard ones as homework. We could also ask each other for hints on Discord, which was very helpfull for me. The most difficult (and most interesting) part for me was called combinatoric. I learned how generatic functions work and how to use them. It gave me a much better understanding of probability and some sequances which are important in mathematics (ie. Fibonacci sequences and Catalan numbers). We also had lessons about ""q-notation"", which is an immense and challanging topic in mathematics. Dr. M. Tip. Phavoibul showed us an easy way to understand the basis of such a difficult topic, and encouradged us to study it. We also had symetric polynomials and I think it was the most fascinating topic for me, from all of the lessons in this course. From the technical side - i like that the courses where orginized in different hours of the day and in that way people from different countries and different time zones could choose the time which suits them the best. Having this in mind the online course was perfect for me. :) Summerizing, it was a great and challenging course helping me to discover and learn new things in a great atmosphere. I wholeheartedly recommend this course and encourage you to attend it !!!""

**Milosz K. (Poland)**

""The course was amazing. Instructor is very good. And the problems covered during the session are extremely helpful to solve the problem sets. Some of the problems in psets are very challenging. It is important to understand that even if you doesn’t solve all of them, you still learn a lot. This a very good foundational course geared towards building competitive problem solving skills.""

**Sharvil K. (Japan)**

"My class, taught by Mr. Mcclintock, significantly improved my understanding of mathematics. I really appreciate that theorems are proved before using them in problems as it deepens my understanding of what is actually going on. During class time, I always am able to catch up, and there was never a time where I felt uncomfortable to ask a question. I also really like the fact that there are warmup problems to start the day, even if they don't relate to the subject we are on that day, because my brain needs time to start processing math when I have just woken up (my class was in the morning). Something I really liked was when Mr. Mcclintock made us a little quiz on Zoom for us to answer the problems. When we all finished it, he publicizes the percentage of what everyone answered for each problem, not the actual answers. That gives me a heads up to if I answered correctly. Then, we went over the questions and gradually revealed the actual solutions. There were a few weeks that I feel benefited me a lot. That would be the week we talked about levels and the week we talked about trigonometry. Levels were always something I had trouble with, as many of my previous teachers went too fast when explaining how they applied concepts from the basic problems too the hard ones. However this time, the class went slowly from simpler problems to the harder ones, increasing a little in difficulty every time. This time, I could follow along very well as we went through the more advanced form of using different concepts thoroughly. The same could be said about trigonometry. Although I could understand the very basics of geometry, I always end up very lost. This time however, I got through just fine. Everything was thoroughly explained, and I understood how one thing connected to another. Sometimes, even though I understood the different parts, the moment they're put together, I get horribly confused. However the moment I understood how parts fitted, my thought process is immediately smoother. I really did enjoy the math class and was disappointed when I saw it was the last day. I had a very beneficial experience, thank you Mr. Patrick!"

**Allison L. (Illinois)**

"Awesome Math taught me to think critically in Physics and Chemistry. Before, I was barely at the grade level in those two, but as a result of taking this AwesomeMath class, I enjoy these two much more than I did before. I think that AwesomeMath has helped me grow as a student and a person. In both courses, there were areas where I struggled. My homework, consequently, was less-than-perfect. However, the class TA's were AWESOME, and explained each problem fully, emphasizing on where I had gone wrong. The class notes and homework solutions were VERY in-detail, and I will definitely continue to learn from these as I review them again and again. AwesomeMath made online learning seem less boring. Normally, we might get worksheets and the teacher would answer questions. Here, on the other hand, the teacher actively explained and responded to voiced or typed comments and questions. It was a great experience for me, and I would definitely recommend anyone to try these courses."

**Harini V. (Texas)**

"The AwesomeMath spring course not only taught me math concepts but also guided me to think out of the box. It was quite intellectually stimulating in a sense that, in addition to new topics, it gave me a deeper understanding of the topics I knew and at the same time pushed me to think about similar topics from different angles. The course also helped me with certain topics in which I was not strong. For example, I used to find it difficult to solve linear equations. After learning lecture 7 on this topic, I finally found out the fun of solving such equations and thus do not think of it as difficult as before. Last but not least, I had lots of fun learning from our fantastic instructor as well as learning together with students from different places. I really like this course and am looking forward to attending more courses by AwesomeMath soon."

**Sihan Z. (Hong Kong)**

"I took the Awesome Math Level 1 Physics Class. The teacher was very helpful and whenever I had a question he answered it thoroughly. When we were learning about torque and angular momentum, I had trouble with the homework but the instructor explained it very well and I was able to do the homework very quickly. My F=MA score jumped from a 3 to a 10. Now I am closer to qualifying for the USAPhO. I recommend this course to anyone who is new to physics and wants to get close to qualifying for USAPhO."

**Rishab B. (Texas)**

"Most of the topics covered in the course were new to me, and they were explained very well, so I feel like I learned a lot, especially in the geometry portion of the course. I also think that the problem sets were the right level of difficulty such that they were not extremely hard, but hard enough that I had to think about for a while and ingrain the material taught in the classes. I found learning online to be just as beneficial as face to face would've been, although I've never actually attended one, so I can't say for sure."

**Rohan S. (United Kingdom)**

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