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2020, 2021 A Look Back - Summary of My Student's Success

Updated: May 31



2020 Whew, what a year! With all the lockdowns in place and virtual/ hybrid schools, a lot of kids' life was turned upside down 🙃 We all went through COVID. My Father-in-law was hospitalised and then after a few months, my grandmom was. It was a scary time. I had to call some of my parents to reschedule during those times and they stood solidly by me. They even had tips on how I can deal with the situation for some of them had gone through similar situations. I am really grateful to them for the support they offered.


Most of my students work solidly whether COVID or not. In-person, hybrid, all online, they did their best and produced beautiful results :) I'm really proud of them. Here are some of the success stories of my students for 2020.


1. Devu got into Algebra 1 course in 6th grade. This is a huge achievement for her given that she thought math isn't her thing.


2. Aarav (an Australian student) got a distinction again in AMC (Australian Mathematics Competition) and he was placed within the top 7% in the country or his state.


Student Success Stories of 2020
Student Success Stories of 2020

3. M (from Singapore) won a Silver Medal in the finals at the Annual Mathlympics.


4. All of my math counts students went to State Round. Aaryan went to the state round in both Math Counts and MathLeague.org. None of them had qualified last year. So we were super excited.


5. Aaryan also prepared for Algebra 2 over the summer and went on to do Pre-Calc in Grade 9. He found Algebra 2 easy after Math Counts :)


6. Jyothi got a National rank 20 in Math Kangaroo Grade 4. She also took a challenge exam at the end of Grade 4 to skip a year of math to get into Pre-Algebra in Grade 5.


7. All the other students maintained their A's. All of them learned to work steadily and independently


Despite being a COVID year and math competitions being cancelled in a lot of schools, my students still did their best and worked consistently. They did not let the system affect them. They understood that they cannot control the circumstances.


Interestingly I had a student (7th grader) email me directly and ask if I would coach her for AMC 8 and if her parents can call me to work out the details! She did her own research to find out a tutor who'd coach her for AMC8.


The reason I write this is to encourage the parents and the students to do better. What mattered finally for all of them was not their math skills but their attitude. They wanted to do well. That made the difference.


2021 Success Stories


  1. Aarav (an Australian student) was placed within the top 2% in his country in APSMO. His team also placed first in the finals Numero Interschool Maths Competition.

  2. Aarav got a distinction in AMC (Australian Mathematics Competition) for the 3rd year running.

  3. Varish successfully passed his Geometry challenge exam. He'll be taking Algebra 2 in Grade 9 after Algebra 1 in Grade 8.


2022 Success Stories


  1. All 4 of my Australian students got distinction in AMC (Australian Mathematics Competition). Aarav - for the 4th year running and Vedika and Kaavya for the first time. Aarav and Vasanthi improved their percentiles.

  2. Govind wrote a challenge exam for Geometry and Algebra 2 together after prepping over the summer. He is now doing Pre-Calc AB in Grade 8 after doing Algebra 1 in Grade 7. Given that he used to have anxiety attacks when it came to math in Grade 6 this is a huge achievement.

  3. Yuvan successfully passed his Geometry challenge exam. He'll be taking Algebra 2 in Grade 9 after Algebra 1 in Grade 8. He needed a score of 90% on his exam to skip the course in school.

  4. Solomon finished Level 2 and Level 3 of Beast Academy in one academic year.

  5. Diya did Level 4 and Level 5 of Beast Academy in Grade 5. She was struggling with it but by the end of the year, she got super comfortable. She also got Upper Level in her private school entrance test (SSAT and ISEE).

  6. Aarav got the Top 2% in the country award for APSMO (Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads)


2023 Success Stories


  1. Sriya at the beginning of the year had to take remedial math in Grade 6. Her MAP scores were in the lower achievement in Spring. By Fall her MAP scores were in higher achievement around 80th percentile and she also wanted to go for accelerated math.

  2. Kiranmayea wanted to move from Australia to the US. She wanted to get into Geometry in Grade 9 but the Australian syllabus barely covered 25% of Algebra 1. She worked for 1.5 months over the summer and completed Algebra 1 and gave a placement test in her new school and got successfully placed in Geometry in Grade 9.

  3. Yash (from the Middle East) got a whopping 81% on his final exam. He went from almost failing the exam to 81%.

  4. Aarav got the highest scorer award for APSMO (Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads).

  5. Kaavya got distinction in AMC (Australian Mathematics Competition) placing her in the top 5% in the country.

  6. Omer got into Honors Algebra 2 in a private school placement. He was struggling with math when he did Algebra 1.


2024 Success Stories


  1. Kavi a 6th grader went from scoring 4 in practice AMC 8 to scoring 27 in MathCounts Chapter Round.

  2. Zayed a 6th grader got 17 in AMC 8.

  3. Poshya a 3rd grader got a perfect score in Math Kangaroo. She got the highest scorer award for MOEMS. It is a great achievement for a 3rd grader. She also got selected for the final round of RSM's International Math Contest.

  4. Poshya finished BA Level 3, 4 and 5 in 8 months and we are currently doing AOPS Pre-Algebra.

  5. Sriya got around 95th percentile in her MAP testing and got recommended for Algebra 1 in Grade 8. She worked hard and improved a lot. She had to do remedial math in Grade 6 because she was struggling.


As you know I'm an Online Math Tutor. I help students with their school math and also coach them for competitions.

Would you like your kid to be a success? Contact me today for a free 15 min consultation on how I can help your kid succeed in math today.




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