World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love! 


World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love!

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Online Workshops for Middle and High School Students:
Creative Writing (Poetry) with Katia Kapovich

About Our Workshops

Enhance your middle and high school student’s creative writing skills with our online workshop on poetry featuring the renowned writer, Katia Kapovich. Join us today!

Course details:
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:15-8:15 pm (online, zoom) for  Middle school students,
Mondays, Wednesdays,  6:15-8:15 pm (online, zoom) for  High school students,

Dates: Starts July 5, 2023, ends August 1, 2023 
Price: $984 (for eight 2-hr sessions)
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Middle School Creative Writing

Creative Writing (Poetry) with Katia Kapovich

Poetry practice fosters reading skills, including reading comprehension and reading fluency. Writing
poetry supports and enhances students’ language and literacy learning experiences in engaging ways.
Moreover, writing poetry enables middle-school students to express feelings, describe their experiences,
and create images of everyday objects by using literary language, precise word choices, and poetic
devices. With the help of their teacher, students learn how to choose topics to focus on, ranging from
ordinary experiences and people in their lives to rich flights of the imagination. The teacher will ask the
students to read their composed poems out loud while the others listen, paying attention to the poem’s
prosody, intonations, and details of the content. The teacher will help the students explore strategies for
developing ideas for their work. The semester will culminate in the final submission of poems by the

Goals That Guide the Writing of Poetry:
1. Students examine everyday objects and experiences in detail from multiple perspectives and use
their “poet eyes” rather than their “science eyes” to observe.
2. Poets generate ideas for poems from feelings and everyday experiences and by observing the
world around them.
3. All writers are able to express themselves and their unique perspectives on the world through
4. A poet uses poetry to create a vision, experience, or feeling in the reader’s mind.

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Online Workshop for High School Students

Creative Writing (Poetry) with Katia Kapovich

Do you like stories, humor, clever turns of phrases, and thinking about your place in the universe? Do you appreciate the sparks of creativity that can enrich our daily experience and make life deeper and more
fun? Some of the most wonderful things that humanity has written are poems.

You too can discover the poet in you! This course will use poetry as a source of insights about all good writing. Poetry is creative, and creativity is poetic and is best appreciated through direct engagement with poetry-writing. This course is a writing workshop, where every week you will write your own original poems and share them with the group. The poems can be in any form, and we will explore various beautiful poetic forms together. We will be honing our skills and learning and practicing helpful approaches to creative writing. Don’t worry if this is the first poetry course of your life, or if you have never shown your poems to anyone. The classes are designed to help you put together a toolbox of poetic forms, devices, and ideas. These will stay with you for the rest of your life! Your poetic taste will improve, and you will become very comfortable with both reading and writing poems. Do not forget: the way to gain confidence is by working on your writing. We are all in this together. I look forward to working with each of you. There will be no required readings, although I will recommend readings that I find interesting or relevant to our work. I will also suggest themes that you may want to address in your creative writing.

I will not be telling you what to like or not to like in poetry, since those things are for you to decide. But I will help you develop your unique and beautiful poetic voice.

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Katia Kapovich

Katia Kapovich is an internationally esteemed bilingual poet and author. She has ten Russian poetry collections and two volumes of English verse, Gogol in Rome (Salt, 2004, shortlisted for England’s 2005 Jerwood Alderburgh
Prize) and Cossacks and Bandits (Salt, 2008). Her English language poetry has appeared in the London Review of Books, Poetry, The New Republic, Harvard Review, The Independent, The Common, Jacket, Plume and numerous
other periodicals, as well as in several anthologies including Best American Poetry 2007 and Poetry 180 (Random House, ed. Billy Collins). She was the recipient of the 2001 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the U.S. Library of Congress and was poet-in-residence at Amherst College in 2007. She is the recipient of the 2013 Russkaya Premiya (Russian Prize) in the short fiction category. In 2019 she received the (Russian) Hemingway Prize for a short story collection. In 2021 her Selected Poems: The City of the Sky were published in Moscow (Ekso Publishing House, 496 pages, forewarded by Dmitry Bykov, afterword by Bakhyt Kenzheev and Lev Oborin). She lives in Boston where she has been teaching Poetry masterclasses for seventeen years in multiple institutes, including MIT, CCAE, and as a professor of poetry at Free European University.

Note:  our short classes and workshops are not refundable


“I have been going to RSM-MetroWest in Framingham for eight years now, and I have loved every year of it. Going to RSM has helped me excel in school, and develop my love for mathematics. The classes not only support the school curriculum but also go beyond it by challenging students with more advanced problems. I love the challenge, and I believe it has only made my interest in mathematics grow stronger. I am truly grateful for the knowledge and skills that it has given me, and I would not be where I am now if it weren’t for RSM-MetroWest.”

– Prakalya Chandrasekar, 10th grader at the Advanced Math & Science Academy

I enjoy advanced math because I am learning about new methods. One of my favorites is the mushroom. With that, you can find the LCM. I like my teacher, Mrs. Alla Farizon. She is very nice and she makes sure you understand the topic. I also like friends in the class. They are fun to play with at break. At my regular school, in my math class, there are a lot of kids who complain about math. But here no one complains about it, so it is much nicer. Every student is excited to learn and the best part is….. it’s math!

– Student, level 5

My son had a wonderful experience at RSM, Framingham, his mathskills improved considerably and was challenged enough to participate in competitions!! Needless to say his school math became very easy for him.

- Vishruta Parikh, August 2018

My favorite thing about advanced math is learning new things. I get new problems to solve. My teacher, Mr. Gene (Sigalovsky) is fun. He explains how to do a method to solve the problem. My teacher is very nice and he is also very fun

- Student, level 3.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you Anna, and the School of Mathematics, for broadening our son's field of vision on mathematics. He has seen many topics and ways to approach them that he would not have had access to otherwise.

- Dar and Einat Efroni, parents of a high school student, 2015

Our son has been with RSM-MetroWest for several years. At the end of the 7th grade he took the Math SAT and earned a perfect score of 800. We just wanted to thank Russian Math for preparing him so well.

- Mr and Mrs. Sridhar, Summer 2015

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