World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love!
Dr. Anna Charny
Dr. Anna Charny, Managing Director and one of the founders or RSM- MetroWest, received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. She has a lifelong interest in teaching advanced mathematics to primary and secondary school children. Her teaching and tutoring experience ranges from elementary to graduate school. She is a co-founder and the first Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) Charter School in Marlborough, MA, where she subsequently served for many years on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Charny also served on the Advisory Board of Computer Science Unplugged, a non-profit organization developing methods and materials for teaching computer science algorithms to elementary and middle school students. Dr. Charny’s passion for quality math and science education comes on top of her career of a researcher in the area of advanced algorithms and protocols for the Next Generation Internet. She has a number of academic publications, contributed to a number of Internet standards, and authored 37 US patents.
Ms. Alla Farizon
Alla Farizon holds an M.S. degree in Economics. She has a passion for teaching children and has taught elementary and middle school math at RSM for several years. In addition, she was one of the first coaches of the RSM- MetroWest junior MOEMS team. Mrs. Farizon is also Vice Principal at RSM- MetroWest.
Mr. Alexander Beider
Alexander Beider received his M.S. in Mathematics and Teacher of Mathematics from Odessa University . He has more than 20 years of experience teaching math in High school and Colleges in USSR and Israel. In his free time, Alexander enjoys reading books and playing chess.
Ms. Ann Colvin
Ann Colvin earned an MBA from Babson College and has over a decade of experience working in finance. After beginning a new career as a high school equivalency teacher, she discovered her true passion for teaching mathematics. Ms. Colvin enjoys games and puzzles, reading science fiction novels, and spending time with her family.
Mr. Alexander Sukher
Alexander Sukher holds an M.S. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the Kharkov State University in Ukraine. He has worked for more than 35 years in research and engineering, and has extensive teaching experience in the Unites States and Europe. He has authored and co-authored multiple works in Computer Numerical Control Systems Theory and in Applied Approximation Theory. His hobby is the sport of badminton; he is a participant in and a winner of many Massachusetts State badminton tournaments, the gold, silver and bronze medalist in the US National Senior Championships and Games in 2006, 2011, 2013. Mr. Sukher teaches middle and high school math at RSM- MetroWest. He is also prepares school teams for participation in national and international math competitions.
Ms. Alfiya Yakupova
Alfiya Yakupova earned her M.S. in Mathematics in Russia, then earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Framingham State University. She holds a Massachusetts teaching license for middle & high school mathematics. Her experience has included private tutoring, substitute teaching in middle and high schools in Massachusetts, and working with college students at the New Mexico Community College. Mrs.Yakupova has also worked as a software engineer. She is passionate about math education and teaching young people. Outside of the classroom, Mrs.Yakupova enjoys fine and performing arts, traveling, and outdoor activities such as hiking and swimmin.
Ms. Annie Junaid
Annie Junaid holds a Master’s Degree in Education with ESL prep and pursuing a second
Master’s in Elementary Math from Lesley University. Teaching a diverse population of students
fostering inclusion, and integrating a culturally responsive pedagogical approach have been
effective in setting up her students for success. Annie has been affiliated with education for the
last four years, passionately working to extend her students’ mathematical thinking beyond the
Dr. Brenda Zhuang
Dr. Brenda Zhuang received her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Boston University in 2007 after her M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She works as a principle engineer and development manager at MathWorks. She also serves as member of Technical Program Committee for many international conferences in Control Theory, Modeling and Simulation fields. She has also served as a Grand Award Judge for the 2014 Intel Science & Engineering Fair. Dr. Zhuang loves working with students and solving academic problems with them. She has taught enrichment programs to elementary school students and tutored high school and college students in mathematics for more than 10 years. When she is not coding or teaching, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and kayaking.
Dr. Dmitry Vedensky
Dr. Dmitry Vedensky has an M.S. in Finance from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Israel Institute of Technology. He has a passion for teaching advanced math. His experience includes teaching and tutoring students from middle school to university graduate school in Russia, Israel and U.S. and spans over 20 years. Dmitry’s research interests are in Quantitative Finance. He has authored a number of academic publications and presented the results of his research in many countries around the world.
Ms. Eva Honig
Eva Honig has received an M.S. degree in Econometrics at the University of Latvia. She worked in the financial services industry both as a systems analyst and an advisor. Even in her leisure time Eva prefers an active lifestyle; she enjoys attending the performing arts, playing various sports, reading, and philosophical discussion. She is also a fabulous cook—she regularly prepares traditional and elaborate meals from scratch to share with family and friends.
Mr. Gene Sigalovsky
Gene Sigalovsky, our elementary school teacher who is adored by his students, has been with RSM- MetroWest for ten years. He is passionate about teaching children – and they respond by developing a true love for mathematics and making fast progress. He loves a good workout in the gym when he is not teaching his students or attending graduate school classes at Framingham State University.
Ms. Gulderen Deniz
Gulderen Deniz earned a B.S. in Mathematics in Turkey, then earned an M.S. in Mathematics Education from Old Dominion University in Virginia. She holds a Massachusetts teaching license for high school mathematics. In the past she taught math in high schools in Virginia and Massachusetts. Her experience also includes several years of private tutoring at middle, high school and college level. She is passionate about teaching math and forging relationships with her students that help build a sense of confidence and enable them to grow as learners. In her spare time she likes reading, cooking, watching movies and taking walks in the nature.
Ms. Iryna Chaika
Iryna Chaika graduated from the National University of Kyiv, Ukraine with an MA degree in Liberal Arts. She has always loved mathematics and holds a strong belief that the skills mathematics brings are essential for success in any field. Ever since she was a child she had a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge with others. She is now teaching elementary school math at RSM-MetroWest. Iryna likes puzzles, reading, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Ms. Iryna Tarasevich
Iryna Tarasevich graduated from Belarusian State University with the MS degree in Mathematics, and earned her MS in Technical Science from Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University, where she taught mathematics and theoretical mechanics. Iryna loves to read, watch movies, travel and spend time with her family.
Ms. Jane Tatar
Jane Tatar has taught elementary and middle school math at afterschool program for several years. Math has always been her favorite subject, and she happy to share her love for math with students. Jane holds an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and have been working as software developer for various companies. Jane enjoys reading, spending time outdoor, knitting and playing board games.
Dr. Jianghui Chao
Dr. Jianghui Chao earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. He has been working as a research & development engineer in an engineering software company for many years. He enjoys the work that is converting math equations to computer code. Jianghui joined RSM-MetroWest in 2022 as a math teacher.
Ms. Joy Zhang
Joy Zhang holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University. She has been working as a software engineering consultant for a pharmaceutical company for many years. Math has been her favorite subject and she enjoys solving math puzzles. In her spare time, she loves staying with her family, baking cookies/bread, listening music, singing aloud and dancing around with her kids at home. She also enjoys playing Chinese poker game with friends.
Ms. Joyce Michel
Joyce Michel graduated from Yale with a BA in English–but in her high school she was a top math team competitor. She has worked as a research assistant in areas as diverse as pharmacology, patent law, and cognitive psychology–where she helped design and conduct intelligence tests. She has taught many things from violin to Hebrew; she homeschooled her three children for many years. In summer 2017 she took PROMYS for Teachers, an intensive graduate-level program in number theory at Boston University. At RSM-MetroWest Joyce enjoys welcoming incoming families, teaching classes, and contributing to the mainstream and math competition curricula. In her free time, Joyce enjoys solving puzzles, doing historical research, and running.
Ms. Katarzyna Weyman
Ms. Weyman graduated from Copernicus University in Poland with a degree of M.S. in Theoretical Physics. For the las 30 years she has been teaching Math and Physics in private high schools in MA. Ms. Weyman enjoys classical music, especially opera, theater, South American literature, gardening and all sorts of outdoor activities.
Dr. Kido Eum
Dr. Kido Eum received a Ph.D. from Seoul National University, and he worked as a lecturer at Yong-In University and Hankyong National University in South Korea and published many peer-reviewed works on epidemiology. He is a biostatistician, epidemiologist and research assistant professor at Tufts University.
Ms. Kritika Balasubramanian
Kritika Balasubramanian has been passionate about mathematics since childhood. She holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Boston University. Kritika is also a certified teacher with the Art of Living foundation and has been conducting various meditation workshops. She believes in inculcating social values in her students while making mathematics fun.
Ms. Lata Varghese
Lata Varghese holds a Bachelor of Science (Honor’s) degree in Physics and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the Regional College of Education, Rajasthan, India. She taught Physics and Math to Middle and High School students in a Senior Secondary High School in Delhi, India for over 13 years. Teaching for all these years has been an enriching experience, helping her cultivate a love for learning and respect for others while embracing diversity and excellence in Education.
Mr. Lev Pesin
Lev Pesin earned his M.S. in Cyber Forensics and Security from the Illinois Institute of Technology. After a dedicated four-year teaching tenure at RSM-Naperville, he transitioned to RSM-MetroWest. Lev’s commitment to fostering a deep understanding of mathematics has significantly impacted his students. In his leisure time, he enjoys swimming, engaging in intense chess matches, and maintains a keen interest in robotics.
Mr. Lou Mercuri
Lou Mercuri, our chess master, is actively teaching chess in the Boston area and in MetroWest. His students continue to improve and play at the highest levels for their age groups. Currently six of his students are rated in the top 100 for their age group in the US and compete in National Scholastic Championships. As a player, he is a US Life Master; his rating has peaked at 2404 (Senior Master). He was awarded the International Title of FIDE Trainer at the Turin, Italy Olympiad in May 2006. This selective title is awarded to experienced chess coaches and trainers at the 2350 rating level. He is among the first chess trainers in the United States to be awarded this title by FIDE, the International Chess Organization.
Mr. Meir Mechtinger
Meir Mechtinger holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and is working as a software engineering manager for Bose Corporation. Meir is also working on his MS in Engineering Management from UMass. Meir is teaching 6th grade and is passionate about making kids understand and love math. In addition to teaching Meir enjoys music and has been singing in various Boston area choirs.
Dr. Michael Beyzerov
Dr. Michael Beyzerov graduated from the Moscow University of Railroad Engineering with an M.S. in Computer Science, and worked in the Moscow Scientific Institute of Railroad Engineering, where he earned his Ph.D in Engineering Science. In 1991 Michael immigrated to the US and worked as a software developer and consultant at various companies, including Oracle Corporation. Back in Moscow he used to teach mathematics at the middle and high school levels, and joined RSM-MetroWest in June of 2016, hoping to share his love for math with the middle and high school age students here. His other interests include prose and poetry, tennis, skiing, ballroom dancing and theatre.
Ms. Natalia Shaw
Natalia Kodatenko Shaw graduated from Donetsk International University (Ukraine) with BS in Teaching Mathematics, and holds her Educators License in teaching math (grades 8-12) issued by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts DESE since 2004.
Her international experience includes teaching mathematics in Eurasia (7 years) and USA (15 years). She joined RSM team in 2015. Natalia’s great interpersonal skills enable her to ignite a great desire for a life-time discovery and learning in her students. For years she has been an enthusiastic volunteer and interpreter for Chernobyl Project and Literacy program at Quincy Library where she touched hearts of many people from different cultures who were new to America. She loves Russian language and literature, and enjoys ballroom dancing, drawing, reading, philosophical discussions and theater.
Ms. Nadia Morkous
Ms. Nadia Morkous earned her B.S. degree in applied mathematics from Ain Shams University in Cairo, followed by graduate studies in fluids hydrodynamics at Helwan University in Cairo. Born in Egypt in a family of a school teacher, Nadia grew up with daily stories about the kids and teaching and visits to her mother’s school. She inherited her mother’s love for education and taught elementary school in Cairo. Later in the US she taught high school math as a volunteer. She now brings her passion for teaching to RSM-MetroWest, where she teaches elementary school children. Her hobbies include reading about ancient history (as well as ancient myths) and listening to the Four Seasons by Vivaldi.
Ms. Oxana Longinova
Oxana Longinova holds a Master’s Degree in International Credit and Monetary Relationships from the University of International Relations in Moscow, and an M.S. in Project Management degree from Boston University where she is currently teaching in their Master of Science programs. Living and working in different countries (she came to the USA from Norway) combined with a genuine love of teaching has allowed her to create several tutoring programs in math and E.L.A. for young children that bring out the best from the multiple educational systems she was exposed to. Mrs. Longinova is teaching elementary school math at RSM-MetroWest.
Ms. Ronnie Marchev
Ronnie Marchev earned her M.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University and M.S. in Computer Science from Nanjing University in China. She works as a System Analyst at Sallie Mae. Math has always been her passion and favorite subject. She enjoys teaching kids and has been tutoring high school and college students math as well as coaching middle school math competition teams. Teaching at RSM has become part of her life, and she finds it rewarding seeing her students grow and learn. She enjoys singing and is an acomplished amateur singer. She is also a long distance runner. Playing board games with her kids is a way of relaxing for her, especially during the holiday season.
Ms. Sara Bennet
Sara Bennett, an RSM alumna, brings her passion for math and teaching back to RSM-MetroWest as an elementary school teacher after studying at Dickinson College. She loves to infuse fun into learning by bringing games and puzzles into her classes. In her free time she enjoys photography, getting creative in the kitchen, and browsing antique shops.
Mr. Sergei Beliaev
Sergei Beliaev earned his M.S. in applied Physics & Mathematics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2004. He taught mathematics at the middle and high school level, specializing in gifted students’ education for ten years. He was a member of the All-Russian Congress of Teachers of Mathematics at Moscow State University. Sergey was named laureate and grant winner of the Zimin Dynasty Foundation (an organization supporting science literacy) for eight consecutive years. He has authored several scientific papers, both in mathematics and mathematical pedagogy. Sergey joined RSM-MetroWest in 2014. He has two young children of his own, and enjoys working with our middle and high school age students.
Dr. Shanhong Ji
Dr. Shanhong Ji has a Ph.D in Engineering from University of California, Irvine. He is currently a research and development engineer in the field of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Dr. Ji loves teaching, and is passionate about solving all kinds of mathematical problems and puzzles with children. Shanhong enjoys playing all kinds of board games and he is particularly good at Chinese Chess, Bridge and Go.
Ms. Tatiana Tcherevik
Tatiana Tcherevik joined RSM in 2021. She teaches middle school classes in RSM-MetroWest. She graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute with a Master of Science Degree
in Computer Science. Before joining RSM, Ms. Tcherevik taught math and visual programming courses in New York and Boston. In her free time, Ms. Tcherevik enjoys outdoor walks, 3D modeling and printing.
“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