World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love!
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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 Director of Operations 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.
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 working out at the gym.
Ms. Alla Merkoulova
Alla Merkoulova earned her M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Bauman Technical University in Moscow, Russia, and worked as a research engineer at one of the leading aerospace technology companies. She also holds an MS degree in Health Informatics from Northeastern University. She is passionate about working with numbers and data. An avid learner herself, she likes helping her students develop their own passion for math. In addition to teaching, she enjoys hiking, sea kayaking, gardening, and reading.
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.
Ms. Dina Veygman
Dina Veygman graduated from Boston University with MS degree in Computer Information Science and earned her BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University where she currently teaches a variety of technology classes for the College of Professional Studies as well as database classes for Bunker Hill Community College. Her interest in math comes from growing up in St. Petersburg, Russia and participating in math competitions. Dina loves to read, travel and spend time with her family. She is teaching elementary school math at RSM-MetroWest.
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.
Mr. Genya Zaytsev
Genya Zaytsev earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Technological University of Pulp and Paper Industry in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has worked in Software Development for many years in the United States. Genya passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with children. He loves music, books, and poetry. In his free time, Genya does beekeeping, works with wood, and likes spending time with his family.
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.
Dr. Guangnan Meng
Dr. Guangnan Meng received Ph.D. in Physics from Brandies University. He works as a marketing and sales manager in various industries such as scientific instrumentation, imaging and inspection, and nano-engineering. He has also worked on self-assembly physics at
Harvard University and liquid crystal physics at Brandeis University. Dr. Meng loves working with students and solving problems with creativity. When he has free time, Dr. Meng enjoys cooking with family and light jogging by himself.
Ms. Irene Kamergorodsky
Irene Kamergorodsky received her M.S.degree in Education from Kharkov National University, Ukraine, and her Massachusetts Teacher License (Elementary) from Framingham State University. She worked as an interpreter in the Soviet Trade Mission in Aden, South Yemen for three years, and taught for 20 years in public and private schools overseas (Georgia, Ukraine, and India). She worked in Massachusetts public schools for 12 years, and has taught in the Russian School of Mathematics since 2005. Mrs. Kamergorodsky joined RSM- MetroWest in 2010. She couldn’t be more passionate about teaching. She believes that every child can learn, feel comfortable, and have fun. In her spare time, Ms. Kamergorodsky enjoys walking, swimming, playing tennis, playing the piano, and travelling around the world.
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. 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.
Dr. Kenneth Thomas
Dr. Kenneth Thomas is an experienced Master (highest FIDE rating 2225, current 2023) with 27 years of university teaching. His chess coaching experience ranges from elementary schools to adults in Memphis, Chicago, and Boston. He coached the Lausanne Collegiate School to second place in the state elementary championships, and its first board was the winner of the overall individual event. He now teaches private clients in Boston and the Metrowest. He received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy at Princeton University and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.
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. 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. 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. 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.
Mr. Sergey Belyaev
Sergey Belyaev 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. Sheri Zeng
Sheri Zeng majored in Economics in her Graduate education. After completing her Master’s degree she started a career in statistical analysis in the financial industry, where she deals with mountains of data and numbers in order to find business insights. Sheri enjoys working with numbers and finding out stories from the data. Sheri also enjoys working with people and sharing/teaching her knowledge to others, especially the younger ones. Her passions in math and teaching are the main reason she became a math teacher. She is hoping to pass on her love of math to her students and help them succeed in this field.
Ms. Uma Somasundaram
Muthu Uma Somasundaram earned her B.S. degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Anna University, India. She was an active participant in the Australian Talent Test and Olympiad Competitions while in middle school and an All-India Rank holder in Math while in high school. Uma is an avid fan of mathematics and loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with children. Uma enjoys music as well, and she sings as often as possible in her free time.
"They have not only challenged our kids but also taught them to love math and most importantly taught them not to be afraid of math. We find they do a good job with fundamentals and then build on it to teach them problem-solving skills. We give RSM 5 stars!!!”
- Sheela Krishnamony
"All three of my boys have studied at the Russian School of Math and it has helped them to understand advanced concepts as well as prepare for taking both standardized tests as well as general school testing. It requires a high level of dedication from the child and parents, but it is worth it."
– Laura Beusch
"At first, I did not realize the huge benefit that I was receiving to my math education and would complain about homework, class, etc. Now, I see how Russian Math has helped me succeed with math in and out of school."
– Arina Khotimsky (former student, MIT freshman 2019)