A Nurturing Avenue To Learn Chinese
圣路易现代中文学校
St. Louis Modern Chinese School
刘友祥 (Leo Liu)


Teach Classes for 2017 Fall:
  • GO01A_17F  围棋初级 A  Go Class A
  • GO02A_17F  围棋初级 B  Go Class B
  • MA08B_17F  数学八年级  Math (Grade 8)
  • MC02B_17F  高中竞赛数学  High School MATH Competition
  • MC05B_17F  初中竞赛数学  Middle School MATH Competition
  • MC06B_17F  代数 I/II 竞赛数学  Algebra I/II MATH Competition
简介:  
Leo Liu has a PhD in Computer Science from Penn State University, MBA, and BS in EE. He was an IT Professional (Senior Manager, Lead Architect, and IT Consultant) at IBM for over 20 years. He taught many Information Technology, Management, and Chess classes at several US Universities, Colleges, and Chinese Language School. He won a MATH Competition at 8th grade. Dr. Liu joined SLMCS in Fall 2015 with Grade 8 Math and High School Math Competition classes. He added a Middle School Math Competition class in Fall 2016. He also planned to add a more advanced Math Competition class in Fall 2017.

His students dominated the 2017 Math League Missouri Mathematics League Grade 8 Contest for both individual and school competition:
- 14 students on the top 36 list; 5 students on the top 10 list; and the top 2 spots.
- #1 school for Missouri Mathematics League and St Louis Region.
You may find more details at: http://www.mathleague.com/downloads/gs1617/mo-678-1617.pdf

For 2017 Math League Algebra I Contest (only nationwide comparison):
- 8 students on the Top 224 list (invited to the Sixth Annual Math International Summer Tournament), and two students scored perfect score.
- Among 293 schools in USA and Canada, our top five students earned #7.
You may find more details at: http://www.mathleague.com/downloads/45a1617/45a-1617.pdf

Fall 2017 Course Description (Only serious learners with good class behavior are encouraged to take any of my classes):

MA8: 8th Grade MATH (Class Size: 16; Period 4; Print/Online Access Fee: $15; textbook extra) Sunday for grade 8 or below
This class will cover selected key 8th Grade MATH skills (304) and help better prepare students for SAT and MATH Competition Class. We will cover all key skills with in-class lectures/discussions/tests and online interactive tests/assignments at home. We will also have some SAT and MATH Competition practices/tests in class/at home.
Textbook: 50 Lectures for Mathcounts Competitions (3 volumes) ISBN-10: 1461172713, 1463692048, 1463692056.

MC8: Middle School MATH Competition (Class Size: 16; Period 7; Print/Online Access Fee: $20; textbook/optional contest fee extra) Sunday
This is a talented MATH class for grades 6-8 students. We will use Math League online system for practicing contests, and students could also participate annual Math League grade 8 Contest around Feb (optional with additional fee) and Algebra I contest around Apr. We will also practice contests from AMC/8, and students could also participate AMC/8 formal contests with own expenses organized by parents. We will cover only selected solutions during the class and focus on key concepts and tips.
Pre-req: Attended MA8 class with good grade and class behavior, won any math competition in the past, or pass a sample contest.
Textbook: AMC 8 Preparation Books (5 volumes) ISBN-13: 978-1500614195, 978-1500965631, 978-1501040559, 978-1501040566, 978-1503019706

MC10: Algebra I/II MATH Competition (Class Size: 12; Period 5; Print/Online Access: $25; textbook extra) Sunday
This is a talented MATH class for grades 9-10 students. We will use Math League online system for practicing contests, and students could also participate six annual Math League High School Contests and one Algebra I Contest. We will also practice contests from AMC/10, and students could also participate AMC formal contests with own expenses organized by parents. We will cover only selected solutions during the class and focus on key concepts and tips.
Pre-req: Attended MC8 or higher class with good grade and class behavior, won any math competition in the past, or pass a sample contest.
Textbook: Algebra II Through Competitions ISBN-13: 978-1489512628

MC12: High School MATH Competition (Class Size: 12; Period 6; Print/Online Access: $25; textbook extra) Sunday
This is a talented MATH class for grades 11-12 students. We will use Math League online system for practicing contests, and students could also participate six annual Math League High School Contests and one Algebra I Contest. We will also practice contests from AMC/12, and students could also participate AMC formal contests with own expenses organized by parents. We will cover only selected solutions during the class and focus on key concepts and tips.
Pre-req: Attended MC8 or higher class with good grade and class behavior, won any math competition in the past, or pass a sample contest.
Textbook: Fifty Lectures for American Mathematics Competitions (3 volumes) ISBN-13: 978-1470164287, 978-1470164300, 978-1470194086



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