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 2019 Fall:
  • GO01A_19F  围棋初级 A  Go Class A
  • GO02A_19F  围棋初级 B  Go Class B
  • MA08B_19F  数学八年级  Math (Grade 8)
  • MC06B_19F  竞赛数学-6年级  Grade 6 Math Competition and Prealgebra
  • MC07B-19F  竞赛数学-7年级  Grade 7 and Mathcounts Math Competition
  • MC08B_19F  竞赛数学-8年级  Grade 8 and AMC8 Math Competition
  • MC10B_19F  竞赛数学-10年级  Algebra I and AMC10 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 (Research/Development Senior Manager, Lead Architect, and IT Consultant) at IBM for over 20 years. He taught many Information Technology, Management, Chess/Go, and Math classes at several US Universities, Colleges, and Chinese Language Schools. 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 added an Grade 12 Math Competition class in Fall 2017. He piloted 3 Math Competition classes for Grades 6, 8, and 10 using AoPS textbook for Fall 2018.

SLMCS Math League Contest Results:

• Grade 6 Math League Contest Results (MO State): #1 School for 2019
- 2019: #1 for Missouri Mathematics League and St Louis Region School Category. 7 students on the top 36 list, and Newman Shen, Joshua Lam, and Andrew Wang received an engraved plaque (#1 and #2).

• Grade 8 Math League Contest Results (MO State): #1 School for 2017-2019
- 2019: 10 students on the top 32 list, and Kevin Tang, Jason Tsao, and Jason Zhao received an engraved plaque (#1 and #2).
- 2018: 13 students on the top 25 list, and Kevin Tang received an engraved plaque (#2).
- 2017: 14 students on the top 36 list, and Louis Li and Kevin Tang received an engraved plaque (#1 and #2).

• Algebra I Math League Contest Results (Nationwide):
- 2019: 7 students on the Top 233 list; and #12 out of 288 schools in USA and Canada for School Category.
- 2018: 6 students on the Top 248 list; Louis Li scored 100% (#1); and #11 out of 282 schools.
- 2017: 8 students on the Top 224 list; Penny Zheng and Eloise Zhou scored 100% (#1); and #7 out of 293 schools.

Top students were invited to the Annual Math International Summer Tournament, and you may find more contest result details at https://www.mathleague.com/index.php/annualcontestinformation/contest-results

Course Description (Only serious learners with good class behavior are encouraged to take any of my classes): All my math competition classes will include one Math League contest on Feb/April, online access of past contest questions, and additional math contests at your own expenses.

• MC6: Grade 6 MATH Competition – Pre-Algebra (Class Size: 16; Period 8; Print/Online Access Fee: $25; textbook/optional contest fee extra) for talented grade 6 or below students
We will use Math League online system for practicing contests, and the tuition include taking annual Math League grade 6 Contest on Feb. We will cover only selected solutions during the class and focus on key concepts and tips.
Pre-req: Attended MA6 class with good grade and class behavior, won any math competition in the past, or pass a sample contest.
Textbook: Prealgebra Text ISBN: 978-1934124215; Solutions ISBN: 978-1934124222

• MC7: Grade 7 MATH Competition (Class Size: 16; Period 7; Print/Online Access Fee: $25; textbook extra) for talented grade 7 or below students
Like MC6 class with Math League Grade 7 contest and online access, and Mathcounts contest.
Pre-req: Similar to MC6 class
Textbook: 50 Lectures for Mathcounts Competitions (3 volumes) ISBN-10: 1461172713, 1463692048, 1463692056.

• MC8: Grade 8 MATH Competition (Class Size: 16; Period 6; Print/Online Access Fee: $25; textbook/optional contest fee extra) for talented grade 8 or below students
Like MC6 class with Math League Grade 8 contest and online access, and AMC8 contest.
Pre-req: Similar to MC6 class
Textbook: AMC8 Preparation (6 volumes) ISBN-10: 1500614195, 1500965631, 1501040559, 1501040566, 1503019706, 1507544167

• MC10: Grade 10 MATH Competition (Class Size: 16; Period 5; Print/Online Access: $25; textbook extra) for talented grade 10 or below students
Like MC6 class with Math League Algebra I contest (on April) and online access, and AMC10 contest.
Pre-req: Similar to MC6 class
Textbook: Fall: Algebra II Through Competitions ISBN: 978-1489512628; Spring: Geometry Through Competitions ISBN: 978-1494211790

爱好:  GO, Bridge, Chess, Basketball, and Football.

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