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 2018 Fall:
  • GO01A_18F  围棋初级 A  Go Class A
  • GO02A_18F  围棋初级 B  Go Class B
  • MA08B_18F  数学八年级  Math (Grade 8)
  • MC06B_18F  竞赛数学-6年级  Math Competition (Grade 6) - Prealgebra
  • MC08B_18F  竞赛数学-8年级  Math Competition (Grade 8) - Algebra
  • MC10B_18F  竞赛数学-10年级  Math Competition (Grade-10) - Intermediate Algebra
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, Chess/Go, and Math 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 added an Grade 12 Math Competition class in Fall 2017. He planned to pilot 3 Math Competition classes for Grades 6, 8, and 10 using AoPS textbook for Fall 2018.


Grade 8 Math League Contest Results (MO State):
- 2018: 13 students on the top 25 list; 4 students on the top 5 list; and #1 for Missouri Mathematics League and St Louis Region School Category.
- 2017: 14 students on the top 36 list; 5 students on the top 10 list; the top 2 spots; and #1 for Missouri Mathematics League and St Louis Region School Category.

Algebra I Math League Contest Results (Nationwide):
- 2018: 6 students on the Top 248 list; 1 student scored 100% (#1); and #11 out
of 282 schools in USA and Canada for School Category.
- 2017: 8 students on the Top 224 list; 2 students scored 100% (#1); and #7 out
of 293 schools in USA and Canada for School Category.

Top students were invited to the Annual Math International Summer Tournament, and you may find more contest details at www.mathleague.com.


Fall 2018 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 7; 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.

MC6: Grade 6 MATH Competition – Pre-Algebra (Class Size: 8-16; Period 5; Print/Online Access Fee: $25; textbook/optional contest fee extra) Sunday
This is a talented MATH class for grades 5-6 students. We will use Math League online system for practicing contests, and students could also participate annual Math League grade 6 Contest around 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: Pre-Algebra
• Text ISBN: 978-1-934124-21-5
• Solutions ISBN: 978-1-934124-22-2


MC8: Grade 8 MATH Competition - Algebra (Class Size: 16; Period 8; Print/Online Access Fee: $25; textbook/optional contest fee extra) Sunday
This is a talented MATH class for grades 7-8 students. We will use Math League online system for practicing contests, and students could also participate annual Math League grade 8 Contest around Feb 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 or regular school. 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: Introduction to Algebra
• Textbook ISBN: 978-1-934124-14-7
• Solutions ISBN: 978-1-934124-15-4

MC10: Grade 10 MATH Competition - Intermediate Algebra (Class Size: 12; Period 6; 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 Algebra I Contest around April. We will also practice contests from AMC/10, and students could also participate AMC formal contests with own expenses organized by parents or regular school. 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: Intermediate Algebra
• Text ISBN: 978-1-934124-04-8;
• Solutions ISBN: 978-1-934124-05-5

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

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