UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

Welcome to the UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle (ORMC)!

Oleg Gleizer selected as new ORMC Director

Oleg Gleizer was appointed as the Director of the UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle following a nationwide search.  Oleg brings with him over 10 years of experience of working for ORMC and is well-known to many in the ORMC community for his unwavering enthusiasm for teaching beautiful mathematics and for his commitment to success of his students.

Math Circle Gets a New Name

A substantial lead gift from the long term Math Circle supporter Sierra Chen has established an endowment honoring the late Math Circle's founding director Olga Radko.  Thanks to Sierra's generosity, the Math Circle will now be named the UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle (ORMC).  

Math Circle Update

For those of you who missed the Zoom Meeting for current Math Circle parents, a video recording is available.


To ensure long-term stability of ORMC we have launched a fundraising campaign with the goal of bringing the ORMC total endowment to $2,000,000.  UCLA's Dean of Physical sciences will be matching 1:1 all donations up to $250,000 to ORMC endowment through June 30, 2021.

Parents' donations are a critical component of our budget.  Donations at the level of $200 per child per quarter are needed to sustain the high quality of our program.  Please consider ORMC as part of your giving plans this season!

Summer Session 2021 Information

  • Summer 2021 session will start on Sunday, June 27th and will end on August 15th.
  • Due to UCLA campus regulations the program will be held virtually.
  • There will be no class on Sunday, 7/4. Enjoy the Independence Day!
  • For enrolled  students, ZOOM links will be available in your account, next to the name of the group your child is registered in. The ZOOM link will stay the same throughout the Summer session.
  • Registration for Summer 2021 is now closed.  Fall 2021 applications will be available in August.
  • Here are the times classes will meet in the Summer:
GroupBeginners 1A/1BBeginners 2A/2BIntermediate 1Intermediate 2

1A: Sunday 12-12:50 

1B: Sunday 1-1:50 

2A: Sunday 4-4:50

2B: Sunday 5-5:50

Sunday 4-6Sunday 4-6
Fall 2021 school grade2-34-56-78-9


Recent News

The Math Circle staff are grateful for everyone's support in this difficult time.  We are committed to continuing Olga's Math Circle legacy by ensuring that the Math Circle lives on and thrives.   The Math Circle is now governed by the Steering Committee.  

Math Circle Update

For those of you who missed the Zoom Meeting for current Math Circle parents, a video recording is available.

Graduating Seniors

Congratulations to graduating seniors Anton Buznikov, Asher Cohen, Eli Friedman, Joseph Kim, Benjamin Knell, Ethan Kogan, Joshua Lawrence, Aidan McNabb, Nathan Quirion, William Tao, Ryan Tsai, Daniel Tsan, Tyler Weigand!  These students will attend colleges including  Biola University, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Yale. Several of the students plan to major in fields related to Mathematics. Once again, congratulations and good luck to all of you!

ORMC student  top scorer on US Academic Pentathlon

Congratulations to Samuel Lanzuela for scoring 1st nationwide in Mathematics on the US Academic Pentathlon. 

ORMC student qualifies for USA JMO

Congratulations to Qiao Zhang who qualified for USA Junior Math Olympiad. 

Ten ORMC students qualify for AIME

Congratulations to ORMC students who scored high on AMC10/12:

  • Qiao Zhang, received a perfect score on AMC 10.
  • Qiao Zhang, William Chen, and August Deer each scored in the top 1% in the nation on AMC 10.
  • Hugh Cheng, Kylar Cheng, and Jack Fasching each scored in the top 5% in the nation on AMC 10.

Other ORMC AIME qualifiers included Richard Zhu,  Maria Arakelyan, Joaquin Perkins, and Connor Zhao

Congratulations! And a great many thanks to the instructors who helped them prepare for the tests: Aditee Prabhutendolkar, Joy Shi, Alex Pascadi, Ciprian Bonciocat, Jacob Zhang, and Shend Zhjeqi!

ORMC students take AMC8. 

Hats off to 

  • Phoebe Xu for getting the Honor Roll with Distinction (top 1% in the nation)
  • Minghao Guo for getting the Honor Roll (top 5% in the nation) and Certificate of Achievement (awarded to students in grade 6 or lower to score 15 points or higher)
  • Raymond Cai, Ibrahim Piri, and Aidan Shin for getting the Honor Roll (top 5% in the nation)!

Coming up next: 6/27/2021