UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

Welcome to ORMC

Winter 2024 Quarter Information

  • The Winter 2024 quarter registration for regular ORMC classes will open on 12/11 and close on 12/27. The returning Fall 2023 quarter students in good standing will be registered automatically, if they apply. Registration for math competitions prep classes, AMC 8, AMC 10/12, and Olympiads, as well as for the chess club will open once registration for the regular classes is finalized. The auxiliary classes are only available for students enrolled in the regular program.
  • First day of classes: Sunday, 1/7.
  • Last day of classes: Sunday, 3/10.
  • No classes on Sunday, 2/18, the Presidents Day weekend.
  • All classes will be taught in person.

Fall 2023 Quarter Information

  • The Fall 2023 quarter registration for all ORMC classes is now closed.
  • First day of classes: Sunday, 10/1.
  • Last day of classes: Sunday 12/10.
  • No classes on Sunday, 11/12, the Veterans Day weekend, and on Sunday, 11/26, the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Parents' Club meeting: Sunday, 10/29, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, in MS 5200. Parents will meet with UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, Gary Clark. A lecture will be followed by Q&A.
  • Guest lecture and a tour of the Aerospace Corporation for all the Advanced classes' students and instructors: Sunday, 11/19, 4:00-6:00 PM. The lecture will be given by the Aerospace engineers, Vinay Goyal and Jacob Rome.
  • Parents' Club meeting: Sunday, 12/3, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, location TBA. Parents will meet with Jamon Pulliam, an associate director of college counseling at Viewpoint School and a doctoral student at UCLA.
  • All classes are taught in person.

Fall 2023 ORMC instructors:


Donations form a crucial component of the Circle's budget. Quarterly donations at the level of $300 per student are needed to sustain the high quality of our program.  Please consider ORMC as a part of your giving plans this season! Donations are not a factor in enrollment decisions and do not entitle your child to enrollment.



ClassBNPBeginners 1Beginners 2Intermediate 1
Time and room #

A: 10:00 - 10:50 AM

B: 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Both in MS 6221

A: 10:00 - 10:50 AM, MS 3974

B: 10:00 - 10:50 AM, MS 6201

C: 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM, MS 3974

A: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, MS 6627

B: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, MS 6229

A: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, MS 6221

B: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, MS 3974

Fall 2023 school gradeK - 12 - 44 - 66 - 8


ClassIntermediate 2Advanced 1Advanced 2Advanced 3AMC 8
Time and room #

A: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, MS 6201

B: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, MS 6627

A: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, MS 6229

B: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, MS 5118

4:00 - 6:00 PM 

MS 5127

4:00 - 6:00 PM

MS 5137

1:00 - 3:00 PM

MS 6221

Fall 2023 school grade7 - 98 - 10 10 - 1211 - 125 - 8
ClassAMC 10/12OlympiadsChess club
Time and room #

1:00 - 3:00 PM

MS 3974

1:00 - 3:00 PM

MS 6627

1:00 - 3:00 PM

MS 6201

Fall 2023 school grade9 - 129 - 12K - 12

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Satellite Math Circles

ORMC may designate some Math Circles as ORMC satellites. A request for such a designation should be sent to the ORMC director. To qualify, a Math Circle 

1. has to be free-of-charge for participating students; 

2. have a substantial part, 50% or more, of their curriculum based on the ORMC curriculum; 

3. have instructors with ORMC training; and 

4. operate in close contact with ORMC so that ORMC could attest to the quality of the instruction.

In the academic year 2022-23, an ORMC Advanced 1 student, Lawrence Pang, along with his six friends, continued their ORMC Satellite Program for students in grades 2-3 at Wittmann Elementary School. The class was moved to an in-person format, doubling the number of students. The students found the curriculum and Math Circle methods to be vastly more fun and engaging, especially with the in-person format and interpersonal interaction that comes with it. Lawrence and his team plan to continue in-person classes to expand their community impact and help everyone interested get the Math Circle experience.

Thank you notes

  • ORMC would like to thank the Circle's major donor, Sierra Chen, for her unwavering support.
  • ORMC would like to thank Prof. Sucharit Sarkar for supporting the Circle through his NSF RTG grant.
  • The Circle would like to thank the Schlessinger family for providing food and beverages for the beginning and end of the year parties for ORMC instructors for two years in a row. The Circle is also grateful to the Schlessingers for sponsoring the airfare and lodging of the Spring 2023 guest speaker, Dr. Zuming Fang.
  • The Circle would like to thank Julie Haubner for organizing two meetings of the Parents' Club, one with a college counselor, Gregg Murray, Director of Life Planning at Vistamar School, and another with Kanak Malshe, Bar Raiser and Software Development Manager at Amazon.
  • The Circle would like to thank all the parents helping with fundraising.

Recent News

A former ORMC instructor featured in the Quanta magazine

Alexandru Pascadi, a lead instructor of the ORMC Olympiads class in 2019-20 and 2020-21, currently a grad student at Oxford, was featured in the Quanta magazine:


Caroline D. Bradley scholarship

Two ORMC students, Atticus Stewart and Elili Flore, were awarded the Caroline D. Bradley scholarship in the Fall 2023. The honor includes a four-year tuition, upwards of $200K per scholar, to the high school or high school program of their choosing that can meet their gifted intellectual needs.

College admissions 2023

  • Elena Behzadi has committed to Carnegie Mellon majoring in Computer Science.
  • Sriya Kalyan has committed to UC Berkeley majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Arul Kolla plans to major in either Math or CS at MIT.
  • Ariella Landau got offers from UCLA, UC Berkeley, and other schools. She plans to double-major in math and either in econ or data science.
  • Shriya Rajesh accepted a presidential scholarship at USC.
  • Robert Shlyakhtenko got offers from Brown, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Texas Tech (on a chess scholarship) and a few other schools. Robert plans to major in pure math.
  • Terrin Busby Thompson got offers from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvey Mudd, Oberlin, and Brown University. Terrin plans to double-major in math and music.

An ORMC student is named as one of the top 40 young scientists in the nation by Regeneron Science Talent Search

Regeneron Science Talent Search, formerly Intel Science Fair, is one of the oldest and most prestigious national science competitions for high school students. An ORMC student, August Deer, was named as one of the scholars this year. Hats off to August! The Circle is grateful to Prof. Salman Avestimehr (USC) for giving August a chance to do research in his lab. 

ORMC student qualifies for USJMO

Hats off to William Chen!

ORMC student gets a near-perfect score on BAMO

Atticus Stewart got 34 points out 35 on BAMO 8. Congratulations!

ORMC students qualify for AIME

  • Fateh Aliyev (grade 10) qualified for AIME on both AMC 10A and AMC 12B.
  • William Chen (grade 10) qualified for AIME on both AMC 10A and AMC 12B.
  • Jack Fasching (garde 11) qualified for AIME on AMC 12.
  • Patrick Liang (grade 6) qualified for AIME on AMC 10.
  • Prince (Aditya) Rohatgi (grade 8) qualified for AIME both AMC 10B and AMC 12A.
  • Atticus Stewart (grade 7) qualified for AIME on AMC 10.
  • Michael Salko (grade 10) qualified for AIME on both AMC 10A and AMC 12B.
  • Ethan Yin (grade 7) qualified for AIME on AMC 10.