UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

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

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.

Parent 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.  The meeting times will be determined later, but will likely be 4-6pm on Sundays for older groups, and on Sunday mornings for Beginners 1.  We are no longer taking applications for the summer session. 

GroupBeginners 1Beginners 2Intermediate 1Intermediate 2
Time(s)Sunday: TBASunday: TBASunday: TBASunday: TBA
Fall 2021 school grade2-34-56-78-9

Depending on demand, we may be requiring applicants to take an assessment test.  Information about these tests will be e-mailed to all applicants in early June.

Spring Session 2021 Information

  • The first Spring meeting will take place on Sunday, April 4th.  The last meeting will be on June 6th.
  • There will be no meeting on Sunday May 30th (Memorial day weekend).
  • Registration for Spring 2021 is now closed.
  • Enrollments in Olympiad and AMC10/12 training groups will be transferred to the Spring quarter automatically in early April.
  • Spring session meetings will be conducted via ZOOM.
  • 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 Spring session but may have changed from the Winter session.
  • Here are the times classes will meet on Sundays
GroupBeginners 1Beginners 2Intermediate 1Intermediate 2Advanced 1

1a: 10-11am

1b: 11:15-12:15

1c: 10-11 am

2a: 3:45-4:45pm

2b: 5-6pm

1a: 4-5pm

1b: 5:15pm-6:15pm

2a: 4-6pm

2b: 4-6pm

1a: noon-2pm

1b: 4-6pm

GroupAdvanced 2Advanced 3AMC 10/12 trainingOlympiads 1Olympiads 2

2a: 9-11am

2b: 4-6pm


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:

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