UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

Welcome to ORMC

Fall 2022 Session Information

Application period for the regular Fall 2022 classes is closed.

This year, all ORMC classes will be taught in person.

Registration for AMC 8, AMC 10/12, and Olympiads classes as well as for the Chess Club is now open.  Registration will close on Saturday, 9/24. Only students registered for regular classes will be considered for the math competitions prep classes and for the chess club. If there is not enough room for everyone in the competitions prep classes, preference will be given to applicants in higher grades. The Chess Club instructor, Hairan Liang, will be running the club as an independent program, including the enrollment decisions. 

Registration for AMC 8, AMC 10A, AMC 10B, AMC 12A, and AMC 12B tests is now open. Registration will close on Monday, 10/10. ORMC has purchased 30 slots for each of the competitions. If there are not enough slots for everyone, preference will be given to applicants in higher grades. 

Fall 2022 calendar:

  • Fall session first meeting: Sunday, September 25th
  • Fall session last meeting: Sunday, December 4th
  • No classes on Sunday, November 13th, the Veterans Day weekend
  • No classes on Sunday, November 27th, the Thanksgiving weekend

Covid-19 regulations

Indoor masks are not required, but are highly recommended. We will not be checking vaccination status and monitoring surveys. As the Covid-19 situation keeps changing, so can the UCLA policy.


Donations form a crucial component of the Circle's budget. Donations at the level of $250 per child per quarter 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.

Fall classes' information:

  • All classes take place on Sundays.


ClassBeginners 1Beginners 2Intermediate 1Intermediate 2Advanced 1
Time and room #

A: 10:00 - 10:50 AM  MS 6221

B: 11:00 - 11:50 AM  MS 6221

C: 11:00 - 11:50 AM MS 6201 

A: 1:30 - 3:20 PM MS 6229

B: 1:30 - 3:20 PM MS 6221

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

B: 4:00 - 6:00PM  MS 6229

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

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

A: 4:00 - 6:00 PM MS 5128

B: 4:00 - 6:00 PM MS 5137

Fall 2022 school grade2 - 44 - 65 - 76 - 99 - 10


ClassAdvanced 2Advanced 3AMC 8AMC 10/12OlympiadsChess Club
Time and room #

A: 4:00 - 6:00 PM MS 5127

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

4:00-6:00 PM  

MS 3974


1:00 - 3:00 PM 

MS 5127

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

MS 5118

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

MS 3974

10:00 - 12:00 

MS 5118

Fall 2022 school grade11 - 1211 - 126 - 89 - 1210 -12 


Recent News

ORMC has raised the quarterly suggested donation to $250.

An ORMC main program student and volunteer instructor, Qiao (Tiger) Zhang, has qualified for TST, short for USA IMO team selection test. Qiao was also selected as a recipient of the Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship in the years 2020 and 2022. The fellowship supports his studies at Canada/USA Mathcamp. Hats off to Tiger!

College admissions 2022

  • Jack Mattson will be attending Caltech. He wants to major in chemistry.
  • Joaquin Perkins was admitted to MIT and University of Chicago, among other schools. Joaquin wants to major in pure math.
  • Saida Piri was admitted to UCLA. She plans to major in math and to continue with the Math Circle!
  • Lydia Qin was admitted to Harvard.
  • Yash Vora was admitted to Brown University. He plans to major in applied math.

2022: ORMC students qualify for USAMO

Hats off to William Chen who qualified for USAJMO and to Michael Zhang who qualified to USAMO!

2022: ORMC students qualify for AIME

Congratulations to ORMC students who qualified for AIME 2022:

  • Fateh Aliev qualified on AMC 10.
  • William Chen qualified on AMC 10.
  • Kylar Cheng qualified on AMC 10.
  • Rose Cohen qualified on AMC 10.
  • Jack Fasching qualified on both AMC 10A and 12B.
  • Shimon Schlessinger qualified on AMC 10.
  • Yash Vora qualified on AMC 12.
  • Phoebe Xu qualified on AMC 10.
  • Jenna Yang qualified on AMC 12.
  • Ellie Zhang qualified on AMC 10.
  • Connor Zhao qualified on AMC 10.

A great many thanks to the instructors who helped them prepare for the tests: Aditee Prabhutendolkar, Ellery Alkotob, Alex Bai, Jason Huang , and Stephen Kelman.

2022: ORMC students take AMC 8 

Hats off to Justin Kim, Patrick Liang, Daniel Sun, and Connor Zhao for getting the Honor Roll of Distinction (top 1% in the nation). What makes this feat even more remarkable is the fact that Patrick is in the 5th grade, Justin and Daniel are in the 4th grade, while Connor also qualified for AIME being in the 8th grade!

The following students got the Honor Roll Certificate (top 5% in the nation): Alicia Fei, Minghao Guo, Sathvik Kommireddy, Ibrahim Piri, Aidan Shin.