UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

Welcome to ORMC

Summer 2022 Session Information

Summer 2022 registration is now open. It will close on June 10th. If the interest is substantial, enrollment will be based on results of assessment tests. The time and location of the tests will be announced at the end of the registration period right here. 

ORMC Summer sessions are not open to regular ORMC students. They are meant to give other children a taste of the Math Circle culture. 

If the Covid-19 situation does not worsen, all the ORMC Summer 2022 classes will be taught in person.

Please do not apply if your child will have to miss more than two classes. Please see the Summer 2022 calendar below.

Please do not apply to the BNP (K-1) class if your child cannot yet read on their own, understand simple word problems or add and subtract two-digit numbers. 

Summer 2022 calendar:

  • Summer session's first meeting: Sunday, June 26th
  • Summer session's last meeting: Sunday, August 28th
  • No classes on Sunday, July 3rd, the Independence Day weekend

Spring 2022 Session Information

Spring 2022 enrollment is closed.

Dates for the subsequent quarters and academic years are available in the FAQs  section of the web page.

  • Spring session's first meeting: Sunday, April 3rd
  • Spring session's last meeting: Sunday, June 5th
  • No classes on Sunday, May 29th, the Memorial Day weekend

Covid-19 regulations:

All students of age 5 and older as well as all the accompanying adults must be fully vaccinated against the virus at least two weeks prior to the first visit to the UCLA campus. Face coverings are required indoors.  If you cannot conform to these regulations, you can only take an online class. The face covering policy will be re-evaluated on 4/11. If there is a policy change, it will be announced here.

Enrollment information:

  • All classes take place on Sundays.
  • All the Advanced and BNP classes are taught in person. At other levels, an A class is taught in person, the corresponding B class is taught remotely. The AMC 10/12 prep class is taught remotely. The Olympiads class is taught in person. 
  • Continuing students: please enroll into the same level you attended in the Winter 2022 unless instructed otherwise. Your enrollment should be instantly confirmed.
    • BNP is short for Breaking Numbers into Parts, the name of the book the classes are based on.

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.

ClassBNP A/BBeginners 1 A/BBeginners 2 A/BIntermediate 1 A/BIntermediate 2 A/B

A: 10:00-10:50 AM (in person)

B: 11:00-11:50 AM (in person)

A: 1:00-3:00 PM (in person)

B: 1:00-3:00PM (remote)

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (remote)

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (remote)

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (remote)

Room #MS 6221MS 6221MS 6221MS 6229MS 6627
Fall 2021 school gradeK-12-44-55-77-9


ClassAdvanced 1 A/BAdvanced 2 A/BAdvanced 3AMC 10/12Olympiads

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (in person)

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (in person)

4:00-6:00 PM 

in person

2:00-3:30 PM


1:00-3:00 PM

in person

Room #A: MS 5118       B: MS 5127A: MS 3974        B: MS 5128MS 5137 MS 3974
Fall 2021 school grade7-119-1111-12  


Chess classes

Beginner/Intermediate: Thursday, 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Hairan Liang, remote

Intermediate/Advanced: Tuesday, 4:30 - 5:30 PM, Robert Shlyakhtenko, remote

Recent News

ORMC has raised the quarterly suggested donation to $250.

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 MIT.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Coming up next: 5/29/2022