Eddie Wang (originator of the ICSV classes tradition)
AMC 8 Competition Math
Eddie is a senior at Palo Alto High School. He has taught AMC 8 for 3 years. He was a team member of the JLS middle school mathcounts team and individually qualified for state mathcounts competition. He is an AIME qualifier as well as a member of the Palo Alto high school Math A team. He Competed in numerous math competitions with the school A team, including Berkeley Math Tournament(BMT), Caltech Harvey Mudd Math Competition (CHMMC), ARML, the Carnegie Mellon Informatics (CMIMC) , and Mathematics Competition and Stanford Math tournament (SUMO).
This class is appropriate for students who are interested in MathCounts and AMC 8 competitions. Students should be familiar with Pre-Algebra topics. It is an introduction to the problem-solving strategies and the topics covered in this class include algebra, geometry, counting, and number theory. We will work on practice problems and improve your problem-solving skills. By having students actively participate in math activities, the students will enjoy the class as well as learn key concepts that will increase their passion and success in math competitions. There will be TAs available to help each student individually. All the profits will be donated to Interact Club of Silicon Valley international project.
Intro to 3D Game Design
Lionel Chen is a senior at Henry M. Gunn High school. Ever since the first time he learned programming, Lionel has a found his own passion in it. He continuously learned java, c#, raspberry pi, and operating system etc. Through his learning, Lionel found himself most passionate about game designing. With prior knowledge in manipulating Adobe illustrator and Graphic Design, he started with a higher foundation in learning game design. Aside from self-learning and personal interest, Lionel started helping other computer science programmer by being the teacher assistant of his previous CS teacher in school. He is looking forward to learning more of solving confusions in this next opportunity of teaching others.
We will be using unity(C#) in order to help develop the students' interest and passion for learning programming with a simple 3D game design.
Intro to Java Programming
Renee is a senior at Gunn High School. As a co-captain of the Palo Alto district-wide Zero Robotics team, she led her team to the semi-final round of MIT’s Zero Robotics coding competition. Renee was previously a Java instructor at the Cyber Empower summer camp. She also competes in USACO at the silver level, and she is an AIME qualifier. Renee is passionate about applying machine learning to the medical field.
This course provides an introduction to the Java programming language. Students will start with the basics (e.g. arrays, decision making, operators, iteration constructs, methods), and utilize those to expand their problem solving skills through various projects, with the potential to apply their knowledge to the real world. In turn, students will not only learn Java, but also the concepts that encompass many other programming languages.
Intro to Java Programming
Preview to Algebra 1
Hi! I’m Jonathan Pei, a junior at Palo Alto High School who finds mathematics both intriguing and puzzling. I like to spend my free time playing water polo, drowning in video games, heading out with friends, reading books, and doing math for fun.
In this Algebra 1 course, students learn about expression manipulation, linear equations, quadratic equations, graphing, inequalities, functions, exponents, absolute values, irrationals, and radicals. Furthermore, this class places a heavy emphasis on applying learnt algebraic skills to real-life situations.
Geography Bee Tutoring
Hello, my name is Lucian Z. This year, I will be attending Palo Alto High School as a freshman. My passion for learning geography started at a young age, and I have since participated in geography bees since 4th grade. I have won the school geography bee four times, and I placed 7th in the whole state in California in 2018. Although I’ve grown out of the geography bee, I want to give back as a mentor to kids who are interested in competing and help develop their authentic interests.
Intro to Business/Human Geography
My name is Zihao (Oscar) Li and I will be your Intro to business/human geography tutor. I took a Sociology course and Introduction to business at Ohlone Community College over this summer. I am also an award-winning DECA member and marketing student at Mission San Jose High School. I have experience being a teacher’s assistant in Hann Sing Chinese school.
My class will go over the curriculum similar to the Community College. We will go over almost all fields of business in general.
Dong Qing Yuan
Chinese Flute Lessons
My name is Qingyuan Dong, also go by Eric. I’ve been learning Chinese Bamboo Flute for about 4 years now and I’ve taken the official level 10 test back in China; I have performed at on many different stages, including one contest at American Advanced Academy Burlingame where I got 1st place out of other 50 contestants.
In my class, your kids will be able to learn the culture and tradition behind this beautiful instrument which has major impact even on Chinese music today. I’ll also teach them the basics of playing the bamboo flute, promising they’ll be able to learn to play several songs at the end of whole class session, with practice at home, of course.
Teaching Assistants (TAs)
Elliott Kau is a senior at Henry M. Gunn High School. Ever since he was young, Elliott has always had an affinity for math and science; the challenges and numerous range of topics meant that there was something to learn, practice, and perfect. In middle school, he skipped a grade in math, consistently achieving A’s in the highest lane(WOW!!). Aside from school, Elliott has also attended many math competitions, from AMC and MathCounts, to BAMO and BMT (Berkeley Math Tournament)
Derek Dong is about to attend his Senior year at Palo Alto High School. He loves reading, especially about history and non-fiction. He also enjoys physical activity, mainly sports, and has played for both the school basketball team and football team. Derek is also a successful coach, leading the Jordan Middle School 7th and 6th grade basketball teams to the playoffs.
Cindy is currently a freshman at Palo Alto High School. She has always been interested in math and computer science. She also plans on pursuing astrophysics, and is currently taking courses at Stanford Online High School. Outside of school, she is a Zero Robotics team member and loves to play soccer in her free time.