Online Transition Courses (March/May, 2020)

Registrations to the Online Transition Courses (March/May, 2020) are now open!

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Who

Students who currently aren’t taking our year-round or online programs and who are interested in joining an online class that will go over the core parts of one of our main courses in ten weeks

What

Five remote learning courses cover essential parts of IDEA MATH curriculum. These courses will help students who are not currently enrolled in programs (on-site and online) make good transitions to our curriculum.

Why

We wish to make available high-quality math learning via virtual classrooms (Zoom-based) during this special season with serious public health concerns.

When

Late March to late May (3/28/2020 to 5/31/2020); see detailed schedule below

Workload

Each course consists of 10 units/weeks (one unit per week). In each unit, there are 4 hours (two 2-hour sessions: one on Saturday, one on Sunday) of live remote learning (via Zoom). Hence, there are 40 (online live) class hours for each course. We also expect students to spend 1 hour on homework or test in each unit -- this is 50 hours of total workload.

The tuition for each of these courses is $995 for 40 in-class hours (unit rate is less than $25 per hour) of teaching and homework/test grading.

Courses Offered
Courses Course content Pre-requisite
TC1 MC1C and MC1N, selected topics from IM1A With solid command on PreAlgebra, familarity with Algebra 1 some math contest experience;
AMC8: 10 or above;
5th and 6th graders in general
TC2 MC2C and MC2N, selected topics from IM2A Solid command on Algebra 1, some math contest experience;
AMC8: about 15;
6th and 7th graders in general
TC3 IM3G, MC3C, selected topics from MC3A and MC3N Solid command on Algebra 1, familarity with (linear) geometry, solid contest experience;
AMC8: 20 or above, AMC10: about 90;
6th to 8th graders in general
TC4 MC4C, and selected topics from IM4A, MC4A, IM4G, and MC4G Solid command on Algebra 1 and (linear) geometry, familiarity with Algebra 2 and geometry, solid contest experience;
AMC10: 99 or above;
7th to 9th graders in general
TC5 Selected topics from IM5A, IM5G, MC5C, and MC5N Solid command on Algebra 2 and (linear) geometry, good contest experience;
AMC10: 108 or above, AIME: about 5;
7th to 9th graders in general

Calendar
Course Time Dates
TC1 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (US EDT) March 28, 29, April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2020
TC2 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (US EDT) March 28, 29, April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2020
TC3 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (US EDT) March 28, 29, April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2020
TC4 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (US EDT) March 28, 29, April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2020
TC5 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US EDT) March 28, 29, April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2020
Registration & Tuition
Register and Tuition Pay By Tuition Amount Hourly Rate
March 26, 2020 $995 ~$25/hour
March 29, 2020 $1095 ~$27/hour
Tuition Refund Policy
Withdraw Request Made by Refund Amount
After tuition being paid before March 27, 2020 Paid Tuition - $100
After March 28, 2020 before April 4, 2020 Paid Tuition - $225
After April 4, 2020 before April 11, 2020 Paid Tuition - $350
After April 11, 2020 No refund

Mr. Ivan Borsenco

Dr. Zuming Feng

Mr. Xiaopeng Gong

Mr. Michael Medaugh

Mr. Michael Ren

Dr. Celine Sun

Mr. Alec Sun

Mr. Tao Tu

Dr. Luyan Wang

Mr. Steven Xu

Mr. Howard Zhong


General FAQ links

Main program FAQ page. For general program information such as teaching method, class size, core courses, admission, placement, etc.