Art of Problem Solving was founded by Richard Rusczyk in 2003 to create interactive
educational opportunities for avid math students. Richard is the author or
a co-author of 7 AoPS textbooks and a past Director of the USA Mathematical Talent Search.
He was a participant in National MATHCOUNTS, a three-time participant in the Math Olympiad Summer Program,
and a USA Mathematical Olympiad winner (1989). He received the World Federation of National Mathematics
Competitions Paul Erdös Award in 2014. He graduated from Princeton University in 1993, and worked as a
bond trader for D.E. Shaw & Company for four years. AoPS marks Richard's return to his vocation -
educating motivated students.
In 2014, Glen founded a learning center in Morrisville, North Carolina, that two years later
became the first AoPS Academy campus. Glen served as the National Director of AoPS Academy until his retirement in 2019.
He has experience as a college math professor, statistician, and expert SAS programmer.
He has been a professional math tutor for many years, and specializes in training academically-advanced
and high-performing math students. Glen is a graduate of Duke University and holds a graduate degree
in statistics from Boston University.
Dave joined AoPS in 2004. He is the author or a co-author of 4 AoPS textbooks.
Dave earned the
sole perfect score on the American High School Mathematics Examination (AHSME)
in 1988 and was a USA Mathematical Olympiad winner that year. He attended
the Research Science Institute (RSI) in 1987, and the Math Olympiad Summer
Program in 1988, where he first met fellow student Richard Rusczyk. He also
finished in the top 10 on the Putnam exam in 1991. Dave graduated from
Carnegie Mellon in 1992 with a BS in Mathematics/Computer Science and an MS in Mathematics.
He went on to earn his Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT in 1997.
He was an acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington from 1997 to 2001.
Dave is originally from Western New York and is an alumnus of the SUNY Buffalo Gifted Math Program.
"General coaching classes at many academic training centers stress repetition of the concept until a student grasps it thoroughly. At AoPS Academy, they go far beyond repetition. Their highly qualified instructors do a great job at teaching fundamental concepts to students at much greater depth, and challenge them to walk that extra mile by presenting them with more complex problems to solve. It provides a great learning experience in a friendly, fun, yet competitive and challenging environment. They provide their students with a combination of excellent instructional curriculum along with amazing online tools. AoPS Academy also encourages students to take part in various competitions. Overall they do an incredible job imparting a deep knowledge of both math and language arts to all of their students, and AoPS Academy sets them on a path towards their career goals. We are happy to be part of AoPS Academy family!" -Sandeep J.