Summer Advanced Math Program Prepares Kids for Abstract Mathematical Thinking

This summer, the Advanced Math Program at International Chess Academy Kids Online ( will be led by three outstanding local female Math instructors.

Meet Zoya Koza. Zoya is director and founder of the program. As a retired, former NYC Math Teacher, the one thing she notices most about new students, whether they come from public, private, or home-school programs, or have attended popular after-school Math programs such as Kumon or Mathnasium is that they are not prepared for abstract mathematical thinking.

The curriculum Zoya has developed for ICA fundamentally allows children to become better academic math language readers and teaches them how to think mathematically about everyday life events. The curriculum incorporates educational tools and techniques (the Singapore Math System, the Beast Academy Curriculum and the Art of Problem Solving) and consistently yields impressive results. Most students that have gone through the program score at the highest proficiency levels in math, and the program has helped a large number of students to achieve the top scores in Math Olympiad competitions and national and international competitions,

Note to Zoya from a Parent "After scoring on the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, School, College Ability Test (SCAT) in the 98th percentile (Grand Honors) in Math; and in the 80th percentile (High Honors) in verbal, Derin, our 5th grader has been admitted to the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth where he will enroll in advanced STEAM courses to supplement his schoolwork. We are eternally grateful to you as for the last two years, you have impressed upon Derin a profound love for learning (especially for Math). For this and everything else that you have done, THANK YOU!"

Meet Allie Eisenberg. Allie will be a senior this fall at Glen Rock High School, vice-president of her class and a high honor roll student.

This will be Allie's 4th year teaching mathematics at ICA. Having started as a student in 3rd grade at ICA, she developed a passion for solving Olympiad math problems, which she enjoys passing on to her students. Meet Sasha Shefter.

Sasha will be a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University this fall. Sasha just graduated from Bergen County Academies where she studied engineering and participated in the varsity tennis team for the past 4 years.

Summer Online Math Classes start Monday, June 21 and will run all summer long, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings. Advanced Math is also offered weekdays as part of the ICA Summer Camp Program. For more information visit: , call: 201-797-0330 or contact


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