Teaching Math in Newton with a Russian Accent
Conveniently located at 200 Wells Avenue in Newton, RSM-Newton is the headquarters and the largest branch of the Russian School of Mathematics.
Over 2,400 students come weekly to RSM-Newton from more than 30 greater Boston and MetroWest communities including Newton, Needham, Brookline, Wellesley, Westwood, Sharon, Weston, Sharon, Boston, Belmont, West Roxbury, Dover, Waltham and Quincy.
With close to 300 classes ranging from beginning to advanced level at every grade, we combine experience and flexibility to meet the needs of any student looking for math enrichment.
Our curriculum includes:
* Grades K-12 Mathematics (with several levels of challenge for each grade)
* Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II
* Test Preparation for the ISEE, SAT I, SAT II, ACT and AP Calculus tests
In addition to our regular classes, RSM students can participate in MOEMS (Math Olympiads) preparation teams and several SAT preparation workshops.
About the Principal
Education: M.S. in Economics, Minor in Education
With a strong leadership and economics background and almost a decade of teaching experience, Ralitsa Dimitrova was a natural choice to help run RSM-Newton. She brings a unique perspective as both a long time RSM-Newton parent as well as a talented teacher and administrator. She works continuously to make sure that RSM-Newton remains dynamic and flexible for all families.
Ralitsa first discovered RSM over seven years ago as a parent. Her two sons, Dimitar and Boris, both attended the school and have found great success as members of the RSM community. The boys' high scores on their SATs, AMC 8, 10, and 12, and AIME qualified them to join the school as math tutors.
About the Dean of Students
Education: M.S., Education
Olga Pristin has taught math at elementary and middle school levels since 1996. She started to teach at RSM in 2008 and immediately enrolled her own two children in the program. As the Dean of Students at RSM-Newton she works tirelessly to ensure that all children are placed in the proper classes. Olga is also a devoted runner who has participated twice in Boston Marathon – in 2007 and 2008.