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The Russian School of Mathematics opened RSM-Sunnvyale, a campus of RSM-San Jose, in 2014. We opened in response to the demand for after-school math enrichment for K-12 students in Sunnvale. RSM is fully accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), ensuring that each aspect of our program has been carefully evaluated against state standards. Local schools accept and acknowledge our transcripts.
Today our math school in Sunnyvale serves over 1000 students from Sunnyvale and the surrounding California communities of:
- Santa Clara
- Mountain View
- Palo Alto
- Menlo Park
- Los Altos
- Redwood City
As a branch of the award-winning Russian School of Mathematics, we combine a systematic math curriculum with exceptional teaching. Our after school math program helps students build a solid math foundation and lifelong critical thinking skills.
Designed as an effective alternative to math turoting, our program provides rigorous mathematical training that will help your child excel at Algebra, Geometry and more. Whether your child needs to brush up on math or does not feel challenged in school, we can help. We provide something that traditional math tutors can't: the opportunity to study mathematics in a fun and naturally challenging classroom environment where students benefit from each other's progress and make friends.
Our math school provides a world-class mathematics education with an emphasis on problem-solving skills and critical thinking. The RSM Curriculum includes all requirements for ISEE, SAT-I, SAT-II, ACT and AP, as well as opportunities to prepare for and participate in mathematics competitions and Olympiads.
RSM-Sunnyvale gives children a solid mathematics education and the skills they need to succeed on the SAT. The results speak for themselves; just compare RSM's average math SAT score of 774 (out of 800) to California's average math SAT score of 516.
About the Principal
Education: M.S. from St. Petersburg State University
California Single Subject Credential: Mathematics
Alexandra Fomicheva graduated from the prestigious St. Petersburg School #30, a school known for its math and science education. Her time there shaped her life and inspired her to pursue a career in teaching math.
She began her career in the Soviet Union working in the ecology industry. When the Iron Curtain fell, she took advantage of the opportunity to travel internationally. She eventually settled in India where she worked as a teacher and mastered the techniques of running a small private school. During her last five years in India, Alexandra worked as the Head of Academics for an elite private boarding school with 200 international and local students.
Upon moving to the United States, she joined RSM as the Principal of the RSM's San Jose affiliate. With her son now enrolled at in the RSM program, she uses her experience as an RSM parent to inform her role.
About the Campus Director
Helena Roberts was born and riased in the Czech Republic. She graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague with a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering, and also attained an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development from Foothill College in California. Helena has been teaching at RSM-San Jose for three years, and currently serves as the branch's Head Teacher. She has 13 years of experience working with children of all ages, teaching math in private schools in California, and has also worked with gifted and exceptional children.
Helena is the mother of two boys, Jacob and Alexander, both currently high school students.