Russian School of Mathematics Opens in North Bethesda and Reston This Summer!
RSM-DC is the first branch of the Russian School of Mathematics in Washington DC. The school is all set to open in the Summer of 2016 and will serve the surrounding communities of the capital.
Our mission is to use RSM’s well-structured teaching strategy to help our students build a solid math foundation and develop lifelong critical thinking skills. Our classroom-based approach is an alternative to math tutoring in DC that creates lasting results for students and parents.
The new schools will be led by Nino Gurtskaia and Viktoriya Palamarchuk respectively.
Nino came to the United States 9 years ago as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Comparative Planetology Laboratory, at the Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Louisville, KY, where her research on dynamics and thermodynamics of planetary atmospheres was funded by the NSF Planetary Astronomy Program. Here, she studied how the presence of topography affects the spin-up of Venusian superrotating winds. During her early career as a scientist, she studied Magnetohydrodynamic relationship between the Solar Wind and Geomagnetic Field.
Nino is excited to start her first new RSM branch in Washington, DC and to share her passion for teaching. She is an education professional with over 7 successful years as a collegiate professor. She has taught all levels from Algebra through Calculus and her students usually describe her as fun and very interactive teacher.
Viktoriya witnessed firsthand the success of the RSM approach, first as a mom and then as a RSM teacher. Developing logical skills and critical thinking versus learning by rote achieves better long-term results by building a powerful life-long foundation. Not only has she watched the program help increase the self-esteem and confidence in her students, but also observed how the supportive and nurturing RSM environment prepares children beyond school and well into the real world.
Viktoriya has been the Vice Principal of RSM-Winchester in Massachusetts since the branch opened in 2013. She has helped the Principal with building and running the school. When the opportunity of relocating to Virginia presented itself, Viktoriya accepted it without hesitation. She is very excited to open the first RSM branch in Virginia and share her passion for mathematics with students from Reston and surrounding towns.