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Russian School Of Mathematics Brings Award-Winning Afterschool Math Program To Buffalo Grove-Wheeling Area

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Advanced Math School for K-12 Children is Renowned for Developing Excellence in Mathematics and Lifelong Critical Thinking Skills

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. and WHEELING, Ill., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) – the award-winning afterschool math program renowned for developing excellence in mathematics and lifelong critical thinking skills –is expanding to the Buffalo Grove-Wheeling area this September.

The advanced math school will open RSM-Buffalo Grove, its second branch in the Chicago area, at 125 Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling in response to high demand for quality after-school math education in Chicago's northern suburbs. 

RSM-Buffalo Grove will be run by Anna Kozhemyakov, a graduate of Leningrad Pedagogical University and veteran math teacher who brings to her role as Principal more than 20 years of teaching experience and extensive research in the field of teaching methodology.

The math school will host an Open House on Saturday, June 28, from 11am-2pm at the Forever Young Senior Center at 818 Chaddick Drive in Wheeling.  The event is free and open to the public.  Families are invited to meet RSM faculty, enjoy math games, and schedule free math evaluations for their children. The school is also now enrolling students for its six-week summer math program, which will be held at 581 N. Wolf Rd. in Wheeling from July 8-August 14. To learn more, visit

Inessa Rifkin and Irina Khavinson, the two Russian immigrant women who started the Massachusetts-based Russian School of Mathematics in 1997, believe that anyone can do well in math given the right learning environment.  For more than a decade, RSM students have consistently posted top scores in national and international math competitions and on standardized tests.  But as the founders point out, achieving top test scores is just one of the benefits of RSM's math enrichment program. RSM students also see higher grade point averages in school, more confidence, and a strengthening of problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

The key, they say, is creating an enjoyable learning environment that emphasizes understanding over rote memorization and having a systematic curriculum and well-trained, enthusiastic teachers who can pass their love of math on to their students.

Once based in the Rifkin family living room, the school's aim has always been to help students get into the best colleges by giving them a set of skills they would find valuable in any profession. RSM has seen demand for its math program increase dramatically over the years and the math school today enrolls more than 11,000 students at its 20 locations in six states.

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