Open invitation: Math Coaches

Dear Math Team Coaches,

As you might be aware, at the end of last year and after many years of service, Jim Cocoros retired as head coach of the New York City Math Team. In light of this, we’d like to use this coming year as a time to solidify the NYC Math Team community and create a self-sustaining entity, with more support for future head coaches.

It is thus our privilege to invite you to join New York City Math Team community through monthly practices, talks and activities beginning on October 24th, at NYU (251 Mercer Street). The first talk will be given by our one and only Larry Zimmerman.

Our goal is to introduce students from various schools and backgrounds to each other, new coaches, and finally some fantastic math.

We need your help to spread the word and invite both coaches and students. If you could compile the list of interested students and other fellow teachers (and their emails) it would help greatly with logistics of space needed. Please email it to info@nycmathteam.org. One can also access registration and necessary parent approval form directly from the website www.nycmathteam.org. Feel free to forward this email to all interested parties and RSVP.

Warmly,

Eliza Kuberska

2014 Introductions

In June, after eight years of doing an almost impossible job, Jim Cocoros stepped down as a head coach. After much deliberation, a small team of three, Eliza Kuberska, Oana Pascu, and Dmitry Sagalovskiy, volunteered for one interim year to share responsibilities of running the team.

We will be organizing a lecture series and practices, doing reach-out to students and other coaches, and solidifying the New York City Math Team as a self sustaining entity. In June 2015, all willing NYC math team coaches will be invited to vote in a new head coach, which we hope can be a less stressful, 3 year term, rotating job.

We invite all NYC math team coaches to join the NYCMT community to that end, starting with the lecture series and practices.

We hope to see you soon!

– Eliza Kuberska (Hunter College High School)
– Oana Pascu (Stuyvesant High School)
– Dmitry Sagalovskiy (New York Math Circle)