An Indian American teenager who holds two honorary associate degrees and is already Microsoft certified has created a community service organization to help students enhance their math skills. Pranav Kalyan, 13, created the Agoura Math Circle, which is a student-run nonprofit that aims to provide students the mathematical problem-solving skills and confidence needed to succeed academically and in real-world situations.
Kalyan founded the program in 2015 that now serves hundreds of students. The Agoura Math Circle is a student-run, nonprofit community service organization. Agoura Math Circle is a free educational program focusing on the problem-solving skills that lead students to success in both academics and the real world. More importantly, thought, Agoura Math Circle gives students confidence and the skills to tackle any type of problem, academic or otherwise. Our Goal is to create strong foundation for kids to increase critical thinking and motivate kids to aim for top universities in a fun full environment.
The Agoura Math Circle is started by Pranav Kalyan. He is a 7th grader at Lindero Canyon Middle school in Agoura Hills. He is Pursuing the “Associate Degree in Astrophysics, Mathematics, Natural Science, chemistry and physics” at Moorpark college.
The students are taught by volunteer tutors — typically high school students in advanced math courses — who create lesson plans and teach a class of up to 50 students. The tutors then create and administer an exam based on the lesson and score them to ultimately assist students in correcting their errors and improving test-taking skills for future examinations.
According to an AMC news release, the classes students embark on are typically far more advanced than the material they are taught in elementary and middle school. Due to the advanced level of the AMC class, the students regularly excel in school. Dozens of parents affirm the influence of the Agoura Math Circle on their children, with several testimonials proclaiming that they have noticed a significant increase in “student confidence” and a newfound “passion for higher level math,” AMC said.