“Receiving help from Xinke has been one of the most enlightening experiences of my relatively young life. Aware of his expertise, I couldn’t resist accepting his tutelage. However, I couldn’t have envisioned his strength as a teacher. When working with Xinke, it was clear that he was both passionate about me and the inner workings of math. His lessons inspired me to seek a deeper enjoyment of math. Furthermore, his methodology of consoling my mistakes and celebrating my successes led to further progress. I cannot thank him enough for my success, and working with him is an easy choice I’d readily make.”
“If I had the opportunity and time to learn from him again, I wouldn’t hesitate and would take him as my teacher in a heartbeat! Learning from Xinke has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. It never mattered to him how long it took me to know a concept as long as I understood it completely at the end. The most important quality I learned from him is the patience to work through my mistakes and try again. Through my perseverance and hard work, my knowledge of mathematical problem solving has drastically increased through his patience and understanding. I am grateful for the time and effort he had given me in his teachings.”
“As an International student living in China, I struggled to find a math teacher that was effective, able to work with my time zone, and taught in English. That’s why when I discovered Xinke’s classes, I was delighted to give it a try as it seemed to cover all my needs. That was one of the best decisions I made pertaining math in my life. When Xinke taught me, he was patient and helped me understand each of the problems. We considered multiple solutions and focused on the importance of the process rather than the answer. With Xinke’s help, I was able to achieve a distinction award in the Mathleague contest (China Region) and a Silver award in the Kangaroo Math contest. I am so grateful for all of his lessons, and if given the opportunity, I wouldn’t hesitate to continue my math journey with him.”
In 2020, I was looking for a good math teacher that could help me make a push for USAMO. I was very lucky when I found Xinke. Xinke has a great wealth of math knowledge to share and is very skillful in communicating it to students. He also has many invaluable resources that helped me polish old concepts and explore new ones. Xinke’s greatest strength as a teacher is his compassion and desire to help his students. Whenever I had a math question, Xinke was always eager to help, both by engaging in meaningful math discussion and finding outside resources to further address the areas I was unsure about. His passion for math is contagious and he has cultivated a fun environment for students who are passionate about math competitions to discuss and enjoy together.
In the 15 months that I took classes with Xinke, my math skills improved a lot. Xinke taught me not just formulas and methods, but the why and how behind them. This helped me learn them easier, as well as deepened my understanding of mathematics as a whole. If I didn’t get a concept, Xinke was always very patient and explained it to me in a way I could better understand. Overall, Xinke is a very knowledgeable and passionate teacher and I am very lucky that I had the chance to take lessons with him.
Xinke’s math classes have greatly aided me in my pursuit of higher math. Over the many lessons I took with him, I learned many different advanced mathematical topics, from one-to-one correspondence counting to complex plane geometry. Not only does he explain the problems well, but he also gives plenty of supervised practice time, where you work the problems out on your own while also having him close by if you need help. Peer-to-peer interaction is encouraged, which brings new ideas to the table that further your understanding of the topic itself and related topics. His classes are also quite accessible, being literally only a few clicks away in a zoom meeting, so no travel is required to attend his classes, which is really convenient. All in all, I really liked Xinke’s classes, and think that they are definitely beneficial to improving your study of math.
– Jerry Z.
“Xinke is a really good teacher. My goal in taking his class was to
enhance my mathematics skills and to qualify for AIME. Thanks to
Xinke’s wonderful teaching, I was able to make AIME last year. He was
able to explain concepts in an easy way that really helped me
understand difficult math topics. In particular, I was able to do
geometry questions a lot better after taking his class, and I would
highly recommend Xinke to anyone who wishes to enhance their
“Personally, I think your (Xinke’s) teaching style is great (you like to cover topics that usually appear in the AMC series) and you are a good teacher. I have learned more than one thing from you (like that linearity of expectation thing) and there is a lot to gain from your classes.”
Xinke’s classes are very interesting and fun. My favorite part about Xinke’s classes is that they are focused on problem-solving, rather than lecturing. It allows me to collaborate with my classmates, and many times they point out a solution that I couldn’t have thought of myself. Xinke’s classes are rather relaxed and are a great opportunity to make new friends. Furthermore, you can tell that Xinke is very passionate and has great expertise in mathematics. Whether you are looking for math competition success or just trying to learn something new, there is a lot to gain from Xinke’s classes.