Archimedes

school of mathematics and programming

 

Jelena Pavicevic

co-founder and math instructor
“Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty” – Archimedes

From very early in my academic education, I have been interested in natural sciences, especially mathematics. As a student interested in solving problems, I enjoyed being a member of the school’s math and physics contest team. 


Upon recommendation from my teachers, I applied and got selected into the most prestigious high school in former Yugoslavia – ‘Mathematical Gymnasium’. Following my passion for natural sciences I found myself at a highly recognized technical school in my country – the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade (www.etf.rs) where I earned a MS degree in Applied Physics.


Along with my academic education I discovered another passion – teaching. I started tutoring with strong belief that math can be accessible to all students if presented in a suitable format that matches the student’s way of accepting logical thinking.


Since moving with my family to the US I have continued working with my own children and their school friends helping them understanding not just math facts but deeper math concepts which require serious logical thinking. It has been a rewarding experience seeing their progress and how they were able to connect with real life math problems and have fun at the same time!


This accomplishment inspired me to go further and share my passion at Archimedes School where I want to get young students excited about solving problems while developing critical reasoning and analytical skills, fostering self confidence and motivation.