We have enrolled both of our children in lessons with Garry Zhitomirsky over the course of five years. Isaac had a semester of SAT preparation as well as calculus, increasing his score by the second attempt of taking the test by several hundred points. Leah, who is eleven, has been studying for three years.
Professor Zhitomirsky’s pedagogical experience includes a tenure as the head of Mathematics department at Moscow Pedagogical Institute. His vast knowledge of methodology provides instruction tailored to student’s individual ability.
His calm demeanor and infinite patience has helped our children to advance their logical and critical thinking; his encouragement continues to build their confidence and creativity.
In addition to high grades, Leah’s report cards include comments from her math teacher such as “Demonstrates leadership in class.” Isaac continues to have a good student-teacher relationship, at times assisting with lessons preparation on Garry’s request.
As a bilingual family, we also appreciate the fact that the children have the advantage of learning Russian math vocabulary and terminology with Garry. We are privileged to have our high expectations met with our children’s studies with professor Zhitomirsky and plan to continue this wonderful journey for many years.