Math Competition Coaching

Make the AMC and AIME your admissions edge.

Expert instruction for:

  • AIME
  • AMC 12
  • AMC 10
  • AMC 8

Why do I need an edge?

Once students have good grades and high SAT/ACT scores, they should shift their focus to activities that set them apart from their high-performing peers. Math competitions train students to be flexible and creative thinkers, whereas the SAT and ACT train students to be good test-takers. Top college admissions officers know the difference.

What can I do to prepare?

Take these steps towards success...

Students: do all of the following:

How can Wes help?

Two decades of coaching success.

I’ve been helping students qualify for the AIME (and beyond) since 2002. I’d like to help you, too.

Build on your strengths.

Through individual meetings that focus on both the material and the individual student, I’ve unlocked the creative math potential in hundreds of students to date. And I have several other workshops and post-mortem options for you, too.

Want to know more?

If the links above don’t give you what you need, just get in touch and we’ll figure out together what would be best for you.

Meet the AMC Team


Wes Carroll

Wes Carroll

Your guide

You’ll begin your AMC prep in an one-on-one intake session with me. Together, we’ll lay the groundwork for study strategies, and get you started with me or another team member.

Click here to learn more about Wes.

James Reischutz

James Reischutz

Your tutor

Younger students start with James. You’ll build your enthusiasm and curiosity, reframe and reduce any test anxieties, and learn the fundamental math building blocks of contest success.

Click here to learn more about James.

A bit more information about math competitions...


What are these math competitions?
They are collections of carefully-crafted puzzles that accurately gauge both intellectual creativity and grit in even the brightest of students, distinguishing students in the 97th percentile from students in the 99th percentile and higher.
The main competition (the AMC) is given twice in February of each year.
The invitational exam (the AIME) is then given twice in March to those who qualify.
For a gentle introduction to this sort of puzzle, check out my podcast.
How do competitions affect college admission?
They are solicited and recognized by the most selective schools as a primary way to accurately rank students in the top percentiles.  (They are particularly helpful for girls, who are grossly underrepresented in this arena.)

Need help navigating the AMC options?

Please pick a time for a for a free phone consultation. We’ll get you started ASAP.

Learn more about...


Wes Carroll

Math, Physics & AMC Tutor

510.578.8097 / [email protected]

Available worldwide via videoconference

Math Competition Coaching

Experience the joys of elegant solutions and personal expertise even before you learn to drive.

(Math competitions also provide students with unique avenues for entrance into some of the best schools in the country.)

Online Video Courses

Get in-depth preparation, everywhere and anytime (SAT Math 2 only, for the moment).

Academic Assistance

Get more out of of tough homework and exams, even in advanced courses like APs and IBs.

SAT 2 Subject Test Prep

Let us help your student get perfect scores on the Math 2 and Physics Subject Tests.

AP STEM Support

Work ahead of the rest of the class. Learn for life. Earn your “5”.