Math Circle Faculty

Joshua Zucker

Joshua Zucker has been leading math circles for 20 years as a freelance math teacher serving on the Mathematical Sciences Advisory Board for Proof School. He is also the founding director of the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, co-founder of the Math Teachers' Circle program, a former problem writer for MathCounts, and an instructor for Art of Problem Solving..

Zandra Vinegar

She studied Mathematics and Math Education at MIT. She completed her teaching program following MIT’s research in educational reform through implementing innovative technology. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT, and her areas of mathematical focus while in college were  Abstract Algebra, Mathematical Economics, Computational Origami, and Theoretical Computer Science.

Alon Amit

Alon Amit is co-founder at Origami Logic and has previous worked at Facebook and Google. He frequently teaches at Math Circles around the Bay Area and is on the board of Proof School, a San Francisco full-curriculum school for kids who love math. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in mathematics and a B.Sc. in Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. 

Dr. Paul Zeitz

Dr. Paul Zeitz is the co-founder of Proof School and he currently serves as the Chair of Proof School’s Board of Directors. He is a USA Mathematical Olympiad winner and has dedicated time to training many of the US International Math Olympic teams. He is also the Mathematics Chair at the University of San Francisco and has spread his passion for math by founding the Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO) and the San Francisco Math Circle.

Jennifer Gill

Jennifer Gill has been teaching elementary students at Watsonville Charter School of the Arts for 13 years. She has a BA in visual art, and uses her artistic background to integrate the arts into her teaching practice. Over the past few years, she has been studying how to blend art into mathematics. Math art requires problem solving and creativity. This practice makes connections between the left and right sides of the brain.  

Ruby Wong

Ruby Wong is an elementary educator currently teaching 5th grade at Salesian Elementary & Jr. High and the Program Coordinator for the X Academy. She received her undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Mathematics.