Mitya Leonkin

Mitya Leonkin is a graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics at Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Since 2015, he has been teaching mathematics to private students, and since 2018, he has been working in schools, on various extracurricular projects for talented high school students, and at the Departments of Linguistics and Economics at HSE.

In mathematics, he is particularly interested in algebra (and its intersections with combinatorics), especially representation theory.

Over the years, Mitya has taught all kinds of people, from 8-year-old children to master’s students. For him, the important thing is not the age or level of ability, but the person’s relationship with mathematics. If he sees that they are interested or really need help, it’s always enjoyable and interesting to work with them.

In his work, he prefers to delve into small, meaningful pieces of mathematics with his students, in a thorough but not overly strict manner. For example, the construction and basic properties of polynomial rings and residue rings, the definition of fractions and the reasons why operations are defined the way they are, or a relatively informal introduction to analysis. He finds such courses with a coherent narrative more appealing than competitive mathematics. However, people who successfully study these topics often perform well in various math competitions.

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