RootSTEM Academy

RootSTEM Academy has fall and spring semester competition math courses suitable for students coming from grades 2 and up. Each semester is composed of 18 weeks.

RootSTEM Academy promotes a culture of excellence in math for its top math students that come from private, public and charter schools in Las Vegas.

Homeschooling students ar e also welcome to attend our courses! Our top students are inspired by their peers who would like to excel in math and enjoy the friendly challenging environment similar to college !!

RootSTEM Academy represent our beloved City of Las Vegas with its traveling math teams at restigious math competitions that take place at various university and high school campuses around the country.

Elementary level math contests:

  • Noetic Learning Math Contest
  • Math Kangaroo in USA
  • Continental Math League
  • AlphaMath Contest (Euler Division)
  • MathCON
  • Southern Nevada Girls Math Tournament

Middle school math contests:

  • MathCounts
  • AMC-8
  • Math Kangaroo in USA
  • Noetic Learning Math Contest
  • Harker School Math Invitational
  • UC Berkeley Mini Math
  • AlphaMath Contest (Fermat Division)
  • Southern Nevada Girls Math Tournament

High school math contests:

  • AMC – 10/12
  • Harvard MIT Math Tournament
  • Caltech Harvey Mudd Math Competition
  • UC Berkeley Math Tournament
  • Canadian Open Math Challenge
  • PuMAC
  • American Regions Mathematics League

ROOTSTEM Academy organizes residential/day math camps during the winter, spring and summer breaks.

Our Team

Mr. Hikmet

Owner and Founder

Nadica Sechkova


My name is Nadica Sechkova. I am born and raised in Macedonia, Europe. My grandpa is a mathematician as well as some other…

Justin Holinski


For many years, Justin has helped hundreds of students of all ages understand and enjoy math. Currently taking a short break from studying…

Sam Goodman


Sam has always had an amazing talent for math. Since he was four years old, his favorite pastime was to memorize powers of two…

Sherry Liu


Sherry Liu is a math tutor at RootSTEM. She is currently an IB senior at Green Valley High School, and is looking to attend Harvard University in…

Carina Ream

Competition Instructor

Carina is one of our competition instructors and hopes to help students succeed in the creative aspects of mathematics. She is a…

Phillip Edwards


Ever since I was a kid, math was my favorite subject! I was introduced to calculus senior year of high school, and graduated from UNLV in …