Summer Classes 2020

During this crisis of the pandemic, structure, guidance, academic support and coaching are especially crucial to nurture the growing young minds.

Extremely talented current and upcoming college students are here to help. They not only are accomplished subject experts, community leaders with tracking records, but also the most effective role models for children who are heavily influenced by peers and eagerly absorbing from their surroundings.

Youth Creates is delighted to announce online summer classes led by outstanding young leaders. Classes will be conducted on Zoom Web Conferences.

To register for the classes, please fill out the registration form. A Zoom id and password will be sent to you before the session starts.

By registering the classes, you agree to the waiver and you and your student would abide by the Participant Code of Conduct.

To learn more about the instructors, please plan to attend their presentation of “Maximize Your Highschool/College Life” on May 31st, 2020, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Please fill out the registration form

Refund Policies:
1. If a student is to drop off from the class before the second session, a full refund will be issued.
2. If a student is to drop off from the class before June 22, 2020, 50% of the tuition will be issued.
3. If a student is to drop off from the class on or after June 22, 2020, no tuition will be issued.

For payment, please

  1. PayPal to, or
  2. Zelle to, or
  3. Mail a check to P. O. Box 372385, Denver, CO 80237-9998, or
  4. Contact

Austen Mazenko

Austen Mazenko, an exceptionally well-rounded Cherry Creek graduate, is a rising college freshman who intends to concentrate in mathematics at Princeton this fall. He has been an avid math competition competitor, with achievements including being a two-time Colorado Mathcounts state champion, two-time AMC 8 perfect scorer, and a perfect scorer on both the AMC 10 and AIME competitions. He has also directed the Denver Math Club, helping Colorado students prepare for math contests. Furthermore, he has excelled in the classroom, having received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam and taken graduate-level analysis courses at the University of Colorado Denver.

Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
June 9, 2020 – August 6, 2020 (Break during the week of June 29

Tuition: $450 + $20 nonrefundable registration fee

Description: This class is geared towards introducing crucial concepts and problem-solving strategies for the AMC 8 and MATHCOUNTS competition series, the two preeminent middle school math contests. It focused on establishing the fundamentals of algebra, geometry, number theory, and combinatorics, introducing not only key theorems but also strategies for approaching trickier problems.

AP Chemistry Preview by Hannah Jung

Hannah Jung is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Mathematics, while also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. She is a part of the Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences Program at UPenn, and she hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Hannah has been tutoring for 6 years, and she loves working with students ranging from grades 1st to 12th and college students. She has taught different levels of Mathematics up to the collegiate level, different levels of sciences up to the different AP courses, and SAT courses. She has taught at a Korean School for 4 years.

Monday & Wednesday
9:30 am – 11:00 am MT
June 8, 2020 – August 5, 2020 (Break during the week of June 29, 2020)

Tuition: $450 + $20 nonrefundable registration fee

Description: AP Chemistry is an introductory college-level chemistry course. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based lab investigations as they explore the four Big Ideas: scale, proportion, and quantity; structure and properties of substances; transformations; and energy.

Derek Li

Derek Li is currently a graduating senior from Cherry Creek High School and an incoming
freshman at NYU Stern. He has journeyed through every math class up until Calculus 3 and
Differential Equations. Starting freshman year in high school, Derek has taught math classes at
Denver Chinese School which has given him a great amount of teaching experience. In
addition, he has been fairly active in competition math as he has qualified AIME three times
further showing his interest and proficiency in mathematics.

Honors Geometry by Derek Li

Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
June 8, 2020 – August 5, 2020 (Break during the week of June 29, 2020)

Tuition: $450 + $20 nonrefundable registration fee

Description: This proof-based geometry course covers concepts typically offered in a full-year honors geometry course. The class helps to develop mathematical reasoning, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving techniques to investigate and explore geometry.

Algebra 1 by Derek Li

Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am MT
June 9, 2020 – August 6, 2020 (Break during the week of June 29, 2020)

Tuition: $400 + $20 nonrefundable registration fee

Description: Algebra 1 guides you through among other topics expressions, systems of equations, functions, real numbers, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, radical and rational expressions.

College Application Essay Coaching Bundle

Contact Information:

Sarah Gao: 720-209-8558,

Channing Chi: 720-358-0888,

Planning to iron out your college application essay during the summer? Channing Chi, a Vanderbilt rising senior, and Sarah Gao, a rising MIT sophomore, would love to use their expertise to help. The College Essay Coaching Bundle includes one group class and 4 one-on-one sessions. A minimum of 5 people is required to start the session. The following is the sequence and timeframe of services to be offered.

  1. Group class:
    When: Late-June.
    What: which colleges to apply to and strategies to approaching college essays and what to write in a Common App essay.
  2. One-on-one brainstorming meeting:
    When: Early July.
    What: The student will come to the meeting with a couple of ideas for a potential Common App essay and then talk through their essay ideas. This is to help students come up with ideas for a Common App essay and talk through how to best structure their essay.
  3. One-on-one rough draft session:
    When: Mid/late-July.
    What: The student will come to this meeting with a rough draft of their Common App essay or something they’ve written down about what they think they’re going to write about. This meeting will serve as an initial checkpoint for the student once they’ve started writing to think about if they’ve chosen a good topic and if the message they want to get across is coming through. It will also serve as an initial round of proofreading.  
  4. Two One-on-One refinement sessions:
    When: Late summer/fall.
    What: These sessions provide the student with additional help, ie. providing supplementals, reading a common app essay, etc. Each student decides when they would like to have these sessions. This will be the time to help with refining essays and making sure the essays are exactly how you want them to be.

Before these one-on-one sessions we’d like the students to send us whatever they’d like us to look over a couple days in advance (at least 2 days), so we can read them over before working through them with the student. Each one-on-one session will be roughly an hour.

About the Coaches

Channing is a rising senior at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, majoring in Public Health and Biology with a minor in Spanish on the pre-medical track. In university, he enjoys being a peer tutor for different science courses and working in the Rathmell lab, where he studies the effects of inhibition of the glutaminolysis pathway on T cell differentiation. In his free time, he enjoys singing in the University Choir as well as running. He is looking forward to working with you!

Sarah is a rising Sophomore at MIT majoring in Math and Computer Science with a concentration in Economics. Sarah’s academic interests lie at the intersection of math and the social sciences, and she is currently doing development economics research at Harvard regarding social protection in Indonesia. Outside of the classroom, Sarah loves playing water polo and synchronized swimming.  She can’t wait to help you craft your perfect essays!

What the Students and Parents Say

Ethan: I have been taking the AP Chem preview provided by Hannah Jung for the past 3 weeks now.  For starters, I think that this preview really helps students who have not taken any previous chemistry classes.  This course takes us into the basics and review but also gives us a glimpse of what AP Chemistry will be like in the eyes of a sophomore.  This class allows students to familiarize themselves with next year’s curriculum and course so that we can better prepare for this coming year.  The pace of this class is what to be expected of such a high difficulty class and that helps us prepare for this year.

Overall, I think that this preview class is very helpful and allowed me to retain lost knowledge from this year and would prepare me immensely for this coming class.

Jerry: Austen is a superb teacher! He helps kids develop logical thinking. Before class, he interacts with students. He engages kids in interesting math problems. And finally, he is pretty good to talk with.

Abbie: The Honors Geometry classes are very helpful. They go through everything with enough details to understand despite having to teach a whole year course in 8 weeks.

Parent: The teacher (Austen) has a good teaching structure and good material. He is very patient with the students and inspiring. The art of problem has fun learning games that my son really likes.