About AMC

Agoura Math Circle is a free educational program focusing on the problem-solving skills that lead students to success in both academics and the real world.

The Agoura Math Circle is a student-run, nonprofit community service organization. More importantly, Agoura Math Circle gives students confidence and the skills to tackle any type of problem, academic or otherwise.Our Goal is to create strong foundation for kids to increase critical thinking and motivate kids to aim for top universities in a fun full environment. AMC has more than 300 students with more than 30 volunteers.

Pranav Kalyan founded the Agoura Math Circle in September 2015. He is an 9th grader at Agoura High School in Agoura Hills. Pranav has received Associates Degree in Mathematics and in Natural Science from Moorpark College in May 2016. He also has received a letter of recognition from President Barack Obama regarding his work with fellow students as the founder of the Agoura Math Circle on September 30, 2016.

AMC Team

Pranav Kalyan

Founder and President

Pranav is a 9th grader at Agoura High School in Agoura Hills. He earned Mathmatics and Natural Science Associate Degree from Moorpark College in May, 2016. He is pursuing the "Associate Degree in Astrophysics and Physics " at Moorpark College. Visit My Website.

Joshna Jude Jose

Vice President

Joshna is a junior at Oak Park High School. She is very involved in STEM, volunteering for non-profit science education organizations, taking college science courses during her summers, and completing higher level math and science courses. She loves to apply her knowledge to benefit other students. Joshna hopes to pursue a career in medicine, more specifically pediatrics.

Austin Law

Vice President

Austin is a freshman at Agoura High School.He has participated in many math competitions, such as the AMC 8 and the Math Counts Competition. He wants students to be able to look at and understand math in a different, more logical and analytical way, so they can use math both in the real world and at school.

Sonali Murugan

Vice President

Sonali is a senior at Oak Park High School. She has many volunteer hours from and various locations and is very passionate about offering tutoring services for children. Her hobbies include cooking and painting. She loves teaching and hopes to pursue a career in Biological Sciences.

Maylian Wu

Vice President

Maylian Wu is a freshman at Agoura High School. She has won an award for top math and English student at Lindero Canyon Middle School. She loves discussing interesting math topics with her father, a professor of Statistics at UCLA. She dreams of becoming a professor of Statistics one day as well, hoping to spread her love of math to others by teaching. She is also a co-founder of a nonprofit organization where she performs music at various senior centers. She has participated in several math competitions, namely Math Counts and AMC 8, where she placed second in her school.

Dr. Bharat Patel


Dr. Bharat Patel is the diamond donor for Agoura Math Circle.He founded ALAPIO which is an acronym for Association of Los Angeles Physicians of Indian Origin.  This non-profit association works to raise funds to provide free medical aid for the underprivileged.

Sikun Lan PH.D.


Since 2011, Dr. Lan has engaged in classroom and online teaching with students from 5th to 12th grade on accelerated math curriculums, SAT math exam preparation, and math competition preparation for MathCounts, AMC 8/10/12, AIME, and USAMO. Prior to teaching at Geffen Academy, Dr. Lan had a long IT career in banking, insurance, digital marketing, and education industries. He received his Master’s and Ph.D. in Math from UCLA and his double B.S. in Math and Physics from Peking University..

Joseph Keays


Math teacher at LVUSD (Las Virgenes Unified School District). Completed Bachelor of Science in Finance and General from Indiana University. Joe has an inescapable passion to create a learning environment that is timeless, physically boundless, nurturing and empowers students and parents. Joe desires every student to live passionately, think creatively, expect excellence from themselves, recognize the beauty to look, see and be seen, and to control their lives from their position of authority. Joe has taught high school mathematics for the past 18 years at Agoura High School and has been a natural leader integrating technology, creative methodology and modeling risk. More Info.

Jani Nelson


For the past 14 years working as teacher in Lindero Canyon Middle School. She has a BA Degree in Mathematics from UCLA, obtained her CA Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics from CSUN and completed MS Degree in Education from Walden University, specializing in integrating technology in the curriculum. More Info.

Diana Nguyen


Professor in Mathematics department at Moorpark college. Completed Master of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from University of California, Riverside. More Info.

Rajesh Govindarajan

Vice President

Having 19 years of professional experience as developer , consultant, tester and as a lead performance tester. Father of two kids. Who are also enrolled in Agoura Math Circle.

Chitra Jayaraman

Vice President

Chitra Jayaraman has a Computer Science and Engineering degree from renowned Madurai Kamaraj University, India topping the University. She is an almost 20 years old in software development. With a constant quest to learn and enrich self, she loves spending her time playing chess and Math with her 12 and 6 year old kids.

Jonathan Woodbury


Jonathan Woodbury is an astrometer, physicist, climate scientist, and software developer. Jonathan spent a year in the Antarctic studying cosmic rays including ten days at the South Pole working on solar helioseismology. He also worked as a climate scientist for the US EPA and IPCC where he estimated U.S. and international methane emission inventories. He also helped develop the first U.N. IPCC methods for estimating methane emissions from many sources. Jonathan holds degrees from Swarthmore College and the University of Chicago. More Info.

Jonathan Yan


Jonathan Yan is an EE engineer, 3D CAD system architect and software developer. His interest include system architecture and design, parallel processing, design pattern, information storage and retrieval, machine learning and etc. Jonathan holds degrees from Iowa State University and Tsinghua University. More Info.

Ashok Rajadurai


Ashok has more then 20 years of professional experience in software development.Currently, he is working as Technology Manager.

Kalyankumar Mohan

Director of Operations

Kayan has a Electronic and Communication Engineering degree from renowned Madurai Kamaraj University, India topping the University. He has more than 20 years old in software development.

AMC Volunteers

Pranav Kalyan

Anna Johnson

Austin Law

Maylian Wu

Evan Sonnenberg

Sonali Murugan

Joshna Jude

Vaibhav Garg

Vardan Martirosyan

Harinivasarao Kodali

Jayesh Balgi

Padmaja Reddy Peripydi

Pawan Kumar Dubey

Prakash Adnani


Srikanth Vishnubhotla


Venodha Sundaresan

Vivek Pandey

Srinivasu Bhamidipati

Sivagami Chockalingam

Kanakarajasekhar Denduluri