Author Archives: Vika Kofman

Zoom Introduction

On Sundays, Stella Academy offers an “Introductory Meetings” with our teachers

  • Request a 10 minutes meeting with President and Math Curriculum Developer, Victoria.
  • Request a meeting with Computer Science Teacher, Nick.
  • Request a meeting with English and Science Teacher as well as ACT/SAT trainer, Jacob.
  • Request a meeting with French Teacher, Caroline.
  • Request a meeting with Math/Russian Teacher, Irina.
  • Request a meeting with Math Teacher, Paul.

Email to request the introductory meeting. In your email, specify your interest and tell with whom you would like to meet online.


Going to High School?

Helping Middle School Students Make the Transition Into High School.

  • What I need to study this Summer?
  • How to better prepare to a High School?

We can help to answer these questions and even more!

Liana, Stella Academy consultant, will help you to find the answers to these questions.

Please, register online for 30 min consultation. Bring your questions!

Register at Stella Academy.

Online Classes

Stella Academy now offers online classes in Math, English, Computer Science, French, Russian, and Science. Some classes involve puppets: the approach significantly decreases emotional load on our young students. A new class, Math and French for 4-6 year old students is currently offered online, too.   

Stella Academy students participated in Joint Mathematical Meeting

Our students participated in Joint Math Meeting in January, 2016 with oral presentation. Five thousands scientists attended the meeting. JMM-2016 is one of the largest math meeting in the world.

Our congratulations to our students, Sasha, Ethan, and Ryan, who became published authors!

Victoria Kofman

Victoria Kofman is one of the founders of Stella Academy.


A Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel and two master’s degrees:  an MS in Physics and the Teaching thereof with a minor in Math), from the Moscow State Open Educational University, Moscow, in the former USSR. Her second master’s degree, an MS in Secondary Education is from DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

In addition, Victoria took several classes in early education, computer programming, etc. and had two Post Doctorate studies – one was at the National Magnetic Lab, Florida and the second was at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.


Victoria is a brilliant, successful scientist with publications in physical chemistry. Since 2000, she has been pursuing a second career in the field of education.

It took her six years of teaching mathematics and science in the Chicago area public schools to understand the problems with current American education and to start developing her own math program, Math and Logic.

In 2005, Victoria founded an organization, which promotes engineering-centered education: Quality Engineering Education, Inc. with the Vika School Learning Center, which provided remediation and enrichment classes.


Paul Denisenko

Paul works for Stella Academy for already 4 years teaching “Math and Logic” for the students of ages 5 – 20.

He came to Stella Academy while studying to be an engineer. After having 50 credit hours in engineering and general sciences, Paul decided to undergo a career change and become a teacher.

Recently, Paul started taking classes in education to pursue a carrier of a teacher. In addition, Paul thoroughly learned Stella Academy Math and Logic curriculum, went through a period of assisting  and became an experienced teacher in our school.