Marcus Neal was a member of the South Carolina All-State Math team as a student from 1990 to 1994. He attended A.C. Flora High School and the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville. After high school, he attended Princeton University, majoring in mathematics. Since 2004, he has have been teaching high school mathematics at Hammond School, and has been a coach for the South Carolina All-State Math Team. Additionally, he has been an instructor for the Art of Problem Solving and the Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) summer program, a proof reader for the AMC and AIME competitions, coached the US Team in Tunisia at the Pan African Mathematical Olympiad in 2012, and was the co-founder the Columbia Area Math Circle.

Frank Thorne is a veteran of the North Carolina State Math Team (1991-1995), and a graduate of the NC School of Science and Mathematics, Rice University, and the University of Wisconsin. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina, where he does research in analytic number theory and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses of all sorts. He also developed a unique course on the Mathematics of Game Shows, for which you can see the notes here.

In his spare time, he does yoga and takes piano lessons, and he promises not to get lost in Baltimore.

Daniel Monteith was on the South Carolina All-State Math team throughout high school. He graduated from A.C. Flora High School in 2013 and then attended Furman University where he received degrees in physics and chemistry. In 2017, Daniel began a graduate program in chemistry at the University of South Carolina. He later changed from chemistry to mechanical engineering and, after a detour working in industry for a few years, he received a master’s in 2023 in mechanical engineering with a focus in aerodynamics and energy systems.

Daniel has been a tutor since high school. After getting his Master’s degree, he turned his passion for helping others into a tutoring company focused on enabling students to realize their full academic potential, just as teachers like Marcus Neal and Patrick Rybarczyk did for him.

Pu Wang was a participant of China Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) in 2000. He pursued his academic journey at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, earning a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in solid mechanics. Subsequently, he began his research in plasma physics and lunar exploration at Virginia Tech, and obtained his PhD in aerospace engineering. He received MBA from Duke University recently. He currently serves as a Boeing Technical Fellow based in Charleston, SC and St Louis, MO, where he enjoys designing those cool birds. Over the years, Pu has dedicated himself to assisting students in their mathematical studies.