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Achieve In Math Summer Program


MassBay Community College AIM Program [CC]


AIM logo Achieve in Math (AIM) incorporates a 3 week program in the summer and student support services in the fall. This initiative helps students build their basic math skills and prepare for the Math Accuplacer Test. Students have the opportunity to place into a higher-level math course — ULTIMATELY SAVING MONEY ON EDUCATION!

This program is for new non-STEM students attending MassBay in Fall 2019. Students are expected to attend the 3-week summer program.

  • After successfully completing the program, students are eligible for laptop computers or small stipend (incentive will later be determined) and up to $200 for math book rental.
  • Enhance math skills.
  • Learn strategies and review topics based on problem areas identified by previous Accuplacer test scores.
  • Learn about helpful resources and make connections to students, faculty, and staff that will improve college experience.

Summer Component

Date: Summer Program — August 5th–August 23rd
Time: 9:00am–1:00pm (students have the option to stay 1 hour longer for extra help 1:00pm–2:00pm)
Place: Wellesley Campus
In addition, students are required to enroll in a math class and to make appointments for tutoring assistance at least twice a week during the following fall semester.

For more information contact:
Anu Meacham
or 781-239-2634.

To be considered for the program, PLEASE SIGN UP →.

AIM Summer Program Facilitators


Frank Giron Frank Giron

Frank received his B.A. in Geology from Pomona College in 2012 and his M.S. in Statistical Practice from Boston University in 2017. Throughout his time at Boston University, Frank worked as a teaching assistant for calculus and statistics courses. He has participated as both a teaching assistant and instructor in college and high school programs that include Options Through Education (OTE) and Noonan Scholars. Currently, he is a Math Learning Specialist at MassBay Community College in the Academic Achievement Center.


Amy Gorodetsky Amy Gorodetsky

Amy earned her B.S. Degree in Math from the University of Vermont, and Master’s Degree in Education from George Washington University. She taught mathematics at The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, and Indian River State College. Currently, she is a Math Learning Specialist at MassBay Community College in the Academic Achievement Center.


Karna Krishna Karna Krishna

Karna majored in chemical engineering at Cooper Union, receiving his B.E. in 2007 and his M.E. in 2010. He worked as a process engineer at Surmet Corp., a materials manufacturer specializing in transparent ceramics. In this role, he contributed to research programs in association with the Department of Energy and DARPA. In 2017, he began teaching physics and chemistry at MassBay. The following year, he joined the Academic Achievement Center as a Math and Science Learning Specialist.


Hubert Kouatcho Hubert Kouatcho

Hubert received his B.A. Degree in Education and B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Douala, and the National Advance School of Public Work in Cameroon, respectively. He received his M.S. Degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from UMass Lowell. In Cameroon, he worked as a construction engineer and taught in a technical and vocational high school. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at Bunker Hill Community College and MassBay Community College. He is also a Math Learning Specialist at MassBay Community College in the Academic Achievement Center, and at Bunker Hill Community College in the MathSpace.


Orland Fernandes Orland Fernandes

Orland received his B.S. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Salford (England) and his Master’s in Education from Eastern Nazarene College. He started his career in education in Ghana, West Africa. He taught physics in the Boston Public School system in the early 1990’s. Also, he taught teaching study skills at Roxbury Community College in The Teaching Learning Center. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at MassBay Community College and Roxbury Community College. He is also a Math and Science Learning Specialist at MassBay.


Michael Smolowitz headshot Michael Smolowitz

Michael earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Cornell University. He continued his studies and received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Buffalo. He has worked in industry as a software engineer at Raytheon and Comverse. In 2003, he began teaching math courses as an adjunct faculty member. He continues to teach as an adjunct faculty member and Math Learning Specialist at the MassBay Community College in the Academic Achievement Center.


MassBay Institutional Disability Services Statement

Disability Resources works closely with the administration, faculty, and students to identify and remove any physical, programmatic, or attitudinal barriers that might discourage, frustrate or deny the full participation and integration of students with disabilities in the College’s complete range of programs, activities, and courses of study.

MassBay provides equal access for each student who self-discloses a disability and requests accommodations through the Office of Disability Resources for learning, testing, and other areas of need. Students can:

  • Make an appointment with a disability specialist;
  • Provide appropriate documentation of the disability; and
  • Request accommodations that will facilitate academic success

Disability specialists collaborate with faculty, providing guidance to students in the areas of:

  • Universally Accessible Classrooms;
  • Self-advocacy;
  • Applying learning strategies for academic success;
  • Advising during course enrollment; and
  • Finding mentoring and support opportunities.

Office of Disability Resources
Please call ahead to make an appointment.

Wellesley Hills campus: Room 216
Wellesley Hills: Monday–Thursday 8am–7pm, Friday 8am–3pm

Framingham campus: Room 306
Framingham: Monday–Thursday 8am–7pm, Friday 8am–3pm

For more information, call the numbers above or email