CLF is a non-profit company dedicated to providing all CLF students with the educational structure and tools necessary to succeed in school and in life. Designed for students who want to be challenged, Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF)’s Advanced Math Program (AMP) caters to students who excel at standard mathematics in school and are looking for a more interesting and challenging pace. Additionally, if you are currently a student on or considering participation in your school’s math team, this program is ideal for improving your personal & competition results!


Tryouts will be held in August 2016 with several days of tests and sign-ups to fit your summer schedule. These tryouts will be held at the CLF Main Offices location of 6151 Chevy Chase Dr., Laurel, MD 20707. Expect tryouts to take around two (2) hours. There will be no need for calculators. Please sign up for a tryout date at REGISTER tab. Students only need to attend one of these dates.


Please email promptly if any student is unable to make one of these date options:



  • Saturday, August 13th 9:30 - 11:30 am

  • Monday, August 15th 5:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, August 20th 9:30 - 11:30 am

  • Monday, August 22nd 5:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, August 27th 9:30 - 11:30 am

  • Monday, August 29th 5:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 3rd 9:30 - 11:30 am

  • Monday, September 5th 5:00 - 7:00 pm


The AMP runs from September 10th, 2016 through May 27th, 2017 primarily on Saturdays and labs, classrooms, and maker’s spaces are all located at The CLF Center for Advanced Studies on 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel, MD 20707. The fee is $25.00 per child, per week. In serving your child’s educational needs and aspirations, we use all of  the resources available to us to help our students achieve. Please do not hesitate to email us at: with any questions, comments, or concerns.


AMP Teacher Team







Tristan Carmean

 Tristan Carmean graduated from North County High School and is currently attending University of  Maryland as a chemistry major in his sophomore year. He began working with CLF AMP two years ago. Aside from this program, he has also helped teach AP Calculus crash courses at CLF camps. He is hoping to enroll in dental school after finishing his undergraduate degree. 

 Sandra Sandeep

Sandra is pursuing a Computer Science degree as a Banneker/Key scholar in the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) Honors program at the University of Maryland, College Park. She first started participating in competitive math in middle school as a part of the Chesapeake Science Point Math Counts team. During this time, Mr. Avsar   inspired a love of math in her and Sandra hopes to engender this same love in her students in the Advanced Math Program. Additionally, Sandra ran an SAT Reading and Writing Prep class at CMIT high school last year. In her free time, Sandra enjoys playing soccer, watching movies, and creating graphic art.

Lukash Onyshkevych

Lukash is currently enrolled as a Math and Computer Science major at University of Maryland, College Park. He has been involved with math competitions since 7th grade, when Mr. Avsar recommended him to join the Chesapeake Science Point math team. Lukash then placed 3rd in a statewide MathCounts competition in 8th grade, and won many more awards in high school. He has been teaching with CLF for two years, hoping to inspire a similar appreciation for math in his students. Besides doing copious amounts of math, Lukash spends his time eating, watching hockey, and camping.

Ruslan Onyshkevych

Ruslan is a math and computer science double major attending University of Maryland, College Park in the Scholars program, where he teaches elementary and middle school students math and robotics. He has been competing in math competitions for 6 years, winning numerous statewide and national awards and has no plans to stop. When he isn’t hard at work studying math, he enjoys hiking, watching basketball, playing pool with his friends, and being an active member in the Ukrainian


Mr. Ferhat Avsar

Mr. Avsar is a mathematics teacher and math team coach at CMIT-North. This is his 12th year in   teaching. Throughout his career, he has worked with Gifted and Talented students at various grade levels. His students have received some of the top awards from state, national and international competitions and events. He recently received an award for Teacher as Leader in Gifted and Talented Education from the Maryland Advisory Council for GT Education. He enjoys doing challenging math problems :), spending time with his family, and playing soccer during his leisure time.

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation  /  1-301-776-2300  /  /  /  6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel, MD 20707

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