Parents and students
The Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth (MTTY) program was established by Dr. J. E. Lin in 1994. It is a self-supported program with the purpose to provide the students with high potential in 6th grade – 12th grade an opportunity to learn advanced mathematics in the summer.
The best description of the program can be found in the George Mason University alumni magazine Mason Spirit 2001 Winter Issue in an article
Math Outreach Adds Up to Benefit Community (http://spirit.gmu.edu/archives/01winter/mathoutreach.html)
The following is a part of the article
“Math Outreach Adds Up to Benefit Community
For the past few years, the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has been actively involved in promoting mathematics in the Northern Virginia community in a variety of ways.
Community Math Help
Does your child ever need help on a math problem that you just can't figure out? If your child is in grade three to twelve, you may be in luck. Once a month, on a Sunday afternoon, Jeng Eng Lin of George Mason's Department of Mathematical Sciences and a cadre of advanced high school and middle school students offer free math help to local students. This tutoring service began in January 1999 as a year-round math mentoring program. Middle school and high school students serve as tutors and role models to students needing a little extra guidance and help with their math homework and skills.
The program meets at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Public Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia. The schedule for the spring is January 14, February 11, March 25, April 22, May 6, and June 10, from noon to 2 p.m. No advance registration is necessary; students can just drop in.
Math Enrichment Program
Lin is also the mastermind behind Mason's Math Enrichment Program. In 1994, he created the program for high-potential students in grades 6 through 12 to take courses in an accelerated learning environment in a college atmosphere during the summer. News of these classes spread so quickly that Lin began to receive inquiries about the program from as far away as Arizona. One participant from Ohio even stayed with an uncle in the area so that he could participate.
In the first year, three courses were offered to 39 students. In 1997, the program was expanded to offer courses throughout the year. By 1999, 22 courses were offered to 240 students.