While centered in the Temecula Valley, the Temecula Valley Math Circle (TVMC) was established to centralize and enhance all competitive math programs throughout the Inland Empire.

We intend to consolidate the diverse and unique skill set of each participating school to compete in the most elite competitions across the globe.

TVMC holds weekly meetings for members in one of three types of sessions: guest speakers, math lectures, and internal competitions.

TVMC will also arrange teams consisting of the greatest mathletes throughout the valley to represent Temecula Valley in global competitions. TVMC members will benefit from the combined knowledge and resources of all participating schools, allowing them to prosper at the highest levels of competitive mathematics.


Steve Maxey

Steve Maxey is a founder, instructor, and administrator at TVMC. He has been a mathematical educator for the last 20 years. He has a BS in math from Buena Vista University and a MS in math from CSU San Marcos. Steve was the recipient of the Crystal Apple Award in 2017, Great Oak High School’s Teacher of the Year award, the SEPT Teachers Grant from MIT, and the Edyth May Sliffe Award from the Mathematical Association of America. Steve loves to share his passion for mathematics with others.

Meijke Balay

Meijke Balay is a founder and instructor at TVMC. He received a BS in math from UCLA in 2021. His main research interests are in geometric analysis and mathematical physics. Meijke was a lead instructor at the Los Angeles Math Circle for 2 years and teaching assistant at Art of Problem Solving for 3 years. He runs the annual Temecula Valley Math Competition together with Steve.

Drew Miller

Drew Miller is an instructor at TVMC. He is a junior at UCSB College of Creative Studies, where he runs the Math Club. He has a successful track record on both high school and college math competitions and finds joy in helping others find similar success. He plans to pursue a PhD in math and solve hard problems for a living.