ESP Biography


Major: Economics, Mathematics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2011

Picture of Svetlana Chekmasova

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I have a face. I also own 51% of a cat. The front 51%. You get bonus points if you can spell my last name backwards. (The points are not redeemable)

Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

X3732: Durak in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Have you ever played the Russian card game durak? It's a lot of fun and we will be teaching you how to play it! Afterwards, we'll play it for a while!

M3606: Intro to Calculus in HSSP Summer 2010 (Jul. 11, 2010 - Jul. 11, 2011)
The class will be geared toward students who have not previously taken calculus but perhaps plan on taking it in the fall. We will cover the basics of differentiation and integration, and I will do my best to make the topics as approachable as possible. I promise, calculus isn't something mysterious and mind-boggling :)

X3238: ДУРАК, a Russian card game in Spark! 2010 (Mar. 13, 2010)
CARDS CARDS CARDS CARDS!! VICTORY!!!! oh wait, there is not victory.... Come play the game where you can't win - you can just not lose. It's kind of like real life in that way. Come be the durak!! Here's how it's going to go: 1. We'll teach you the rules 2. We'll play 3. DOUGHNUTS

H1573: (Beginners) Crash Course Swing Dancing in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Love Dacning? Hate Dancing? CAN'T DANCE?!? Well then you'll love learning how to swing dance. We'll skip all the boring difficult stuff like footwork (at for the most part) and going right into turns, spin, and other impress (and easy to learn) moves. Beginners welcome and encouraged (especially male students who may or may not have two left feet).