About Us


Tioma Maloratsky – Vice President, International Mentoring; Director of Integrated Physics, Math and Mindfulness Studies: an MIT-trained physicist and mathematician, Moscovite Tioma divides his time between mentoring at Individual U. and dancing at all-night tango gatherings (milongas) from New York to Buenos Aires. His tango work is internationally recognized under the performance name, “El Ruso.” At MIT, Tioma worked in the Plasma Fusion Center, the Robotics Lab, and consulted for the Global Lab, while also mentoring incoming freshmen from economically disadvantaged and minority backgrounds to prepare them for MIT coursework. He received his teaching certification in Physics from Wellesley College while teaching twelfth grade at Boston Latin High.

At Individual U., Tioma is the Vice President of International Mentoring and Director of Integrated Physics, Math and Mindfulness Studies