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Gerardo M.

Pasadena, CA


Advanced Math, Science, SAT, and GRE tutor (Caltech graduate)

Background check passed as of 1/15/14
5.0 average from 33 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Nick, Orlando, FL on 11/21/16

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California Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineer


California Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineer)

About Gerardo

I specialize in tutoring all levels of math (AP included), science, SAT and GRE prep, and college level classes. One of my greatest strengths as a tutor is my ability to communicate with my students, pin-point areas that need improvement, and my overall ability to observe and perceive where the disconnect between the material and my student's understanding of it exists. I have over 7 years of tutoring experience. I have tutored for tutoring companies and as a freelance tutor for grades 6th to 12th, for undergraduates, and for graduate students pursuing PhD's. I also do volunteer tutoring for kids from underprivileged backgrounds. In short, I love to tutor. In addition to tutoring, I am currently working on developing MEMS devices (micro-electronics) for a start-up I founded with some colleagues. I graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, class of 2011.

When I tutor, my personal teaching philosophy is to make sure that my students learn by intuition and logic rather than memorization. My goal is to help my students succeed in their future educational career (not just one single class). Once an individual gets to college, he or she will have to work on developing their critical thinking skills. After college, many employers and prestigious companies place a huge importance on critical thinking skills in their potential candidates. These skills are a necessary prerequisites to teach new hires how to use sophisticated techniques, methods, and technologies. By helping my students to develop these "thinking" skills, skills which are sometimes neglected in conventional high school education (and sometimes even college education), I help them to get a head start over the competition. Moreover, my tutoring program is designed to specifically target your needs. It is a not a cookie-cutter, "one-size fits all" program that is often advocated by large tutoring enterprises.

I am flexible with my time and I am willing to come to your home if needed. Contact me so we can arrange tutoring sessions.
I specialize in tutoring all levels of math (AP included), science, SAT and GRE prep, and college level classes. One of my greatest Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pasadena, CA 91107
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor"

- Nick, Orlando, FL on 11/21/16

"Very qualified!"

- Michelle, Arcadia, CA on 9/4/14

"Great Tutor"

- Janice, Altadena, CA on 5/2/13

"Very engaging and amiable"

- Henry, West Covina, CA on 12/4/12

"Great tutor and highly recommend him!"

- Young Hee, Pasadena, CA on 10/4/12

"Excellent tutor"

- Mary, Arcadia, CA on 10/4/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physics
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
General Computer
American History

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California Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineer


California Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineer)

Excellent tutor — Gerardo is a very smart and patient person. He demonstrated in depth knowledge and proficiency on the GRE quantitative section. Likewise, his passion for math made the subject easily accessible. Our lessons were worth every dollar spent. ...

— Nick, Orlando, FL on 11/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gerardo will travel within 15 miles of Pasadena, CA 91107.