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Lander M.

Attentive and experienced tutor focused on personalized education

Attentive and experienced tutor focused on personalized education

$50/hour

  • 647 hours tutoring

  • Pasadena, CA 91106

About Lander


Bio

I have been teaching students from elementary school through adulthood since I was twelve years old. My mother, a teacher herself, showed me that students learn best when they are active participants in every stage of the learning process. Thus, I focus on understanding each student's educational background and learning style, so as to break each task into pieces that are easy for them to engage. I am energized by the tutoring process, and take great joy in seeing my students succeed.

I am...

I have been teaching students from elementary school through adulthood since I was twelve years old. My mother, a teacher herself, showed me that students learn best when they are active participants in every stage of the learning process. Thus, I focus on understanding each student's educational background and learning style, so as to break each task into pieces that are easy for them to engage. I am energized by the tutoring process, and take great joy in seeing my students succeed.

I am a full National Merit Scholar and earned perfect scores on many standardized tests: SAT 2400, ACT 36, SAT II Physics 800, SAT II Molecular Biology 800, SAT II Math Level 2 800, AP Calculus AB 5, AP Calculus BC 5, and AP Statistics 5. I was offered admission to ten top universities, including Caltech, MIT, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and Harvey Mudd, and attended Caltech.

I have been tutoring full time for three years through tutoring companies and with private clients, having tutored part time for nine years previously. Throughout my experience as a tutor, I have helped students complete homework and prepare for tests, drilled topics and sample questions for standardized exams (including SAT, SAT II, ACT, GRE and TOEFL), advised for and critiqued individual and team projects, and provided preparation and enrichment courses for subjects from 6th grade life science to AP Physics and much more.

While I have taught many subjects, I specialize in middle and high school mathematics. Math challenges students to reason in new ways as well as applying prior knowledge, so I make sure to test understanding regularly by discussing examples and assigning practice problems. I only move on from a topic once I'm sure the student can explain and apply its content in every necessary context. My students often say they went from just following the rules set out by the book to having a firm grasp on the underlying concepts. I have a friendly, approachable style, and work hard to make even the most arcane topics relatable. Learning should be fun and rewarding, not a grueling chore.

Please feel free to get in touch so we can discuss your needs and goals, and how I can address them. I'm looking forward to working with you.


Education

California Institute of Technology
Electrical Eng.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/15/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, including ACT English. I can point out common grammatical errors, train vocabulary, and teach strategies to answer test questions efficiently.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, and since then I've spent years helping students maximize their Reading scores. I can help interpret dense passages, discuss themes and literary devices, and teach strategies to answer test questions efficiently.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I earned a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT, and since then I've spent years helping students maximize their Reading scores. I can help interpret dense passages, discuss themes and literary devices, and teach strategies to answer test questions efficiently.
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching algebra 1 to students of all ages for nearly 10 years. I introduce new concepts through examples and collaboration, keeping the student engaged in the problem solving process at every stage.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 topics to middle school, high school and college students for nearly 10 years, both freelance and through education centers.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've been teaching calculus to high school and college students for years, and I understand the common conceptual and mechanical difficulties which give students trouble. I can explain the conceptual basis of derivatives and integrals, help students translate real world applications into mathematical language, and untangle complex calculations into readable form.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned perfect scores on the SAT and the SAT II Math Level 2 subject test. Since then, I've spent years helping students maximize their scores. I can train students to interpret tricky word problems, quickly identify applicable math concepts, and use knowledge of the SAT format to answer questions efficiently.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I earned a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT, and since then I've spent years helping students maximize their Reading scores. I can help interpret dense passages, discuss themes and literary devices, and teach strategies to answer test questions efficiently.
Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, and since then I've spent years helping students maximize their scores. I can train students to interpret tricky word problems, quickly identify applicable math concepts, and use knowledge of the ACT format to answer questions efficiently.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching algebra 1 to students of all ages for nearly 10 years. I introduce new concepts through examples and collaboration, keeping the student engaged in the problem solving process at every stage.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 topics to middle school, high school and college students for nearly 10 years, both freelance and through education centers.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've been teaching calculus to high school and college students for years, and I understand the common conceptual and mechanical difficulties which give students trouble. I can explain the conceptual basis of derivatives and integrals, help students translate real world applications into mathematical language, and untangle complex calculations into readable form.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned perfect scores on the SAT and the SAT II Math Level 2 subject test. Since then, I've spent years helping students maximize their scores. I can train students to interpret tricky word problems, quickly identify applicable math concepts, and use knowledge of the SAT format to answer questions efficiently.
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching algebra 1 to students of all ages for nearly 10 years. I introduce new concepts through examples and collaboration, keeping the student engaged in the problem solving process at every stage.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 topics to middle school, high school and college students for nearly 10 years, both freelance and through education centers.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've been teaching calculus to high school and college students for years, and I understand the common conceptual and mechanical difficulties which give students trouble. I can explain the conceptual basis of derivatives and integrals, help students translate real world applications into mathematical language, and untangle complex calculations into readable form.
Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I earned a perfect score on the ACT. For the Science section, I can guide you through analysis of complex graphs and charts, discuss the implications of competing theories, and clearly explain any requisite scientific background.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching algebra 1 to students of all ages for nearly 10 years. I introduce new concepts through examples and collaboration, keeping the student engaged in the problem solving process at every stage.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 topics to middle school, high school and college students for nearly 10 years, both freelance and through education centers.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've been teaching calculus to high school and college students for years, and I understand the common conceptual and mechanical difficulties which give students trouble. I can explain the conceptual basis of derivatives and integrals, help students translate real world applications into mathematical language, and untangle complex calculations into readable form.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned perfect scores on the SAT and the SAT II Math Level 2 subject test. Since then, I've spent years helping students maximize their scores. I can train students to interpret tricky word problems, quickly identify applicable math concepts, and use knowledge of the SAT format to answer questions efficiently.
Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Reading, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, including ACT English. I can point out common grammatical errors, train vocabulary, and teach strategies to answer test questions efficiently.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, and since then I've spent years helping students maximize their scores. I can train students to interpret tricky word problems, quickly identify applicable math concepts, and use knowledge of the ACT format to answer questions efficiently.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, and since then I've spent years helping students maximize their Reading scores. I can help interpret dense passages, discuss themes and literary devices, and teach strategies to answer test questions efficiently.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I earned a perfect score on the ACT. For the Science section, I can guide you through analysis of complex graphs and charts, discuss the implications of competing theories, and clearly explain any requisite scientific background.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned perfect scores on the SAT and the SAT II Math Level 2 subject test. Since then, I've spent years helping students maximize their scores. I can train students to interpret tricky word problems, quickly identify applicable math concepts, and use knowledge of the SAT format to answer questions efficiently.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I earned a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT, and since then I've spent years helping students maximize their Reading scores. I can help interpret dense passages, discuss themes and literary devices, and teach strategies to answer test questions efficiently.
GRE

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (238 ratings)
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Reviews

Very knowledgeable

Lander is just an amazing tutor. He is helping my son prep for the AP Bio exam & material that was not covered in class.

Engy, 86 lessons with Lander

Godsend!

Very helpful in bringing my daughter up to speed after being very sick and missing lots of classes. Lander is very familiar with material and very intelligent but not intimidating. Also really relatable! Thank you, Lander.

Caroline, 15 lessons with Lander

Knowledgeable

Lander provided a great help to my son. It’s our first lesson, and we are scheduling a second one. Lander has wide knowledge on science on variable topics. That’s what we have been looking for my son to tutor him.

Johnny, 17 lessons with Lander

Knowledgeable and Enthusiastic

It is obvious that Lander loves and deeply understands math. His enthusiasm is contagious. He is doing a great job helping my son prepare for his calculus final.

Carol, 3 lessons with Lander

Knowledgeable and patient

My son responded well to his first lesson. Lander was very knowledgeable and started the lesson right away. They worked through the assignment within the allotted time.

Karen, 1 lesson with Lander

Great tutor!

Lander tutored my son in AP Chem and Pre- Calculus. He broke down difficult concepts so they could be understood and applied to the problems being solved. Answered a lot of questions and provided practice. He was patient and helpful.

Rose, 2 lessons with Lander

Very Knowledgeable Math Tutor - Calculus

Lander helped me understand the concepts of calculus, and not just blindly follow the steps. Also, he was very good at explaining what confused me in an easy way. Lander is very helpful.

Annie, 4 lessons with Lander

Excellent Tutor!

Excellent Math Tutor! Lander truly makes the learning process fun and enjoyable. His approach is Outstanding! Instead of simply re-teaching the material he asks questions first, which I absolutely like! He then uses what they already know of the material, to help smooth out the rough spots. This gets my daughter involved and engaged in her learning. Reinforces her understanding and aids in her confidence of the material. Highly Recommended!

Daniel, 5 lessons with Lander

An uncommon tutor with a brilliant mathematical mind

Whatever difficulties you have with math, Lander can break it down for you with ease. Lander has been helping me with GRE math for several weeks now. I have a learning disorder that makes math particularly difficult for me, but Lander has been working with my style of learning and helping me apply it to understand math more quickly and effectively. I have no doubt that, one day, he will be working at NASA or as a College math professor -- but for now, he's a tutor whom I would eagerly recommend.

Josh, 7 lessons with Lander
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Lander M.

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