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Lander M.

Attentive STEM and Test Prep Tutor with 15 Years of Experience

Attentive STEM and Test Prep Tutor with 15 Years of Experience

$100/hour

  • 1,089 hours tutoring

About Lander


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I've been teaching students from elementary school through adulthood since I was twelve years old. In that time, I've found that students improve the most 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 that I can present material in a form that is easy to engage.

I am a full National Merit Scholar and earned perfect scores on many standardized tests: SAT 2400, ACT 36, SAT II...

I've been teaching students from elementary school through adulthood since I was twelve years old. In that time, I've found that students improve the most 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 that I can present material in a form that is easy to engage.

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 eight years, having tutored part time for seven years previously. Throughout my experience as a tutor, I have helped students master school assignments 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.

Many of the most popular subjects among my students (especially in STEM) challenge learners 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 following rules by rote to having a firm grasp on the underlying concepts. I have a friendly, approachable style, and work hard to make even the most daunting topics relatable. Learning should be fun and rewarding, not something to be dreaded.

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.

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I've been helping students of all backgrounds maximize their scores for over 15 years. My sessions are built on real GRE problems, and I keep the student engaged through inquiry and application every step of the way. Whether you need to shore up your understanding of the material or just want to understand the best strategies for the test, I can help you prepare efficiently and build confidence and mastery.

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I've been teaching statistics along with other math topics to students at various academic phases for over a decade, and I'm confident in guiding you to mastery of all requisite skills through inquiry and application.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I've been teaching critical reading and language topics from middle school to college level for 15 years, and I can help your student identify key strategies to accelerate the process of comprehension and develop their writing skills.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Study Skills, 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.
Reading,

Reading

I've been teaching critical reading and language topics from middle school to college level for 15 years, and I can help your student identify key strategies to accelerate the process of comprehension and develop their writing skills.
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, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching algebra 1 to students of all ages for over 15 years. I introduce new concepts through hand-tailored examples and collaboration, keeping the student engaged in the problem solving process at every stage. Whether you're confused about solving equations, translating word problems into mathematical language, or interpreting graphs, I can provide intuitive explanations to build your confidence and mastery.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've taught Algebra 2 students from middle school to college level for over 15 years, and I understand how to efficiently identify conceptual gaps and build technical mastery. Topics are introduced through hand-tailored examples and reinforced through patient, thorough application, keeping the student actively engaged in the process at all times.
Biology,

Biology

I've been teaching biology and other STEM subjects to students of all backgrounds for over 15 years. I focus on building confidence and intuition through inquiry-based learning, keeping the student engaged at every step of the process. I can explain the mechanics of molecular biology, ecological systems, and the interactions between organisms and their abiotic environments.
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.
Physics,

Physics

I've been teaching physics at the high school and college level for over a decade, and I focus on presenting topics through intuitive hand-tailored examples and thorough application. Students learn how to connect the mathematical representation of physics with their understanding of the world around them, as well as building efficient problem solving skills to excel on tests and projects.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've been teaching math topics including precalculus for over 15 years, with a focus on giving students the tools they need to actively explore and experiment with the material. Topics are introduced through hand-tailored examples and reinforced with patient and thorough application. Whether you're new to the subject or confused by some aspect of trigonometry, function transformations, or algebraic manipulation, I can help you efficiently strengthen foundations and excel in your coursework.
Reading,

Reading

I've been teaching critical reading and language topics from middle school to college level for 15 years, and I can help your student identify key strategies to accelerate the process of comprehension and develop their writing skills.
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.
Statistics,

Statistics

I've been teaching statistics along with other math topics to students at various academic phases for over a decade, and I'm confident in guiding you to mastery of all requisite skills through inquiry and application.
Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Study Skills

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 over 15 years. I introduce new concepts through hand-tailored examples and collaboration, keeping the student engaged in the problem solving process at every stage. Whether you're confused about solving equations, translating word problems into mathematical language, or interpreting graphs, I can provide intuitive explanations to build your confidence and mastery.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've taught Algebra 2 students from middle school to college level for over 15 years, and I understand how to efficiently identify conceptual gaps and build technical mastery. Topics are introduced through hand-tailored examples and reinforced through patient, thorough application, keeping the student actively engaged in the process at all times.
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.
Physics,

Physics

I've been teaching physics at the high school and college level for over a decade, and I focus on presenting topics through intuitive hand-tailored examples and thorough application. Students learn how to connect the mathematical representation of physics with their understanding of the world around them, as well as building efficient problem solving skills to excel on tests and projects.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've been teaching math topics including precalculus for over 15 years, with a focus on giving students the tools they need to actively explore and experiment with the material. Topics are introduced through hand-tailored examples and reinforced with patient and thorough application. Whether you're new to the subject or confused by some aspect of trigonometry, function transformations, or algebraic manipulation, I can help you efficiently strengthen foundations and excel in your coursework.
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.
Statistics,

Statistics

I've been teaching statistics along with other math topics to students at various academic phases for over a decade, and I'm confident in guiding you to mastery of all requisite skills through inquiry and application.
Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching algebra 1 to students of all ages for over 15 years. I introduce new concepts through hand-tailored examples and collaboration, keeping the student engaged in the problem solving process at every stage. Whether you're confused about solving equations, translating word problems into mathematical language, or interpreting graphs, I can provide intuitive explanations to build your confidence and mastery.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've taught Algebra 2 students from middle school to college level for over 15 years, and I understand how to efficiently identify conceptual gaps and build technical mastery. Topics are introduced through hand-tailored examples and reinforced through patient, thorough application, keeping the student actively engaged in the process at all times.
Biology,

Biology

I've been teaching biology and other STEM subjects to students of all backgrounds for over 15 years. I focus on building confidence and intuition through inquiry-based learning, keeping the student engaged at every step of the process. I can explain the mechanics of molecular biology, ecological systems, and the interactions between organisms and their abiotic environments.
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.
Physics,

Physics

I've been teaching physics at the high school and college level for over a decade, and I focus on presenting topics through intuitive hand-tailored examples and thorough application. Students learn how to connect the mathematical representation of physics with their understanding of the world around them, as well as building efficient problem solving skills to excel on tests and projects.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've been teaching math topics including precalculus for over 15 years, with a focus on giving students the tools they need to actively explore and experiment with the material. Topics are introduced through hand-tailored examples and reinforced with patient and thorough application. Whether you're new to the subject or confused by some aspect of trigonometry, function transformations, or algebraic manipulation, I can help you efficiently strengthen foundations and excel in your coursework.
Reading,

Reading

I've been teaching critical reading and language topics from middle school to college level for 15 years, and I can help your student identify key strategies to accelerate the process of comprehension and develop their writing skills.
Statistics,

Statistics

I've been teaching statistics along with other math topics to students at various academic phases for over a decade, and I'm confident in guiding you to mastery of all requisite skills through inquiry and application.
Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Study Skills

Other

Study Skills

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I earned a perfect score on the ACT, and since then, I've spent over a decade helping students maximize their scores. 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. Sessions are built upon real released ACT tests, with hand-tailored examples and other supplementary material as needed.
Biology,

Biology

I've been teaching biology and other STEM subjects to students of all backgrounds for over 15 years. I focus on building confidence and intuition through inquiry-based learning, keeping the student engaged at every step of the process. I can explain the mechanics of molecular biology, ecological systems, and the interactions between organisms and their abiotic environments.
Physics,

Physics

I've been teaching physics at the high school and college level for over a decade, and I focus on presenting topics through intuitive hand-tailored examples and thorough application. Students learn how to connect the mathematical representation of physics with their understanding of the world around them, as well as building efficient problem solving skills to excel on tests and projects.
Chemistry

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been teaching algebra 1 to students of all ages for over 15 years. I introduce new concepts through hand-tailored examples and collaboration, keeping the student engaged in the problem solving process at every stage. Whether you're confused about solving equations, translating word problems into mathematical language, or interpreting graphs, I can provide intuitive explanations to build your confidence and mastery.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've taught Algebra 2 students from middle school to college level for over 15 years, and I understand how to efficiently identify conceptual gaps and build technical mastery. Topics are introduced through hand-tailored examples and reinforced through patient, thorough application, keeping the student actively engaged in the process at all times.
Biology,

Biology

I've been teaching biology and other STEM subjects to students of all backgrounds for over 15 years. I focus on building confidence and intuition through inquiry-based learning, keeping the student engaged at every step of the process. I can explain the mechanics of molecular biology, ecological systems, and the interactions between organisms and their abiotic environments.
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.
Physics,

Physics

I've been teaching physics at the high school and college level for over a decade, and I focus on presenting topics through intuitive hand-tailored examples and thorough application. Students learn how to connect the mathematical representation of physics with their understanding of the world around them, as well as building efficient problem solving skills to excel on tests and projects.
Reading,

Reading

I've been teaching critical reading and language topics from middle school to college level for 15 years, and I can help your student identify key strategies to accelerate the process of comprehension and develop their writing skills.
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.
Statistics,

Statistics

I've been teaching statistics along with other math topics to students at various academic phases for over a decade, and I'm confident in guiding you to mastery of all requisite skills through inquiry and application.
Chemistry, Geometry, Study Skills

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, and since then, I've spent over a decade helping students maximize their scores. 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. Sessions are built upon real released ACT tests, with hand-tailored examples and other supplementary material as needed.
GRE,

GRE

I've been helping students of all backgrounds maximize their scores for over 15 years. My sessions are built on real GRE problems, and I keep the student engaged through inquiry and application every step of the way. Whether you need to shore up your understanding of the material or just want to understand the best strategies for the test, I can help you prepare efficiently and build confidence and mastery.
PSAT,

PSAT

I earned a 2400 on the SAT along with 800 on the math level 2 subject test, and since then I've helped dozens of students drastically improve their scores through targeted practice and conceptual inquiry.
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.

Examples of Expertise


Lander has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 21 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (336 ratings)
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Reviews


Extremely capable!

Lander taught me several tips and tricks regarding how to succeed on the ACT math section in just one lesson, I’d highly recommend him to anybody who needs help on standardized test math! Already feeling better about my next test.

Jackson, 10 lessons with Lander

Very knowledgeable

He covered both chemistry and algebra 2 with my daughter. My daughter said he was on point and very knowledgeable. My daughter feels more confident now. We will definitely do more sessions with him. My daughter likes the fact that he can teach her both subjects at the same time.

Jamie, 1 lesson with Lander

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, 93 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
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