- Levels Taught:
- Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
I guarantee improvement in your understanding of the material starting from our first lesson together. I am committed to my students' success!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
My name is Gerardo M. I studied Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. I am a STEM-focused tutor that specializes in teaching all levels of math (AP included), science, academic test prep, and college level classes. One of my greatest strengths as a tutor is my ability to communicate with my students. I identify areas that need improvement and figure out where the fundamental disconnect between the material and my student's understanding of it exists. In addition to tutoring, I have 7 years of experience in technology startups in the semiconductors and consumer electronics industries.
My philosophy is to teach my students to learn by intuition and logic rather than memorization. I emphasize teaching the fundamentals to build up a strong foundation of understanding. I believe this approach produces superior long-term learning and enables my students to continue succeeding later in life.
I am the founder and principal tutor of Poway Tutor. I have experience with grades 4th to 12th, undergraduates, graduate students, and industry professionals.
See my Linkedin profile for more info on my career:
I primarily focused on mentoring students in ACT/SAT prep and in AP Calculus.
I completed an online course on Machine Learning taught by professor Andrew Ng.
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.
Gerardo helped me out in Calculus because I was truly struggling. I had a tough professor and I had not taken a math course in a couple of years. He did a great job at tutoring me through webcam and he was really patient with me. I would definitely recommend!+ Read More
Gerardo helped me prepare for my AP Calculus AB test. I had trouble understanding certain concepts such as related rates and using integration to find volumes. He explained problems very clearly by going step-by-step, and making sure I understood the process every step of the way. I highly recommend Gerardo if you are looking for a math tutor.+ Read More
Gerardo shows excellent handling of the subject. He is able to easily explain current lessons in the context of the greater subject at hand. In addition, his passion of the material shows and he makes the sessions both exciting and applicable.
He is an excellent tutor. He knows the material very well. He explained it thoroughly and makes sure that the student understands it. He really knows his stuff. He is a very patient tutor. He did an excellent job! I would highly recommend this tutor to anyone who needs help in physics and calculus.+ Read More
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.
I am very fortunate to have found Gerardo as a tutor for my son who is a junior in high school. He is very professional in dealing with me for scheduling and knowledgeable and patient with the student. I could not have asked for a better tutor!!
I have been looking for a tutor for my daughter that is knowledgeable in Algebra 2. Gerardo met the challenge, he was patient and took the time to make sure my daughter really understood the material.
My son really enjoyed meeting and working with Gerardo. He liked his approach. Gerardo explained the concepts where my son needed assistance, showed an example, and then observed Matt as he tried to work the problem on his own, adding assistance as needed. It was the right balance of support. Gerardo knew the concepts thoroughly even though it was the first meeting.+ Read More