Giancarlos Ortega

Position: Remote Tutor
Fun Fact: At the age of 17, I was messing around and watching math videos on youtube. At the same age, Euler already had a master’s degree.
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German
Categories: Algebra II, AP Calculus, Calculus I, Italian, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish, Trigonometry

I have received awards for STEM communication, I do research, I am the one students go to when they don’t understand something, I teach in a way that students can’t forget — and not just to pass the exam. But the most satisfying part of my tutoring experience is quite simple: I love it when my students get excited about learning.

My AP calculus students score in the 98th percentile or higher, my SAT students in the 97th or higher, and the lowest score a student of mine has received on the IB Higher Level math exam is a 5. And no, my students are not typically top-notch students who eat textbooks for breakfast, but they represent many
walks of life. I’ve had F students get accepted to Yale in 3 years’ worth of my work, absolute math haters go on to pursue doctoral degrees in STEM, working-class students taking care of their families score a 7 on the IB higher Level exam, and so forth.

If you are one of my test prep students, I will focus on your speed and efficiency. You will be a 99th percentile machine and you will have extra time on the exams to take a nap, if you so wish. I will coach you like you are an athlete with daily exercises, fun games to engage your mind, practice exams, and I
will show you your progress every month or week leading up to the exam.