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The San Diego Math Tutor, Juan Carlos Castaneda, Master of Science in Mathematics
Juan Castaneda - Master of Science in Mathematics, UNAM
Preferred locations: Mission Valley / Hillcrest / North Park / University Heights / Bankers Hill
All maths from 6th grade to college lower division. Some upper division / graduate math classes
Test prep: Math for GMAT / GRE / CSET / SAT / CBEST / ELM / CLEP / CAHSEE / ACT / ASVAB
Cara Hollenbeck: NY based Online Tutor, with The San Diego Math Tutor
Cara Hollenbeck - Math and Pre-Med Student
Online tutoring Only
Pre-Algebra 1, Pre-Algebra 2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus
Test prep: Math for GRE / SAT / ACT / CAHSEE / Nursing Math
David Mathews: Computer Science student, offering local math tutoring in Chula Vista, South Bay, with The San Diego Math Tutor
David Mathews - Computer Science student with background in Engineering
Preferred locations: Imperial Beach / Chula Vista / Bonita / Otay Mesa West
From high school to college sophomore: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Probability
Test prep: Math for ASVAB / ASTB / ACT / SAT / CAHSEE / CLEP
Caroline Stevens: BA in Political Science from UCSD, offering local tutoring sessions in San Diego, with The San Diego Math Tutor
Caroline Stevens - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, UCSD
Preferred locations: Point Loma / Ocean Beach / Pacific Beach / Loma Portal / Sports Arena
ADD children; All K-6 subjects; HS Geometry, Algebra, Statistics, Writing, History, Literature
Test prep: Math, Verbal & Writing for GRE / SAT / ACT ; Logical Reasoning for LSAT



Juan Carlos Castaneda
***** Master of Science in Mathematics *****


Academic Background & Teaching Experience

Mathematics was my favorite subject since third grade, when I fully understood fractions and why their operation rules work.

At school my grades were always among the highest in the class, since first grade all the way through my graduate program.

I graduated from the Mexican Autonomous National University (UNAM) in Mexico City, the largest university in Latin America.

My degrees are Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics.

I came to San Diego in February of 1999. I became an American citizen in May of 2008.

Private tutoring is the kind of teaching I enjoy best, because working with one student at a time or small groups is a better dynamic for me than handling the inevitable confusion and discipline issues that arise in large groups. Also in individual sessions the student gets much better results. It is amazing the difference undivided professional attention can make for their understanding and progress.

My skill to help students during one-to-one sessions rests mainly on two pillars. The first one is all the experience I gained while teaching large groups in the classroom and grading their homework and exams. The second pillar is my natural ability to listen to them, understand their questions and place myself into their shoes, looking at a mathematical problem the exact same way they are looking at it.

Following is the list of institutions I have taught at, including detail on the courses taught at each one:

San Diego City College - San Diego, CA

Adjunct Professor – Spring 2001

  • Math 95
San Diego State University - San Diego, CA

Adjunct Professor – Fall 1999

  • Math 90
Berlitz Language Institute - San Diego, CA

Instructor – 1999 to 2001

  • Spanish, levels 1 to 5
Mexican National University – Mexico City

Adjunct Professor – 1992 to 1996

  • Linear Algebra I
  • Differential and Integral Calculus IV
  • Statistics I & II
  • Introductory Graph Theory
  • Discrete Math
  • General Math for Biology students, I
  • Probability I
  • Coding Theory
Yucatan State University – Merida City

Visiting Professor – Fall 1993

  • Graph Theory
Veracruz State Teachers College – Poza Rica, Córdoba & Xalapa

Instructor – 1991 to 1992

  • Miscellaneous short courses for High School math teachers professional development
Veracruz State University - Xalapa City

Adjunct Professor – from 1990 to 1992; and 1996 to 1997

  • Calculus I & II
  • Modern Geometry
  • Analytic Geometry
  • Numerical Methods
  • Numerical Systems
  • Higher Algebra
  • Linear Algebra
  • Introductory Scientific Method
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Graph Theory
  • Topology
Mexican National University – Mexico City

Teaching Assistant – 1981 to 1985

  • Differential and Integral Calculus I, II, III & IV
  • General Math for Biology students, I & II
Mexican Military Academy – Mexico City

Math Teacher - 1984

  • Algebra
  • Analytic Geometry
  • Introductory Informatics
High School of Science and Humanities – Mexico City

Math Teacher – 1983 to 1984

  • Algebra
  • Euclidean Geometry
  • Analytic Geometry
  • Integral Calculus

Back to the Present – In San Diego & over the Internet

These days I tutor full-time, either through online sessions or meeting with my students in person at coffee shops, public libraries, or their homes.
I would love the opportunity to help you with any of the math subjects listed above, or in preparation for your GMAT, GRE, CBEST, CSET, ELM, SAT, or any other math exam or placement test for which you may want help.


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About the Tutors

Juan Castaneda

Cara Hollenbeck
[Online Tutoring Only]

David Mathews

Caroline Stevens

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