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My name is Orland Farinas. I was a student-athlete at Delano High School (DHS), voted Most Likely to Succeed. I received the prestigious Morris Most Outstanding Senior Award in Track & Field at DHS. In 1982, I graduated from DHS with honors with a 3.91 GPA, and I earned a partial scholarship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1987. I currently work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as NAS Plan Manager, Electrical Engineer. I have been working for the federal government for over 32 years, with vast engineering and management experience. In 1997, I graduated from the Executive Potential Program, a 2-year government Masters degree program in management. I am a 1999 Dale Carnegie Leadership graduate.
In addition to being a freelance tutor for over 16 years, I tutored at various other places. While I attended UCLA, I tutored Pre-calculus, Calculus, and Linear Algebra for three years. In addition, I volunteered to tutor Single-variable Calculus and Multi-variable Calculus, as well as Statistics at the Antelope Valley College (AVC) for a year and a half. Throughout my career, I helped many FAA technicians pass their math and basic electronics courses.
Furthermore, as part of the “No Student Left Behind” program, I worked for a non-profit organization, tutoring elementary and high school students in Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Language Arts, and California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) preparation. Helping under-privileged students accomplish their academic goals is heart-warming and rewarding. I’ve always enjoyed math, and I found my passion to teach through these various experiences.
My private tutoring business grew from my deep desire to give back. I was fortunate to have outstanding teachers and mentors who gave me solid educational foundation for success. It is my way of paying forward, sharing my knowledge, and creating better students. I instill confidence in my students and prepare them for success.
SAT Math, ACT Math, Algebra, Calculus, PreCalculus, PreAlgebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Elementary Math
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) B.S. Electrical Engineer
Executive Potential Program (USDA) M.S. Management