Developed with a passion to enhance learning.
Why choose Orland Math Whiz? It’s because I am not a high school student who works part time helping students only with homework. I am a graduate engineer from UCLA with over 32 years of experience in the engineering industry. I have tutored for over 16 years at UCLA, AVC, and a non-profit organization. I focus on teaching students to master the concepts. I have a high degree of success with students, and I am Google’s best in the Antelope Valley with over twenty 5-Star ratings!
Education is my passion! I enjoy giving back, sharing the knowledge, and mentoring. Besides my family, there is no greater joy to me than to see my students “light up” as they begin to understand and enjoy the subjects I tutor. Hire me, and you will gain an experienced tutor who has immense knowledge, tremendous patience, endless enthusiasm, and awesome passion for teaching! I tutor students of all ages.
Meet my family: wife Malou, son Niko, and me.
“Mathematics and Physics are the languages that explain the whole universe.”
– O. Farinas
Hi! My name is Orlan Farinas, professional tutor and mentor for over 17 years. I value my family and education. I was a student athlete at Delano High School (DHS). I was voted Most Likely to Succeed and received the Morris Most Outstanding Senior Athlete in Track & Field. In 1982, I graduated from DHS with honors with a 3.91 GPA, and I earned a partial scholarship at UCLA.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1987. I currently work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as NAS Plan & Programs Manager, Electrical Engineer. I have been working for the federal government for over 33 years, with vast engineering and management experience. In 1997, I graduated from the Executive Potential Program, a 2-year government management Masters degree program. I am a 1999 Dale Carnegie Leadership graduate. For my dedicated community service, I received the Los Angeles Skyline Lions Club 2020 Citizen of the Year Award.
In addition to being a freelance tutor for nearly two decades, I tutored at various other places. While attending UCLA, I tutored Pre-calculus, Calculus, and Linear Algebra for three
years. In addition, I volunteered to tutor Calculus 1 and 2, 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 part-time for WeCan Foundation, a non-profit
organization, tutoring elementary and high school students from Basic Math to Calculus,
Language Arts, and 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 educate through these various experiences.
I come from a clan of professionals: engineers, businessmen, chefs, managers, nurses,
dentists, optometrist, and physical therapists. Growing up in a small town in the San
Joaquin Valley taught us hard work, perseverance, and determination – and these are
exactly the values I try to instill in my own child and the students I tutor.
Orland Farinas, The Math Whiz
My private tutoring business grew from my deep desire to give back. I was fortunate to have awesome 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.
I care deeply about all my students’ success. My Learning Center gives them valuable tools to enhance their learning. As a result, I help many students develop a passion and love for math!