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San Carlos Tutors

Private Tutors in San Carlos for All Subjects & Grade Levels

Looking for a great San Carlos Tutor? From elementary all the way up to college and graduate school, our experienced team at Grade Potential ensures that you’ll receive the highest quality tutoring on your way to achieving your goals, all at an affordable price! We've worked with thousands of local students, so we know what it takes to be successful around here.

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About San Carlos

Just west of the city of El Cajon and about 30 minutes east from San Diego Bay, San Carlos is a neighborhood in the eastern part of San Diego. Originally part of Mission San Diego de Alcalá land, the area which would become San Carlos wasn’t developed until the 1950’s. Nestled between two natural areas, Mission Trails Regional Park and Lake Murray, San Carlos was the project of real estate magnate Carlos J. Tavares who had already built the Clairemont subdivision a few miles west from San Carlos. Born in China, Tavares was a naturalized citizen of the United States who earned architecture and engineering degrees from Notre Dame University. He spoke several languages and was particularly adept at figuring out difficult engineering problems. During World War II his Tavares Construction Company built concrete ships for the war effort. After the war, he turned his attention to real estate. His first project was the building of 100 homes in Chula Vista. Next he undertook his largest development project just a few miles east of La Jolla which he would name Clairemont after his wife Claire. By 1958 Tavares was securing 4,200 acres in east San Diego where he built his namesake community. Tavares died in 1975, survived by his wife and three children. Tavares appeared to be fond of naming the streets of his developments after landscape features such as mountains, lakes, creeks and bluffs. Streets in San Carlos include Cowles Mountain Boulevard, Lake Adlon Drive and Birchcreek Road. Today, San Carlos is an affluent residential area with the average price of a home over $500,000.

It’s certain that a San Carlos tutor will keep you ahead of the academic curve so you can take a vacation from your studies to experience the exciting attractions and activities in San Carlos and San Diego. Mission Trails Regional Park on the north edge of San Carlos and the man-made reservoir Lake Murray to the south offer a variety of recreational opportunities for residents. The park covers over 7,000 acres of natural and developed area with about 60-miles of trails. The Mission Gorge region of the park features easy to moderate hikes with the Junipero Serra Trail covering 1.8-miles with a slight elevation gain of 47 feet. In contrast, the Cowles Mountain region has more challenging hikes to the Cowles Mountain summit climbing over 900 feet in less than three miles. Hikers will be rewarded by views of the ocean and the rest of San Diego County.

Lake Murray is open to boating and fishing as well as being a perfect spot for barbecues and picnics. Near Lake Murray, the Mission Trails Golf Course is a par-71, 6,000-yard gem designed by one of the kings of California course design William Bell. Mission Trails became famous when a 14-year old Tiger Woods won the Junior World Championship in 1990.

It’s just a short drive from San Carlos to Mission San Diego. Founded in 1769, it is the oldest of California’s twenty-one missions. Originally built near the San Diego Presidio it was soon moved east. In 1775 the Kumeyaay Native Americans rebelled against Spanish occupation and burned the mission to the ground. For a brief time, the Spanish considered abandoning San Diego but soon rebuilt the mission and expanded their presence. Today, the mission not only serves as a functioning Catholic parish but also as a tourist and cultural center.

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A man-made reservoir, Lake Murray is surrounded by San Diego's San Carlos neighborhood originally developed by real estate magnate Carlos Tavares

San Carlos Scholarship

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide San Carlos students with the opportunity to win a semi-annual college scholarship of $1,000! We are proud to assist students with their investment in education. Many local families trust us with their educational investment on a regular basis, so we feel great about giving back in a similar way! Click below to learn more about our scholarship program and how to apply.Learn How To Apply

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San Carlos Scholarship


Thanks for your interest in our scholarship! Every six months, we select the essay that our panel of 3 judges determines to be the best.

The Fall deadline to apply is November 15th. The Fall winner will be announced to all applicants on December 10th.

The Spring deadline to apply is May 15th. The Spring winner will be announced to all applicants on June 10th.

The current essay prompt is, “Who has inspired your education the most and why?”

Please email your entry to: scholcontest@gradepotential.com

Entries must be between 300-1,000 words.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. One entry per household per year. Winner will be notified via email on or before the Winner Selection Date. Failure by potential winner to respond to such notification within ten (10) days of notification, or failure by the potential winner to adhere to these Official Rules, will result in disqualification of the potential winner and an alternate winner will be selected.


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