Bolivian-born, California-based math instructor who inspired and motivated his Garfield High School students to succeed.
He attended California State University Los Angeles and Pasadena City College.
He ascended to fame in 1982, when eighteen of his inner-city students passed the Advanced Placement Calculus examination.
He was the son of Bolivian teachers.
He was portrayed by Edward James Olmos in the film Stand and Deliver.