# Jaime Escalante

**Jaime Escalante**is a mathematics teacher who achieved national fame when his highly successful math class was dramatized in

*Stand and Deliver*. After many fruitful years of prepping East Los Angeles teens for the Calculus AP test, Escalante retired to his native Bolivia. [1]

Escalante has described the film as "90% truth, 10%" drama. Points left out of the film:

- it took him several years to achieve the kind of success shown in the film
- in no case was a student who didn't know multiplication tables or fractions taught calculus in a single year