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Matthew K.

Studio City, CA

$60/hr

Tutor in History, Political Science, Writing, etc.

Background check passed as of 7/26/13
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Tutor in History, Political Science, Writing, etc.

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I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in History, and a B.A. in Philosophy, all from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). My writing, both creative and academic, has been published professionally. I also received a perfect score on the verbal section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the standardized qualifying exam for graduate school. I am, therefore, in a good position to help students college-aged and younger to improve their writing and to better perform on homework and tests in subjects such as history, political science and literature. I am also comfortable working with students in mathematics at the level of algebra and below. I have good communication skills and enjoy working with young people. As a teaching assistant at UCLA, I taught students at the classroom and individual levels and received excellent student reviews. I also have ample tutoring experience, having worked with students ranging from the son of a high-level diplomat to the United States to troubled inner-city youth through the Los Angeles Unified School District's Program for Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or at Risk of Dropping Out.

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a PhD in history and a BA in philosophy, both from UCLA. I worked as a substitute teacher in elementary schools for several years in my twenties, including the Berkeley Unified School District, Pasadena Unified School District, and Los Angeles Unified School District. This included a number of long-term assignments (e.g. one month, four months) that required me to prepare several weeks' worth of curriculum at a time. I am well qualified to work individually with elementary school children, and I enjoy doing so!

SAT Math

I am an expert on all sections of the SAT, including the math. I have taught the SAT for several years, and have worked for a number of the elite test prep companies.

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT Reading for several years, including for some of the big test prep companies. I achieved a perfect score on the reading section of the GRE (the grad school version of the SAT), and am a professionally published author. So I know how to teach reading comprehension!

Study Skills

Having received my PhD from UCLA, I know something about time management and study skills! I have worked with many students over a number of years. Whether at the elementary, high school, or college level, my tutoring has frequently involved helping students to make better use of their time and to improve their study habits. Doing so aids them in every subject. A recent high school student of mine shifted his American history grade from C to A, strictly by applying my study skills recommendations.

University of California, Los Angeles
Philosophy
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Master's
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
PhD

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Philosophy)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Master's)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 10 miles of Studio City, CA 91604.


About Matthew

I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in History, and a B.A. in Philosophy, all from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). My writing, both creative and academic, has been published professionally. I also received a perfect score on the verbal section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the standardized qualifying exam for graduate school. I am, therefore, in a good position to help students college-aged and younger to improve their writing and to better perform on homework and tests in subjects such as history, political science and literature. I am also comfortable working with students in mathematics at the level of algebra and below. I have good communication skills and enjoy working with young people. As a teaching assistant at UCLA, I taught students at the classroom and individual levels and received excellent student reviews. I also have ample tutoring experience, having worked with students ranging from the son of a high-level diplomat to the United States to troubled inner-city youth through the Los Angeles Unified School District's Program for Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or at Risk of Dropping Out.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
Philosophy
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Master's
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
PhD

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Philosophy)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Master's)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Studio City, CA 91604

Matthew’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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