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Matthew T.

Vacaville, CA

$30/hr

Bilingual Math and Language Tutor

Background check passed as of 8/20/12
Usually responds in about 17 hours

Bilingual Math and Language Tutor

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I am a linguistics major from UC Davis who is fluent in Spanish and possesses a reading knowledge of German. I received a grade of "A' in trigonometry, physics, and biology at the community college level. I offer tutoring in both English and Spanish. I have worked as a tutor in homes and in classrooms and have been well liked by my students. I look forward to helping you get the grade you want in your language or math class!

Testimonials

"Patient and resourceful"

- Stan, Sacramento, CA on 10/13/13

"Excellent instructor"

- Amy, Fairfield, CA on 4/10/13

"Very patient"

- Joan, Vacaville, CA on 3/7/13

"Great Tutor"

- Alain, Vacaville, CA on 2/11/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Ronda, Vacaville, CA on 12/4/12

"Very patient"

- Laura, Fairfield, CA on 9/11/12

"An outsanding tutor"

- Chantony, Fairfield, CA on 3/23/12

"Thorough and checks for understanding."

- Kenneth, Vacaville, CA on 1/26/12
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics,
Psychology
Computer:
Computer Programming,
General Computer, Java, Microsoft Excel
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German, Italian, Latin, Spanish
History:
American History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ASVAB,
CBEST,
GED,
GRE,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Economics,
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, German, Grammar, Italian, Java, Latin, Microsoft Excel,
Proofreading, Spanish,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I use illustrations, outside texts and visual aids to help with this subject.

Algebra 2

I tutor math at the high school and college levels and find algebra 2 especially interesting to tutor.

ASVAB

I earned excellent grades in physical, math, and auto shop classes, and I have developed a knowledge of electronics by working on computers.

Biology

I received "A" grades in both high school and college biology. I am also an intern at the UC Davis Medical Center, where I use my knowledge frequently.

Calculus

I studied calculus in a college course and have used its concepts to help students understand physical science problems. I am constantly expanding my knowledge of advanced math and love to share it with other students.

CBEST

I have taken and passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test. I am familiar with the math and writing skills needed to do well on many standardized tests, and I have experience as a tutor for tests such as the SAT and ASVAB. I am currently working toward my teaching credential.

Computer Programming

I have studied computer programming both in formal and individual settings. I have experience with Java, C++, AppleScript and Visual Basic.

Economics

I studied economics in both high school and college, where I received A's. I have also learned to analyze economics formulas in calculus class.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience tutoring math and language arts at the elementary school level. I also have recent experience as a substitute teacher at the elementary school level.

Elementary Math

I have extensive experience tutoring math to elementary school students. I use visual aids and word problems to help math come alive for students, and I always enjoy helping children learn.

Elementary Science

I use real-world illustrations and word problems to help students understand how science is useful in the real world. I also bring in outside texts with useful diagrams to help students visualize concepts.

English

I tutor language arts at the elementary, junior high, high school and college levels.

ESL/ESOL

I am a linguistics major from UC Davis who has studied English grammar in great detail. In addition, I have helped children from Spanish-speaking households to learn English.

GED

I have a good deal of experience preparing for standardized tests. I use word problems and reading comprehension passages to help my students prepare for tests.

Geometry

I enjoy tutoring geometry and like to provide illustrations and visual aids of various kinds. I like to help students understand the importance of geometry by pointing out its usefulness in physics, carpentry and other areas.

GRE

When I help people to prepare for the GRE, I work through example math problems with them and coach them in test-taking techniques useful for the GRE. I also provide advice on what formulas and concepts they should memorize.

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel to solve statistics problems, and I often practice programming with VBA. I love to help my students come up with formulas and worksheets that will meet their needs.

Phonics

As a linguistics major at Davis, I received a grade of A in phonetics and also took courses in morphology and phonology. I have also learned about phonics during my experience teaching English to Spanish-speaking students.

Physics

I received a grade of "A" in physics class in college, and have enjoyed tutoring this subject to high school and college students. I also use my knowledge of calculus and statistics to increase my effectiveness in this subject.

Prealgebra

I enjoy tutoring math at the junior high level. I like to help my students understand the basic concepts of algebra with metaphors and illustrations. I also remind students of the widespread applications of algebra to science and the arts.

Precalculus

I have studied the applications of advanced algebra, calculus and trigonometry in my academic and tutoring pursuits. I enjoy sharing the problem solving methods of precalculus as well as its applications with my students.

SAT Reading

I have tutored language arts and to both high school students. I also received an "A" in advanced composition at UC Davis, so I know how to "read between the lines" when it comes to literature and academic writing.

Spanish

I studied linguistics at UC Davis and completed upper division coursework in Spanish. I also have experience working as a Spanish interpreter and tutoring high school Spanish.

Statistics

I have studied statistics in both classroom and individual settings. I have put my knowledge of statistics and probability to use in my job as a census worker, as well as my internship at the UC Davis medical center. I am currently studying advanced statistics and I am familiar with statistical technologies including Minitab and Microsoft Excel.

World History

I love tutoring social science classes of all kinds. I have tutored both religious studies and western civilization at UC Davis.

Writing

I received a grade of "A" in advanced composition at UC Davis. I help students to outline, refine, and edit their papers using tried-and-true methods.

Matthew’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Matthew. View all of Matthew’s resources

Economics is a tough subject.  It can be difficult to explain the more esoteric concepts, especially marginal cost.  As I was working with a student today, he had some difficulty understanding how I had arrived at an answer to a problem.  He seemed to have an easier time understanding the concept of average total cost of production, perhaps because of the fact that it is linked... read more

I have recently started using various types of hand motions to help students understand rules about angles. I illustrated the concept of corresponding angles to a student by forming an angle with one hand in a horizontal and the other in an upward slanted position, then sliding the horizontally positioned hand down the slanted one, so that the hand would be in the position of various different... read more

I try to keep my students motivated during the summer months by reminding them of the applications of academics to everyday life, and by encouraging them to keep their career and life goals in mind at all times.

UC Davis

Education

UC Davis

Patient and resourceful — Matthew is great, as always, and patient in teaching me. There was a problem with the internet but Matthew was able to fix the problem, right away. ...

— Stan, Sacramento, CA on 10/13/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

I am willing to give one lesson for free so that you can see if you are interested in my services.

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 30 miles of Vacaville, CA 95687.


About Matthew

I am a linguistics major from UC Davis who is fluent in Spanish and possesses a reading knowledge of German. I received a grade of "A' in trigonometry, physics, and biology at the community college level. I offer tutoring in both English and Spanish. I have worked as a tutor in homes and in classrooms and have been well liked by my students. I look forward to helping you get the grade you want in your language or math class!

Testimonials

"Patient and resourceful"

- Stan, Sacramento, CA on 10/13/13

"Excellent instructor"

- Amy, Fairfield, CA on 4/10/13

"Very patient"

- Joan, Vacaville, CA on 3/7/13

"Great Tutor"

- Alain, Vacaville, CA on 2/11/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Ronda, Vacaville, CA on 12/4/12

"Very patient"

- Laura, Fairfield, CA on 9/11/12

"An outsanding tutor"

- Chantony, Fairfield, CA on 3/23/12

"Thorough and checks for understanding."

- Kenneth, Vacaville, CA on 1/26/12
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Education

UC Davis

Education

UC Davis


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

I am willing to give one lesson for free so that you can see if you are interested in my services.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Vacaville, CA 95687

Matthew’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics,
Psychology
Computer:
Computer Programming,
General Computer, Java, Microsoft Excel
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German, Italian, Latin, Spanish
History:
American History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ASVAB,
CBEST,
GED,
GRE,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Economics,
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, German, Grammar, Italian, Java, Latin, Microsoft Excel,
Proofreading, Spanish,
Statistics

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.


Matthew’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Matthew. View all of Matthew’s resources

Economics is a tough subject.  It can be difficult to explain the more esoteric concepts, especially marginal cost.  As I was working with a student today, he had some difficulty understanding how I had arrived at an answer to a problem.  He seemed to have an easier time understanding the concept of average total cost of production, perhaps because of the fact that it is linked... read more

I have recently started using various types of hand motions to help students understand rules about angles. I illustrated the concept of corresponding angles to a student by forming an angle with one hand in a horizontal and the other in an upward slanted position, then sliding the horizontally positioned hand down the slanted one, so that the hand would be in the position of various different... read more

I try to keep my students motivated during the summer months by reminding them of the applications of academics to everyday life, and by encouraging them to keep their career and life goals in mind at all times.


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