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Matthew S.

Bel Air, MD

$75/hr

Flexible and Friendly Tutor in Baltimore

Background check passed as of 4/14/13
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Flexible and Friendly Tutor in Baltimore

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I am a college graduate from the University of MD, College Park with a BS in Decision Information Sciences and Statistics. I also minored in Art Studio. I have a diverse passion in the arts (drawing, painting, music, poetry) as well as a well rounded education in math, science and English.

I'm great with adults and children and am currently an event social planner in the Baltimore area working with people every day. I have a great smile and, being an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts, have acquired an aptitude towards helping others.

I'm also professionally teaching Pre-GED math and have had two students already receive their GEDs, with four students registered. No students have failed from my class. I also had three students score 100, 99, and 98 recently on their tests.

*For those who might wonder about the few lower ratings: The students didn't understand how the rating system works and I had been asked back many times after the first session. WyzAnt does not allow changes once submitted.*

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor!"

- Karen, Ellicott City, MD on 1/12/14

"Good Rapport"

- Rita, Ellicott City, MD on 9/23/14

"Hire this gentleman!"

- Jennifer, Ellicott City, MD on 2/25/14

"Patient and professional."

- Arlene, Ellicott City, MD on 5/7/13

"Experienced Tutor"

- Gloria, Clarksville, MD on 4/21/13

"Great Tutor !"

- Taja, Catonsville, MD on 12/21/11

"Good teaching skills"

- Greg, Pasadena, MD on 10/12/11

"Very Patient!" "

- Eunice, Edgewood, MD on 8/10/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Astronomy, Philosophy
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Art:
Drawing,
Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Swimming, Volleyball
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Chess

I have been playing chess for most of my life and have been able to teach people on the fly. I am an active participant on gameknot.com which I have been playing for over 5 years. I just tutored my first student in chess and it went quite smoothly!

Drawing

I minored in Art Studio. I concentrated in black & white media, and I understand perspective as well as art theory as it pertains to Socrates.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring children for over 2 years now, mainly in mathematics. I'm already approved in elementary math and include some exercises in writing and language as well. I have great intuition in solving the issues children have in learning, especially in attention spans.

Study Skills

I have been a GED teacher for 2 years, a tutor on WyzAnt for 2+ years and have successfully taught students in taking the SAT and GED. I have 6 students taught by me who have earned their GEDs and have raised the scores of 3 students in their SATs.

Volleyball

I currently have 8+ years of experience playing volleyball. I have been playing a rec league for three years, and am now into my second season as captain of a B league that runs a 5-2 scheme with a labraro.

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

common multiples or common factors?  Any light on what you are looking to accomplish as well?  THe easiest way to answer this is to multiply the two numbers together as each one will inherit the factors. 15*12=180, thus 360, etc will be a multiple.

I currently have a job with the South Baltimore Learning Center to tutor underprivileged kids in the city. Having to deal with background noise, distractions from other people, and attention deficit kids, I have to use a large amount of patience to help the students. Trying to figure out at what level a student is at poses the largest challenge. I cannot take what a students tells me as their... read more

University of Maryland
Information Science

Education

University of Maryland (Information Science)

Excellent tutor! — Matthew is really building my daughter's confidence. She leaves her sessions each week with new skills and strategies to use on the SAT test and in math class. Thanks to Matthew's tutoring and my daughter's hard work, she was able to increase her SAT Math score by 100 points! That is quite impressive. She continues to meet with Matthew and has increased her Math Analysis grade one letter gr ...

— Karen, Ellicott City, MD on 1/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I offer per/hr discounts for multi-hour sessions as well as multi-student discounts.

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 40 miles of Bel Air, MD 21014.


About Matthew

I am a college graduate from the University of MD, College Park with a BS in Decision Information Sciences and Statistics. I also minored in Art Studio. I have a diverse passion in the arts (drawing, painting, music, poetry) as well as a well rounded education in math, science and English.

I'm great with adults and children and am currently an event social planner in the Baltimore area working with people every day. I have a great smile and, being an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts, have acquired an aptitude towards helping others.

I'm also professionally teaching Pre-GED math and have had two students already receive their GEDs, with four students registered. No students have failed from my class. I also had three students score 100, 99, and 98 recently on their tests.

*For those who might wonder about the few lower ratings: The students didn't understand how the rating system works and I had been asked back many times after the first session. WyzAnt does not allow changes once submitted.*

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor!"

- Karen, Ellicott City, MD on 1/12/14

"Good Rapport"

- Rita, Ellicott City, MD on 9/23/14

"Hire this gentleman!"

- Jennifer, Ellicott City, MD on 2/25/14

"Patient and professional."

- Arlene, Ellicott City, MD on 5/7/13

"Experienced Tutor"

- Gloria, Clarksville, MD on 4/21/13

"Great Tutor !"

- Taja, Catonsville, MD on 12/21/11

"Good teaching skills"

- Greg, Pasadena, MD on 10/12/11

"Very Patient!" "

- Eunice, Edgewood, MD on 8/10/11

Education

University of Maryland
Information Science

Education

University of Maryland (Information Science)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I offer per/hr discounts for multi-hour sessions as well as multi-student discounts.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Bel Air, MD 21014

Matthew’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Astronomy, Philosophy
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Art:
Drawing,
Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Swimming, Volleyball
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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

common multiples or common factors?  Any light on what you are looking to accomplish as well?  THe easiest way to answer this is to multiply the two numbers together as each one will inherit the factors. 15*12=180, thus 360, etc will be a multiple.

I currently have a job with the South Baltimore Learning Center to tutor underprivileged kids in the city. Having to deal with background noise, distractions from other people, and attention deficit kids, I have to use a large amount of patience to help the students. Trying to figure out at what level a student is at poses the largest challenge. I cannot take what a students tells me as their... read more


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