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Matthew A.

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Thomas Edison State College (BSBA)
Finance
University of South Carolina
MBA

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Thomas Edison State College (BSBA) (Finance)

University of South Carolina (MBA)

About Matthew

Matthew A. has a broad base of knowledge to draw from. He obtained a bachelor’s of science degree in finance from Thomas Edison State College & completed the MBA program with the University of South Carolina. He has studied finance, accounting, law, & the hard sciences in detail, and has an extensive background in history and business. Matthew passed the FYLSX (Baby Bar) for the state of California. He currently holds a SC license for Life, Accident, & Health insurance.

Matthew has extensive experience with testing preparation, having personally achieved over 60 hours of college credit through the CLEP & Dantes examination programs. Matthew is committed to achieving student concept comprehension. He is able to present the material from a subject in question from multiple perspectives to facilitate individual learning. Matthew recognizes that there are multiple styles of learning & is committed to helping students achieve their goals through visual, experiential, & auditory approaches.

Matthew trains students to look for right information by understanding test questions, breaks down complex concepts into understandable concepts for the students, is patient and diligent in helping students grasp concepts, and is absolutely committed to helping students achieve their goals.
Matthew A. has a broad base of knowledge to draw from. He obtained a bachelor’s of science degree in finance from Thomas Edison State College & completed the MBA program with the University of South Carolina. He has studied finance,… Read more

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Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability,
SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word,
QuickBooks
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Accounting,
Business,
Career Development, Economics,
Finance,
GMAT, Marketing,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word,
Public Speaking, QuickBooks,
Tax Preparation
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
ASVAB,
Career Development, GED,
GMAT, LSAT, MCAT,
NCLEX, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding, Chess
Corporate Training:
Accounting,
Business,
Career Development, Economics,
Finance,
General Computer, GMAT, Grammar,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word,
NCLEX, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Statistics

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Accounting

I thoroughly enjoy accounting, and have aced every accounting course I have ever taken. This includes not only courses in undergraduate, but also in Graduate Business School. Others said the courses I took in Accounting were hard, but they were easy and enjoyable to me.

My extensive Business background enables me to explain how all aspects of business tie in to Accounting. This will be an added benefit to the students I tutor in Accounting.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

ACT English

My mother was a master in English and Journalism (from the university of Michigan), and she taught English as a second language to foreign students as a university professor, so I always had high expectations for good use of English placed on me.

I have always scored very well on Grammar, Usage, and standardized tests for English in general. I have also passed all English courses in College with flying colors, and know how to explain how to ace tests.


I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

ACT Math

I have been excellent in taking manifold tests for mathematics. I scored high on the ACT test, and have since studied more in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics, both in college and as a hobby.

I have also learned premier study skills while studying law. These include how to understand test questions and find the best answers over "good sounding" wrong answers.

I am particularly good at explaining word problems, and how to understand them to pick out the right way to solve them. This is very important for the analysis category of questions.

I am a tutor that emphasizes the understanding of concepts, which enables my students to make sense of the material, and pass tests very effectively.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

ACT Reading

I have done a vast amount of reading over the years, starting with reading the encyclopedia as an elementary student. I have not only done very well at college and business graduate school, two arenas that require excellent reading comprehension, but have also studied law and gotten a paralegal certification.

As a result of these experiences, I have become adept at understanding how to have great reading comprehension, and how to use reading comprehension to pass tests.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

ACT Science

I got a near perfect score on ACT science, and have studied science in my free time for many years. I know how to pass any bachelor's college and below level science test, and will help student do so.

Algebra 1

I have always scored well on Algebra tests. I aced Algebra in college, and have done additional study of algebra past college, making concepts such as terms, functions, graphs, factoring, algebraic fractions, roots, and exponents easy for me to explain to students.

Algebra 1 is a easily understood subject for me, and I can help students to understand the concepts-- the biggest challenge for students is that the formulas all look the same, so they are confused. I prevent this by explaining each concept, so that things are understandable.

I focus on concepts, so that the students can separate the different problems and pick the right solution.

I enjoy helping students realize their dreams.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Algebra 2

I have always scored well on Algebra tests. I aced Algebra in college, and have done additional study of algebra past college, making concepts such as terms, functions, graphs, factoring, algebraic fractions, roots, and exponents easy for me to explain to students. I focus on concepts, so that the students can separate the different problems and pick the right solution.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

American History

I have read so many books on history that I can tell the relevant facts in many periods without reading the textbook. I have passed all history tests in college with flying colors.

I have the ability to make history interesting, with the explanation of how things fit together, rather than a long list of dates, events, and names.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education.

Anatomy

I have studied the human body in detail. I have also worked for five years at a hospital, spending much time in the emergency room working. I have read much about all the major systems of the body, the organs, cell function, etc., and have have picked up a considerable amount of knowledge due to working at a hospital.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Astronomy

I have studied astronomy for many years. I have a very broad knowledge of many topics, including galaxies, stars, black holes, neutron stars, the theories of Relativity, Quasars, and the solar system, just to name a few of them. I lived in Space Coast Florida for 11 years, so I really learned about Space exploration and the solar system. I can probably explain more on the solar system than would be put in any college astronomy test on the subject.


ASVAB

I certainly can help people gain a passing knowledge of any high school subject, so the ASVAB should be made easy with my help. I have had much education and test taking experience in college, law school, and graduate school, so I would make an excellent tutor for acing the ASVAB.

In addition, I have aced math in all subjects from K-12th grade, and have always had great success with all basic math operations. I have a concept based approach, which enables me to explain to students what the math problems are about, and how to understand them to solve them.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Biology

I have studied Biology very much as a hobby. I have read much about all the major systems of the human body, the organs, cell function, etc., and have picked up a considerable amount of knowledge due to working at a hospital.

I have also studied the animal and plant kingdoms, and can help with understanding classifications of animals and plants, and why biology works as it does.

My law school studies enable me to understand how to study effectively, and I will transmit this to my students so that they will ace their tests.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Botany

For years I have studied the plant world. I have read science books, studied guides, and observed plants in nature. I can explain very much about plant classification, structure, and photosynthesis, about flowering plants, and about non-flowering plants. I also have studied much about different environments, such as tundra, taiga, temperate forests, rain forests, deserts, grasslands and savanna, aquatics, and how plant are adapted to these environments.

My law school studies enable me to understand how to study effectively, and I will transmit this to my students so that they will ace their tests.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Business

I have a bachelor's degree in Finance, and a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Carolina, ranked by US News and World Report as one of the distinguished business graduate schools in the country. I am currently finishing up a second bachelor's degree in accounting, and working toward a plan to get a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification.

I thus have excellent qualifications to teach the many aspects of business, including marketing, management, finance, accounting, economics, new venture analysis, quantitative methods for business, career development, and operations management.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Chemistry

I have studied Chemistry a good deal as a hobby, and am very good at the calculations necessary for chemistry. I enjoy concepts such as electronegativity, ph balances, the understanding of valence electrons, molar concentrations, Redox reactions, the periodic table, and other subjects of chemistry.

My law school studies enable me to understand how to study effectively, and I will transmit this to my students so that they will ace their tests.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Chess

I have play tournament chess, and have achieved a 1600 rating. I can explain to a beginner all the facets of how to play chess, including opening theory, pawn structure, end game strategy, tactics and combinations, defensive strategies, and other aspects of chess to get a solid start to the game.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Ecology

Ecology has been a fascinating subject for me for years. I have studied it, as it deals with the supply and demand of resources in the environment.


I have studied ecosystems, energy flow through a food web, the balance of nature. the impact of pollution, and many other such subjects integral to ecology. I can explain concepts of ecology in a very practical and understandable way.

I also have the ability help a student understand what a course is looking to teach, so that a student can maximize study time, to ace a course.


I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Economics

I have passed both Macro and Microeconomics with extremely high scores in college, have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and am very good at Accounting and Statistics. I can show how to break down the concepts in economics so that they become easily manageable for a student. I would enjoy showing a student how to ace Macro and Microeconomics.

Elementary Math

I have aced math in all subjects from K-12th grade, and have always had great success with all basic math operations. I have a concept based approach, which enables me to explain to students what the math problems are about, and how to understand them to solve them.

I enjoy finding different students' methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Elementary Science

I have studied many areas of science from Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Nutrition, Hydrology, and Statistics.

I enjoy making scientific concepts understandable and fun. I believe in making the subjects enjoyable, and science should be very enjoyable to learn.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

English

My mother was a master in English and Journalism (from the University of Michigan), and she taught English as a second language to foreign students as a university professor, so I always had high expectations for good use of English placed on me.

I have always scored very well on Grammar, Usage, and standardized tests for English in general. I have also passed all English courses in College with flying colors, and know how to explain how to ace tests.


I got the highest verbal scores on the SAT in my graduating class of 63 students.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

European History

I have read so many books on history that I can tell the relevant facts in many periods without reading the textbook. I have passed all history tests in college with flying colors.

I have the ability to make history interesting, with the explanation of how things fit together, rather than a long list of dates, events, and names.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education.

Finance

Finance is a particular specialty of mine. I have a BS degree in Finance and got my MBA (Master's of Business Administration) with a dual concentration in Finance and Management. I studied with the focus of financially managing businesses and investments.

I am able to explain very well anything about finance, having done additional study on the subject outside of school. I aim to help people improve their financial futures and to understand the study of money and its management (the subject of Finance).

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn and how to study to ace the courses.

GED

I certainly can help people gain a passing knowledge of any high school subject, so the GED should be made easy with my help.

Since I am certified in so wide a variety of high school subjects, I will make an excellent tutor for Acing the GED.

Studying at college and graduate levels has enabled me to understand how to help people understand things, and I really enjoy enabling people to understand things.

Geography

I love the subject of geography, and have studied it for many years, I read and studied my first Atlas in detail in 1st grade. People have said that I seem to have a globe in my head, for I am able to tell people where a place is without looking at a map. I am able to help people ace any geography test they may face.

I also have the skill to show what facts are the most important on a test.

Geology

I have always been interested in Geology. I can explain all about rocks, formations, rock types, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, minerals, plate tectonics, soils, earth structure, and anything else a student would need to ace a geology course. I work with a student to ensure thorough understanding of concepts, in order that the tests will be aced.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Geometry

I have always done well at geometry, especially at such topics as shapes, areas, volumes, angles, lines, rectangular coordinates, and polar coordinates. I focus on concepts, and help students understand the concepts that need to be learned.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Government & Politics

I have been studying politics for almost 20 years. I have studied law, and have gotten a paralegal certification. I have studied these subjects so much as a hobby that I truly believe that I could get an honorary degree in political science.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Grammar

My mother was a master in English and Journalism (from the University of Michigan), and she taught English as a second language to foreign students as a university professor, so I always had high expectations for good use of English placed on me. 

I am very familiar with and good at explaining parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, diagramming, etc. as well as helping a student understand how these things work.


I have always scored very well on Grammar, Usage, and standardized tests for English in general. I have also passed all English courses in College with flying colors, and know how to explain how to ace tests.


Marketing

I scored the highest of any CLEP test I have ever taken on Marketing-- I got a 77 (maximum is 80, 70 is top 1% of students taking the test. I also have a full-time marketing job as an insurance agent. I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Thomas Edison State College & completed the MBA program with the University of South Carolina.

MCAT

For years I have studied the biological sciences, and have wide experience in programs of study involving critical thinking, problem solving, and knowledge of the physical sciences; the very things necessary to ace the MCAT.

I have successfully studied for Law School, Paralegal certification, Insurance license certification, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree, and have passed many final examinations (such as CLEP and Dantes) for college credit with flying colors.

Moreover, I have a great skill for strategy and planning out ways to reach goals. I am able to deduce solutions from the evidence that most other people cannot see. This makes me particularly able to figure out a plan for helping students realize their goals and dreams.

I also have learned many techniques from my school and test taking experiences for how to study and get through tough courses, and how to maximize performance on tests.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used PowerPoint in undergraduate and graduate school to create presentations and slides. I am good at creating attractive slides, and would be glad to help students produce attractive presentations.


I enjoy finding different students' methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Microsoft Word

I have used word consistently in everyday life, and can explain to a student the nature and features of this powerful Word Processing program.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Nutrition

I have been interested in nutrition for many years. I have studied the aspects of nutrition, including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, weight gain and loss, and the effects of nutrition on the human body. I have a wide experience in studying many sciences, so I can help students to ace any nutrition course, or learn about nutrition to improve personal health.

I also have enough understanding of the human body to explain the effects of various nutrients (or the lack thereof) on the human body.



I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Physical Science

I have loved the physical sciences for many years, and have made studying them the object of much of my free time. I have a broad knowledge of physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, oceanography, and statistics to draw upon.

My law school studies enable me to understand how to study effectively, and I will transmit this to my students so that they will ace their tests.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Physiology

I have studied the human body in detail. I have also worked for five years at a hospital, spending much time in the emergency room working. I have read much about all the major systems of the body, the organs, cell function, etc., and have have picked up a considerable amount of knowledge due to working at a hospital.

I enjoy reading about and understanding how body organs and systems function, and have learned much about physiology from a wide variety of sources. My law school studies have enabled me to understand how to study effectively, and I will transmit this to my students so that they will ace their tests.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Prealgebra

I have always greatly excelled at pre-algebra.

I am excellent at explaining key concepts; such as review of natural number arithmetic; new types of numbers such as integers, fractions, decimals and negative numbers; factorization of natural numbers; graphs; concepts of area and volume in geometry; simple (integer) roots and powers; rules of evaluation of expressions, such as operator precedence and use of parentheses; and basics of equations,just to name a few of the key concepts.

My law school studies enable me to understand how to study effectively, and I will transmit this to my students so that they will ace their tests.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Probability

I have loved and enjoyed probability and statistics every time I have taken it. I studied the subject in Business Graduate School as well as college, and have taken an additional course in Advanced Statistics.

I have a talent for making Probability and Statistics understandable by breaking concepts down into manageable pieces and explaining the concepts, so one does not get lost in a mishmash of half numbers and half Greek. Once I explain the concepts, probability becomes very doable, if not downright fun.

QuickBooks

I have joined the Quickbooks Pro Advisor program, am in the process of getting my CPA, and have built a manual of step by step instructions of how to complete virtually any Quickbooks task. This helps students know what to do in Quickbooks and get "found", when they would be "lost".

I also have a very good understanding of the accounting cycle, which enables me to show students what should be done by Quickbooks, which in turn makes building a new company or operating Quickbooks for a company much easier.

Moreover, I have a great skill for strategy and planning out ways to reach goals. I am able to deduce solutions from the evidence that most other people cannot see. This makes me particularly able to figure out a plan for helping students realize their goals and dreams.

Reading

I have done a vast amount of reading over the years, starting with reading the encyclopedia as an elementary student. I have not only done very well at college and business graduate school, two arenas that require excellent reading comprehension, but have also studied law and gotten a paralegal certification.

As a result of these experiences, I have become adept at understanding how to have great reading comprehension, and how to use reading comprehension to pass tests.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

SAT Math

I have been excellent in taking manifold tests for mathematics. I scored high on the SAT Math test, and have since studied more in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics, both in college and as a hobby.

I have also learned premier study skills while studying law. These include how to understand test questions and find the best answers over "good sounding" wrong answers.

I am a tutor that emphasizes the understanding of concepts, which enables my students to make sense of the material, and pass tests very effectively.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

SAT Reading

I have done a vast amount of reading over the years, starting with reading the encyclopedia as an elementary student. I have not only done very well at college and business graduate school, two arenas that require excellent reading comprehension, but have also studied law and gotten a paralegal certification.

I graduated with the highest SAT score in my class of 63 students.

Law school honed my understanding of how to practice excellent reading comprehension, for a student must be an expert at boiling down writings to understand the important facts. Thus, I have experience in how to get what is important out of an obtuse passage.

Finally, I have proved my reading comprehension skills in the GMAT, which I passed with a high score, and my reading comprehension skills had much to do with the successful passage of this test.

As a result of these experiences, I have become adept at understanding how to have great reading comprehension, and how to use reading comprehension to pass tests.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

SAT Writing

My mother was a master in English and Journalism (from the University of Michigan), and she taught English as a second language to foreign students as a university professor, so I always had high expectations for good use of English and good writing placed on me.

I also studied Legal writing in Law school, in the first, second, and third years. I also got a paralegal certification, which taught writing. This was very rigorous, and my law studies have prepared me to evaluate writing very effectively. I was able to pass the FYLSX (Baby Bar) which requires excellent writing to pass.

This training enabled me to build a very good essay from a question. I have also scored very high on the WyzAnt certification test in SAT Writing.

As a result of these experiences, I am excellent in finding errors in writing, and making things look better.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Social Studies

I have read so many books on history that I can tell the relevant facts in many periods without reading the textbook. I have passed all history tests in college with flying colors. I also have studied and followed politics for 20 years.

I think thoroughly about the social events and trends, and can explain them. Finally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education.

Spelling

I was very good at spelling in school. I developed a tune to spell words, as well as how to visualize words spelled correctly. I teach how to break down words in syllables, so they can be more easily spelled.

SSAT

I have been excellent in taking manifold tests verbal, quantitative (math) and reading comprehension. I have studied these subjects further since graduating from college, and have helped students pass multiple achievement tests as a tutor.

I have also learned premier study skills while studying law. These include how to understand test questions and find the best answers over "good sounding" wrong answers.

I am particularly good at explaining word problems, and how to understand them to pick out the right way to solve them. This is very important for the analysis category of questions.

I am a tutor that emphasizes the understanding of concepts, which enables my students to make sense of the material, and pass tests very effectively.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Statistics

I have loved and enjoyed probability and statistics every time I have taken it. I studied the subject in Business Graduate School as well as college, and have taken an additional course in Advanced Statistics. I did help fellow business graduate students understand a concept on occasion, when it was tough for them to understand.

I have a talent for making Probability and Statistics understandable to a non-math person by breaking concepts down into manageable pieces and explaining the concepts, so one does not get lost in a mishmash of half numbers and half Greek.

I believe that the key to acing statistics in to understand what the tests are about, and the concepts behind the tests. I have a talent for doing this, and will likely become a statistics specialist tutor.

Once I explain the concepts, statistics becomes very doable for the average student, if not downright fun.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education.

Study Skills

I have successfully studied for Law School, Paralegal certification, Insurance license certification, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree, and have passed many final examinations (such as CLEP and Dantes) for college credit with flying colors.

Moreover, I have a great skill for strategy and planning out ways to reach goals. I am able to deduce solutions from the evidence that most other people cannot see. This makes me particularly able to figure out a plan for helping students realize their goals and dreams.

I also have learned many techniques from my school and test taking experiences for how to study and get through tough courses, and how to maximize performance on tests.

Vocabulary

I was very good at vocabulary in school. I read a lot, and am able to explain how to memorize things. I am great at memorization, and this is a key skill for vocabulary.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

World History

I have read so many books on history that I can tell the relevant facts in many periods without reading the textbook. I have passed all history tests in college with flying colors.

I have the ability to make history interesting, with the explanation of how things fit together, rather than a long list of dates, events, and names.
I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education.

Writing

My mother was a master in English and Journalism (from the University of Michigan), and she taught English as a second language to foreign students as a university professor, so I always had high expectations for good use of English and good writing placed on me.

I also studied Legal writing in Law school. This was very rigorous, and my law studies have prepared me to evaluate writing very effectively. I was able to pass the FYLSX (Baby Bar) which requires excellent writing to pass.

As a result of these experiences, I am excellent in finding errors in writing, and making things look better.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Zoology

I have greatly enjoyed the study of zoology for many years. I have studied from encyclopedias, libraries, reference books, and various audiovisual materials. I have studied about the principles of zoology, including the animal cell, anatomy and physiology, reproduction, genetics, and animal behavior.

I have also studied animal classification, both of vertebrates and invertebrates. I also can explain the principles of ecology, which deals with how animals interact with the environment. The food chain and web is also a particular object of study for me, and well as how animals have adapted to different environments.

I enjoy finding different student's methods of learning and helping students define and realize their dreams through successful education. Additionally, I can explain what the courses are looking for a student to learn, and how to study to ace the courses.

Thomas Edison State College (BSBA)
Finance
University of South Carolina
MBA

Education

Thomas Edison State College (BSBA) (Finance)

University of South Carolina (MBA)

Great Tutor — I would like to thank Matthew for doing a wonderful job!!! He took the time to explain the homework assignment to me so that it made sense. His knowledge of math and Finances was out of this world. The first day Matthew looked over the work and could explain everything to me without the book. Matthew was a first class guy and was always on time and never let me down. I was suggest to anyone who ne ...

— Derrick, Spartanburg, SC on 12/10/12

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