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Matthew M.

Dallas, TX

$65/hr

Topflight Test Prep for the SAT, GRE and GMAT

Background check passed as of 3/28/12
Usually responds in about 16 hours

Topflight Test Prep for the SAT, GRE and GMAT

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A successful test-taker is a prepared test-taker. As both a university instructor and a test prep tutor, I am devoted to helping students master the daunting process of standardized testing. I teach the very best strategies, tips and shortcuts for the SAT, GRE and GMAT. I want each of my students to have the clearest advantage on test day.

The SAT:

For each section of the test, I teach only proven methods for raising a score. This includes an easy-to-learn Challenger Thesaurus. The Challenger Thesaurus increases the student's vocabulary dramatically and efficiently by setting comprehensive word lists into dynamic word relationships.

For reading comprehension questions, I teach a powerful and efficient method of analysis called MAPS, which stands for Meaning, Assumption, Purpose, and Structure. MAPS analyzes a passage quickly yielding its organization and logic as well as the function of each of its parts.

Next, teaching math for standardized tests can easily become bogged down by a mass of tricks students find difficult to remember on test day. I don't do that! I keep it clean and efficient, and focus on the fundamentals of problem solving.

Lastly, to achieve a high scoring essay, I show my students how to construct a position on the given issue by discussing it from multiple viewpoints. Supporting your position in an essay form becomes intuitive and fluid, and won’t have the artificial and tedious quality of the five paragraph template detested by graders.

I believe that if you know your test inside and out, you'll have all the confidence you need for test day.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- HaoWei, Dallas, TX on 12/7/12

"Great!"

- Ana, Austin, TX on 5/4/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Vince, Dallas, TX on 9/12/13

"Great Tutor for Math SAT prep!"

- Paige, Plano, TX on 9/11/13

"Best Tutor You Can Find For The GMAT! Really Should Charge Much More!"

- Russell, Grapevine, TX on 7/13/13

"As Committed to Your Success as You Are"

- Corey, Allen, TX on 6/6/13

"Fantastic strategist for GRE."

- Lam, Irving, TX on 5/31/13

"Great SAT tutor"

- Anne, Dallas, TX on 5/7/13

"Great Tutor. "

- Karen, Cedar Hill, TX on 12/15/12

"Extremely Effective and Endlessly Patient"

- Jessica, Argyle, TX on 11/30/12

"THE tutor for SAT tips, techniques, and results!"

- Lee Ann, Plano, TX on 6/21/12

"So worth the money!"

- Marcie, Grand Prairie, TX on 2/22/12

"Improved GRE score! "

- Kelly, Dallas, TX on 1/24/12
Math:
SAT Math
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
GMAT, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
GMAT

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.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Mathematics
Brown University, Providence, RI
Graduate Coursework
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Mathematics)

Brown University, Providence, RI (Graduate Coursework)

University of Colorado Boulder (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor! — I needed to take the GMAT within 7 weeks. Matthew provided excellent guidance in helping me prepare for both the quant and verbal sections. His knowledge in the math principles and verbal strategies needed to succeed helped me quickly prepare for the test. He also provided necessary feedback to help push me to do better. I also appreciated that he was available all the time on e-mail or phone even ...

— HaoWei, Dallas, TX on 12/7/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 30 miles of Dallas, TX 75230.


About Matthew

A successful test-taker is a prepared test-taker. As both a university instructor and a test prep tutor, I am devoted to helping students master the daunting process of standardized testing. I teach the very best strategies, tips and shortcuts for the SAT, GRE and GMAT. I want each of my students to have the clearest advantage on test day.

The SAT:

For each section of the test, I teach only proven methods for raising a score. This includes an easy-to-learn Challenger Thesaurus. The Challenger Thesaurus increases the student's vocabulary dramatically and efficiently by setting comprehensive word lists into dynamic word relationships.

For reading comprehension questions, I teach a powerful and efficient method of analysis called MAPS, which stands for Meaning, Assumption, Purpose, and Structure. MAPS analyzes a passage quickly yielding its organization and logic as well as the function of each of its parts.

Next, teaching math for standardized tests can easily become bogged down by a mass of tricks students find difficult to remember on test day. I don't do that! I keep it clean and efficient, and focus on the fundamentals of problem solving.

Lastly, to achieve a high scoring essay, I show my students how to construct a position on the given issue by discussing it from multiple viewpoints. Supporting your position in an essay form becomes intuitive and fluid, and won’t have the artificial and tedious quality of the five paragraph template detested by graders.

I believe that if you know your test inside and out, you'll have all the confidence you need for test day.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- HaoWei, Dallas, TX on 12/7/12

"Great!"

- Ana, Austin, TX on 5/4/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Vince, Dallas, TX on 9/12/13

"Great Tutor for Math SAT prep!"

- Paige, Plano, TX on 9/11/13

"Best Tutor You Can Find For The GMAT! Really Should Charge Much More!"

- Russell, Grapevine, TX on 7/13/13

"As Committed to Your Success as You Are"

- Corey, Allen, TX on 6/6/13

"Fantastic strategist for GRE."

- Lam, Irving, TX on 5/31/13

"Great SAT tutor"

- Anne, Dallas, TX on 5/7/13

"Great Tutor. "

- Karen, Cedar Hill, TX on 12/15/12

"Extremely Effective and Endlessly Patient"

- Jessica, Argyle, TX on 11/30/12

"THE tutor for SAT tips, techniques, and results!"

- Lee Ann, Plano, TX on 6/21/12

"So worth the money!"

- Marcie, Grand Prairie, TX on 2/22/12

"Improved GRE score! "

- Kelly, Dallas, TX on 1/24/12
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Education

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Mathematics
Brown University, Providence, RI
Graduate Coursework
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Mathematics)

Brown University, Providence, RI (Graduate Coursework)

University of Colorado Boulder (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Dallas, TX 75230

Matthew’s Subjects

Math:
SAT Math
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
GMAT, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
GMAT

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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