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Matthew K.

Plano, TX

$75/hr

Certified Math/Physics High School Teacher

Background check passed as of 7/21/13
Usually responds in about 11 hours

Certified Math/Physics High School Teacher

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Hello, my name is Matthew. I am a certified Math and Physics (and composite Science) grades 8-12 teacher. I have taught physics at the high school level and recently obtained my Master's degree from the University of Texas at Dallas where I served as a teaching assistant for intro level Physics labs. In my daily life, I am constantly exposed to the wonders of science and enjoy nothing more than being able to share that with my students.

As for my methods, I like to break problems down to their individual components. The fundamental concept in any Physics problem is how to go from where I am and what I have to what I want. When I'm with a student, I model the logic they will need to solve a problem and walk them through it by asking them the very same questions I ask myself.

"What do I have? What information does the problem give me? Can I assume anything else about the problem?"
"What do I want? What does the problem want me to find?"
"What equations or concepts relate what I know to what I want? Do I need to use more than one concept to connect what I have to what I want?"

And so on. My goal isn't to help a student solve one problem, my goal is to help a student develop the techniques he or she will need to solve all future problems.

Thank you for reading this far. I hope we can work together to make you or your child succeed.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Precalculus

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Universty of North Texas
University of Texas, Dallas
Master's

Education

Universty of North Texas

University of Texas, Dallas (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 15 miles of Plano, TX 75025.


About Matthew

Hello, my name is Matthew. I am a certified Math and Physics (and composite Science) grades 8-12 teacher. I have taught physics at the high school level and recently obtained my Master's degree from the University of Texas at Dallas where I served as a teaching assistant for intro level Physics labs. In my daily life, I am constantly exposed to the wonders of science and enjoy nothing more than being able to share that with my students.

As for my methods, I like to break problems down to their individual components. The fundamental concept in any Physics problem is how to go from where I am and what I have to what I want. When I'm with a student, I model the logic they will need to solve a problem and walk them through it by asking them the very same questions I ask myself.

"What do I have? What information does the problem give me? Can I assume anything else about the problem?"
"What do I want? What does the problem want me to find?"
"What equations or concepts relate what I know to what I want? Do I need to use more than one concept to connect what I have to what I want?"

And so on. My goal isn't to help a student solve one problem, my goal is to help a student develop the techniques he or she will need to solve all future problems.

Thank you for reading this far. I hope we can work together to make you or your child succeed.

Education

Universty of North Texas
University of Texas, Dallas
Master's

Education

Universty of North Texas

University of Texas, Dallas (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Plano, TX 75025

Matthew’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Precalculus

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.


Background Check Status for Matthew K.

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