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Matt W.

Berkeley, CA


Math/science tutor: lowest grade of any of my students is B+

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Background check passed as of 11/12/13
5.0 Avg. Rating
16 Ratings
2 days Response Time
Awesome Tutor!
— Yvonne, Danville, CA on 12/21/13

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About Matt

I am 24 years old and am a graduate in mechanical engineering from UCLA. I have held multiple teaching positions. These include one-on-one and group tutoring (up to five students at a time) for my high school, my college, and multiple tutoring companies in all subjects ranging from basic algebra and geometry to statistics and calculus including physics and chemistry as well. I have also tutored SAT along with many other subject tests.

I have been tutoring for eight years and have helped over a hundred students get better grades. In fact, the lowest grade any of my regular private students has received was a B+. I have helped a lot of students on their math section of the SATs. Generally speaking, my students average an increase of around 100-150 points on their math section alone. Imagine going from 550, a slightly higher than average score, to about a 700, an amazing score. I have even had one girl increase by 290 points on her math section (370 to 660). A lot of my success with students is because I sincerely enjoy helping my students learn. I take a personal interest in all of my students to make sure they understand the material and get the grades they are hoping to achieve.

I have found that the best way to tutor students is to be as open with them as possible. I try to befriend each of my students because I find that when you are friends it is easier to talk openly and figure out where the student is having issues. I have learned to be very patient with students and I never get frustrated with them even if they have trouble understanding the material and are getting frustrated themselves. I think it is this ability mixed with the fact that I know the material better than almost anyone and can therefore explain it in different ways that makes me excel as a tutor. By the end of the semester, most of my private students have told me they wished that I taught the class instead of the professor, because I make everything easy to understand. Whenever I hear this it is a very proud moment for me because it shows that I have made a difference in the understanding that the student has.

Also, as a hobby I am a triathlon coach (swim, bike, run). I used to compete for UCLA when I went to school there. I still train a lot and will hopefully be turning pro in the next couple of years.
I am 24 years old and am a graduate in mechanical engineering from UCLA. I have held multiple teaching positions. These include one-on-one and group tutoring (up to five students at a time) for my high school, my college, and multiple tutoring companies in all… Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Berkeley, CA 94709
Background Check: Passed
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"Awesome Tutor!"

- Yvonne, Danville, CA on 12/21/13
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry,
Mechanical Engineering, Physical Science, Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Fitness, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Statistics

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Algebra 2

Top of my class in Algebra 2. I have been tutoring Algebra to dozens of students over the last 6 years.


I have been tutoring calculus for over 6 years. I took Calculus I in high school and was the top of my class as well as the top in the school. I also got a 5 on the AP test. I took Calculus II and III in college and was the top of my class for each of those classes as well.


I have taught dozens of chemistry students over the past 6 years of tutoring. When I took chemistry, I was the top of my class. I have tutored chemistry for a tutoring company and for my college.

SAT Math

I have tutored different subject tests including SAT, ACT, PSAT, GMAT, GRE, and a few others for two different tutoring companies as well as privately on my own. I have had a lot of success with students. Frequently they have achieved a math score increase of over a 100 points and some have even increased by over 200 points.


I first took statistics in high school as an AP class. I was the top of my class and was one of only two in my year who got a 5 on the AP test. I then took two more statistics classes in college and was the top of my class again. I have tutored many statistics students over my six years of tutoring experience.




Awesome Tutor! — Matt did wonders to help my daughter pass her Statistics class. Matt is very patient, thorough, dependable, and he teaches with enthusiasm. We will definitely continue with Matt's tutoring services, and I highly recommend Matt for your student's tutoring needs. ...

— Yvonne, Danville, CA on 12/21/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matt will travel within 25 miles of Berkeley, CA 94709.

Background Check Status for Matt W.

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