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Matt G.

Glendale, CA

$65/hour

Duke Grad, SAT Reading/Writing and Admissions Essay Expert

Background check passed as of 10/28/14

$65/Hour


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Duke University
English

Education

Duke University (English)

About Matt

Hello,

My name is Matt. I graduated from Duke University with distinction and I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT. I have worked as a writing consultant and admissions essay editor since 2009, and I have had students admitted to every Ivy League college.

For SAT Critical Reading and Writing, I begin by assessing the student's current level with a diagnostic test. From there, I design a program uniquely suited to help each individual student meet or exceed his or her goals. I work with students on a weekly basis with a focus on areas in which they struggle, including time management and test taking strategies. My students aren't burdened with busy work. Our sessions are productive, lively and effective, and I always alter my approach according to each student's learning style.

As an essay consultant, I am happy to work with applicants at any stage in the process. I focus on helping the student craft an essay that demonstrates his or her unique perspective and voice, with an emphasis on organized, dynamic work. Strong essays can be the difference between a good application and a great one, and I offer assistance for personal statements, short answers, and scholarship materials.

Above all else, I pride myself on patience and understanding. As a graduate from a top 10 university, I know how it feels to be challenged by academics. I take a personal interest in all of my students, and I will do my best to help you achieve all of your academic goals.

I'll never forget the day I got into Duke. I was proud and honored to be accepted to such a renowned institution.

I want to you to experience that same feeling. I want you to reap the benefits of an excellent education, and I want to see you succeed.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, or if you live outside my 8 mile radius. I tutor students from all over Los Angeles, with adjustments to my rates to allow for travel time. I also work with students via Skype, and have ample experience working with students for whom English is a second language.
Hello,

My name is Matt. I graduated from Duke University with distinction and I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT. I have worked as a writing consultant and admissions
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation Policy: <12 hours notice = full charge. 12-24 hours notice= 50% charge.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Glendale, CA 91204
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, College Counseling,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Poker

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.

ACT English

I scored in the 99th percentile on my SATs and majored in English at Duke University.

Basketball

I have been paying basketball my whole life, and continue to play on a weekly basis to this day. I have been to countless basketball camps, and played briefly for the freshman team at my high school. I don't have any impressive coaching or teaching experience, but I have taught friends and family informally for years.

College Counseling

I am an admissions essay editor for a company tailored to help Chinese students gain admission to American universities. Over the years, I've become very well acquainted with the college application process thanks to my work with this company. I have worked with students on short answers, personal statements and scholarship essays, and I have helped them pick the best schools to apply to.

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently volunteer as a tutor at an after school program run by the Salvation Army in Glendale, CA. There, I work with students aged 8-14 on homework, computer skills and literacy skills. I have worked on every subject, ranging from science, to math to social studies, and I haven't found too many challenges with helping the students. I find that at this level absolute expertise in each subject area isn't absolutely necessary, as long as you can work patiently with the student to help them work through the assignment on their own. (That said, I have more than a working knowledge of the vast majority of what students this age study, and thanks to my recent experience, I'm familiar with new techniques re: the Common Core, etc.)

ESL/ESOL

I worked as a volunteer ESL instructor at the Glendale Public Library in 2015.

Poker

I was a very active poker player in college, both live and online. I've read and studied dozens of books. I won a campus poker tournament, and I was very successful in online poker (before it was shut down in America). I think it'd be a lot of fun to help someone learn to play the game with a strong understanding of its mathematical or statistical nuances.

SAT Writing

I scored in the 99th percentile on my SATs and majored in English at Duke University.

Duke University
English

Education

Duke University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation Policy: <12 hours notice = full charge. 12-24 hours notice= 50% charge.

Travel policy

Matt will travel within 10 miles of Glendale, CA 91204.