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Matthew T.

Irvine, CA

$60/hour

Algebra to AP Calculus

5.0 average from 12 ratings
All around awesome math tutor
— Bill, Tustin, CA on 11/17/16

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Orange Coast College
Math

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Orange Coast College (Math)

About Matthew

In my 15 plus years of tutoring, I've had the pleasure of working many students from all walks of life and with a wide range of abilities. My favorite part of tutoring and helping students is being there to witness their "ah ha!" moment. The moment of true and pure understanding. The revelation that it all works, so long as they apply the right tools and concepts when solving a problem.

I had previously worked at a tutoring center, holding homework help sessions on weekday evenings and teaching full on classes on weekends complete with lectures, classwork, homework, tests and quizzes. The subjects in which I specialize are Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, PreCalculus and Calculus.

I've found that when most students struggle with new concepts it is because their foundations are weak. A student's mind is like a toolbox and the skills and concepts are the tools in that box. They must master using basic tools in order to build a birdhouse. My methods first seeks to determine what skills or concepts the student is lacking and then working to mastering those before reinforcing new concepts.

I truly enjoy tutoring and helping students. There are few things I've done that have been as rewarding.

"There's more than one way to skin a cat." Unfortunately, the one-size fits all approach to teaching that students a subjected to in school, (due to limited time and resources), leaves some students out to dry. That's where tutoring comes into play. From Algebra 1 to AP Calculus, I am able convey the concepts of the subject in different ways and from different angles, greatly increasing the chances of having the concept "stick".

I look forward to hearing from you so we can get to "skinning" these cats, and getting them to "stick".
In my 15 plus years of tutoring, I've had the pleasure of working many students from all walks of life and with a wide range of abilities. My favorite part of tutoring and helping students is being there to witness their "ah ha!" moment. The moment of true and pure understanding. The revelation that it all works, so long as they apply the right Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Irvine, CA 92618

"All around awesome math tutor"

- Bill, Tustin, CA on 11/17/16

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Algebra 1

I taught this subject for many years and can lecture entire curriculum by memory. I know of the common mistakes students make in applying many of the concepts. I can also teach tips and tricks that will facilitate mastery of the topics.

Algebra 2

I taught this subject for many years and can lecture entire curriculum by memory. I know of the common mistakes students make in applying many of the concepts. I can also teach tips and tricks that will facilitate mastery of the topics.

Calculus

I taught this subject for many years and can lecture entire curriculum by memory. I know of the common mistakes students make in applying many of the concepts. I can also teach tips and tricks that will facilitate mastery of the topics.

Geometry

I taught this subject for many years and can lecture entire curriculum by memory. I know of the common mistakes students make in applying many of the concepts. I can also teach tips and tricks that will facilitate mastery of the topics.

Precalculus

I taught this subject for many years and can lecture entire curriculum by memory. I know of the common mistakes students make in applying many of the concepts. I can also teach tips and tricks that will facilitate mastery of the topics.

Trigonometry

I taught this subject for many years and can lecture entire curriculum by memory. I know of the common mistakes students make in applying many of the concepts. I can also teach tips and tricks that will facilitate mastery of the topics.

Orange Coast College
Math

Education

Orange Coast College (Math)

All around awesome math tutor — Matthew has tutored my high school son the last two years and has done a great job. He is personable, patient and he relates well to my son which keeps my son at ease and in a better frame of mind to learn. Thank you, Matthew! ...

— Bill, Tustin, CA on 11/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 20 miles of Irvine, CA 92618.