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Matthew M.

Northwestern Law Grad - LSAT (173, 99th%) - Personalized Lessons!

Northwestern Law Grad - LSAT (173, 99th%) - Personalized Lessons!

$145/hour

  • 621 hours tutoring

About Matthew


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I was born in South Florida, but my work and family have taken me to sunny Long Beach, California. I attended Northwestern University for both undergraduate and law school and hold a B.A. and a J.D. from the institution. I lived in Italy for two years and worked as a tutor and teacher while living there. After returning from Italy, I consistently maintained a steady stream of students regardless of my obligations.

Tutoring has always brought me tremendous joy, and I have noticed an...

I was born in South Florida, but my work and family have taken me to sunny Long Beach, California. I attended Northwestern University for both undergraduate and law school and hold a B.A. and a J.D. from the institution. I lived in Italy for two years and worked as a tutor and teacher while living there. After returning from Italy, I consistently maintained a steady stream of students regardless of my obligations.

Tutoring has always brought me tremendous joy, and I have noticed an exponential growth in the students that apply themselves to my lessons. The experience has provided me countless opportunities to engage in novel perspectives and renewed my interest in whatever material the lesson focuses on. On Wyzant's platform, I hope that we can connect and improve whatever subject that you want to improve!

I have primarily taught the LSAT and have a multitude of satisfied students that I still keep in touch with. My score on the LSAT was a 173, and my understanding of the material (especially the logic puzzles) is exemplary. The LSAT has been the focus of my tutoring in the last several years, and helping students make their dreams of becoming a lawyer come true is my greatest joy.

Chess is a game of study and learning as much as innate ability. I have great strength in breaking down your games and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of players. I have an ELO rating of 1650 on Chess.com for Rapid Chess and above 1600 for Blitz chess. I really want to share my passion with new students who want to improve.

All questions concerning lessons are welcome! I am available most days to set up appointments, and I really hope that I can speak to you all soon! Thanks!


Education

Northwestern University
History
Northwestern Pritzer School of Law
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $145
  • Rate details: Chess rates are $45 an hour due to my desire to teach the subject and my passion for the material.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Chess

Chess

I've been a tutor in a number of subjects for the majority of my life, and I believe I can transfer this knowledge to my love of chess.I have played 15000 puzzles (puzzle rating of 2222) and 3000+ games. I may not be a grandmaster, but I believe that I can bring a patient and incisive perspective to this game.

Test Preparation

LSAT

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Patient and Caring

We're practicing speed on logic games and reasoning. The LSAT is definitely at another level, but with dedication, persistence, practice, and having the proper support system the LSAT is achievable. Thanks Matt looking forward to our next session.

Andres, 2 lessons with Matthew

Excellent, friendly, sincere

First visit. Set up plan for my son for the next 2 months. Looking for to more visits. Planning on virtual visit next time. First visit was in person. Great dog too!

Thomas, 3 lessons with Matthew

Patient and encouraging tutor!

I’ve had around 3 going on 4 lessons with Matt and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each session! He is able to give helpful tips and tricks and works with you to improve each time. Especially for a student like me who loathes analytical games, he makes the experience less painful!

Allison, 5 lessons with Matthew

Very patient and understanding!

I’m currently struggling with logic games but Matt has been so patient and understanding with me during our tutoring sessions. With his help and continued practice on my own, I believe that logic games will finally be able to “click” for me.

Ogochukwu, 7 lessons with Matthew

I’m happy I chose him

Matthew is absolutely great. As someone who is thoroughly indecisive and takes at least months if not years to make big decisions (as I spend lots of time researching pros/cons/reviews/ etc.) I can say with confidence that I made the right choice and that Matthew is 1000% the right tutor for anyone looking to learn, understand and gain insight into the LSAT process. (If you are looking for someone who is only great in name/title such as those who are Harvard law professors and 85 years old and charge 300-600$ per hour with a haughty and arrogant demeanor then Matthew would NOT be for you.) BUT if you’re looking for intelligence, someone who truly cares about your success on the LSAT, down to earth and goes the extra mile — all of which are reflected in tangible increases in your scores — then Matthew is your guy. For some he may be a bit pricey at close to 100$/ hr but it is completely warranted and it’s not a one sided investment. You invest in him and he invests twice as much in you. Also I appreciate his flexibility and empathy as someone who has lots of health/personal issues and often needs leeway in scheduling. You’ll find Matthew’s schedule is always relatively full and it’s only further indicative of his desirability as a tutor. And yet he still makes time — even in between lessons and I have NEVER felt that I’ve gotten less than 100% of his effort just because of the amount of students he tutors. (This is something I am particularly weary of when I book someone for anything* not just tutoring.) If it is not clear by now, TLDR book Matthew he is really quite phenomenal and professional as a person and a tutor. — someone who does not give out compliments easily

Emma, 19 lessons with Matthew

Fantastic Guider!

Matthew is very easy to work with! I found him to be encouraging, empathetic, knowledgeable, patient, and understanding! He makes difficult tasks better to understand and he develops approaches that make sense.

Mj, 1 lesson with Matthew

Great teacher

For lack of better terms Matt has the “cheat codes” for the LSAT. Excited for my retake and continuing to work with him!

Daniel, 8 lessons with Matthew

Smart, encouraging, and knowledgeable Tutor!

I knew Matthew was the right tutor for me as soon as we spoke on the phone. He brings a unique aspect to the tutoring world and it's obvious how much passion he has for helping young aspiring lawyers like myself. If I get things wrong, he shows new strategies and approaches to questions and has helped me improve significantly in our lessons so far. I can't wait to learn more from him!

Bryanna, 20 lessons with Matthew

Personable and Skilled LSAT Tutor

I took 4 sessions with Matthew over a month to improve my abilities on the LSAT logic games. I would definitely recommend him as a tutor. Not only is he clearly skilled at doing the games himself, but is great at teaching them as well. Matthew is personable and (as other reviewers have said) is great at adapting to your strengths and weaknesses. He adeptly balances encouragement with challenge. I am walking away from these lessons with useful tips and strategies, but also with an idea of what I can continue to work on by myself.

Taylor, 4 lessons with Matthew
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$145/hour

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Response time: 8 minutes