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Matthew T.

Littleton, CO

$35/hour

Passionate about math-wanting to see people succeed in their goals!

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/28/16
5.0 average from 11 ratings
Great tutor
— Jodey, Littleton, CO on 5/5/16

$35/Hour


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Virginia Tech
Bachelors in Civil Engineering
California State Dominguez Hills
Other

Education

Virginia Tech (Bachelors in Civil Engineering)

California State Dominguez Hills (Other)

About Matthew

I have worked in various fields including Engineering, Math education, Non-Profit Career Counseling, and currently private education. Out of college, I first worked as a Civil Engineer for several years and at night I tutored at a Mathnasium Learning Center to keep my math skills fresh. I felt that I wanted to be in a position to directly help people more, so I went back to school for a one year program to obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics. Once finished, I taught 8th grade Algebra to "at risk" students for a year and the year after I tutored elementary students in Pre-Algebra and Elementary Math.

As the teaching industry was volatile in California, I transitioned to the non-profit world to work with adults in a career coaching capacity. Again, I tutored adults for several years who were taking a Bank Training program. This again allowed me to keep my math skills fresh while being in a different industry. I then moved to Denver and got a job with a private technical college helping graduates through the job search process and again math tutoring in Algebra and Contemporary Math. I enjoy tutoring because I like helping people and I really like math because there is always an answer to a problem-sometimes several ways to get it! And seeing someone have that light bulb moment brings a joy with it that is awesome to witness. I am proud to be a math tutor!

As a teacher at heart, I bring a passion and drive to help others succeed. I put an emphasis on being patient because it is valuable, especially in a one on one tutoring relationship. I make every effort to put myself in the other person's shoes to really try to understand the train of thought and thinking process. This allows me to best provide instruction and help it make sense. I consider myself a lifelong learner and push my students to seek that out themselves.

Thank you for reading my profile and considering me as your math tutor. I bring a positive and welcoming attitude to each session that makes it fun and enjoyable (yes it's possible!). Please schedule appointment with me now so we can get you started on the path to learning!!
I have worked in various fields including Engineering, Math education, Non-Profit Career Counseling, and currently private education. Out of college, I first worked as a Civil Engineer for several years and at night I tutored at a Mathnasium Learning Center to keep my math skills fresh. I felt that I wanted to be in a position to directly help Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Littleton, CO 80123
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor"

- Jodey, Littleton, CO on 5/5/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Algebra 1

Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics from California State Dominguez Hills. Able to teach up to Pre-calculus.

Undergraduate Degree-Bachelors in Science in Civil Engineering.

In addition I have taught Algebra 1 and tutored other various math subjects over a several year period.

I tutored at Mathnasium Learning Centers, School on Wheels for Homeless youth, and Bank training programs.

Algebra 2

I have good knowledge of Algebra 2 from engineering school and tutoring over the years.

Virginia Tech
Bachelors in Civil Engineering
California State Dominguez Hills
Other

Education

Virginia Tech (Bachelors in Civil Engineering)

California State Dominguez Hills (Other)

Great tutor

My daughter has been working with Matthew for 3 weeks on Algebra 1. Her last test was a 94%. She has not had that all year. Reliable, on time, explains things on her level(she's a freshman). Will continue to use him!

— Jodey, Littleton, CO on 5/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 7 miles of Littleton, CO 80123.