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Windham, CT

$60/hour

Writing and Study Skills Tutor

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The University of St. Andrews, UK
General Studies
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Master's
University of Sheffield, UK
Master's

Education

The University of St. Andrews, UK (General Studies)

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT (Master's)

University of Sheffield, UK (Master's)

About Matthew

Matthew is a seasoned educator with global experience. He began teaching twenty years ago at a small college in central China and has since worked for the New York State Board of Education, Colby-Sawyer College, Hesser College, Granite State College, the University of New Hampshire, Cardigan Mountain School, South Kent School, and the Oita Prefectural Board of Education in Japan. His passion for teaching and learning has propelled him twice around the world and through all fifty states.

Matthew’s appetite for education revealed itself while he was still a teenager. After his junior year of high school, he enrolled at Bard College. Yearning for even broader frontiers, he transferred to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he completed his degree and traveled throughout Europe. Fascinated by direct contact with other cultures, he accepted a teaching post in Zhengzhou, China, after graduation.

After working in China and Russia, he returned to his hometown in the Hudson Valley, where he started a family and worked for the New York State Board of Education. A few years later, he and his wife relocated to Oita, Japan, with their two young children. He spent three years teaching English at a Japanese high school while earning a graduate degree in Japanese through the University of Sheffield.

Matthew holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University, and his writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Minimus, Kaleidoscope, and Mason’s Road, as well as in three anthologies: Defining Moments, Lost and Found, and Now What?: The Creative Writer’s Guide to Success After the MFA.

Matthew is a seasoned educator with global experience. He began teaching twenty years ago at a small college in central China and has since worked for the New York State Board of Education, Colby-Sawyer College, Hesser College, Granite State College, the University of New Hampshire, Cardigan Mountain School, South Kent School, and the Oita Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 23 miles of Windham, CT 06280
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
Art:
Drawing
English:
English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Language:
Japanese,
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Dyslexia, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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.

English

MFA degree in Creative Writing from Fairfield University

Japanese

I have an M.A. in Japanese Language and Society.

Study Skills

I taught a course called "Reading and Study Skills" at Cardigan Mountain School. I have tutored students needing help with study skills in the past. Part of my work for Educational Talent Search at the University of New Hampshire involved teaching study skills and organizational skills. I have worked as a teacher for fifteen years, often helping students improve their study skills.

Writing

I have an MFA in Creative Writing.

The University of St. Andrews, UK
General Studies
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Master's
University of Sheffield, UK
Master's

Education

The University of St. Andrews, UK (General Studies)

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT (Master's)

University of Sheffield, UK (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 23 miles of Windham, CT 06280.