Experienced and Patient Teacher/Tutor
Experienced and Patient Teacher/Tutor
My name is Matthew, I've been tutoring students since my time in college, starting in 2003. After college I lived in China(4 years) and Thailand(2 years) where I taught students English and learned their languages and cultures. I love to help students through tutoring because it allows me the ability to see students advance in their skills and confidence. In the past 3 years I have expanded my tutoring to include subjects from Elementary to the GRE as I began doing this full...
My name is Matthew, I've been tutoring students since my time in college, starting in 2003. After college I lived in China(4 years) and Thailand(2 years) where I taught students English and learned their languages and cultures. I love to help students through tutoring because it allows me the ability to see students advance in their skills and confidence. In the past 3 years I have expanded my tutoring to include subjects from Elementary to the GRE as I began doing this full time. I have helped dozens of students pass their standardized tests and even more students get through painful classes. I am a born-again Christian and I'm happy to share the good news, I do this in the form of a $5/hour discount if students want to talk for 10 minutes about it after a session.
I am currently enrolled at the MidAmerican Nazarene University where I'm studying ESOL. I graduated with a Bachelors in Economics from Auburn University. Throughout that time I took a large number of Mathematics, Science, and Reasoning classes. This has equipped me with the knowledge needed to teach practically every class from K-8, every math and science class from high school and most other classes for high school students.
I enjoy tutoring students from Kindergarten all the way up to older adults as the thing that gives me joy is finding ways to help each individual student learn and then using that to watch them grow in the skills they are attempting to improve. I find there are common threads of needs and wants woven among every person that, if plucked, make teaching and learning easier.
I lived in China and learned Chinese for 4 years and reached the HSK4 level. My wife is also Chinese and Mandarin Chinese is the only language we speak to each other 3 days a week(the other 4 being English).
I lived in Thailand for 1 year and learned Thai during my time there. I will have no problem teaching elementary level Thai and survival skills Thai for tourists or those interested in beginning the language.
Experience and Certifications:
1. 12-hour TESL Certificate - October 2008
2. 120-hour TESOL Certificate - November 2016
3. Certification: Leading Change: Go Beyond Gamification with Gameful Learning from University of Michigan. - October 2017
4. Teaching experience in ESL since 2008
5. Tutoring in ESL/Math/Chinese/Reading/History/Economics since 2003
6. I have been a Christian for 10 years and have studied extensively through Philippians, Matthew, and Job.
Currently Working On:
1. Masters of TESOL from MidAmerican Nazarene University Finishing Summer 2019
2. Spanish and Arabic language beginner
I'll be happy to talk about any of these subjects as well as any sports you would like to learn. Please send me a message anytime!
Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful tutor
English as a second language is difficult, but Matt makes it seem effortless. Would recommend to anyone learning about the language or culture.Greg, 29 lessons with Matthew
Mandarin Training was great
Mathew has a great understanding of tones and the Mandarin language. A pleasure too work with. He is very professional and did a great job with multiple people on a conference call. He also followed up with materials to help us. Awesome.Zoltan, 1 lesson with Matthew
Knowledgeable and patient tutor! Excellent!
He was very kind and patient and he answered every question I had in a way that was very easy for me to understand. He explained the problems to me in a way that was easy for me to comprehend and flexible with timing!Jamie, 3 lessons with Matthew
You will only need one lesson to know you got a good deal.
Instead of wondering whether I am speaking properly I am corrected and assured of proper pronunciation and tone. Just what we all need. There is plenty that I do not know and no one is more qualified than Matt to help me get where I want to go with Mandarin.Catherine, 11 lessons with Matthew
Got me back on track
Matthew is always so patient with allowing me ample time to comprehend the material no matter how many times we have to repeat a lesson. It is evident that he cares about the success of others. Awesome tutor and a saving grace for me in Macro and micro economics.Raveen, 10 lessons with Matthew
Flexible, responsive, great 1st Wyzant experience
This is my first experience with Wyzant, definitely content with how Matthew conducted our first interaction over Hangouts. Since I did not fit the traditional mold of learning the language (not for academic or travel purposes), Matthew has been willing to adjust the experience based on my needs. Looking forward to continue to my 2nd lesson!Brandon, 1 lesson with Matthew
Great First Class
It's my first class with Mr.Matthew today,he is very good English teacher,he help me did my study program and gave me more suggestion about study English things.Jinyu, 2 lessons with Matthew
Patient and nice tutor
He explains things really well and make sure I understand everything. He also makes the examples easy and clear. He makes my day because my college professor is hard to understand. He is really good! Just take him.Jiahui(Lorraine), 1 lesson with Matthew
Instead of rushing through everything we took the problems and worked with through different scenarios. It only took two hours to really understand a few basics and he also sent homework to help hone in on skills that are needed, but they are relevant to how we solved the other problems.Savannah, 4 lessons with Matthew
Knowledgeable and patient tutor!
Matthew is helping with Math and Reading! My 10 year old is always excited and and is finding his reading more enjoyable. Very patient and amazing teaching techniques.Gwendolyn, 2 lessons with Matthew
Response time: 50 minutes