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Matthew G.

Experienced and Patient Teacher/Tutor

Experienced and Patient Teacher/Tutor

$30/hour

  • 912 hours tutoring

  • Pensacola, FL 32503

About Matthew


Bio

Hello!
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...

Hello!
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.

Formal Education:
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.

Student Types:
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.

Language Skills:
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!


Education

Auburn University
Economics
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Enrolled

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Rate details: $5/hr discounts for 1. over 3 hrs/week. 2. you/the student are willing to have a short conversation after about spiritual things.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Pensacola, FL 32503
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/27/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors in Economics and I have been able to watch that in use in real life ever since. I have also been tutoring people, specifically in Micro and Macro Economics since then.
Financial Accounting, GRE, Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Chinese,

Chinese

I lived in China for four years, where I met my wife (who is Chinese). We now live in America and communicate to each other only in Mandarin Chinese M, W, F and English T, Th, Sat to make sure we can both keep up with our language! I passed the HSK4 Level Chinese Proficiency Exam in 2015 and have continued to improve my language since then.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in ESOL. I have completed a 120-hour TESOL Certification from the International TEFL and TESOL Training Center. I have 5 years of ESL teaching in China and Thailand. From 2003 to Present, I have tutored ESL in both America and Asia.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors in Economics and I have been able to watch that in use in real life ever since. I have also been tutoring people, specifically in Micro and Macro Economics since then.
General Computer, Macroeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored many elementary students around my area in reading and math. I have passed the FTCE exam for the Florida Department of Education. I have also shadowed a 1st grade teacher for six months and am currently getting my Master's in Teaching from MidAmerican Nazarene University.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have passed the Florida General Knowledge exam for teaching elementary school. I have also been tutoring students from Elementary to High school level in Math in Pensacola.
Elementary Science, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I scored a 31 on my ACT and a 90th percentile on my GRE English section. I've been teaching English for 11 years now.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in ESOL. I have completed a 120-hour TESOL Certification from the International TEFL and TESOL Training Center. I have 5 years of ESL teaching in China and Thailand. From 2003 to Present, I have tutored ESL in both America and Asia.
IELTS,

IELTS

I taught IELTS Preparation classes to students in China for 3 years.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been teaching Reading Comprehension from 2nd Grade to Adult. I have helped regular American students who are just a little behind, people prepping for the SAT/ACT, as well as adult ESL learners.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have taught ESL for 5 years and have been tutoring in ESL for 11 years. I have helped many international students prepare for going to college in other countries. That includes preparing for the TOEFL/IELTS and the GRE.
ACT Reading, English, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have been a born-again Christian Since 2004 and during that time I have taught the bible dozens of people. I have studied extensively through Philippians, Matthew, and Job. I enjoy helping people understand the basic ideas in the bible and the relationship between God and man.
American History, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored many elementary students around my area in reading and math. I have passed the FTCE exam for the Florida Department of Education. I have also shadowed a 1st grade teacher for six months and am currently getting my Master's in Teaching from MidAmerican Nazarene University.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in ESOL. I have completed a 120-hour TESOL Certification from the International TEFL and TESOL Training Center. I have 5 years of ESL teaching in China and Thailand. From 2003 to Present, I have tutored ESL in both America and Asia.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have worked with Geometry in my own life since High School and have spent a lot of time working with Geometry students both in person and online. I enjoy helping students who are struggling find the meaning behind Geometry and the secret to using it and understanding it.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors in Economics and I have been able to watch that in use in real life ever since. I have also been tutoring people, specifically in Micro and Macro Economics since then.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been teaching Reading Comprehension from 2nd Grade to Adult. I have helped regular American students who are just a little behind, people prepping for the SAT/ACT, as well as adult ESL learners.
Algebra 1, English, Macroeconomics, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Language

Chinese,

Chinese

I lived in China for four years, where I met my wife (who is Chinese). We now live in America and communicate to each other only in Mandarin Chinese M, W, F and English T, Th, Sat to make sure we can both keep up with our language! I passed the HSK4 Level Chinese Proficiency Exam in 2015 and have continued to improve my language since then.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in ESOL. I have completed a 120-hour TESOL Certification from the International TEFL and TESOL Training Center. I have 5 years of ESL teaching in China and Thailand. From 2003 to Present, I have tutored ESL in both America and Asia.
IELTS,

IELTS

I taught IELTS Preparation classes to students in China for 3 years.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have taught ESL for 5 years and have been tutoring in ESL for 11 years. I have helped many international students prepare for going to college in other countries. That includes preparing for the TOEFL/IELTS and the GRE.

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

I have worked with Geometry in my own life since High School and have spent a lot of time working with Geometry students both in person and online. I enjoy helping students who are struggling find the meaning behind Geometry and the secret to using it and understanding it.
Algebra 1, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored many elementary students around my area in reading and math. I have passed the FTCE exam for the Florida Department of Education. I have also shadowed a 1st grade teacher for six months and am currently getting my Master's in Teaching from MidAmerican Nazarene University.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in ESOL. I have completed a 120-hour TESOL Certification from the International TEFL and TESOL Training Center. I have 5 years of ESL teaching in China and Thailand. From 2003 to Present, I have tutored ESL in both America and Asia.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have worked with Geometry in my own life since High School and have spent a lot of time working with Geometry students both in person and online. I enjoy helping students who are struggling find the meaning behind Geometry and the secret to using it and understanding it.
Algebra 1, English, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have been a born-again Christian Since 2004 and during that time I have taught the bible dozens of people. I have studied extensively through Philippians, Matthew, and Job. I enjoy helping people understand the basic ideas in the bible and the relationship between God and man.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in ESOL. I have completed a 120-hour TESOL Certification from the International TEFL and TESOL Training Center. I have 5 years of ESL teaching in China and Thailand. From 2003 to Present, I have tutored ESL in both America and Asia.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors in Economics and I have been able to watch that in use in real life ever since. I have also been tutoring people, specifically in Micro and Macro Economics since then.
Macroeconomics

Science

Physical Science, Physics

Sports/Recreation

Basketball,

Basketball

I have played basketball since I was 8. I also helped younger players understand the game better.
Track & Field,

Track & Field

I ran Track and Field during high school. I made the track and field team at Auburn University as a Dec-athlete.
Volleyball

Volleyball

I have played Volleyball since I was in elementary school. I continue to play nowadays with my local adult leagues. I am able to teach bumping, setting, spiking, and overhand/underhand serves.

Summer

Chinese,

Chinese

I lived in China for four years, where I met my wife (who is Chinese). We now live in America and communicate to each other only in Mandarin Chinese M, W, F and English T, Th, Sat to make sure we can both keep up with our language! I passed the HSK4 Level Chinese Proficiency Exam in 2015 and have continued to improve my language since then.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored many elementary students around my area in reading and math. I have passed the FTCE exam for the Florida Department of Education. I have also shadowed a 1st grade teacher for six months and am currently getting my Master's in Teaching from MidAmerican Nazarene University.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in ESOL. I have completed a 120-hour TESOL Certification from the International TEFL and TESOL Training Center. I have 5 years of ESL teaching in China and Thailand. From 2003 to Present, I have tutored ESL in both America and Asia.
GED,

GED

I have graduated from high school and college so I have a good knowledge of the topics on the GED. I have achieved a 31 on the ACT. I have also helped many students on the ASVAB and GED.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have worked with Geometry in my own life since High School and have spent a lot of time working with Geometry students both in person and online. I enjoy helping students who are struggling find the meaning behind Geometry and the secret to using it and understanding it.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors in Economics and I have been able to watch that in use in real life ever since. I have also been tutoring people, specifically in Micro and Macro Economics since then.
Algebra 1, Macroeconomics, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I scored a 31 on my ACT and a 90th percentile on my GRE English section. I've been teaching English for 11 years now.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

I have studied the subjects on the AFOQT and had no problem earning high scores on the same types of questions on the SAT and ACT. I have tutored people taking standardized tests like this one since 2013.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I studied through all the topics on the ASVAB during my schooling and have been tutoring students in the ASVAB since 2016. I have spent the most time helping students with English and Math so the reasoning/mathematics/vocabulary/reading sections are my focus but I can tutor all of the parts of it. I also have a number of practice tests I use to evaluate and focus the student's studying.
GED,

GED

I have graduated from high school and college so I have a good knowledge of the topics on the GED. I have achieved a 31 on the ACT. I have also helped many students on the ASVAB and GED.
IELTS,

IELTS

I taught IELTS Preparation classes to students in China for 3 years.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have studied all the subjects on the ISEE exams from the lowest to the highest level. I have tutored students in the past in the ISEE also and helped them pass the test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been teaching Reading Comprehension from 2nd Grade to Adult. I have helped regular American students who are just a little behind, people prepping for the SAT/ACT, as well as adult ESL learners.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have taught ESL for 5 years and have been tutoring in ESL for 11 years. I have helped many international students prepare for going to college in other countries. That includes preparing for the TOEFL/IELTS and the GRE.
ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very knowledgeable and laid back in his approach

Matthew's teaching style showed that he was knowledgeable with the subject matter but he was laid back so my daughter felt very comfortable with him and was more engaged in the process. He explained the material in a way she could understand. Geometry doesn't seem to be this impossible hurdle. We look forward to working with Matthew in the future.

Tracey, 8 lessons with Matthew

excellent tutor

He is very friendly. He has sufficient knowledge to assist my daughter. He is very patient and explains very well to her. He encourages my daughter to do something which can achieve success in her test.

Lisa , 5 lessons with Matthew

I passed my asvab in less than a few short months of tutoring

He didn't pause for questions that had nothing to do with what I wanted I felt heard and he repeated everything until I felt clear and comfortable with the subject in any practice test it was visibly noticeable how much I had progressed in every subject.. I'm very happy and. I achieved my goal thanks to his patients

Raquel, 8 lessons with Matthew

Matt is very helpful!

I have a pretty lofty goal of how much Mandarin I want to learn in a few months. Matthew sets proper expectations and keeps me accountable for daily goals in order to achieve the tough goal. He gives me good pointers along the way and is flexible when I need it.

Michael, 11 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, 2 lessons 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, 35 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
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