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
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
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 patientsRaquel, 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
Response time: 55 minutes