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Matthew Y.

Sarasota, FL

$32/hour

Newlywed Stepfather Discovers He Loves Helping Kids

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Indiana University
Bachelor of Science

Education

Indiana University (Bachelor of Science)

About Matthew

Although I earned my BS in Secondary Education from Indiana University in 1996, I chose not to pursue a teaching career. During my student teaching, I realized I didn't have the passion for it that I thought I did.

Now, after a career in the home medical equipment field, a second degree in broadcasting, and newly married with four children, ages 3 to 10, I feel I'm finally ready to teach. Helping my kids with their homework has rekindled that desire, and I realized tutoring is the perfect outlet for it while still being able to work my job as a news reporter.

I'm excited to get started. I feel my like my education background, my years spent training people to use medical equipment, and my reporter's writing skills are tools that will help make me an excellent tutor.

My BS in Secondary Education coursework focused on English as a subject matter. I took many hours of literature through the English Department as well as grammar through the School of Education.

My experience as a reporter writing news for radio and TV adds to my knowledge and skill set in written communication. Also, reporter's are curious folks; we love to learn. I think that attitude cam be contagious.

I hope to hear from students of all ages who are needing help in English, Literature, or Writing classes. I wasn't much of a reader when I was your ages, so I understand if you don't find it exciting. My goal is to make it interesting enough that subject matter sinks in. And, who knows, eventually you may pick up a book, or sit down to write a poem or short story, on your own. Because you enjoy it. That's how it happened for me.
Although I earned my BS in Secondary Education from Indiana University in 1996, I chose not to pursue a teaching career. During my student teaching, I realized I didn't have the passion for it that I thought I did.

Now, after a career in the home medical equipment field, a second degree in broadcasting, and newly married with four
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Sarasota, FL 34243
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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English

I earned a BS in Secondary Education from Indiana University. My subject focus was English and Literature.

Recently, I went back to school to earn an Associates Degree in Broadcasting.

I have been writing content for radio and television for two years now. Writing within the time limits of broadcast news (most stories are slotted for 30 to 45 seconds) has helped me hone my skills. I have become more concise and focused as a result.

I do need to tell you that I didn't use my education degree. There were different factors at play at that time in my life. As I've gotten older, I have wondered what kind of teacher I would have made if different choices had been made. Now that I'm a little wiser (hopefully!) I feel I am capable of sharing what I learned at IU and in living life since those days.

Writing

My writing experience includes being a reporter for WVUB/WVUT in Vincennes, IN. and a reporter for SNN, Sarasota, FL

Indiana University
Bachelor of Science

Education

Indiana University (Bachelor of Science)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $32.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 30 miles of Sarasota, FL 34243.