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Matthew K.

Effective Lit & Comp Teacher, AP/SAT/ACT Test Prep, Essay Proofs

Effective Lit & Comp Teacher, AP/SAT/ACT Test Prep, Essay Proofs

$75/hour

  • 35 hours tutoring

  • Chicago, IL 60634

About Matthew


Bio

As an educator of 15 years, I believe strongly in the power of knowledge and education, and I seek to instill in my students the same ardor and desire to learn more as they progress through their lives. I became a teacher because I love observing the "Ah ha" moments with students when they learn to analyze, process, and comment on thoughts and information they take away from literary texts such as poetry, short stories, and novels or works of philosophy and literary theory and criticism. ...

As an educator of 15 years, I believe strongly in the power of knowledge and education, and I seek to instill in my students the same ardor and desire to learn more as they progress through their lives. I became a teacher because I love observing the "Ah ha" moments with students when they learn to analyze, process, and comment on thoughts and information they take away from literary texts such as poetry, short stories, and novels or works of philosophy and literary theory and criticism.

There also is a real joy when I can help students express themselves not only verbally but also through their writing about text or the world around them. My approach to teaching and tutoring is conversational; a strong dialogue helps me to gauge where you are in terms of comprehension and analysis, and it allows us to work through issues in reading, writing, and interpretation.

Throughout the past 12 years, I have helped hundreds of students achieve their goals in my own classroom and tutoring through a variety of subjects, ranging from American and British Literature, to AP English Literature and/or Language and Composition, to Composition, to Phenomenology and Existentialism, to Psychoanalysis and Literature, to World Mythologies.

I've successfully taught students in grades 7-12 as well as students at the undergraduate level. I've work with, inspired, and helped students from ages 13-65 succeed in achieving their goals and sharpening their critical thinking skills. Observing students in the learning process as they read texts that they may not otherwise be exposed to and how these texts engage students' critical thinking and analytical skills are a few of the personal rewards I have experienced through the years as I cultivate a love of learning as a way of life within my students. I have also helped students achieve their goals in attending colleges and universities of their choice through my skill in helping students develop their writing and articulating their thoughts clearly, concisely, and expressively.

One of the most important things that I want you to know about me is that I pride myself in learning how students think. I make it a priority to understand what students know, what they need to know, and their approach to comprehension and understanding. It is essential for progress to continue an open dialogue where students can voice their questions, concerns, and articulate their thoughts. I am very relatable, adaptable, and dependable when it comes to helping students discover their talents when reading, analyzing, or writing about literature.

I have a reputation for being straight-forward with my commentary and advice; so much so that I have students well into their undergraduate and graduate careers that consistently send me essays and other writings to proofread and critique. I try to be as practical as I can with students when discussing texts and generating ideas. I like to work with students so that they gain a strong understanding of what they do and, more importantly, why they do what they do within the context of the classroom. I have consistent high Advanced Placement scores, am a reader for several national and state standardized examinations, including the AP English Language and Composition exam, and I have helped students raise their verbal scores on both the SATs and ACTs throughout my career as and English and Philosophy instructor.

My goal for each session is to help students understand their material more readily and easily as well as understand how they learn as academics. I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope to work with you in reaching your academic goals and achieving success in your course of study.


Education

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylavania
English
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylavania
MEd
Harpur College, The State University of New York at Binghamton
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: My rate is $75 per student per hour. If there are more than two students, I charge $50 per student per hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/3/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Political Science

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

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English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

ESL/ESOL, GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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$75/hour

Matthew K.

$75/hour

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