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Matthew M.

The Alchemist--Helping you understand the language of learning

The Alchemist--Helping you understand the language of learning

$65/hour

  • 2,685 hours tutoring

  • Streamwood, IL 60107

"Great tutor, highly recommend him!"

LLora, 41 lessons with Matthew

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About Matthew


Bio

Looking to really excel in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Philosophy, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, Biochemistry, Writing, or the ACT? Come to the alchemist who will help you understand the language each of these disciplines speaks. In many cases, students fail to achieve the grades they're looking for because the material being presented to them appears to be in a different language.

As a professional tutor, it is my goal to understand where the language barrier is in a topic...

Looking to really excel in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Philosophy, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, Biochemistry, Writing, or the ACT? Come to the alchemist who will help you understand the language each of these disciplines speaks. In many cases, students fail to achieve the grades they're looking for because the material being presented to them appears to be in a different language.

As a professional tutor, it is my goal to understand where the language barrier is in a topic and help you/your child overcome that barrier. My philosophy is to break down complex concepts into digestible chunks that allow the student to build confidence and excel towards their goals. I first began my journey helping others in college when I realized that I had a strong work ethic that allowed me to teach myself even if the material presented in class was inadequate. I often found myself mentoring colleagues through Chemistry classes, Philosophy classes, Spanish classes, and Biological sciences. Since I obtained degrees in both Spanish Languages and Literature and Chemistry with an Emphasis in Biochemistry, I have explored various complex topics and gave me insights to help students be successful. I also minored in Asian Studies.

After graduating from Loyola University, I began tutoring in ACT Math/Science at Huntington Learning Center in Elgin. I took pleasure in helping students understand concepts and succeed. My best students are those that desire to learn and I seek to cultivate that attitude of growth and learning through a zest and enthusiasm for learning. Eventually, I began teaching ACT Reading/English, began to teach math and reading to all ages, and eventually became a sought after subject tutor. Later, I would become Exam Prep Coordinator and Managing Director of the Learning Center.

However, my next venture was being involved in the martial arts where I learned goal-setting skills, the importance of building student's confidence, and how to motivate students. Although I took a step back from tutoring for several years, I began to take on several students in Calculus, Reading, and Geometry. I am now excited to use my skills to help people succeed to the next level of their life through assisting them through tutoring again!


Education

Loyola University Chicago
Biochemistry,Spanish

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Streamwood, IL 60107
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/22/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Matthew hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

During college, I double majored in Biochemistry and Spanish--all while minoring in Asian Studies. This experience taught me how to develop excellent study skills including: organization, time management, note-taking, and goal setting. I always assisted fellow students to help them enhance their studying skills. I have tutored for over eight years in varying capacities (student-student, at a corporate center, and independently) and study skills has always been a vital component of my tutoring process.
Elementary Math

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry, was an ACT Math/Science Tutor at Huntington, and have been a Private Tutor in Prealgebra through Calculus.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tutored many other students to Pre-Calculus Success.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

During college, I double majored in Biochemistry and Spanish--all while minoring in Asian Studies. This experience taught me how to develop excellent study skills including: organization, time management, note-taking, and goal setting. I always assisted fellow students to help them enhance their studying skills. I have tutored for over eight years in varying capacities (student-student, at a corporate center, and independently) and study skills has always been a vital component of my tutoring process.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Spanish, Writing

Language

Spanish

Math

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry, was an ACT Math/Science Tutor at Huntington, and have been a Private Tutor in Prealgebra through Calculus.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tutored many other students to Pre-Calculus Success.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry, was an ACT Math/Science Tutor at Huntington, and have been a Private Tutor in Prealgebra through Calculus.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tutored many other students to Pre-Calculus Success.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

During college, I double majored in Biochemistry and Spanish--all while minoring in Asian Studies. This experience taught me how to develop excellent study skills including: organization, time management, note-taking, and goal setting. I always assisted fellow students to help them enhance their studying skills. I have tutored for over eight years in varying capacities (student-student, at a corporate center, and independently) and study skills has always been a vital component of my tutoring process.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Spanish, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

During college, I double majored in Biochemistry and Spanish--all while minoring in Asian Studies. This experience taught me how to develop excellent study skills including: organization, time management, note-taking, and goal setting. I always assisted fellow students to help them enhance their studying skills. I have tutored for over eight years in varying capacities (student-student, at a corporate center, and independently) and study skills has always been a vital component of my tutoring process.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have been an ACT Science Tutor at a learning center, Former Exam Prep Coordinator at a learning center, and have privately tutored ACT/SAT success hat has unlocked scholarship offers ranging from 40k-158k!
Biology, Chemistry

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

During college, I double majored in Biochemistry and Spanish--all while minoring in Asian Studies. This experience taught me how to develop excellent study skills including: organization, time management, note-taking, and goal setting. I always assisted fellow students to help them enhance their studying skills. I have tutored for over eight years in varying capacities (student-student, at a corporate center, and independently) and study skills has always been a vital component of my tutoring process.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

During college, I double majored in Biochemistry and Spanish--all while minoring in Asian Studies. This experience taught me how to develop excellent study skills including: organization, time management, note-taking, and goal setting. I always assisted fellow students to help them enhance their studying skills. I have tutored for over eight years in varying capacities (student-student, at a corporate center, and independently) and study skills has always been a vital component of my tutoring process.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Spanish, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have been an ACT Science Tutor at a learning center, Former Exam Prep Coordinator at a learning center, and have privately tutored ACT/SAT success hat has unlocked scholarship offers ranging from 40k-158k!
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (938 ratings)
5 star
(904)
4 star
(30)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Makes Calculus So Much Easier

I am taking Calculus online and I recently started meeting with Matthew on a regular basis. He is great at breaking down difficult concepts into understandable words and has made my class so much more enjoyable because I no longer feel overwhelmed.

Ellee, 5 lessons with Matthew

Knowledgable and reliable teacher

Matthew is a wonderful tutor! He shows up on time and really seems to have a vested interest in helping to improve my teenagers ACT score. He is patient and knowledgable on all subjects. I would have no problem recommending him for tutoring in either ACT or SAT prep.

Beth, 31 lessons with Matthew

Goes above and beyond

Matthew worked with my son reviewing for his Math final and went above and beyond, following through with my son after the lesson to make sure he understood topics that didn't fit into the session, provided videos and diagrams to ensure my son knew how to complete the review exercises to be ready for his final. Thank you, Matthew!

Hania, 27 lessons with Matthew

Very Knowledgeable

My son does not want to work w a tutor but after his first lesson w Matthew, he is looking forward to working w him again. According to my son, “he is really good in Math” (which was the subject he needed help for)

Sheila, 11 lessons with Matthew

Knowledgeable and Flexible

Very accommodating. He taught my daughter naming compounds and was very patient. Since it was a same day popup, we did online. My daughter, although thought Matthew was great, is probably not a great fit for the online tutoring. It was our first experience doing online and I didn't prepare properly so it's important to take into consideration. It's more me than you...lol

Sonja, 1 lesson with Matthew

Knowledgeable about Chemistry

He took the time to learn of my son's specific needs for this urgent tutoring session, then went to work getting my son through most of the material to be prepared for test. We don 't have the test results but my son felt a lot more prepared. He also took the time later that evening to summarize what they did so the next tutor (he was leaving town) could jump right in and finish prepping him for the test.

Lisa, 1 lesson with Matthew

Passion

Matthew really cares about these kids he's tutoring and it shows. He's stays an extra hour to make sure my son is prepared for a test properly. I have found many good tutors on Wyzant but Matthew is exceptional.

Ed, 4 lessons with Matthew

Great tutor and very patient.

Matt is very good with communications and scheduling. He is very good during the lessons and concentrates on areas of weakness. Matt also sends links to practice tests and gives homework to review during the session. I would strongly recommend Matthew.

Patrick, 7 lessons with Matthew

Stimulating my son's brain

Matthew is an awesome tutor who can stimulate a student's curiosity and enthusiasm about Chemistry and heighten the level of understanding on a topic by connecting a text and real life examples together. My son respects him for his knowledge on Chemistry and loves clear explanations on questions. Most of all, my son mentioned Matt's lesson is one of those lessons he never looks at the clock to see how much more to go.

Julia, 65 lessons with Matthew

$65/hour

Matthew M.

$65/hour

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