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Matthew M.

Streamwood, IL

$60/hour

The Alchemist--Helping you understand the language of learning

2000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/22/14
5.0 average from 710 ratings
Great tutor, highly recommend him!
— LLora, Barrington, IL on 10/21/13

$60/Hour


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Loyola University Chicago
Biochemistry,Spanish

Education

Loyola University Chicago (Biochemistry,Spanish)

About Matthew

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!
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 Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Streamwood, IL 60107
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor, highly recommend him!"

- LLora, Barrington, IL on 10/21/13

"Great tutor and very patient."

- Patrick, Streamwood, IL on 3/2/15

"Stimulating my son's brain"

- Julia, Barrington, IL on 2/11/15

"Goes Above And Beyond"

- Cheryce, Wheaton, IL on 11/11/14

"Matt is Wonderful!"

- Kathleen, Schaumburg, IL on 2/24/14

"Excellent tutor."

- Michael, Bartlett, IL on 2/21/14

"Understands how to make complex material, simple!"

- Chioma, Streamwood, IL on 8/24/13

"Great tutor."

- Susan, Geneva, IL on 5/28/13

"Professional and responsible tutor"

- Sonomi, Schaumburg, IL on 3/12/13

"Just what I was hoping for"

- Robin, Geneva, IL on 2/5/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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.

Loyola University Chicago
Biochemistry,Spanish

Education

Loyola University Chicago (Biochemistry,Spanish)

Great tutor, highly recommend him!

Matthew has had a very positive impact on our son. Matthew's patience and positive attitude have made our son feel that he has the ability to conquer the subjects that challenge him. Mathew's feedback and communication with us has been excellent and has led to effectively modify the lesson plan as we progressed to continually focus on areas of need. Mathew has been a great tutor; we plan to reac

— LLora, Barrington, IL on 10/21/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 30 miles of Streamwood, IL 60107.