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Matthew C.

Arlington, MA

$60/hour

MIT Engineer for AP/ACT/SAT I/II

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 106 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Ann Marie, Bellmore, NY on 11/21/13

$60/Hour


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chemical Engineering
Polytechnic University of NYU
Enrolled

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Chemical Engineering)

Polytechnic University of NYU (Enrolled)

About Matthew

I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from NYU-Poly, but spend most of my free time either inside reading or outside gardening and running. When I am not busy with school or leisure, I will be helping you or your child grasp a difficult subject or improve a test score. I encourage my students to talk me through their thought process when tackling a problem, so that I can pinpoint exactly what is preventing them from arriving at the right solution. While getting the right answer is important in life, and especially on tests, my time at MIT and NYU Poly has taught me that fostering the analytical thinking skills required to arrive at the answer yourself are much more valuable life skills. On account of my background in engineering and the life sciences, my areas of expertise run the gamut from math subjects such as algebra or calculus, sciences such as physics and genetics, and standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT I/II. I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from NYU-Poly, but spend most of my free time either inside reading or outside gardening and running. When I am not busy with school or leisure, I will be helping you or your child grasp a difficult subject or improve a test score. I encourage my students to talk me through their Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Arlington, MA 02476
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"Excellent tutor"

- Ann Marie, Bellmore, NY on 11/21/13

"Great tutor!"

- Keiko, Syosset, NY on 1/29/16

"Knowledgeable, patient, prepares for the lesson beforehand."

- Alice, Old Bethpage, NY on 10/12/15

"Knowledgeable patient and a great teacher."

- Stacey, Mineola, NY on 10/8/15

"Extremely knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Christine, Massapequa Park, NY on 8/26/15

"Great Tutor!!"

- Orapin, Freeport, NY on 5/20/14

"Great Tutor"

- Mehmet, Levittown, NY on 4/18/14

"Informative"

- Kelvin, Jericho, NY on 11/3/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Genetics, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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.

Calculus

Majoring in some type of engineering at a rigorous tech school means mastering single and multivariable calculus at a much higher level than a standard college or AP course. While mastering the specifics is important, I have found many teachers are often unable to convey the important underlying concepts. Understanding these concepts is important, and most of the time makes the tedious calculations much easier to see and understand.

I have experience tutoring both AP Calculus courses (AB/BC), and experience tutoring single and multivariable for general programs as well as more challenging engineering programs.

Physics

Completing an engineering degree at a rigorous tech school means taking courses in mechanics, E&M, and optics/thermo much more rigorous than the average university or AP class. While that may provide some assurances on my subject knowledge, it does not indicate how good I am at getting through to students on a conceptual level.
I have always had a passion for teaching, and I have tutored for both regents and AP physics, in addition to unofficially helping undergrads with their physics courses while at NYU-Poly.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chemical Engineering
Polytechnic University of NYU
Enrolled

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Chemical Engineering)

Polytechnic University of NYU (Enrolled)

Excellent tutor

Matt is an enthusiastic, friendly and well-prepared tutor. He gave my daughter some much-needed insight into the chemistry topics covered in class that she did not understand, and seems genuinely concerned about his students. I highly recommend him.

— Ann Marie, Bellmore, NY on 11/21/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 10 miles of Arlington, MA 02476.