MIT/Harvard Grad for Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
I provide rigorous, high-level academic tutoring, test preparation, and enrichment for high school, college, and graduate students. I have ten years and thousands of hours of experience with students and professionals around the world. I specialize in very advanced quantitative and verbal coursework.
BIO: I studied theoretical mathematics, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard. My interests span the sciences and humanities. My mathematical expertise is in the mathematical...
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Matt has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 23 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Featured review
The best tutor imaginable!
According to my son, Matt is the best teacher he's ever had for anything, anywhere. And he is not prone to overstatement! Matt helped him get back up to speed on Algebra I after he'd missed a fair amount of school for health reasons, and the results could not have been better. My son loved the way Matt explained concepts, had my son articulate his reasoning to be sure he'd really grasped those concepts, and keyed right in to when my son had mastered something and was ready to move on. We would use Matt again in a heartbeat!
Amy, 16 lessons with Matt
Can simplify complex stuff for my 9th grader
My son is in 9th grade and has been working with Matt for around 2 months now. He is getting help in advanced Physics as well as Math. Matt is able to cover topics in both subjects with ease. He has an uncanny ability to break down complex theories to simple components that my son can digest and use to solve complex problems. Strongly recommend Matt to parents of high school kids.
Sashi, 49 lessons with Matt
superior content knowledge
Needed a theoretical math tutor that could write math proofs. Extremely difficult to find, few can do this. Matt was proficient and could break the subject points down so they were understandable. Will be using him again. I would very much recommend him.
Jennifer, 5 lessons with Matt
Leason 1: So far, so great!
Matt is beginning to build the foundational understanding that I have not obtained thus far from the classroom or from my homework. I wish I had started the tutoring at the beginning of the semester! Looking forward to many more lessons to come.
Matt, 33 lessons with Matt
So lucky we found Matt
My son never had a good math teacher in school, and therefore his math concepts were never solid despite he had A's in classes. This year he is taking AP Calculus on line and I ask Matt to walk him through his on line class materials. Instead of having my son listening to this tape recorded lectures on line, Matt brought math alive by showing him how and why things are and not just giving him the answers. Matt is a great teacher. He engages my son, asks him questions, and tests his understanding. He uses digital pens and constantly draws graphs and figures on the whiteboard to give visual explanations which are so important in calculus. Our lessons are going really well, and I am so happy that my son is in good hands.
Cathy, 26 lessons with Matt
Fantastic GMAT tutor
I got in touch with Matt after a few months of GMAT self-study culminating with a practice test score of 690 (42Q/41V). After working with Matt over the next few months I was able to boost my score up to a 760 (49Q/45V). Matt was able to quickly diagnose my weaknesses and provide outstanding materials to fill in any gaps. In our weekly meeting, Matt helped me improve my strategic approach to master the types of questions seen in the GMAT. I genuinely enjoyed the tutoring sessions, and they helped me to stay motivated to study on my own as well. Overall, working with Matt gave me the knowledge and confidence that I needed to do well on the GMAT, and I would certainly recommend him to anyone seeking help on the GMAT exam (or anything else for that matter). He was responsive and very easy to work with.
Tom, 1 lesson with Matt
Dedicated to and excellent at providing conceptual clarity
Matt led me through a variety of textbook topics centered on developing foundational skills in proving mathematical statements. We first carefully reviewed key definitions of higher-mathematical concepts, such as equivalence classes. Matt made sure that I understood these definitions on a deep level, even though it was easy to give them a superficial treatment. Later, we covered in depth topics such as proof techniques (including induction), cardinality, and divisibility. He consistently and explicitly related new concepts to old ones in order to provide a coherent picture of what I was learning. He has a unique combination that makes him a special teacher: On the one hand, he was able to give me down-to-earth, simple explanations of difficult concepts, and on the other hand he continued to challenge me so that I could achieve a sophisticated understanding of all the material. He listened to my goals from the start, adapted to them as they changed, and was committed throughout to giving me a full lesson and problem set for each topic. He took the time after each lesson to recap what we covered, expand on some interesting concepts, and give a full account of the answers to any remaining questions/confusions of mine from our lesson that day. These write-ups were extremely clear--more so, in fact, than most textbooks I've used. He is naturally very smart but is also very personable and nice. Overall, I had an amazing experience.
Perry, 8 lessons with Matt
Best MIT Tutor!
Matt is an incredible Tutor in every aspect possible. Matt’s vast experience and superior brain power allow him to dive in to ANY topic, and teach it in the BEST possible way. I am a current Harvard student, and have worked with Matt on various topics in Stat and Math. Matt has a unique ability to take complicated material, and present it in a simple bite sized way. I highly recommend Matt!!!
Josh, 5 lessons with Matt
Incredibly knowledgable
Taught me a lot on how to crack the test. Made me think of things I would have never thought of before.
Haseeb, 6 lessons with Matt
One of a kind
My son is in owe of Matt. He comes into the lesson confused, and out in a glow. If Matt was his teacher in school I believe Math would be his favorite subject. Matt's effect on his love of the material is transformative.
Shafi, 21 lessons with Matt
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