Search

Matt L.

MIT/Harvard Grad for Academic Tutoring & Test Prep

MIT/Harvard Grad for Academic Tutoring & Test Prep

$200/hour

  • 3,378 hours tutoring

  • Back Bay Boston, MA 02116

About Matt


Bio

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...

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 foundations of theoretical physics (differential geometry, topology, and functional analysis), but I've also done labwork in molecular biology, biomedical engineering, cognitive neuroscience, and natural language processing at NASA, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. On the humanities side, I am broadly interested in language, literature, and intellectual and cultural history. I am senior editor at a literary and political magazine, where I work on essays on books and ideas, from literature and philosophy to science and culture; I’ve edited three books of nonfiction and a New York Times-reviewed collection of poetry.

PHILOSOPHY: I try to help all my students develop deep mastery and understanding, not just better grades and test scores. My style is interactive and rigorous. I never use a script (because I tailor each meeting to the specific needs of the student I’m with, and because I know the material well enough to be able to talk about it on the fly), and I always focus on critical reasoning. No matter the subject, I emphasize the core logical and conceptual foundations and clear and creative thinking, never rote memorization or mechanical rule-following.

EXPERIENCE: As my ratings and reviews attest, I have thousands of hours and more than a decade of experience working with hundreds of students around the world. I have worked with college and graduate students at the world’s best universities, including Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and the University of Cambridge. I also teach the children of many Harvard and MIT faculty members, including faculty in mathematics and computer science. My test prep students are routinely admitted to the most competitive tier of universities and graduate schools.

LOGISTICS: I'm very flexible. I offer meetings both in person and online. We can meet as frequently or as infrequently as you want, for as long or as little as you need. I don't require, and don’t recommend, committing to a set number of hours in advance.


Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Math, Literature, Philosophy
Harvard University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $200
  • Rate details: I don't have a car. I meet all students in Boston or at MIT; otherwise I tutor online. I assess a cancellation fee for the entire booked time for any cancellation without 24 hours notice.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/5/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I hold a degree in mathematics from MIT and specialize in quantitative methods in business and management science, including business statistics, quantitative modeling, single and multiple regression, linear optimization and decision theory.
Econometrics,

Econometrics

I took econometrics at MIT and have tutored the subject to many graduate students in the area; I'm especially familiar with the course given at BU.
GMAT,

GMAT

I scored a 790 on the GMAT (51 quant, 48 verbal). I studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard and have taught all sections of the GMAT for a decade. As in all my test prep teaching, I emphasize deep conceptual mastery and advanced problem-solving ability, never rote memorization of mechanical rule-following. Using my own materials, my students develop the high-order critical thinking skills they need to master even the most difficult problems on the GMAT. I specialize in rigorous preparation for scores competitive at the top business schools -- the 730+ regime. The biggest jump a student of mine has made was 270 points, from a 470 to a 740; she's now at Harvard Business School.
GRE,

GRE

I earned a perfect score on the GRE (170 math, 170 verbal) and studied math and literature at MIT and Harvard. As in all my test prep teaching, I emphasize deep conceptual mastery and advanced problem-solving ability, never rote memorization or mechanical rule-following. Using my own materials, my students develop the high-order critical reasoning skills they need to tackle even the most difficult GRE problems. I specialize in rigorous preparation for scores competitive at the most selective graduate schools. Many of my students have gone on to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, and MIT, among other schools.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.

Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

I studied theoretical math at MIT, and I've taught theoretical computer science (computation theory, complexity theory, discrete mathematics for computer science, formal logic and semantics) to students in the Boston area for ten years.
Computer Programming

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I hold a degree in mathematics from MIT and specialize in quantitative methods in business and management science, including business statistics, quantitative modeling, single and multiple regression, linear optimization and decision theory.
GMAT,

GMAT

I scored a 790 on the GMAT (51 quant, 48 verbal). I studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard and have taught all sections of the GMAT for a decade. As in all my test prep teaching, I emphasize deep conceptual mastery and advanced problem-solving ability, never rote memorization of mechanical rule-following. Using my own materials, my students develop the high-order critical thinking skills they need to master even the most difficult problems on the GMAT. I specialize in rigorous preparation for scores competitive at the top business schools -- the 730+ regime. The biggest jump a student of mine has made was 270 points, from a 470 to a 740; she's now at Harvard Business School.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.
Statistics

Statistics

I studied math at MIT and have taught all levels of probability and statistics to high school, college, and graduate students for ten years.

Elementary Education

Reading

English

English, Literature, Reading

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

I studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard. I'm broadly interested in intellectual history and the history of philosophy, including both the analytic and continental traditions. My more technical interests are in philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of science, but I enjoy teaching philosophy courses of all sorts.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I studied theoretical math at MIT, and I've taught every level of calculus -- from elementary to AP (both AB and BC), to advanced multivariable calculus at MIT, to calculus on differentiable manifolds for applications in mathematical physics -- for more than ten years. I help my students acquire real mastery by fitting the specific topics they study into a bigger picture.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.
Physics,

Physics

I studied math at MIT, where I specialized in mathematical physics -- the study of the mathematical structures and techniques that underlie theoretical physics. I have hundreds of hours of experience teaching classical mechanics (Newtonian as well as Hamiltonians and Lagrangian), electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I studied math at MIT and have hundreds of hours of experience teaching precalculus. As in all my teaching, I focus on conceptual and logical understanding and problem-solving skills.
Statistics,

Statistics

I studied math at MIT and have taught all levels of probability and statistics to high school, college, and graduate students for ten years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Reading

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I studied theoretical math at MIT, and I've taught every level of calculus -- from elementary to AP (both AB and BC), to advanced multivariable calculus at MIT, to calculus on differentiable manifolds for applications in mathematical physics -- for more than ten years. I help my students acquire real mastery by fitting the specific topics they study into a bigger picture.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I studied theoretical math at MIT, and I've taught ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, and dynamical systems to math, physics, and engineering majors at most Boston-area colleges, including MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Wentworth, and Northeastern.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have a degree in theoretical math from MIT and have taught discrete mathematics to students at most of Boston's colleges.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I studied theoretical math at MIT and have taught all levels of linear algebra to undergraduate and graduate students at most of Boston's colleges, including Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, MIT, Harvard, Wellesley, Suffolk, and Simmons.
Logic,

Logic

I studied theoretical mathematics and philosophy at MIT and Harvard, where I specialized in the philosophy of logic, math, science, and language. I've taught logic for more than ten years, including basic courses in critical thinking, standard courses on propositional and predicate logic, and advanced courses on metalogic (including Godel's theorems) and the history and philosophy of logic.
Physics,

Physics

I studied math at MIT, where I specialized in mathematical physics -- the study of the mathematical structures and techniques that underlie theoretical physics. I have hundreds of hours of experience teaching classical mechanics (Newtonian as well as Hamiltonians and Lagrangian), electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I studied math at MIT and have hundreds of hours of experience teaching precalculus. As in all my teaching, I focus on conceptual and logical understanding and problem-solving skills.
Statistics,

Statistics

I studied math at MIT and have taught all levels of probability and statistics to high school, college, and graduate students for ten years.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I studied math at MIT.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Probability

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I studied theoretical math at MIT, and I've taught every level of calculus -- from elementary to AP (both AB and BC), to advanced multivariable calculus at MIT, to calculus on differentiable manifolds for applications in mathematical physics -- for more than ten years. I help my students acquire real mastery by fitting the specific topics they study into a bigger picture.
Physics,

Physics

I studied math at MIT, where I specialized in mathematical physics -- the study of the mathematical structures and techniques that underlie theoretical physics. I have hundreds of hours of experience teaching classical mechanics (Newtonian as well as Hamiltonians and Lagrangian), electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I studied math at MIT and have hundreds of hours of experience teaching precalculus. As in all my teaching, I focus on conceptual and logical understanding and problem-solving skills.
Statistics,

Statistics

I studied math at MIT and have taught all levels of probability and statistics to high school, college, and graduate students for ten years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Reading

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.
Philosophy

Philosophy

I studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard. I'm broadly interested in intellectual history and the history of philosophy, including both the analytic and continental traditions. My more technical interests are in philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of science, but I enjoy teaching philosophy courses of all sorts.

Science

Econometrics,

Econometrics

I took econometrics at MIT and have tutored the subject to many graduate students in the area; I'm especially familiar with the course given at BU.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard. I'm broadly interested in intellectual history and the history of philosophy, including both the analytic and continental traditions. My more technical interests are in philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of science, but I enjoy teaching philosophy courses of all sorts.
Physics,

Physics

I studied math at MIT, where I specialized in mathematical physics -- the study of the mathematical structures and techniques that underlie theoretical physics. I have hundreds of hours of experience teaching classical mechanics (Newtonian as well as Hamiltonians and Lagrangian), electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics.
Physical Science

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I studied theoretical math at MIT, and I've taught every level of calculus -- from elementary to AP (both AB and BC), to advanced multivariable calculus at MIT, to calculus on differentiable manifolds for applications in mathematical physics -- for more than ten years. I help my students acquire real mastery by fitting the specific topics they study into a bigger picture.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.
Physics,

Physics

I studied math at MIT, where I specialized in mathematical physics -- the study of the mathematical structures and techniques that underlie theoretical physics. I have hundreds of hours of experience teaching classical mechanics (Newtonian as well as Hamiltonians and Lagrangian), electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics.
Statistics,

Statistics

I studied math at MIT and have taught all levels of probability and statistics to high school, college, and graduate students for ten years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Reading

Test Preparation

GMAT,

GMAT

I scored a 790 on the GMAT (51 quant, 48 verbal). I studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard and have taught all sections of the GMAT for a decade. As in all my test prep teaching, I emphasize deep conceptual mastery and advanced problem-solving ability, never rote memorization of mechanical rule-following. Using my own materials, my students develop the high-order critical thinking skills they need to master even the most difficult problems on the GMAT. I specialize in rigorous preparation for scores competitive at the top business schools -- the 730+ regime. The biggest jump a student of mine has made was 270 points, from a 470 to a 740; she's now at Harvard Business School.
GRE,

GRE

I earned a perfect score on the GRE (170 math, 170 verbal) and studied math and literature at MIT and Harvard. As in all my test prep teaching, I emphasize deep conceptual mastery and advanced problem-solving ability, never rote memorization or mechanical rule-following. Using my own materials, my students develop the high-order critical reasoning skills they need to tackle even the most difficult GRE problems. I specialize in rigorous preparation for scores competitive at the most selective graduate schools. Many of my students have gone on to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, and MIT, among other schools.
LSAT

LSAT

I scored a 178 on the LSAT, studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard, and have thousands of hours of experience teaching logical reasoning, argument analysis, and reading comprehension to college and graduate students. My students learn the high-level reasoning skills they need to master all sections of the LSAT.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (1,087 ratings)
5 star
(1,064)
4 star
(23)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


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
Contact Matt

Response time: 1 hour

$200/hour

Matt L.

$200/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Matt

Response time: 1 hour