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“**5 Stars Across the Board**”

Over the last 10 years, I've been recognized by dozens of students and parents for my ability to be amiable, personable, and patient. While these are all qualities a good tutor should have, my students hire me for another reason - because I'm effective.

On occasion I'll have the pleasure of building a lasting relationship with a family

*Group rates:
$120/hr for 3 students
$140/hr for 4+ students*

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Matthew and I have met on multiple occasions and each session he has been incredible. He is very responsive, patient, and understanding. He comes to every meeting prepared with his materials, such as textbooks and other outside examples. He easily and simply relays information, and when one approach does not work, he is quick to explain from alternative perspectives. Over all, I would suggest him to anyone with any math understanding, as he will not quit until you have achieved mastery.

Matthew was great and very patient. We worked through some complicated for a first course regression stuff, and I felt I gained a huge amount of understanding in two hours as compared to trying to work through the chapter multiple times on my own. He also was very accommodating in arranging his schedule and our meeting place to fit with my deadlines and my work schedule, on short notice. I arrived feeling really concerned about lack of knowledge on this topic and left feeling tremendously much more confident.

Matt is an excellent tutor for my daughter's pre-calc. He has the ability to discover the weakness and taylor his lesson to those areas to maximize the benefit in a short time. Thanks!

First of all, Matthew responded to my request for a tutor within 5 minutes and was able to help the same day. He helped my daughter review Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Levels for a Statistics exam. They were able to do this online at a late hour which was so convenient for my daughters busy schedule. She felt completely ready for the test after his help which means the goal was accomplished. She liked his teaching style. We will use him again!

Matt was great. Worked with my son to study for his Calc final. After the first session my son texted me one word - awesome! That sums it up!

Matt has worked with my daughter through her senior year of math, including on class work and standardized testing, and has been very effective. He is highly knowledgeable and authoritative, but patient and kind -- an excellent combination of traits for a math tutor.

Matt has been working with my son all semester doing pre-calculus. My son has always struggled with math and Matt explains the material to him in a way that he can make sense of. He is an excellent communicator and extremely dependable. I would highly recommend him to any one!

Matthew did an excellent job working with my daughter on pre-algebra. He explained concepts clearly and was patient and kind.

He was quick to respond via email and able to connect on the first session with my son who can be

guarded. I would definitely use him again.

Matt worked with my son (9th grade) for a year.

His knowledge, teaching skills and patience are extraordinary.

He helped my son understand the mathematical concept and put good foundations so he can enjoy advanced high school math.

My son needed a great tutor for honors Geometry and he found that with Matt. Matt is very patient and reliable. He has learned so much from him every week and is very confident when he has to take a quiz or test. Matt even came to our house during a snow storm. It is not easy to find someone with the qualifications and dedication to excellence as we have found in Matt. My son feels very lucky to have Matt as his tutor.

Matt tutored my son in honors calculus. His grades improved significantly with Matt's help. Matt was also able to help him with his honors physics class. Matt tutored my daughter the following year in algebra II. He is patient and has a great attitude. Both my kids really enjoyed their sessions with Matt!

You will not find a better tutor anywhere. Matt has a gift for explaining complex math problems in a way makes them not only easy to comprehend but easy to retain. He took me from scrambling to hopefully pass advanced algebra and trig, to being confident in my abilities.

Matt worked with our daughter on Calculus (differential, integral and multivariate, Calc BC prep) and Physics (mechanics and SAT-II prep). He is truly professional in his approach, very patient in working with students and just great to work with. Matt will also let you know when he doesn't know something which is much appreciated. Overall a great resource.

Matt is very interactive and gave my son many great tips for taking the ssat test. He is very busy but always tried to fit a session in for us. This is the only tutor we have used that my son did not complain about going to, even when it was 3 times in a week.

Matt has been such a wonderful tutor for my daughter. She is already, after only two sessions, feeling more confident in Algebra. And, her grades have improved remarkably too! We have already referred a couple of friends to WyzAnt and to Matt!

Matt has been helping my high schooler with Algebra II and Physics. Matt provides clear explanations, and is giving my child more confidence in these subjects.

Matt has many great qualities and I feel like we were lucky to find him. He is a wonderful tutor! He has an excellent grasp of the material (my daughter was tutored in geometry and physics) and is able to explain everything in a way that is easy to understand. He is prompt and professional as well as relaxed and friendly. Matt was quick to respond to emails and very accommodating with scheduling. We will definitely use him again in the future.

Matt tutored my son for Chemistry earlier this year and was very helpful. Matt is very patient and easy to work with. Matt’s strong math and science background and his calm nature made the sessions interesting and useful for my son. I highly recommend Matt .

Matthew K. is an awesome tutor. We highly recommend him. He knows his statistics and can teach the subject well! We thank him for helping our son through a very tough subject.

My son struggled with all of his high school math classes. We knew we had to get a tutor if he had any hope of passing pre-calculus. We got lucky when we picked Matt. I am convinced my son brought his final grade up two levels thanks to Matt. Matt was easy to contact, flexible and always got right to work during their sessions. I highly recommend him!

We have been thrilled with Matthew K's work. He is very responsive by email and phone and flexible with the scheduling of sessions. He has an excellent grasp of the subject and his approach works great for our son. I definitely recommend Matthew. He is great.

Matt and I covered topics from antiderivatives to the fundamental theorem of calculus - I was frightened at the thought of calculus and this one hour sessions GREATLY calmed my nerves - his great teaching, demo sheets, and humor made the subject tenfold easier.

Matt is an excellent tutor. He is very patient and explains math very well. He has a good sense of humor and is very accommodating with his schedule. I would highly recommend Matt as a tutor.

Matthew is a very fun, knowledgeable tutor with a gift for presenting information and concepts in a way that makes them understandable and simple. He's flexible in scheduling and willing to extend sessions if it is beneficial. Highly recommended.

Matthew established a very good rapport with Francis and quickly identified the areas which needed most work. Although he had been skeptical about obtaining a tutor to help him, Francis was very comfortable and felt the session really helped him.

Matt is very professional and easy for my daughter to understand. I am so happy I contacted WyzAnt for help.

Matt is so very helpful. I was so lucky to have him as my tutor. He is always ready to help me, and always returns my calls as so as he receives them. Looking forward to our next session.

My son feels like the weight of the world is off his shoulders.

Matt is just what he needed to get through this difficult and intense class. Being the first time we have ever tried anything like this we were apprehensive. I just love the fact we have a tutor who is passionate about teaching, prompt, courteous, patient and thorough. Matt has been able to fit into my son's busy schedule and make it look easy. I feel like I scratched the winning lottery ticket.

Thanks your efforts are very much appreciated.

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As an aspiring actuary, I have passed the first few exams. Because of my use of a slower, thorough process of study, I have an in-depth understanding of how each topic works, and can help others to understand not only how to make sense of the topics, but also how they are tested. I will only tutor Exams P/1 and FM/2 (Probability and Financial Math).

The first time learning Algebra is a potentially difficult process for many. Even students with historical success in math can be thrown off by the elevated work requirement needed to do well.

I've worked with dozens of students who endured Algebra for the first time, and I know what works and what doesn't. I'm a strong authority when it comes to getting my students to understand, in part because of my experience, and in part because I know the curriculum and common test practices very, very well.

Algebra 2, in most high schools, follows the year where a student takes Geometry. For this reason, students often go a whole year or more without doing any Algebra, and the transition can leave a student worse for wear.

One thing I excel at is recognizing and getting students in this category to remember the important aspects of Algebra that they might have forgotten. I'm also masterful in terms of explaining the concepts presented in this course, having been teaching Algebra for well over 7 years now.

By far one of my favorite subjects to teach, Calculus holds a special place with me - it was the first subject I formally taught to others.

Calculus is tough. There's a reason many students aren't required to take it unnecessarily or opt not to if possible. Much of it is less "here are the steps" like algebra tends to be, and more "analyze and try a few possible steps". It can be frustrating to sort through such a thick topic alone, especially one that requires mastery of nearly everything learned from grades 3-12. Fortunately, I'm here to be the navigator that knows exactly how curriculums progress and what your instructor wants you to be able to do.

I have tutored extensively under the large umbrella of math called "discrete math". I have specifically spent time with students (and peers) reviewing such subjects as Linear Algebra, Introductory Probability, Combinatorics, and other related topics (truth tables, set theory, graph theory, etc.). When I took these courses as an undergrad, I not only received solid A's (Linear Algebra I & II, Discrete Structures I & II) but was recognized by my professors for my consistency in being at the top of the class.

Geometry is quite different than most kinds of math, which can make it a welcome relief or a frustration. In my experience, there is not a very strong correlation between a student's success in Algebra and a student's success in Geometry.

In fact, many students who are used to excelling in math find themselves struggling during their bout with Geometry. Geometry more visual-spacial, and often is presented via problems that are solved like a puzzle. I have expertise with not only the concepts in the standardized high school Geometry curriculum, but also with proofs. I also took an elective course during my undergrad that explored effective ways of teaching high school Geometry.

Linear Algebra was a class I really enjoyed as an undergraduate. One of the reasons I really liked the courses (two rigorous semesters resulting in solid A's) was that I had an excellent professor. He's an individual who taught me much about excellence as an educator, and tutoring LA is a fond reminder of that. Moreover, my own style of tutoring not only allows students to "get it" quickly, but also enables them to enjoy the topics (vector spaces, matrixes, etc).

Infamous for frustrating Juniors and Seniors for decades, Pre-Calc is one of the "hot" subjects that define why tutoring is so valuable. There is a lot of new, detail-oriented, and different topics that first appear in this course, and many students who previously found themselves excelling in math get taken by surprise. Fortunately, as one of my favorite topics to teach, Pre-Calc is completely cataloged to me - I've taught each topic so many times that I know both the order and timeline in which topics progress, as well as the best way to teach each. In short, I'm an absolute expert with Pre-Calculus.

Probability is a subject that I've worked closely with for a long time. I've used my expertise to help dozens of students with everything from high-school intro or AP courses to college level Prob & Stats. Whether you're getting into the basics, as is common in programs such as Prob & Stats for Nursing, or taking a more in-depth theoretical or scientific course, I can help you.

The PSAT is the most important test you'll take that nearly doesn't matter (to the outside world, at least). Colleges won't get scores to discriminate for future applications, but the real benefit to prepping PSAT is the jump start it gives you for SAT. For all intents and purposes, your scores are indicative of your theoretical performance on the SAT next year, yet the material is near identical. The test differs from the SAT in length and omission of an essay. For high achievers, this test could potentially earn some National Merit Scholarships, but you should know they are extremely competitive and limited in number.

I am an absolute expert on everything SAT. I've shared my expertise with dozens of students over the years, and helped each achieve the best possible score on test day. It's a process that requires a sizable time commitment from you (the student) for complete prep, but the reward of opening an acceptance letter from your dream college is by far worth the price.

SAT Math requires little more than Algebra I skills and Geometry, but the ways in which these are tested aren't always as straightforward as we wish. Fortunately, those ways _are_ standardized, and I know exactly how to get any student up to speed on each topic - when you don't just understand a topic, but know how it will be tested, you'll gain valuable time and confidence.

I am an absolute expert on everything SAT. I've shared my expertise with dozens of students over the years, and helped each achieve the best possible score on test day. It's a process that requires a sizable time commitment from you (the student) for complete prep, but the reward of opening an acceptance letter from your dream college is by far worth the price.

SAT Writing is the less scrutinized score in terms of what a college admissions officer is considering, but is important nonetheless. In fact, if you are applying for a major that involves a good bit of writing (English, History, even Engineering!), a solid SAT Writing score can tip the scales in your favor. From the Essay to the multiple choice grammar, I can show you what to look for and which grammar rules are particularly important.

As an aspiring actuary, statistics is of great interest to me. I've taken a few different courses in both probability and statistics, and greatly enjoy helping others gain the same level of understanding and interest.

Often included with Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry is a challenging topic for many reasons. A thorough exploration of triangles and their applications to algebra and the coordinate plane are a detailed, intricate topic that looks great on a college application but is a challenge to truly understand and succeed at.

I've taught the concepts of Trig countless times, and really enjoy sharing my expertise with students. The memorization tricks and insight I have are what separate me from other educators in Trig. My past success stories are the evidence!

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