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Matthew K.

Experienced High School / College Math Tutor

Experienced High School / College Math Tutor

$125/hour

  • 2,088 hours tutoring

About Matthew


Bio

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 that I've assisted long term for enrichment, but more often my clients are looking to catch up - and quickly. My experience and expertise at communicating...

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 that I've assisted long term for enrichment, but more often my clients are looking to catch up - and quickly. My experience and expertise at communicating math concepts fills in the gaps and prepares students to handle new concepts independently. I know what the high school curriculum and typical college syllabus wants you to be able to do. I know which topics will be covered in succession of one another. I can show you how to do it, and quickly.

Specific subjects I have tutored in the past include Calculus I, II, and III, Pre-calculus and Trigonometry, SAT Prep, Pre-algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Basic Probability and Statistics, and Differential Equations. I have some serious expertise teaching each of these courses at all levels - take a look at my descriptions for specific subjects for more info.

Due to work commitments, I am currently accepting new students Monday through Friday, evenings only, and I have a minimum 60 minute lesson policy. I am currently accepting in-person students in Needham and Wellesley, and I have a very sophisticated workstation setup for online tutoring. I'm very accessible via e-mail, so feel free to reach out to me with questions before committing to a lesson.


Education

University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Cum Laude
Mathematical Science
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $125
  • Rate details: Group rates: $160/hr for 3 students $200/hr for 4+ students
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/14/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

Probability and Statistics 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 of hypothesis testing, or jumping into regression or probability distributions, I can help you.

English

SAT Writing

SAT Writing

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.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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,

Algebra 2

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 privately since 2007.
Calculus,

Calculus

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 particular expertise at all levels of Calculus, including AP exam prep (both AB and BC) and college Calculus (including not only single variable derivatives and integrals but also multivariable Calculus).
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra is something I enjoy teaching because it is such a keystone in a successful math journey. I truly enjoy being part of teaching the foundations and fundamentals correctly because it's rewarding to see students working with the basics at a mastery level that I know they should have, so that when the formal Algebra course follows next year the anxiety is minimized and the grades are maximized.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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 and Trigonometry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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.
Statistics

Statistics

Probability and Statistics 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 of hypothesis testing, or jumping into regression or probability distributions, I can help you.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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,

Algebra 2

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 privately since 2007.
Calculus,

Calculus

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 particular expertise at all levels of Calculus, including AP exam prep (both AB and BC) and college Calculus (including not only single variable derivatives and integrals but also multivariable Calculus).
Geometry,

Geometry

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,

Linear Algebra

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).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra is something I enjoy teaching because it is such a keystone in a successful math journey. I truly enjoy being part of teaching the foundations and fundamentals correctly because it's rewarding to see students working with the basics at a mastery level that I know they should have, so that when the formal Algebra course follows next year the anxiety is minimized and the grades are maximized.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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 and Trigonometry.
Probability,

Probability

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 of hypothesis testing, or jumping into regression or probability distributions, I can help you.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

Probability and Statistics 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 of hypothesis testing, or jumping into regression or probability distributions, I can help you.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

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!
ACT Math, Differential Equations

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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,

Algebra 2

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 privately since 2007.
Calculus,

Calculus

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 particular expertise at all levels of Calculus, including AP exam prep (both AB and BC) and college Calculus (including not only single variable derivatives and integrals but also multivariable Calculus).
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra is something I enjoy teaching because it is such a keystone in a successful math journey. I truly enjoy being part of teaching the foundations and fundamentals correctly because it's rewarding to see students working with the basics at a mastery level that I know they should have, so that when the formal Algebra course follows next year the anxiety is minimized and the grades are maximized.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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 and Trigonometry.
Statistics

Statistics

Probability and Statistics 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 of hypothesis testing, or jumping into regression or probability distributions, I can help you.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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,

Algebra 2

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 privately since 2007.
Calculus,

Calculus

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 particular expertise at all levels of Calculus, including AP exam prep (both AB and BC) and college Calculus (including not only single variable derivatives and integrals but also multivariable Calculus).
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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.
Statistics

Statistics

Probability and Statistics 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 of hypothesis testing, or jumping into regression or probability distributions, I can help you.

Test Preparation

PSAT,

PSAT

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

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.
ACT Math

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Reviews


Bright, effective and flexible tutor

Matthew has been working with my HS son for a few years and has been a tremendous help to my son understanding his math (previously geometry, pre-calculus; currently, statistics). Matthew is able to discuss complex math concepts in a relatable manner and also provides positive reinforcement. He is also very flexible with scheduling sessions. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Jennifer, 54 lessons with Matthew

Great Tutor

Mathews made himself available on a moments notice to help my son feel prepared and confident about what to expect on a Math Subject test. My son feels much more confident after having reveiwed, strategized and practiced the material.

Laura , 2 lessons with Matthew

Very knowledgeable

I have been working with Matthew to study for the ASTB test. (Officer entrance exam). There is a lack of study materials for this particular test but it is somewhat similar to the GRE. Matthew has been awesome at helping me get prepared because a lot of my problem is not remembering the basics! Every math problem we work on he is able to teach me how to do the problem as well as showing me the basic math concepts that we used to complete the problem. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is studying for an exam!

Jessica , 2 lessons with Matthew

Knowledgeable and Patient Teacher

Matt is helping both my 18 and 16 year old sons with Calculus and Pre Calculus, and they are learning an enormous amount from him. He targets the specific areas they wish to cover, has infinite patience and is extremely knowledgeable on these subjects. We are particularly grateful that he makes every effort to accommodate our rather chaotic schedule. We would highly recommend him.

William, 14 lessons with Matthew

Excellent

Dont mess around with other tutors. Hrs worth every penny! He comes prrpated, energetic and willing to work.. defintley wants to make your child succeed

Ben, 82 lessons with Matthew

Mathematical Miracle!

I'm so thankful we found Matthew to help our daughter with statistics. I was nervous about online tutoring, but after a few minor glitches and a lot of help from a Matthew, it worked out well. He is kind, helpful, patient, and easy to understand. For the first time in weeks, my daughter is going to bed at a decent hour and feels like she's ahead of the game for the next couple of days in stats. Whew! My only regret is that we didn't start working with Matthew earlier.

Kate, 11 lessons with Matthew

Above and Beyond

Excellence at its highest! Dedicated, knowledgebale patient..perfect for teenagers . We will be using his skills anytime we will need help. Thank you Matthew! He is always a phone call away!

Carmen, 3 lessons with Matthew

Knowledgable and patient tutor, with a sense of humour

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.

Rebecca, 4 lessons with Matthew

Great math turtor

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!

John, 31 lessons with Matthew

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