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Matt B.

115 hours tutoring

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Experienced Professor
Experienced Professor
Matt B.

115 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

115 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Matt


Bio

Hello! I’m Matt. I have degrees in philosophy (BA), classics (MA) and history of Christianity (MTS and PhD). I love learning!

Teachers have been incredibly important in my life and that is why I became one (although it also runs in the family!). I even named a child after my favorite professor.

I have been teaching since 2006 and have taught high school Italian, Latin and religion at the high school level. At the university and graduate level I have taught Latin, Greek, history, and...

Hello! I’m Matt. I have degrees in philosophy (BA), classics (MA) and history of Christianity (MTS and PhD). I love learning!

Teachers have been incredibly important in my life and that is why I became one (although it also runs in the family!). I even named a child after my favorite professor.

I have been teaching since 2006 and have taught high school Italian, Latin and religion at the high school level. At the university and graduate level I have taught Latin, Greek, history, and religion. I have tutored SAT and Latin. I have also taught English as a tutor- in Italian!

I have designed about 25 different courses in my career and reworked those classes over the years. I am a demanding professor and get the best out of my students, especially in their writing, but we have a lot of fun too.

My tutoring style is more relaxed. Rather than calling an entire classroom to work at the university level, I am able to meet individuals where they are and work towards their goals.
My approach to tutoring is student centered: I don’t teach material, I teach students and help them come to a deep understanding of the subject at hand. The goals of different students will vary, of course. Some want to do well on the SAT, but in most of the other areas in which I have taught the goal is mastery (of a language, writing and grammar, or a subject area). The final goal is, of course, for the student to become an independent learner or to perform well on an exam on their own.

My tutoring sessions are warm and my approach is flexible. If you need more time on a
particular area, we can spend time on it. If you don’t understand my explanation, I have
mastered the material and taught long enough to teach the subject in different ways.

If you want a tutor who has a love of learning and the humanities, please contact me.

I believe the clarity of communication comes from clarity of thought. Because I grade my students' arguments, not their conclusions, I pay especial attention to their writing. I have published two


Education

University of Notre Dame
philosophy
University of Minnesota
Other
Fordham University
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Greek,

Greek

I am a Byzantinist. That is, I specialize in medieval Greek texts. The Greek texts that I write on are the same language as classical Attic Greek. I have taught introductory and patristic Greek as well as a course in Sophocles' Antigone (in Greek).
Latin,

Latin

I love Latin. I have been reading it for 22 years now. I have published a translation from Latin where I found a new fragment from Cicero! I enjoy Latin from all periods- ancient, medieval and modern. I can teach at any level.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have edited a number of books and articles, including many of my own publications. I am qualified in English and grammar on Wyzant.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I am a professor and have published two books as well as a number of articles. My main work is teaching undergraduates reading and writing skills
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Hi! I have been correcting papers for ten years and have published two books and a dozen articles. I am a stickler for grammar and have helped my students raise their grades from, for instance, a C to a B+.
Literature,

Literature

Hi! I am a professor of intellectual history and have extensive experience teaching literature (ancient, medieval and modern, European and American). I feel in love with literature in fifth grade when I first read Dickens and have been an avid reader and teacher ever since!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have edited a number of books and articles, including many of my own publications. I am qualified in English and grammar on Wyzant.
Reading,

Reading

I am a professor and have published two books as well as a number of articles. My main work is teaching undergraduates reading and writing skills
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught at one of the big test prep agencies. I scored a 1460 on the SAT without help and a 1560 on the GRE after taking a course with Kaplan. I have recently branched out on my own and am enjoying working with a student.
Writing,

Writing

I have corrected ten thousand pages of undergraduate papers and applications for graduate students. I have published nearly a thousand pages of serious academic texts and some popular pieces.
Grammar, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have taught religion or theology for over ten years. I lead courses for my university's campus ministry and my parish. I have published two books and over a dozen articles/chapters/review. I have given over twenty professional lectures.
Classics,

Classics

I taught high school Latin III and IV. I have an MA in classics and taught Latin at the university and graduate school levels. I have taught upper level Greek courses (Sophocles' Antigone and Patristic Greek). I have tutored in Greek. I love the classical world!
European History,

European History

My own research focuses on the intellectual history of late antique and medieval Christianity (Greek and Latin). I have published widely in this field. Many of my courses are historical and I have been an avid reader of European history for thirty years.
Religion

Religion

I have taught religion and theology for eight years. I have an MA and PhD in theology and have written two books in this area, at least a dozen articles, given a score of talks, and am currently editing another book in this area.

Homeschool

English,

English

Hi! I have been correcting papers for ten years and have published two books and a dozen articles. I am a stickler for grammar and have helped my students raise their grades from, for instance, a C to a B+.
Reading,

Reading

I am a professor and have published two books as well as a number of articles. My main work is teaching undergraduates reading and writing skills
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught at one of the big test prep agencies. I scored a 1460 on the SAT without help and a 1560 on the GRE after taking a course with Kaplan. I have recently branched out on my own and am enjoying working with a student.
Writing

Writing

I have corrected ten thousand pages of undergraduate papers and applications for graduate students. I have published nearly a thousand pages of serious academic texts and some popular pieces.

Language

Greek,

Greek

I am a Byzantinist. That is, I specialize in medieval Greek texts. The Greek texts that I write on are the same language as classical Attic Greek. I have taught introductory and patristic Greek as well as a course in Sophocles' Antigone (in Greek).
Latin

Latin

I love Latin. I have been reading it for 22 years now. I have published a translation from Latin where I found a new fragment from Cicero! I enjoy Latin from all periods- ancient, medieval and modern. I can teach at any level.

Most Popular

English,

English

Hi! I have been correcting papers for ten years and have published two books and a dozen articles. I am a stickler for grammar and have helped my students raise their grades from, for instance, a C to a B+.
Reading,

Reading

I am a professor and have published two books as well as a number of articles. My main work is teaching undergraduates reading and writing skills
Writing

Writing

I have corrected ten thousand pages of undergraduate papers and applications for graduate students. I have published nearly a thousand pages of serious academic texts and some popular pieces.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have taught religion or theology for over ten years. I lead courses for my university's campus ministry and my parish. I have published two books and over a dozen articles/chapters/review. I have given over twenty professional lectures.
Religion

Religion

I have taught religion and theology for eight years. I have an MA and PhD in theology and have written two books in this area, at least a dozen articles, given a score of talks, and am currently editing another book in this area.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I am a professor and have published two books as well as a number of articles. My main work is teaching undergraduates reading and writing skills
Writing

Writing

I have corrected ten thousand pages of undergraduate papers and applications for graduate students. I have published nearly a thousand pages of serious academic texts and some popular pieces.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I have taught at one of the big test prep agencies. I scored a 1460 on the SAT without help and a 1560 on the GRE after taking a course with Kaplan. I have recently branched out on my own and am enjoying working with a student.

Examples of Expertise


Matt has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Saved me from Withdrawing Greek

Had my first lesson with Matt today! Was so close to withdrawing from my Introductory Greek class, but today’s session helped me feel like I could actually grasp so many of the concepts I’ve been grappling with for the last month. He explains the material from a more pedagogical perspective, emphasizing the way in which and order with which to memorize information— also helpful tips and tricks! He seems very dedicated to the success of his students and passionate about the Greek language, so I definitely feel confident in my choice of tutor and look forward to learning more from him.

Caitlin, 3 lessons with Matt

great teacher. thanks.

Thanks for teaching Catulus. The grammar review and the review of homework was helpful. I look forward to working with you further. Thanks.

Deepa, 3 lessons with Matt

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic educator

Matt is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic educator and has an engaging approach towards learning Latin. His lessons are rigorous and yet very encouraging which have the outcome of building confidence. He us very supportive during the lessons. Our 8th grade daughter feels comfortable with Matt and says her knowledge, understanding and translations are improving! Thank you Matt! Matt also takes the time after each lesson to write us and let us know how the lesson went and what should be worked on. We are thinking of continuing through the summer with a lighter schedule.

Charlene, 10 lessons with Matt

Great, knowledgeable tutor. Would reccomend!

Matt is a very good tutor who is very familiar with the Language of Latin. I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn Latin and who is in need of a tutor.

Jonathan, 46 lessons with Matt

knowledgeable, patient and well organize

Matt is an excellent tutor. Matt is the best tutor we have ever had for my son. He organizes my son and he is teaching him to do his work step by step instead of relying on him and just finishing his essays for a grade. Matt is working so hard to help my son to improve his writing.

Cheyene , 3 lessons with Matt
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