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Frederick Community College
Business

Education

Frederick Community College (Business)

About Matthew

Hello, I have been tutoring since 2009. I can truly say that helping students reach their potential is one of my passions. I have experience with 2nd grade through college and work well with all age groups and life stages. I have experience with pre-algebra, algebra, algebra II, Reading, vocabulary, SAT reading, SAT math, and study skills.

In my experience, when a student is having difficulty in school and completing homework, I usually back up and teach the concepts that come just before. Once these are learned, the current homework is tackled much more effectively.

I have an associate's degree in Business Admin. from Frederick Community College and a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Theology from Commonwealth Baptist College in Lexington, KY. I also volunteer at my church. My day job is a warehouse manager.

I have tutored Algebra 1, Algebra 2 Prealgebra, SAT math at Frederick Community College, Huntington Learning Center, and privately.

I have an excellent score on the reading and writing sections of the SAT and have had success with teaching elementary level reading on a private tutoring basis.
Hello, I have been tutoring since 2009. I can truly say that helping students reach their potential is one of my passions. I have experience with 2nd grade through college and work well with all age groups and life stages. I have experience with pre-algebra, algebra, algebra II, Reading, vocabulary, SAT reading, SAT math, and study skills. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Hagerstown, MD 21742
Science:
PSAT
English:
Bible Studies, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
GED,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Elementary Math,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have independently explored algebraic concepts that involve many different applications in daily life.

While a student at Frederick Community College, I tutored algebra I and II in the Mathematics study room, both in groups and independently.

Algebra 2

I have independently explored algebraic concepts that involve many different applications in daily life.

While a student at Frederick Community College, I tutored algebra I and II in the Mathematics study room, both in groups and independently.

Elementary Math

While in college, I worked at Huntington Learning Center in Frederick. While there, I worked with mostly elementary age children, teaching basic math concepts.

When working with young children, I patiently go over the most elementary facts as many times as needed. Many times, repetition is truly the key to memorization and absorption at that young age.

GED

I was homeschooled, and in order to finish high school, I was required to take the GED. I personally thought it was quite easy, and scored well.

I am very familiar with just about all of the concepts that appear on this test and am well aware of how important it is for many people as they aspire to complete their high school education.

Microsoft Excel

My, how I love Excel! There's no better program around to organize, sort and calculate data and information.

Need to create a table of contacts? Need to create a schedule? Need to keep track of your finances? It's all here in one program that I have been using for years and would be more than happy to help anyone learn.

Microsoft Publisher

I have used Microsoft Publisher extensively in the last several years in various other jobs as well as personal use. I have created flyers, invitations, calendars and various similar documents. Most of these I printed, sent as email attachments, printed, etc. If a student has difficulty with it, I would be happy and qualified to guide them through most of the program.

Prealgebra

I have been tutoring prealgebra since 2009. It was the first subject I ever tutored and I am familiar with many different approaches as needed to help make the concepts clear.

SAT Math

Whether it be a knotty problem about discovering how long it takes to eat an apple pie, or calculating the chance of pulling a green marble out of a cookie jar, SAT math is a little, well, random.

With this in mind, I have had personal success with cracking SAT math, and have been able to help other students do the same. My methods excel at connecting the concepts learned in math class to the new skills required for doing well on the SAT.

SAT Reading

Many of the difficulties on the reading sections of the SAT can be worked through simply with practice. My goal is to guide the student to work as efficiently as possible to achieve the best results. I don't consider myself a genius, but with a hard earned score of 710 in the reading section alone, I do feel qualified to tutor SAT reading.

Vocabulary

Are you loquacious? Subservient? Do you think axiomat-ically? Maybe you're plagued with triskaidekaphobia. . .

As fun as they are to show off how smart you are, vocabulary words are essential tools in the arsenal of any successful professional, and that usually begins during the years spent in school. I enjoy learning new words myself and I especially enjoy helping others get a grip on the finer points of the English language.

Frederick Community College
Business

Education

Frederick Community College (Business)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 15 miles of Hagerstown, MD 21742.