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Matthew L.

Silver Spring, MD

$40/hour

CELTA Certified ESL/TOEFL/IELTS Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/18/15
4.9 average from 808 ratings
A skillful tutor
— Mehrnoush, Oakton, VA on 12/10/16

$40/Hour


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Washington Bible College
Interdisciplinary
Capital Bible Seminary
Master's
Reformed Theological Seminary DC
Graduate Coursework

Education

Washington Bible College (Interdisciplinary)

Capital Bible Seminary (Master's)

Reformed Theological Seminary DC (Graduate Coursework)

About Matthew

I'm a teacher/tutor who comes from a family of educators: My grandfathers were both math teachers, one with a master's in business education, my mother majored in elementary education and taught children before I was born, currently teaching ESL near Boston, and my father earned a post graduate degree in religious education, recently publishing a book on chaplaincy.

I scored 172 on the Praxis II English to Speakers of Other Languages (5361) when the required score in Maryland is 149. I hold the CELTA, Cambridge University's certificate for teaching ESL to adults, in addition to a BA and MA degrees, and over 50 credits towards a second master's degree. My education and training was in language instruction, translating, interpreting, and communicating texts in writing and speech, publicly and privately. I have applied my training by teaching English in the United States and South Korea for approximately nine years and have now tutored one-on-one for four years.

*I was born in Washington, D.C. and have spent many years abroad in South Korea, Germany, Mexico, and Spain. My students have spanned 38 countries: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Lastly, I have visited 24 countries: Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, and South Korea.
I'm a teacher/tutor who comes from a family of educators: My grandfathers were both math teachers, one with a master's in business education, my mother majored in elementary education and taught children before I was born, currently teaching ESL near Boston, and my father earned a post graduate degree in religious education, recently publishing a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Every additional student will be $5 more. A class of two students will be $45; a group of five clients will be $60.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20902
Background Check: Passed

"A skillful tutor"

- Mehrnoush, Oakton, VA on 12/10/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Abbey, New York, NY on 11/11/16

"Great tutor"

- Marwa, Sterling, VA on 10/25/16

"considerate teacher!!"

- SOONCHAN, Potomac, MD on 9/21/16

"Great feedback"

- Arlene, Miami, FL on 8/3/16

"True Tutor"

- Tetiana, Anchorage, AK on 6/6/16

"Great tutor"

- Hanbyoul, Bethesda, MD on 6/2/16

"The best tutor"

- Ruaa, Gaithersburg, MD on 12/22/15

"The BEST teacher"

- Sayaka, Olney, MD on 12/12/15

"Beyond languange skill, also knowledge and intelligence"

- Yue, Owings Mills, MD on 10/31/15

"A Great Tutor"

- Lin, Sterling, VA on 10/28/15

"Really great and patient tutor ever"

- Jack, Bethesda, MD on 10/27/15

"An amazing and helpful instructor"

- Ahmed, Rockville, MD on 10/23/15

"Great tutor!"

- Milana, Brooklyn, NY on 10/15/15

"Professional, responsible and patient."

- Sharon, Rockville, MD on 8/21/15

"He was a great teacher"

- Hisham, Vienna, VA on 7/31/15

"Well prepared and patient."

- Grace, Bethesda, MD on 7/31/15

"Love his teaching method and great work ethic"

- Eunhee, Alexandria, VA on 7/17/15

"Kids enjoy every lessons."

- Nataly, Mc Lean, VA on 7/11/15

"Very helpful"

- Xianhong, Rockville, MD on 4/27/15

"Great Tutor, highly recomended!"

- Carolina, Chevy Chase, MD on 4/22/15

"Helps me a lot"

- Hui, Gaithersburg, MD on 4/17/15

"Outstanding and honest!"

- Mona, Bethesda, MD on 4/14/15

"Great tutor"

- Mohamed, Falls Church, VA on 4/9/15

"Great lesson"

- Hiromi, Rockville, MD on 4/1/15

"I give him 5 stars"

- Ladan, Germantown, MD on 3/31/15

"Very Helpful!"

- OSAMAH, Fairfax, VA on 3/22/15

"My kids are enjoying study"

- Myunghee, Mc Lean, VA on 3/21/15

"He is a good tutor!"

- Stephan, Rockville, MD on 2/13/15

"Great tutor for the TOEFL exam"

- Ana, Chevy Chase, MD on 2/4/14

"Experienced, professional, and friendly tutor."

- Wontai, Gaithersburg, MD on 1/14/14

"I give him five stars."

- Kyujin, Bethesda, MD on 12/31/13

"Great Tutor"

- Carole, Frederick, MD on 11/26/13

"Experienced, reliable and smart tutor!"

- Yue, Silver Spring, MD on 11/10/13

"Wonderful lessons!!!"

- Irina, Washington, DC on 9/19/13
Matthew replied on 4/21/2015

Irina was able to get the TOEFL score she needed after studying with me.

"Your child deserves the very best!"

- Ekaterina, Columbia, MD on 9/10/13

"Excelente tutor"

- Yasmil, Columbia, MD on 9/9/13

"My First English Friend"

- Jae, Potomac, MD on 9/6/13

"OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!"

- Jack, Silver Spring, MD on 2/11/13

"Great TOEFL tutor!"

- Toshiko, Rockville, MD on 2/5/13

"Great tutor and friend"

- Dong-woo, Rockville, MD on 11/15/12

"Flexible & Patient!"

- Angela, College Park, MD on 10/1/12

"First lesson"

- Asumi, Silver Spring, MD on 9/30/12
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, IELTS,
Proofreading, Reading,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

1. CELTA: Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, 160 hours, Cambridge accredited.

2. 7 years teaching and tutoring ESL in South Korea and the US to all age groups -- preschool to working professionals.

IELTS

An IELTS student recently hired me to teach her English. As a result I did research for the IELTS test, buying textbooks and watching video lessons on the subject. My review of the material made me conclude that it is like the TOEFL test which I have taught for over a year. I believe I am capable of tutoring this test as well.

Reading

1. I have a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Discipleship.

TOEFL

1. Tutoring TOEFL for a year in the Washington DC area using ETS' The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test and Bruce Sterling's Scoring Strategies for the TOEFL iBT.

*I can meet you in your home or office, as well as the public library, but I recommend we eventually study at a coffee shop in order to familiarize yourself with the TOEFL test environment -- many people talking at the same time.

Washington Bible College
Interdisciplinary
Capital Bible Seminary
Master's
Reformed Theological Seminary DC
Graduate Coursework

Education

Washington Bible College (Interdisciplinary)

Capital Bible Seminary (Master's)

Reformed Theological Seminary DC (Graduate Coursework)

A skillful tutor

Matthew is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. He knows many subtle points in TOEFL, specially in writing which was really helpful for me. His behavior also is very professional.

— Mehrnoush, Oakton, VA on 12/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Every additional student will be $5 more. A class of two students will be $45; a group of five clients will be $60.

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 40 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20902.