Over 600 tutoring hours

Matthew L.

Silver Spring, MD

$30/hr

CELTA Certified Tutor Specializing in ESL and TOEFL

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Background check passed as of 1/17/15
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362 Ratings
 
 
2hrs Response Time
Helps me a lot
— Hui, Gaithersburg, MD on 4/17/15

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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

Hello! You have come to the right place if you are looking for help with your English.

I have a Master of Arts in Counseling and am CELTA trained. I have been teaching and tutoring English as a second language for seven years now, helping students of every age with pronunciation, speaking, writing, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and TOEFL.

Name a time and place, and I will try to accommodate you. I have met students as early as 8:00 a.m. and as late as 9:00 p.m. I have tutored on Skype, in offices, libraries, coffee shops, and homes. If you are unsatisfied with a lesson, you may have a 100% refund. If you would like a discount for multiple lessons, you can purchase a package of credits with WyzAnt.

Thank you for looking at my profile. I look forward to doing business with you! : )

* I was born in Washington, D.C. and have lived in the US for 25 years, South Korea for six years, Germany for five years, Mexico for 3 months, and Spain for six weeks. My students have been from 27 countries: Ethiopia, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Qatar, Palestine, Spain, Denmark, Poland, France, Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, Russia, India, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and Mongolia. 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.
Hello! You have come to the right place if you are looking for help with your English.

I have a Master of Arts in Counseling and am CELTA trained. I have been teaching and tutoring Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

+$5.00 per additional student. For example, a group of 4 would be $45.00

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

"Helps me a lot"

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

"Very helpful"

- Xianhong, Rockville, MD on 4/26/15

"Great Tutor, highly recomended!"

- Carolina, Chevy Chase, MD on 4/21/15

"Outstanding and honest!"

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

"Great tutor "

- Mohamed, Falls Church, VA on 4/8/15

"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 3/21/15

"My kids are enjoying study"

- Myunghee, Mc Lean, VA on 3/20/15

"He is a good tutor!"

- Stephan, Rockville, MD on 2/12/15

"Great tutor for the TOEFL exam"

- Ana, Chevy Chase, MD on 2/3/14

"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 11/9/13

"Wonderful lessons!!!"

- Irina, Washington, DC on 9/19/13
Matthew replied on 4/20/2015

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 2/4/13

"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,
Writing
Science:
Philosophy, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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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.

Psychology

I have a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Discipleship. This course was accredited, providing a foundation for those who wish to take an additional two semesters and the state test for licensure as an LPC. Both theoretical and practical classes were taken, such as a substance abuse and the history of soul care, as well as labs where I was required to perform the role of a counselor in a simulated situation observed by both my professor and fellow classmates.

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)

Helps me a lot — Before I met Matthew, I had no idea how to deal with the speaking section in the TOEFL exam. He is so patient and experienced that he has made me become confident now. He can find where is my weakness, and practice it with me. We always talk about any English materials that I have listened or watched over the week. Under his tutoring, I have improved my skills of listening and speaking by a lot. I ...

— Hui, Gaithersburg, MD on 4/17/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

+$5.00 per additional student. For example, a group of 4 would be $45.00

Travel policy

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

Background Check Status for Matthew L.

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