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Matthew L.

CELTA Certified TOEFL Tutor

CELTA Certified TOEFL Tutor

$40/hour

  • 1,809 hours tutoring

About Matthew


Bio

Hello! 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 BA and MA degrees, and over 50 credits towards a second master's degree. I was trained teaching adults in Spain, and have applied my training by teaching English in the United States and South Korea for approximately nine years in private, cram, and boarding schools, and...

Hello! 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 BA and MA degrees, and over 50 credits towards a second master's degree. I was trained teaching adults in Spain, and have applied my training by teaching English in the United States and South Korea for approximately nine years in private, cram, and boarding schools, and have now tutored one-on-one for four years in the DC area.

*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.


Education

Washington Bible College
Interdisciplinary
Capital Bible Seminary
Masters
Reformed Theological Seminary DC
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: $5.00/extra student. The price for two students is $45.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/18/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

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.

English

ESL/ESOL,

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,

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.
TOEFL,

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.
English

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

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.
English

Language

ESL/ESOL,

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,

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.
TOEFL

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.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

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.
English

Other

ESL/ESOL

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.

Summer

ESL/ESOL

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.

Test Preparation

IELTS,

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.
TOEFL

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.

Examples of Expertise


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

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (830 ratings)
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Reviews


Great Teacher

It was heavy snow when we had this lesson. He is very nice and came to teach me although it was snowing. One of the nicest people I met until now.

Charlotte, 62 lessons with Matthew

Excellent tutor!

I worked with Matt briefly. He was always ready with study material, strategies for preparing for class and for studying. He can pinpoint the source of deficiency and will devise a plan to assist learner in remediating it. He is a patient, courteous and a professional tutor. I recommend him without reservation!

Abbey, 2 lessons with Matthew

Great tutor

I'm so thankful for Matthew L . Helped me to get the score that I need ,I'm a pharmacist and the need specific degree from us in each section.Practicing speaking with Matthew really make my speaking better and I got 26 and also his advices in writing section were amazing and very helpful.Thanks again Matthew without your help I could not make it

Marwa, 8 lessons with Matthew

considerate teacher!!

My son is taking a lesson from him, and continuously improving. He gives homework which my son get interested. We look forward to another lessons.

SOONCHAN, 59 lessons with Matthew

Great feedback

Matthew and I review the independent questions of the TOEFL and he gave a really good feedback about my performance and what were my mayor problems and we worked on that on some sample questions, He gave me very good advices on how to improve my score

Arlene, 3 lessons with Matthew

True Tutor

Matthew has been an incredibly helpful tutor in IELTS preparation. I enjoyed my sessions as Matthew's teaching style gives me a new found confidence. I am very glad I worked with him.

Tetiana, 21 lessons with Matthew

Great tutor

My name is Hanbyoul, I'm a doctor and professor from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea who is doing research at NIH. I studied conversational English with Matthew in order to help me better interact with colleagues at work, as well as adjust to new life here in Bethesda, MD. His lessons gave me to improve my English by carrying out informed conversations based on various sources he had me read and listen to for homework. I am sure that he is a real expert on English education.

Hanbyoul, 29 lessons with Matthew

The best tutor

With his assistance and teaching technique I got 103 in TOEFL, just what I want to get. He is really great in teaching TOEFL and he took the time to teach me what I need to be improved in my English. I've been able to see my progress with him through my TOEFL scores. He's been very helpful for me, without his excellency in teaching TOEFL wouldn't have made it. Big Thanks to Matthew L.

Ruaa, 13 lessons with Matthew

The BEST teacher

I don't want to share with anybody my best teacher! I think he is a very professional, very flexible, very skillful and perfect time management teacher. I am the Japanese, I grew up in Japan, I learned English through middle school to college. But that English skill is just satisfied to go good college and get a good job in Japan. I moved to US for 6years ago and I found my English skill was nothing to help to live in US at all! Even if I got a job, I lost many jobs because language barrier, so I decided to take a class. Mr. Matthew has lots of experience to teach students that non-native English speaker. When I fist met him, he figured out my weak point only 10min and developed my class lesson plan really quick. He also sends me a big volume homework every week, this homework is hard to finish but this is really help to improve my English skill! Even if I feel too much, he can arrange homework volume. I can't find any negative point in his lesson! I feel he likes teaching English, so that I can get an awesome lesson every time.

Sayaka, 48 lessons with Matthew

$40/hour

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Matthew L.

$40/hour

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