CELTA Certified TOEFL Tutor
CELTA Certified TOEFL Tutor
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.
Matthew has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
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 , 8 lessons with Matthew
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
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
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 itMarwa, 8 lessons with Matthew
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
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 scoreArlene, 3 lessons with Matthew
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
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