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Matt V.

Expert K12 Tutor Specializes in ACT, (P)SAT, ASVAB, and TEAS Test Prep

Expert K12 Tutor Specializes in ACT, (P)SAT, ASVAB, and TEAS Test Prep

$60/hour

  • 222 hours tutoring

  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525

About Matt


Bio

Greetings students and parents! My name is Matt. I am offering my services as a tutor in a wide variety of classes from Elementary through High School.

I am patient and understanding of all the issues facing students preparing for a test or struggling with school work. I have over 30 years of experience working with students of all ages from very diverse backgrounds. My focus is for each student to realize their full potential.

Make your selection based on your child’s needs. Some student’s...

Greetings students and parents! My name is Matt. I am offering my services as a tutor in a wide variety of classes from Elementary through High School.

I am patient and understanding of all the issues facing students preparing for a test or struggling with school work. I have over 30 years of experience working with students of all ages from very diverse backgrounds. My focus is for each student to realize their full potential.

Make your selection based on your child’s needs. Some student’s scores don’t improve. But their confidence and understanding does. Last year students increased their scores:

1)Avedia raised her ACT from 22 up to 26. Her percentile rank rose from 62nd up to 83rd.
2)Mylare raised his ACT from 25 up to 30. His percentile rank rose from 79th up to 95th.
3)Isly raised her SAT from 1200 up to 1340. Her percentile rank rose from 81st up to 94th.
4)Petrone raised his SAT from 1070 up to 1280. His percentile rose from 61st up to 87th.

Test Prep: ACT, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT
I am extremely effective in preparing students for these tests. I teach how to maximize the number correct. I teach strategy. We practice together ensuring proficiency. Students practice with full passages. We review homework. We discuss ways to eliminate errors. Please see my student testimonials.

Critical reasoning is the secret. We work on how to quickly analyze reading passages to identify issues then efficiently select the correct answer and move on.

Other school classroom subjects: Reading, Writing, Math, and Science,
I review concepts and check for understanding. Oftentimes there are underlying issues that may be affecting their progress. I provide reading options matched to their preferred learning style. I teach writing that makes the reader glad, mad, or sad.

Location: I generally serve the West Michigan region. I travel and may help nearby students too.

Where to meet: I meet at your convenience. At your home. At a public library. Or at a public place.with tables as long as it is not too noisy. Coffee shops and fast food restaurants are okay.

Materials: I bring all the materials we need. In the case of classroom subject tutoring, please have your assignment and any class books available for us to use.

If you need more information about me or my teaching methods: Please feel free to contact me via Wyzant messaging to discuss your specific needs. I am happy to answer all of your questions. Please allow a few hours for a reply.

Thank you again for looking at my profile!


Education

Michigan State University
B.Sci.
Aquinas College
MEd
Western Michigan University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $75 for in-person / $60 for online
  • Rate details: I charge $25 per hour for ASVAB.
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/10/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree in Elementary Education from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I taught a 5/6 split for one year. I also taught reading and math remedial instruction for two years. I taught sixth grade computer applications for one year.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

While completing courses for my Masters Degree in elementary education at Aquinas College, I had the good fortune of taking mathematics courses from Dr. Jan Shroyer. She taught many mathematics methods. Primarily she focused on the development of math concepts, not only in kindergarten but all the way throughout every math subject. From Dr. Shroyer I learned to start from visual and tactile. Students and parents may call this instruction as playing games but there really is deep reasoning backed by numerous research studies. It is when kids tire of playing 'the game' that their insightful thoughts are turned into equations and in-turn algorithms.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

While completing courses for my Masters Degree in elementary education at Aquinas College, I had the good fortune of taking mathematics courses from Dr. Jan Shroyer. She taught many mathematics methods. Primarily she focused on the development of math concepts, not only in kindergarten but all the way throughout every math subject.
Phonics,

Phonics

I completed several courses in reading development as well as diagnosis and a three-month directed study to help students improve their reading effectiveness, fluency, and become comfortable to read for leisure. I completed all of Aquinas College's reading instruction courses but chose to receive my degree in elementary education and not reading specialization. That was mostly due to how schools might classify my credentials and limit my employment options.
Reading,

Reading

I studied reading instruction while completing a master's degree at Aquinas College. Since then I have spent 20 years assisting students to become better readers. I have learned many strategies to help struggling readers.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I use Learning Styles and targeted concept development activities in reading, writing, listening, talking, and computing. Process. Practice. Pace. Performance. All are needed to ensure reaching one's Peak.
Spelling

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I taught Language Arts to high school students so they could get their high school diploma. For the past 18 months I have worked as an ACT English tutor and my students have improved their scores.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I completed a Master's Degree in elementary education from Aquinas College that focused on reading education. I teach my students the best way to read, think logically, and earn their best ACT scores.
Reading,

Reading

I studied reading instruction while completing a master's degree at Aquinas College. Since then I have spent 20 years assisting students to become better readers. I have learned many strategies to help struggling readers.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I completed a Master's Degree in elementary education from Aquinas College that focused on reading education. I teach my students the best way to read, think logically, and earn their best ACT scores. For the last 18 months I have been an ACT tutor helping students improve their scores for English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.
SAT Writing, Spelling

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored ACT, SAT, and PSAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree in Elementary Education from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I taught a 5/6 split for one year. I also taught reading and math remedial instruction for two years. I taught sixth grade computer applications for one year.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Prealgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. For 3 years I have tutored ACT and SAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
Reading,

Reading

I studied reading instruction while completing a master's degree at Aquinas College. Since then I have spent 20 years assisting students to become better readers. I have learned many strategies to help struggling readers.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored SAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I completed a Master's Degree in elementary education from Aquinas College that focused on reading education. I teach my students the best way to read, think logically, and earn their best ACT scores. For the last 18 months I have been an ACT tutor helping students improve their scores for English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I use Learning Styles and targeted concept development activities in reading, writing, listening, talking, and computing. Process. Practice. Pace. Performance. All are needed to ensure reaching one's Peak.
Algebra 2, Spelling

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored ACT Math and my students have increased their scores.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored ACT, SAT, and PSAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Prealgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. For 3 years I have tutored ACT and SAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored SAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
Algebra 2

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored ACT, SAT, and PSAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree in Elementary Education from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I taught a 5/6 split for one year. I also taught reading and math remedial instruction for two years. I taught sixth grade computer applications for one year.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Prealgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. For 3 years I have tutored ACT and SAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
Reading,

Reading

I studied reading instruction while completing a master's degree at Aquinas College. Since then I have spent 20 years assisting students to become better readers. I have learned many strategies to help struggling readers.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I use Learning Styles and targeted concept development activities in reading, writing, listening, talking, and computing. Process. Practice. Pace. Performance. All are needed to ensure reaching one's Peak.
Algebra 2

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I use Learning Styles and targeted concept development activities in reading, writing, listening, talking, and computing. Process. Practice. Pace. Performance. All are needed to ensure reaching one's Peak.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

At Michigan State University I completed two bachelor's of science degrees, one in Crop and Soil Science and the other in Agriculture Education. I taught high school science, biology, chemistry, geology, and physical science, as well as animal science. I have worked as an ACT Science test prep tutor.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I completed several courses in reading development as well as diagnosis and a three-month directed study to help students improve their reading effectiveness, fluency, and become comfortable to read for leisure. I completed all of Aquinas College's reading instruction courses but chose to receive my degree in elementary education and not reading specialization. That was mostly due to how schools might classify my credentials and limit my employment options.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I use Learning Styles and targeted concept development activities in reading, writing, listening, talking, and computing. Process. Practice. Pace. Performance. All are needed to ensure reaching one's Peak.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored ACT, SAT, and PSAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree in Elementary Education from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I taught a 5/6 split for one year. I also taught reading and math remedial instruction for two years. I taught sixth grade computer applications for one year.
GED,

GED

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion Language Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Math including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. For the past 3 years I have tutored the ACT, SAT, PSAT and my students have increased their scores.
Reading,

Reading

I studied reading instruction while completing a master's degree at Aquinas College. Since then I have spent 20 years assisting students to become better readers. I have learned many strategies to help struggling readers.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored SAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I use Learning Styles and targeted concept development activities in reading, writing, listening, talking, and computing. Process. Practice. Pace. Performance. All are needed to ensure reaching one's Peak.
Algebra 2

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

The ACCUPLACER identifies Math and English college placement. For eight years I taught ALL HS courses including Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and Trig, Grammar, Mechanics, Rhetorical Strategies, and Literature. My strategies show how to compute mathematically, read efficiently, and write proficiently. Since 2014 I have tutored students in ACT, (P)SAT, GED, and ASVAB Test Prep. My students perform GREAT!
ACT English,

ACT English

I taught Language Arts to high school students so they could get their high school diploma. For the past 18 months I have worked as an ACT English tutor and my students have improved their scores.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored ACT Math and my students have increased their scores.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I completed a Master's Degree in elementary education from Aquinas College that focused on reading education. I teach my students the best way to read, think logically, and earn their best ACT scores.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

At Michigan State University I completed two bachelor's of science degrees, one in Crop and Soil Science and the other in Agriculture Education. I taught high school science, biology, chemistry, geology, and physical science, as well as animal science. I have worked as an ACT Science test prep tutor.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion. Math, English, Science, Reading, Social Studies, etc. I also taught vocational agriculture including tractor mechanics, welding, etc. For 3 years I have tutored ACT and SAT my students have increased their scores.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have previously tutored math, verbal, language arts, and reading on ACT and (P)SAT. The hardest part of standardized tests is learning to take the test and getting comfortable. This just takes practice. Training for the COOP/HSPT takes time. First I teach strategies and check for understanding then students do homework practice tests on a weekly basis. We work together to eliminate errors.
GED,

GED

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion Language Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Math including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. For the past 3 years I have tutored the ACT, SAT, PSAT and my students have increased their scores.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have a Master's Degree in K-8 Education. Highly Qualified Science certified teacher. 20+ years of classroom teaching experience. 10+ years Test Prep. Training for the ISEE takes strategies, student understanding, and elimination of errors. The hardest part of standardized tests is learning to take the test and getting comfortable.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

For 15 years I taught all the courses needed for high school completion including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. I have tutored SAT Math and my students have increased their scores.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I completed a Master's Degree in elementary education from Aquinas College that focused on reading education. I teach my students the best way to read, think logically, and earn their best ACT scores. For the last 18 months I have been an ACT tutor helping students improve their scores for English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.
TEAS,

TEAS

I finished two Bachelor's of Science Degrees studying nutrition, genetics, and chemistry. I completed my Master's Degree in Reading and Math with a 3.9 GPA. For five years I taught High School Math, Science, Reading, and English Language Arts. I worked in community healthcare for three years and am familiar with the topics covered on TEAS. For the last four years I have tutored SAT and ACT test prep. My students have scored in the 95th percentile in Reading, Writing, Math, and Science.
PSAT, SAT Writing

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Great progress with ASVAB tutoring

We are very happy with the progress made so far with prepping for the ASVAB test. We're seeing measurable results in practice tests and an increase in confidence. We appreciate Matt's flexibility, patience and dedication.

Aaron, 18 lessons with Matt

Prepping for ACT

My kids are weaker in reading & LA but pretty good in Math. They told me that Matt is pretty good at giving them tips for better comprehension more than they have learned in their HS career. Although they have yet to take the test after working with Matt, they are confident they will do better this coming Feb.

Cristina, 1 lesson with Matt

Great teacher so far!! Thanks for sending Hakim act book!

Thank you!! Thank you for sending Hakim an act book. He will definitely benefit from it. Great tutor so far!

Steve, 8 lessons with Matt

knowledgeable

Matt has given my son more SAT strategies then other tutors have been able to offer. My son feels more confident about taking the test. He has been trying to achieve a certain score and working with Matt, he just might achieve that.

Tammy, 17 lessons with Matt
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