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Matt G.

Durham, NC

$40/hour

Duke Grad Student for Math Tutoring and Test Prep

Background check passed as of 5/30/15
5.0 average from 76 ratings
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Stetson University, DeLand, FL
Mathematics

Education

Stetson University, DeLand, FL (Mathematics)

About Matt

Hello! I recently graduated in May 2015 from Stetson University down in DeLand, FL with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Administration, along with a minor in Music. I grew up in Winter Springs, FL, and graduated from Winter Springs High School as the Valedictorian of my class in 2011. I have been tutoring math since my sophomore year of high school, and during my time at Stetson University, I worked as a student tutor for the Mathematics Department for three years, tutoring calculus, probability, statistics, and finite mathematics. I also tutored independently, tutoring middle school and high school students in Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. I love numbers, and want you to as well!

Beyond my background in math, I have several other interests as well. I have been a musician since the sixth grade when I first started playing the tuba. I have a passion for volunteering and nonprofit organizations, and have spent much time with one nonprofit in particular, Habitat for Humanity, both in the office setting and on build sites as well. I enjoy biking and running, as well as spending time in the mountains. My friends would describe me as friendly and goofy, as I never give up the opportunity to reference random Youtube videos in every day conversations, and revel in making others laugh. I love tutoring, and enjoy helping students accomplish their goals.

I am now attending Duke University to pursue a Master of Public Policy, a track studying the quantitative analysis behind policy decisions. I will focus on affordable housing and poverty policy.
Hello! I recently graduated in May 2015 from Stetson University down in DeLand, FL with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Administration, along with a minor in Music. I grew up in Winter Springs, FL, and graduated from Winter Springs High School as the Valedictorian of my class in 2011. I have been tutoring Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

I will charge $25 for online sessions, and for regular sessions, will drop my rate to $35 for multiple-hour sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Durham, NC 27705
Background Check: Passed

"Very helpful"

- Kasie, Durham, NC on 9/16/16

"Pragmatic and Straightforward Tutor"

- William, Alexandria, VA on 6/5/16

"Matt is a knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Jennifer, Durham, NC on 5/16/16

"Very patient and effective."

- Vance, Chapel Hill, NC on 5/3/16

"A great tutor"

- Dot, Cary, NC on 10/12/15

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Genevieve, Durham, NC on 10/3/15

"FANTASTIC!"

- Billy, Winter Park, FL on 8/2/15

"Amazing tutor"

- Brooke, Winter Springs, FL on 7/13/15

"Extremely bright"

- Jimmy, Orlando, FL on 5/29/15
Music:
General Music
English:
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GRE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, STATA
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading
Business:
Economics, GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

Although I never took the ACT in high school, and I am familiar with the SAT, and given the comparisons between the two tests I would be able to provide guidance in preparing for the ACT as well. I took the SAT test multiple times during my high school years, and regularly performed well in the math section of the SAT, my highest score for which being a 770. I have many useful suggestions for managing time during the test and effectively solving each question given the time constraint.

Algebra 1

The rules of algebra are fundamental to any higher math course, and they have almost become second nature for me over the years. I have also recently tutored students in FLVS Algebra I, and am very familiar with the course content in this way, as I would typically guide these students within the particular modules and help them take notes.

Algebra 2

The content of Algebra II is also very much fundamental to upper-level math courses, and they have become somewhat second nature to me over the years. I have also recently been privately tutoring two students in Algebra I and II through FLVS, and am therefore very comfortable with the subject material.

Calculus

I took AP Calculus BC in high school and passed with a 5, and jumped straight into Calculus III as a freshman at Stetson University. For the past three years, I have worked in the Stetson University Math Clinic, tutoring math students primarily in Calculus I and II. Over the years, I have developed a strong understanding of calculus, and would readily be able to assist students with the subject.

Differential Equations

I took Ordinary Differential Equations as part of the requirements for my Mathematics Major, and passed the class with an A when I took it my junior year of college two years ago. I took detailed notes in class and saved all of my homework assignments, and in this way am able to look back through my Ordinary Differential Equations binder in preparing for lessons. I also have an Ordinary Differential Equations book which I can use during lessons.

Finite Math

As a mathematics tutor at Stetson University, I had many students come in needing help with Finite Mathematics. I am familiar with the course content, from financial applications to matrix encryption and decryption, and would be able to provide much help in tackling any issues with the course.

General Music

I have been playing the tuba since the sixth grade, and therefore have been playing the instrument for 10 years. I was actively involved with band in high school, participating in both marching band and symphonic band, and was a member of the Stetson University Symphonic Band. I graduated from Stetson University with a Minor in Music, and took Theory 1, Theory 2, Music Culture and Music Style and Analysis, tuba lessons, and Symphonic Band and Orchestra during my 4 years at Stetson. I also played piano for four years in high school.

Geometry

I have been tutoring Geometry since my sophomore year of high school, and continued private geometry tutoring during my college years as well. I am comfortable with the material and able to relay it effectively to the student.

GRE

I took the GRE twice in preparing for graduate school applications, and studied for the test extensively using the Kaplan GRE review book. The first time I took the GRE, I got a 168 in the Quantitative Reasoning Section and a 158 in the Verbal Reasoning, and the second time I took the test my scores were 166 and 161, respectively. I have many suggestions for the math section in particular, and also have suggestions for the reading section, including a comprehensive notecard system I used to study for both the GRE and the SAT in high school.

Linear Algebra

I took Linear Algebra as one of the requirements for my Mathematics Major my freshmen year of college, and passed the course with an A. I took detailed notes in class and saved all of my homework assignments, and would therefore be able to look back on these notes in preparing for lessons. I also have a Linear Algebra textbook I could use during tutoring sessions. For students familiar with mathematical software, I used MATLAB extensively in this class, especially when working with matrices, and would be able to offer suggestions with the MATLAB software as well.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is a course fundamental to all upper-level math courses, and I have internalized all of the prealgebra fundamentals over the years. In this way, I would be able to effectively explain the material, as well as show how it is used in future courses and real-world problems.

Precalculus

I did very well in my Precalculus class in high school, and went on to take AP Calculus BC, which I passed with a 5 on the AP Exam. Given how many components of precalculus are utilized in upper-level math courses, especially calculus, I am comfortable with tutoring the material.

SAT Math

I took the SAT test multiple times during my high school years, and regularly performed well in the math section of the SAT, my highest score for which being a 770. I have many useful suggestions for managing time during the test and effectively solving each question given the time constraint.

STATA

For my Master of Public Policy degree at Duke University, I am primarily using STATA to conduct any statistical analyses that I come across. I have become effective at summarizing data in STATA through descriptive statistics, such as through the describe, codebook, and summarize commands. I am also proficient in regression analysis and statistical testing. Recently, I've also explored graphical and visual representation of data in STATA, such as heat maps, tables, scatterplots, and histograms. I have used STATA on a daily basis and would be able to assist any students interested in learning the statistical language.

Statistics

At Stetson University, I took several courses related to statistics, including a Probability course, an upper-level Mathematical Statistics course, and a statistical Forecasting course. I have also tutored students in statistics through the Stetson University Math Clinic, especially within the last year. Every senior at Stetson University has to complete a senior research project within their major, and I conducted a comprehensive, statistical analysis on the growth of developing countries with regards to exogenous and endogenous economic growth theories, culminating in a 107-page research paper. I have conducted other statistical analyses during my time at Stetson as well, including one evaluating the level of volunteerism and social capital in the United States.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a course fundamental to many upper-level math courses, including calculus, differential equations, and complex analysis. I have developed a strong understanding of trigonometry, and have developed many useful tricks along the way that make understanding trigonometry much easier.

Stetson University, DeLand, FL
Mathematics

Education

Stetson University, DeLand, FL (Mathematics)

Very helpful

My daughter has only had a few sessions with Matt however, we can see improvement with her confidence and understanding.

— Kasie, Durham, NC on 9/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

I will charge $25 for online sessions, and for regular sessions, will drop my rate to $35 for multiple-hour sessions.

Travel policy

Matt will travel within 10 miles of Durham, NC 27705.