Over 100 tutoring hours

Matt P.

Lincolnton, NC

$35/hr

Chemistry to Calculus to SAT: Science, Math and Test Prep - All Levels

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Background check passed as of 3/15/13
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— Julie, Vale, NC on 11/7/13

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Northern Illinois University
Chemistry
Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
Master's
Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
Other

Education

Northern Illinois University (Chemistry)

Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY (Master's)

Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY (Other)

About Matt

25 years of experience. Very patient, thorough and will help you achieve your goals. Emphasis - High School (including AP), College and Graduate level students. Specialize in applications to show how things work.

SUBJECTS: Upper Levels Only

Science - Chemistry (AP), Biology(AP), Physical Science, Biochemistry, Genetics, Anatomy & Physiology,

Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics. Linear Algebra, Analytic Geometry, and Discrete Math.
Also Pre-Calculus specifically Advanced Functions and Methods)

Test Prep: GED, GRE, GMAT, MCAT,TEAS and ASVAB,

Religion - Bible, Bible Studies, Interpretation, Apologetics and Ethics.

BS - Inorganic Chemistry - Northern Illinois University
MA - Christian Ministries - Asbury Theological Seminary.
MA - Counseling - Asbury Theological Seminary


Policies
If the student is under the age of 18, an adult must be present and tutoring will be done in a public location such as a library.

Allow about 75-90 minutes for the first session. This allows time for a short assessment to determine your learning style. I come to each session well prepared. I will take all the time necessary to answer your questions and break difficult concepts down. Future sessions will take an hour or more.

Some subjects will require TWO HOURS because of the necessity to pay attention to detail. You will be notified of this before we get started. I also believe in confirming our appointment ahead of time with a review of our goals for that session.

Most of my clients take several weeks in tutoring. In the beginning, I develop a tutoring plan and schedule and together we stay on point. If you need an intensive session to prep for a test, plan on THREE HOURS or more.

I can also tutor groups (up to 5 students) for the same subject. Group rates available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
25 years of experience. Very patient, thorough and will help you achieve your goals. Emphasis - High School (including AP), College and Graduate level students. Specialize in applications to show how things work.

SUBJECTS: Upper Levels Only

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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Travel time & expenses included in hourly rate. (up to 20 mile radius). $10 surcharge for greater than 20 mi from my house. Allow 90 min per session. For more than 3 sessions, rate is $29/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lincolnton, NC 28092
Background Check: Passed

"Great job!!"

- Julie, Vale, NC on 11/7/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Heather, Davidson, NC on 12/22/13

"Very knowledgeable"

- Milagros, Cherryville, NC on 9/9/13

"Very thorough tutor"

- Tyler, Hickory, NC on 2/11/13

"Thanks"

- Kate, Belmont, NC on 9/5/11
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Discrete Math,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Statistics
English:
ACT Reading, Bible Studies
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology,
Physical Science,
Physiology,
Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
History:
Government & Politics, Religion
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers
Business:
GMAT, GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, College Counseling,
GED,
GMAT, GRE,
MCAT,
PSAT, TEAS
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
General Computer, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

Prepping for a test is very important. Being familiar with what the test is about is also important. I am a patient tutor, use examples and go step by step so each student gains confidence in understanding and solving the problems. This helps with success on the test.

ADD/ADHD

I have worked with ADD/ADHD children in the past. I have several hundred hours of experience using Play Therapy which is a tremendous tool to help work with children as we tutor in subjects like math.
Using a tactile approach along with a white board and a textbook/study manual helps slow things down so the tutoring is done at the speed of the child.
Redundancy made fun helps the child retain what is learned and reveals strengths (successes) and weak areas (future successes).
Another area to help the parents with the child is filial therapy which I have used extensively.

Algebra 2

I have always found math easy to understand and like solving problems. It's been fun to tutor for almost 20 years and make math more understandable.

Aspergers

I have worked with children with Asperger's and high functioning autism in the past. Since the area is so specialized and requires either a certified clinician or someone with a great deal of experience and awareness, I believe I do have that experience. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling and I have over two hundred hours of experience using Play Therapy for children with AS & HFA.
My experience is with children 8 years and older and have utilized art therapy and cognitive behavior therapy.
I believe using a tactile approach along with a white board and a basic textbook/study manual helps slow things down so the tutoring is done at the speed of the student.

Bible Studies

I have an MA in Christian Ministries from Asbury Seminary, have taken 36 Grad Hours in Various Bible studies as well as biblical Greek and Hebrew.

I have also taught Comparative Religion classes, Disciple classes levels one to four, Revelation and have written a Bible Study/Confirmation program for teens including eschatology and end times prophecy.

Biochemistry

I have a BS in Chemistry. In the past, I worked for two large chemical companies and was a Technical Rep in organic and industrial chemicals. I am quite proficient in the subject and can really help students navigate their way through it. I can help with applying questions to real life examples which helps in understanding all major concepts.

Biology

I have a BS in Chemistry. I home schooled my children in biology and have tutored at the AP level. I am quite proficient in the subject and can really help students navigate their way through it. I can help with applying questions to real life examples which helps in understanding all major concepts.

Chemistry

I have a BS in Inorganic Chemistry and have tutored for almost 20 years. I've been employed in the Chemical industry for 17 years and have taught seminars on all aspects of chemical handling, reactivity, emergency procedures and chemical reaction in production.
I love tutoring in chemistry and my specialties are:
inorganic,
organic,
physical,
biochemistry
applied chemistry
thermodynamics,
reaction mechanisms.

I try to make understanding chemistry easy by using examples, supplemental resources and strategies to make studying and retention much easier.

College Counseling

I've got a Master's degree in Counseling. I tutored other counseling students in career counseling at the grad school level. Most of my students are high school and adults which seems to be an audience affinity.
Every first session always has an assessment and the students often ask about college level classes. Also, because of my background in industrial and inorganic chemistry, I have a tremendous amount of experience with what many industries/careers entail.
I homeschooled my children who are now on the Dean's List at their college and have advised them in their college careers.
I've also been a part-time pastor who often counsels families and students regarding career and college choices.

Discrete Math

I have taught and tutored discrete math for many years. I assisted the local school system and their high school students for the last two years and have helped at the local community college as well.
Topics such as set theory, Boolean algebra, Eurlerian graphs and critical paths, and the traveling salesman problem are typical of what we cover with great success for students.

GED

Passing the GED is an important hurdle. Even though the format is changing, the basic skills and subject knowledge are still the same. I have helped people for many years and customize our sessions to every student. And we have fun in the process.

Genetics

I have a minor in Biology from Northern Illinois University and have an MA in Counseling with six graduate hours at the MA level on Bioethics which includes very in depth knowledge on human genomics, stem cell research, and recombinant DNA technologies. I also have participated in Bioethics conferences and can provide proof of syllabi, grades - final exams and more. Since we also homeschool our children, I have taught my daughter (age 17) genetics and bioethics.

GRE

More and more schools are accepting the GRE, so having a deep broad knowledge on many subjects is essential. The best way to do that is to practice for the GRE. I give practice tests to prep and familiarize students so they know what to expect, know how long it will be and proctor and evaluate the results of the practice test. No student should go in unprepared. I prepare them.

MCAT

I am very familiar with the MCAT. I have advised students on it and have experience helping them prep for the test. My wife works at a drug store and I helped the husband of the pharmacy manager prep in areas he needed a refresher in.
I also took the MCAT many years ago and remember the rigors of prepping and actually taking the test.

Organic Chemistry

I have a BS in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University. I have worked for two large chemical companies and was a Technical Rep in organic and industrial chemicals. I am quite proficient in the subject and can really help students navigate their way through it.

Pharmacology

As part of my MA in Counseling, I had to write treatment protocols in Psychopathology where I became familiar with basic pharmacological concepts including kinetics and dynamics. As a result, I earned 6 hours of credit at the graduate level in Pharmacology. This gave me the knowledge to tutor students on the effects and mechanisms of drugs and agents.
I also have a degree in chemistry and 20 years of tutoring organic and biochemistry too.

Physical Science

I have 20 years experience helping students apply the concepts of physical science to real world applications. I show how to make pictures of things, tabulate any data and immediately begin to apply and solve the problem at hand. This promotes good solving ability and memory retention as well.

Physiology

I have a BS in Chemistry. I home schooled my children in anatomy and physiology and have also tutored at the college level. I am quite proficient in the subject and can really help students navigate their way through it. I can help with applying questions to real life examples which helps in understanding all major concepts.

Prealgebra

I have always found math easy to understand and like solving problems. I am a patient tutor, use examples and go step by step so each student gains confidence in understanding and solving the problems.

QuickBooks

I have used QuickBooks and QuickBooks POS for several years. I use it for inventory control, budgeting, accounts receivable, customer information, payroll and just about everything it has available. I am self employed, so wearing a lot of hats has made me pretty proficient in QuickBooks.

TEAS

The TEAS (Teaching of Essential Academic Skills) test for Nursing School is a comprehensive knowledge exam. I have over 10 years' experience and have tutored dozens of students prepare for the exam. Although proficient in all areas, I specialize in math and science portions of the exam.

Northern Illinois University
Chemistry
Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
Master's
Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
Other

Education

Northern Illinois University (Chemistry)

Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY (Master's)

Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY (Other)

Great job!! — Matt was a pleasure to work with. He went out of his way to meet with us and was genuinely concerned about helping his students achieve their academic potential. ...

— Julie, Vale, NC on 11/7/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel time & expenses included in hourly rate. (up to 20 mile radius). $10 surcharge for greater than 20 mi from my house. Allow 90 min per session. For more than 3 sessions, rate is $29/hr.

Travel policy

Matt will travel within 20 miles of Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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