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Matthew T.

Towaco, NJ

$55/hour

High School teacher with wide expertise

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The College of New Jersey
History, Education
The University of Florida
Master's
The College of New Jersey
Graduate Coursework

Education

The College of New Jersey (History, Education)

The University of Florida (Master's)

The College of New Jersey (Graduate Coursework)

About Matthew

I have personal experience tutoring the SAT verbal section, writing, algebra, all major subjects within the social studies, Spanish, and English as a second language. By trade, I am a certified high school Social Studies and Spanish teacher with five years of experience in the classroom, including one year spent teaching abroad in Chile. I currently teach Advanced Placement United States History and Criminology. Additionally, I have state certifications as both a K-6 general elementary teacher and as a teacher of English/Language Arts (ELA) in grades 5-8.

Students find me approachable, patient, easy to work with and most importantly able to help them raise their confidence and skills in the desired subject areas. Through a mixture of methodologies and techniques, I always strive to help students reach their goals.
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Towaco, NJ 07082
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Elementary Math, Geometry, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, Praxis,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
Criminal Justice,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have always done well with mathematical concepts. I have efficient and commonsense ways of explaining what may seem like complicated mathematical concepts. I enjoy helping students to build confidence with mathematics as well as real-world applications for algebra.

American History

I have five years of teaching experience with U.S. history. In fact, my "day job" is as a history teacher. I teach Advanced Placement United States History and I am a certified instructor for the Advanced Placement exam. I am of course certified as a Social Studies teacher.

Criminal Justice

I am a certified Social Studies teacher in the state of New Jersey. For the past two years, I have taught an elective in Criminal Justice at the high school level. I have a strong knowledge of content pertinent to the subject, especially as related to theories of crime causation, the functioning of law enforcement agencies, courts and the correctional system. I likewise have a strong knowledge of case law as related to fourth, fifth, sixth, and eighth amendment rights. I have utilized the textbook Criminal Justice in Action (6th edition) by Larry K. Gaines and Roger LeRoy Miller as a class text.

English

As a history teacher by trade, I possess a strong command of the English language, a rich vocabulary, and I am very well-read. I can make frequent connections between history and literature. Furthermore, I am certified as a teacher of English and Language arts in grades 5-8.

Praxis

I have excelled with various Praxis II tests. I achieved a perfect score of 200/200 on the Social Studies Content Knowledge Test, a 193/200 on the Middle School English/Language Arts Test, a 189/200 on the Elementary Content Knowledge Test, and a 188 on the Spanish Content Knowledge Test. I am knowledgeable of the strategies needed to succeed on these tests and can help students to gain the necessary insights to excel.

SAT Math

As a student, I always excelled with standardized tests. As a teacher, I am patient, understanding, and able to explain difficult concepts in an efficient and readily understood manner. I am also able to help students to devise strategies for test-taking.

SAT Reading

As a student, I always excelled with standardized tests and scored in the 96th percentile on the SAT verbal section. As a teacher, I am patient, understanding, and able to explain difficult concepts in an efficient and readily understood manner. I am also able to help students to devise strategies for test-taking.

Social Studies

I am a certified teacher of social studies in the state of New Jersey. I have four years of experience teach social studies at the high school level. I have taught the three major concentrations of high school social studies as dictated by the state content standards (US History I, U.S. History II, and World History). Furthermore, I achieved a perfect score of 200/200 on the Social Studies Content Knowledge Praxis test.

Spanish

I spent a full academic year living and teaching Chile. I am a certified K-12 Spanish teacher in the State of New Jersey. I have experience tutoring students 1:1 in the Spanish language. I am patient, able to explain linguistic concepts readily, and help students to develop greater levels of confidence in the language.

Study Skills

First and foremost, I am certified in four unique subjects, Social Studies, Elementary Education, Spanish, and Middle School Language Arts. This being said, I am very organized and can help students to hone their skills in terms of general organization and practices. I have helped students to get a handle of their organizational practices in the past. I can demonstrate to students how being organized can be one of the keys to success. In terms of study skills, I can offer students various techniques and methods by which to improve their retention and application of academic skills.

TOEFL

I spent a full academic year in Chile where I taught English as a foreign language in a secondary school. I currently teach English as a foreign language as part of a summer program for foreign students. I am clear and explain language concepts efficiently.

Writing

As teacher of high school level history, I am acutely aware of the finer points of the writing process. I am highly capable of helping students to hone their writing, research and organizational skills. I have an eye for detail and can help to edit research papers, essays, book reports and pretty much any other student writing.

The College of New Jersey
History, Education
The University of Florida
Master's
The College of New Jersey
Graduate Coursework

Education

The College of New Jersey (History, Education)

The University of Florida (Master's)

The College of New Jersey (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 15 miles of Towaco, NJ 07082.