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Matthew M.

Topflight Test Prep for the SAT, GRE and GMAT

Topflight Test Prep for the SAT, GRE and GMAT

$85/hour

About Matthew


Bio

A successful test-taker is a prepared test-taker. As both a university instructor and a test prep tutor, I am devoted to helping students master the daunting process of standardized testing. I teach the very best strategies, tips and shortcuts for the SAT, GRE and GMAT. I want each of my students to have the clearest advantage on test day.

For each section of the test, I teach only proven methods for raising a score. For example, by organizing comprehensive word lists into dynamic visual...

A successful test-taker is a prepared test-taker. As both a university instructor and a test prep tutor, I am devoted to helping students master the daunting process of standardized testing. I teach the very best strategies, tips and shortcuts for the SAT, GRE and GMAT. I want each of my students to have the clearest advantage on test day.

For each section of the test, I teach only proven methods for raising a score. For example, by organizing comprehensive word lists into dynamic visual relationships, like a visual thesaurus, SAT students are able to increase their vocabulary dramatically and efficiently.

Teaching math for any standardized test can easily become bogged down by a mass of tricks students find difficult to remember on test day. So I don't do that! Instead, I keep it clean and efficient, focusing on the fundamentals of problem solving.

For reading comprehension questions, I teach an evidenced-based method of passage analysis that quickly yields the organization and logic of a passage as well as the function of each of its parts.

To achieve a high scoring essay (SAT and GRE), I show my students how to construct a position on the given issue by discussing it from multiple viewpoints. Supporting your position in an essay form becomes intuitive and fluid, and won’t have the artificial and tedious quality of the five paragraph template detested by graders.

Lastly, for all standardized tests, simulated practice tests are a crucial part of test preparation. Beyond their diagnostic value, mock tests are essential for mastering the psychological demands of the test. Along with interpreting results to target specific areas or question types, I work with students to develop (and stick to) an intensive practice test schedule.

I strongly believe that if you know your test inside and out, you'll have all the confidence you need on test day.


Education

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Mathematics
Brown University, Providence, RI
Graduate Coursework
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $85
  • Rate details: 110/hr for students seeking 4 or more hours of in-person tutoring; 85/hr for online tutoring
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/12/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT

English

SAT Reading

Homeschool

SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

SAT Math

Summer

SAT Math

Test Preparation

GMAT, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Highly Recommended

I worked with Matthew on the GRE for a short month before my exam and reached my desired score. Having not taken any exams for a long time, I was anxious about tackling something like the GRE with such short notice. Matthew was more than up to the task of helping me and made the process not only manageable but also accessible. Matthew is equally kind and patient as he is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He knows these exams inside and out, and will construct a detailed plan to get you to your target score. I have no doubt that students of any age group and exam type will appreciate his lucid and flexible teaching approach. He makes high volumes of content seem approachable and gives great advice on everything related to the test - from breaking down the content to tackling the studying process to exactly what to do on test day to maximize your potential. He also gives great advice on what to look for in the masses of test preparation material out there. Matthew has the resources, attitude, teaching ability, and sheer knowledge to help you succeed. I highly recommend him.

Norrec, 6 lessons with Matthew

Incredible tutor! Highly recommend!

I've met with quite a few tutors in my quest for the elusive 700+ score on the GMAT and Matthew has been by far my favorite. He is truly invested in his students' success and not at all in the tutoring business for the money. In fact, with his level of expertise and experience, he should be charging a whole lot more! Matthew knows the GMAT inside out and gave me countless insights about the test algorithm, study methods, ways to outsmart the system, tips and tricks, time management, what to do the day of the test, and detailed feedback regarding which questions weigh more and which ones can be skipped over. His extensive knowledge about the test cannot be beat. He and I worked primarily on quant but he still also gave me valuable advise about verbal CR and SC and the essay and recommended the most effective test prep resources. I've taken the test several times and each time he was extremely supportive and expertly assuaged my fears. He always managed to lift my spirits even when when I was most anxious and kept me pushing forward (with my disposition, that's no small feat!) My score went from Q39 on the first GMAC practice test to Q49 on the official test, and that's despite the fact that I have not done any math for the past 7 years. Matthew also provided me with valuable insights about MBA programs and MBA application process. All in all, I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Maria, 3 lessons with Matthew

"Matthew is the dream GMAT Mentor you're looking for"

Let me start by saying that I have incredible test and studying anxiety of which I attribute to my poor study habits in college. So needless to say, preparing for the GMAT to me has been about as intimidating a task as they come. Since my first phone call and subsequent meeting with Matthew, my anxieties began to dissolve as Matthew's power over the test material, his enthusiasm for teaching, and his ability to collaborate on a path to success came into view, immediately. Prior to our meeting, I had just finished a Manhattan class course and yet still felt completely lost as to how I was going to achieve a 700+ score. Matthew's teaching style is one that miraculously combines practicality in applying the material in and outside the test with an incredible patience that creates space for real learning. The importance of this to me can't be overstated as it's translated not only to a newfound complete confidence in my ability to achieve my target GMAT score (of which I'm not far off at all right not btw - mere 10's of points) but also to a self-confidence in myself in being able to attack and learn new material under a deadline (HELLO BSCHOOL NICE TO MEET YOU!). Again, Matthew's been at the center of that change, and I can't recommend him enough to GMAT test takers shooting for a 700+ score.

Chris, 38 lessons with Matthew

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Matt and I have only had one lesson but he has already shown the following which I highly value in a tutor: - Knowledge and command of the subject matter - Patience - Personal commitment to helping the student succeed

Chad, 11 lessons with Matthew

Very thorough and patient - best tutor I've ever had.

Very thorough and patient - best tutor I've ever had. Helped me the with GMAT when I knew nothing. Highly recommend him.

Christopher, 1 lesson with Matthew

Great!

Really great and to the point! He helped me prepare for my interview in a really short period of time (lots of probability and combinatorics problems) and I got the job!

Ana, 1 lesson with Matthew

Excellent tutor!

He helped me with some last minute GMAT prep and I got better than the score I was looking for. I would definitely recommend him.

Vince, 3 lessons with Matthew

Great Tutor for Math SAT prep!

We love Matthew, my son is doing very well working one on one with him for SAT math tutoring. He is very easy going and easy to understand. We will continue the tutoring until my son takes the SAT test on Nov. 2nd.

Paige, 6 lessons with Matthew

Best Tutor You Can Find For The GMAT! Really Should Charge Much More!

Matt is an exceptional tutor. He's a master at the GMAT and other standardized tests, but more importantly, a master communicator. He listens very well, is able to size up his students and pin point where they are having set backs and is a great teacher. Hands down, one of the best tutors I've used. I paid over $100 per hour to other high speed GMAT prep companies and honestly--they didn't weren't as quality as Matt. Use Matt. You won't regret it.

Russell, 26 lessons with Matthew
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