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Matt H.

Shippensburg, PA

$30/hour

Private Tutoring in Math & Physics

5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/29/16
4.8 average from 6 ratings
First tutoring Session
— Lilly, Chambersburg, PA on 9/13/16

$30/Hour


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Penn State University
Physics

Education

Penn State University (Physics)

About Matt

It's said that you never truly understand a subject until you can teach it. Tutoring allows me to continue engaging with the subjects that I most enjoyed in middle school and high school, and to continue finding deeper connections and interesting ideas within those subjects. No one subject exists in isolation, and no one course can cover a subject in its entirety---tutoring gives me the opportunity to explore math and science beyond the basics that I learned in the classroom.

I have been officially tutoring math and science since earning my associate's degree in mathematics in 2011, but even before that I was the friend people turned to when they were struggling with homework or couldn't quite grasp a concept. Beyond the STEM subjects, I also help teach music and movement for local marching band programs in my area.

In 2011, I graduated from Hagerstown Community College with an associate's degree in Mathematics and a 4.0 GPA in-major. Perhaps more significantly, however: when I was in eighth grade or so, I picked up a book at my local library called "Calculus Made Easy"---while I can't say I understood it all at the time, the fact that I could understand even some of it was thrilling to me. Calculus, and mathematics in general, is often made out to be an intensely difficult subject. But when you get past all the symbols and notation, it turns out to be a subject connected to many foundational ideas that we encounter on a daily basis.

I have been studying Physics to some degree for nearly a decade now, from my first general physics class in high school to my most recent courses on advanced optics and quantum mechanics. In 2011, I earned my community college's award for Excellence in Physics.

If you're struggling to survive your math and physics courses, or just want to move ahead and explore some interesting new topics, I'd love to be a part of your endeavor! Please don't hesitate to reach out for more information about myself and my tutoring availability. I look forward to hearing from you!
It's said that you never truly understand a subject until you can teach it. Tutoring allows me to continue engaging with the subjects that I most enjoyed in middle school and high school, and to continue finding deeper connections and interesting ideas within those subjects. No one subject exists in isolation, and no one course can cover a subject Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Shippensburg, PA 17257
Background Check: Passed

"First tutoring Session"

- Lilly, Chambersburg, PA on 9/13/16

"Very nice"

- Erica, Greencastle, PA on 6/15/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Calculus

In eighth grade I happened upon a library book called "Calculus Made Easy." I can't say that I understood it all at the time, but the way the book got to the heart of the subject instead of obsessing on the notation and numbers really excited me. Since then, I've earned an associate's degree in mathematics with a 4.0 in-major GPA and have tutored the subject for nearly five years. In my tutoring, I look to bring the focus back to those fundamental ideas---just like that library book did for me---so as to make it obvious that calculus isn't the monster it's often made out to be.

Physics

I am a student of physics of nearly a decade now, from my first general physics class in high school to my most recent courses on advanced optics and quantum mechanics. In 2011, I earned the Hagerstown Community College Award for Excellence in Physics, given to the single student who best demonstrated mastery and proficiency in the subject.

Tax Preparation

I am in my seventh year providing pro bono tax assistance to family & friends and my first year as a working tax specialist; additionally, I have six years experience as a math/science tutor. I enjoy the challenge of making tax law and its implications clear and understood by my clients, which makes me well-suited to tutoring others studying tax preparation. More than just completing my clients' tax returns, I hope to leave them with a deeper understanding of how the tax law fits into their overall financial life.

Penn State University
Physics

Education

Penn State University (Physics)

First tutoring Session

He taught me how to check inverse functions. I also learned how to determine if a function is odd or even. Lastly, he shared how to calculate maximum and minimum, of a function, on my calculator. His style was easy to understand and I look forward to our next session.

— Lilly, Chambersburg, PA on 9/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matt will travel within 25 miles of Shippensburg, PA 17257.