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Matthew M.

Vandergrift, PA

$30/hour

Talented English, Reading, and Writing Tutor

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
5.0 average from 4 ratings
He is a great person who loves to help children learn
— Jessica, Kittanning, PA on 6/4/15

$30/Hour


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Point Park College (2001) Bachelor of Arts
English Secondary Ed

Education

Point Park College (2001) Bachelor of Arts (English Secondary Ed)

About Matthew

My name is Matt. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Secondary Education from Point Park University. I have offered English, Reading, and Writing assistance both as an educator and volunteer in multiple capacities working in a school, The Boys and Girls Club, AmeriCorps, and other non-profit organizations.

I will direct and guide your learning experience so you can achieve your maximum potential. I will do my best to help develop your academic ability regardless of what level you are at.

I have a progressive approach in tutoring as I like to develop learning in stages. I use study guides and examples of work to help students progress to the next level. The tutorials I offer will help you increase your self-confidence where you will be able to handle any assignment with new knowledge, energy, and commitment.

I hope your learning experience will be full of interest, success , and reward for you. Let us work together to achieve this common objective together.
My name is Matt. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Secondary Education from Point Park University. I have offered English, Reading, and Writing assistance both as an educator and volunteer in multiple capacities working in a school, The Boys and Girls Club, AmeriCorps, and other non-profit organizations.

I will direct and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Vandergrift, PA 15690
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"He is a great person who loves to help children learn"

- Jessica, Kittanning, PA on 6/4/15
Matthew replied on 9/3/2017

Thank you Jessica.

"Writing Tutor"

- Katherine, Sarver, PA on 3/2/16
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

English

I have skillful knowledge and understanding of teaching techniques in English. I organize learning resources to cater to student's individual academic level. I have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication that help convey English language and grammar.

Grammar

I am proficient in teaching punctuation, parts of speech, and grammar rules. I normally start out with the twelve basic rules of grammar as a starting point before I give my students something more challenging. I utilize sample materials for students to study from.

Literature

I am proficient in the following literary genres: 1) Short Stories; 2) Plays; 3) Poetry; and 4) Novels. I teach literary devices to help students comprehend and interpret what they read. As a published writer, I have experience writing poems and short stories. I provide examples for students to learn from.

Proofreading

I have learned proofreading at the College level. As a published writer, I earned an additional certification in writing from the Writer's Bureau in Manchester England. As a freelance writer I edit and proofread grammatical and typographical errors before submitting my work for publication. I am able to use my work as an example for students to learn from.

Reading

I have tutored reading in many capacities both as a classroom instructor and as a volunteer, but mainly as a tutor. When I taught at Duquesne City School District, I assisted the reading specialist with her lesson plans. I particularly helped students with reading comprehension.

Spelling

Spelling was part of the teacher curriculum in my College studies. As a substitute teacher I would sometimes administer and grade spelling tests. As a tutor, I provide study skills and spelling games to help students with spelling problems.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary was part of the teaching curriculum. Before reading a particular theme or subject matter, I always like to go over vocabulary terms relating to the topic. I would use flash cards in helping students memorize vocabulary words. I also encourage students to use each vocabulary term in a sentence to gain understanding each word.

Writing

I am a published writer in America, Scotland, and England. Not only do I have a degree in English Secondary Education, but I have a certificate of competency from 'The Writer's Bureau' college in Manchester England. I help students develop their writing style while encouraging students to proofread and revise their work with the help of various writing tutorials.

Point Park College (2001) Bachelor of Arts
English Secondary Ed

Education

Point Park College (2001) Bachelor of Arts (English Secondary Ed)

He is a great person who loves to help children learn

I like Matthew because he comes up with new ways to help my son to learn and os very patient and caring and he is always on time for my son's lessons.

— Jessica, Kittanning, PA on 6/4/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 20 miles of Vandergrift, PA 15690.