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Experienced Tutor for SAT Prep and All Grades
Matthew P.

1,339 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $70

Response time: 3 hours

Matthew P.'s Photo

Experienced Tutor for SAT Prep and All Grades
Experienced Tutor for SAT Prep and All Grades
Matthew P.

1,339 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,339 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Matthew


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Hello! I'm Matthew, an experienced tutor specializing in SAT prep. I graduated from Rice University in 2018 with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and received a 2400 superscore on my SAT in 2013. I offer tutoring for SAT/PSAT Test Prep in the Math, Reading, and Writing portions, as well as for all students K-12 and any level of ability; I am highly experienced with helping students with their school coursework from my previous employment. The solutions and test-taking techniques...

Hello! I'm Matthew, an experienced tutor specializing in SAT prep. I graduated from Rice University in 2018 with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and received a 2400 superscore on my SAT in 2013. I offer tutoring for SAT/PSAT Test Prep in the Math, Reading, and Writing portions, as well as for all students K-12 and any level of ability; I am highly experienced with helping students with their school coursework from my previous employment. The solutions and test-taking techniques required for the SAT extend to any subject or test material, as such I would be happy to help prepare for any general test prep as well, such as for the ASVAB.

Throughout 6 summers of personalized tutoring at an after school learning service and working as a private tutor, I've developed a proficiency for explaining and delineating concepts that a student might struggle with in a straightforward manner. As a private tutor, I would often work with high school students in their homes or nearby libraries each week to shore up their weaknesses or get them ahead of school, using a mix of workbooks and my custom curriculum for the subject. In the classroom, I advised dozens of students working on personalized coursework in Math and Reading, ranging from high schooler's working on Algebra and graphing, down to children at the Pre-K level who I would personally teach to read and write for the first time. I work 1 on 1 with students when they encounter stumbling blocks; I identify and move together with them on weaknesses that hamper their coursework. I found that teachers who merely speak at their students and dump information on them for an hour are not able to help those who need it most. I offer a concise explanation on the material, and explain the rest during assisted practice and hands-on learning. The most effective and efficient method to learn a subject is to work through practice problems and coursework yourself. To facilitate this in a guided, structured manner allows the student to foster independence and mastery of the mater


Education

Rice University-Houston
Electrical Eng.

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $70
  • Rate details: Group Rate is 1.5x per additional student. Can travel under 10 miles if lesson duration is at least 2 hours.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/12/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Elementary Education

Reading, Study Skills

English

English, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Matthew has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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very patient

Thank you so much you were awesome. I’d recommend to anyone who needs tutoring. Great hep and prep. Thank u!

Marc, 1 lesson with Matthew

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Matthew you taught SAT prep for my son. He was thoughtful and ask my son good questions to help tailor his lesson. He guided him through key aspects of the lesson and provided strategies to build success.

Damien, 48 lessons with Matthew

Best tutor ever

I have experience to work with several tutors from Wyzant for my two sons past few years and I can tell Matthew is the best tutor out of all of them. My son has worked with him for SAT math and English prep for 3 hour lessons so far and he said it was really helpful and wants to continue. Prepare the materials, teach strategies, give assignments, refer some books, …. very professional, no complaining!! And also he was so nice to help set up the last minute schedule, too. Definitely my son will continue preparing the Aug SAT with Matthew during summer.

Soo, 18 lessons with Matthew

Knowledgeable and patient

Matthew was very knowledgeable about what was needed to get a good score on the SAT's . Patient and easy to understand instruction. He was also available fpr additonal questions and help.

Kristin, 6 lessons with Matthew

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Matthew engaged with student, getting to know her and her learning style. He was quick to challenge her keeping in mind when dealing with a child diagnosed with ADD, its best to keep them constantly engage so they do not lose focus. He gave good tips and encouragement and demonstrated a lot of patience.

Delores, 16 lessons with Matthew

Matthew rocks.

My son only has positive things to say about Matthew! He has helped to motivate my him to excellence in SAT preparation and seems to be able to also assist him in a variety of other homework topics, so Matthew is versatile. He has my son's respect and attention, which says a lot.

Robert, 65 lessons with Matthew

Efficient, kind and thorough

Matthew reviewed SAT problems, which was concise and easy to follow. We are expecting the lessons to increase our test taking abilities and add points to the score.

James, 7 lessons with Matthew

Knowledgeable Tutor

After only one session, Matthew P. was able to help me identify key focus areas where I needed to prepare and then started to work back and guide me in those key areas. Thank you, Matthew!

Dave, 1 lesson with Matthew

Mathew - first lesson

Mathew’s approach is targeted, focused and highly efficient. He has a results oriented approach where he organizes his lessons towards achieving his clients goals.

Pat, 13 lessons with Matthew

A very Smart and patient tutor.

I’ve used a few tutors on Wyzant but Matthew is the only one my son seems to like. I asked him the reason and he said he is able to connect with him. He is preparing for the SAT and listens to whatever advice Matthew gives him. Will definitely continue to use him.

Oteng, 7 lessons with Matthew
Hourly Rate: $70
Response time: 3 hours
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