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Matt D.

Mckinney, TX

$125/hour

A Decade Tutoring Ivy League, Scholarship Winners, and Med Students

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/8/14
4.9 average from 111 ratings
Great tutor
— Julie, Plano, TX on 10/14/16

$125/Hour


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Dallas Baptist University
Mathematics

Education

Dallas Baptist University (Mathematics)

About Matt

My students take their success all the way to Ivy League colleges, scholarships, and medical schools! As one of the nation's top 1-3% scorers in the SAT, MCAT, ACS-GCE, a cum laude graduate in mathematics and physics, a former Google Networks quant analyst, and a medical student, I know what it takes to turn academic success into tangible results. I LOVE science and math, and have a decade of experience helping students succeed. I've taught math and science as a private school teacher and tutor, at a university science lab, and for one of the nation's leading test prep companies.

I graduated with an honors level degree in Mathematics, with a minor in Physics. I absolutely LOVE the "difficult" stuff, and enjoy working with students to develop a sincere enthusiasm about science and math. My areas of specialty are the MCAT and SAT, the primary sciences (physics, biology, chemistry), and math. I have tutored students from all over the country, from high school to undergraduate and graduate students at leading universities like Notre Dame, Tufts, and Harvard University.

My approach to tutoring is based on a genuine passion for the sciences. I work patiently, one-on-one with students to help identify where they are struggling, and work with them from the ground up to develop an understanding... not just pass a test. Many of my students have chosen to work with me for years as they work on their college application process, or completing their science/math degrees.

As a high school student, I self-taught my way to a 97th percentile SAT score, and my writing was nationally published before the age of 18. In college I ran my university's physics lab and worked as assistant to the Dean of Science, tutoring physics and all areas of mathematics. After college I worked as a science and math teacher in Dallas, and then as tutor for a national MCAT tutoring company. I scored in the 99th percentile on the American Chemical Society General Chemistry exam, and in the 98-99th percentile on the MCAT (medical school entrance exam), including scoring in the 100th percentile on physics and chemistry, and verbal reasoning. I've helped students raise their MCAT, SAT and science exam scores significantly, and most importantly helped them gain confidence in these subjects!

Past students of mine have gone on to earn full ride scholarships to college, and gain admission to great medical schools. I look forward to helping you write YOUR success story, starting now!

Please note: I book out very quickly, so please let me know your schedule preference as soon as possible. While some "same week" appointments are available, popular times book out up to 3 months in advance. All sessions are 2 hours long, and students must give a 24 hour notice or more for cancellations. For SAT and MCAT inquiries, please send prior/practice test results with your inquiry to maximize response efficiency. I look forward to working with you! -Matt
My students take their success all the way to Ivy League colleges, scholarships, and medical schools! As one of the nation's top 1-3% scorers in the SAT, MCAT, ACS-GCE, a cum laude graduate in mathematics and physics, a former Google Networks quant analyst, and a medical student, I know what it takes to turn academic success into tangible results. Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 13 miles of Mckinney, TX 75070
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor"

- Julie, Plano, TX on 10/14/16

"Had a great approach to tutoring my teenage son."

- Lechell, Mckinney, TX on 3/1/16

"Great tutor"

- Jessica, Plano, TX on 2/3/16

"Awesome teacher! My daughters learn so much when working with Matt"

- Shelly, Mckinney, TX on 12/15/15

"Outstanding"

- Laurel, Mckinney, TX on 11/28/15

"Brilliant teacher, very personable"

- Rachael, Mckinney, TX on 11/18/15

"Great Tutor and Very Enthusiastic!"

- Allison, Prosper, TX on 11/22/14

"Look no further"

- Charlie, Plano, TX on 11/17/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics,
PSAT
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
English:
English, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, MCAT,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra can be both fun and interesting! I have an honors level degree in mathematics, and ranked near the top of my class for algebra topics all the way through theoretical abstract and matrix algebra. I've been tutoring math for over a decade, and have helped students of all ages ace their algebra classes.

My students also get unique insights into just how useful Algebra can be! As a former professional mathematician who worked as a quant analyst for Google Analytics platform companies, I've used Algebra in the real world to predict how money, marketing, and even people, follow mathematical patterns. If your student is struggling to understand the "what" and the "why" for their math class, contact me today!

Algebra 2

I have a degree in mathematics and ten years of tutoring and teaching experience, former Google networks analyst.

Biology

I am a former science teacher, add have tutored biology for students across the U.S., including scholarship prize winners and students at Ivy League universities like Harvard and Yale.

Chemistry

My students enjoy chemistry... "Really?!"

If your student is struggling with chemistry right now, that might seem a little hard to believe. But it's true! There is nothing quite as rewarding as the feeling you get when you've just aced a test in a subject that everyone knows is challenging, like, say, Chemistry!

I won't just show your student how to "do chemistry problems," but rather I'll work with them from the ground up to understand the subject. In college, I scored near the top of my class in chemistry, and ranked in the top 1% in the United States on the American Chemical Society General Chemistry exam, and since then I've worked with students from all over the country to master the subject. Let's turn your student into a chemistry rock star!

MCAT

I have scored in the 99th percentile (38) on the AAMC timed full length exam. I tutor the MCAT privately and for a major national MCAT tutoring company. I've worked with students from across the academic spectrum, from small private institutions to Notre Dame and Tufts, and helped students make significant score improvements.

Photography

As an internationally published photographer, my work has been featured in books, magazines, and online throughout the US, Europe, India, and beyond. I have over 15 years of experience photographing in diverse industries from avian photography (bird magazines and books), to portrait and wedding photography (including extensive features in many leading bridal sites and magazines), to commercial music photography and book cover photography.

I've taught photography classes and workshops, including instructing in camera gear (such as DSLRs), lighting gear (including off-camera-flash and complex lighting), and post-processing (including Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop). A number of prior students have gone on to start successful photography businesses and studios.

Physics

I hold an honors level degree with a minor in physics. I ran a university physics tutoring lab for around 3 years, and have tutored the topic for almost a decade. My physics students have gone on to rank in the top 10% in the nation on standardized exams. Academically, I ranked in the 99.9th percentile for physics on the national medical school exam (the Physical Sciences sub-exam of the MCAT).

What makes my physics tutoring different is that I don't just provide an explanation of the equations, but a conceptual framework to integrate the variety of ideas (from Newtonian kinematics, to electromagnetism).

Prealgebra

I have ranked nationally on exam performance (97th-100th percentile for over a decade), am a former Google Networks analyst, have an honors degree in mathematics and physics, have spent years running a university lab, and a decade of happy students from local schools to Harvard.

SAT Math

SAT math can feel intimidating... until you realize that all of their problems are taken from just a handful of topic areas. I'm here to work with students to find the gaps that keep them from achieving great SAT math scores, and to give them the tools and insights to make even the most complex SAT problems simple to solve.

I have a BS with honors in mathematics, and a history of strong scores for standardized exams, including 97th percentile SAT and 98th percentile MCAT scores (the MCAT is a little like a "ramped up SAT" exam). Over the past 10 years, I've helped students from all backgrounds meet or exceed their score goals, and seen students go on to earn scholarships and acceptances to top universities across the state and the country. I'd love to be there to help your student earn a score they're proud of!

SAT Reading

Is your student struggling with the SAT reading section? When I was a high school student, I remember my first experience with English on the SAT. I remember being bummed at the results, but that motivated me to make a change - to learn what I needed to learn, to improve my SAT vocabulary, and to unravel the format of the test. And it worked! My section score came back just a couple questions shy of a perfect 800 - I couldn't believe it had jumped into the 99th percentile.

That was over a decade ago, but since then, I've helped many students to overcome the challenge of the SAT and meet or exceed their score goals. As I work with your student, I'll teach them a neuroscience-based approach that has worked time and time again. Not only will they learn skills to improve for this test, they'll learn techniques that can keep helping them succeed in the future, no matter what their plans are.

Dallas Baptist University
Mathematics

Education

Dallas Baptist University (Mathematics)

Great tutor

My AP Physics student learned more in the first hour of tutoring then in 7 weeks of class at Plano West (her teacher is not able to communicate the lessons at all and condescends when is asked questions). Although tutoring is expensive, the time is well used and will pay off in keeping my student with high grades and chances at academic scholarships. I am very happy to have found this young man

— Julie, Plano, TX on 10/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matt will travel within 13 miles of Mckinney, TX 75070.