Experienced Math Tutor in All Areas of Mathematics
Experienced Math Tutor in All Areas of Mathematics
Hello! I have been privately tutoring Mathematics and associated topics (e.g. physics, computer science) for over ten years. I have a BS in computer science with a minor in Mathematics from Penn State University (1995) and a MS in computer science from George Mason University (2000). I have been involved with engineering, problem-solving, software development, systems development, and mathematics for almost 20 years, including writing the first Java book during the nascent days of Cloud...
Hello! I have been privately tutoring Mathematics and associated topics (e.g. physics, computer science) for over ten years. I have a BS in computer science with a minor in Mathematics from Penn State University (1995) and a MS in computer science from George Mason University (2000). I have been involved with engineering, problem-solving, software development, systems development, and mathematics for almost 20 years, including writing the first Java book during the nascent days of Cloud Computing (Semantic Web). I love seeing students get the "A-ha" moment, when a concept finally clicks and he/she realizes that it all makes sense!
I work with children of all ages (K-12) as well as adults; I look forward to meeting new students and helping them understand math since it is a struggle for so many. Parents are always welcome to sit in on any and all sessions until mutual trust is established. All of my tutoring sessions are at a public space in Manassas that is both conducive to study as well as safe and comfortable to get work done.
As far as my teaching approach, I create customized programs to help you or your child excel - there is no single math approach that works for every child since there are different learning styles and different issues that students grapple with at different points in time. As a sample, I use targeted homework assignments, specialized mnemonics and conceptualization to name a few. Don't give up hope! So many times there are different ways to learn and understand Math and it can be as easy as looking at a tough problem from a new angle.
I got in touch with Matt to help my son with Algebra 1. He was able to fit us in quickly with his schedule. My son at that time had a D and after 4 lessons with Matt, his grade is up to an A. Matt is very knowledgeable and has done a great job explaining how to solve algebra problems in a way my son could understand. I am so impressed!! My son likes him and now he is much more confident with Algebra. I can't say enough great things. We will continue to use Matt!Christy, 4 lessons with Matt
excellent teacher.. knows his stuff and helpful in discrete math.. would highly recommend him. also very kind and polite. i've had trouble finding teachers for discreet math but i'm glad i finally found one and was very helpful.Saad, 7 lessons with Matt
He is very patient and helpful
Matt had helped me with my shell scripting. I really couldn't get a handle on some of my HW and he was very helpful. When I found out that a couple of things wasn't working out he went right out and helped me get it to work properly. It was great working with him.George, 1 lesson with Matt
We met Matt for the first time today. Matt reviewed a study packet with my son, my son said he learned a lot and Matt was very good at explaining things. We are good to go for the next lesson.Marshall, 27 lessons with Matt
Matt is knowledgeable and helpful in overcoming learning issues. My son's algebra grade is improving and he feels more confident about math.Anna, 7 lessons with Matt
Knowledgeable and insightful
Matt has an intuitive teaching style; more like an informative conversation than a lecture or lesson. Our first session was very productive and enlightening.Don, 7 lessons with Matt
Matt is a great tutor. My son needed help with his AP Calculus and Matt really knows the topic and was very patient. They worked problems together and Matt coaxed my son to get him to figure out the answers rather than just supplying the answers for him. I only wish we had found Matt 2 months earlier and that he had more time available for tutoring. He was a hundred times better than the previous tutor we had.Heather, 7 lessons with Matt
** UPDATE: My daughter just received her very first B on a Math test. I seriously attribute this to Matt and his ability to not only relate to my daughter but to also tutor her in a way she understands. Matt rocks and my daughter is beginning to build her confidence because of him! My 14 year old daughter has always struggled in Math and it is so bad this year that we decided on a tutor for her. Matt has been amazing... he is understanding, yet fun and Alex feels just a bit more confident now. We are going to continue using Matt because he takes the time to listen to Alex and help her understand the what's and why's of math (Geometry).Anissa, 16 lessons with Matt
Extremely Knowledgeable and Helpful!
Matt is always punctual, patient, and extremely helpful! We have been 100% pleased with him and very impressed with his extensive knowledge of the subject matter as well as his competence and ability to teach in a thorough and pleasant manner. HIGHLY recommend Matt!Christina, 3 lessons with Matt
I am so thankful for having Matt as my tutor for both my math and physics courses. I really like how he really takes his time to make sure you understand a certain topic during a session. I am taking Vector Calculus and University Physics this semester and I was so scared that I wasn't going to find the right tutor to really help me get the grades that I want. Ever since our first session, I knew that this was the kind of tutor that I needed to help me get the grades that I want. If you want to have a really good math and/or science tutor, I HIGHLY recommend taking this person as a tutor.Alexaundria, 22 lessons with Matt
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