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Matthew S.

El Cajon, CA
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Austin, TX
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Jamaica, NY
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Matthew S. El Cajon, CA

Subjects Taught

Alternative Medicine, Chess, Drum, English, ESL, Essay Writing, Grammar, Language, Life Coaching, Meditation, Nutrition, Percussion, Piano, Poetry, Speech, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

About Me

Hey, I'm Matthew! I'm happy to have the opportunity to work with you toward your goal of choice.

I list a number of areas that I can help you with because there are a lot of things I've worked with in my life!

MUSIC: I've been playing the drums and piano for over 15 years. I played for years as a drummer in concert bands, jazz bands, small ensembles, rock bands, and church praise bands, and have taught it for 8 years. I've played piano in a lot of settings, too, and have a great fluency with different styles and the ability to both read music and play classically as well as improvise and have fun with pop music. I'm also a singer and a guitar player. Needless to say, I bring a lot of passion, love, and dedication to teaching music because it is one of the things I love most in life.

WELLNESS/NUTRITION/LIFE COACHING/ENERGY WORK: I have had an incredible amount of experience with alternative medicine (and Western medicine as well) from a very personal perspective. I suffered from chronic illness for years and had to figure out how to heal myself. I gained experiences with almost every healing modality you can imagine, and so I feel confident in saying that I can offer insight and help you with whatever problems you're dealing with physically, emotionally, or spiritually. I have received training in Reiki, Matrix Energetics, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), among others. (I am also a psychology student and a deep thinker, so I'm not scared of emotional or spiritual issues, either!)

CHESS: I've been playing chess for over 15 years. For a number of years, I also played in tournaments and achieved a moderate level of success locally. I have taught classes in chess in the past and have a great knowledge of all aspects of the game. I would to engage you with this exciting mind game!

ACADEMICS: My strongest suits in academics are in language and civics. I have worked as a part-time proofreader and editor for several years now, and have always gotten 1st Percentile (best of the best) marks on all tests relating to English. I write a lot, and have experience with essays, research papers, fiction, and more. I am a published poet. I also have a great knowledge of the American government system -- if you name a state, I can name one or both of its U.S. Senators. History is another area I do very well in. So if you have any need for tutoring in these areas, I would be happy to help! I also participated in competitive speech in high school, so I can be very helpful when it comes to writing and giving speeches with confidence.

OTHER STUFF: I have a certification as an TEOFL instructor (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I lived in Chile for a summer, so I speak passable Spanish, too. I love language and am very good with all aspects of it.

Aaron P. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, ACT Math, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, AP Calculus, AP Physics, Basic Math, Calculus, Chess, Cooking, Drum, Elementary Math, Engineering, English, Fluid Dynamics, Gardening, Geometry, Hand Drums, Life Coaching, Linear Algebra, Math, Mechanical Engineering, Meditation, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Nutrition, Percussion, Physics, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, Running, SAT, Thermodynamics, Trigonometry

About Me

I was an engineering tutor at University of Texas at Austin from 2006-2009. I graduated from UT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. I am very familiar with the UT engineering courses (from the beginning to the end).

While I was at UT, I also studied jazz drumming with Brannen Temple. I have been playing professionally for over ten years with lots of different bands. Teaching and playing music are the most gratifying things for me. But I also like to teach math!

I have been teaching high school math, physics, and music theory at Premier High School of North Austin for five years (2009-2014). I am a certified teacher by the state of Texas.

Darren S. Jamaica, NY

Subjects Taught

Accounting, ACT English, ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Chess, Creative Writing, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Essay Writing, GED Test Prep, Geometry, Grammar, Language, Math, Poetry, Pre Algebra, Public Speaking, Spanish, Spelling, Test Prep, TOEFL, Writing

About Me

I began teaching adults ESL in 1991. I received my BA degree in September of 1991 and I began teaching Spanish in urban High Schools and middle schools in February of 1992 until June of 2011.
I received my MA Degree in TESOL in 1999 and I have taught ESL to American and international students until 2012. I have taught GED courses, math, writing and English since 2012 and I have lessons on my Youtube channel swandiveent

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