Matt Grace

Matt G.

Pensacola, FL
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I went to Pensacola Catholic High and graduated in 2003. I then attended and Auburn University, where I became a Christian, and graduated in 2007. Once I finished, I went overseas to teach English and do missions. I taught in Thailand from 2003-2007 and then in China from 2012-2016. I have been teaching since that time and am back home now to get my Master's degree in TESOL. I enjoy teaching people and watching their confidence grow as they learn new skills and develop new abilities. My teaching style is relaxing but challenging; as much as possible, I encourage and motivate students to have a love of learning, not just of this subject but of learning in general.

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  • Speaks Mandarin, Thai
  • B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business Management from Auburn University

Reviews (37)

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Wendy Nov 8, 2019
Basic Math · Online

Very good.

Angela C. Oct 22, 2019
Algebra · Online

Matt gives excellent instruction! He uses Windows Paint to display the process of solving the concepts and equations. He is confident and knows Math very well! (Alexander)

Richard Jul 19, 2019
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Lucia Jun 28, 2019
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Manisha Apr 27, 2019
Mandarin Chinese · Online

He was really understanding to the fact that I haven't been speaking much Chinese for the past 6 months. He went at a good pace and helped me understand all the vocabulary.

Angelis Mar 8, 2019
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! He cares about his students. Very accommodating. My son has a hard time being focused but he has managed to stay focused on his lesson and is always looking forward to his next one.

Irina Feb 16, 2019
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Bob Jan 24, 2019
Language · Online

My son has been working with Matt for the last 4 months to continue learning Mandarin. Matt has been fantastic. Even after a long week of school, my son looks forward to working with Matt on Saturday. Matt not only has a great personality he is VERY punctual and responsive. He is genuinely committed to helping my son progress and offers great guidance to support his development. I would HIGHLY recommend Matt for anyone looking to learn Mandarin.

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Daniel Dec 19, 2018
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Matt is an incredible teacher and person in general. He understands so much about chinese and is able to easily communicate the lessons in a way that I can understand and practice between classes. I bought the 10 lesson pack from him and I'm an incredibly happy purchaser at lesson 9. My wife is chinese, and Matt gives me great sayings to take back to her. She is always excited to see the results of our lessons. When I ask her to teach me something she says go ask Matt.

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Lisa C. Aug 29, 2018
ESL · Online

Matt is a very patient and good instructor. My mother loves his class a lot.

Matt Aug 27, 2018
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Yoledy .. Jul 9, 2018
ESL · Online

I really like his teaching style. Matt is patient and focused.

Ishaan Nov 21, 2017
Mandarin Chinese · Online

My son is enjoying his Chinese classes. Matt knows how to teach to young kids and has made it a fun learning environment. There has been very good improvement in just 3 classes. His mid week revision is something very valuable as a tool to grasp a new subject.

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Rachel Nov 13, 2017
Geometry · Online

Matt is an increadible teacher! He uses a software that allows him to explain concepts on screen, so it’s easier to grasp things visually. His pace is not too slow, not too fast, and easy to follow. Highly recommend him! 5 stars!

Livia Sep 6, 2017
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Matt has a great way of delivering lessons that can relate to both children and adults. He makes lessons manageable so that a subject as intimidating as Chinese, can be exciting to learn.

kathy Sep 5, 2017
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Jacob Aug 26, 2017
Geometry · Online

Wonderful instructor, willing to repeat himself and go back a few steps to reinforce a prior example. My son was hesitant to try this and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to learn when someone is working with you one on one. :)

Dalton Aug 7, 2017
Mandarin Chinese · In studio

My son had a great time using games/play to reinforce Chinese words and phrases.

Lacarian P. Jun 28, 2017
ACT · Online

Mark D. Jun 9, 2017
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Matt is excellent at sharing the different tones for Chinese. His native language english makes it easier for me to understands how to transition from English to Chinese.

Leela K. Apr 3, 2017
ESL · Online

Matt is a wonderful tutor. I recommend him highly to all ESL students.

Joy Jan 22, 2017
Algebra · In studio

perfect teacher

jinqi Jan 19, 2017
ESL · Online

Matt is a greatest teacher that i ever met. He is very patient to me, after the package time learning, i feel like English spoken improved a lot.

Lillianna R. Dec 13, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Excellent hand tailored lessons specifically for me. Enjoy each and every lesson.

Roderick G. Dec 11, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Very good teacher!

Brooklyn G. Dec 11, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · Online

Great Lesson!

Isreal R. Dec 5, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · Online

He's awesome with my kids 9&11. They both have totally different learning styles and he's focused on there individual needs. He's teaching them on subjects that there interested in as well as day to day not just making them learn straight from a book which helps motivate them. My daughter and son look forward to each and every lesson.

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Eli W. Nov 27, 2016
Geometry · In home

Matt was very knowledgable and more importantly very patient. Our son is moving forward finally in his understanding and we will be using his services every week as meeded!

Katya N. Nov 16, 2016
ESL · Online

Katya N. Nov 16, 2016
ESL · Online

Sally Aug 29, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · In studio

Matt is patient with beginning students. I am trying to learn Chinese which is difficult but he helps make it sound so easy. His teaching methods are exceptional.

Sally Aug 29, 2016

Matt is patient with beginning students. I am trying to learn Chinese which is difficult but he helps make it sound so easy. His teaching methods are exceptional.

Xu Aug 24, 2016
Language · In studio

He is the best teacher

Ming Aug 24, 2016
Economics · In studio

His classes have the number of games ,which are very interesting and at the same time we can improve our English .Expecily in his free time,we can chat with him to practice our speaking .

Xinxia Aug 24, 2016
ESL · In studio

Teaches very well, and he is humorous , responsible and experienced.

Shuyang Aug 24, 2016
ESL · In studio

A very good teacher, taught us not only English but also valuable skills to study in America.

Shuyang Aug 24, 2016
ESL · In studio

A very good teacher, taught us not only English but also valuable skills to study in America.

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
High School

I have been teaching the ACT subjects for a long time now and when you take classes with me we will start with a practice test to get an idea of where your needs are. From there we will begin working on the highest subject area needs and work from there to get everything ready for the exam.



Aug 2005 - Present


I have been tutoring students since my days at Auburn University where I helped fellow students with difficult subjects. I have continued to do so in math, english, and cultural ideas.

English Teacher
Aug 2012 - Aug 2016

Lanzhou University of Technology

Taught IELTS, Culture, and general English to Ungergraduate through Graduate students

English Teacher
Aug 2007 - Aug 2008

Sacred Heart School


Masters ED. English to Students of Other Languages (ESOL)
Jun 2017 - Present

MidAmerican Nazarene University

B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business Management
Aug 2003 - Dec 2007

Auburn University



Professional Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


GL101x: Leading Change: Go Beyond Gamification with Gameful Learning
Jul 2017

University of Michigan through EdX

In this course I explored how to use core ideas from well-designed games and motivation theory to design an instructional environment where students are deeply engaged, work hard and take intellectual risks, and are resilient as they work towards success. We answered questions such as: What makes games such good learning environments? What kind of “game” is school (and how can we make it a better game)? How do we support teachers in growing their skills for gameful learning? What is the relationship between motivation and learning?
120-hr TESOL Certification
Aug 2016


I completed a 120-hour TESOL certification and use it in my teaching.

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