Matt Lord

Matt L.

Cambridge, MA
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Physics

Levels Taught:
High School, College
I studied math at MIT, where I focused on mathematical physics -- the mathematical theories underlying classical and quantum mechanics and general relativity. I've taught mechanics, waves, and electromagnetism (using multivariable calculus) to high school and college students in the Boston area for ten years.
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About

Matt delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+

Teaching since:
2007

I'm a professional, independent, highly experienced private teacher. I specialize in high-level academic tutoring and rigorous test preparation for high school, college, and graduate students.

I studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard, and I have a decade of professional teaching, tutoring, and mentoring experience in the Boston metro area -- and around the world by Skype. I've always been interested in both the sciences and the humanities, and I love sharing my passion for ideas. On the science side, I've worked in labs at NASA, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the McGovern Insitute for Brain Research, and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. And on the humanities side, I was an editor at a political and literary magazine for four years; I've also edited three books published by MIT Press and co-edited a chapbook of poetry including work by the former U.S. Poet Laureate. When I'm not teaching, I'm probably reading, writing, running, or thinking about teaching.

My philosophy is simple: I teach the way I would want to be taught. No matter the subject, my goal is to help students achieve deep mastery and long-lasting understanding, not just better grades and test scores. I emphasize critical and creative thinking, never rote memorization or mechanical rule-following. I focus on big-picture ideas and precise reasoning -- not just the what or the how but the why.

My profile here at TakeLessons is new, but I have more than 60 student testimonials at my WyzAnt profile (username MITHarvardTutor). I'm happy to put prospective clients in touch with former students.

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Education

Philosophy and History of Science
Jan 2017 - May 2017
Harvard
SB, Literature
Aug 2005 - Jun 2010
MIT
SB, Theoretical Mathematics
Aug 2005 - Jun 2010
MIT

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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