Matthew Gallant

Matthew G.

Hyattsville, MD
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Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2003

A classroom teacher since 2003, Matthew P. Gallant earned both his Bachelor of Arts in English and his Master's in Teaching from the University of New Hampshire. His fourteen years of professional experience include ten years teaching high school English in New Hampshire and Washington, D.C. and four years teaching middle school Language Arts in Virginia and Maryland.

As a result, Matthew is an expert in instruction and can help students ages ten and up with reading, comprehension, expression, grammar, writing (persuasive, thesis-driven, analytical, creative, essay), analysis, basic skills, public speaking, SAT / test prep, proofreading, editing, presentations and more.

A poet and nationally touring spoken word artist, Matthew is a Busboys and Poets Host, a member of the Beltway Poetry Slam family and the founder of an independent micropress publisher of poetry books, whose authors include Jesse Parent ("To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter" viral video on YouTube) and Rasheed Copeland (2015 Individual World Poetry Slam first runner-up). He can prepare your manuscript for submission, including editing, revision, workshop / conference, as well as performance critique and confidence-building.

Like his many students over the years, a one-on-one session with Matthew P. Gallant (Mr. G) will leave the student feeling encouraged, challenged and ready for more. The learning will be hard work, of course, but it will also be fun. I look forward to working with you and seeing the results together.

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Experience

Language Arts Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jul 2017
College Park Academy

I taught eighth grade Language Arts using a blended-learning approach comprised of an online curriculum which places the bulk of the responsibility on the students while I supplement their learning with additional materials (novellas, drama, creative writing, etc.)

I also advise the Poetry Club and plan / host bi-monthly thematic showcases featuring students and community members (Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women's History Month, Poetry and Jazz Month, etc.)

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English Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Paul International High School

I taught ninth and tenth grade English using novels and a part-time Asia Society curriculum, as well as advised the Poetry Club. I also taught a Permaculture quarterly elective for sophomores interested in alternative building practices.

8th Grade Language Arts
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
Fred Lynn Middle School

I taught eighth grade Language Arts according to the Virginia State Standards and advised the Poetry Club.

English Teacher
Aug 2003 - Jun 2012
Timberlane Regional High School

I taught freshmen English, Junior American Literature, Senior Short Story, Senior Creative Writing Workshop I and Senior Creative Writing Workshop II, as well as advised the Poetry Club and co-advised the Arts and Literary Magazine, As We Are.

I also coached J.V. Girls Volleyball, Winter Track and Field, and Spring Track and Field from 2003 -- 2010.

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Education

MST
Sep 2004 - Jan 2008
University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 1995 - May 1999
University of New Hampshire

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

English / Language Arts, 7-12
May 2015
State of Maryland

Experienced Educator Certificate / Highly Qualified

English / Language Arts, 7-12
Sep 2012
Virginia

Experienced Educator Certificate / Highly Qualified

English / Language Arts, 6-12
Dec 2008
State of New Hampshire

Experienced Educator Certificate / Highly Qualified

Awards

Finalist in 2014 Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize
Oct 2014
Solstice Lit Magazine
2011 NorthBeast Slam Champion
Oct 2011
NorthBeast (MA, NH, ME area poetry slam collective)

Affiliations

National Council of Teachers of English
Sep 2006

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990:

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Michael P. Dec 13, 2015
English Literature · In studio

My son has a great experience with him

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