Matthew Gardner

Matthew G.

Marina del Rey, CA

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Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
January 1999

Hello! I've lived all over the world and worked with languages and language learning for over 20 years! Interested in learning English? Studying for the TOEFL or IELTS test? Or have always wanted to pick up French? Contact me!

I graduated from the University of New Hampshire where I received a degree in French after spending a year in Dijon, France. From 1999 - 20009 I taught English in Japan. After that I spent time working with business professionals in Singapore.

Since returning to the US, I have specialized in TOEFL test prep, but continue to teach business English and general ESL lessons.

Look forward to meeting you!


Academic Supervisor, Business English Teacher, University Advisor
Mar 2013 - Feb 2016
Kaplan International

- Taught Business English

- Managed and evaluated ESL teachers

- Helped students choose and gain acceptance to colleges and universities in the US

Academic Trainer (ESL Teacher/Manager)
Jan 1999 - Nov 2008
Nova (Japan)

I worked as an ESL teacher and Academic Manager for almost 10 years in Japan (one year in Thailand). I taught all levels, including TOEFL, TOEIC and children's lessons. I can still speaking Japanese... not quite as well. If any Japanese students would like to have the help of a Japanese speaking teacher, contact me. Of course, all students should contact me ;)

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Sep 1994 - May 1998
University of New Hampshire


Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Jun 2005
Bridge - Linguatec

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Course completed with grade of A

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3 Reviews

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Veronika Mar 1, 2017
English · In studio

Mett is a great teacher. He helps me a lot. I literally hadn't spoken on English before I met Matthew, right now it is not big deal:)
I've been practicing English with Matt an one year or so!
Every time I enjoy learning English with Matt!

Natalia Feb 27, 2017

One of the best teacher. I was interesting and amazing classes with Matt. I recommend to everyone πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏ

Jade Feb 27, 2017
English · In studio

Matthew is a really good teacher! Thanks to him I've learnt some tips for sounding like a native speaker so I can speak english fluently now, and my writing skills also have improved a lot in a short period of time. Plus he is very nice!! :-)

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