- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught over twenty English students from kindergarten through college graduates (research papers, policy analysis papers, etc.).
I build language arts skills in speaking, reading comprehension, listening and writing. I cover vocabulary, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, tenses, subject-verb agreement and punctuation, etc.
Let me show you how successful you or your child can be!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 3 to 90 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 1998
Dear Parents and Students,
May I be a personal tutor for you or your child? I have been successfully tutoring for over 12 years. I have great references, and I am one of the top tutors because I am so easy to work with. I teach in person, or via TakeLessons classroom, telephone, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Join.me, Appear.in, Screenhero (remote desktop, screen sharing) interactive whiteboards, as well as email attachments (PDF, Word, Excel, etc.) I graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University, where I made the Dean's List. I also earned a Provost Academic Scholarship for my excellent test scores, including 34 in ACT mathematics and 780 in SAT mathematics.
In addition to teaching for Cleveland schools, I currently teach 20 private sessions each week, 1st through 12th grade, as well as college students and business professionals. I have also served on the faculty at Cuyahoga Community College.
I am patient, friendly and many students tell me that I explain concepts more effectively than their teachers. I am available weekdays or weekends, days or nights, throughout the entire year. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding my experience and teaching methods. While it should go without saying, I have a clean background that has been verified by the FBI and BCII. Let me know if you would like to set up an introductory lesson to design a customized strategy. There is no obligation to continue unless a customer is 100% satisfied.
I am one of the Top Five Tutors for:
1. most diverse subject matter
2. widest student age range
3. farthest geographical regions
4. largest client base
5. most hours taught monthly
Please note: I have set up my billing in thirty minute increments. Thus, I am able to offer lessons of varying lengths. However, I would appreciate longer sessions. I thank you for your time and consideration and look forward to being at your service!
My subjects include:
ACT, SAT, PSAT, NMSQT - undergraduate admissions
GMAT, GRE - graduate admissions
ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, TACHS, COOP - high school admissions
ASVAB, AFQT, ASTB-E, OAR - armed forces placement
TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC - English as a Second Language
PARCC, AIR AST, OAA, OGT, ITBS, STAAR, GED, HiSET, TABE - proficiency
HESI-A2, ATI TEAS V, NLN-PAX-RN, C-NET-RN, NET, DAT - nursing and dental
Mathematics: algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-algebra, elementary
English: grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, ESL, ESOL
Research Papers: editing, proofreading, outlining, analyzing, citations
Computer: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, QuickBooks
Special Needs: ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger's, study skills
Music: theory, ear training, sight singing, improvisation, saxophone
Job Seeking: resume writing, cover letters, T-Letters, LinkedIn, job search techniques
Professional Services: bookkeeping, AP/AR, property management, office automation
*** Studio Equipment ***
Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops
*** Travel Equipment ***
Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops
The ATA was founded in 2001 and has since certified over 6,000 tutors. In addition to creating standards for the industry, the ATA also provides a host of support services to professional tutors.
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Matthew explained his approach to coaching and the plan so we were able to make an educated choice on the best tutor for our son. Matthew was responsive, organized and worked very well with our son. He communicated directly with our son and cc:ed me so that I was aware of the plan and f/u. His scores did improve on the SAT and we were pleased with the investment.Show More
Matt has been awesome for my student. His math skills have improved greatly, and his writing has come from illegible to what can now be described as neat and readable. Matt has been very patient and deliberate with our son and has taken the time to really explain things to Jake in a way he can understand. We would recommend this tutor to any parent looking for a tutor for their grammar school student! Matt is also reliable and prompt and showed up when expected which was helpful with our very busy schedules.Show More
Matt has been awesome working with my sixteen year-old daughter and her algebra. She was hesitant about Skype and tutoring online but it has been so great working with Matt. He is very professional and organized and took the time to review her tests and homework prior to the scheduled session. He knew exactly what she needed to work on and after just a few sessions, she is feeling confident and has a better idea what and how to study! We highly recommend online tutoring and especially working with Matt!Show More
I did 2 sessions with Matt while I was home in preparation for my GMAT, which is in 3 weeks. We focused on the quantitative section, which was the weak spot on my first test. Matt’s familiarity with the GMAT (both the Verbal and Math section) was evident in the first few minutes of sitting down with him. Probably even more important, given my time constraint, was Matt’s ability to quickly identify my specific problem areas (integer / geometric properties & time management on data sufficiency problems) and come up with a game plan to improve them. Matt’s teaching style helped solidify key concepts by having me walk him through my thinking on problems and correcting me only when I veered off path. This approach worked for me. After the second session, I took a practice test and my math score improved substantially. I would recommend Matt to anyone who’s serious about boosting their GMAT score.Show More
I hired Matt based on positive reviews. What a great choice! My daughter had taken the SAT 3 times before contacting Matt. She was 30 points away from qualifying for a substantial scholarship. With only one more chance and 3 weeks to prepare, I decided to give Matt a chance. He was very professional, punctual, and made my daughter feel at ease. He provided study materials and gave very helpful instructions and tips. Her score went up an unbelievable 60 points in 3 weeks! She was able to get the scholarship and is set to start college in 3 weeks. I would recommend him to anyone and will definitely use him again.Show More
I highly recommend Matt for his math tutoring services. I increased my OAR (Officer Aptitude Rating) score 10 points after six weeks of tutoring with Matt, making my new score very competitive. Scheduling long-distance tutoring sessions once a week was easy and the length was perfect (1.5 hours). He showed me how to visualize word problems, which is what I needed. He's personable and easy-going and I found his familiarity with military aptitude exams extremely valuable.Show More
Matt is a patient, creative and effective tutor for all subjects and all cities. In addition to teaching for public schools, he currently teaches 20+ private sessions each week, K-12th grade, as well as college students and business professionals. Matt teaches in person in Ohio, as well as online in all US time zones and abroad. He is available weekdays or weekends, days or nights, throughout the entire year. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University where he earned a Provost Scholarship. His tutoring specialties include test prep for the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, HSPT, ISEE and ASTB, as well as math and English. I highly recommend Matt if you need a private tutor.Show More
This was the most un-professional experience I have ever* had with anyone, I cannot believe how rude he was, & I remained nice the entire time, but beware he is out to only steal your money. Rather than showing me what I wanted to know, he wasted my time by changing my folders, folder settings, where I download to, all things to specify himself working on the computer and even re-named my files to his name. My ex is a Teacher & a long tern tutor. He recommended that I get a full lesson, maybe a few weeks, but at this time I simply wanted to know the v-lookuo function only, as I had the date ready to go, with a deadline. He refused to show it to me, as he said I had to learn the basics which I already know. He did not even open up Excel. If I had not been so specific with him, & even offered to hire him for a long term tutor session, I might be able to see him trying to show me the basics, but we never even got that far. He told me to buy a 3 pack, then when I went to do so he took the opton away, and said that I had to buy, 3 but separately. I understand from talking to others why he did this. He apparently had something come up, & had to go and disconnected our call, without saying anything aside from, "buy more at 9 am tomorrow". I think he thought he was with a 7 year old & must milk them all out every penn fast. I would personally have wanted the long term money instead of a quick 50$ something dollars. It was exactly as if he had no time for me but instead of saying he had personal engagements he took my money & left me hanging when I could ahve literally been fired from my job for not getting this report in, in time. I stayed up until dawn the next day to compete it by myself, with a local Craigslist person, who was so kind & professional & showed me what I needed on an immediate basis. No playing around the whole time. I spent more on the new tutor as he was so very smart & actually knew what he doing. I never, leave reviews. i may have left 1, or 2 at a locl restaurant that I adored, but this was something I felt I eeded to do, so YOUShow More
He is excellent! Very engaging and knows his stuff. I highly recommend Matt. This review is after only 1 lesson and I’m very excited to continue to work with him.
Our son's Algebra tests have improved significantly with these tutoring sessions. Matthew did a great job accessing current knowledge level and working to catch our son up on what he did not understand as well as helping prepare for ongoing quizzes and tests. Very pleased and will continue with the tutoring!Show More
Excellent first lesson. Alex learned more in this one lesson than he did in 3 lessons with a different teacher. Thank you.
Matthew is an excellent teacher. He's got the skill and patience to get the material across in a very clear way. I absorbed the material easily even though I was pretty new to this.
Jonathan is enjoying his saxophone lessons with Matt. Keep up the good work!
Matt really helped me improve both my SAT and my AC T test scores. His explanations were clear and I thought that I learned quite a lot when I had him as a tutor.
As you can see I’ve written a review for Matthew regarding my daughters success (her test was last year) so I’d like to write one for my son also. My son was not driving at the time and Matthew agreed to drive to our home and teach him for an additional nominal fee. My son also took multiple tutoring sessions with Matthew and learned something new every time. He felt confident going into the test, confident in his ability to complete the exam and do well on it. Matthew takes his time with each individual and works with their specific needs. My children needed help in different areas of the ACT and Matthew was more than capable of helping them in those areas. My sons ACT score also went up 4 points after working with Matthew! I can’t say enough how professional, kind and thorough he is.Show More
We were given Matthews name from a friend that used him for her two sons ACT tests and were happy with the results. My daughter studied with him multiple times at a mutual site preparing for her ACT test. He would not only explain why she missed a problem on a practice test but then teach her so she understood the concept. He was very diligent, professional and thorough in his tutoring. My daughter went up 4 points on her ACT! Couldn’t be happier and HIGHLY recommend Matthew.Show More
My math improved so much ever since I started tutoring with Mr. Horwich. I am more confident with my answers and how I interpret the questions on the GRE.
This was my very terrible experience with Matt. We had 2 sessions with him. He was an awful tutor who interrupted me whenever I spoke. My SAT test is in 2 weeks and today With no warning at all, Matt told me that he was going to Iceland for a WEEK to see the Northern lights with his girlfriend and another couple. It was terrible and weird all at the same time. He kept interrupting me as I spoke. He didn't seem to get that I don't really want to hear the details of his trip because I am just really upset that he is abandoning us for so long so close to the test. He never gave us a real alternative--just don't worry I'll be back in "5 business days". He just doesn't get it. He upset me and my family--he is unprofessional and just doubles down on his excuses when you call him out on it.
I would stay far, far away from this guy--he's not responsible or reliable.
Great tutor and very knowledgeable about the subject. He was very easy to understand.
Matthew is great! Got my son set up in no time and put a lot of effort into getting him engaged and focused. So far great experience!
Matt is very clear and helpful. I recommend him as does my son.
Very helpful in explaining math concepts! He helped me raise my quantitative score from a 149 to a 158 in just 2 weeks!
He was very helpful and pointed out issues that could be much better. He gave me the help that I was looking for...very nice person. I will continue to get help from him for sure.
Matt was very efficient, on time, got down to the task straight away and knew his subject matter. My son really liked him. I highly recommend Matt.
great first lesson
Excellent communication skills, very proficient with his skill set.
He knows his math subjects and material and I have learned new tricks to make working problems quicker. He is punctual and organized and I greatly appreciate that as well.
Matthew was a great instructor for Intermediate level Excel training. He was able to help me with navigational tips and shortcuts, formulas and totals between sheets within one spreadsheet, as well as understanding Vlookup functionality. I highly recommend Matthew if you are in need of Excel training.Show More
Matthew finds a simple and clear way to help me understand all the areas I have to work on.
I hired Matt to specifically help me prepare for the Quantitative section of the GMAT. We met online for several 2 hour tutoring sessions over the course of a month. Matt was very understanding of my busy work schedule and worked our appointments around this. During our tutoring sessions, Matt did a great job of explaining and helping me solve GMAT exam practice problems. He is very friendly and laid back, while also being an utmost professional. I highly recommend him for any of your graduate school level exam preparations.Show More
We switched my son from clarinet to saxophone in the middle of the school year and hired Matt to help get him caught up with his bandmates. Matt relates very well to an 11 year-old boy, and although he was serious and got to work immediately, he put Josh at ease from the start. I was initially worried that a 90 minute lesson would push the limits of my son's endurance, but he has really enjoyed the sessions, and the longer time has been very beneficial. Overall a 100% positive experienceShow More
Exc dialog/connect that Matt picked up on fairly quickly. He became familiar with my learning style; I became familiar with his teaching style. A win-win for both!