Matthew Horwich

Matthew H.

Cleveland, OH
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Lesson Details

Phonics

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
I teach phonics to younger children to develop their reading, writing and speech. I put a heavy emphasis on developing the child's awareness of phonemes, which are the most basic building blocks for all words in the English language. I will improve your child's ability to hear, identify, and manipulate over 40+ phonemes, and teach them how they correspond to the intricate spelling patterns that are found in our language.

I have taught all forms of English and language arts from pre-school to adults in their 50's from foreign countries. I am an expert on pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing as well as more complex mechanics such as sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, comprehension, etc.
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About

Matthew passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 85 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

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Experience

Instructor
Jan 1998 - Present
Matthew J. H. LLC

Teacher
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Cleveland Metropolitan Schools

Education

Bachelor's Degree
Aug 1994 - May 1998
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor's Degree in Education
Aug 1994 - May 1998
Case Western Reserve University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Teacher's Certification
May 1998
State of Ohio

Awards

Dean's List
Jan 1995
Case Western Reserve University
Provost Scholarship
Aug 1994
Case Western Reserve University

Affiliations

American Tutoring Association
Apr 2014

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.

National Tutoring Association
Apr 2014

The NTA was formed in 1992 for the purpose of establishing a membership organization for tutoring professionals. The NTA is dedicated exclusively to tutoring, and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and thirteen other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services.

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Matthew Horwich and Friends Quintet

alto, tenor and soprano saxophone

20 Reviews

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tom Nov 14, 2017
Microsoft Windows · Online

Excellent!

Emily Nov 13, 2017
SAT · In home

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.

Sheryl Nov 10, 2017
ACT · In home

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.

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Sheryl Nov 10, 2017
ACT · In studio

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.

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Tiffany Nov 3, 2017
GRE · Online

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.

Renee R. Oct 24, 2017
SAT · Online

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.

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Christian Oct 22, 2017
Microsoft Excel · Online

Great tutor and very knowledgeable about the subject. He was very easy to understand.

Oscar P. Oct 16, 2017
Algebra · Online

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!

Lee Oct 4, 2017
Math · Online

Matt is very clear and helpful. I recommend him as does my son.

Maya Sep 19, 2017
GRE · Online

Very helpful in explaining math concepts! He helped me raise my quantitative score from a 149 to a 158 in just 2 weeks!

Sara S. Sep 7, 2017
Microsoft Excel · Online

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.

Rafi Aug 21, 2017
Algebra · In home

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.

Heather Aug 19, 2017
Algebra · Online

great first lesson

Phillip Nunez Jan 6, 2017
Microsoft Office · Online

Excellent communication skills, very proficient with his skill set.

Cecili Nov 3, 2016
GRE · Online

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.

Stephanie May 10, 2016
Microsoft Excel · Online

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.

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Ryan G. Jul 28, 2015
Algebra 1 · Online

Matthew finds a simple and clear way to help me understand all the areas I have to work on.

Tucker G. Jun 17, 2015
GMAT · Online

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.

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Lyn D. Mar 3, 2015
Saxophone · In home

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 experience

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Fran R. Aug 12, 2014
LSAT · Online

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!

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