- Levels Taught:
- Elementary, Middle School, High School
I received a 2,400 superscore on my SAT in 2013, and know what works to help students succeed and boost their scores. I work 1 on 1 with students when they encounter stumbling blocks; I identify and move together with them on weaknesses that hamper their coursework. I found that teachers who merely speak at their students and dump information on them for an hour are not able to help those who need it most. I offer a concise explanation on the material, and explain the rest during assisted practice and hands-on learning. The most effective and efficient method to learn a subject is to work through practice problems and coursework yourself. To facilitate this in a guided, structured manner allows the student to foster independence and mastery of the material. An hour of pure lecturing is never as effective as a half-hour of experience.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 75
- Teaching since:
Hello! I'm Matthew, an experienced tutor specializing in SAT prep. I graduated from Rice University in 2018 with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and received a 2400 superscore on my SAT in 2013. I offer tutoring for SAT/PSAT Test Prep in the Math, Reading, and Writing portions, as well as for all students K-12 and any level of ability; I am highly experienced with helping students with their school coursework from my previous employment. The solutions and test-taking techniques required for the SAT extend to any subject or test material, as such I would be happy to help prepare for any general test prep as well, such as for the ASVAB.
Throughout 6 summers of personalized tutoring at an after school learning service and working as a private tutor, I've developed a proficiency for explaining and delineating concepts that a student might struggle with in a straightforward manner. As a private tutor, I would often work with high school students in their homes or nearby libraries each week to shore up their weaknesses or get them ahead of school, using a mix of workbooks and my custom curriculum for the subject.
Worked throughout college and before as a private tutor for around 2 years of experience. Helped in general coursework and schoolwork, but mostly focused on High School students and SAT/ACT/ASVAB/GED prep.
Tutored students K-12 on all levels of general math and reading, helped them with their coursework. Taught a wide range of subjects, from teaching pre-k students to read to working with high schoolers on pre-cal.
They're very informative and patient, I'm a slow learner and I have issues with concentration/my attention span but they were very patient and helpful. They worded things in a way I could easily understand and helped me learn a lot faster than other tutors have.Show More