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Matt

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I received my Bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences from Harvard, and my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Scripps Research Institute. The subjects I tutor are math (geometry, algebra/trigonometry, calculus), chemistry, biology and astronomy, as well as test prep for the SAT, GRE and LSAT. I have some experience in college teaching, but most of what I have done is one-on-one instruction of college students and graduate students in a laboratory, as well as helping my 11-year old son with homework. I really prefer teaching people individually because many people do not learn well in a classroom situation, and it's easy for someone to get left behind without anyone knowing or caring. Every student has different needs, but in general, I want to find the place where you are comfortable with the subject and build from there. Most subjects have a set of basic concepts from which you can derive all the more complicated information. With test prep the issues are usually test anxiety, test-specific skills, and subject knowledge. I enjoy this work both because the subjects are interesting to me and because I enjoy helping people succeed at something and overcome the obstacles that may be holding them back. In addition to academic subjects, I spend a lot of time hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering.

Matt’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Harvard University - Bachelor in Arts, Physical Sciences

Graduate Degree: Scripps Research Institute - PHD, Molecular Biology

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1520

SAT Math: 730

SAT Verbal: 790

LSAT: 172

GRE: 2300

GRE Quantitative: 760

GRE Verbal: 780

Hobbies

rock climbing & mountaineering

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Math

ACT Science

ASVAB Prep

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Subject Test in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

GRE Subject Test in Biology

GRE Subject Test in Chemistry

GRE Subject Tests

GRE Verbal

LSAT

LSAT Analytical Reasoning

LSAT Essay Section

LSAT Logical Reasoning

LSAT Reading Comprehension

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I want to show them how I approach the problems. I prefer it when I don't know the answer ahead of time so they can see the process I follow.