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As both a tutor and a student in the Tucson area, my personal interests and passion for learning motivated me to try my best to study, understand, and teach in a variety of fields. I am very excited to motivate others' interests in a variety of subjects as well--indeed, whatever drives them to excel as students. It takes a lot of hard work to get a pupil interested in the core subjects necessary for today's educated workforce, but I hope that through my experiences, those who struggle with Middle School, High School, and College coursework--not to mention the daunting task of college applications--can benefit immensely. I am committed to professionalism as a tutor, and I guarantee visible progress in my pupils; but I'm a regular person, too. In between Chemistry labs or Literature classes, you might find me reading a book on Heritage Hill, or walking my dog with my fiance.

I am a recent graduate of the University of Arizona, wherein I achieved Summa Cum Laude status with degrees in English and Russian (with a minor in Pre-Med), but I have been active in accumulating useful experience in editing and writing scientific and nonfiction content. This is because I am very passionate about entering a career that provides the resources to move education forward, adapt to reforms in educational policy, and opens a dialogue with clients and educators about sustaining comprehensive educational technology that centralize curricula, assessment, reporting, monitoring, and instructional effectiveness in order to make education more accessible to the nation's students. I have both the education and the experience to be of great use as a tutor. With the upcoming implementation of Common Core Standards for Science content areas, I am equipped with the tools and experience in areas both technical and practical to help students adapt to scientific (as well as math and language arts) learning objectives. I am a published author and a working editor, writing works for our own UA literary magazine Persona as well as devoting my time to freelance tutoring and editing for multiple students in the UA Writing Program. I am also currently participating in an internship as a technical writer and educator at CCLAC, Inc.' an NPO involved in formulating curricula for digital literacy components of the pre-existing Common Core in low-income regions of Tucson, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. All in all, I have several years of tutoring and instructing children from Middle School to College age groups that struggle, particularly in core concepts critical for mainstream education in the US.

Mattius’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona - Bachelor in Arts, English, Russian, Pre-Med


Reading, Dogs, Video Games, Film, Running, Biking, Weight Lifting, Medicine

Tutoring Subjects