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Matt

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I graduated from Haverford College where I studied History and Classics. During my undergraduate education I also spent one year at Oxford University, where I experienced the benefits of tutoring from the student’s perspective. My goal in tutoring is that my students will enjoy the process of learning and will emerge being able to think and communicate more clearly.

I’ve been tutoring and teaching since my first year in college, starting with tutoring freshman chemistry and most recently working as an ESL instructor at a Chinese university. I enjoy tutoring history and writing the most because I find the complex dynamics of history fascinating and I like the process of teaching students how to express their thoughts, especially about complex ideas, clearly and coherently. In addition to history and writing I tutor a wide range of subjects including chemistry, literature, ESL, geography, religious studies, and all aspects of the SAT.

I try to create a friendly but focused tutoring atmosphere which enables students to learn and to articulate their thoughts. I’m very interested in communicating how the material fits into the larger picture to help students appreciate learning and to retain more information. When I’m not studying in graduate school I enjoy reading (especially medieval history), backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, and playing the clarinet. My next goals are improving my Mandarin and learning Korean.

Matt’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Haverford College - Bachelor in Arts, History

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2280

SAT Math: 720

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 760

Hobbies

Hiking, backpacking, reading, music

Tutoring Subjects

History

Chemistry

College Chemistry

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

European History

Geography

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School World History

Literature

Other

PSAT Prep

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Mathematics

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in United States History

SAT Subject Test in World History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Science

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

World History

World Religions

Writing