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I am a graduate of the University of Georgia, and a current law student working toward a Juris Doctorate at Emory University School of Law. Upon graduation from the University of Georgia, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science along with a minor in History.

During my time as a student at the University of Georgia, I tutored athletes in Political Science 1101 covering nearly every aspect of American Government. In addition to tutoring traditional students, I have experience teaching children outside of an orthodox classroom; I have taught children how to swim, waterski, and wake board during summer camp.

Although I edit essays and tutor History, American Government, and Grammar, I enjoy tutoring American Government the most. As a Political Science major, I am passionate about American Government, as I firmly believe that civic knowledge is a keystone of any functioning society.

Outside of tutoring and school I enjoy rebuilding car engines, reading epic novels, and playing violin.

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Matt’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Georgia - Bachelors, Political Science and Government

Graduate Degree: Emory University - Current Grad Student, Law

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 730


Engine rebuilding and repair, playing violin, waterskiing and wake boarding.

Tutoring Subjects

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP United States History

AP US History

College English

College Essays

College Level American History


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing


High School English

High School Level American History


Political Science

Social Sciences

Social Studies

US History


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that the best way to learn--and to teach--is to make the material relatable to the student.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Typically, for the very first session, I think that it's best to get to know the student first, and then the material. That way, both the student and the tutor are more comfortable with each other, and, more importantly, the tutor has a clearer understanding of how the student learns.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

The most important step in becoming an independent learner is to learn the material rather than being spoon-fed. By way of example: "the monument was built by the men" is a sentence construction that most teachers frown upon. Rather than telling the student (1) that it is passive voice, and (2) exactly how to fix it, I believe that coaching the student towards independently understanding each element is the most important step rather than the editing it for them

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