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Matthew

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I am passionate about teaching, and I love learning. My career for the last 13 years as a teacher, private tutor, and co-founder of an SF education start-up has been about education, teaching, and having fun learning from you guys, the students! Students describe me as passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable about not only the subjects I tutor but about how to teach and make almost any subject interesting and enjoyable to learn. Because I love teaching and interacting with learners, I can motivate you and get you to see how enjoyable learning can be even if the subject is super boring.

The bottom line is: MY EXPERIENCE, SKILL, AND PASSION MAKE EVERY LESSON I TEACH INCREDIBLY USEFUL FOR THE LEARNER BUT ALSO FUN AND INTERESTING. THAT IS MY GUARANTEE TO YOU.

I am very skilled and experienced teaching ESL, TOEFL, IELTS and essay/academic writing. In addition, U.S. and European history as well as literature are my absolute favorite subjects to tutor. If you take my lessons you will be able to feel my enthusiasm and experience my skill.

When I am not teaching, I love watching movies, binge watching Netflix shows, and reading novels and comic books. I also enjoy traveling. I have been very lucky in my life to have been able to live or study in Europe, Asia, and The Middle East. Actually, these living abroad experiences are some of the best learning moments of my life, and they have impacted my ability to be an enthusiastic teacher and student!

Matthew’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Northeastern University - Bachelors, Political Science and Government

Hobbies

Reading novels and history non-fiction, watching movies, binge watching Netflix series, and traveling

Tutoring Subjects

History

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

European History

High School Level American History

Literature

Public Speaking

Social studies

Test Prep

TOEFL Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy is to provide the guidance and environment for the student to be empowered and interested to work hard to learn and enjoy the process. Effective learning happens when people are having fun and engaged in what they are learning.

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

I would talk with the student to find out their specific goals for that particular lesson and I would ask the student to tell me about their overall goals in life. Also, I would find out about their general interests, and what they like to do for fun.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can do this, first, by sparking their interest in the subject and the process of learning that subject. Second, I would not only help the student improve their understanding of that particular subject, but I would assist them in learning some effective learning techniques or strategies for that particular field.