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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography and Earth Sciences with a Geology emphasis at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA. While at ODU, I enjoyed helping students with tutoring the sciences (Physics, Geology, and Oceanography) and history (American, 20th Century) as I have a passion in these subjects; and since ODU have continued to help high school and college students in science and history. Following graduation, I have been serving my country as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy living in Japan, California, and Washington State. I have gained experiences as a leader working with very respectful people from nations across the globe while in sometimes challenging environments, I am truly honored and blessed. I mostly intrinsically enjoyed helping others succeed in their training as the Navy has an extensive, comprehensive training program. However, I still have a prodigious adoration to applied geology and will be transitioning out of the Navy, attend graduate school for research in geology and ultimately become a professional geologist. I occasionally volunteer my time to tutor high school and college students in broad subjects, but as mentioned I'm most passionate in the sciences and history, and seeing my students succeed in understanding the subjects they request tutoring is my biggest desire while tutoring. When I first meet with students I attempt to identify their baseline knowledge of the subject they are having trouble with and explain to them I am fully invested in ensuring they can understand the subject on their own with my guidance. I would describe my teaching style to be a teamwork environment, once I identify their baseline knowledge of the subject I will give them the guidance to meet, then exceed the standards required, leaving no rock unturned in the process. I am a complete endorser of education, firmly believing that success in life is the drive to be curious. While I'm not tutoring or working, my hobbies include reading novels, snowboarding, working on my car, backpacking, running, and following Philadelphia sports teams (go Eagles!).

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Matthew’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Old Dominion University - Bachelor of Science, Geology


Reading mystery novels, surfing, snowboarding, cooking, working on my car, the weather, backpacking/camping, rock climbing, rooting for Philadelphia sports teams (go Eagles!)

Tutoring Subjects

College Application Essays

College Physics

Earth Science


Essay Editing

High School Physics




Public Speaking


Social Studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technical Writing

Technology and Coding

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