EducationB.A. Biology at University of Texas at Austin. M.Div Biola University pursuing
ExperienceI graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Biology. I was involved in the UTeach program at UT-Austin which trained students to become secondary school teachers. I took a number of education courses and we had hands-on training at schools in the area. At that program, I student taught Algebra and Biology in the classroom.
I have been tutoring for a number of years, helping students as young as 2nd grade to students over forty years old. I understand that tutoring is more than just knowing a lot about a subject, but being able to teach at a personal level. There needs to be a comfort level between the student and the tutor, which is why I always want to make after the first session that everyone feels comfortable to move forward. I am not a tutor who will just do homework for a student, but I want the student to be able to figure things out on their own. From my education and training, I have been taught that learning through experience is much more valuable. I also try to ingrain good study habits for the students because those habits is really what will help a student succeed in the future.
I try to make it as fun as possible. I know that sometimes when you are struggling through a subject it can be frustrating. I am very patient and understand that everyone learns in different ways. I love helping people succeed and I get excited when others achieve things they never thought they could.
HobbiesLove to play basketball with my wife
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If you’re looking for a tutor that is knowledgeable, patient, and willing to spend the time it takes to help you understand the language of mathematics, Matt C. is your tutor! As someone who has not studied math since high school (30 years ago!) the thought of taking college Algebra intimidated me. Matt immediately put me at ease and competently and patiently tutored me. I actually found myself enjoying math and looking forward to the next tutoring session! So, if you or your child need an excellent math tutor, I highly recommend Matthew C. Michele A. Altadena, CA
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