Matthew was born in Brooklyn, but grew up in a small town in Westchester, NY, where the town sport was college acceptance. In school, he naturally gravitated towards the Humanities, preferring to read and write stories rather than solve complex math problems.
Regardless of the subject, Matthew is an avid learner, always continuing his education however he can, and it is that passion that led him to tutoring. There are few things as rewarding as helping a student find their way to enjoying a previously abhorrent subject (and scoring a better grade point certainly never hurts).
Matthew is an expert in SAT and ACT prep as well as essay editing. As a tutor, Matthew uses both his strengths and weaknesses to his advantage. His preference for and experience with critical reading naturally allow him to deftly guide students through passages. His struggle with math makes him a stronger math tutor, as he was forced to find creative ways to navigate the section that would rely more on an understanding of the test rather than a predilection for fast mental math. He is excited to use these skills to help students through this stressful time and find creative ways to make them succeed.
When Matthew is not tutoring, he is writing, reading (Lord of the Rings and The Poetic Edda, because if you can pronounce the names it’s not worth reading), playing board games, or going to comedy shows.