Matthew's first tutoring experience came at ten years old when he taught his left-handed brother to write a cursive "f." More recently, his tutoring specialties have been in math, writing, and physics. Mentoring and coaching students to reach the point where they can confidently say "I am good at math" makes tutoring rewarding for him.
Matthew completed a double major in mathematics and English at California State University, Long Beach in 2008. He has over ten years' experience as a manufacturing engineer and is currently studying part time for an MS in mechanical engineering at Sac State.
His academic interests are broad, but often come back to advanced problem solving methods, which has helped him refine his ability to present concepts in multiple ways. This allows him to teach students to understand problems from many angles, something he caters to the particular learning style of each student. To him, the value of one-on-one tutoring comes from the student's opportunity to choose which ways to tackle a question best suit them.
Matthew's other interests include piano, football, railroads, and juggling, the last of which made him one of the most recognized faces on the Cal State Long Beach campus during his time there.