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Tutor profile: Matthew S.

Matthew S.
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About Matthew

About Matthew
I am a passionate, patient, and detailed oriented individual who has been teaching friends and classmates privately off and on since 2007. I believe that all students are capable of improving their writing and critical thinking skills, and that it is a matter of finding the right approach as well as the right combination of student and teacher to ensure that all parties learn and grow from the experience. My goal as an educator is to help people realize what they are capable of, and to help them fully embrace and utilize those capabilities,

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I started tutoring friends one on one in my senior year of high school in 2007. I continued doing so off and on throughout my undergraduate education from 2007-2011. The tutoring ranged from explaining topics and subjects they may have missed in class to providing content and grammar feedback on papers. In 2014, I became a writing tutor for University of Texas at Dallas's writing center, where I helped students with every step of the writing process. This included everything from brainstorming to final polish. Whether tutoring privately or as...
Southern Methodist University
Master's Degree
2018 - 2022
University of Texas at Dallas
Master's Degree
2011 - 2014
University of Texas at Dallas
Bachelor's Degree
2010 - 2011

Work Experience

Work Experience
Tutor.com, College Essay Tutor
2016 - 2017
I helped students one on one with essay writing via an online chatroom based program. We dealt with every part of the writing process from brainstorming to final polish. Typical sessions would be 20-30 minutes and usually involved reviewing the student's written work. involved clarifying the type of feedback the student was looking for followed by reviewing the student's paper in real time via highlighting and making comments in Microsoft Word. After this review, the student and I would discuss my comments, making sure that the comments were...
University of Texas at Dallas, Writing Tutor
2014 - 2016
I helped undergraduate students work from every field work through any phase of the writing process, from brainstorming to final polish. Each session would begin by establishing what the student's concerns were and narrowing our focus to one to two achievable goals for that session. I would then ask questions to help them work through their thoughts as well as clarify anything they might need to know. For example, if a student wanted to work on a thesis statement, I would begin by asking what they know about thesis statements. If they said...

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