EducationB.A. Communication Studies from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, graduated cum laude.
Graduated from high school with above a 4.0 GPA. In high school, I passed and received college credit for 5 AP Exams:
AP Calc -- scored 5
AP English Lit. -- scored 5
AP U.S. History -- scored 4
AP European History -- scored 4
AP Government -- scored 3
ExperienceI absolutely love tutoring! So many students have the potential to far exceed even their own expectations, but many times, I have found, they simply don't have enough confidence in themselves to reach their goals. As a tutor, my goal is not just to impart knowledge or teach certain study skills--though those are definitely crucial pieces of the puzzle--but to spark a confidence and diligence in each student that will equip them to succeed even after our time together is done.
I started tutoring at a professional company over four years ago. I have since then come to love running my own tutoring business where I have the freedom to tutor students one-on-one (rather than the 3-on-1 setting that is so common at corporate tutoring centers).
I have tutored nearly every school subject including:
--Math (elementary through algebra, geometry, and trigonometry)
--Science (elementary through H.S. biology)
--Spanish (elementary through H.S. Spanish 2)
--English and Writing (all levels)
--Social Studies (all levels)
I also specialize in SAT test preparation:
--I scored 1340 (out of 1600 at the time) in high school.
--I scored 750 in math and 800 in English before being hired at my first tutoring company.
--I have scoured most of the SAT books on the market to find the best techniques for SAT success.
--I have designed and taught lecture-style courses for all three areas of the SAT (Math, Writing, Critical Reading).
--I have worked with dozens of students individually to coach them to higher scores.
Three items of business:
1) I offer a FREE initial 1 hour consultation so that you can better decide if I'm the right fit for you. We can go over my policies as well as the specifics of what kind of help you are looking for.
2) Please feel free to check out my website at www.matthallocktutoring.com
3) I offer both in-person tutoring sessions and virtual tutoring sessions, so we are not limited by location.
HobbiesThe things I love to do the most are to spend time with my wife and to play with my two daughters. We love our outside time, riding bikes, playing whiffle ball, going on walks to feed the ducks, and going swimming. Also, we have to visit the Boardwalk every now and then to ride the log ride!
My wife and I love to visit local sustainable and farm-to-table type restaurants, one of our favorites being Passionfish in Pacific Grove. We also love popular Santa Cruz spots like Chocalate and the Penny Ice Creamery.
My wife and I both love teaching classes at our church and helping other married couples grow in their love and enjoyment of each other.
I enjoy photography a lot, though I'm not super great at it and haven't spent much time officially learning it. It's something I'd love to do more of.
I love to write as well. I'm currently working on a couple books that I hope to self publish, while also keeping up a blog about my and my wife's life journey as we grow in our relationship with each other and God, our Father.
Tutoring is my joy. I love affirming students' gifts and identities, and helping them discover what they were made to do and who they were made to be.
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