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Mr. Matthew W.

specializes in Effective English Tutor with M.Ed. in ESL · male

"I am a patient and thoughtful English language tutor who enjoys making sure that English language learners truly understand their learning materials.

I have a M.Ed. in ESL (1991) and a B.A. with honors in English Literature (1989) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. I've taught English to adult and high school English learners in Asia and the US, and have been tutoring privately for six more...

"I am a patient and thoughtful English language tutor who enjoys making sure that English language learners truly understand their learning materials.

I have a M.Ed. in ESL (1991) and a B.A. with honors in English Literature (1989) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. I've taught English to adult and high school English learners in Asia and the US, and have been tutoring privately for six years. I have volunteered at a local library tutoring ESL for several years. I enjoy working on pronunciation, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.

I don't have a set curriculum as I differ my tutoring for each student. Language takes a long time to learn -- it doesn't happen overnight. I usually ask the tutee what his/her preferred method is, such as reading newspaper articles or listening to the radio or television -- those are just examples -- and try to steer the tutee toward choosing an ESL textbook they might like. I think it's important for the tutee to choose a textbook and articles, recordings, etc., to work on, rather than for me to choose them, as I would rather have the tutee working with materials they are motivated to work on and that they have chosen themselves from their own interests.

In a nutshell, there have to be some concrete materials for the tutee to focus on in order to make steady progress, and to develop some sense of accomplishment once a given material is completed and moved on from. I am able to offer my knowledge of English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to the tutee at each juncture to help them to understand the material and to benefit from it.

If you have more specific questions, perhaps those can be answered once you have chosen some concrete, specific materials that you would like to work on, let me know how you envision working on them, and let me inform you how I see myself helping you to work on and benefit from those materials.

My personal hobbies are playing cornet, working out and studying languages, including French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Greek." less...

Details

fee: $45 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Matthew W. is a certified tutor

University of Massachusetts - Amherst, English Literature

University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MEd

Roslindale, MA 02131

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - Reading - English - ESL/ESOL - Spelling - Elementary Math