Matthew J. Lewis

Matthew J. Lewis

4.7 (3)
12 hires on Tutors.com
1 employee
2 years in business

About this tutor

I am a joyful writer, college professor, and effective writing tutor fluent in all major research writing styles. If you desire, I can edit your papers, or teach and edit at the same time. I can also help students with research sourcing and study techniques.

Additionally, I have developed unique and effective strategies for helping ESL students reach important milestones in English learning over shorter than average periods of time.

I graduated at the top of my class (4.0 GPA), and I have received several academic awards. I earned my master's degree with high honors in 2017, and I am currently writing my doctoral dissertation.

I truly enjoy continually finding new ways of helping students become masterful writers and speakers.

Writing and speaking go hand in hand. I believe anyone who genuinely wants to learn can become an effective writer and speaker in a short period of time. I combine traditional, face-to-face teaching techniques with real-time coaching via email and text to help student achieve and swift and solid fluency in English grammar. 

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Bellevue, WA 98008
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3 Reviews

4.7

  • Lisette Nanning

  • Yuntai Chang

    I already earned my master degree, and now I’m a professional in a major corporation desiring to improve my English over time. Matt is a good choice for me, because he is friendly, patient, and truly enthusiastic about teaching English. I also enjoy the fact that Mass is very result driven, which brings great value to his tutoring. Matt provides multiple explanations to help me understand a particular word or phrase. I would strongly recommend Matt to any student or professional desiring to improve their English writing and comprehension.

  • Randy Reiswig, Dinuba, CA

    Matt's process is very professional and easy to follow. He teaches with a lot of patience, and I became a much better writer after only two or three sessions.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I can work with students one-on-one, in groups, face-to-face, or online. I work at your pace, and I quickly adapt to each level of understanding.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

See education details under the main "About" section.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $45/hr for individuals and an additional $10/hour for each added student in a group.


How did you get started teaching?

My passion for teaching began a few years ago when I experienced some teachers and professors are far more joyful and passionate about the teaching and learning process than others.

Since most students only take a given course one time, both student and teacher should desire to make the most of each unique opportunity to learn and grow. 


What types of students have you worked with?

The bulk of my students are 18 or older (college, graduate, and post-graduate students as well as working professionals), but I also accept high-school and junior-high students (grades 6-12).


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

After completing the editing process with a student on their school paper, I noticed the student more easily remembered the applied rules of grammer and sentence structure. My theory for the sudden improvement of memory was ownership; students learn faster and easier when they have a stake in a final product, and the editing process provides an opportunity to refine that final product resulting in a greater sense of pride of ownership.

Also, very recently, an adult student was shy to admit his writing skills needed work, but my 'no-judgement,' approach made him feel encouraged and eager to learn even more than he initiallly anticipated. Within three sessions, the student learned a simple set of grammar and structure rules that gave him the confidence to write research papers alongside his doctoral peers with clarity and purpose.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Tutors and teachers must be patient and compassionate at all levels of learning. They must possess a systematic approach to helping students break through barriers and make lasting strides in their writing.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students know when they are struggling with their writing, and these struggles are usually mastifested in four categories: purpose, structure, style (for research), and grammar. Give some thought to each of these four categories to help communicate your greatest need (even if all four).

Also, if a student needs help on a particular assignment, it is important to bring the assignment instructions to the session so the tutor can discern what specific emphasis to apply.


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