Matthew J. Lewis

Matthew J. Lewis

5.0 (7)
54 hires on Tutors.com
1 employee
10 years in business

About this tutor

I am a joyful writer, college professor, and highly effective writing and math tutor. Younger students struggling with any facet of academic English or math can thrive under my instruction by discovering the joy of effective learning.

Middle school, high school, college, and graduate students desiring to excel in their academic research writing or math pursuits will find my approach methodical, practical, and efficient.

For those honing their skills in research writing, I am fluent in all major styles and a valuable writing partner for those who recognize the imporatnce of clarity and concision. 

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

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

I truly enjoy discovering new ways of helping students master learning strategies in English language, academic writing, mathematics.

Concerning writing and communication, I believe anyone who genuinely desires to learn can become an effective communicator in a relatively short period of time. I combine traditional, face-to-face teaching techniques with real-time coaching via text messaging (outside of tutoring sessions) to help students achieve a swift and solid fluency in English grammar. 

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Bellevue, WA 98008
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Kelly Morales-Luna

    I’ve been working with Professor Lewis for just over a year now. I had been searching for a tutor for some time to improve my math and writing skills; when I found Matt and began working with him, I realized I found someone who would make a significant contribution to my learning. Matt is professional, knowledgeable, and patient, and he always finds a way to make learning fun and simpler than I anticipate.

  • Angelique Khouzam

    After working with Matt for just over a year, I can say definitively the writing skills I have achieved over this period of time have proven useful in college preparation. As I continue my final year of highschool, I am confident my new skills will carry me into college and beyond. This experience has been very helpful to me.

  • Quinn Ryan

    Matt Lewis is an extraordinary tutor, mentor, and friend. He excels with keeping me on track through my academic journey. Because of Matt, my writing skills have improved to college level, even though I'm still in high school. Matt will get to know you personally and provide an experience that is tailor made to your personal strengths. Matt’s teaching strengths go beyond just writing; he coached me through several other subjects including math, theology, philosophy, and history. I recommend Matt for any of these subjects and also because of his unique, mentored approach.

  • Star Lalario

    Matt is perfect for our son. Dominic is at ease with Matt; which in turn, makes it enjoyable for him to read, express challenges and looks forward to their sessions together. Thank you Matt!


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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 the student's 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 $55-$75 per hour depending on a number of factors including on-line (Zoom) versus in-person tutoring, traveling distance, and subject. 


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).

Additionally, I have extensive experience working with students with learning disabilities including executive functioning, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and others.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

After completing the editing process with a student on their school paper, I noticed the student 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 initially 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 incorporate both holistic and systematic approaches 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, whether for math or English, 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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