Matt L.


Matt L.

Tutor

Boston, MA 02116

Will travel 10 miles

$200 per hour.

4.98 1081 ratings

MIT/Harvard Grad for Academic Tutoring & Test Prep

I specialize in rigorous, high-level academic tutoring, test preparation, and enrichment for high school, college, and graduate students. I have ten years and thousands of hours of experience with students around the world. BIO: I studied theoretical math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard. My interests span the sciences and humanities. I've done labwork in molecular biology, biomedical engineering, cognitive neuroscience, and natural language processing at NASA, Memorial Sloan-K... [more]


Algebra 1


Algebra 2


Calculus

I studied theoretical math at MIT, and I've taught every level of calculus -- from elementary to AP (both AB and BC), to advanced multivariable calculus at MIT, to calculus on differentiable manifolds for applications in mathematical physics -- for more than ten years. I help my students acquire real mastery by fitting the specific topics they study into a bigger picture.


Geometry


Physics

I studied math at MIT, where I specialized in mathematical physics -- the study of the mathematical structures and techniques that underlie theoretical physics. I have hundreds of hours of experience teaching classical mechanics (Newtonian as well as Hamiltonians and Lagrangian), electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics.


Precalculus

I studied math at MIT and have hundreds of hours of experience teaching precalculus. As in all my teaching, I focus on conceptual and logical understanding and problem-solving skills.


Reading


Trigonometry

I studied math at MIT.


Statistics

I studied math at MIT and have taught all levels of probability and statistics to high school, college, and graduate students for ten years.


English


Literature


LSAT

I scored a 178 on the LSAT, studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard, and have thousands of hours of experience teaching logical reasoning, argument analysis, and reading comprehension to college and graduate students. My students learn the high-level reasoning skills they need to master all sections of the LSAT.


GRE

I earned a perfect score on the GRE (170 math, 170 verbal) and studied math and literature at MIT and Harvard. As in all my test prep teaching, I emphasize deep conceptual mastery and advanced problem-solving ability, never rote memorization or mechanical rule-following. Using my own materials, my students develop the high-order critical reasoning skills they need to tackle even the most difficult GRE problems. I specialize in rigorous preparation for scores competitive at the most selective graduate schools. Many of my students have gone on to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, and MIT, among other schools.


Physical Science


GMAT

I scored a 790 on the GMAT (51 quant, 48 verbal). I studied math, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard and have taught all sections of the GMAT for a decade. As in all my test prep teaching, I emphasize deep conceptual mastery and advanced problem-solving ability, never rote memorization of mechanical rule-following. Using my own materials, my students develop the high-order critical thinking skills they need to master even the most difficult problems on the GMAT. I specialize in rigorous preparation for scores competitive at the top business schools -- the 730+ regime. The biggest jump a student of mine has made was 270 points, from a 470 to a 740; she's now at Harvard Business School.


Computer Programming


Probability


Macroeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.


Microeconomics

I earned A+'s in Econometrics and Microeconomics at MIT. My teaching focus is in mathematical economics, including multivariate statistics, regression, and convex analysis. I specialize in helping college and graduate students who lack the advanced mathematical background required for higher-level coursework in economics.


Discrete Math

I have a degree in theoretical math from MIT and have taught discrete mathematics to students at most of Boston's colleges.


Differential Equations

I studied theoretical math at MIT, and I've taught ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, and dynamical systems to math, physics, and engineering majors at most Boston-area colleges, including MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Wentworth, and Northeastern.


Business

I hold a degree in mathematics from MIT and specialize in quantitative methods in business and management science, including business statistics, quantitative modeling, single and multiple regression, linear optimization and decision theory.


Computer Science

I studied theoretical math at MIT, and I've taught theoretical computer science (computation theory, complexity theory, discrete mathematics for computer science, formal logic and semantics) to students in the Boston area for ten years.


Econometrics

I took econometrics at MIT and have tutored the subject to many graduate students in the area; I'm especially familiar with the course given at BU.


Linear Algebra

I studied theoretical math at MIT and have taught all levels of linear algebra to undergraduate and graduate students at most of Boston's colleges, including Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, MIT, Harvard, Wellesley, Suffolk, and Simmons.


Logic

I studied theoretical mathematics and philosophy at MIT and Harvard, where I specialized in the philosophy of logic, math, science, and language. I've taught logic for more than ten years, including basic courses in critical thinking, standard courses on propositional and predicate logic, and advanced courses on metalogic (including Godel's theorems) and the history and philosophy of logic.