Matt is an exceptional tutor and has been invaluable in helping my grandson with high school algebra. He has served as a positive role model and mentor and has gone above and beyond to follow up and offer support in every possible way. His patient, easy going and down to earth personality has worked wonders with a resistant student. He inspired interest and motivation to do the work and succeed. Thank you Matt!
When I look back at this school year and think about the growth that I have witnessed in my son, it amazes me, and I have to attribute so much of that to Matt's abilities as a tutor and a mentor. While we initially hired Matt to tutor our son in Algebra 1, to say Matt went above and beyond, would be a tremendous understatement. Matt was up for anything, eagerly helping my son when challenges arose in any subject. He even helped my son, who struggles with organizational skills, to keep on track by continually checking in and following up to make sure assignments were competed and turned in -- even during Covid-19! Matt seamlessly transitioned to online tutoring that worked beautifully. Perhaps what I found most astonishing is the amount of work that my son, who can be very reluctant to working hard, was willing to do for Matt. I could tell that he never wanted to let Matt down. Matt intuitively knew when to push and when to ease up. He was so supportive, and my son genuinely likes and respects Matt. We are so grateful to have found him. He turned my son's grades and attitude around. If my son needs help as he enters high school this year, we will not hesitate to ask him for help!
Matt Westerman is a lifesaver. My daughter is one of those people that math does not come easy to. The thought of taking a test created great anxiety. Add in that she goes to an extremely competitive high school. Enter Matt, who created calm in her mathematical life. Matt cuts to the chase, balancing getting his students comfortable with the math concepts they are studying while, at the same time, helping them to become prolific and successful with their homework assignments and preparing for tests. Just as important is his kind personality, sweet demeanor and big heart. That creates an empathy that makes a big difference. The best tutor we have ever had!
My daughters both struggled with Math until they met Matt their freshman year in private school. Not only has Matt taught them both to succeed in Algebra 1&2 and get them amazing grades! He has also taught them how to study,plan ahead and get ready for their ACT's that are coming up. He is a pleasure to have in our house and is not the tutor who is going to do the work for them. He challenges and teaches them the right way and adapts to each teachers curriculum. He is so dedicated that he will meet my kids when needed at 6am near their school to help with last minute studying for their exams. He is one of the main reasons my girls will be going to a 4 year college . He helped with any subject they struggled with. If your kid's are having a tough time academically at school this is the person who will turn it around. For every family we have recommended him to he has done nothing but help these kids raise the bar in all their classes. I guarantee Matt will be worth every dollar spent.
My son loves having Matt as his tutor. Matt has helped him successfully study for the ISEE's and continues to help him brush up on math and writing over the summer or whatever his needs may be. He is very patient and kind and Jack never complains about seeing Matt - even on weekends. Can't recommend him highly enough!
Matt is such a wonderful tutor. We met him five years ago, and he has helped two of my children prepare for the ISEE test. He has tutored my children and one of their friends in math throughout middle school, and he has also helped my younger child with building reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. He is now tutoring my older child in ACT prep and continuing to be a valued advisor to our family in helping my younger child in eighth grade English and math. He is creative and thorough in his approach to helping my kids learn and meet their goals. Matt is very reliable, has a great, patient and fun temperament for working with children and teens, and we love having him come to our home.
"Our family is very thankful for all of Matt's tutoring help for our two sons. Matt started tutoring our eldest son 3 years ago when a dear friend referred him to us after our son did not score as high as he wanted on his ISEE. He had his heart set on attending Harvard Westlake School and Matt helped him with his ISEE prep so much so that he was able to bring his scores up enough to get in. We now have been using him for our younger son who is going through the same ISEE test years later. Matt is such a wonderful tutor. He not only teaches them what they need to know, but he also has an incredible ability to connect with your child which is very helpful because it is important for them to feel like test prep is not a chore. He is now tutoring our eldest son again in writing. He shows up on time and cares a great deal about his work and our children. We would all rate him a 10 star if we could. We will also be using Matt for our eldest son's SAT tutoring, starting soon!"
Matt is a great math tutor who was extremely patient with my kids. My daughter has disabilities and he helped her get through high school Algebra, Algebra 2, and college level Statistics. Matt also helped my son when he needed more explanations for certain computations and needed to find where he went wrong. Matt was able to connect with them as a tutor and as a friend. My kids looked forward to their sessions even though they were facing a difficult subject. I strongly recommend his tutoring services.
We wanted to find a math tutor to fill in the knowledge gaps for our son's 7th grade math level and we feel so lucky to have found Matt. Not only is he an amazing math teacher, he's also an extremely nice person. He keeps our son engaged in his lessons and takes him at just the right pace to keep him challenged but not frustrated. And recently, on his last math assessment test, our son scored above his grade level. Wow, what an accomplishment for what started out as a very reluctant math student. Thank you Matt for everything you do - you are a gem in the sea of math tutors!
"Matt is the best! He's tutored me since my freshman year and has really helped me survive high school. He helped me with basically all my subjects and even the ACT. Without him I don't think I would have passed algebra 1 or 2. He explains lessons in a way that makes it easy to understand. He is also really cool and nice. He is very easy to talk to and just an overall great lad. Also his music is amazing! I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a tutor for basically anything"
"Matt tutored my son Ben for a number of years and did a great job! Matt's knowledge of a wide variety of high school subjects was immensely helpful towards Ben's success and kept him on track for graduation. Matt is also very reliable and friendly."
"Matt is super cool and easy to work with. My daughter is doing so much better in school after working with Matt. He started working with her when she was struggling with geometry last year he helped bring her grade up quickly. He is now working with her on Algebra 2 and she is doing so well. Matt is very reliable and friendly. He is always on time and is very professional. My daughter loves working with him which is no easy feat because she isn't a fan of math. I would definitely recommend Matt as a tutor."
Matt was my ACT tutor. When I started at a composite score of 32, matt began teaching me strategies to perfect my testing skills. Most of our work was in doing many, many practice sections and problems - especially in math, which needed the most work. He comprehensively explained every problem I missed in a way that was memorable and very helpful. Matt provided me with all of the resources - practice books, an online ACT account, and more. With his help, I got a perfect score (36) when I took the test in February. I highly recommend Matt as a tutor! Thanks for the 36 🙂
We met Matt when our son needed to prepare for the ISEE in fifth grade. Matt was patient, kind and effective. Our son walked into that test confident and prepared. His scores exceeded our expectations. Matt has stayed on as a weekly tutor for the last three years and it's a pleasure to work with him.
Matt has worked with our daughters off and on over the past seven years. Got my math phobic daughter through all high school math and two statistics (currently) courses in college. Thanks to his expert tutoring, my younger daughter ended up improving her SAT score by 200 points. Matt is easygoing but firm, professional, always on time. My girls both love him. I highly recommend him!!