Matt has a BA in Classics from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. His dissertation is a global study of oral poetry and music in ancient and traditional cultures. Before coming to Ivy he taught for twelve years at St. Peter’s College, Deep Springs College, Rutgers University, and Whitman College. His translation of the Latin epic poem Lucan’s Civil War is published in the Penguin Classics. When not tutoring, he writes poetry and fiction, plays guitar, watches movies, follows world events, and daydreams about space travel. What’s most rewarding for Matt while tutoring at Ivy are the students. He feels it’s inspiring to be able to help students set goals, challenge and overcome their anxieties, and achieve their aims through discipline and hard work. That and working with a team of caring, devoted tutors and counselors who are also 100% focused on doing whatever they can to help students learn, grow, and master their fears. He feels lucky and proud to be a part of such a marvelous crew of educators.
SAT/ACT Verbal/Math, Writing, Latin, Greek, Study Skills, Literature, History, Philosophy/Rhetoric, Politics, SSAT/ISEE, GRE/GMAT Verbal