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Shoreham-by-sea, Sussex
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Member Since: 09/04/2013
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My Qualifications

University of Sussex
11-18 Modern Foreign Languages
PGCE  (2009)
The University of Nottingham
French and Hispanic Studies
2:1  (2008)
The University of Nottingham
French and Hispanic Studies
2:1  (2008)

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PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner

Information about Matthew

I am a professional and experienced qualified teacher who is passionate about helping students succeed and achieve their potential. I have experience in tutoring on a one-to-one basis across all age ranges.

I am a big believer in personalised learning therefore I like to tailor a programme of study to meet your needs. Each learner is different and so it is important to adapt and use a range of teaching styles and methods to find the ones that work for you. Where my tuition is supporting you in your study of languages at secondary school, I like to ensure that what we do builds on, and links to, what you have been studying in class. Above all I believe learning should be fun and relevant to you and so I put this at the heart of my teaching.

Availability: Weekdays including evenings - See availability section below (subject to change so don`t hesitate to get in touch - weekday evening slots fill up quickly so don`t hesitate to get in contact well in advance of planned sessions if you are looking for a regular slot).

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I have over four years experience teaching languages in state secondary schools working with students aged 11-18 and many years experience providing private language tuition. I have detailed knowledge of French and Spanish GCSE and A-level syllabuses and specifications, having taught and examined these courses. I also have experience of teaching primary languages. I have worked with students from a wide range of backgrounds with a variety of special educational needs. I have studied languages to degree level and lived, worked and taught abroad in both France and Spain.

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Feedback For Matthew (45)

We have a total of 45 review(s) for Matthew.

Ann (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Matthew is very knowledgable on the requirements for GCSE Spanish. His lessons are always planned thoughtfully and meticulously. My daughter looks forward to these extra lessons for the first time. I highly recommended him.

Lydia (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Great teacher - wonderful explanations, always well planned lesson. Great rapport. Thank you!

Louise (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Brilliant help for my daughter. Just what she needed before her GCSE - Matthew is organised and always well prepared. We are very happy with his help.

Lynne (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent. He has gone above and beyond to help my Son. He`s in regular contact with my Sons class teachers to ensure that what he is covering is relevant and the right thing for my Son.

Ola (Dr)

5/5 Rating

We have been with Matt for a few months now. He has been helping my daughter to prepare for her French GCSE. His lessons are well-planned, with supporting materials and regular homework. My daughter’s confidence has noticeably increased as a result. Matt is an excellent tutor, very organised, and patient. I would definitely recommend him. Thanks Matt.

Rohit (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Since we have started the French tuition ,my son has become very confident In fact he is planning it as his A levels choices I would strongly recommend Mr Matthew He is very professional and friendly at the same time Thank you so much

Sarah (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Matt is extremely helpful & knowledgable as a tutor. I am very happy with the lessons I`m receiving and he knows exactly what`s required for my syllabus.

Naomi (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Matthew is an excellent tutor. Organised, connects well with students and motivates abd engages. I would highly recommend him.

Janet (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Matt has been extremely organised, reliable and engaging during the help he has given my grandson. My grandson`s confidence has noticeably increased and he has definitely made progress. Matt has been very thorough in tailoring his tutorials to my grandson`s particular needs. The tutorials have been worth every penny.

Camilla (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I had Matthew a few times. He was very engaging, helpful and his knowledge of the exam board and specific content was a great aid in a stressful time in the run up to my AQA Spanish A Level exams.

Jill (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

great first session - exactly what we needed :)

Rahil (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Matthew provided an exceptional level of support at very short notice to my son who was preparing for his Spanish GCSE oral exam. I was impressed by how quickly he was able to assess the situation and put an action plan in place. Would gladly utilise his services again.

Adeola (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son found his style, accommodating and patient. We will happily recommend him. Thank u

Silvia (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I contacted Matthew to provide support for my son in the final weeks of his Spanish GCSE preparation. Matthew was very pleasant to deal with and very efficient in all our communications. He is extremely well organised and has a very clear delivery in the sessions. He has excellent subject knowledge and was able to quickly identify the areas where my son needed help and work on them with him accordingly - my son has definitely benefitted from the sessions. I would have no hesitation to contact Matthew again, if needed, and to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a very good Spanish GCSE tutor.

Irfana (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Matthew is an excellent teacher with a very friendly and supportive approach. My son has benefitted immensely and his grades have improved in a short span. I would highly recommend Matthew to those looking for exam-oriented preparation for their GCSE.

Dominic (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent Tutor. Hugely increased my son`s confidence in spoken Spanish & French. Really engages well with the student. Highly recommended.

Tracy (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Matthew has been amazing. My son really enjoys his lessons and finds them a great help! Thanks. 😊;

Anthonis (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor - knowledgable, engaging and gets great results

Tessa (Prof)

5/5 Rating

Matt is an excellent teacher.

Beatrice (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor!

Joanna (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Solid Spanish tutor who has been a big help during lockdown.

Gemma (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor - thorough, professional and approachable – cannot recommend highly enough! My daughter moved schools midway through year 8 and had to switch from French to Spanish, so she had a year and a half of teaching to catch up on. I love that sessions are 100% productive, every minute is useful, but at the same time my daughter is completely at ease, happy to ask questions and participate fully. In just a few months Matt has got her caught up on virtually everything and she’s feeling confident about her Spanish GCSE course 😊;

Charlene (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Experience Tutor, with a structured approach.

Monika (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Matt delivers high quality lessons, always tailored to individual needs of the student. He has great knowledge of ks3 Spanish curriculum as well as knowledge of Spanish GCSC exam structure and expectations.

Ceri (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Matt`s 1-hour lessons with my 15yo daughter have been brilliant. Through those and the homework he sets her, he has helped her confidence in Spanish immensely as she prepares for her GCSE exams. I recommend him very highly.

Sam (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Matt is excellent. He has been incredibly helpful in fixing the gaps in my Yr11 son`s Spanish learning caused by lost lessons during the pandemic. My son had virtually written off Spanish due to so little teaching in his school but Matt`s help and support has completely turned it around in just a few weeks - my son has gone from being content to just about pass his Spanish GCSE to now striving for an A. My son has found Matt easy and friendly to work with.

Jenny (Mr)

5/5 Rating

We are so pleased to have found Matthew . He is brilliant! from the start he was able to identify exactly what my son needed and tailored the learning with work in the lesson and with homework. He’s really engaging and my son is enjoying the lesson and learning so much- giving him confidence.

Martin (Mr)

5/5 Rating

A great teacher with solid knowledge of both French and teaching techniques. Would certainly recommend him to friends, family, and you.

Kayo (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

He has been looking after my son (22 yr old in Y7)’s Spanish in the last few months. He is super organized. Also he provides extra support outside the lesson (check the homework in advance and revert with corrections before the next lesson day). I can recommend him.

Kerry (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Matthew is an excellent tutor. My son has really benefited from his patient, friendly and positive teaching. The lessons are very well prepared and planned at an appropriate level, relaxed but with a good pace and challenge. There are good resources provided which are easy to access. Matthew carefully and accurately assesses where there are strengths as well as gaps in learning, and tailors the lessons accordingly. He provides some very useful revision in between sessions which is followed up in subsequent lessons. Matthew`s lessons have given my son a great boost to his confidence in Spanish, and he is really enjoying them.

Ruth (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Matthew is brilliant, I would highly recommend him.

Kamran (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher , uses very innovative teaching methods and my teenage daughter is really enjoying her Spanish and feels much more confident about it

Sophie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I am really enjoying my Spanish lessons with Matt and for the first time ever I finally get Ser and Estar 👏; Matt is really good at sending extra links to support learning outside of the lesson - I recommend Matt 100%

Andrew (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Matthew is a great tutor. He is patient and thoughtful. He prepares and supplies materials for the lessons and always follows up with an email summary for our next session. Matthew is extremely professional but approachable and friendly too. Highly recommended.

Nick (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Adult learner - After a few weeks with Matthew I can say that my Spanish has improved considerably and I am more confident in all aspects of the language. Lessons are well structured and interesting and Matthew is adept at identifying which areas need work and tailoring lessons to those needs.

Niamh (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Matthew is knowledgeable, helpful, flexible and very pleasant to deal with.

Saffron (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Matt is working my son on his GCSE Spanish. he`s very organised and lays out a good plan and a range of support tools for my son. Very friendly and personable.

Nicholas (Mr)

5/5 Rating

In the short time Matthew has been helping our son with French we have noticed both a marked improvement in his attitude to learning and his confidence. Although it is early days we feel he will be much better placed to achieve a good GCSE grade and get much more pleasure from learning a language.

kate (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Matt is an excellent tutor with a great sense of humour. He helped my daughter enormously.

Louisa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Matthew is an excellent tutor. He is very thorough and provides well-prepared and valuable sessions.

Sarah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Matt assessed my Spanish ability in our first lesson, and tailors the lesson well according to this. Great mix of speaking,listening and reading.Really enjoying and feeling much more confident with my spanish now.

Jo (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Matt has been for three lessons and already we are seeing a difference in my daughters Spanish. Matt has proved to be professional but engaging. Clearly knows his subject. He plans his lessons well and provides excellent after lesson feedback and suggestions. Really pleased.

Lynette (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

So far my daughter has only spent an hour with Matt but she says she understood more in that hour about the Spanish language than she ever did at school. She has some real enthusiasm now which she never had before. I can highly recommend Matt & this site

Yvonne (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Matthew taught my 13 year old son French weekly for half a term. Within this period of time he managed to help my son get to grips with French in a way that his class teacher hadn`t in 4 terms. He was always well prepared and diligent as well as friendly and motivating him. Wouldn`t hesitate to recommend.

Julie (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Matthew has recently starting tutoring our son in French and Spanish at AS level. We have been incredibly impressed so far as he has accurately assessed our son`s needs and is working with him in clear, logical steps. He is very knowledgable about the requirements of each exam board and is providing excellent feedback and action steps between the sessions. We would highly recommend Matthew as a tutor.

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