Each month our team of mentors nominates a “Tutor.com Tutor of the Month.” Meet Matt from Richmond, VA. Matt has been an online physics tutor since 2009 . We are happy to share this interview, so you can “meet” him.
I applied to Tutor.com because I wanted an opportunity to tutor students without the hassles of commuting and finding clients. I was in the process of applying/interviewing for graduate school so I needed flexibility with my schedule to travel but still needed a job of some sort. I had tutoring experience from when I was in college, so Tutor.com seemed like the perfect solution!
What is the most rewarding part of tutoring?
I like seeing students that are interested in learning, and helping them reach their goal. Helping someone who is enthusiastic is a win-win situation. I also enjoy turning students on to physics by providing real world examples of phenomena.
What interests do you have outside of Tutor.com?
I enjoy photography and watching sports, especially football (Go Dolphins!) and hockey. I have played soccer for the past 20 years. I love to travel and have visited 30+ countries and 35 of the 50 U.S. states.
Any big events or activities coming up?
In June 2011, I am going to Ghana for 23 days as part of a public service trip made up of my colleagues. Our goal is to set up public health education for basic health awareness and HIV prevention. Also, we plan on implementing projects regarding sanitation, engineering, and public works that can be perpetuated once we have left.
Anything else you would like to share?
I am a first year medical student hoping to become a radiologist one day.