Matt was born and raised in Wisconsin, and from a young age he’s gotten weird looks from people by talking about how math is “fun”. He scored a 36 on the ACT and attended UT Dallas on a full-ride McDermott Scholarship. There, he studied mathematics, economics, and political science, graduating summa cum laude and earning the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for his commitment to environmentalism. Keen on developing an international perspective on climate change, Matt earned his Master’s in Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University. He’s passionate about sustainable development – about using math and economics as tools to craft more effective environmental policies.
Growing up with two teachers for parents, Matt started tutoring elementary school students when he was 15 and hasn’t looked back. In college, he stayed involved in mathematics tutoring and was the teaching assistant for an Honors Physics course during his sophomore year. Later on, Matt takes a deep interest in helping other students craft their narratives for graduate scholarship applications, and he still mentors students from his alma mater in this area. Matt has also enjoyed developing his teaching skills as a soccer and track coach, where he’s worked with athletes ranging from 4 to 28 years old. With Cambridge Coaching, Matt specializes in economics, mathematics, statistics & probability, and helping students prepare for standardized tests like the ACT, GRE, AP exams, and SAT Subject Tests.
Matt’s main focus right now is training for the Olympic Trials in long track speedskating. He also enjoys hiking, reading, and getting creative in the kitchen.