From United StatesLiving in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (07:43 UTC-03:00)
Real American English for business, for fun, for life
italki teacher since Jul 18, 2019
<<NO CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OLD>> Hi, I'm Matt! I love sharing with people from different places so I started traveling a lot and learning Spanish and Portuguese. I'm from the US but lived for years in S. Korea and Iraq. Now I live in Brazil! I've been an upholsterer, a soldier, a journalist, and a tank mechanic among other things. I'm an aspiring Youtuber in the process of creating two new Youtube channels. I enjoy climbing, play a little guitar, and am into martial arts having studied TKD, Karate, MMA, and jiujitsu. I like science, technology, and pop culture podcasts. I live with my wonderful Brazilian fiancée and two enormous Maine Coon cats. I am always looking for adventure!
Me as a Teacher
I have always been focused on real communication first. As I hold a degree in business administration I began as a private teacher contracted by local businesses to teach leaders how to better communicate with foreign clients and business associates in English. Later I organized and led groups focused on developing English conversational skills and public speaking confidence for students of English. I am strongly influenced by the great polyglot Benny Lewis of Fluent in 3 months. I believe in speaking from the first day, focusing on communication before grammar, and using many different tools together to really live the language and make it flow naturally.
My lessons & teaching style
I focus on real-world conversation from the beginning. I want you to enjoy your lessons because we learn best when we play. I expect you to make MANY mistakes --that's great! That's learning! If you have something specific you want to learn about, please let me know and we can focus on that. You need to need to learn, and focusing on what you need out of the language right now will help you learn faster. I strongly suggest that we develop a study plan together including listening and speaking, even if it's just reading out loud, every day. The more time you spend focused on the language, the faster you'll learn, and I would love to show you how to do that even with a very busy schedule.
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42 English lessons
The lesson with Matthew always brings good emotions, I become more confident in English, after a lesson I feel that all my mistakes in English are just temporal, it's good to notice and correct them, but you don't have to treat them like a disaster! Just keep on learning and practicing, and the mistakes will be no more in no time.
Dec 20, 2021
40 English lessons
Really interesting - as always!
Apr 24, 2021
83 English lessons
Great teacher !!
Mar 14, 2021
3 English lessons
Excelente professor. Paciente, profissional e atento. 100% recomendado.
Dec 6, 2022
42 English lessons
It's been almost half a year I haven't been practicing English and haven't seen Matt, so this was the moment I've been really looking forward to!!! Matt is my favourite teacher, I am always happy to have a lesson with him, there are always interesting and vibrant topics to discuss and it's just extremely nice talking to Matt!
Nov 11, 2022
52 English lessons
I had a real lot of lessons with Matthew. I can say for sure that he is a great teacher and a very interesting and fun interlocutor. He is the one who will break your language barrier. Saying from all my heart, I am waiting every meeting with a joy. Matthew is a very patient, careful and is talented in a game of words guessing.
You will be able to work on your mistakes, grammar, pronunciation. Matthew is meeting your individual requirements, desires.
PS How many mistakes have I done, Matthew?:)