Matt Furman

Team Leader, Test Prep & Academic Tutor

With over 13 years of experience in teaching, communications, and youth programs, I am proud to be a part of the AJ team of educators! I graduated from UC Davis in 2005 with a BA in Developmental Psychology. After eight years in recreation, I returned to school and earned an MS in Organizational Administration. My work has since advanced to include directorial roles in youth recreation, volunteer tutoring, and professional tutoring. I currently serve the great mission of youth empowerment at AJ as a Team Leader.

In my recreation work, I have built and implemented programs for all ages. I specialize in mixed- group leadership and instruction, staff training, team building and behavior guidance. I have also worked in coordination, customer service, marketing, recruitment, database management and much more in support of the many wonderful organizations with which I have spent my time. Across many years of training, I have studied a diverse array of emotional counseling and communication techniques (NVC, NLP, Success Counseling, etc.), which have shaped an engagement style rooted in need analysis, empathic listening and compassionate support.

Here at AJ, I’m able to bring together my experience in tutoring, communication, and leadership to help students exceed their goals at everything from test prep and academics to organizational skills and motivation. It is through a shared vision of growth built on a foundation of positive confidence that any student can succeed. I am here to make that happen for each student that I support.

Subjects Tutored

Interview Prep
ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, and Writing Sample
Academic English
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Study Skills
Academic K-8
Academic Psychology
AP Psychology
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition

Offices Served



Happy parents and students.

 Matt made the tutoring sessions fun and lively. He explained everything in ways I could understand by giving many examples and never bored me to death.  Read what others are saying

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