Matthew first started teaching English in 2001 and has taught in a total of nine countries (including his home country of the UK). He has a BA (Hons) in English and an MA in Creative and Media Writing. His teaching qualifications include the Trinity DipTESOL and a PGCE (Further Education). In 2019, he gained a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification in Learning and Development.
He has taught at several higher education institutions, written content for coursebooks and provided training to people interested in beginning careers as English language teachers.