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Mark L.

Atlanta, GA

$55/hr

Patient and Effective Ivy League Advanced Degree Tutor

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I have a B.A from Swarthmore College (1992), and an M.A. and M.Phil from Yale University (2004), in E. Asian Languages and Literatures. I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and proficient in Spanish. I have been teaching Chinese language and history/culture courses for the past decade, at the college and high school levels. Currently, I'm based in Atlanta, GA, and teaching at a college in Atlanta. I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher, and enjoy teaching students of all levels and ages.

In addition to tutoring Chinese, I am also interested in tutoring students in English, Spanish, ESL, European History, and World History. Having gone through many years of graduate school, I can help you to read critically and to write incisively and effectively. I can also assist with basic studying skills, such as learning how to summarize the main points of an article, as well as how to write a clearly organized essay.

I have a student-centered approach, in which I take the strengths and weaknesses of each individual into account, to help create an interesting, lively lesson plan and study environment geared to the needs of each student.

English:
ESL/ESOL, Literature, SAT Reading
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
European History, Social Studies, World History
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Spanish
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Chinese

I started studying Mandarin Chinese as a college student at Swarthmore College, where I graduated in 1992 with a B.A. in Asian Studies. I spent two summers studying in Taiwan while in college and right after college. I worked for a Chinese import-export company for a year after college, and I spent two months in China working. Since I love studying Chinese language and culture, I decided to go to graduate school to become more fluent. I earned an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University in E. Asian Languages and Literatures (2004). Since then, for the past nine years, I have been teaching Chinese language and literature/culture courses at the high school and college level. I have taught beginning students as well as advanced students, including AP Chinese during my job teaching at an independent school in California. Currently I am teaching Chinese at a college in Atlanta, Georgia. My teaching approach is student-centered, and I emphasize the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in my teaching, by using various materials and designing interactive activities to suit the needs of each student.

Swarthmore College
Yale University Graduate School
Master's

Education

Swarthmore College

Yale University Graduate School (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30306.


About Mark

I have a B.A from Swarthmore College (1992), and an M.A. and M.Phil from Yale University (2004), in E. Asian Languages and Literatures. I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and proficient in Spanish. I have been teaching Chinese language and history/culture courses for the past decade, at the college and high school levels. Currently, I'm based in Atlanta, GA, and teaching at a college in Atlanta. I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher, and enjoy teaching students of all levels and ages.

In addition to tutoring Chinese, I am also interested in tutoring students in English, Spanish, ESL, European History, and World History. Having gone through many years of graduate school, I can help you to read critically and to write incisively and effectively. I can also assist with basic studying skills, such as learning how to summarize the main points of an article, as well as how to write a clearly organized essay.

I have a student-centered approach, in which I take the strengths and weaknesses of each individual into account, to help create an interesting, lively lesson plan and study environment geared to the needs of each student.

Education

Swarthmore College
Yale University Graduate School
Master's

Education

Swarthmore College

Yale University Graduate School (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30306

Mark’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL, Literature, SAT Reading
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
European History, Social Studies, World History
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Spanish
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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