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Mark S.

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Rockford, IL (61114)

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Hi. My name is Mark. I am an experienced teacher, tutor and paraprofessional. I have worked with learners from 1st and 2nd grade to their mid-late 20's.

Elementary Math, Reading, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, College Basic Math, GED preparation, SAT and ACT Math, Algebra2, all are areas where I can help you or your child gain confidence and develop content mastery.

"If the learner hasn't learned, the teacher hasn't taught" was a message of one of my Education professors. These words have guided me in the classroom and in tutoring.

Working with you or your child my focus is first to see the learner "gets it", then to guide their practice. Further independent and guided practice will hopefully result in increased self-efficacy, long-term retention and ultimately content mastery.

I look forward to speaking with you regarding how I may help you or your child work toward your educational goal.

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Mark’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Physical Science
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Algebra 1

My completed College Math coursework (4.0 g.p.a) includes:

Basic Math
Introductory Algebra
Intermediate Algebra
Quantitative Literacy
Elementary Statistics

American History

I hold a B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington with a minor in U.S. History.

My completed college coursework includes:

American History I
American History II
American Social History 1865 to present
American Frontier II
The Presidents and the Press
Seminar in Women's History

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Illinois substitute teaching certificate and NCLB (No Child Left Behind) highly-qualified Para-professional certificate. I hold a B.A. from Indiana University in English and an MA from St. Meinrad. For Sacred Heart Academy in Rockford IL I was a part-time teacher (Geometry and 3,4/5 Math) for two years. Also I was a long term substitute teacher for elementary, covering for a maternity leave.

Elementary Science

I taught one semester 8th grade Physical Science, Flinn Middle School, as a long-term substitute teacher.

My completed Science College coursework includes:

Meteorology and Climatolology
Stellar Astronomy
Earth Science.


Two years taught Honors Geometry

Long-term substitute teacher, Geometry

Special Needs

I have 4 years' experience working as a tutor, teacher and paraprofessional of students with special needs.

My experience includes working with students with emotional disability, AD/HD, learning disability and intellectual disability, autism, and developmental delay.

Study Skills

By way of qualifications for tutoring Study Skills, I have earned a high school diploma, a college B.A. and a graduate school M.A.
I have also completed upwards of 40 hours post-graduate online coursework with a 4.0 g.p.a. and I have many hours of tutoring experience, over 300 hours with WyzAnt alone.


My completed English undergraduate coursework from Indiana University includes:

Introduction to Writing and Study of Literature I

Reading and Learning Techniques

Literary Masterpieces

Intensive Writing (2x)

Literary Interpretation

Elementary Composition I

Argumentative Writing

English Literature to 1600

19th Century British Fiction

Victorian Literature

American Literature 1800-1865

Studies in American Culture

English Literature from 1600 to 1800

Seminar: British and American Authors - Mark Twain

American Literature 1865-1914

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Indiana University, Bloomington (English)

St. Meinrad School of Theology (Master's)

Rio Salado - Post Bac Teaching Certification & Math coursework; Oakton Comm College Math coursework (Enrolled)

Great Tutor! Mark is a great tutor. He has been working with our daughter in Algebra 2 for the past 3 months and her grade has improved by 15%. She has a better understanding and feels more confident in her test taking skills. We would recommend Mark to anyone who is needing help in Math. ...

— Anthony & Michelle from Loves Park, IL on 10/25/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 9 miles of Rockford, IL 61114.

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