Search 75,103 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Over 20 tutoring hours

Mark S.

Columbia Grad Delivers Results in Science, Math & More

New York, NY (10019)

Travel radius
8 miles
Hourly fee
$120.00
Email Mark S.

You don't pay for tutoring
unless you find a good fit!

Background Check Status for Mark S.

Mark S. passed a background check on 11/21/13. The check was ordered by Mark through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Mark, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.

I am a Columbia University graduate with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and have years of experience guiding students towards excellence. Whether by coaching a student to a first place grand award at ISEF 2014 or to first rank in their high school class, I advocate a personalized educational style: first identifying where a specific student's strengths and weaknesses lie, then calibrating my approach accordingly. Outside of teaching endeavors, I spend my time running a technology consulting start-up company and playing the trumpet in a jazz band.

I take average students and make them great; I take great students and make them all-stars!

Would you like to work together? I coach students in four core areas:

1) High school coursework and Regents Examinations: Mathematics, Physics, Biology,
2) Standardized testing: SAT I and SAT II Mathematics; ACT English, Reading, Science, & Math
3) Competitions: ISEF and Model UN
4) Computer skills: Operating system or program specific knowledge, target student is the working professional

I am presently accepting new students. Send me a message describing your needs, and I'll do my best to respond within the hour. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Mark

Email Mark

Mark’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Web Design
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
History:
European History, Geography
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Web Design
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Adobe Photoshop

I have years of experience editing high definition photos in two dimensions. My project focus has spanned from artistic to technical merit in production values.

Algebra 1

My teaching methodology for Algebra I is divided between study skills coaching and math-help on individual problems. I've found students experiencing difficulty in Algebra 1 are often rushing through problem sets without understanding the question at hand. My method leaves the student focused and dedicated to solving questions, rather than racing to be the first finished.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 presents multi-step problems which many students find more challenging than those posed in previous math courses. Frustration can result when the student spend give seconds looking at a question, and gives up when the answer does not fall from the sky. My teaching methodology for Algebra 2 focuses on developing student comfort in methodical, multi-step, problem solving.

Calculus

I have completed Calculus II, III, & IV at Columbia University, and received the department award for excellence in calculus at my high school. My teaching methodology focuses on conveying the inherent beauty and utility of calculus to the student. The resulting internal motivation enables the student to remain focused during the long hours of practice required to master Calculus.

Macintosh

I am a mechanical engineering major who graduated from Columbia University. I am also an iOS developer, the first application I brought to market launched in spring 2013. All of my work is done on Macintosh computers.

I am intimately familiar with the Macintosh product line, and am aware of the pros and cons of their different systems, for example: Macbook Air vs Macbook Pro.

Lastly, I am an avid fan of the various hotkeys and tricks available to users running OS X, and would love to help students improve their Macintosh skills.

Mechanical Engineering

In 2012 I graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Columbia University.

During 2011, 2012, and 2013 I've worked at a joint research group between Mt. Sinai Medical School and Columbia Mechanical Engineering. The work I've done with this group is being submitted to nature this winter, and I will be 3rd/4th author on the paper.

In addition, I coached a sophomore high school student to a gold medal in his country's national science fair. His project fell firmly within the realm of mechanical engineering, and I continue to mentor him moving into the 2014 science fair season.

Precalculus

I have spent over 500 hours coaching students on precalculus assignments at the pre-college level. In addition, I scored 98% on the final exam for the capstone math class at my high school.

I tailor my teaching strategy to the individual: first identifying whether the pupil is an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner; then applying wisdom from my 9+ years of experience in coaching precalculus. This method of education consistently yields positive learning outcomes.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a stumbling block for many high school students. My teaching methodology focuses on excellence in problem identification; a solving skill set needs to be paired with a corresponding problem in order to produce the correct result.

Writing

I have spent many years honing my personal writing style, and now enjoy helping students find their ideal style. The vast majority of writers use too many words, in part, because many teachers give assignments alongside a certain required word count. My writing guidance focuses on helping the writer distill the ideas which they would like to see on the page, refining these ideas, and ensuring the finalized ideas come through clearly to the reader. I work with writing students age sixteen and older.

Read all subject qualifications »

Email Mark

back to top

Education

Columbia University in the City of New York (Mechanical Eng.)

Amazing Physics Tutor Mark has been tutoring my son who was having difficulty in his Physics class. After only one session, he began to understand the concepts that he was not able to grasp during class. He has gone from a C average last semester to an A average this semester. This is the first tutor in Physics that we have had success with. I highly recommend him. ...

— Kevin from New York, NY on 4/28/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $120.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Inquire about special summer pricing! Minimum session time is one hour. First cancellation within three hours is free, any further cancellations are billed as thirty minute sessions.

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 8 miles of New York, NY 10019.

Email Mark

Usually responds in about 58 minutes

Send Mark a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Mark or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.