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Mark A.

Phoenix, AZ

$35/hour

Johns Hopkins Honor Teacher

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 11/12/16
4.9 average from 77 ratings
Amazing and fun teacher
— Norma V, Phoenix, AZ on 12/13/16

$35/Hour


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Martin Luther College
Elementary Education

Education

Martin Luther College (Elementary Education)

About Mark

I've taught in large schools, and one-room schools. I have experience in all subject areas, since I have taught all grade levels from K-8. I've taught ESL classes in Japan and California. I have guided two schools being named Johns Hopkins Honor Schools when I was Principal/Teacher.

I enjoy working one-on-one with students; helping them achieve success in the learning process.


I taught English Grammar; with a strong emphasis on sentence diagramming and proper sentence and composition construction.

I had a multi-grade, multi-subject certification in California for Pre-K thru Adult Ed. I also worked one-on-one with parents of my students to help them prepare for their GED.

I've taught all subject matter to students in grade K to 8. At one time, I designed, developed and administered a nation-wide math competition that had over 1,200 students in 27 states participating each month.

Teaching as been my passion. While students were in my classroom their parents didn't find the need to have them receive outside help or tutoring. Feel free to contact me and schedule lessons.
I've taught in large schools, and one-room schools. I have experience in all subject areas, since I have taught all grade levels from K-8. I've taught ESL classes in Japan and California. I have guided two schools being named Johns Hopkins Honor Schools when I was Principal/Teacher.

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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85031
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Amazing and fun teacher"

- Norma V, Phoenix, AZ on 12/13/16

"Great tutor!"

- Barry, Glendale, AZ on 11/21/16

"Excellent Tutor, exceeded my expectations!!"

- Teresa, Phoenix, AZ on 3/12/16

"Great tutor- he reached my son"

- Kimberly, Glendale, AZ on 12/2/15

"Excellent Language Arts Tutor"

- Trinity, Phoenix, AZ on 10/28/15
Test Preparation:
GED
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics,
Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

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.

Basketball

I coached basketball for 30 years. At the last school I coached at, I turned the program around from a team that averaged 8 points per game to one that averaged 43 points a game. I also refereed basketball in Wisconsin, California, and Arizona. Finally, I was one of the coaches that worked with kids in summer basketball camps.

Bible Studies

I had Christian doctrine classes and several classes in Bible studies. I also had training in teaching religion. I was a foreign missionary for the Lutheran church in Japan. I've taught Adult Bible classes, confirmation classes, and Bible History in the classroom. I was also the youth leader in the church; that included having Bible studies at each youth meeting.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have BS in Elementary Education. I have 30 years teaching experience teaching all grades from K to 8. I had a Multi-Grade, Multi-Subject Certificate in California that was good for Pre-K thru Adult Ed.

Elementary Math

I taught math in a multi-grade classroom for 25 + years. One of my teaching methods was to have each student work at their own pace. In doing that, I had a one-on-one session with each student every day. I also formed a Elementary Math Competition that involved students in grades 4-5 competing each month. This competition was in 27 states and included over 1,200 students. I wrote the test each month and supplied the teachers with a solution sheet to share with their class once the test was given.

Grammar

I taught English grammar to Jr. High students in Japan in ESL classes. I taught English grammar to doctors at a hospital in Japan. I taught English grammar to Spanish speaking adults in California in ESL classes. I taught English grammar in my Middle School classroom, emphasizing sentence diagramming.

Phonics

I have experience in phonics from working with people is 3 different areas. 1) I had students in grades K-1-2 when I taught in a one-room school where I was the only teacher. 2) In Japan, I taught Jr. High students how to orally read English, teaching them the phonics rules. 3) In California, I taught ESL classes to Spanish-speaking adults. Now recently, I have been working with my 4-year-old granddaughter.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra was one of my favorite classes to teach. I enjoyed working one-on-one with each child. I had students in prealgebra as early as 6th grade. Each student progressed at their own pace; therefore, I worked with the advanced students when they were ready for prealgebra.

Social Studies

Social Studies was my minor when l earned my degree in Elementary Education. I was responsible for administering the National Geography Bee at every school where l was teaching. Many of the continuing education courses l have taken were in the Social Studies area. I have presented 3 workshops at district teachers' conventions related to teaching social studies.

Study Skills

I've worked one-on-one with students to help them develop their own study skills. I've helped fellow teachers prepare for certification tests. I've helped adults prepare for GED.

Martin Luther College
Elementary Education

Education

Martin Luther College (Elementary Education)

Amazing and fun teacher — Mark has been tutoring Carla for more than 2 months. Carla has made an amazing improvement in Math. Mark is a very gifted teaching children. We don't think we will let him go so easy. He is very good teaching any subject. Carla has lots of fun learning Math, Science, Social Studies and Grammer with him. Thank you Mr Mark! ...

— Norma V, Phoenix, AZ on 12/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 15 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85031.