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Mark A.

Johns Hopkins Honor Teacher

Johns Hopkins Honor Teacher

$35/hour

  • 531 hours tutoring

  • Phoenix, AZ 85031

About Mark


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Martin Luther College
Elementary Education

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85031
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/12/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

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.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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,

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,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Elementary Science

English

Grammar

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.

History

Bible Studies,

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.
Social Studies,

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.
American History, Geography

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Prealgebra,

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.
Study Skills

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.

Math

Prealgebra

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.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Prealgebra,

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.
Study Skills

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.

Other

Bible Studies,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Geography

Special Needs

Phonics,

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.
Study Skills

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.

Sports/Recreation

Basketball

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
GED

Test Preparation

GED

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Mark has been a pleasure from the beginning. He is a great teacher and very good with kids. He is a gentle soul and we really appreciate him. We are excited to continue the tutoring with him!

Kendra, 4 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and fun

Mark is working with my 6th grade daughter on Pre-Algebra. She is a tough cookie and he made her smile and understand a pretty tough math concept. Our goal is for her to be confident in math and I think she is on her way!

Rebecca, 13 lessons with Mark

Excellent tutor!

He was able to keep my son interested and engaged throughout the lesson. I can see such a difference with just one session! He made his lesson fun and gave him examples that made sense and were easy to remember!

Saba , 23 lessons with Mark

Amazing Teacher

My son is getting better at math and we owe it all to Mr. Mark! My son has more confidence and he is much happier with going to school since his lessons with Mr. Mark. What once was daunting and boring, is now fun and easy! My son looks forward to seeing Mr. Mark.

Macarena, 13 lessons with Mark

Amazing teacher!! 🤗

Mr. Mark is the reason I love school. Thank you, Mr. Mark!! You are the best teacher ever!!! 😁🤷‍♀️ See you next week.

Norma V, 132 lessons with Mark

Mark is Awesome

Thank you for what you have done with my son to help him do his best. He is showing great confidence in his work and is proud of his work.

Shelly, 28 lessons with Mark

All About Making It Fun!

Mr. Mark did great connecting with my 5th grader in math. He showed excellent analogies that helped him understand there's different ways to solve the same problem. We worked on NYS Common core mathematics curriculum. Can't wait to see more progress over the next lessons.

Natalie, 30 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and patient

We went over Percentages, Rates, Ratios, Multiplying and dividing fractions, he explains everything so well and is super patient. He gave me some very useful tips that make things easier.

Isabel, 7 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and patient

Basic math terms and steps. Adding subtracting multiplying division he will help me achieve my goals and pass my GED Math test hopefully within a few months. Very easy going

Teresa, 45 lessons with Mark

Great tutor!

This is the best tutor experience my son has had. Mark communicates very well with my 4th grader and gives him crucial clues in resolving problems (math). Mark has made a positive impact in my son's improving grades throughout the first half of the school year and I will definitely reach out to him should my son need further tutoring going forward. Mark is a very good communicator and has massive experience teaching various grades.

Barry, 16 lessons with Mark

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