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St. Mary's University (MathematicsMusic Ed.)
NE Missouri State (Master's)
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) (Graduate Coursework)
Forty years of teaching Mathematics in High Schools, public and private, foreign and domestic, traditional and alternative, magnet and remedial, have provided me with many experiences to learn three basic principles for teaching and tutoring.
The first is that the primary information that a teacher needs to know is what it is that the learner needs to learn. The second is that every lesson must be a success for the student. And the third is that the lesson must start at the level of the student's knowledge/ability.
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has granted a single subject credential in Mathematics. I also have a certificate for Specially Designed Instruction in English. I am certified as a Highly Qualified Teacher of Mathematics under the provision of No Child Left Behind. Forty years of teaching Mathematics in High Schools, public and private, foreign and domestic, traditional and alternative, magnet and remedial, have provided me with many experiences to learn three basic principles for teaching and tutoring.
The first is that the primary
Mark did a great job tutoring our son with pre-calculus. He made sure that he understood the concepts behind the questions (not just how to solve the problems) and he moved at the perfect pace.
We learned: Marcus- mapping, graph, Linear and non linear equations, slope, domain, substitutions, etc
Miko-slope, graph, standard notation and scientific notation, solving equations, etc.
We are on our third session, and Mark is a great tutor. He is patient and he explains and teaches the concepts in a way that is easy for my son to understand. He gave an assignment for my son to teach me how to do a problem that they covered in a session. I was very impressed that my son taught me how to do the problem, and I understood what he was teaching.
I would like to give an update. Before beginning tutoring with Mark my son had failed 2 quizzes and a test. We have been tutoring for about a month with Mark and his last quiz and test he took he scored a B. I am very pleased with the results.
We really are fortunate to have found Mark. We have had many tutors and few rival Marks scope of knowledge. He is patient, passionate, experienced, and extremely professional. He is timely, focused and really cares about his student.
We will work with Mark on a long term basis because he is so committed and extremely responsive.
Mark is professional, punctual and was very helpful in tutoring our daughter in geometry! I would highly recommend him!! He was also so accommodating of her busy schedule and always found a time for her! Thank you Mark!
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