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Mark M.

Cerritos, CA

$35/hour

Patient and Dedicated Biology, Math and Spanish Tutor

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/19/14
4.5 average from 21 ratings
Great communication with parents and a positive uplifting tutor
— Jakki, Lakewood, CA on 6/14/17

$35/Hour


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University of California, Los Angeles
Cell Biology
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Master's

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Cell Biology)

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (Master's)

About Mark

I believe the greatest phenomenon in education is when a student has that "Aha!" moment in their learning, and are then able to fully explain and teach a concept to another. Mastery of a topic is one thing, but being able to teach it to another shows they have truly taken ownership of their learning, so much they are able to explain and share it with confidence! This is my driving passion in education--helping others take ownership of their learning. As a graduate of UCLA with a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, I know how easy it can be for students to let the stress of grades and the future prevent them from actually appreciating the material. My goal is to help students take a step back and see big pictures in the material so they can attack it holistically and methodically instead of “punching in the dark”.

I specialize in tutoring biology, middle and high school mathematics, and Spanish, whether it is normal schoolwork or on standardized tests. Each class will consist of review of key concepts followed by a series of practice questions and advice on how to best tackle each question. I will also monitor the student’s progress with periodic quizzes. At the end of each class, I like to have the student explain to me what we just covered. I think this reversal of roles is essential for students to make the necessary neuronal connections in their brains so it sticks in long-term memory.

I uphold professionalism to the highest standard and for that reason a student can expect punctuality and well-prepared lessons from me, while I expect the students to not settle for less than their best! I am flexible with time and have a 24-hour cancellation policy, however I do offer make-up classes. I do have adequate space in my home that is open and conducive to studying, however I am happy to travel to another location that is convenient for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to achieve success in your endeavors!
I believe the greatest phenomenon in education is when a student has that "Aha!" moment in their learning, and are then able to fully explain and teach a concept to another. Mastery of a topic is one thing, but being able to teach it to another shows they have truly taken ownership of their learning, so much they are able to explain and share it Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Cerritos, CA 90703
Background Check: Passed

"Great communication with parents and a positive uplifting tutor"

- Jakki, Lakewood, CA on 6/14/17

"Mark is patient and he knows his material."

- Yvonne, La Mirada, CA on 6/30/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry
Music:
Guitar
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Spanish
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of California, Los Angeles
Cell Biology
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Master's

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Cell Biology)

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (Master's)

Great communication with parents and a positive uplifting tutor

Mark helped my son maneuver through his problems in Algebra 1. Mark was extremely patient and had a wonderful positive attitude while helping my son. He had to go over many problems repeatedly and always did so without making Grant feel bad about himself. Mark was extremely knowledgeable about Algebra. He was always on time and often worked on his own time to make worksheets for Grant to do.

— Jakki, Lakewood, CA on 6/14/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 10 miles of Cerritos, CA 90703.