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Mark T.

Del Mar, CA

$35/hour

Experienced Teacher & Tutor Wants You to Excel

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California State University of San Marcos
Liberal Studies
Western Governors University
Other
University of Auckland
MEd

Education

California State University of San Marcos (Liberal Studies)

Western Governors University (Other)

University of Auckland (MEd)

About Mark

I am a native born Californian with varied experience in teaching and tutoring. My passion in life is to serve others and to empower them to succeed.

My teaching and tutoring experience spans eight years and two countries. From 2007 through 2011 I worked as a substitute teacher in San Diego and Orange Counties in California and as a supplementary educational services (SES) tutor. In 2011 I undertook my first full time teaching position at an primary (elementary) school near Rotorua in New Zealand.

In 2012 I returned to New Zealand and voluntarily assisted a teacher at a school in South Auckland and also volunteered as a tutor at a Kip McGrath Tutoring Center, as I did not have a work visa. In 2013 I worked as a substitute teacher and long-term substitute teacher in the Auckland area while I completed a masters degree at The University of Auckland; my dissertation analyzed issues pertaining to masculinity within past issues of The New Zealand School Journal (The main resource used to teach reading in New Zealand's public schools). In 2014 I again worked full-time as an elementary school teacher in the central New Zealand North Island town of Taumarunui.

Since then, I have again returned to substitute teaching and SES tutoring in San Diego County. I have a current California multiple subject teaching credential..

My aim is to assist others to increase their confidence and skill level in the key academic areas of English language arts (reading, writing, grammar, speaking and listening), English as a foreign language and mathematics up to algebra I and geometry I. I aim to do this through offering students a variety of direct instructions and scaffolded tasks in each lesson. Such tasks are both traditional and contemporary in nature, using tested and pioneering approaches.

I aim to give you value for money and time spent on your lessons and to personalize lessons towards your specific goals and learning objectives. Furthermore, I aim to respect the unique contributions and characteristics that all students possess, and to alter my communication and teaching styles to suit individual students.

I generally tutor Mondays - Fridays from 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM, and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

I prefer to teach ninety minute lessons. Shorter or longer lessons are possible by prior arrangement. Lessons can be held at a place of your choosing. Common areas are homes, public libraries and colleges or universities.
I am a native born Californian with varied experience in teaching and tutoring. My passion in life is to serve others and to empower them to succeed.

My teaching and tutoring experience spans eight years and two countries. From 2007 through 2011 I worked as a substitute teacher in San Diego and Orange Counties in California and as a
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Del Mar, CA 92014
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED, IELTS, ISEE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, STAAR, TAKS, TEAS, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer
Language:
IELTS, TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Study Skills

I have a masters degree in education from University of Auckland in New Zealand. I have worked as both a substitute and full-time teacher in California and in New Zealand.

California State University of San Marcos
Liberal Studies
Western Governors University
Other
University of Auckland
MEd

Education

California State University of San Marcos (Liberal Studies)

Western Governors University (Other)

University of Auckland (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 40 miles of Del Mar, CA 92014.