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Mark V.

Oceanside, CA

$40/hr

Tutor for Spanish, Math, English, SAT, and ACT

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Background check passed as of 3/13/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
378 Ratings
 
 
1hr Response Time
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— Leslie, Encinitas, CA on 12/18/13

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U of San Diego
Accounting
UNC Chapel Hill
Master's

Education

U of San Diego (Accounting)

UNC Chapel Hill (Master's)

About Mark

Although I'm a recent returnee to Southern California, I've taught for over 20 years, a career that began by accident when I tutored both math and English at the University of San Diego. I worked in the math lab and the writing center, the former for work-study money and the latter for credits. I finished my degree in business and tried the accounting field briefly, but my heart was in teaching.

I've taught all levels of math and Spanish in secondary schools, with some experience in middle school and universities (including being a teaching fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill). While I have a thorough knowledge of the material, it's even more important that I have experience in seeing how students think and reacting and crafting lessons and explanations accordingly. I never teach "in a vacuum," meaning that wherever possible and appropriate I tie in the current knowledge with previous topics and with an eye to the future.

Just this past year I tutored groups of students in SAT preparation, both in math and verbal, and a few years ago I tutored English for an organization in San Diego. Altogether, I've been tutoring for standardized tests for 30 years and know the patterns and concepts that are tested quite thoroughly. I am confident that I can get the material across in simplified, understandable, fashion.

Final note: I am usually available one or both weekend days.
Although I'm a recent returnee to Southern California, I've taught for over 20 years, a career that began by accident when I tutored both math and English at the University of San Diego. I worked in the math lab and the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Group rates depend on the number of students in the group.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Oceanside, CA 92057
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Hire this man!"

- Leslie, Encinitas, CA on 12/18/13

"Great SAT prep!"

- Hali, Carlsbad, CA on 6/27/15

"Mark was awesome! Great energy, knowledgeable, and got my son excited to learn!"

- Joan, Carlsbad, CA on 6/21/15

"Great for my 15 year old son"

- Lindi, Solana Beach, CA on 6/1/15

"Great first visit"

- Julie, Carlsbad, CA on 2/25/15

"Very Helpful!"

- Dana, Carlsbad, CA on 11/12/14

"Effective, no-nonsense tutor"

- Lynn, San Marcos, CA on 10/17/14

"Great tutor"

- Rhonda, Encinitas, CA on 9/15/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- John, Fallbrook, CA on 5/7/14

"Patient Tutor"

- Lane, Carlsbad, CA on 4/22/14

"Outstanding Connection"

- Genesis, Lake Elsinore, CA on 4/8/14

"Very Encouraging "

- Carolyn, Fallbrook, CA on 4/7/14

"Great tutor!"

- Anita, Encinitas, CA on 3/30/14

"Great Tutor"

- Karen, Vista, CA on 2/4/14

"A patient and great tutor!"

- Ray, Temecula, CA on 12/5/13

"BEST TUTOR EVER- Sat Prep"

- Austin, San Diego, CA on 11/1/13

"Excellent"

- Veronica, San Diego, CA on 9/22/13

"Great tutor "

- ZOE, San Marcos, CA on 9/19/13

"Great start"

- Sheree, Oceanside, CA on 9/18/13

"Very good at explaining"

- Eli, San Diego, CA on 9/11/13

"One fabulous teacher!"

- Bonnie, Vista, CA on 8/2/13

"Excellent Teacher"

- Nancy, Escondido, CA on 5/8/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Golf
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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Golf

I spent two seasons as an assistant JV coach under a former PGA tour professional. He asked me back for another season after the first, so I believe his recommendation would be solid.

U of San Diego
Accounting
UNC Chapel Hill
Master's

Education

U of San Diego (Accounting)

UNC Chapel Hill (Master's)

Hire this man! — Mark made such a difference for us. In a short amount of time he had my son able to pass the Mira Costa Algebra Placement exam the first time. He saw other tutors but having someone relaxed who made him feel capable and confident made all the difference. It's not just about the content, it's about being motivated to keep going and that's what Mark brings to the table. We'll definitely use him agai ...

— Leslie, Encinitas, CA on 12/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Group rates depend on the number of students in the group.

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 30 miles of Oceanside, CA 92057.

Background Check Status for Mark V.

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