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Indian Rocks Beach, FL

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Project-Based Learning in STEM Initiatives

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University of Notre Dame
McGill University in Montreal
Master's
Lorenz University
PhD

Education

University of Notre Dame

McGill University in Montreal (Master's)

Lorenz University (PhD)

About Mark

I have 20 years experience in training and mentoring students in all grade levels focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives. I have consulted with many companies and state/national organizations in regards to programs and initiatives in this area. Several ministries of Education overseas have hired me to initiative, develop and assess their programs and motivate their students in classroom and career endeavors.

This experience includes re-enforcement of the basic content to coaching students for National and International competitions to career guidance. I can support background research of science projects and innovation projects, including robotics. I can assist in lab environments and am proficient in supporting students work through classroom assigned projects and papers.

I believe that it is very important that each student understand the basic foundation skills required to fully comprehend a topic and apply what he or she has learned in real life environments. My mission is targets each student as an individual who has certain strength and needs improvement areas and I work with those to give them the best opportunity to succeed. My approach is based on the "Teach, Show, Do" methodology. I will give instruction, I will use activities and demonstrations to support the content. Then, on a project-based supplement, I will have the student attempt a "hands-on" project with specific goals and outcomes. Through this work, the student develops both content knowledge and communication skills, critical to their future educational and career growth.

My goal is to not only ensure the complete understanding of the topic, but energize and enlighten that student to the associated practical applications, both in school and in life.
I have 20 years experience in training and mentoring students in all grade levels focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives. I have consulted with many companies and state/national organizations in regards to programs and initiatives in this area. Several ministries of Education overseas have hired me to initiative, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Multiple hour lesson discounts available!

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Physical Science
English:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Business:
Business,
Career Development, Public Speaking

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.

Business

My educational background includes a PhD in Educational Leadership and a Master's in Management Information Systems, which has supported my efforts in running a successful business and sharing tips and techniques with others. My vast experience includes being the owner and President of a mid-size school supply business for 19 years, responsible for management, operations, sales and finances. After selling the business, I was a business consultant for companies that needed assistance in one or more functional areas. I also currently own a research & development business that discovers entrepreneurs and supports them through the entire business cycle, from product development to venture financing to operations. I have presented on business topics at several worldwide conferences and have a considerable network of applicable contacts and distribution avenues.

Elementary (K-6th)

My educational background includes a PhD in Educational Leadership, specializing in the initial process skills and critical thinking skills of the formative year of elementary education. This training has led to my work in professional development for teachers in the elementary level, focusing on project-based learning and teaching through the involvement of the students. My elementary outreach consultation has provided me the opportunity to work with large groups of students by giving presentations on how to think logically and creatively through basic demonstrations and activities. I have also worked individually with elementary students coaching and mentoring in all subjects. I believe the key to student success is "learning by doing" while supporting and encouraging their efforts. My work can be seen on the National and International level with such efforts as the Kids' Science Challenge and published science process skills books.

Elementary Science

My elementary science background includes a PhD in Educational Leadership, specializing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) applications. My experience of over 20 years enables me to mentor and coach students in all areas of science content, science process skills, critical thinking skills and practical scientific applications and communication. My focus is on learning through project-based work by the student. My methods include "Teach, Show, and Do", which provides instruction for the student, them demononstration on the topic and finally asking the student to not only repeat the task, but give them challenges to achieve based on what they just learned. My work can be seen on the National and International level with such efforts as the Kids' Science Challenge and published science process skills books.

Prealgebra

My experience with mentoring and tutoring elementary and middle school students in prealgebra includes the following content areas:

* Number theory
* Integers, fractions and decimals
* Factorization
* Operations properties
* Basics of equations
* Basics of geometry
* Variable manipulation

My strategy is to understand each student's skill set and level, then coordinate the instruction and activities towards that criteria. We will set goals and objectives and develop a path to reach them through fun activities and problem-solving.

Study Skills

My educational background includes a PhD in Educational Leadership and a Master's in Management Information Systems, which has supported my efforts in training and mentoring students. Project management plays a vital role in how effective students learn and how efficient they are in comprehending subject matter. My training services in study skills include subject management, school agenda organization, effective note taking, time management, task prioritization and testing strategies. The objective is to develop beneficial study habits with the objective of improving student grades. I have taught these techniques to students of all grade levels who have become successful in business, education and other fields.

University of Notre Dame
McGill University in Montreal
Master's
Lorenz University
PhD

Education

University of Notre Dame

McGill University in Montreal (Master's)

Lorenz University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Multiple hour lesson discounts available!

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 40 miles of Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785.