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Mark S.

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Experienced Tutor

$35/hour

  • 1,104 hours tutoring

  • Rockford, IL 61114

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Angela, 18 lessons with Mark

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About Mark


Bio

Hello. My name is Mark. I am an experienced teacher, tutor and paraprofessional. I have worked with learners from 1st and 2nd grade to their mid to late 20's.

Elementary Math, Reading, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, College Basic Math, GED preparation, SAT and ACT Math, Algebra2 are all areas where I can help you or your child gain confidence and work toward developing content mastery.

"If the learner hasn't learned, the teacher hasn't taught" was a message of one of my Education...

Hello. My name is Mark. I am an experienced teacher, tutor and paraprofessional. I have worked with learners from 1st and 2nd grade to their mid to late 20's.

Elementary Math, Reading, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, College Basic Math, GED preparation, SAT and ACT Math, Algebra2 are all areas where I can help you or your child gain confidence and work toward developing content mastery.

"If the learner hasn't learned, the teacher hasn't taught" was a message of one of my Education professors. These words have guided me in the classroom and in tutoring.

Working with you or your child my focus is first to see the learner "gets it", then to guide practice. Further independent and guided practice will hopefully result in increased self-efficacy, long-term retention and ultimately content mastery.


Education

Indiana University, Bloomington
English
St. Meinrad School of Theology
Masters
Rio Salado - Post Bac Teaching Certification & Math coursework; Oakton Comm College Math coursework
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Rockford, IL 61114
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/9/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Illinois substitute teaching certificate and NCLB (No Child Left Behind) highly-qualified Para-professional certificate. I hold a B.A. from Indiana University in English and an MA from St. Meinrad. For Sacred Heart Academy in Rockford IL I was a part-time teacher (Geometry and 3,4/5 Math) for two years. Also I was a long term substitute teacher for elementary, covering for a maternity leave.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

BA MA experienced teacher tutor
Reading, Vocabulary

English

Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I hold a B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington with a minor in U.S. History. My completed college coursework includes: American History I American History II American Social History 1865 to present American Frontier II The Presidents and the Press Seminar in Women's History
Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My completed College Math coursework (4.0 g.p.a) includes: Basic Math Introductory Algebra Intermediate Algebra Quantitative Literacy Elementary Statistics
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am an experienced teacher and tutor. I have worked with learners from 1st and 2nd grade to their mid to late 20's. Elementary Math, Reading, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, College Basic Math, GED preparation, SAT and ACT Math, Algebra2 are all areas where I can help you or your child gain confidence and work toward developing content mastery.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Illinois substitute teaching certificate and NCLB (No Child Left Behind) highly-qualified Para-professional certificate. I hold a B.A. from Indiana University in English and an MA from St. Meinrad. For Sacred Heart Academy in Rockford IL I was a part-time teacher (Geometry and 3,4/5 Math) for two years. Also I was a long term substitute teacher for elementary, covering for a maternity leave.
Geometry,

Geometry

Two years taught Honors Geometry Long-term substitute teacher, Geometry
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an experienced teacher and tutor.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taught Honors Geometry 3 years. Taught Algebra, Algebra II.
Reading, SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Experienced ACT Math tutor. Experienced Math teacher.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My completed College Math coursework (4.0 g.p.a) includes: Basic Math Introductory Algebra Intermediate Algebra Quantitative Literacy Elementary Statistics
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am an experienced teacher and tutor. I have worked with learners from 1st and 2nd grade to their mid to late 20's. Elementary Math, Reading, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, College Basic Math, GED preparation, SAT and ACT Math, Algebra2 are all areas where I can help you or your child gain confidence and work toward developing content mastery.
Geometry,

Geometry

Two years taught Honors Geometry Long-term substitute teacher, Geometry
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an experienced teacher and tutor.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Taught Honors Geometry 3 years. Taught Algebra, Algebra II.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My completed College Math coursework (4.0 g.p.a) includes: Basic Math Introductory Algebra Intermediate Algebra Quantitative Literacy Elementary Statistics
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am an experienced teacher and tutor. I have worked with learners from 1st and 2nd grade to their mid to late 20's. Elementary Math, Reading, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, College Basic Math, GED preparation, SAT and ACT Math, Algebra2 are all areas where I can help you or your child gain confidence and work toward developing content mastery.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Illinois substitute teaching certificate and NCLB (No Child Left Behind) highly-qualified Para-professional certificate. I hold a B.A. from Indiana University in English and an MA from St. Meinrad. For Sacred Heart Academy in Rockford IL I was a part-time teacher (Geometry and 3,4/5 Math) for two years. Also I was a long term substitute teacher for elementary, covering for a maternity leave.
Geometry,

Geometry

Two years taught Honors Geometry Long-term substitute teacher, Geometry
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an experienced teacher and tutor.
Reading

Other

Government & Politics

Special Needs

Special Needs

Special Needs

I have 4 years' experience working as a tutor, teacher and paraprofessional of students with special needs. My experience includes working with students with emotional disability, AD/HD, learning disability and intellectual disability, autism, and developmental delay.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My completed College Math coursework (4.0 g.p.a) includes: Basic Math Introductory Algebra Intermediate Algebra Quantitative Literacy Elementary Statistics
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am an experienced teacher and tutor. I have worked with learners from 1st and 2nd grade to their mid to late 20's. Elementary Math, Reading, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, College Basic Math, GED preparation, SAT and ACT Math, Algebra2 are all areas where I can help you or your child gain confidence and work toward developing content mastery.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Illinois substitute teaching certificate and NCLB (No Child Left Behind) highly-qualified Para-professional certificate. I hold a B.A. from Indiana University in English and an MA from St. Meinrad. For Sacred Heart Academy in Rockford IL I was a part-time teacher (Geometry and 3,4/5 Math) for two years. Also I was a long term substitute teacher for elementary, covering for a maternity leave.
Geometry,

Geometry

Two years taught Honors Geometry Long-term substitute teacher, Geometry
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taught Honors Geometry 3 years. Taught Algebra, Algebra II.
GED, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Experienced ACT Math tutor. Experienced Math teacher.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taught Honors Geometry 3 years. Taught Algebra, Algebra II.
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Connection!

Working on improving my son's SAT score. They had an instant connection and were excited as they went through problems together! Can't wait to see the results at the end

Jackie, 15 lessons with Mark

Mark was very patient with me.

Mark taught me easier ways of solving problems that I thought were too complex and I would never understand. My only regret is that I wish I would have found him sooner.

Nicole, 1 lesson with Mark

Great tutor!

Mark was able to quickly identify the area my daughter needed help with. He gave specific suggestions on what exercises she could do at home to improve her skills. Additionally, his written follow up was concise and helpful.

LeaAnne, 19 lessons with Mark

Mark is an awesome tutor!

We started with Mark in December 2014, a few weeks before finals. My son had a low D and after a few weeks with Mark he got a C for the semester grade. My son looks forward to his sessions with Mark, his teaching style is laid back and calm. He even checks in with me after quizzes and tests to see how my son did. He truly cares about his students. Mark is very accommodating with meeting times and is punctual. My son is more confident with the math and has been using various apps and websites that Mark has shown him to practice. We will continue with Mark, and I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with Math or other subjects listed on Mark's page.

Kelly, 26 lessons with Mark

Great Tutor

Mark has been working with my son for a few weeks now and my son has shown so much improvement. He is so much more confident. We will continue our sessions with mark. He is also very accommodating to our schedule.

Shannon, 5 lessons with Mark

Goes above and beyond!

Mark has truly been a godsend. He has tutored my 7th grade nephew for over a year and I have seen a huge progress in my nephew's ability to work though problems and in his academic progress. Mark goes above and beyond any expectations I had - he has even offered to contact teachers! Mark takes a true interest in the success of my nephew and he has great skills as a tutor. Update: Mark has now been working with my nephew for three years. My nephew just started high school and thanks to Mark, he is in accelerated Algebra 2 and accelerated Geometry as a freshman. Mark is incredibly diligent, patient, and really seems to care about my nephew's success.

Debby, 285 lessons with Mark

Saving the quarter and passing the semester!

Been working with Mark for two months now. My son's grade in Geometry before Mark's arrival was a failing grade of 50%. After some retake work on a quiz and test his overall grade is now up to 69%. The first attempts for a passing grade on quiz's and tests would have been nice, but with everything my son has failed to understand in the first two quarters. Mark has been challenged to recover that course work while also staying on top of the current homework topic and prepare for upcoming finals. As of today a second attempt on a failed quiz he scored a 72% and on a failed test he scored a 84%. Not out of the woods yet, but we are headed in the right direction. This is why I have Mark stopping by twice a week.

Tony, 19 lessons with Mark

Great Tutor!

Mark is a great tutor. He has been working with our daughter in Algebra 2 for the past 3 months and her grade has improved by 15%. She has a better understanding and feels more confident in her test taking skills. We would recommend Mark to anyone who is needing help in Math.

Anthony & Michelle, 48 lessons with Mark

Helped a lot with Math and English for an advanced graduate student

I was having trouble passing certain areas on the new basic skills test, TAP. I was just a few points away from an acceptable score for my teaching certification and Mark helped me get the score needed. I had not taken a Math class in over 11 years and needed much refreshing and Mark found a way to make math come right back to me. He explained concepts and showed examples of how to work step by step through problems and equations. He was always on time and very easy to communicate with. He also has a lot of new IPAD technology that makes it easier to interact and do work. Overall 10/10.

Michael, 2 lessons with Mark

$35/hour

Mark S.

$35/hour

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