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Mark H.

Annapolis, MD

$55/hour

Tutoring in Math and Science at all levels

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/13/15
4.8 average from 36 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient
— Nathalie, Annapolis, MD on 10/1/15

$55/Hour


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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Electrical Engineer

Education

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA (Electrical Engineer)

About Mark

I have been living Math and Science all my life. My mother was a math teacher, and inspired and challenged me at an early age. In my 43-year career with NASA, I developed a broad range of technical skills, with emphasis on physics, engineering, and the supporting math. Outside of my work, I have always had relevant hobbies--ranging from math puzzles to the repair of antique radios.

In my professional life, I was involved in a variety of training and mentoring activities. Since retiring, I have tutored at the Sylvan Learning Center and--most recently--have served as a substitute teacher at the Key School in Annapolis. I have also continued private tutoring. A particular skill is helping students relate to complex problems using real-world examples. Any tutoring assignment will begin with an evaluation--with the objective of establishing a mutual understanding of where the student needs help. Next, I observe how the student approaches a problem in order to assess where the "sticking points" are. The end objective is for the student to recognize the issues and develop solutions that work for them.
I have been living Math and Science all my life. My mother was a math teacher, and inspired and challenged me at an early age. In my 43-year career with NASA, I developed a broad range of technical skills, with emphasis on physics, engineering, and the supporting math. Outside of my work, I have always had relevant hobbies--ranging from math Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Lessons are 1 hour minimum and 1.5 hours is recommended. For travel more than 5 miles one-way, there will be a rate adjustment.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Annapolis, MD 21403
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Nathalie, Annapolis, MD on 10/1/15

"Spent time to understand my sons pace"

- Gavin, Edgewater, MD on 4/12/17

"He got through to my son"

- Dana, Arnold, MD on 10/31/16

"A knowledgable and patient tutor."

- Kelli, Edgewater, MD on 9/27/16

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Terri, Annapolis, MD on 1/30/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, HTML, Linux, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Geometry

I have enjoyed geometry as long as I can remember. My mother was a math teacher, and inspired me to excel in all of my courses. My tutoring approach emphasizes real-world examples and visualization techniques to help students relate to problems.

Photography

I have been an amateur photographer all my life. I have worked with a wide variety of cameras, including film and digital, and I have extensive experience in darkroom work and in digital processing and printing.
My career with NASA centered on camera systems for space missions, beginning with the first mission to Mercury in 1973.
Through my hobby and work experience, I have lots of practical experience backed up by a comprehensive understanding of the physics.

Physics

My formal training is in Electrical Engineering, with an earlier major in mechanical engineering. In my career at NASA, I worked on many systems which required an advanced understanding of Physics, including optical systems, solid-state electronic devices, and orbital mechanics.

My tutoring approach emphasizes the understanding of physical systems using real-world examples.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Electrical Engineer

Education

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA (Electrical Engineer)

Knowledgeable and patient

Mark is doing a great job helping Remington understand concepts and how to apply them. His Physics teacher told me that Remington is eager to participate and confident in his knowledge.

— Nathalie, Annapolis, MD on 10/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Lessons are 1 hour minimum and 1.5 hours is recommended. For travel more than 5 miles one-way, there will be a rate adjustment.

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 20 miles of Annapolis, MD 21403.