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Mark P.

Strafford, MO

$45/hour

Harvard trained professor

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Evangel University,Springfield, MO
HIST, BIBL, PHIL, SS
Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Master's
The Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

Evangel University,Springfield, MO (HIST, BIBL, PHIL, SS)

Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University (Master's)

The Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

About Mark

I first tutored as an undergrad in 1982, with resounding success. I spent more than a decade teaching over 140 sections of courses in seven different academic disciplines at a number of universities. I also spent over a decade editing. I have more than 2000 individual publishing credits. As a tutor I do virtually anything, from help with elementary school work (and I have worked with special needs students--autism, ADHD) to standardized test prep to aiding with college and graduate coursework to brain training to life enrichment to admissions counseling to editing to whatever needs my clients have. My strongest academic backgrounds are in ancient Mediterranean history (I have taught graduate courses in Greek and Roman history) and in the ancient Near East, particularly the Hebrew Bible, which I studied at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. If there is something I cannot help a client with, I will be honest about it. I have found that virtually all of those I have tutored could do the work themselves. My goal is to help my students become independent, so that they do not need to use me or anyone else. I am not tutoring to become wealthy (which is fortunate, given there is little to be made), but to empower my students. I first tutored as an undergrad in 1982, with resounding success. I spent more than a decade teaching over 140 sections of courses in seven different academic disciplines at a number of universities. I also spent over a decade editing. I have more than 2000 individual publishing credits. As a tutor I do virtually anything, from help with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Strafford, MO 65757
In-person lessons
Science:
Anatomy, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Greek,
Hebrew,
Latin
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Classics,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADHD, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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.

Anthropology

I am an anthropologist of the ancient Near East, trained at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. I have taught introduction to anthropology at two colleges. I have published things in each of the four traditional subfields of anthropology. I am a cultural anthropologist, with a strong background in both linguistics and archaeology (these comprise three of the four subfields).

Archaeology

Archaeology is among the things one is trained for in all of the graduate programs I have done. I was at Shiloh in Israel in 1983, which is one of the most significant archaeological digs in history. I have studied with renowned archaeologists from the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Syro-Palestinian worlds. I have also published articles on archaeology.

Bible Studies

I have completed the PhD coursework in Hebrew Bible at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. I have more than 1500 individual pieces published in the field. I read Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, and Koine Greek fluently. I have taught college courses in the Bible and on religion.

Classics

I have completed the coursework for a PhD in Ancient Mediterranean History at the University of Arkansas. I have taught graduate courses in Greek and Roman history at University of Central Missouri. I have published articles in Greek, Roman, and other cultures from the area and time frame. I have been reading Greek since 1980, and Latin since 1988.

Greek

I began studying Greek in 1980. I read Koine (biblical) Greek fluently, as well as Classical Greek. I have completed the coursework for a PhD in Classical history.

Hebrew

I have completed the coursework for PhD in Hebrew Bible from both Harvard and Johns Hopkins. I have published more than 1500 individual pieces on the topic in a Hebrew-English dictionary. I edited a massive encyclopedic Hebrew/Aramaic-English Dictionary, with more than 9000 entries. I have read Hebrew daily for thirty years.

Religion

I have graduate degrees in Hebrew Bible from Harvard and Johns Hopkins. I have published more than 1500 pieces on the topic. I have taught college courses on religion in general, as well as courses specifically on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Social Studies

I have an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences. I have taught college courses on Anthropology, history, sociology, geography, and cultural studies. I have a very broad background in this field.

Evangel University,Springfield, MO
HIST, BIBL, PHIL, SS
Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Master's
The Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

Evangel University,Springfield, MO (HIST, BIBL, PHIL, SS)

Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University (Master's)

The Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 40 miles of Strafford, MO 65757.