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Mark D.

Brooklyn, NY

$60/hour

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Amherst University of Massachusetts
Mass Communications
MA TESOL from The New School University
Enrolled

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts (Mass Communications)

MA TESOL from The New School University (Enrolled)

About Mark

Dear parents and prospective students:

I am a very experienced educator and musician. I have been teaching ESL for many years including time in Asia and New York City and public schools in my home city as well as many private students.

Currently I hold an MA in TESOL from The New School in New York City.

I try to use natural situations and everyday life to practice building conversation skills. Also, I focus on the specific pronunciation issues that you may have and help you overcome all your problems so you can communicate very well. I explicitly teach grammar and incorporate into your speaking so it is readily usable.

I speak Spanish and basic Mandarin Chinese. I have had the pleasure of teaching students from several countries including: China, Japan, Korea, Poland, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mexico, Italy, Iran, Yemen,and many other countries.

As far as music is concerned, I have been studying and playing the guitar for over 30 years. In that time, I have acquired many techniques and ideas which can help you as a student make music and enjoy the process. By combining technique and theory, I can help you develop discipline and skills on the guitar. Each time we get together you will learn your favorite songs and if you choose, a lesson in musical theory. Your performance will be evaluated constantly and your knowledge will be tested.

I have a B.S. in Mass communications and a minor in Spanish language and literature from the University of Massachusetts.

I have studied music privately for over 20 years, and I studied briefly at the New England Conservatory of Music.

A lot of musical training was with virtuoso composer Rob Sbar of New York City.

My philosophy is that a student must enjoy the process of learning as much as the learning itself. I pride myself in being skilled at making learning a fun and motivational process.

Sincerely,

Mark
Dear parents and prospective students:

I am a very experienced educator and musician. I have been teaching ESL for many years including time in Asia and New York City and public schools in my home city as well as many private students.

Currently I hold an MA in TESOL from The New School in New York City.

I try to
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11205
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary,
Writing

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.

English

I have an extensive knowledge of all aspects of the English language.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL since 1996 including Taiwan and New York City.

I have taught in Taiwan and I have a lot of experience teaching Chinese people.

I have taught hundreds of people how to speak English using the Communicative Approach.

Grammar

I have been teaching grammar for over 10 years.

Guitar

I have been playing the guitar for 30 years.
I have experience in performance, theory, arranging,
and recording.

Literature

I have several years experience teaching phonics as part of ESL.

Music Theory

I have been studying music theory for several decades and I am confident. I can transfer my knowledge to others.

Phonics

I have over 10 years experience teaching phonics to children and adults including overseas in Taiwan.

Proofreading

I have over 10 years experience proofreading.

Public Speaking

I have been public speaking since the sixth grade.
I have been an actor since 2007.
Also I have been an educator for many years.

Reading

I have taught many children and adults how to read.

Songwriting

I have been writing songs since I was 14 years old.
I write my own songs which I have performed in public.
Also I composed music for an independent feature film.

Spanish

I have been speaking Spanish for many years and I am confident I can guide any beginning student to a higher level of proficiency.

Spelling

I have taught spelling since 1996.

Vocabulary

I have a lot of experience in teaching vocabulary to children and adults.

Writing

I have a lot of experience teaching writing to adults and children.

Amherst University of Massachusetts
Mass Communications
MA TESOL from The New School University
Enrolled

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts (Mass Communications)

MA TESOL from The New School University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11205.