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Marc S.

Personalized Instruction for elementary and special needs students

Personalized Instruction for elementary and special needs students

$40/hour

  • 303 hours tutoring

  • Farmingdale, NY 11735

"Patient Tutor "

Syreeta, 19 lessons with Marc

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About Marc


Bio

I would like to speak to parents on Long Island or near the city line who are looking for an experienced, caring professional teacher/tutor to help their children with math, reading, ELA, social studies, help with homework and more.

I am certified in New York State in both elementary education and special education and have taught since the early 80s in pre-kindergarten through sixth grades and in special education from nursery school through high school.

I feel my background in...

I would like to speak to parents on Long Island or near the city line who are looking for an experienced, caring professional teacher/tutor to help their children with math, reading, ELA, social studies, help with homework and more.

I am certified in New York State in both elementary education and special education and have taught since the early 80s in pre-kindergarten through sixth grades and in special education from nursery school through high school.

I feel my background in special education-where we do a lot of one-to-one individual lessons and small group lessons-prepared me well for tutoring.

I am very patient in my approach to working with each student. I tell them it is okay to not get it the first time or the second or third. I teach them not to give up and they learn this through my example of not giving up on them which I never do. Never.

I teach them how to succeed through this patient but dogged approach. A lot of children get used to failing. I love to help them turn that around and have them experience success. Once a child experiences success where previously there was failure, he or she builds on that and wants more. That is my professional goal for all of my students. I want to see them succeed beyond what they thought they could do. I want them not to need me after a certain point and to then send me on to someone else who does!


Education

C.W. Post College
Special Education
C.W. Post College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Farmingdale, NY 11735
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/25/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have years of experience working with children at the elementary level in both regular and special education. I have my master's degree in elementary education and state certification in both elementary and special education. I also have 15 years of private tutoring with students in grades K-6 in all subjects but mostly with math, reading and language arts.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taught math in the classroom and as tutor since the 80s. It is my favorite subject to teach along with reading. I have a thorough, patient approach as I help my students build confidence and raise their level of expectations and success. I really love it when my students, who were previously afraid of math, turn that around with my guidance and start to enjoy it.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught reading at many age levels over the course of my career as a teacher in the classroom and in private tutoring, always with an emphasis on phonics because that is how I learned to read. Once a student knows the sounds of the letters, the key is putting those sounds together coupled with a number of easily taught rules and word families. Combined with sight words that students naturally learn, phonics opens up the worlds of reading and leads to success. The students I have worked with one-to-one have experienced much success in learning through phonics.
Reading,

Reading

I strongly believe in a phonetic approach to reading which is my favorite subject to teach along with math. Phonics provides an excellent foundation combined with the whole word approach and context clues. I find that a balanced approach centered around phonics brings the best results. My students continue to succeed using this model.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have many years of experience teaching reading at the elementary level, including English, with much success for my students who quickly gain confidence as they learn to succeed.
Reading,

Reading

I strongly believe in a phonetic approach to reading which is my favorite subject to teach along with math. Phonics provides an excellent foundation combined with the whole word approach and context clues. I find that a balanced approach centered around phonics brings the best results. My students continue to succeed using this model.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

I come by my love of teaching social studies through my interests in history and culture. I took a number of courses at the undergraduate level such as methods of social studies and various history courses but it is more through reading-my number one hobby-that I have pursued these interests. I have read hundreds upon hundreds of history and historic fiction books over the years and continue to do so voraciously. I continue to be fascinated with the American Revolution and the Civil War especially. When working with students in these and other social studies topics I like to make it more real for them by telling them some of the stories and facts that I have learned. I find it helps bring their interest level up.
American History, European History, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have years of experience working with children at the elementary level in both regular and special education. I have my master's degree in elementary education and state certification in both elementary and special education. I also have 15 years of private tutoring with students in grades K-6 in all subjects but mostly with math, reading and language arts.
English,

English

I have many years of experience teaching reading at the elementary level, including English, with much success for my students who quickly gain confidence as they learn to succeed.
Reading,

Reading

I strongly believe in a phonetic approach to reading which is my favorite subject to teach along with math. Phonics provides an excellent foundation combined with the whole word approach and context clues. I find that a balanced approach centered around phonics brings the best results. My students continue to succeed using this model.
Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have years of experience working with children at the elementary level in both regular and special education. I have my master's degree in elementary education and state certification in both elementary and special education. I also have 15 years of private tutoring with students in grades K-6 in all subjects but mostly with math, reading and language arts.
English,

English

I have many years of experience teaching reading at the elementary level, including English, with much success for my students who quickly gain confidence as they learn to succeed.
Reading,

Reading

I strongly believe in a phonetic approach to reading which is my favorite subject to teach along with math. Phonics provides an excellent foundation combined with the whole word approach and context clues. I find that a balanced approach centered around phonics brings the best results. My students continue to succeed using this model.
Writing

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught reading at many age levels over the course of my career as a teacher in the classroom and in private tutoring, always with an emphasis on phonics because that is how I learned to read. Once a student knows the sounds of the letters, the key is putting those sounds together coupled with a number of easily taught rules and word families. Combined with sight words that students naturally learn, phonics opens up the worlds of reading and leads to success. The students I have worked with one-to-one have experienced much success in learning through phonics.
Special Needs

Special Needs

I have over 15 years as a special education teacher working with students with many different handicaps. These include emotional handicaps, language delays, Down's Syndrome, autism and learning disabilities. I have New York State certification in special education (N-12) and would have gotten my master's degree in that area but I switched to elementary education because I felt the graduate courses in special education were pretty much the same as the ones I had at the undergraduate level.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have years of experience working with children at the elementary level in both regular and special education. I have my master's degree in elementary education and state certification in both elementary and special education. I also have 15 years of private tutoring with students in grades K-6 in all subjects but mostly with math, reading and language arts.
Reading,

Reading

I strongly believe in a phonetic approach to reading which is my favorite subject to teach along with math. Phonics provides an excellent foundation combined with the whole word approach and context clues. I find that a balanced approach centered around phonics brings the best results. My students continue to succeed using this model.
Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.6 (70 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
(24)
3 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Great Patient Tutor

Marc is a wonderful and very skilled teacher. He has a great relationship with my son and has great patience which is a talent every tutor must have. I receive a progress report after every session which I truly appreciate, I have noticed the changes in my son's attitude and skills. My son feels more confident in his work and now can't wait for Marc to come over. My son is or I should say was very shy and Marc actually got him to speak up on things he didn't understand. I would recommend Marc to anyone needing a math tutor.

Natalie, 18 lessons with Marc

Patient and skilled reading tutor

Marc uses systematic and explicit instruction to teach reading to my six year old brother. He is patient and has a great rapport with him. My brother is improving gradually due to Marc's consistent tutoring sessions.

Deidre, 22 lessons with Marc

Great tutor!

Very professional! He went over the topics my son needed help with. First time I see my son eager to learn more. Thanks

Ruben , 3 lessons with Marc

Great Tutor

Mark continues to assist my son with his scholastic challenges. Mark's expertise has become essential to my son's academic growth.

SOPHIA, 9 lessons with Marc

$40/hour

Marc S.

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