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Mark A.

Monroeville, PA

$35/hour

"A new language is a new life." –- Persian Proverb

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 34 ratings
Mark is very committed with his classes.
— Diego, Monroeville, PA on 7/17/17

$35/Hour


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Saint Vincent College
Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh
Master's
New York University
Other

Education

Saint Vincent College (Business Administration)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

New York University (Other)

About Mark

I've always been interested in foreign languages and other cultures. While living in New York City, I hosted many international visitors and always enjoyed coaching them on their English. So a couple years ago, I decided to get a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at The New School in New York City. The program focused on practical techniques and emphasized lessons that integrate grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. During my time at The New School, I taught a small group of Chinese- and Spanish-speaking students for about eighteen months, and I also taught another group of Arabic-speaking students for about nine months. I returned to Western Pennsylvania in early 2014. I'm currently an ESL tutor with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. In my professional career, I've worked with Information Systems and have over 20 years of experience working with a Fortune 50 company, much of that time with international peers and clients. To stay current, I have attended the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo since I started working in this field. For students pursuing careers in international business or information technology, I'm well-versed in the specialized terms of those fields. I look forward to working with you. I've always been interested in foreign languages and other cultures. While living in New York City, I hosted many international visitors and always enjoyed coaching them on their English. So a couple years ago, I decided to get a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at The New School in New York City. The program Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

My default rate is for a face-to-face lesson. My online tutoring rate is $25 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Monroeville, PA 15146
Background Check: Passed

"Mark is very committed with his classes."

- Diego, Monroeville, PA on 7/17/17

"Good tutor"

- Iris, Wexford, PA on 3/1/17

"Knowledgeable and Experienced Teacher"

- Yuyu, Pittsburgh, PA on 2/13/17

"excellent"

- Deise, Greensburg, PA on 1/28/17
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking, 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.

ESL/ESOL

I completed the certificate program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at The New School in New York City in May of 2013. During that time and the months following, I was teaching small groups of students with intermediate English skills. Their first languages included Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic, so I have experience with the challenges that several language groups present.

Saint Vincent College
Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh
Master's
New York University
Other

Education

Saint Vincent College (Business Administration)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

New York University (Other)

Mark is very committed with his classes.

He pays close attention to details and always brings complementary materials based in topics mentioned in previous classes to reinforce possible gaps. We mostly focus on accent and usage of the language as a native speaker.

— Diego, Monroeville, PA on 7/17/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

My default rate is for a face-to-face lesson. My online tutoring rate is $25 per hour.

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 30 miles of Monroeville, PA 15146.