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Mark A.

Improve your English based on your profession, schedule, and needs.

Improve your English based on your profession, schedule, and needs.

$45/hour

  • 396 hours tutoring

  • Monroeville, PA 15146

About Mark


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Saint Vincent College
Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh
Masters
New York University
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: My default rate is for a face-to-face lesson. My online tutoring rate is $33 per hour.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/7/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

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.

English

ESL/ESOL,

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.
English

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

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.
English

Language

ESL/ESOL

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.

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ESL/ESOL,

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.
English

Other

ESL/ESOL

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.

Summer

ESL/ESOL

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


A great teacher with a passion to help

Mark is a great teacher with a passion to help you improve. His first lesson is free of charge because he wants to get to know you so that he can customize a lesson plan that is suited to your needs. I highly recommend Mark to anyone who wants to improve their communication skill.

Allan, 9 lessons with Mark

A Very professional ESL teacher!

Mark is a very experienced teacher for international students. He will spend extra time to prepare the course and review my homework. Every class is very organized. He will share an agenda of each lesson before we start, begin with a review of the homework and a new topic of the day. So glad I met him!

Julianna, 14 lessons with Mark

Mark A.

Great teacher! Explanation are clear. Mark uses a variety of teaching methods. He shows an individual approach to students. Mark ls perfect in teaching both general and business English.

Mikhail, 39 lessons with Mark

Great tutor!

Great tutor and very organized. He really knows how to prepare a class and make the most of it. I am Brazillian, and I can sure you that he understands the needs and mistakes very well of a Brazillian speaker. Also, not many tutors are able to teach pronunciation, but Mark does, and does it great! I am very glad I had found a teacher like him!

Marianna, 8 lessons with Mark

great thatcher . very patient

He knows exactly what you need and he works hard for your improvement. He is well organized . Welcomes any help any time . Lets you feel confident and you can do it . I am really so happy to work with him, and I wish if I met him before

Kinda, 3 lessons with Mark

Excellent teacher

Keeps learning very interesting. Working with 2 students at different levels and keeps them both involved. Would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for a tutor.

Chad, 12 lessons with Mark

Good tutor

He always is open to teach what I need to learn or my doubts. Vocabulary Pronunciation Phonetics Etc. I'm ready a book and I write down then he check my write it.

Iris, 28 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and Experienced Teacher

Mark is a knowledgeable and experienced teacher. I really enjoyed the first lesson with him. He showed a systematic way to help foreign speakers improve pronunciation which impressed me most.

Yuyu, 37 lessons with Mark

excellent

I wish I had started taking classes with him before As a second language English student I can say that I know teachers of all kinds and never before had the privilege of having someone who understood and focused on my needs He likes what he does and does very well.

Deise, 13 lessons with Mark
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Mark A.

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