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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.

$40/hour

  • 1,048 hours tutoring

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
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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.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

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, Grammar, Vocabulary

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.

Examples of Expertise


Mark has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


great teacher very patient.

I enjoyed talking with Mark! Thanks a lot for your time and patience. Look forward to having more sessions in the future.

Henry, 11 lessons with Mark

Excellent lesson with Mark

Mark has done wonderfully to support me with pronunciation. I need a teacher to correct me so I can speak more fluently like a native speaker. I really appreciate his patience. He is very knowledgeable and professional in this area. Strongly recommend Mark to be your tutor to help you with English.

Jing, 9 lessons with Mark

A tutor that is helping on looks more professional at work

Mark is helping on identifying the areas that I need to focus in order to I can progress on my English skills. During the sessions with Mark, I have received really useful feedbacks while we are discussing the different projects that I am leading at work, as result, my documents look more professional. Thank you Mark for your dedication and patient. Still we have a journey in front! Sandra

Sandra, 31 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and dedicated tutor

Mark is a really nice teacher who has a great follow up with lessons. I practiced an upcoming interview with him during one of my lessons which helped me a lot to prepare for the interview. After the lesson, He sent me all my grammar mistakes after listening to the lesson recording before my actual interview time! Super helpful, professional and knowledgeable English tutor.

Joy, 39 lessons with Mark

Mark is great.

Mark is flexible with time, is a good communicator, and is knowledgeable. The first lesson was free and he took the time to get to know me. He is always prepared​ and shares great resources.

Areli, 4 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable tutor

The best think I like about Mark is that he is very organized during the class. He prepared an agenda and materials before the class. That let me think that he cares about the student and the material he teach. I recommend him a 100%!

Priscilla, 9 lessons with Mark

A passionate and trustful tutor

Mark has taught me for more than a year. He is a passionate and trustful tutor. What I like the most about him is that he loves teaching and helping his students. I strongly recommend him if you are looking for an English tutor who is really caring about you and your success.

Jason, 66 lessons with Mark

Very Knowledgeable and excellent tutor.

Mark taught English lessons and certainly I learnt a lot from him. Thanks for teaching with lot of patience and in an effective way. He is a very dedicated tutor and he has proven knowledge and experience.

SM, 12 lessons with Mark

Best teacher!

Mark is a really good teacher in all aspects. Very organized, flexible, good communicator, and he has a great knowledge in English and business to share with his students. He is always kind and helpful. As he knows Brazilians and our accent, he could help me a lot to improve pronunciation skills. I will never forget our classes. Strongly recommend!

Julia, 19 lessons with Mark
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$40/hour

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