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Mark L.

Greenville, SC

$40/hour

Experienced Tutor for the Learning Disabled, Public Speaking Tutor

In-person lessons
700+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/30/16
4.9 average from 264 ratings
Excellent
— Valerie, Enoree, SC on 4/18/14

$40/Hour


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Bob Jones University

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Bob Jones University

About Mark

I specialize in teaching the learning impaired. I am firm and patient. I also endeavor to make tutoring time enjoyable for the child.

Most of my work is done using the Wilson Multi-Sensory Curriculum.

I have worked successfully with the willful child, those with lower IQ scores, the gifted child, the passive child, and the distracted child. I have helped several children with severe hearing and sight problems. Most of my students have a diagnosed learning disability (ADD or ADHD). However, I also work with students who are just going through a rough patch in either the language arts or math.

Persistence, kindness, and an ability to spot problems and address them effectively helps students achieve academically.

Parents have been pleased and sometimes surprised to note dramatic, immediate, steady, and lasting academic improvement. References are readily available.

My wife and I have home schooled our children for twenty years. I have been professionally tutoring for over ten years. I have also served as a Christian school principal, camp director, and as an inner city pastor for many years. I tutor in the public library as a rule. Other arrangements are possible.
I specialize in teaching the learning impaired. I am firm and patient. I also endeavor to make tutoring time enjoyable for the child.

Most of my work is done using the Wilson Multi-Sensory Curriculum.

I have worked successfully with the willful child, those with lower IQ scores, the gifted child, the passive child, and the
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Greenville, SC 29601
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent"

- Valerie, Enoree, SC on 4/18/14

"Thank you!"

- Julia, Greenville, SC on 12/9/13

"A Great Fit"

- Cindy, Lyman, SC on 10/10/13

"Dedicated"

- Kelly, Canton, GA on 11/25/12
Math:
Algebra 1,
Prealgebra
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Religion, World History
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Hard Of Hearing,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ADHD

For the past ten years I have been tutoring children with ADD/ADHD. Sometimes those children have more than one diagnosed disability. My training is specialized using the Wilson Multi-Sensory Curriculum. The speech, hearing, and learning center closeby has noted the progress of my students and has recommended me to others. I teach these youngsters in the public library with no need of a private room. Three to six months of fifty minute lessons twice a week produces a marked improvement.

Algebra 1

I have taught an Algebra I course for several years and tutored a number of youngsters in algebra.

Dyslexia

I have been trained in the Wilson Reading System. The following two statements are taken directly from the Wilson website. "The Wilson Curriculum is designed for students in grades 2-12 and adults who have a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia, or who have not internalized the sound-symbol system for reading and spelling. The Wilson Reading System aligns with guidelines from the International Dyslexia Association."

I have been tutoring learning disabled students for more than fifteen years. I have had very good success with numerous students diagnosed as dyslexic.

Elementary (K-6th)

Though my expertise is in teaching language arts to learning-disabled students using the Wilson Multisensory Curriculum, I have over the years tutored elementary students in a variety of subjects. I have also served as a Christian school principal. In that capacity I spent a good part of each day helping children who were struggling in any number of subjects. I have been tutoring here in Greenville for about fifteen years. I put a plan in place to correct a child's root academic problems while I keep my eye on the child's present needs in his classroom. Many parents will attest to the success their children have enjoyed under my tutelage.

Hard Of Hearing

As principal of a private school I also served as an in-school tutor and spent significant tutoring time with three severely hearing impaired students. One of these students was a deaf six year old who had not learned to read. The rural county where we were had no services for this boy, so I supervised his teacher as to how to teach him, and then I also tutored him until he could read. One of the other boys advanced from the sixth to the eighth grade level in one year under my tutelage.

I also have taken formal training in the Wilson method of teaching learning impaired students. Felicia Robbins, a well known teacher of teachers in this area has recommended my tutoring services. Over the years I have successfully tutored many students who are exhibiting frustration and poor behavior due to their learning disabilities.

Mark L.

Phonics

I use The Wilson Multi-Sensory Curriculum as the framework for strengthening students' phonetic skills. The Wilson Curriculum is a phonics based reading instructional tool that uses the visual, auditory, and tactile senses to aid children in the learning experience. It is a system that takes special care teaching children to read English through words that can be decoded by using phonics rules. Words that are not spelled phonetically are gradually added into the reading exercises to prevent confusion for the child. This program has proven effective for many of the children that I have taught for over ten years.

Public Speaking

I have spoken publically an average of twice a week for over twenty five years. I was also a public speaking minor in college. I have directed students in monologue for stage productions in the school where I was principal. I overcame some diction problems myself with help of teachers, so I have empathy with those who have problems that would naturally make them fearful of speaking in public.

Reading

I am trained in the Wilson Curriculum (an Orton-Gillingham based reading system). This curriculum is phonics based and breaks the English language down into very small increments. Each step in the program builds on and reviews the previous step. I use this program as a frame work to give children a good grounding in phoneme and word recognition. I now have fourteen years of experience in tutoring language arts to learning disabled children. Also, I have been the principal of a Christian school where I also tutored children in reading comprehension.

World History

Bachelors degree in history. Years of tutoring history.

Bob Jones University

Education

Bob Jones University

Excellent

Mark was very kind and patient. He is an upstanding moral man. There are so many different types of people you meet in life and many that you wont remember. We will remember Mark always, if we come for another class or not. What sets Mark apart from most is that even though he is not mainstream and is very devout Christian he does not judge at all. Mark takes his job very seriously and he did

— Valerie, Enoree, SC on 4/18/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 15 miles of Greenville, SC 29601.