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Mark M.

Experienced Multidisciplinary Tutor

Experienced Multidisciplinary Tutor

$60/hour

  • 1,040 hours tutoring

  • Onancock, VA 23417

About Mark


Bio

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Robert Louis Stevenson said, "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

SAT/ACT/PSAT/GRE/GMAT/Praxis/SSAT/LSAT/GED/MCAT/ASVAB/ESL/ESOL/TOEFL/TEAS/HSA

*Proven track record boosting test scores and class/course grades.

*I strive to master best practices for individual student achievement!

Hello!

I welcome the opportunity to guide, mentor, tutor...

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Robert Louis Stevenson said, "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

SAT/ACT/PSAT/GRE/GMAT/Praxis/SSAT/LSAT/GED/MCAT/ASVAB/ESL/ESOL/TOEFL/TEAS/HSA

*Proven track record boosting test scores and class/course grades.

*I strive to master best practices for individual student achievement!

Hello!

I welcome the opportunity to guide, mentor, tutor students in the sciences, mathematics, business, and music, at all levels. I taught at at the university level, both under-grad and graduate courses, for many years. I am great at assessing a student's skills and assisting in the development of career objectives coupled to educational goals. This approach helps motivate the focus and energy needed for success at one's personal endeavors. I am happy to provide more information on my teaching methods and abilities to help students with a variety of challenges.

Best,

Mark M., PhD

Education
PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware
MS Biotechnology- Biochemistry, Johns Hopkins University
MS Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware
MAT Teaching/Mathematics, University of Maryland University College
MAS Business and Finance, Johns Hopkins University
BA Physics and Music, Franklin and Marshall College

"Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin


Education

Franklin and Marshall College
Physics, Music
University of Delaware
PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Online tutoring rates are available for less than my standard hourly rate. Please inquire!
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Onancock, VA 23417
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/1/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I completed a graduate business degree in the 1980s at Johns Hopkins University. More than a decade later I was asked to write the curriculum for an MBA program forming at a private liberal arts college, and I served for several years as the director of that program. This academic business experience served me well in both industrial and government roles, as I applied a variety of business skills in the workplace. I taught business courses for years at the graduate university level. During that time I consulted for various business entities, writing business plans, assisting in venture capital presentations, and serving on five start-up ventures. My diverse business experience lends itself nicely in the teaching and tutoring of business subjects.
Career Development,

Career Development

I assist students from high school through college graduate levels in resume and CV preparation, writing cover letters, interviewing skills, and career counseling. I also assist in identification of graduate degree programs most suitable for individual goals and career aspirations. As a life mentor/coach I find that "another set of eyes" on the process proves quite beneficial for personal goal setting and career planning. I also advise student athletes preparing to participate in NCAA-governed sports in college.
Law,

Law

My services include review and evaluation of patents and intellectual property, especially as this applies to business strategies for market position, business valuation, and protection of processes and inventions. I also studied property law, constitutional law, torts, civil procedure, contracts, and legal methods and reasoning. While not a practicing attorney, I consult regularly with a variety of government agencies, businesses (including start-up ventures), and individuals requiring assistance in these matters.
Marketing,

Marketing

Several of my prior professional positions were in business development and marketing. As part of my graduate business degree I studied marketing management methodologies. I successfully applied these techniques in the operation of a defense contracting firm which I ran for several years, and in running several venture capital-based start-up companies. I also owned a marketing communications company and taught marketing management in an MBA program for a few years.
GMAT, GRE, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I completed a graduate business degree in the 1980s at Johns Hopkins University. More than a decade later I was asked to write the curriculum for an MBA program forming at a private liberal arts college, and I served for several years as the director of that program. This academic business experience served me well in both industrial and government roles, as I applied a variety of business skills in the workplace. I taught business courses for years at the graduate university level. During that time I consulted for various business entities, writing business plans, assisting in venture capital presentations, and serving on five start-up ventures. My diverse business experience lends itself nicely in the teaching and tutoring of business subjects.
Career Development,

Career Development

I assist students from high school through college graduate levels in resume and CV preparation, writing cover letters, interviewing skills, and career counseling. I also assist in identification of graduate degree programs most suitable for individual goals and career aspirations. As a life mentor/coach I find that "another set of eyes" on the process proves quite beneficial for personal goal setting and career planning. I also advise student athletes preparing to participate in NCAA-governed sports in college.
Law,

Law

My services include review and evaluation of patents and intellectual property, especially as this applies to business strategies for market position, business valuation, and protection of processes and inventions. I also studied property law, constitutional law, torts, civil procedure, contracts, and legal methods and reasoning. While not a practicing attorney, I consult regularly with a variety of government agencies, businesses (including start-up ventures), and individuals requiring assistance in these matters.
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy the opportunity to tutor at the K-6th grade levels and to create an excitement and interest in math, science as well as reading and writing. I am test-certified in elementary math, science, reading, spelling, and vocabulary; and I also tutor study skills, organization, and planning for K-6th grade students. Much of my experience with K-6th was in teaching music theory and performance skills. This was extended to teaching students with attention disorders, allowing them to focus on the achievement of musical competency.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I can assist students with study skills, class preparation, note taking, review and reinforcement, organization, and cognitive processes. I studied emotional intelligence quotients and developed innovative teaching methods which I applied to special needs students and their learning to play keyboard instruments. I also studied neuroscience and the development of cognitive processes, long-term potentiation, and the biochemistry of memory.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy the opportunity to tutor at the K-6th grade levels and to create an excitement and interest in math, science as well as reading and writing. I am test-certified in elementary math, science, reading, spelling, and vocabulary; and I also tutor study skills, organization, and planning for K-6th grade students. Much of my experience with K-6th was in teaching music theory and performance skills. This was extended to teaching students with attention disorders, allowing them to focus on the achievement of musical competency.
Piano,

Piano

I performed professionally on the piano and organ for 32 years in a variety of combos, bands, and as a solo performer. I also taught piano lessons in a studio for several years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I can assist students with study skills, class preparation, note taking, review and reinforcement, organization, and cognitive processes. I studied emotional intelligence quotients and developed innovative teaching methods which I applied to special needs students and their learning to play keyboard instruments. I also studied neuroscience and the development of cognitive processes, long-term potentiation, and the biochemistry of memory.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Statistics, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

After completing a physics degree I attended graduate school to obtain both the MS and PhD in electrical engineering. My emphasis evolved from solid state physics, to integrated optics and magnetics, and finally to semiconductor devices and materials. My initial research involved ion implantation of semiconductors. I then focused on magnetic memory devices and optical computing. I published two books describing the diversity of applied optics in the field of electrical engineering. I am qualified to teach a wide variety of electrical engineering disciplines. In fact, my tutoring and teaching experience includes 19 different courses in the field of electrical engineering.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy the opportunity to tutor at the K-6th grade levels and to create an excitement and interest in math, science as well as reading and writing. I am test-certified in elementary math, science, reading, spelling, and vocabulary; and I also tutor study skills, organization, and planning for K-6th grade students. Much of my experience with K-6th was in teaching music theory and performance skills. This was extended to teaching students with attention disorders, allowing them to focus on the achievement of musical competency.
Piano,

Piano

I performed professionally on the piano and organ for 32 years in a variety of combos, bands, and as a solo performer. I also taught piano lessons in a studio for several years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I can assist students with study skills, class preparation, note taking, review and reinforcement, organization, and cognitive processes. I studied emotional intelligence quotients and developed innovative teaching methods which I applied to special needs students and their learning to play keyboard instruments. I also studied neuroscience and the development of cognitive processes, long-term potentiation, and the biochemistry of memory.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Music

General Music,

General Music

I've been tutoring music for years. This included private piano lessons, music production of demo tapes for college applications, songwriting, and music theory training. After completing the courses for a BA in music, and in between other graduate studies, I studied jazz composition at the University of Delaware. During that time I toured with an organ combo, performing six nights per week, all over the country. I also performed in a wide variety of venues in 17 countries. I broadened my musical experiences by writing orchestrations for a Boston-based theater group. One of our productions was performed off-Broadway in New York as well. I consulted for Time Warner and assisted in their first offerings of MIDI sequences on the internet. I then completed a recording technology program and operated a home studio based on orchestral sampling, MIDI sequences, and performance-oriented arranging of jazz and popular music. My diversity of musical experience lends itself quite nicely in my music teaching and tutoring endeavors. It led to my developing, for liberal arts curricula, a course addressing the "physics of music". So I welcome the opportunity to assist musicians at all levels in their creative endeavors.
Piano,

Piano

I performed professionally on the piano and organ for 32 years in a variety of combos, bands, and as a solo performer. I also taught piano lessons in a studio for several years.
Music Theory

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a former director of an MBA program, I counseled lots of students applying for graduate school. Recently I've also been tutoring through WyzAnt, helping students prepare college application essays, resumes and CVs, and identifying the right schools for their interests. I would very much like to do more of this type of tutoring, as those processes are very important to a student's future.
Law,

Law

My services include review and evaluation of patents and intellectual property, especially as this applies to business strategies for market position, business valuation, and protection of processes and inventions. I also studied property law, constitutional law, torts, civil procedure, contracts, and legal methods and reasoning. While not a practicing attorney, I consult regularly with a variety of government agencies, businesses (including start-up ventures), and individuals requiring assistance in these matters.
Marketing,

Marketing

Several of my prior professional positions were in business development and marketing. As part of my graduate business degree I studied marketing management methodologies. I successfully applied these techniques in the operation of a defense contracting firm which I ran for several years, and in running several venture capital-based start-up companies. I also owned a marketing communications company and taught marketing management in an MBA program for a few years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I can assist students with study skills, class preparation, note taking, review and reinforcement, organization, and cognitive processes. I studied emotional intelligence quotients and developed innovative teaching methods which I applied to special needs students and their learning to play keyboard instruments. I also studied neuroscience and the development of cognitive processes, long-term potentiation, and the biochemistry of memory.
ESL/ESOL, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Science

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

After completing a physics degree I attended graduate school to obtain both the MS and PhD in electrical engineering. My emphasis evolved from solid state physics, to integrated optics and magnetics, and finally to semiconductor devices and materials. My initial research involved ion implantation of semiconductors. I then focused on magnetic memory devices and optical computing. I published two books describing the diversity of applied optics in the field of electrical engineering. I am qualified to teach a wide variety of electrical engineering disciplines. In fact, my tutoring and teaching experience includes 19 different courses in the field of electrical engineering.
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Physical Science, Physics

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I can assist students with study skills, class preparation, note taking, review and reinforcement, organization, and cognitive processes. I studied emotional intelligence quotients and developed innovative teaching methods which I applied to special needs students and their learning to play keyboard instruments. I also studied neuroscience and the development of cognitive processes, long-term potentiation, and the biochemistry of memory.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy the opportunity to tutor at the K-6th grade levels and to create an excitement and interest in math, science as well as reading and writing. I am test-certified in elementary math, science, reading, spelling, and vocabulary; and I also tutor study skills, organization, and planning for K-6th grade students. Much of my experience with K-6th was in teaching music theory and performance skills. This was extended to teaching students with attention disorders, allowing them to focus on the achievement of musical competency.
Piano,

Piano

I performed professionally on the piano and organ for 32 years in a variety of combos, bands, and as a solo performer. I also taught piano lessons in a studio for several years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I can assist students with study skills, class preparation, note taking, review and reinforcement, organization, and cognitive processes. I studied emotional intelligence quotients and developed innovative teaching methods which I applied to special needs students and their learning to play keyboard instruments. I also studied neuroscience and the development of cognitive processes, long-term potentiation, and the biochemistry of memory.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is used to qualify you for military service, and for military specialties and programs. It covers general science, mathematics, knowledge of words, paragraph comprehension, electronics, automotive and shop, mechanical comprehension, and assembling objects. My review course is designed to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and to help you improve your abilities in any areas needed, to equip you to perform at your highest level of achievement. I cover test-taking techniques, problem solving methodologies, and best practices for success. We do lots of practice problems so you become completely familiar with the test format, putting you at ease on test day. We begin with some diagnostic exercises to assess your areas of strength. Then we discuss and practice ways to improve your performance on each section of the test. I combine subject matter discussions with practice questions and immediate feedback to maximize the efficiency of the learning process. Then I administer previous tests to allow us to identify which areas require fine tuning, and we review that material in more detail. Finally, you're ready to ACE the test!
Career Development,

Career Development

I assist students from high school through college graduate levels in resume and CV preparation, writing cover letters, interviewing skills, and career counseling. I also assist in identification of graduate degree programs most suitable for individual goals and career aspirations. As a life mentor/coach I find that "another set of eyes" on the process proves quite beneficial for personal goal setting and career planning. I also advise student athletes preparing to participate in NCAA-governed sports in college.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a former director of an MBA program, I counseled lots of students applying for graduate school. Recently I've also been tutoring through WyzAnt, helping students prepare college application essays, resumes and CVs, and identifying the right schools for their interests. I would very much like to do more of this type of tutoring, as those processes are very important to a student's future.
MCAT,

MCAT

I developed a comprehensive tutoring package for the MCAT, having recently tutored a student in his MCAT preparation. Having studied the pre-medical curriculum some time ago, I also took the similar dental admissions test (DAT) and scored quite well. I am familiar with all the study guides available; and my approach is to augment those guides with lots of insights of my own, as part of helping the MCAT student achieve their very best score possible. I have extensive background and degrees in physics, biochemistry, coursework in general chemistry and biochemistry, and experience in applying this material to a successful MCAT performance.
Praxis,

Praxis

Tutoring for the Praxis exams is the perfect opportunity for me to apply my multidisciplinary background to the reading, writing and mathematics skills training and Praxis test preparation requirements. I provide subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that you need for beginning teaching. I assist in identification of individual goals and matching teaching requirements for the state of MD. We begin by assessing specific exam content, test taking strategies, and problem solving methodologies, tailored to the individual's needs and required focus. Practice test questions are administered as the basis for further refinement of your specific needs. I've demonstrated significant success in tutoring for test preparation as well as improvement in scores needed for success. My one-on-one teaching and focus on individual success is based on many years of teaching experience, coupled with a firm commitment to my students' success.
TEAS,

TEAS

My content-specific tutoring skills include the TEAS test. My broad range of subject matter on which I tutor is substantiated by my multidisciplinary education, subject certifications, and student testimonial. Since the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) covers reading, math, science, English, and language usage- and since I have tutored in each of these areas- I am fully qualified and eager to help you with this exam. I provide study materials, test taking strategies, practice questions, and assessments of your progress in the preparation process. Proper preparation will ensure your ongoing success in the pursuit of a career in nursing. I look forward to assisting you in this regard! As you know by the time you face this test, there are four subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. My instructional tutoring includes practice problems to familiarize you with both the material and the format for the questions you will see on the test. I suggest individualized strategies for test taking success, pacing your work, and selecting the right answers. This is developed as I observe your problem solving and deductive skills. My extensive background in test prep is very helpful for the TEAS challenge. I have the following degrees: PhD Electrical Engineering, MS Biotechnology- Biochemistry, MS Electrical Engineering, MAS Business and Finance, BA Physics and Music.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Awesome

He significantly improves your work along with feedback. He actually teaches and seriously looks out for you like a well-wisher who wants you to do well. He will actually go out of his way to help you. I use him all the time. Wish I had found him sooner!

Usman, 16 lessons with Mark

Patient & outstanding performance

Mark has patience working with our son. He has gone above and beyond his expectations of a tutor. We drive from Crisfield to Onancock to meet Mark because of his outstanding performance.

Billie, 8 lessons with Mark

Excellent SAT Prep instructor

Mr. M is very helpful with determining my strengths and weaknesses in relation how I need to prepare for the SAT. Tonight in our session, we reviewed the Princeton Review practice drills incluiding Algebra, geomotery, trigonometry, and some pre calc.

Robby, 21 lessons with Mark

Very pleased!!

Mark directed me to your website to initialize the tutoring lessons. I am hosting a Chinese exchange student for the school year. He needed extra help, and I can see Mark is just what was needed. Already looking forward to this coming Saturday's lesson. Thank you

Jenny , 11 lessons with Mark

Excellent tutor

Went over SAT material and my daughter said he is very easy to follow. She was happy that he taught her a few "tricks" to remember solving certain equations. He is very patient, methodical and organized with all of his lessons. Highly recommended. Mark is meticulous and locates the very best resources available. The information he sent on how to study biology is the best I've ever seen, and I think it is so detailed and on spot that she will have better success on her next test. Thanks Mark!

April, 14 lessons with Mark

Very impressive

I just want to thank Mark for coming to the rescue for my son so quickly. My son was impressed with Mark's methods and really enjoyed working with him. Mark has been a pleasure to deal with and my son already is showing a better attitude towards school.

Ted, 17 lessons with Mark

Extremely Professional

My daughter worked with Mark over the past few months in preparation for the October 2013 SAT. Mark was always on time, organized, and prepared to work with her. Time was well used. As a result, she is feeling confident heading into the test.

Margaret, 5 lessons with Mark

Good tutor for higher level instruction.

My son had 11 sessions with Mark. He worked hard trying to figure out what my son's specific needs were in the area of writing. However neither of us had a firm grasp of what his needs truly were. Giving some kind of pre assessment to determine specific needs would save time, I think. I do think that Mark did well with tutoring my son on PSAT preparations. They went over many examples and discussed how the test is written and what to look for when reading the questions. My husband and I appreciate the time and effort put in by Mark to work with my son and help him. Mark genuinely cared about how he was feeling and what he was thinking about the tutoring sessions. Mark also kept me aware of what they were working on and how my son was doing within each session. Thank you, Mark.

Laure, 11 lessons with Mark

Great GRE tutor!

Mark M. was a great resource in preparing for the GRE. He was very knowledgeable about the content of the test and frequently suggested helpful test taking strategies. He allowed me to approach and talk through problems on my own but was always there with helpful feed back when I got stuck. He made studying seem less like drudging work and more like a perfectly achievable task!

Eliza, 2 lessons with Mark
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