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Mark O.

Don't just pass the test; learn!

Don't just pass the test; learn!

$90/hour

  • 763 hours tutoring

  • Sterling, VA 20164

About Mark


Bio

I am a TJHSS&T graduate with a degree in Mathematics (minor in Chemistry and extensive course work in Physics) from Virginia Tech, and a homeschooling father with elementary-age children who test above the 90th percentile. I scored a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SAT and scored five out of five on the Advanced Placement tests for both Calculus and Chemistry.

I help children, teens, and adults prepare for challenging work, supplement class instruction, and review for tests. Most of...

I am a TJHSS&T graduate with a degree in Mathematics (minor in Chemistry and extensive course work in Physics) from Virginia Tech, and a homeschooling father with elementary-age children who test above the 90th percentile. I scored a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SAT and scored five out of five on the Advanced Placement tests for both Calculus and Chemistry.

I help children, teens, and adults prepare for challenging work, supplement class instruction, and review for tests. Most of my students have been in high school, taking Algebra II through Calculus; most of the rest have been college students. I helped a high school senior get the score he needed to graduate and a college student settle on engineering for his major and life work. I've helped pre-algebra students develop the foundational knowledge they need to succeed in higher levels. I'm inspired each time by the dedication of an adult going back to school. I helped them; let me help you.

Why should you hire me? Because I help students LEARN. I don't just help the student pass; I help you or your child really understand the material, so that the next lesson or the next course is that much easier. I ensure that each student "gets it" before we move on to the next step. I view myself not as a competitor or adversary of the primary instructor, but as a partner, coming alongside the student to bridge the gap between instruction and understanding. I use my students' textbooks and assignments, but add in the extra explanation and individual attention they require to learn and do their best.

Excess stress is not conducive to learning, so you can expect me to keep things light and throw in a joke here and there so we're both relaxed and open. Whenever necessary, I return to concepts the student already knows well, and build back up from there to establish new concepts on a solid foundation.

When you're ready to learn, drop me a line, and let's get you ready for the challenges ahead.


Education

Virginia Tech
Mathematics
University of La Verne
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $90
  • Rate details: Science is $15 less per hour. Other discounts available for scheduling weekly (or more frequent) sessions, and for scheduling long sessions.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 9 miles of Sterling, VA 20164
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/11/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

My degree in Mathematics tells you I can do calculus -- my many repeat customers (on and off WyzAnt) show that I can help YOU do calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My university degree includes a minor in Chemistry, and while most of my tutoring has been in math, I have helped several chemistry students over the past few years.
Physics,

Physics

I have over twenty hours of university physics classes under my belt.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is the hinge of mathematics. Until now, math has been about numbers and shapes, and how they relate to one another. In precalculus, we continue to use the tools that got us this far, but we start dealing with the relationships among numbers (and shapes) as things in themselves. I have a degree in mathematics and loyal clientele that I helped through precalculus and now wants my help with calculus. Are you ready to learn?
Algebra 2, Geometry

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

My degree in Mathematics tells you I can do calculus -- my many repeat customers (on and off WyzAnt) show that I can help YOU do calculus.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

My mathematics degree almost overqualifies me for this subject. I am also comfortable teaching logic and statistics, and have successfully helped students already with all the topics to be covered in a finite math class. I have written computer programs for class and for my own use, so I'm familiar with algorithms and software.
Physics,

Physics

I have over twenty hours of university physics classes under my belt.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is the hinge of mathematics. Until now, math has been about numbers and shapes, and how they relate to one another. In precalculus, we continue to use the tools that got us this far, but we start dealing with the relationships among numbers (and shapes) as things in themselves. I have a degree in mathematics and loyal clientele that I helped through precalculus and now wants my help with calculus. Are you ready to learn?
Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

My degree in Mathematics tells you I can do calculus -- my many repeat customers (on and off WyzAnt) show that I can help YOU do calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My university degree includes a minor in Chemistry, and while most of my tutoring has been in math, I have helped several chemistry students over the past few years.
Physics,

Physics

I have over twenty hours of university physics classes under my belt.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is the hinge of mathematics. Until now, math has been about numbers and shapes, and how they relate to one another. In precalculus, we continue to use the tools that got us this far, but we start dealing with the relationships among numbers (and shapes) as things in themselves. I have a degree in mathematics and loyal clientele that I helped through precalculus and now wants my help with calculus. Are you ready to learn?
Algebra 2, Geometry

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

My university degree includes a minor in Chemistry, and while most of my tutoring has been in math, I have helped several chemistry students over the past few years.
Physics

Physics

I have over twenty hours of university physics classes under my belt.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

My degree in Mathematics tells you I can do calculus -- my many repeat customers (on and off WyzAnt) show that I can help YOU do calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My university degree includes a minor in Chemistry, and while most of my tutoring has been in math, I have helped several chemistry students over the past few years.
Physics,

Physics

I have over twenty hours of university physics classes under my belt.
Algebra 2, Geometry

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (158 ratings)
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(133)
4 star
(22)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(0)
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Reviews


Very knowledgeable math and physics tutor!

Mark is very patient and is able to break complex problems and theories to an understandable level for my daughter. She is very happy with the way Mark teaches and she is performing better at school!

Shaila, 45 lessons with Mark

Grades went up up up!

Mark has been tutoring our son in AP calculus and chemistry... we saw an immediate result in his grades which continue to improve, along with our son’s self-confidence and enjoyment of the classes. Mark is a great match for our son, keep things light and real while getting the job done. Mark is flexible, reliable and easy to work with... and most importantly has removed some of the stress from our son’s junior year of high school!

Fran, 16 lessons with Mark

Great, Focused Tutoring

Mark has a good grasp on a wide range of math topics and is able to explain complex topics in an approachable manner. Mark helped my son understand some pre-calculus topics he has been struggling with and then helped him build on that understanding.

Allan, 2 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable tutor

My son was happy after Mark answered all his questions and Mark tutoring helped my son very well in his class assignments. We definitely use Mark services going forward.

Seth, 6 lessons with Mark

Excellent tutor

Mark was a great tutor with my daughter today. He was patient and explained difficult topics in a easy to understand way. We had initially scheduled a Chemistry tutoring session, but switched to Algebra II at the last minute. Thank you for your flexibility!

David, 11 lessons with Mark

Mark is Amazing!

Mark is amazing! My class has not officially started; however, Mark is preparing me for the first day of class! He went out of his way to prepare lessons that will help me during the semester.

Teresa, 16 lessons with Mark

Engineering Calculus compressed to a month as a summer class.

Mark has a clear understanding of the principles needed for my son's then upcoming Calculus test. He was able to teach him the foundation underlying the lessons in the class allowing for better understanding of the material. The class itself moves rapidly, 3 hours every day and my son missed 6 hours of class attending a wedding. Mark is catching him up nicely!

Mark, 11 lessons with Mark

Extremely knowledgeable in Calculas II

My son took a 5 week summer Calculas II class. We tried a couple of tutors before Mark, and my son didn't feel they could answer the questions quick enough. Mark definitely knew Calculas II and could always help him. Since it was a very short time frame, we were under pressure to find a tutor fast. Mark was very flexible (and affordable) with his time. Give him a try; he's worth it!

Michelle, 35 lessons with Mark

Above & Beyond.

My daughter asked for assistance with Math and Science specifically. Mark is superb in assisting her in those areas. Additionally, my daughter will sometimes throw in another subject and Mark is always willing to assist with those subjects as well.

Shawn, 12 lessons with Mark
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$90/hour

Mark O.

$90/hour

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Response time: 15 minutes