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Madison, WI

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Middlebury College
Spanish, French
Middlebury College
Master's
University of Wisconsin - Madison
PhD

Education

Middlebury College (Spanish, French)

Middlebury College (Master's)

University of Wisconsin - Madison (PhD)

About Mark

I am currently a full-time faculty member in the University of Wisconsin System, and I make time to do some tutoring as well. My interests include languages, literature, history, science, math, and theater. I also spend considerable time outdoors participating in "silent sports." I enjoy such activities as hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, and climbing.

I am a native speaker of English, born in the United States, and I have taught English at the university level. I also have extensive experience tutoring English (reading, writing, grammar, editing, proofreading) at all levels: elementary school through graduate school. I always start by individualizing a tutoring plan for each student.

This process includes the selection of materials and a discussion of general study skills and strategies for taking tests/exams. It also involves an exploration of learning styles and the best ways to take full advantage of the student's academic strengths. Also, I always emphasize the need to revisit initial plans and assumptions and the importance of making timely adjustments to the existing tutoring plan. I welcome a casual approach to communication, but I insist on strict quality control in terms of knowledge and academic standards.

I invite my prospective students to discuss with me their plans and goals before we begin scheduling the tutoring sessions. Feel free to contact me, and we can begin the conversation!
I am currently a full-time faculty member in the University of Wisconsin System, and I make time to do some tutoring as well. My interests include languages, literature, history, science, math, and theater. I also spend considerable time outdoors participating in "silent sports." I enjoy such activities as hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

A 2-hour session is $68, and a 3-hour session is $98.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Madison, WI 53711
In-person lessons
Math:
Geometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
Grammar, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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.

ACT Reading

I enjoy teaching reading, and I've developed some reliable strategies for improving reading speed and comprehension. Among other things, I focus on the close analysis of context and the strengthening of vocabulary through enhanced understanding of the principles of etymology.

Geometry

I have studied math and physics at the university level, and I have helped high school students prepare for SAT and ACT exams. Geometry is actually my favorite branch of mathematics, and I enjoy setting up original geometry problems for my students.

Writing

My experience in teaching writing includes work on short writing assignments as well as long documents required at the graduate level. I help students get off to a good start in developing the ideas (before starting a rough draft), and then I emphasize the importance of careful revision. With longer assignments, multiple stages of revision are sometimes necessary.

Middlebury College
Spanish, French
Middlebury College
Master's
University of Wisconsin - Madison
PhD

Education

Middlebury College (Spanish, French)

Middlebury College (Master's)

University of Wisconsin - Madison (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

A 2-hour session is $68, and a 3-hour session is $98.

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 40 miles of Madison, WI 53711.