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Mark F.

Racine, WI


Experienced Study Skills & Test PREP Tutor

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Background check passed as of 2/25/15
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DeVry University
Business Management
Keller Graduate School of Management


DeVry University (Business Management)

Keller Graduate School of Management (MBA)

About Mark

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Effective time management skills help students prepare themselves for the challenges of school life. Regardless of academic level, students can benefit from a well thought out plan that help's them meet the demands of school, work, and that ever important social life... better known as "me time".

Knowledge of exam requirements is critical! It is difficult to walk into the ACT / SAT, ASVAB, or GED without practice as all exams are uniquely designed to meet certain objectives. Maximize your effectiveness by creating and implementing a study plan 6-9 months in advance of sitting these types of exams. As your tutor, I will assist you by designing a blended package of review and instruction.

My goal is simple: thoroughly prepare my students for any exam or class. I will use a variety of teaching strategies to enhance your understanding. Most importantly, I am always searching for efficient and effective ways of advancing you forward towards your goals.

About me: I am a husband, father, grandfather, military veteran, & Six Sigma Black Belt Process Improvement Specialist. If I can be of any help to you, please send me a message to set up a meet and greet. Have a great learning day!
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Effective time management skills help students prepare themselves for the challenges of school life. Regardless of academic level, students can benefit from a well thought out plan that help's them meet the demands of school, work, and that ever
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- Wendy, Racine, WI on 2/25/14

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- William, Racine, WI on 4/14/13

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Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Study Skills
Test Preparation:

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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is used by the military services to determine if a candidate is qualified to enlist in the armed services.

The ASVAB has 10 tests. Scores from four of the tests:

Word Knowledge (WK)
Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
Mathematics Knowledge (MK)

These are combined to compute your score on what is referred to as the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). Scores on the AFQT are used to determine eligibility for enlistment. Scores on all of the ASVAB tests are used to determine the best job for a candidate in the military.

Preparation Time: In my experience with tutoring students, it takes an average of 4-6 months to properly prepare for this exam. I recommend 20-28 hours per week of study, partcularly in the four major domains listed above. There is a fair amount of pressure as the subject areas are timed.


I possess over 20 years of leading fitness sessions in a military environment. I attended and graduated from the Navy's elite Recruit Division Commnader's Drill Instructor's course, earning a certification to lead navy recruits and students through daily approved fitness improvement program, nutrition and hydration requirements.


The Tests of General Education Development, or GED Tests, are standardized tests that measure skills required of high school graduates. The ultimate goal in passing these exams is a certificate that is equivalent to a high school diploma. A GED certificate can be useful for gaining admission to college, for obtaining certain vocational licenses, or for finding employment in the many types of jobs that require a high school diploma or its equivalent.

The GED consists of five tests that cover a different component of standard high school curriculum.

The Language Arts, Writing Test includes two parts. Part I consists of 50 multiple choice questions and is essentially an editing test. What this means is that you will be examining brief selections of text in order to identify and fix problems in grammar, sentence structure, writing mechanics (use of commas and capitalization of proper nouns), and document organization. Part I also tests on the use of homonyms (words that sound alike but are spelled differently.
During Part II of the Language Arts, Writing Test, you will plan and compose a handwritten essay. This part of the test is designed to measure your ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

The Social Studies Test is designed to measure your ability to understand, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and apply a variety of social studies concepts. The content areas covered on the test are U.S. history, world history, civics and government, economics, and geography.

The Science Test gauges ability to understand, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and apply basic high school science concepts. Areas covered include life science (biology), earth and space science, and physical science (chemistry and physics).

The Language Arts, Reading Test

The Reading Test measures ability to understand, analyze, and draw reasonable inferences from reading material.

The Mathematics Test
Mathematics Test questions cover the basic math concepts and skills taught in high school, including operations on numbers; number forms, relationships, and patterns; elementary statistics and probability; algebra and functions; geometry (including coordinate geometry) and measurement; and basic trigonometry. Some questions are based on visuals such as geometry figures and data presented in graphical format (tables, charts, and graphs).

The test is comprehensive; I highly recommend a study program 4-6 months in duration that includes practice exams.

Study Skills

I have worked with many students that chose the armed services as a career. Many were fresh out of high school. As anyone can imagine, study skills and organization are primary areas of emphasis. Learning to take impact notes while reducing fluff words significantly enhances opportunities to excel in just about any subject. I tell all my clients to focus on what is being asked of them. This means read for purpose and invest in themselves by dedicating hours outside of the classroom. Where do I come in as a tutor? I will help you narrow your focus to the immediate subject and provide meaningful content. I have coached students to success by providing sustainable lifestyle adaption solutions.

As a Certified Professional Instructor; I teach my students methods used by the College Board to prepare for a class, or exam, routine establishment, listening, reading and note taking techniques.

Staying motivated to succeed in school can become difficult for any person in this day and age. With so many activities available in addition to your academic obligations, it is easy to become overwhelmed.


The TOEFL tests an individual's ability to use and understand English in an academic setting. The exam was developed to address the problem of ensuring English language proficiency for non-native speakers wishing to study at U.S. universities. It has become an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, licensing bodies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test.

The exam consists of the following areas:


The Reading section consists of 3–5 passages, each approximately 700 words in length and questions about the passages. The passages are on academic topics; they are the kind of material that might be found in an undergraduate university textbook.


The Listening section consists of six passages 3–5 minutes in length and questions about the passages. These passages include two student conversations and four academic lectures or discussions. Each conversation and lecture stimulus is heard only once. The questions are meant to measure the ability to understand main ideas, important details, implications, relationships between ideas, organization of information, speaker purpose and speaker attitude.


The Speaking section consists of six tasks: two independent tasks and four integrated tasks. In the two independent tasks, test-takers answer opinion questions on familiar topics. They are evaluated on their ability to speak spontaneously and convey their ideas clearly and coherently.

4. Writing

The Writing section measures a test taker's ability to write in an academic setting and consists of two tasks: one integrated task and one independent task. In the integrated task, test-takers read a passage on an academic topic and then listen to a speaker discuss the same topic. A summary will be written about the important points in the listening passage and explain how these relate to the key points of the reading passage.

The guidance here is simple. Study 4-6 months in advance of the exam. I will provide meaningful content and exams in order to prepare you for the real thing.


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B.S in Management

DeVry University
Business Management
Keller Graduate School of Management


DeVry University (Business Management)

Keller Graduate School of Management (MBA)

Super Tutor! — Mark has been working with my son for a couple of sessions now and already my son is showing signs of having more confidence in himself. He has gotten 4 A+'s on his last 4 assignments. Mark is a very respectful young man with great regard for children and what makes them tick. My son thinks the world of him and he has given my son the tools to believe in himself. That is no small feat and I would ...

— Wendy, Racine, WI on 2/25/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

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Mark will travel within 40 miles of Racine, WI 53406.

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