Mark Gregory

Mark G.

Makawao, HI

About Mark G.

Background check: Last verified 06/24/2016
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Mark teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: April 2005
Last sign in: 5 days ago

Overview

Hey everybody! Hola and Ni Hao. My name is Mark and I'm a social entrepreneur with an International MBA and minors in both Spanish and Mandarin. With over 20 years of foreign language study, and 10 years teaching foreign languages, I know exactly what works and what doesn't when it comes to learning a new language.

I'm currently living on Maui, Hawaii working on an organic farm and learning how to live off the land :) I have the flexibility to work with you around your schedule and will create a customized lesson plan that fits your needs. I have extensive experience teaching small to large groups as well. Make sure to send me a message to discuss group rates.

My only requirement of you is I request that my students be committed and dedicated to learning the language they choose for me to tutor. I assign homework every lesson that is very important to continuing the learning experience outside of class.

Hope to talk to you soon!

Mark

Photos and Videos

My host site in Peru! I show up at about 6 min 40 seconds teaching my surf class to some kids from town.

Experience

Organic Farm Intern

Jan 2016 - Present
Hale Akua Garden Farm

Living in a Permaculture community and responsible for daily farm tasks including: seeding, transplanting, harvesting, weeding, chicken care, and farmer's market.

Operations Shift Manager

Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Amazon

MBA Operations IT Intern

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
BMW

Project Manager for IT device replacement initiative.

MBA Finance Intern

May 2013 - Aug 2013
Gulfstream Aerospace

Worked with cross-functional team to improve efficiencies for a new and growing program.

Small Business Development Volunteer

Jun 2008 - Feb 2011
United States Peace Corps

Lived in rural communities and assisted entrepreneurs in basic to advanced business practices to ensure success.

Taught youth English, Surfing, and Accounting

Education

Global Supply Chain & Operations Management

Jun 2011 - Aug 2014
University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business

Mandarin - Chinese

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
BLCU - Beijing Language and Culture University

Finance & Real Estate

Aug 2004 - Jun 2008
University of South Carolina

Spanish

Jan 2007 - Apr 2007
Universidad Veritas

Languages Spoken

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Mandarin

Professional Proficiency

Portuguese

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

HSK Level 4

Jan 2013
HSK

Level 4/6 Mandarin proficiency.

Advanced High Spanish Language Level

Feb 2011
ACTFL

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16 Reviews on Mark G.

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Xu Jun 30, 2016
English · Online
Verified Student
Mark is a good teacher with patience and dedication, and he offered me many great tips about communicating in everyday situations. I benefited a lot from this class.
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Chau N. Apr 21, 2016
English · In studio
Verified Student
English
I had a lot of great time when learning with Mark . He is a good and patient teacher , he alway teach or helped you any topic you want to study also his explains was quite easy understand and helped my english improved .I highly recommend him.
Chau Nguyen
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DeAna R. Jan 8, 2016
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Mark is an excellent teacher! He tailors his lessons to your learning style and reason for taking lessons. He simplifies learning by making it fun using songs and talk radio. He is really personable and easily explains concepts that I found challenging when learning a language in the past. I highly recommend him!
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Bronson M. Nov 20, 2015
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson went great.
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Tim Nov 18, 2015
Spanish · Online
Spanish is a scary thing to start learning later in life. Mark has helped make learning Spanish a much less scary thing. Mark is patient and always positive. I don't worry about making mistakes in front of him and I always end up having fun with our lessons. I fully recommend Mark as an instructor.
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Ryan Nov 10, 2015
Spanish · In home
I had a great experience with Mark. His teaching style makes lessons fun which helps you to stay engaged and get the most out of every minute of your time. I would recommend him to anyone in need of learning Spanish.
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Jacquelyn H. Oct 30, 2015
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
Great experience!
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David Sep 2, 2015
Spanish · Online
Mark is a great teacher. He can teach you in most any style you would like. His method with me was to discuss actual things going on in life and have interesting conversations. He is a hard working guy who puts a lot of thought into his lesson plans. I definitely recommend him.
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John Sep 2, 2015
Spanish · In home
Mark is an excellent Spanish teacher! His guidance helped me brush up on my communication skills as I prepared for a trip to visit my company's manufacturing centers in Mexico. Mark was also very flexible and was easily able to accommodate my hectic schedule. I will definitely be utilizing Mark's services in the future!
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Adam Sep 2, 2015
Spanish · In home
Mark is as professional as they come and I am glad I selected him to be my instructor. After choosing him on this site we met several times a week for a month. I am in the hospitality industry and I had very little comprehension of Spanish. Within a month I was able to communicate effectively with my Spanish speaking staff. Great teacher, even greater person.
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