Mark Gregory

Mark G.

Makawao, HI
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About

Mark passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Mark delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 1+

Teaching since:
April 2005

Hey everybody! Hola and Ni Hao. My name is Mark and I'm an Organic Farmer 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 in Maui, Hawaii (Makawao) 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

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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

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

Photos & Videos

My host site in Peru! I show up at about 6 min 40 seconds teaching my surf class to some kids from town.
Just Saying, "Hey!"
Road Trip through Western U.S. for 30th birthday

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Reuniting with my Peruvian host family after 4 years!

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Zion

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Photo by Mark G.

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17 Reviews

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louie Feb 18, 2017
English · Online

Xu Jun 30, 2016
English · Online

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.

Chau N. Apr 21, 2016
English · In studio

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

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

First lesson went great.

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.

Jacquelyn H. Oct 30, 2015
Spanish · In home

Great experience!

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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Asuka Aug 8, 2015
ESL · In home

Mark is a very good teacher! I recently came to the United States and have been studying with Mark for about a month now. My listening comprehension has a lot of room for improvement, but I have no problem understanding Mark because he speaks clearly and has experience teaching English to foreigners. His teaching methods are very effective.

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Brian Aug 8, 2015
Spanish · In home

Mark is very good at simplifying and explaining difficult concepts. He also does a great job identifying individual learning styles and tailoring his lessons in a manner that is conducive to fast improvement for each student. His outgoing personality makes the learning process fun and I would highly recommend him as an instructor.

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Mark Aug 6, 2015
Spanish · Online

He was the best teacher I've had! I was lucky to come across his profile. His knowledge and diversity of the Spanish language gave me a new and exciting way to understand and learn. Thank you Mark, you have truly helped me take my Spanish to the next level!

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Carrie Jul 14, 2015
Spanish · In studio

Mark is really helpful and patient and works through a variety of material to help me elevate my Spanish to the next level (conditional, subjunctive, idioms, etc). Using lessons, songs, textbooks and other types of content helps keep things interesting :)

JD D. Jul 14, 2015
Spanish · Online

Mark is an excellent teacher! He custom-tailored the lessons to my abilities and interests instead of just cramming his methods down my throat. He makes learning language fun. I can't wait for my next lesson!

Dave Jul 4, 2015
Spanish · In studio

Great teacher!

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