Mark Gregory
Kahului, HI
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Mark Gregory

Mark G.

Kahului, HI
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With over 20 years of Spanish language study and 3+ years of living in Spanish speaking countries, I have the experience to deliver the results you want.

I know first hand the limitations of most Spanish classes taught in the United States. We learn vocabulary and how to pass a test, but we rarely practice speaking. That's why my classes focus on empowering students to shed their fear and actually speak Spanish.

Through unique lesson plans, catered to your needs, I use fun examples and memorable songs to create an environment that promotes quick and sustainable improvements to your Spanish proficiency.

See below or email me about group rates or a sample lesson plan.

About Mark G.

Mark G. is available for online lessons for students around the world! He is currently in Maui as a Yoga Instructor, and loves to teach Yoga, Languages, and Health & Wellness!

Mark has been studying languages for over 25 years and has been teaching English and Spanish as a second language for over 11 years, and has been teaching Mandarin for four years! Mark has taught English in Costa Rica, Peru, and China, and has had online students from the Phillipines, Viet Nam, and Brazil! While in Perú, working as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a local news channel interviewed Mark during one of his Surfing English classes for impoverished youth. Mark teaches all age levels and all experience levels including beginner, intermediate and advanced. His greatest accomplishment as a teacher so far was to help a student study for and pass his U.S. Citizenship Test!

Mark received a bachelor’s degree in Finance as well as an International MBA, both with multiple scholarships from the University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business. With minors in both Spanish and Mandarin, Mark has lived for four years in Latin America, and one full year in Beijing, China. He recently received a 150-hour TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Langugaes) certification from Arizone State University. Mark also taught a Spanish immersion class to 4th graders for two months earlier this year.

Although trained in standard teaching methods, Mark has developed his own method of teaching to positively enhance the student’s strengths, while simultaneously identifying and improving their weaknesses. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals! Mark adapts his teaching style to best fit each new student as well as adapting to their scheduling needs whenever possible.

Mark is also an E-RYT 200-Hour certified yoga teacher and brings the peace, harmony, and patience from yoga into his classroom setting. This helps students to let go of the fear of making mistakes and simply be themselves and flourish!

Please feel free to reach out ask me any questions you may have :)


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Marcos es un maestro bueno!

Posted Feb 20, 2019
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I took beginning Spanish from Mark. He directed me to a book on Spanish Verbs which I purchased and he was helpful in guiding me on how to study with it. I also had some Spanish correspondence which he translated for me. He has a pleasant personality and willingly answers questions. I highly recommend him.

Posted Jan 25, 2019
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Posted May 20, 2018
Maresa G.
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Mark is a very patient instructor. I learned a lot

Posted Jan 7, 2018
Eva S.
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Mark is a great teacher who personalizes each lesson!

Posted Dec 29, 2017
Jill S.
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My son was struggling in his second year of high school honors Mandarin. He had immediate improvement in his grade and confidence level once Mark began tutoring him. Mark is very reliable, flexible with scheduling, personable, and very prompt in responding to email. I highly recommend him.

Posted Dec 9, 2017
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Posted Nov 15, 2017
Christina M.
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Mark is one of the best teachers I've had. He has very modern teaching methods. Which is great for young people like myself

Posted Nov 9, 2017
Jill S.
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Posted Nov 5, 2017
Sierra C.
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I just finished 5 lessons with Mark and it was just what I needed to help me improve my speaking skills. He assigned homework each week (the reason I initially chose him) that was based on our lessons. It pushed me to grow. I found him to be quite competent, gentle with correction, and pretty funny. You'll enjoy him!

Posted Jul 28, 2017
Sierra C.
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Posted Jul 5, 2017
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Posted Feb 18, 2017
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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.

Posted Jun 30, 2016
Chau N.
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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

Posted Apr 21, 2016
DeAna R.
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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!

Posted Jan 8, 2016
Bronson M.
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First lesson went great.

Posted Nov 20, 2015
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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.

Posted Nov 18, 2015
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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.

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Jacquelyn H.
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Great experience!

Posted Oct 30, 2015
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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.

Posted Sep 2, 2015
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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!

Posted Sep 2, 2015
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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.

Posted Sep 2, 2015
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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.

Posted Aug 8, 2015
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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.

Posted Aug 8, 2015
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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!

Posted Aug 6, 2015
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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 :)

Posted Jul 14, 2015
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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!

Posted Jul 14, 2015
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Great teacher!

Posted Jul 4, 2015

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Language Tutor
Jun 2015 - Present

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Teaching English, Spanish, and Mandarin to students world-wide on the best tutoring website on Earth!

Substitute Spanish Immersion Teacher
Dec 2017 - Feb 2018

Global Village Academy

Taught 4th graders Spanish, Math, and Science in an immersion program where only Spanish was spoken.

Organic Farmer
Jan 2016 - Apr 2017

Hale Akua & Pono Grown Farms

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

Operations Shift Manager
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015


MBA Operations IT Intern
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013


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 impoverished rural communities and taught English in the local schools, as well as sustainable business practices to artisans and farmers in the area.


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

Jan 2007 - Apr 2007

Universidad Veritas



Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


150-Hour TESOL Certification
Nov 2018

Arizona State University

Online course - The links below are the two certificates received.
E-RYT 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification
Nov 2018

Yoga Alliance

Experienced Yoga Instructor Certification proving over 1,000 hours teaching experience
HSK Level 4
Jan 2013


Level 4/6 Mandarin proficiency.
Advanced High Spanish Language Level
Feb 2011



2008 Most Spirited
May 2008

University of South Carolina Cheerleading

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