- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Through fun activities, important homework assignments, and the use of music, I help students overcome their fears and start speaking Mandarin from day one!
Message me for a sample lesson plan or to discuss group rates.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- April 2007
Hola Hola! Ahora vivo en San Juan, Puerto Rico, y puedo enseñar inglés o mandarino por la isla entera.
Hey everybody! Hola and Ni Hao. My name is Mark and I'm a Language Tutor, Yoga Instructor & 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 to others, I know exactly what works and what doesn't when it comes to learning a new language.
I recently moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico and am excited to teach on the beach!
I am a certified K-12 substitute teacher in the state of Colorado, and recently taught a Spanish immersion class for 2 months in January. I have the flexibility to work with you around your schedule and will create a customized lesson plan that fits your needs and unique learning methods.
My main requirement of you as a student is to be committed and dedicated to learning the language we are studying and to work on the homework assignments I provide.
Hope to talk to you soon!
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Level 4/6 Mandarin proficiency.
Mark is a very patient instructor. I learned a lot
Mark is a great teacher who personalizes each lesson!
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.+ Read More
Mark is one of the best teachers I've had. He has very modern teaching methods. Which is great for young people like myself
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!+ Read More
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.
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.
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!+ Read More
First lesson went great.
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.+ Read More
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.
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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 :)
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!