- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- April 2007
Mark G. is available for online lessons worldwide at any time, day or night! He is also available in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for in-home and in-studio lessons. 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 :)
Teaching English, Spanish, and Mandarin to students world-wide on the best tutoring website on Earth!
Taught 4th graders Spanish, Math, and Science in an immersion program where only Spanish was spoken.
Living in Permaculture communities and responsible for daily farm tasks including: seeding, transplanting, harvesting, weeding, chicken care, and farmer's market.
Project Manager for IT device replacement initiative.
Worked with cross-functional team to improve efficiencies for a new and growing program.
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.
Experienced Yoga Instructor Certification proving over 1,000 hours teaching experience
Online course - The links below are the two certificates received.
Level 4/6 Mandarin proficiency.
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.+ Read More
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!