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Mastering It with Mark - SAT/ACT / Math/English
Mastering It with Mark - SAT/ACT / Math/English

Mastering It with Mark - SAT/ACT / Math/English

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Introduction: Booking now for test prep lessons over the summer! Contact now to grab a spot on my calendar. With my one-on-one focused lessons and my well-rounded background, I help with math, from algebra and geometry through trigonometry and pre-calculus, and with English, from grammar and sentence structure to essay writing and rhetorical analysis. I am Mark McGovern, and I am passionate about learning and teaching! I hold a bachelor's degree in English and have a strong background in math, but more importantly, I love making sure my students understand what I am teaching them. I make sure to take the time and explain the concepts in various ways to ensure that my students know what they need to know (and then some). I am now booking appointments for ACT & SAT preparation as well as Math & English tutoring!
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7 years in business

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Jan - Jun

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Angelina N.

Math Tutoring

Mark is awesome! He is super professional and flexible-always punctual and able to accommodate to your preferred schedule. He delivers quality and takes complicated topics and teaches them in simpler ways to allow deeper understanding. I learned a lot from Mark and he helped me get through my class with ease. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for excellent math tutoring.
Feb 12, 2021
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Orly S.

Test Prep Services

Mark is an awesome tutor!! He’s helped me a TON with the math section of the ACT. I feel way more confident going into the test now that we’ve been working together. He’s always early to meetings and really cares about his students, and he’s great at explaining/teaching every problem.
Mastering It with Mark - SAT/ACT / Math/English's reply
Thank you so much, Orly! You have been a wonderful student, and I know you will do well wherever you go.
Dec 10, 2020
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Rhonda D.

Test Prep Services

Mark was great helping my daughter increase her score on the ACT. Her score went up 3 points! He also became her Math tutor and he was very patient and explained things very clearly. I would certainly use him again in the future.
Mastering It with Mark - SAT/ACT / Math/English's reply
Thank you, Rhonda! I can't wait to help more!
Sep 8, 2020
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Lyn I.

Math Tutoring

It has been a pleasure to work with Mark to schedule tutoring appointments for my son. Even better is that my son enjoys/appreciates working with Mark. He has helped him work through the pieces he needs help with and in turn his test amd quiz grades reflect the extra help. Thanks Mark!
Feb 26, 2021
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Sarah W.

Test Prep Services

Wow! We found Mark on thumbtack, and we are so pleased with our daughter Eliana’s progress in a short amount of time. He has been very helpful preparing Eliana for the SAT, and she enjoys each lesson and feels more confident and prepared. Overall, I am very impressed with how well he has been able to communicate math problem solving and test taking skills & strategies to her. He even was able to help her with her college essay. We are looking forward to seeing how she improves the next time she takes the SAT. Thanks Mark!
Mastering It with Mark - SAT/ACT / Math/English's reply
Thank you, Sarah! Eliana is wonderful to work with, and I know she'll do well in college and being.
Oct 27, 2020
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Mark Mcgovern

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My quoted rate is normally for a one-hour session. Some students benefit from 90-minute sessions or two-hour sessions instead, and we can facilitate that easily. I generally work on a no-obligation basis. I do not require a certain number of sessions to be pre-paid; however, if you would like to pre-pay for future sessions, we can work out a discounted rate for that.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For Math students, I like to take a look at some of the more recent work they have done so I can determine how well they understand it. The parts they got wrong and the parts they got right are useful for this. I can determine their level of understanding, whether they got the actual answer right or wrong, by hearing them work through the problem or issue. Many times, a student will get the right answer without truly understanding why it's right, and I can help them with that. With ACT/SAT students, if they have taken the exam previously, we can look at the previous results and determine where the most help is needed. If they have not taken the exam, we can do a practice test to get a feel for where help is needed most.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I hold a bachelor's degree from Georgia State University in English with a concentration in rhetoric & composition. Previously, I was in a math-heavy program in the Navy and majored in engineering in college. I went through all the math classes for my engineering degree, up to Calculus 3, before deciding to switch gears and go for an English degree instead. My mix of training and real-world experience makes it enjoyable for me to help students with a variety of subjects, including college-prep exams like the ACT and SAT.

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