Hi, I'm Mark and I'd look forward to tutoring you! Here's my educational and teaching experience: I have an M.A. in Philosophy from Binghamton University, an M.A. in psychology from New School University and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in philosophy and psychology from Union Institute & University. I've taught courses in Philosophy and Psychology, for over seven years, at several universities, including Binghamton University, Broome Community College, Kaplan University (online), Grantham Uni... [more]
I believe in the Berlitz method, which has the student utilize English to the greatest extent during the lessons. In other words, there is less time devoted to grammar and more time devoted to simply having the student engage in conversation. The dialogue can be on subjects of interest to the student, anything from baseball to computers. When I utilize this method, rapid gains are made in language ability.
I believe that a student can improve his or her ability on reading exams, such as the SAT, by learning to ask the right questions. For example, one such question is, "What is the author's point in this passage." Utilizing this method, rapid gains can be made and the student can obtain a very high score.