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Mark

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I graduated from Reed College in Portland and then earned my Master’s in English language and literature at SUNY Binghamton in New York. My intention is to purse a PhD program and one become a professor. I believe that good communication is vital to good teaching, regardless of the subject. I have always had strong mathematical abilities, and feel that I effectively assess and convey the relevant conceptual framework needed to approach problems. Therefore my main subjects are Literature, English, and Mathematics.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, studying music, and science. I was a student of Chemistry for several years, but then I decided to pursue literature for my degrees. My favorite author is Shakespeare (I have one article about his plays accepted for publication by a British journal), but I enjoy various time periods and genres of English studies. People often tell me that my enthusiasm for the subject makes me very engaging, and I hope to share this with the students I tutor. Given my interest in good communication, I also will offer pointers for effective writing and public speaking.

Mark’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Reed College - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: SUNY Binghamton - Master of Arts, English

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1380

SAT Math: 750

GRE: 332

GRE Quantitative: 168

GRE Verbal: 164

Hobbies

Reading, Theatre, Science, Basketball, Music, Shakespeare