Mark M.

Mark M.

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Certified and experienced native English teacher for all levels

Hello! My name is Mark and I am a certified and experienced english teacher from Chicago in the USA. I have been teaching english since 2011 and I have taught general, academic, and business english as well as exam preparation to a wide array of students. 

Before moving to Europe, I had attended a training course and received a TEFL Professional Certificate from the TEFL Institute in Chicago, Illinois. After finishing the training program, I moved to Dusseldorf, Germany to begin my career where I taught for one year. I was then accepted to the University of Kent (British institution) in Belgium to follow a MA program in International Relations. During my time as a student I continued teaching english and also started studying Dutch. I have been living in Belgium ever since, and it is with great pleasure that I continue to help others improve their spoken and written english language skills. I also hold the Cambridge TKT certifications for Module 1 (Background to Language Teaching) and Module 3 (Managing the Teaching and Learning Process). 

If you would like a native speaker (who is also a certified and experienced teacher) to help you improve your spoken and written english for any reason, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Cursus académique

  • diplômé de University of Kent
  • Bac Autre

Questions et Réponses

What are the downsides of biofuels ?

Anglais niveau Prépa HEC / The Environment

One of the downsides of biofuels is the fact that they are made from plants which are normally used for food production. The global demand for food is not decreasing, but if a significant amount of plants such as corn and soy are diverted to biofuel production, it can have a negative impact on the supply of these edible goods.

Has global warming any visible effects yet ? Such as ?

Anglais niveau Prépa HEC / The Environment

One of the effects of climate change that you can already see it the increasing occurrence of droughts in many parts of the world. Take the example of Lake Lutende in Zambia. Until a major drought hit the region in 1996, the lake had been a popular tourist destination. In 1996, a major drought occurred and caused the lake to dry up. For a while, the locals used the lake-bed to grow crops, but after further drought, it was no longer possible. Over the course of several years, the local community lost its source of foreign income, fish, and farm land.

Is global warming an economic issue ?

Anglais niveau Prépa HEC / The Environment

Yes, climate change has enormous economic implications. One example of this is the phenomenon of "climate refugees." These are migrants who are forced to leave their communities because of the disastrous effects of climate change. Naturally, this will have a huge impact on the communities that these people leave behind as each individual is a part of the local economy. Nearly every person is a consumer and most individuals are also contributors to the local economy by providing goods and/or labor. Not only will the effects be felt on the regions of emigration, they will also have profound implications for the economies in the regions of immigration, for example, an increase in the size of the workforce and the number of consumers.

Quels sont les verbes qui peuvent être suivis indifférement de l'infinitif ou du gérondif ?

Anglais niveau Lycée / Les constructions verbe + verbe

How I understand this question: which verbs can be followed by a gerund or infinitive form with no change in meaning? My response: There are a limited number of verbs which can be followed by either an infinitive verb or a verb in gerund form with no change in the meaning of the phrase. These verbs include: start, begin, love, like, hate, continue, prefer, propose. You should note that although these verbs can be followed by either form, there is a tendency for native speakers to avoid using two verbs that both end with "ing." For example, it would be strange if I tell a friend back in the USA that "I am continuing teaching English." In this case, the natural sentence would be "I am continuing to teach English."

Is the US a classless country ?

Anglais niveau Prépa HEC / Frequently asked questions

No, the USA is not a classless country. Let's take a look at the GINI Index, which gives a numerical value to the distribution of wealth in an economy (a value of 100 indicates "perfect inequality"). We can see that the USA has a relatively high value (41.1 for 2011-2015). If we compare that figure to industrialized countries in Europe, we can see that the USA generally has a much less equal distribution of wealth. Take the Scandanavian counties and you can see that they do not even reach a value of 30. Source: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GINI

Matières enseignées et méthodologie

Anglais niveau Collège

I deliver most of my lessons based on the communicative approach to language learning. This means that my students learn by speaking, writing, and interacting in the english language. When necessary, I can also help students with difficult grammar points by providing an explanation and many examples.

Anglais niveau Lycée

I deliver most of my lessons based on the communicative approach to language learning. This means that my students learn by speaking, writing, and interacting in the english language. When necessary, I can also help students with difficult grammar points by providing an explanation and many examples.

Anglais niveau Prépa HEC

Exam preparation is based on official preparation materials.

Anglais niveau Formation Professionnelle

Professional english language training is based on the needs of the participant. Task-based learning is my prefered method for helping you to achieve your goals as efficiently as possible. I will probably also ask you to complete a minimal amount of homework.

CAE - Cambridge English Advanced niveau Test de langue étrangère

Exam preparation is based on official preparation materials.

FCE - Cambridge English First niveau Test de langue étrangère

Exam preparation is based on official preparation materials.

Préparation au TOEFL niveau Test de langue étrangère

Exam preparation is based on official preparation materials.

Préparation au TOEIC niveau Test de langue étrangère

Exam preparation is based on official preparation materials.

Collège

Lycée

Prépa HEC

Prépas Scientifiques

Formation Professionnelle

Prépas Littéraires B/L

BCPST

Prépas Littéraires A/L

Test de langue étrangère




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