Mark Lyon

Mark Lyon

(Head of Lyon prep, academic and admissions advisor, SAT tutor)

Mark Lyon is the founding member of Lyon Prep Academy.Although he has had many interests in his life  — from mathematics to TESOL to literature, then, finally, to college admissions counselling and test prep — though it all, hehas always been a teacher. Over the years, he has worked with children and adults, at universities, summer

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camps, international schools and private academies.  He has taught courses in freshman composition, fiction writing, world literature, modern grammar, research methods, statistics, critical reading, business writing, and English for academic purposes.  Before starting Lyon Prep, he taught  and tutored for some of the most respected test prep and college admissions companies in the industry — including The Key, Think Tank, IVYcation, and Manhattan Review. He has also taught several teacher-training courses, and, most recently, he has been working with international schools to help students from all over the world enter and succeed in American universities. He believes that a great teacher must possess the same spirit of inquiry and love for learning that he expects to foster in his students, and so he’s constantly striving to expand his knowledge and he teaching repertoire.

 

Mark specializes college admissions counselling, essay editing and consultations, and SAT preparation. Mark is also the instructor and a member of

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the host family for the Lyon Prep homestay program in Hanoi.

Stats 

*Degrees:  B.S. Math, MA TESOL,  PhD Literature degree (All but dissertation.)

*Teaching experience.  Aside from his test prep courses, Mark has also taught at three separate universities, including courses so diverse as freshman composition, fiction writing, world literature, modern grammar, research methods, statistics, critical reading, business writing, and English for academic purposes. He has also taught several teacher-training courses, and, most recently, he has begun teaching online courses, working with international schools to teach students from all over the world.

 *Official SAT scores:  800 Critical Reading, 800 Writing, 780 Math, 12/12 Essay.  (99.95 percentile. viewable here)

Services offered

Mark will be first contact when you start with Lyon Prep. He will help you develop a study and application plan and will assign the appropriate team members to work with you on the particular aspects of your program.