Mark Skoskiewicz holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a Major in Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, (he received additional minors in Philosophy and History). At IU, Mark was an undergraduate economics instructor teaching supplemental small group sessions for the department’s introductory economics course. During his junior and senior years, he was a private economics, finance, and accounting tutor.
After Indiana, Mark spent 8 years working for Marakon Associates, a boutique strategy consultant firm that works with Fortune 500 clients to help them address their most complex and important issues (i.e., identifying the most attractive customer segments, evaluating major opportunities to enter new markets, launch new products, or acquire other companies, etc.).
Mark founded MyGuru in 2009 to make it easier for parents and students to find high quality yet affordable tutors and prepare for tests like the SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. His belief was that while there are hundreds of tutoring options and many web-sites offering to connect students to tutors, it still wasn’t easy to find a great tutor at an affordable price, who would help build core academic skills, through a transparent process where prices, session objectives, and overall expectations for the tutoring relationship were clearly defined.
Mark has also recently completed two massive open online courses (MOOCs), one from the University of California at San Diego called Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help you Master Tough Subjects, where he earned a certificate of completion with distinction. He also recently completed University of California Berkeley's - The Science of Happiness and has received professional development Growth Mindset training. He has been featured on Fox News 32 Good Day Chicago and the popular blog the College Solution.