Nursing / Med School News and NCLEX / MCAT Strategy

Mark Skoskiewicz

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 before creating MyGuru in 2009 while earning his MBA at Northwestern Kellogg to make it easier for parents and students to find high quality yet affordable tutors. While Mark wants MyGuru to always be known as a source for excellent tutors, we also aim to be a thought leader on how to improve academic performance through shifts in mindset, well-defined study plans, improved study habits, and even stress reduction strategies. Mark believes these ideas are a powerful, critical complement to working with an expert private tutor. Mark currently shares insights, advice, and information about how to improve academic performance in MyGuru’s improving academic performance blog and in an eBook Plan, Prepare, Perform: A Personalized Approach to Test Preparation.

Recent Posts

5 Tips for Becoming a Nurse

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on June 21, 2021 11:42:39 PM CDT

The United States is experiencing a significant shortage of nurses. According to a May 2021 report in Nurse Journal, nurses — one of healthcare’s most important roles — nurses ranked as the third most in-demand job in the United States. 

Read More

The Key to Passing the NCLEX? Critical Thinking

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on February 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM CST

The NCLEX is one of the most stressful standardized exams around. While the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GMAT are extremely important exams that heavily influence one’s chances of admission to college or graduate school, they are one of many factors that are considered in the admissions process. The NCLEX is different. It functions as a true gatekeeper. If you don’t pass, there are no other factors that can help you move forward with your career as a nurse. Being a nurse requires passing the NCLEX. Failure means you must take a deep breath, return to your studies, and try again at some point soon. This is, of course, a stressful proposition that all future nurses would like to avoid.

Read More

Tags: NCLEX, nclex prep, nclex study tips, NCLEX practice questions, NCLEX exam, NCLEX tutor

Passing the NCLEX

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on May 13, 2017 12:42:41 PM CDT

Passing the NCLEX is vital to your nursing career. How do you know if you are prepared to answer these complex questions so you can get on with your nursing career? There are several things to keep in mind. Let’s check to see if you are ready to test.

Read More

Welcome to our new NCLEX & Nursing School blog!

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on December 16, 2016 12:01:08 PM CST

Blog article coming soon! Read More

Two Keys to Passing the NCLEX

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on November 26, 2012 3:43:00 AM CST

Passing the NCLEX is your last step towards becoming a nurse.  For some students, it’s an easy task that comes naturally, while others struggle to “crack” what can be a very tricky test.  There are two major reasons why passing the NCLEX can be tricky, and why people often turn to NCLEX prep classes or NCLEX tutors to help them pass:

Read More

Tags: News, Computer Adaptive Test, NCLEX