Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Mr. Mooney, author of Acing the Admissions Essay


Mr. Mooney

 Mark Mooney has been a high school English teacher since 2000, and since 2001 he has been at Tesoro High School, one of the top high schools in Southern California. He teaches AP English Language & Composition to juniors, and sophomore English. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed helping students write their college admissions essays, and has had students go onto schools such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Duke, and UCLA, but many more have gone onto schools from across the country such as SDSU, University of Michigan, Northwestern, Tufts, and the University of Oregon.

A graduate of Boston University, Mr. Mooney also holds a Master's of Education degree from National University, and prior to entering teaching, served as a U.S. Marine Corps Officer in Southern California.  Before that, he served as a U.S. Navy Journalist in the country of Spain where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Rota Coastline.