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Melinda S.

Gilbert, AZ

$40/hr

Mrs. L Experienced and creative tutor. Gifted endorsed.

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I have been a teacher for 10 years and I love to teach. I have taught core knowledge for 2 years, Saxon, Treasures and some Singapore Math. I taught gifted students for six years grades 4th - 6th at Paradise Education Center.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. I followed that route until I decided to substitute as a teacher and fell in love with it. At age 49 I attended the University of Phoenix and received a teaching certificate. My current certificate does not expire until 2016. In 2005 I received a gifted endorsement from UOP and in 2006 I returned to UOP to get a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction which is current until 2016.
I look forward to working with your child.

Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

American History

I absolutely LOVE American History. When you see what is going on in the world, it is always nice to reflect on our roots and how we are the longest standing government in the world. This is because our forefathers took risks that, in some cases, cost them their lives, just to stand up for what they believe in: Freedom.

Elementary Math

For 13 years I taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in math as well as other subjects. I work on finding the most challenging and fun way to keep each child interested.

Grammar

Grammar is a subject that can be a nightmare for any child. I create fun games incorporating critical thinking into the mixture. I love to play games and I have a variety of resources that will keep your child focused and excited about learning.

Reading

Reading is the best instrument we have for learning. Always keep your mind active by reading. Concepts of reading can be challenging sometimes but, with my help, your child will benefit through games, great stories to read and critical thinking tools. I have 6 years experience in teaching gifted students in a self contained environment. I can offer fun and exciting book reports, creative writing, presentation skills, and Blooms Taxonomy.

Social Studies

I have taught social studies to Intermediate Elementary for 12 years. My passion is the American Revolution and Civil war era. I create fun and academically strong lessons that creates total learning.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is something that can be challenging or invigorating. I have a program using vocabulary they often find in the stories they read and I have always encouraged my students to repeat the definition or look it up in their filebox which hold all of their vocabulary words they have learned throughout the year. The program incorporates Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentences,Definitions, Spelling, and Missing Words. Children always love to feel smarter!

Mahhattan College
Business Management
University of Phoenix-
Other
UOP
Master's

Education

Mahhattan College (Business Management )

University of Phoenix- (Other)

UOP (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melinda will travel within 20 miles of Gilbert, AZ 85297.


About Melinda

I have been a teacher for 10 years and I love to teach. I have taught core knowledge for 2 years, Saxon, Treasures and some Singapore Math. I taught gifted students for six years grades 4th - 6th at Paradise Education Center.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. I followed that route until I decided to substitute as a teacher and fell in love with it. At age 49 I attended the University of Phoenix and received a teaching certificate. My current certificate does not expire until 2016. In 2005 I received a gifted endorsement from UOP and in 2006 I returned to UOP to get a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction which is current until 2016.
I look forward to working with your child.

Education

Mahhattan College
Business Management
University of Phoenix-
Other
UOP
Master's

Education

Mahhattan College (Business Management )

University of Phoenix- (Other)

UOP (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Gilbert, AZ 85297

Melinda’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Melinda S.

Melinda S. passed a background check on 7/2/13. The check was ordered by Melinda through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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