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University of California, Santa Cruz (ENVS Journalsim)
$55 lessons if you can come to Mountain View.
I love to teach writing and English at any level. A symbiotic relationship is formed between the student and the tutor as both are learning from the process. My writing improves with each session and my students elicit better ideas and learn to express material they thought was too difficult an hour earlier.
I currently teach two classes of 15 students each at Spring Source, an after-school program in San Jose. I teach public speaking to 2nd-5th grade and English writing to 3rd-6th grade.
I started out as an English major at UC Santa Cruz, and then I switched to environmental studies, an interdisciplinary science major, where I focused on journalism and science writing. I took about nine writing intensive courses by the time I graduated. In each writing intensive class I was asked to write 90-100 pages of college essays, reports, and articles within the 12-week quarter. Most students only take one writing intensive course, because only one is required to graduate.
After college I worked as a journalist for five Bay Area newspapers writing science, health, or environmental articles. I have worked as a tutor for five years.
I am available Monday-Friday.
On Tuesdays I tutor in Fremont. $55 lessons if you can come to Mountain View.
I love to teach writing and English at any level. A symbiotic relationship is formed between the student and the tutor as both are learning from the process. My writing… Read more
-Lessons are $55 if you can come to Mountain View -Extra students are $20 more per hour -Discounts available for multiple hour lessons
Melody is able to capture my fidgety daughter's attention for the whole hour. She uses different techniques and resources to improve her writing skills. Together they read and analyze texts, study new vocabulary words, and write a lot of compositions. Melody is a very gentle and organized person who really cares about her students.
Good tutor, but charges too much now. Students need learn, yet her charging fee is too high.
Melody has been tutoring my daughter for almost the last 4 months and I already see improvement in my daughter's writing skills. I also got the same feedback from her school teacher. Melody is sincere, and I see every minute of the entire hour getting utilized working with my kid. She prepares well for upcoming lessons and also brings her own useful study material. I strongly recommend her for English tutoring.
I practiced English with her for about three months just before returning to my country. It was a wonderful experience. She was thoughtful and a well prepared teacher. I had problems with pronunciation and using proper expressions in English. She focused on what I wanted to learn and helped me a lot. If I come to California again, I definitely will study with her again.
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I gained experience tutoring classes of K-6th graders at San Juan Elementary School in San Juan Bautista. I taught math and reading including story comprehension. The main difference in teaching K-6th graders compared to high school and middle school students is trying to make everything into an interesting game to hold the student's attention. It also helps to be authoritative from the very beginning.
I will also add that I have written professionally for a few years by writing for numerous newspapers in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Bay Guardian. I take a pragmatic approach when teaching writing to be applicable in the real world. However, I also try present the material in a way that resonates with the student so that it is interesting and enjoyable.
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