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Melody P.

Mountain View, CA

$75/hr

Engaging English/Writing Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/20/14
Usually responds in about 23 hours

Engaging English/Writing Tutor

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$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.

Testimonials

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Kate, Fremont, CA on 6/19/14

"Good tutor but charges too much"

- Jane, Fremont, CA on 9/3/14

"Very Good Teacher"

- Chh, Fremont, CA on 6/19/14

"Great Tutor"

- Nahn, San Jose, CA on 6/18/14
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

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.

Writing

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.

University of California, Santa Cruz
ENVS Journalsim

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz (ENVS Journalsim)

Wonderful tutor! — 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. ...

— Kate, Fremont, CA on 6/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

-Lessons are $55 if you can come to Mountain View -Extra students are $20 more per hour -Discounts available for multiple hour lessons

Travel policy

Melody will travel within 20 miles of Mountain View, CA 94041.


About Melody

$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.

Testimonials

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Kate, Fremont, CA on 6/19/14

"Good tutor but charges too much"

- Jane, Fremont, CA on 9/3/14

"Very Good Teacher"

- Chh, Fremont, CA on 6/19/14

"Great Tutor"

- Nahn, San Jose, CA on 6/18/14
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Education

University of California, Santa Cruz
ENVS Journalsim

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz (ENVS Journalsim)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

-Lessons are $55 if you can come to Mountain View -Extra students are $20 more per hour -Discounts available for multiple hour lessons

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mountain View, CA 94041

Melody’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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 Melody P.

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