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"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot."
Imagine if your child loved to read and write. Imagine how that love would shape his/her education, interests, and ultimately, his/her future. This is my dream. I want all children to develop a passion for reading and writing.
This is where I come in. I will focus on sparking that passion.
I have taught both middle and high school English language arts for the past 8 years, and I love teaching. Additionally, in the past year, I taught creative writing classes to elementary students. I am confident that my passion for reading and writing, as well as my teaching experience, will be an asset to your child's learning and development.
I graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in English (Literature and Language) and my California teaching credential. I taught high school English for one year in Southern California, and then I taught middle school English Language Arts for six years in Texas. Additionally, I have spent the past year teaching creative writing and academic writing in after school classes to elementary students.
For the past year, I have taught public speaking classes in an after school enrichment environment. I have students ranging from second grade to high school, and all students benefit from learning public speaking skills. We focus on ways to manage public speaking anxiety, present oneself with confidence, achieve strong vocal and physical delivery, organize content, and to use engaging non-verbal communication, including gestures, body language, and eye contact.
After teaching middle school students for six years, I am shocked by how many students never learned basic study skills and organization. This is something that does not come naturally to everyone, but with a few simple strategies, all students can learn to be successful. Each student is different, and each student learns differently, so we'll find a strategy that works for your son/daughter.
An excellent tutor. — Melissa is an excellent tutor. She has a clear plan for my son and is a thorough professional. She is very knowledgeable, patient and easy to get along with. She not only has excellent tutoring skills but also confidence building skills. She knows how to make lessons more interesting and my son enjoys her lessons very much. I am happy with my son's progress and I would highly recommend Melissa to ...
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