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Melissa S.

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Addison, IL (60101)

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A dynamic tutor here! I am qualified in many subject areas including English, Spanish and Psychology. I have been tutor for over 5 years now in both online and in-person formats.

My method of tutoring incorporates books that the students all ready has as well as supplementary worksheets. I am cognizant of different learning styles and do my best to accommodate all styles whether visual, auditory or kinesthetic.

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Melissa’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Corporate Training:


I am a tutor in an elementary school and have experience dealing with students who have ADD/ADHD. I have additional training in a therapeutic day school.

American History

I am most proficient in American History.


I am very familiar with the writing process and have mentored elementary and high school students in writing. I will guide you through brainstorming to the final paper. I can also help you edit and comment on a rough draft.


I have been tutoring ELL students for over 4 years now both in person and online. I work with refugees from various countries such as Iraq, Nepal, Somalia.


I am qualified in phonics as I teach refugees the basics of reading and speaking. I teach phonics by going over the alphabet, blending sounds, etc. with them. I am patient and use worksheets as well as online sources to help them prepare students for reading and writing.


I have a Bachelor's in Psychology. I have a solid foundation in Abnormal Psychology and social work.

Public Speaking

I have been though a lot of public speaking in my career as tutor and substitute teacher. I have worked with college students. I am familiar with the steps it takes to research and give a good speech.


I have been a reading tutor for elementary school students for about 6 years now. I have worked with students on phonemic awareness, fluency and comprehension. I always work with students in their own learning style.


I minored in Spanish during my university days. I keep up the language by organizing two meetup groups. I also ran an after school program teaching Spanish to kindergarten to second graders.

My level is advanced intermediate/proficient. I am comfortable tutoring adults and children at the beginning, intermediate or beginning advanced level.

Special Needs

I have training is in a therapeutic day school. My experience has been assisting children with emotional difficulties and organization. I have worked with refugee students who come from traumatic backgrounds as well as attention difficulties. I also have a Bachelor's in Psychology. I have a solid foundation in Abnormal Psychology and social work.

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Lake Forest College, Lake Forest , Illinois (psychology)

Loyola University - Chicago, IL (Master's)

Great teacher Melissa is great teacher. She is kind, so I can relax around her. I was having a difficult time understanding English with my poor vocabulary. She taught me many new words and American idioms. I believe that I need more basic skills, but now I know how to express my feelings. It's big progress for me! ...

— Ai from Bloomingdale, IL on 7/29/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Online is set at $25 per hour. In-person tutoring at a public place is also $40 per hour. Please inquire about tutoring for a group of 2 or more.

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 30 miles of Addison, IL 60101.

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