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Melissa M.

Knowledgeable, flexible tutor w Masters Degree in Medical Science

Durham, NC (27713)

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Melissa's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Prealgebra
English:
English
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Public Speaking
Reading
Vocabulary
Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Anatomy
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Genetics more »
Microbiology
Pharmacology more »
Physical Science more »
Physics
Physiology
Computer:
Macintosh
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Word
Language:
Japanese more »
History:
Geography
Social Studies more »
World History
Music:
Piano more »
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Phonics
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Biology
Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
Geometry
Japanese more »
Physics
Piano more »
Prealgebra
Reading
Study Skills more »
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science
GED
MCAT more »
Corporate Training:
Grammar
Japanese more »
Microsoft Word
Proofreading
Public Speaking

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have volunteered in elementary classrooms for subject test preparation, spelling test prep., science projects and individualized tutoring. I am very familiar with ways that children learn and can break complex ideas down into more simple language to help them undertand. One example is that I explain medical diagnoses and surgical procedures to small children as part of a volunteer job in a local hospital. Before deciding to study health & medicine I was studying to be an Elementary School teacher. I have tutored several younger students and helped them learn better study skills and improve their grades. I was a nanny for many years and spent a lot of time doing after school homework with the kids.

Genetics

I took Basic Medical Genetics in my master's program and earned an A.

Japanese

I lived in a rural fishing village in Northern Japan (Aomori Prefecture) while teaching English for 2 years (2009 - 2011). I am familiar with the cultural norms and have a basic understanding of the language.

MCAT

I took the MCAT multiple times and am very familiar with the test. I studied on my own as well as taking professional study programs. I have several textbooks, my course notes, and am happy to help students prepare for this exam. I know how stressful it can be and I understand the importance of studying the right things to prepare. I can help students with ways to build up their stamina to prepare for the exam. Additionally, I can help make a strict study plan to follow in order to prepare in a given amount of time.

Pharmacology

My master's degree included a course in Pharmacology, in which I earned an A.

Physical Science

When I was in grade school I never liked science, even though I won "Science Student of the Year Award" from the district in 5th grade. I didn't think I was good at science, and I dreaded it in college. But looking back over old report cards I realized that I always did well in science. I must have had a mental block about it. Now that I've been through college and grad school and am about to start Medical School I realize just how fun science can be IF it is taught right! I think it's very important to work with grade school students and find ways to get them interested in what they are learning. Chemistry always seemed "irrelevant" to me but after I realized how much it matters, and how practical it is, even in daily life, i found it so much more interesting. I believe that when students are interested in what they are learning they are far more likely to succeed.

Piano

I took 12 years of private piano lessons and am comfortable teaching beginning students.

Social Studies

I took the required social studies courses while in K-12 and I took several social studies themed classes throughout college. While I am not an expert on the subject I would be happy to help K-12 students work through their homework, projects, papers and prepare for tests.

Study Skills

In college I worked with professional at the university to learn study skills and find successful ways for me to study. I learned many different styles that I can apply with different students. I have used various methods with different students and will seek to find you the perfect study method; flash cards, flow charts, turning lessons into games, making simple songs, or creating catchy phrases to remember complex things. I made several lesson plans complete with work sheets and quizzes for previous students. I am confident that I can help you find a more effective and efficient way to study.

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Approved Subjects

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