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Melissa T.

New York, NY

$60/hr

Need a biology tutor? I am passionate about biology and teaching.

Background check passed as of 1/30/12
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Need a biology tutor? I am passionate about biology and teaching.

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Hi all and those interested in taking the initiative to achieve in their education!

It is great that you have taken the step of getting a tutor. I find education so important, which is why I am a tutor. I want to help people do better in school, on exams, and simply learn to enjoy learning. I have taken numerous biology (intro to upper level), math (including graduate level bio-statistics), and science classes.

I have a lot of experience teaching all ages from kindergarten up to college-level, and I most currently tutor biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and math - algebra and geometry. This includes SHSAT, PSAT, and SAT Math! I graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences. Moreover, I relate to many younger students. It is easy for me to get along with people and help them with any problems they have, in education and even personally if necessary. A little about me, I grew up in New York with great family and friends. I am responsible, hardworking, caring, and a great listener. I am confident that you will improve in your learning with me as your tutor, but only if you are willing to put your effort in too!

*I am also certified in CPR for children and adults, AED, and First Aid!*.

Notes:
-In-person tutoring only done in Manhattan, NY
-Tutoring Appointment must last for at least 1 hour
-Be Aware of the Cancellation Policy and Fee. Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid this.
-New! Now I can offer ONLINE tutoring on WyzAnt! (preferably with audio, chat, and drawings- video is okay if very necessary)

Testimonials

"Very detailed and thorough tutor."

- Suzanne, New York, NY on 1/30/13

"Not happy with this tutor"

- Yuliya, Brooklyn, NY on 11/8/12
Melissa replied on 11/9/2012

Yuliya, I am sorry you feel that way.

I don't make travels to Brooklyn for tutoring for any student because it is a bit too far and unfamiliar to me. It is not only you. I say this to all students. As said in my profile, I only do tutoring in Manhattan because that is what I am most comfortable with. I still do in-home, college, or any tutoring in the Manhattan, Long Island City, or Roosevelt Island areas.

I am sorry the places were noisy, but choosing the right quiet public place can be a hit or miss, especially in Manhattan. We did move somewhere quiet for your benefit after because I also wanted to find a place more quiet. I am always open to suggestions.

As for communication, I am often very quick to respond and easy to reach by text, phone, or email. I am sorry I can't tutor every student if the location or schedule doesn't suit. I have told you before your location is too far (especially with your home being over an hour away), so it would not work out and I can't be convinced. I would suggest finding a tutor who lives in Brooklyn, so they would be more willing to travel to any location you would like. I hope you find a great tutor on here! Thank you for your feedback.

"Excellent tutor"

- Sherman, New York, NY on 8/15/12

"Great tutor"

- Isabel, New York, NY on 5/22/12

"Great math tutor with great personality"

- Ella, Somers, NY on 6/6/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physiology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Melissa’s Resources

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"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. " -Clay P. Bedford Don't just learn the topic, enjoy the topic! Read scientific magazines and articles. It will make the topics learned more interesting!

Binghamton University
Biological Sciences

Education

Binghamton University (Biological Sciences)

Very detailed and thorough tutor. — Melissa has been working with my daughter in biology for the past two months. Melissa has been extremely helpful, very detailed and thorough with Nicole. As a result of Melissa's tutoring, Nicole's grade has has gone up two letter grades. Melissa goes over Nicole's homework, prepares her for exams, and goes over additional information that would be useful to Nicole for class. I would highly recomm ...

— Suzanne, New York, NY on 1/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Online Tutoring: $45/hour, but only 30 minutes minimum. Group Rates: $110/hour for 2 people. $160/hour for 3 people. Over an hour travel distance: $60/hour.

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10002.


About Melissa

Hi all and those interested in taking the initiative to achieve in their education!

It is great that you have taken the step of getting a tutor. I find education so important, which is why I am a tutor. I want to help people do better in school, on exams, and simply learn to enjoy learning. I have taken numerous biology (intro to upper level), math (including graduate level bio-statistics), and science classes.

I have a lot of experience teaching all ages from kindergarten up to college-level, and I most currently tutor biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and math - algebra and geometry. This includes SHSAT, PSAT, and SAT Math! I graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences. Moreover, I relate to many younger students. It is easy for me to get along with people and help them with any problems they have, in education and even personally if necessary. A little about me, I grew up in New York with great family and friends. I am responsible, hardworking, caring, and a great listener. I am confident that you will improve in your learning with me as your tutor, but only if you are willing to put your effort in too!

*I am also certified in CPR for children and adults, AED, and First Aid!*.

Notes:
-In-person tutoring only done in Manhattan, NY
-Tutoring Appointment must last for at least 1 hour
-Be Aware of the Cancellation Policy and Fee. Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid this.
-New! Now I can offer ONLINE tutoring on WyzAnt! (preferably with audio, chat, and drawings- video is okay if very necessary)

Testimonials

"Very detailed and thorough tutor."

- Suzanne, New York, NY on 1/30/13

"Not happy with this tutor"

- Yuliya, Brooklyn, NY on 11/8/12
Melissa replied on 11/9/2012

Yuliya, I am sorry you feel that way.

I don't make travels to Brooklyn for tutoring for any student because it is a bit too far and unfamiliar to me. It is not only you. I say this to all students. As said in my profile, I only do tutoring in Manhattan because that is what I am most comfortable with. I still do in-home, college, or any tutoring in the Manhattan, Long Island City, or Roosevelt Island areas.

I am sorry the places were noisy, but choosing the right quiet public place can be a hit or miss, especially in Manhattan. We did move somewhere quiet for your benefit after because I also wanted to find a place more quiet. I am always open to suggestions.

As for communication, I am often very quick to respond and easy to reach by text, phone, or email. I am sorry I can't tutor every student if the location or schedule doesn't suit. I have told you before your location is too far (especially with your home being over an hour away), so it would not work out and I can't be convinced. I would suggest finding a tutor who lives in Brooklyn, so they would be more willing to travel to any location you would like. I hope you find a great tutor on here! Thank you for your feedback.

"Excellent tutor"

- Sherman, New York, NY on 8/15/12

"Great tutor"

- Isabel, New York, NY on 5/22/12

"Great math tutor with great personality"

- Ella, Somers, NY on 6/6/11

Education

Binghamton University
Biological Sciences

Education

Binghamton University (Biological Sciences)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Online Tutoring: $45/hour, but only 30 minutes minimum. Group Rates: $110/hour for 2 people. $160/hour for 3 people. Over an hour travel distance: $60/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10002

Melissa’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physiology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.


Melissa’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Melissa. View all of Melissa’s resources

"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. " -Clay P. Bedford Don't just learn the topic, enjoy the topic! Read scientific magazines and articles. It will make the topics learned more interesting!


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