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I graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor's Degree in Photography. Though I love art and can help anyone in need or who might have general interest, I never lost my passion for languages as an undergrad. I have lived in Spain, I have taken Spanish language classes since kindergarten and even at a university level, and would enjoy using what I have learned (patience, hard work, and mnemonic devices are key) to help others in need. I am fluent in Italian and would love to help anyone with their conversational skills. And I cannot forget English, my native language, and can assist individuals who need help with reading, writing, spelling, conversation skills, proofreading, and vocabulary at any age level. I volunteered as an undergrad as a conversationalist tutor and helped foreign students get a better grasp of the English language, its intricacies, and colloquialisms. I believe that one can never know too many words; language is power and words are our key to communicating.
I am able to help with a student's writing, reading comprehension and-or Spanish speaking skills. I can help develop effective study techniques, and work on vocabulary skills to help a student build their confidence with this foreign language. Learning languages and having the ability to communicate with others is fun, gratifying, and a useful life skill, and I would love to help anyone who is willing to learn.
Depending on the subject of study, I can devise methods to help and improve a student's ability to learn or study by his or herself. I would help by teaching the student to organize information by figuring out what is most important, and synthesizing main ideas. The use of mnemonic devices and flashcards are classic and fail-proof methods of study that can be taught to anyone. Above all I would teach that reviewing study information with as many senses as possible is truly an effective way to learn: reading it aloud, writing it down, and listening to it are all methods which can help us connect to material in a deeper way.
Bachelor of Science (Photography)
Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Melissa will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10030.
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