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Melinda F.

Berkeley, CA

$45/hr

Berkeley Law Student, Experienced Tutor in Writing, English, & Spanish

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75 Ratings
 
 
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Knowledgeable and Very Helpful
— Rhonda, San Diego, CA on 3/16/14

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University of Southern California
English Literature
UC Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Southern California (English Literature)

UC Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D.)

About Melinda

I am currently a second-year student at Berkeley Law and a recent alumna of the University of Southern California, where I graduated summa cum laude with a major in English Literature and minors in Spanish & Psychology. At USC, I gained teaching experience as a volunteer teacher and as a tutor for student athletes.

I have always had a passion for languages and aim to infuse that same enthusiasm in my students! I especially love to work with students in improving close-reading, analysis, and writing skills, which are applicable to every major and necessary for success at the university level. While most people dread the prospect of beginning an essay, I can make the process less daunting by providing you with the tools to create a strong foundation for your writing. These include developing a coherent thesis, structurally outlining your points of argument, and contributing original and insightful analysis. I can also aide you in the stages of proofreading and work with you to correct grammatical errors, identify logical inconsistencies, and strengthen the persuasiveness and flow of your argument.

I also can provide support for test-prep, college application counseling, resume writing, and general organizational study skills.

I am accustomed to working with students with a wide-range of strengths and personal preferences. By drawing from my varied experience as a tutor, I tailor my teaching style to your needs and ensure that our time together is engaging and productive!
I am currently a second-year student at Berkeley Law and a recent alumna of the University of Southern California, where I graduated summa cum laude with a major in English Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Berkeley, CA 94710
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and Very Helpful"

- Rhonda, San Diego, CA on 3/16/14

"Very Effective Tutor"

- Roxanna, Del Mar, CA on 1/6/14

"Off to an excellent start!"

- Cece, Del Mar, CA on 11/4/13
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Italian, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Italian, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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College Counseling

I have provided college counseling services during my time at USC, particularly in terms of helping students with admission essays. I help students with brainstorming potential topics for personal statements to best showcase their strengths. I also help proofread essays for grammatical errors and overall flow. I've applied and been accepted to numerous colleges graduate schools, so I am very familiar with the application process.

Spanish

Growing up with a mother who teaches Spanish at the middle school level, I had an early introduction to the Spanish language. In high school, I passed both the AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish Literature exams and continued my studies at USC by pursuing a minor in Spanish.

Writing

I graduated summa cum laude from USC with a degree in English. At USC, I tutored student athletes in freshman writing to help them understand the process involved in composing an essay. I would particularly focus on pre-writing exercises to teach them the importance of creating a coherent outline with credible sources before they began writing.

University of Southern California
English Literature
UC Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Southern California (English Literature)

UC Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D.)

Knowledgeable and Very Helpful — Melinda is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with assisting my son revising and refining his essays for his AP English Language class. I believe he has a much better understanding of his writing assignments because of her input, which has been valuable. ...

— Rhonda, San Diego, CA on 3/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Melinda will travel within 20 miles of Berkeley, CA 94710.

Background Check Status for Melinda F.

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