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Melissa M.

Experienced PhD Science and Writing Tutor

Experienced PhD Science and Writing Tutor

$80/hour

  • 234 hours tutoring

About Melissa


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Hello, my name is Melissa! I have twelve years of experience tutoring at the high school and college/university level, both in-person and online. My ten years of experience tutoring international college students and five years of combined clinical research and dietetics practice exemplify my experience and aptitude conveying technical scientific/health information in creative, accessible, and understandable ways often tailored to an individual’s specific needs.
I am passionate about the...

Hello, my name is Melissa! I have twelve years of experience tutoring at the high school and college/university level, both in-person and online. My ten years of experience tutoring international college students and five years of combined clinical research and dietetics practice exemplify my experience and aptitude conveying technical scientific/health information in creative, accessible, and understandable ways often tailored to an individual’s specific needs.
I am passionate about the sciences and actively seek opportunities to share my enthusiasm through tutoring. While peer-mentoring during my graduate school years, I started a chemistry study group for female international students, many of whom were of Middle-Eastern descent and, for cultural reasons, felt uncomfortable receiving tutelage from men. I maintained this group for over three years and soon expanded my efforts to include a weekly biology study-group. During this time, I also tutored students individually in subjects ranging from analytical writing to biochemistry.

I have a Ph.D. in Molecular Nutrition from Oregon State University and double major B.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Neuroscience, respectively, from the University of Puget Sound. I am also a Registered Dietitian. I am an avid runner and swimmer, and since I commute via bicycle I like to pretend I am a triathlete. My extracurricular interests are quite eclectic - I equally enjoy classical music and contemporary poetry; I am just as likely to be found gardening or exploring the outdoors as I am attending science seminars or playing (though, admittedly, quite poorly) the piano and violin.

As trite as this may read, I do truly enjoy tutoring and love sharing my passion for learning with others. I have an inquisitive and upbeat personality which, I have been told, is delightfully infectious.

I tutor mostly in the sciences (biology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology, nutrition, exercise science, etc.) but also LOVE tutoring for history and writing, as well as editing and revising essays. F


Education

The University of Puget Sound
Biochemistry and Neuroscience
Oregon State University
PhD
Cornell University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: Group rates for 2-3 students at $70 per student
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

Writing,

Writing

Over 10 years of tutoring experience with emphasis on writing support for both hard and social sciences; expertise in English/writing skills to support high school AP English Language and Literature classes.
Literature

History

American History

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I have 10+ Years Experience Tutoring in Life Sciences.
Writing,

Writing

Over 10 years of tutoring experience with emphasis on writing support for both hard and social sciences; expertise in English/writing skills to support high school AP English Language and Literature classes.
Chemistry

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Biology,

Biology

I have 10+ Years Experience Tutoring in Life Sciences.
Writing,

Writing

Over 10 years of tutoring experience with emphasis on writing support for both hard and social sciences; expertise in English/writing skills to support high school AP English Language and Literature classes.
Chemistry

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

I have 10+ Years Experience Tutoring in Medical/Life Sciences, which includes Anatomy.
Biology,

Biology

I have 10+ Years Experience Tutoring in Life Sciences.
Nutrition,

Nutrition

I earned my doctorate in the nutritional sciences and am also a Registered Dietitian (RD). My area of research is nutritional biochemistry; however, as an RD I also have extensive knowledge of community nutrition topics such as food policy, as well as clinical/medical nutrition therapy.
Psychology,

Psychology

I have a B.S. in Neuroscience and a Ph.D. research in nutrition and brain development.
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physiology

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

I earned my doctorate in the nutritional sciences and am also a Registered Dietitian (RD). My area of research is nutritional biochemistry; however, as an RD I also have extensive knowledge of community nutrition topics such as food policy, as well as clinical/medical nutrition therapy.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I have 10+ Years Experience Tutoring in Life Sciences.
Writing,

Writing

Over 10 years of tutoring experience with emphasis on writing support for both hard and social sciences; expertise in English/writing skills to support high school AP English Language and Literature classes.
Chemistry

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Lucky to find this wonderful Dr.

Melissa is very open to questions, notwithstanding the student is at a different level she excels at translating her knowledge to the student in a meaningful way. Excellent professor.

Sandra, 8 lessons with Melissa
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$80/hour

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Melissa M.

$80/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Melissa

Response time: 18 hours