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Melanie G.

Fallbrook, CA

$40/hour

Happy, Passionate, and Experienced English Teacher Who Loves Children

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/17/17
5.0 average from 103 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Shamyne, Fallbrook, CA on 6/26/17

$40/Hour


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(Graduated) University of Hawaii at Manoa
Journalism
University of California at San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

(Graduated) University of Hawaii at Manoa (Journalism)

University of California at San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

About Melanie

My passion is the English language, and I love sharing this passion with others. I began tutoring while I was in high school and I also taught Sunday School. While majoring in journalism in college, my volunteer time was spent teaching and tutoring. After graduating, I taught in several private and public schools and then went on to teach for an ISP (Independent Study Program) for 19 years. I have four children and homeschooled all of them—they all went on to university.

I love teaching children and I especially love when I see that lightbulb of understanding go off when I'm teaching a lesson. My students progress very quickly with the one-on-one focus, and I am lucky to be a part of that experience.

In addition to my BA degree in Journalism, I am a certified copy editor and have edited several award-winning novels. I love reading and learning about new things and new places, and I usually have several books going at the same time. I also love to write, and in addition to working for a newspaper I began writing poetry and children's books when I was young.

Writing, reading, and speaking well is vital for success in every aspect of life. Developing these skills will fortify self-confidence and enrich academic achievement. I can help you progress in your development of these skills in a fun and interactive way. Please contact me to schedule a lesson.
My passion is the English language, and I love sharing this passion with others. I began tutoring while I was in high school and I also taught Sunday School. While majoring in journalism in college, my volunteer time was spent teaching and tutoring. After graduating, I taught in several private and public schools and then went on to teach for an Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

For students outside of my travel range of 20 miles, a $5.00 gas fee is added to my rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fallbrook, CA 92028
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor"

- Shamyne, Fallbrook, CA on 6/26/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Susi, Oceanside, CA on 10/3/17

"Awesome tutor!"

- Donny Jr. and, Fallbrook, CA on 6/28/17
Science:
Elementary Science
Art:
Art History
English:
English, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Art History, Geography, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Hard Of Hearing,
Phonics,
Reading,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Handwriting, Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BA degree in journalism with a minor in child development. I taught K-6th in public and private schools as a full time, part time, and substitute teacher for ten years. I also taught homeschool for my four children for 19 years, including co-op classes.

Grammar

I am a certified Copyeditor (UCSD), and I have a BA in journalism. I taught in public and private schools for over ten years and I have homeschooled my four children.

Hard Of Hearing

I have taken two college semesters of American Sign Language, and though I am not fluent, I am confident in communicating with a hard of hearing student. (My daughter is also hard of hearing.)

Homeschool

I have homeschooled my four children from preschool through high school-a 19 year journey. They have all gone on to university. I have also taught many homeschool co-op classes.

Phonics

Phonics is the core of reading, and developing this strong base leads to reading success. I have taught phonics as part of a reading curriculum for 19 years. Reading well is important for success in all academic subjects.

Reading

I have been an elementary school teacher for over two decades, and in my years of teaching, I have always been drawn to the students who need a little extra help. I especially love reaching them and helping their development. I have taught in public and private schools, and for the last 19 years I homeschooled my four children. I would love to support your child in developing good reading comprehension—the cornerstone of academic success.

Special Needs

I have been a teacher for over two decades, and in my years of teaching, I have had many students with special needs. I especially love reaching these and helping their development. I have taught in public and private schools, and for the last 19 years, have homeschooled my four children.

My whole family has been involved at R.E.I.N.S. for special needs students and adults here in Fallbrook for the last 9 years, and we all have an understanding and compassion for special needs children.

I would love to support your child in remaining in the mainstream academic program.

(Graduated) University of Hawaii at Manoa
Journalism
University of California at San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

(Graduated) University of Hawaii at Manoa (Journalism)

University of California at San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent tutor

Great with little kids. My daughter just loves her. She is always trying to make her learning lessons interesting for my daughter which we love! We are lucky to have her!

— Shamyne, Fallbrook, CA on 6/26/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

For students outside of my travel range of 20 miles, a $5.00 gas fee is added to my rate.

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 20 miles of Fallbrook, CA 92028.