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Melissa M.

Lafayette, CA

$65/hour

Engaging and Knowledgeable English/Writing Tutor

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UNC-Chapel Hill
English
UC-Irvine (English)
Master's

Education

UNC-Chapel Hill (English)

UC-Irvine (English) (Master's)

About Melissa

Having been a classroom teacher and tutor for over 12 years, I have a love for helping students as well as a love for English. I enjoy assisting students in developing an appreciation of English or at the very least, new skills that will help them navigate such an important subject with more enjoyment and ease. My favorite part of tutoring is seeing a student grow to love reading and writing as they find the subject easier and more engaging. Anyone can become a stronger writer and reader with the right support and encouragement. I am also well equipped to work with advanced students seeking to hone their reading and writing skills as they push on to higher levels of English learning.

I specialize in English instruction in grades 3-12. Having taught for 12+ years, I have significant experience working with all ability levels. I am a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in English/Language Arts (Early Adolescence) and I am certified to teach English in California in grades K-12.

BA-UNC-Chapel Hill (English)
MA-UC-Irvine (English) completing in August 2016
National Writing Project Teacher Consultant

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your English goals
Having been a classroom teacher and tutor for over 12 years, I have a love for helping students as well as a love for English. I enjoy assisting students in developing an appreciation of English or at the very least, new skills that will help them navigate such an important subject with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lafayette, CA 94549
In-person lessons
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Grammar

Because of my significant background in the subject of English as well as my experience preparing students in writing, I feel that my knowledge of grammar is strong. I have significant experience as an English tutor for both ESL and native speakers of English.

Literature

I majored in English as an undergraduate and I am in the process now of completed my final master's essay. Having taught English for over twelve years, I feel qualified to teach the subject to others.

Reading

As an English undergraduate, I spent a great deal of time reading and analyzing written material. As a classroom teacher, instruction in reading as well as reading test preparation was a major focus.

Writing

Having a minor in creative writing as an undergraduate as well as an English teaching background has given me significant experience in teaching writing to others.

UNC-Chapel Hill
English
UC-Irvine (English)
Master's

Education

UNC-Chapel Hill (English)

UC-Irvine (English) (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 15 miles of Lafayette, CA 94549.