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Mel P.

Oxnard, CA


Patient UC Berkeley Grad Tutor in MATH, ENGLISH, STUDY SKILLS, TECH

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— Lori, Long Beach, CA on 2/17/15

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University of California, Berkeley


University of California, Berkeley

About Mel

Having had tutors throughout my academic career, I understand the huge impact a tutor can make in a student's life. A great tutor not only helps a student feel more CONFIDENT about their study habits, but also challenges them to CONTINUE LEARNING about subjects that interest them.

I'm MEL and I'd love to work with you and your family! I have over 7+ YEARS of private TUTORING EXPERIENCE in subjects such as MATH, ENGLISH, STUDY SKILLS, and TEST PREP from PRE-K through COLLEGE. (For a more detailed list of what I tutor in, please reference the subject list below.)

For students getting ready to APPLY TO COLLEGE, I offer help with SAT PREP, COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING, SCHEDULING, etc. Junior and senior year can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be if planned properly.

As an early adopter of TECHNOLOGY, I can also helps students learn shortcuts for MICROSOFT OFFICE (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT), APPLE related programs (PAGES, NUMBERS), and various SOCIAL MEDIA (FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST).

I'm a huge SUPPORTER of CRITICAL THINKING coupled with DISCIPLINED STUDY HABITS. I think it's important for students to be able to ask questions and voice their opinions, but at the same time, students must be willing to put in the time to learn new subjects and hobbies.

I'm also very keen on creating INDIVIDUALIZED SCHEDULES for my students who want to track their progress and ACHIEVE SUCCESS.

If you think I may be a great fit, feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you!
Having had tutors throughout my academic career, I understand the huge impact a tutor can make in a student's life. A great tutor not only helps a student feel more CONFIDENT about their study habits, but also challenges them to CONTINUE LEARNING about subjects that interest them.

I'm MEL and I'd love to work with you and your family! I
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Travels within 25 miles of Oxnard, CA 93035

"Great, Patient Tutor"

- Lori, Long Beach, CA on 2/17/15
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Biology, Nutrition
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Video Production
American History, Social Studies, World History
Drawing, Film, Painting, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Business, Career Development, Law, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Basketball, Cooking, Fitness, Sewing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Yoga
Corporate Training:
Business, Career Development, General Computer, Grammar, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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I have owned a Macintosh computer for over 4 years now, and I used it heavily in college. Currently, I use the video production part of the Mac because I am a part-time production assistant. I know how to navigate the OS X system, add/delete programs, and I know how to utilize the Mac-made programs such as iWork (Keynote, Pages, Numbers), iMovie, Photo Booth, etc. In addition, I'm a big tech person so I know how to add apps, work social media, and update my computer.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Microsoft Windows for over 12 years. I have used Word, Excel, and PowerPoint many times for school projects and work-related projects. I currently use the Mac version of the Microsoft Suite so I know how to deal with it on non-Mac and Mac computers. I can navigate the operating system, add/delete programs, arrange files, etc. I also know the shortcut keys.

Study Skills

As a working professional, I use both web and print calendars to keep me up-to-date on on various tasks. I use Google Calendar, Sunrise, and various apps to track what I've completed and what other tasks I need to complete. I also help manage calendars for various directors and producers.

As a graduate of UC Berkeley, not only did I have a full course load each semester, but I also worked part-time at the law library and actively participated in club organizations. I utilized my study skills by allocating time each Sunday to plan for the following week and to determine what priorities were of highest importance. Doing this allowed me to evenly distribute my time without stress.

As a high school senior, I took 5 AP classes, managed the school newspaper and Future Business Leaders of America, and played piano competitively. I was able to create a cohesive schedule each week so I'd be able to attend to all of my activities.

Video Production

As a part-time production assistant, I have to edit video footage using editing software such as iMovie and Final Cut Pro. I've been editing using these programs for over 3 years now, and I understand how to use these programs because I have to use them for my job.

University of California, Berkeley


University of California, Berkeley

Great, Patient Tutor — I was very impressed with Mel. I was looking for a tutor who can help my son in most subjects, and also help him get organized. She is very patient, bright and enthusiastic. Plus, most importantly, she engages him, and gets him to think. While working on an essay, she let him come up with ideas, as opposed to suggesting ideas. ...

— Lori, Long Beach, CA on 2/17/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mel will travel within 25 miles of Oxnard, CA 93035.

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