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Melissa R.

Oxnard, CA

$59/hour

Excellent Foreign Language Tutor (Dartmouth and Harvard grad)

5.0 average from 2 ratings

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Dartmouth College
Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College

Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University (Master's)

About Melissa

Hello!

My name is Melissa, and I'm an experienced tutor of English, foreign languages (German, French, and Biblical/Rabbinic Hebrew), and Writing, as well as SAT/ACT/GRE prep. I was employed for three years by Dartmouth College to teach fellow undergraduates writing, and I have tutored numerous students of all ages in French, German, English, and Hebrew. (I am an American, but I have had experience living abroad in Berlin, Paris, and Jerusalem.)I believe I'm an effective teacher of language partly because of the degree to which it excites me; my passion for the subject is contagious. I worked for over a year in the Boston area as an educational consultant, and in this capacity I taught classes on college admissions to visiting Chinese students; I recently graduated from Harvard Divinity School with my Masters of Divinity, and have since taught elementary and middle school in Taiwan for a year. This year I will be beginning a PsyD in Clinical Psychology at California Lutheran University.
Hello!

My name is Melissa, and I'm an experienced tutor of English, foreign languages (German, French, and Biblical/Rabbinic
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Oxnard, CA 93036
Math:
Algebra 1
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French,
German,
Hebrew,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary

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Bible Studies

I have studied Biblical texts for two years at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and I am currently a student in a masters program in religion at the Harvard Divinity School.

French

I took multiple French literature classes in college and studied abroad in Paris; I have experience tutoring French through AP French 5 at the high school level.

German

I was a German major at Dartmouth, and have been a teacher of German for high school credit at the Concordia Languages Villages (a summer immersion program in Minnesota at which students earn high school credit)

Grammar

My grammar skills have been honed by my study of multiple foreign languages: French, German, Spanish, Hebrew, Latin, and Sanskrit. I was also hired to instruct fellow students in writing and grammar at the Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology at Dartmouth.

Hebrew

I have studied Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew for two years in Israel at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. I am competent to tutor beginner to intermediate Biblical Hebrew (including Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring).

Literature

I was a German literature major as an undergraduate at Dartmouth, and have taken additional classes on literature in my Masters program at Harvard. I plan to teach literature to high school students after graduating my masters program. I am passionate about the potential in literature to make us wiser and more empathetic people.

Proofreading

I received my undergraduate degree in (German) literature at Dartmouth and will soon receive my Masters in Religion at Harvard. As a result, I have had to write and edit many papers throughout my academic career; I have learned to be a careful and exact editor. Additionally, I was hired by Dartmouth while an undergraduate to teach writing and editing skills to fellow students.

Spanish

I tutored a friend in a Harvard Spanish test that she had failed 4 times. She needed to pass the test to graduate. As a result of our tutoring sessions, she passed the test, so now she will graduate!

Writing

I worked during all years that I was eligible (3 years) at the Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology while I was a student at Dartmouth. My job while there was to teach writing and give students feedback on papers and presentations.

Dartmouth College
Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College

Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 20 miles of Oxnard, CA 93036.