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Melissa W.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

$45/hour

Mind and Body, Tutoring and Yoga

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/30/14

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Humboldt State University, California
Long Beach State University- BA/ Liberal studies
Other
Chapman University, Orange, California- Teaching Credential- Special Needs
Other

Education

Humboldt State University, California

Long Beach State University- BA/ Liberal studies (Other)

Chapman University, Orange, California- Teaching Credential- Special Needs (Other)

About Melissa

Tutoring:
Does your child need extra help in his/her studies? I can help. I have been tutoring for over 10 years, am a credentialed Educational Specialist, and have Sylvan Training. I tutor students K-8th grade in all subjects, and high school students in Language Arts, Social Studies, Life Science, and SAT Preparation for Verbal and Writing Skills. I also have a unique combination of tutoring and Yoga which helps with attention and focus and test taking skills.

Multisensory Approach;
Individualized Programs;
Learning comes alive through hands on games, art, and real-life applications;
Positive reinforcement;
All materials aligned with California Standards and Common Core;
Highly skilled with Special Education students;
Educational Therapy Resources available;
Flexible Scheduling, one on one tutoring in your home or at local library.

YOGA:
Kid's Yoga. Yoga practice can improve focus, attention span, help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation, which is good for all kids, but is especially helpful for children with ADHD.
Children are often under so much pressure at school that anxiety can be a real problem. I find that yoga practice can be a very positive addition to educational tutoring.
Using a program called Yoga Ed Tools for Teachers which is nationally recognized by Yoga Alliance and is used in the LAUSD. I have developed a series of classes which are fun and motivating. This program includes promotion of healthy living choices and nutritional counseling. Yoga classes can be given in your home or at a local park or beach.
Tutoring:
Does your child need extra help in his/her studies? I can help. I have been tutoring for over 10 years, am a credentialed Educational Specialist, and have Sylvan Training. I tutor students K-8th grade in all subjects, and high school students in Language Arts,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Physical Science
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored at the elementary level for over 8 years. I have my BA in Liberal Studies/ multiple subjects from Long beach state university and teaching credential and specialize in reading and writing for young children. I tutor children in math,phonics, reading, writing using hands on methods to make the learning both meaningful and fun

Phonics

I have tutored young children for several years and specialize in early reading skills. I have a BA in Liberal studies/ Multiple subjects with an emphasis in literature and language. I also have my teaching credential from Chapman university. I work primarily with young children and help them with their reading skills. I have used hands on learning methods and phonics programs such as Zoo Phonics and Reading A-Z.

Special Needs

I have earned my special needs teaching credential K-12th. I also have taught special needs children both as a teacher and tutored kids with special needs for over 8 years. In addition, I have completed a course called Yoga Ed tools for teachers which is deigned to help those with special needs to incorporate yoga and nutrition to improve self esteem, attention, and test taking skills.

Yoga

I have taught yoga to both kids and adults for several years. I am a personal trainer and am certified through WITS, in this program I also specialized in yoga. In addition I have received hours of training from Leann Carey who is part of Yoga Alliance. For kids I have received training through YogaEd. Tools for Teachers, Have a certificate of training from Groovy kids yoga and a certificate of training through Club Kids yoga.

Humboldt State University, California
Long Beach State University- BA/ Liberal studies
Other
Chapman University, Orange, California- Teaching Credential- Special Needs
Other

Education

Humboldt State University, California

Long Beach State University- BA/ Liberal studies (Other)

Chapman University, Orange, California- Teaching Credential- Special Needs (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 10 miles of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.