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Melinda W.

Denver, CO

$40/hour

Versatile professor who is eager to help you achieve your goals

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Youngstown State University
Philosophy
Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy
Other
Case Western Reserve University
Master's

Education

Youngstown State University (Philosophy)

Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy (Other)

Case Western Reserve University (Master's)

About Melinda

Hello,

I am sure you want to know about your tutor. I have 16 years of teaching experience spanning from Montessori pre-school and kindergarten to high school and college. My primary role is instructing college philosophy. But, I also have taught algebra, comparative religions, and humanities. If you are looking for a tutor with superior communication skills to enable you to achieve your goals, you have found the right person here.
Hello,

I am sure you want to know about your tutor. I have 16 years of teaching experience spanning from Montessori pre-school and kindergarten to high school and college. My primary role is instructing college
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Denver, CO 80205
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology
Art:
Art History, Art Theory
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
History:
Anthropology, Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a Montessori pre-school and kindergarten teacher for three years. I am familiar with basic learning styles of various children and adapt my teaching to the specific needs of the child. Part of the Montessori view is that the child chooses their own activities. In this way, it enables a sense of self-direction and autonomy.

Public Speaking

I have been a teacher of philosophy for 12 years. Part of the profession requires public speaking in every class. Concurrently, I have been a guest speaker at Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum for two sessions in 2008 and in 2013. In these venues, I spoke about issues concerning bioethics to audiences of healthcare professionals.

When speaking to and with an audience these elements are crucial: preparedness, willingness to change plans, awareness of the differences between audiences, and interaction with participants.

Religion

As a professor of philosophy, I have instructed comparative religions for 2 years. I have extensive knowledge of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yogic theory. In this way, I am able to illustrate the various religions and their main ideologies espoused by practitioners.

Study Skills

In order to help people study better I employ a reading comprehension aspect, note-taking skills, and memory assessment.

The way to get refined at studying is to do it. However, after being a student for awhile, the astute pupil learns how to get key ideas from passages.

My own background illustrates study skills with 16 years of teaching experience. Furthermore, I earned a 3.67 GPA undergraduate and 4.0 GPA at the graduate level.

Yoga

I am trained as a yoga instructor by the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and philosophy. At the institute, where I lived for 1 year, I trained in hatha yoga and meditation.

In this capacity, I have been practicing asanas and meditation for over 20 years.

Youngstown State University
Philosophy
Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy
Other
Case Western Reserve University
Master's

Education

Youngstown State University (Philosophy)

Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy (Other)

Case Western Reserve University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melinda will travel within 15 miles of Denver, CO 80205.