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Extremely effective Tutor in Math, Science, SAT and ACT Test Prep
Melita M.

2,977 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $55

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Melita M.'s Photo

Extremely effective Tutor in Math, Science, SAT and ACT Test Prep
Extremely effective Tutor in Math, Science, SAT and ACT Test Prep
Melita M.

2,977 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

2,977 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Melita


Bio

I am a twenty year resident of Mystic, CT, with a BS Mech Engineering from Virginia Tech. As an engineer with IBM, I completed my MS, also in ME and Optimization Math.

My professional work involved machine design, computer simulation, and optimization (a lot of Math!). I love Math, and the Sciences, and have extensive applied experience. This helps me to find more and varied ways to explain the foundational aspects of Math and Science in problem solving. I have thousands of hours of...

I am a twenty year resident of Mystic, CT, with a BS Mech Engineering from Virginia Tech. As an engineer with IBM, I completed my MS, also in ME and Optimization Math.

My professional work involved machine design, computer simulation, and optimization (a lot of Math!). I love Math, and the Sciences, and have extensive applied experience. This helps me to find more and varied ways to explain the foundational aspects of Math and Science in problem solving. I have thousands of hours of tutoring success in all of the Maths, including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Differential Equations - at AP, Honors, IB and College level. My tutoring also includes SAT Prep, ACT Prep, and TEAS prep. I have taught multiple classes, and have completed hundreds of hours in personal test prep with students. I have exceptional Writing, Literature, English Grammar, Language skills, and am a voracious reader!

I am a skilled teacher. With IBM, I taught engineers how to use analytic software to solve problems. To quickly understand a unique design challenge, solve the issue, and communicate it was my forte. I have been told that I have a special skill at being able to explain complex ideas with simplicity, tailored to the audience's level.

I volunteer teaching CCD for youth at my Church; it is a unique learning environment - and very rewarding. In teaching and coaching swimmers - youth, adults, competitive and special needs - I am very patient, structured, committed, and flexible.
I am deeply committed to the success of my clients. If a student needs help understanding a difficult concept, I will go to great lengths to understand his or her knowledge set to work within that environment to lead the student to clarity. I will try dozens of ways to get an idea across, to facilitate comprehension. I can help with study skills, test taking skills, reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary. I love kids and nothing is more gratifying to me than to give a student the gift of learning!


Education

Virginia Tech - BSME
Mechanical Engineeri
SUNY Binghamton -MSME
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

As a mechanical engineer, I am a proficient user of various softwares and computer platforms. I worked for IBM for 18 years, using a variety of their software applications - including Lotus Notes, VMWare, WebSphere, and engineering application software like ANSYS, CATIA Elfini, ABAQUS, and ENOVIA. I have also used (and debugged) the AIX software set. In my daily engineering work, I use extensively Microsoft products such as EXCEL, WORD, and POWERPOINT. I have set up new computers, loaded (and debugged) software applications and user tools, such as Skype, virus protection and Media software. I have installed (and debugged!) many peripheral components, such as printers, wireless pointers, hard drives, recording devices, etc. While I am not Microsoft certified, I have managed my own suite of computers and software tools for many years. My computer knowledge is general and quite current. I scored 100% on both the Word and Excel tests, completing each in less than 2 minutes.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

As a mechanical engineer, I am a proficient user of various softwares and computer platforms. I worked for IBM for 18 years, using a variety of their software applications - including Lotus Notes, VMWare, WebSphere, and engineering application software like ANSYS, CATIA Elfini, ABAQUS, and ENOVIA. I have also used (and debugged) the AIX software set. In my daily engineering work, I use extensively Microsoft products such as EXCEL, WORD, and POWERPOINT. I have set up new computers, loaded (and debugged) software applications and user tools, such as Skype, virus protection and Media software. I have installed (and debugged!) many peripheral components, such as printers, wireless pointers, hard drives, recording devices, etc. While I am not Microsoft certified, I have managed my own suite of computers and software tools for many years. My computer knowledge is general and quite current. I scored 100% on both the Word and Excel tests, completing each in less than 2 minutes.
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Precalculus,

Precalculus

As an engineer, I use Math - in all its forms - on an everyday basis. I have studied advanced Maths, and applied them through my Masters level Engineering classes. My qualification tests for WyzAnt Maths were all perfect scores. PreCalculus is an introduction to some of the advanced Calculus topics of derivatives and rate change. I am confident that - with my teaching skills and experience with the more advanced subject matter, that I am qualified to tutor pre Calculus.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Math

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have an MSME in Mech Engineering, specializing in Machine Design and Design Optimization. I have more than 20 years experience, primarily in the area of Aerospace and Defense, with a patent and five patent disclosures in the area of Machine Design. My MS thesis was concerned with Optimization maths for electronic packaging components.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As an engineer, I use Math - in all its forms - on an everyday basis. I have studied advanced Maths, and applied them through my Masters level Engineering classes. My qualification tests for WyzAnt Maths were all perfect scores. PreCalculus is an introduction to some of the advanced Calculus topics of derivatives and rate change. I am confident that - with my teaching skills and experience with the more advanced subject matter, that I am qualified to tutor pre Calculus.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Precalculus,

Precalculus

As an engineer, I use Math - in all its forms - on an everyday basis. I have studied advanced Maths, and applied them through my Masters level Engineering classes. My qualification tests for WyzAnt Maths were all perfect scores. PreCalculus is an introduction to some of the advanced Calculus topics of derivatives and rate change. I am confident that - with my teaching skills and experience with the more advanced subject matter, that I am qualified to tutor pre Calculus.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Science

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have an MSME in Mech Engineering, specializing in Machine Design and Design Optimization. I have more than 20 years experience, primarily in the area of Aerospace and Defense, with a patent and five patent disclosures in the area of Machine Design. My MS thesis was concerned with Optimization maths for electronic packaging components.
Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

TEAS,

TEAS

I have already tutored several students in this topic, with great success! The Math is rarely beyond Algebra 1 and Geometry and I am highly qualified in those and every Math beyond. The English section is no different from the SAT English - a subject in which I am both highly qualified and deeply experienced. The TEAS Science section is a general round up of life sciences, all of which I have taken and a few of which I also regularly tutor in (Physics, Biology, and Chemistry). I am scheduled to teach a classroom TEAS Prep course, locally, in May, for 18 potential nursing students.
GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Melita has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (921 ratings)
5 star
(874)
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(39)
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(4)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews

very helpful!

Even with specific modeling in ABAQUS, able to help make adjustments on my model to reach a desirable result! Went the extra mile to search further online to try and understand the error messages. Very knowledgeable and helpful!

Teresa, 2 lessons with Melita

great teacher

very nice tutor ..She was patient, knowledgeable, responsive and well repaired for the classes…She is making sure me thoroughly understanding and able to handling the difficult topic. Thank you for helping me gain more confidence….will looking forward to working with her again next sessions…

Tram, 7 lessons with Melita

Perfect Tutor for SAT and PSAT

After taking a total of 12 lessons from Melita to prepare for both SAT and PSAT, my son achieved scores in 99%+ percentiles for both tests. These amazing test results were impossible for my son to achieve without Melita’s effective tutoring. She is the perfect tutor for SAT and PSAT if you have intention to pursue highly selective college admissions for your children. We will continue work with Melita for my younger son in the future to prepare both SAT and PSAT.

Andrew, 12 lessons with Melita

Great Teacher!

Melita is a great find. We’ve had a number of tutors over the years, but she’s the best. She’s very good at explaining the material. She patient and very personable. My son enjoys working with her and has found her explanations much clearer than his teacher at school. Highly recommend!!

April, 29 lessons with Melita

Harsh and impatient

My daughter, who has a thick skin and is not particularly sensitive, felt that Melita was very harsh, and she actually cried during dinner about the experience. Melita asked what she had scored on her last test, my daughter told her she'd gotten a 90%, and Melita said that she found that hard to believe because there were so many holes in her knowledge. Also, when my daughter said that she didn't know something, she felt like Melita constantly prodded her and asked her again and again instead of patiently just explaining how to do something. My daughter has had many strict and even unreasonable teachers, but I've never seen her get upset about it before. I felt terribly that I'd put her in this situation.

Erika, 2 lessons with Melita

Great Teacher!

Melita is a great find. We’ve had a number of tutors over the years, but she’s the best. She’s very good at explaining the material. She patient and very personable. My son enjoys working with her and has found her explanations much clearer than his teacher at school. Highly recommend.

April, 29 lessons with Melita

knowledgeable and patient tutor

Malita helped me fill in some essential core concepts in pre calculus which helped me make sense of a painful subject for me allowing me to improve my grades and shed a bunch of stress

Vic, 7 lessons with Melita

Amazing Tutor!

Melita has been such an asset! She has helped make sense of Pre Calculus to my daughter. In only a couple sessions has helped her raise her grade from a mid B to a solid A.

Katina, 36 lessons with Melita

Knowledgeable tutor

Melita continues to be such a great help to my son. She also provides ways to easily remember ways to solve problems and provides extra examples.

Charity , 21 lessons with Melita
Hourly Rate: $55
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