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Melita M.

Melita - Tutor in Mystic CT (06355)

Melita - Tutor in Mystic CT (06355)

$50/hour

  • 1,974 hours tutoring

  • Mystic, CT 06355


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About Melita


Bio

I am a twelve year resident of Mystic, CT. I was born and raised in Fairfield, CT and attended Lauralton Hall for a classical college prep education. I completed a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and then went to work with IBM. During my tenure there, I studied for, and completed, a Master's degree, also in Mechanical Engineering.

My work has involved various areas of machine design, computer simulation, and system and process optimization (a lot of Math!). I love Math,...

I am a twelve year resident of Mystic, CT. I was born and raised in Fairfield, CT and attended Lauralton Hall for a classical college prep education. I completed a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and then went to work with IBM. During my tenure there, I studied for, and completed, a Master's degree, also in Mechanical Engineering.

My work has involved various areas of machine design, computer simulation, and system and process optimization (a lot of Math!). I love Math, and the Sciences, and have a lot of applied experience with them. This helps me to find more and varied ways to explain the foundational aspects of Math and Science in problem solving. I have hundreds of hours of tutoring success in all of the Maths, including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Differential Equations. In my schooling, I was also very well trained in Literature, English Grammar, Latin, Spanish, Writing, and the Arts. I am a voracious reader and test in the 99th percentile in Reading Speed and Comprehension. I am currently writing a book (semi-autobiographical).

I am a skilled teacher. With IBM, I taught engineers how to use computer software in their own environment to solve problems of design, or build, or process application. This involved my going to their workplace, quickly understanding their environment and design constraints, and then discovering a way to work within those boundaries to communicate solutions and new techniques. Every interaction or assignment was one-of-a-kind, and I loved the challenge! My feedback scores were always exemplary.

I have been told that I have a special skill at being able to explain complex ideas with simplicity, tailored to the audience’s knowledge set.

I have taught CCD at my church for ten years, for a variety of ages: Kindergartners and early grades, as well as 7th through 10th graders. I love it, and my students respond well to my teaching style and skills. I've had students come up to me years later, to thank me for their experience in my class. I am especially adept at tailoring the style to the student's development level.

I also teach Swimming at the local Y. I have many young students, and two Adult classes (beginners and intermediates). Most of the parents of the children I've taught have made a special effort to commend my teaching, and have requested my classes for their children's subsequent lessons – often rescheduling their children's lessons, just to be in my class! I have been told that I am extremely patient, very structured, committed, and flexible with different types of learners, ages, and abilities. My adult students have often told me how surprised they were at the progress they've made, after years of trying to learn to swim. I am an extremely effective teacher. I recently worked with an autistic adult who was terrified to leave the wall in the shallow end of the pool. With much encouragement and patience, I was able to get him to swim the entire length of the pool, and jump in at the deep end! He was amazed. Although I only have worked at the Y for a year, my supervisor has asked me to get special Certification in order to teach other instructors how to teach.

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
State Univ of New York at Binghamton
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Mystic, CT 06355
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/10/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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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

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While I have taught and tutored adults, college level and HS subjects, I am also well qualified to teach K-6, specifically math, language arts and science. I have worked with youngsters, aged 5 through 12 on math, reading, physical science, and swimming. I am well versed in the subject matter, of course, but also have a great deal of experience with the age group. I've specifically tutored in 2nd grade math, 4th grade math, 6th grade math, K and 2nd grade science, and K and 3rd grade reading, as some examples. I am very patient and relate well to the different development phases of this age group. I have taught swimming to over 500 children, aged 6 through 12, over the last few years!
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

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

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While I have taught and tutored adults, college level and HS subjects, I am also well qualified to teach K-6, specifically math, language arts and science. I have worked with youngsters, aged 5 through 12 on math, reading, physical science, and swimming. I am well versed in the subject matter, of course, but also have a great deal of experience with the age group. I've specifically tutored in 2nd grade math, 4th grade math, 6th grade math, K and 2nd grade science, and K and 3rd grade reading, as some examples. I am very patient and relate well to the different development phases of this age group. I have taught swimming to over 500 children, aged 6 through 12, over the last few years!
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

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

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While I have taught and tutored adults, college level and HS subjects, I am also well qualified to teach K-6, specifically math, language arts and science. I have worked with youngsters, aged 5 through 12 on math, reading, physical science, and swimming. I am well versed in the subject matter, of course, but also have a great deal of experience with the age group. I've specifically tutored in 2nd grade math, 4th grade math, 6th grade math, K and 2nd grade science, and K and 3rd grade reading, as some examples. I am very patient and relate well to the different development phases of this age group. I have taught swimming to over 500 children, aged 6 through 12, over the last few years!
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

Physics

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While I have taught and tutored adults, college level and HS subjects, I am also well qualified to teach K-6, specifically math, language arts and science. I have worked with youngsters, aged 5 through 12 on math, reading, physical science, and swimming. I am well versed in the subject matter, of course, but also have a great deal of experience with the age group. I've specifically tutored in 2nd grade math, 4th grade math, 6th grade math, K and 2nd grade science, and K and 3rd grade reading, as some examples. I am very patient and relate well to the different development phases of this age group. I have taught swimming to over 500 children, aged 6 through 12, over the last few years!
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, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (563 ratings)
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Reviews

Excellent session.

This was my son's first time working with Melita on ALEKS Algebra 2 program. Great communication & my son definitely believes it will help him. His comment was "she knows her stuff."

Julie, 17 lessons with Melita

Very Knowledgeable Tutor

Melita is extremely patient and explains exactly what the student needs to know. She always researches the curriculum of the specific student. I highly recommend her.

Linda, 26 lessons with Melita

Great lesson!

Thanks for organizing the lesson so quickly and I think our son got a lot out of it. Melita was so knowledgeable, well organized and up to date. Looking forward to next week's follow up. Many thanks!

Annika, 31 lessons with Melita

Prepared

Melita helped my daughter boost her grade in pre-calculus. The two have been working together for a few weeks now and my daughter feels more confident. Melita quickly identified areas that needed work and focused her instruction on these areas. In addition to helping with homework Melita also had some additional practice material to offer in order to prepare for a test. Shes flexible with her time, prepared and has good communication and follow through.

Jennifer, 7 lessons with Melita

Knowledgeable and prepared tutor

My child looks forward to working on her math with Melita. She feels more confident during math class and more prepared for classwork and tests. We were happy Melita was able to continue with us after last year.

Polly, 35 lessons with Melita

Wonderful tutor

Melita is probably the most thorough and committed tutor we have ever worked with! Our many thanks for her help.

Heather, 11 lessons with Melita

Precalculus

Melita is a wonderful tutor. She explained the precalculus lesson to my daughter in a way that she was able to understand the material, and gave her much needed confidence!

Rima, 13 lessons with Melita

Focused, honest, specific

In first session was able to review a semesters worth of tests and spot patterns and provide specific advice. My student looks forward to a second session.

Geoffrey , 3 lessons with Melita

Wonderful and extremely helpful

Katjana currently has an A in math and I attribute much of this to Melita's help. I consider this after school tutoring one of the most important gifts we can give to our daughter. Katjana goes to her sessions with Melita eagerly and raves about how helpful she is in addressing different ways in which to solve a problem.

Angela, 68 lessons with Melita

Dedicated

Melita is patient and knowledgeable in SAT prep. She has true concern for her student. I feel strengths were built upon and weaknesses discovered. I am so much more prepared to take the SATs and to continue to study for them on my own. Melita made me feel comfortable and confident. I can apply these skills in all my academic settings and beyond.

Dorothy , 7 lessons with Melita

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Melita M.

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