Melita - Tutor in Mystic CT (06355)
Melita - Tutor in Mystic CT (06355)
Response time: 8 hours
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!
Melita hasn’t set a schedule.
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, 8 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
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, 27 lessons with Melita
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
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
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, 65 lessons with Melita
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
Response time: 8 hours