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Melissa G.

Westport, CT

$55/hour

Positive and Committed English, French, and Spanish Tutor

Background check passed as of 7/29/16
5.0 average from 1 ratings
Great Tutor!
— TJ, Fairfield, CT on 1/18/17

$55/Hour


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Tufts University
Clinical Psychology

Education

Tufts University (Clinical Psychology)

About Melissa

Hello!
My name is Melissa. My family is American, but I was born and raised in France. I speak fluent English, French, and Spanish. I grew up studying at various international, private, and public schools in and around Paris and New York. I attended public high school in the United States, where I took 9 APs and graduated with an unweighted GPA of 3.8. I went on to attend Tufts University, where I studied Clinical Psychology and Public Health.

My diverse educational background uniquely qualifies me as a tutor. I have been exposed to many teaching styles, testing styles, grading criteria.... and have had to adapt my own learning styles and studying skills accordingly throughout my education. I believe that every student learns differently, and rather than applying a blanket approach, my aim is to help each student identify his or her own strengths and weaknesses, set specific and attainable goals for improvement, and build good habits that will carry through to future endeavors (academic and otherwise).

I have tutored students preparing for rigorous private school entrance exams as well as students in remedial classes struggling with their coursework. I specialize in helping students with writing, reading, grammar, vocabulary, and test preparation (SAT/ACT/SATIIs/PSATs/general unit exams, quizzes, midterms, finals, etc.) in English, French, and Spanish.

I've worked as a private tutor since I was 16. I've also volunteered as a tutor with the National Honor Society and with Smart Partners, an LA-based nonprofit for local middle-schoolers struggling to meet their potential. At Smart Partners I not only had my own students but oversaw the other tutors as well. I have interned with the Education Department at Heal The Bay in the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, where I helped develop part of the educational curriculum. I was an assistant EMS instructor at both Boston University and Tufts University, where I prepared students for the Massachusetts State Office of Emergency Medical Services EMT certification practical assessment and written exams. I have also been a sports camp instructor and an art camp counselor.

In these capacities I have worked with children (and adults) of all ages, and am truly committed to -- and rewarded by -- finding the right fit and approach for each learner.
Hello!
My name is Melissa. My family is American, but I was born and raised in France. I speak fluent English, French, and Spanish. I grew up studying at various international, private, and public schools in and around Paris and New York. I attended public high school in the United States, where I took 9 APs and graduated with an unweighted
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Westport, CT 06880
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor!"

- TJ, Fairfield, CT on 1/18/17
Science:
Philosophy, Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, Regents, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
French, Spanish
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness, Soccer, Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

SAT Reading

I scored an 800 on the Verbal portion of my SATs, and am particularly strong with reading comprehension. I can help break down the reading passages and corresponding questions so you know exactly where to look in the text to find your answer!

Spanish

I scored a 5 on the AP Spanish Language exam, and placed into a graduate-level Latin American literature and culture course in college. Of all of the subjects I've tutored, I have the most experience with Spanish.

Tufts University
Clinical Psychology

Education

Tufts University (Clinical Psychology)

Great Tutor!

Melissa was very patient and engaging with my son and explained Spanish language concepts in terms he could understand. My son really enjoyed working with her and he hates Spanish.

— TJ, Fairfield, CT on 1/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 40 miles of Westport, CT 06880.