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Melanie M.

College Prep Writing...and Reading!

College Prep Writing...and Reading!

$30/hour

  • 76 hours tutoring

  • Sarasota, FL 34238

About Melanie


Bio

You can do this! All you need is a friendly coach who is fun to work with and knows exactly what the academics expect. I can break it down for you. I taught the required Composition 1 at a local college. What's more, I served on the writing placement committee. That means I helped decide which students wrote well enough to take Composition 1, which earns credit toward graduation. Otherwise, you need to take extra courses to improve your skills. These courses take time and money, and they...

You can do this! All you need is a friendly coach who is fun to work with and knows exactly what the academics expect. I can break it down for you. I taught the required Composition 1 at a local college. What's more, I served on the writing placement committee. That means I helped decide which students wrote well enough to take Composition 1, which earns credit toward graduation. Otherwise, you need to take extra courses to improve your skills. These courses take time and money, and they don't count toward graduation!

I'm a born writer and I love teaching others how to write well. In addition to teaching college freshmen, for the last five years I've specialized in teaching students preparing for college. This means helping students gain confidence writing an academic essay and unlocking the secrets of academic reading. I help students organize their thoughts to form rock- solid thesis statements with excellent support. We use highlighters as we learn to identify the main idea in a text. My students, including English Language Learners, are always amazed...and relieved at the progress they make. Formerly an editor at Harvard Magazine, I have written three books and countless articles for magazines and newspapers.


Education

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Journalism,

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $30 for in-person / $30 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Sarasota, FL 34238
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Melanie hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL for the last ten years.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I currently serve as an editorial consultant and professional proofreader for corporate clients in Massachusetts.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

As a college-prep instructor, I have a solid track record of helping students identify the key concepts and the relationship between sentences in academic texts.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I am an author, journalist and former college writing professor.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL for the last ten years.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I currently serve as an editorial consultant and professional proofreader for corporate clients in Massachusetts.
Reading,

Reading

As a college-prep instructor, I have a solid track record of helping students identify the key concepts and the relationship between sentences in academic texts.
Writing,

Writing

I am the author of three nonfiction books and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers.
Grammar, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I am an author, journalist and former college writing professor.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL for the last ten years.
Reading,

Reading

As a college-prep instructor, I have a solid track record of helping students identify the key concepts and the relationship between sentences in academic texts.
Writing,

Writing

I am the author of three nonfiction books and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers.
SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL for the last ten years.

Most Popular

English,

English

I am an author, journalist and former college writing professor.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL for the last ten years.
Reading,

Reading

As a college-prep instructor, I have a solid track record of helping students identify the key concepts and the relationship between sentences in academic texts.
Writing

Writing

I am the author of three nonfiction books and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL for the last ten years.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL for the last ten years.
Reading,

Reading

As a college-prep instructor, I have a solid track record of helping students identify the key concepts and the relationship between sentences in academic texts.
Writing

Writing

I am the author of three nonfiction books and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent Writing Tutor

Melanie is very patient and methodical and keeps to the task on hand. She was very valuable in helping my daughter focus on ideas for her college application essay. She is very easy to work with, professional, and knowledgeable.

Lori, 3 lessons with Melanie

Helpful

Carolina told me that Melanie helped her with new words today, not only explaining them but creating sentences and showing expressions. She also helped her with her science reading.Carolina needs to read more and also learn about adjective,verb etc....

Jean, 10 lessons with Melanie
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$30/hour

Melanie M.

$30/hour

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Response time: 1 day