Over 600 tutoring hours

Melissa R.

Hoschton, GA

$50/hr

9 years experience teaching English composition and literature

In-person lessons
Replies in 19 hours
Background check passed as of 9/13/11
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
200 Ratings
 
 
19hrs Response Time
Excellent Tutor
— Elizabeth, Princeton Junction, NJ on 7/3/12

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Roanoke College
Religion Philosophy
Wheaton College, IL
Master's
Princeton Theological Seminary
Master's

Education

Roanoke College (Religion Philosophy )

Wheaton College, IL (Master's)

Princeton Theological Seminary (Master's)

About Melissa

My current availability is as follows:

Mondays - 5.00-7.00
Tuesdays - 5.00-7.00

Updated: November 2014

I have been working as a private tutor for the past three years helping high school students with SAT preparation, IRLA classes and college entrance essays. For eight years I prepared Korean and Mongolian students to take the American SAT, thrive in US universities and master TOEFL writing exams. As a professor at Ewha Womens University in Seoul, South Korea, I taught university students to understand academic reading, prepare and write academic papers and to organize logical arguments. In addition to working at Ewha in Seoul, I have extensive experience in private tutoring, having tutored middle and high school students in writing and reading. Prior to going abroad, I taught Bible and Geography classes at a private middle and high school in Virginia. At the American high school level I have also served as a thesis adviser, helping students through every step of researching, planning, writing and editing 15-20 page essays. Furthermore, in Mongolia I worked with students new to the English language. We began with the alphabet and worked together through proficiency in the language. I am a certified TESOL instructor with a B.A. in Religion, Philosophy and East Asian Studies, an M.A. in Intercultural Studies and am currently working on a second M.Div in preparation for work on a PhD. I am a lifelong learner and career teacher who has worked at every level and in many environments to help students like you excel in the study of the English language.

For those students who are interested in SAT tutoring, I offer my own materials: a 200 page workbook with tips and exercises organized around the types of questions that appear on the test. This can be purchased at your interest.
My current availability is as follows:

Mondays - 5.00-7.00
Tuesdays - 5.00-7.00

Updated: November 2014

I have been working as a private tutor for the past three years helping high school students with SAT preparation, IRLA classes and
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Hoschton, GA 30548
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Elizabeth, Princeton Junction, NJ on 7/3/12

"Excellent tutor! Has made a significant and direct impact."

- Govi, Princeton Junction, NJ on 12/15/12

"Excellent tutor"

- Dewan, Princeton Junction, NJ on 9/17/12

"Very dedicated!"

- Fariha, Trenton, NJ on 6/28/12

"Great tutor"

- Christine, Cranbury, NJ on 3/13/12

"Grreat teacher"

- Kinka, Princeton Junction, NJ on 3/12/12

"Great Teacher"

- UDIT, Columbus, NJ on 11/30/11

"very good"

- Wendy, Princeton, NJ on 10/2/11
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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ESL/ESOL

I am a TESOL certified instructor with 8 years experience teaching ESL/ESOL to students in middle and high school and university in Mongolia, Korea and Japan. In those eight years, I have taught everything from first steps in basic conversation to academic writing.

Roanoke College
Religion Philosophy
Wheaton College, IL
Master's
Princeton Theological Seminary
Master's

Education

Roanoke College (Religion Philosophy )

Wheaton College, IL (Master's)

Princeton Theological Seminary (Master's)

Excellent Tutor — Melissa has been a great tutor. She helped me improve around 400 points on the SAT in reading and writing and helped me score 3 points higher on the ACT. Every tutoring session, she was patient and understood the issues I had trouble with and she addressed them swiftly and effectively. Her expertise in writing was clear from the first tutoring session which made me feel confident that I was lea ...

— Elizabeth, Princeton Junction, NJ on 7/3/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 5 miles of Hoschton, GA 30548.

Background Check Status for Melissa R.

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