Spanish/English Made Easier
Spanish/English Made Easier
Welcome to my profile. I have had a wide range of experiences in teaching, mostly overseas. I taught English as a Second Language in Bogota, Colombia, in 1997-9, using the curriculum that the students provided. I also had the opportunity to tutor two young children in English while in Montevideo. I have also taught beginning Spanish in a Pre-K school here in the US in 2009. One of the most memorable times was when I taught Colombian businessmen the basic concepts of the Chicago Mercantile...
Welcome to my profile. I have had a wide range of experiences in teaching, mostly overseas. I taught English as a Second Language in Bogota, Colombia, in 1997-9, using the curriculum that the students provided. I also had the opportunity to tutor two young children in English while in Montevideo. I have also taught beginning Spanish in a Pre-K school here in the US in 2009. One of the most memorable times was when I taught Colombian businessmen the basic concepts of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in English. I was learning right along side with my students how the Chicago Mercantile Exchange began. In teaching English as a second language, I use a lot of repetition to teach vocalizations and enunciation. I am interested in the motivation of the student and would strive to encourage your love of learning and knowledge.
I have also taught Reading in English in Uruguay. In both languages, it was beginning reading that I tutored. I love reading because it seems to open up worlds to the imagination. As a homeschooling parent, I come alongside the curriculum and help my student understand the text, what is the desired results, and how to apply it in the lesson. Since my homeschooler is now in high school, she is self-motivated and I have some free time to dedicate to tutoring others. As a graduate from Western Baptist College with a BS degree in Liberal Arts, having taken all the elementary education courses, I believe I can encourage, motivate, and add insight into different lessons. I believe that a teacher is a facilitator of knowledge. As such, your growth in learning is my goal.
Do not let my looks fool you! I am not winking at anyone; I was in a car accident as a baby and modern medicine can only do so much. In regards to rating, remember to take into consideration the effort of the student. Be proactive.
Melissa is definitely one of the most personable and professional tutor that I have had the pleasure to help me with my English problems. She is affordable and worked very hard to make sentence structure, punctuation and grammar clear for me. I never felt left in the dark. I highly recommend her and am glad to know her.Crystal, 1 lesson with Melissa
Melissa is a great Spanish tutor. I'm an adult that was trying to learn Spanish just by using an app, but I'm starting to get much better traction by adding Melissa to the process.Keven, 52 lessons with Melissa
Knowledgeable and patient ESL teacher
Melissa taught me ways to explain and expand my ideas. She was very kind, sweet, and patient whenever trying to teach me new English words and their pronunciation.Anh, 6 lessons with Melissa
1st time using Wyzant & Great class
Melissa helped to correct my pronunciation. I like the class. I know she will help me to improve my English. Thank you.Rina, 1 lesson with Melissa
Extremely knowledgeable and very patient with my daughter.
Spanish 1 high school. Melissa was extremely helpful and gave my daughter the confidence she needed. She is looking forward to more sessions. Melissa was very thorough and explained in that details.Juliana, 1 lesson with Melissa
She helped me a lot when I had unfamiliar words and expressions. I was really comfortable when I spoke English thanks to her. She gave homework. She's really supportive. I look forward to meeting her.Tammy, 3 lessons with Melissa
Very patient with my son (7 years old) and great personality! We are just beginning Spanish and she was very patient and has a good approach with kids. Would highly recommend Melissa for kids, or adults.Dan, 1 lesson with Melissa
Melissa has a great approach to tutoring--customizing the lesson to focus on the student's greatest need, rather than a prescribed lesson plan.Sharon, 14 lessons with Melissa
Very Patient, Very Kind!
Melissa helped me with the basic Spanish skills I would need for my trip to Mexico so I would have more confidence.Jay, 1 lesson with Melissa
Melissa is so thorough and helpful. My 9-year-old son looks forward to their time together each week. Melissa is patient, kind, and knowledgeable. So happy we found her!Mia, 5 lessons with Melissa
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