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Melissa H.

Making Math 'Click' and 'Stick' for All Ages and Starting Points!

Making Math 'Click' and 'Stick' for All Ages and Starting Points!

$97/hour

  • 1,969 hours tutoring

About Melissa


Bio

I have been helping those around me understand math since I was in 6th grade. Adapting the material to make sense to others is something I am passionate about! Finding ways for math to 'click' for anyone at any math level is something that I find extremely rewarding!

Since graduating from college, I have spent 2 years working with elementary children ages 5-11, 4 years as an instructor who helped college students who struggle with math succeed in College Algebra, and 3.5 year focused on...

I have been helping those around me understand math since I was in 6th grade. Adapting the material to make sense to others is something I am passionate about! Finding ways for math to 'click' for anyone at any math level is something that I find extremely rewarding!

Since graduating from college, I have spent 2 years working with elementary children ages 5-11, 4 years as an instructor who helped college students who struggle with math succeed in College Algebra, and 3.5 year focused on tutoring one on one and small groups for their math classes (elementary-college) and math tests (ASVAB, ACT, SAT, GED).

Over the last 15 years, I have tutored elementary, middle, and high school, and college students with elementary math, basic math, prealgebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, intermediate algebra, college algebra and more! I truly believe that math concept explanations can be catered to suit any individual's learning style and that math can become natural and intuitive for anyone! After students gain a thorough understanding of arithmetic and the basics of algebra, the math classes beyond that can be conquered with reasonable work and effort. Math doesn't have to be overwhelming - I will do my best to make complicated concepts understandable!


Education

BYU
Business Management with a Math Minor

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $97
  • Rate details: Significant discounts offered for groups of 2-10! Ask for more details. :)
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/5/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

I have taught math classes to a variety of grades/ages (see profile if you'd like more details). I also have some Language Arts teaching and tutoring experience so while I will mainly focus on teaching homeschool math, I can also teach and tutor some in that area as well. Additionally I was home schooled for 3 years so I have experience from the student's perspective and I have some first hand experience with homeschool benefits, challenges and curriculums!
Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Algebra 1 covers core math concepts and processes that are used in future math classes. Understanding these concepts is key for future math success. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. I help make these concepts easy to understand and even intuitive so that when Algebra 1 is complete, each student becomes confident and prepared for future math classes.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Algebra 2 covers concepts that build on the core Algebra principles learned in Prealgebra and Algebra 1. The concepts and problem types encountered in Algebra 2, often require more steps to solve and have more challenging components than previous Algebra classes. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. Additionally, I know how to fill any gaps in previous Algebra understanding along the way. I have helped hundreds of student learn and understand Algebra 2 principles while strengthening, re-learning, and even learning basic math and Algebra concepts at the same time! I am passionate about helping anyone and everyone build math confidence and understanding so they can thrive in Algebra 2 so they increase their problem solving skills and move closer to their academic and career goals!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Prealgebra covers core math concepts and processes that are used in future math classes. Understanding these concepts is key for future math success. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. I help make these concepts easy to understand and even intuitive so that when Prealgebra is complete, each student is confident and prepared for Algebra.
Precalculus

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Algebra 1 covers core math concepts and processes that are used in future math classes. Understanding these concepts is key for future math success. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. I help make these concepts easy to understand and even intuitive so that when Algebra 1 is complete, each student becomes confident and prepared for future math classes.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Algebra 2 covers concepts that build on the core Algebra principles learned in Prealgebra and Algebra 1. The concepts and problem types encountered in Algebra 2, often require more steps to solve and have more challenging components than previous Algebra classes. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. Additionally, I know how to fill any gaps in previous Algebra understanding along the way. I have helped hundreds of student learn and understand Algebra 2 principles while strengthening, re-learning, and even learning basic math and Algebra concepts at the same time! I am passionate about helping anyone and everyone build math confidence and understanding so they can thrive in Algebra 2 so they increase their problem solving skills and move closer to their academic and career goals!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Prealgebra covers core math concepts and processes that are used in future math classes. Understanding these concepts is key for future math success. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. I help make these concepts easy to understand and even intuitive so that when Prealgebra is complete, each student is confident and prepared for Algebra.
Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Algebra 1 covers core math concepts and processes that are used in future math classes. Understanding these concepts is key for future math success. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. I help make these concepts easy to understand and even intuitive so that when Algebra 1 is complete, each student becomes confident and prepared for future math classes.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Algebra 2 covers concepts that build on the core Algebra principles learned in Prealgebra and Algebra 1. The concepts and problem types encountered in Algebra 2, often require more steps to solve and have more challenging components than previous Algebra classes. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. Additionally, I know how to fill any gaps in previous Algebra understanding along the way. I have helped hundreds of student learn and understand Algebra 2 principles while strengthening, re-learning, and even learning basic math and Algebra concepts at the same time! I am passionate about helping anyone and everyone build math confidence and understanding so they can thrive in Algebra 2 so they increase their problem solving skills and move closer to their academic and career goals!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Prealgebra covers core math concepts and processes that are used in future math classes. Understanding these concepts is key for future math success. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. I help make these concepts easy to understand and even intuitive so that when Prealgebra is complete, each student is confident and prepared for Algebra.
Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Algebra 1 covers core math concepts and processes that are used in future math classes. Understanding these concepts is key for future math success. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. I help make these concepts easy to understand and even intuitive so that when Algebra 1 is complete, each student becomes confident and prepared for future math classes.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the last 15+ years, I've taught and tutored students ages 13-60 years old in algebra classes Prealgebra through College Algebra. During this time, I've helped nearly 1000 students understand and succeed in Algebra! Algebra 2 covers concepts that build on the core Algebra principles learned in Prealgebra and Algebra 1. The concepts and problem types encountered in Algebra 2, often require more steps to solve and have more challenging components than previous Algebra classes. I teach these topics and processes in ways that are engaging, simple, and memorable. Additionally, I know how to fill any gaps in previous Algebra understanding along the way. I have helped hundreds of student learn and understand Algebra 2 principles while strengthening, re-learning, and even learning basic math and Algebra concepts at the same time! I am passionate about helping anyone and everyone build math confidence and understanding so they can thrive in Algebra 2 so they increase their problem solving skills and move closer to their academic and career goals!
GED

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I scored extremely high on the ASVAB and have helped dozens of others exceed the scores they need including one person I helped score in the 98th percentile! I specialize in tutoring the Math Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning sections of the ASVAB. I have created an outline, developed a flexible tutoring curriculum, and compiled and created hundreds and hundreds of practice problems that cover the math concepts needed for the ASVAB. I have worked with students who have begun at all different math starting points. I give each of my ASVAB students personalized guidance so they can exceed the scores they need on the ASVAB so they can start their military careers in the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Army! My teaching method focuses on core math concepts and skills needed for the ASVAB. By doing this I am able to help students better understand, make quick progress, and build confidence. Many ASVAB prep books and programs focus on concepts and problems types much deeper and harder than the ASVAB does. (Often about 2 years of math beyond what is necessary.) This approach leads to students wasting a lot of time (and money in many cases) and typically gives worse results because it is confusing and overwhelming which minimizes progress. I’m here to help you learn in the most simple, memorable, and empowering way possible to help you make the very most of your time and money and ultimately move toward your career goals!
GED

Examples of Expertise


Melissa has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Math progress

I really appreciate the care and individualized consideration that Melissa puts into her instruction. She is extremely knowledgeable and is very encouraging which I appreciate tremendously. I look forward to learning more from her and I would highly recommend! Josh

Joshua, 15 lessons with Melissa

Outstanding algebra tutor

I cannot recommend Melissa enough. My daughter's grade has improved dramatically in just a few weeks. Melissa is so professional, thorough and detailed. And the fact that my difficult teenager is actually eager to participate in her tutoring sessions really says it all!

Lisa, 68 lessons with Melissa

Fits excellent knowledge to our child's learning style.

Melissa has been working with our oldest child on her math basics, but also helping her to do more. She has spent just enough time discovering how our child things about problems and solves them to meet her with the right skill set for learning. We can see improvements in several areas of her learning already and our child has come back saying it was fun too!

Beau, 16 lessons with Melissa

Great instructor

Melissa is very patient and has really helped with me getting a better understanding. I wasn’t sure about online tutoring because I have always struggled with math. She is definitely good at what she does and is a great instructor.

Sheronda, 11 lessons with Melissa

Great Tutor!

Melissa has been helping me prepare for the asvab and she has made math so much easier for me! I highly recommended using her services.

Myles, 11 lessons with Melissa

Great teacher, very helpful and made the lessons easy to understand!

Melissa H. really helped my daughter with a practical and easy to follow approach to Algebra 2. She feels more confident after just 1 session. Looking forward to signing her up for future sessions.

Aisha, 7 lessons with Melissa

Great Tutor

Melissa is very knowledgeable about math I appreciate her answering all my questions clearly also the questions I had she worked with me and made sure I understood the concepts. After working with her I feel confident about everything we have gone over. Melissa is very easy to understand. I’m glad I got her as my Tutor.

Mario, 2 lessons with Melissa

Best Algebra tutor

She has helped me a lot with my math problems she takes her time in teaching you a step by step process I would recommend her to anybody who needs help with his or her math problems.

Michael, 43 lessons with Melissa

Very flexible, very effective

Melissa goes out of her way to fit my daughter in when needed. Always an excellent report back from my daughter on the session. She gets the answers she needs as well as problem-solving guidance, and the foundation she's on is way stronger as a result of working with Melissa. Highly recommended.

Matt, 8 lessons with Melissa
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