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Melissa S.

Addison, IL

$40/hour

Tutor in Spanish and English here.

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/16/13
4.8 average from 79 ratings
Initial Offerings Above Expectations
— Bob, Woodridge, IL on 5/13/14

$40/Hour


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Lake Forest College, Lake Forest , Illinois
psychology
Loyola University - Chicago, IL
Master's

Education

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest , Illinois (psychology)

Loyola University - Chicago, IL (Master's)

About Melissa

A dynamic tutor here! I am qualified in many subject areas including English, Spanish and Psychology. I have been tutor for over 5 years now in both online and in-person formats.

My method of tutoring incorporates books that the students all ready has as well as supplementary worksheets. I am cognizant of different learning styles and do my best to accommodate all styles whether visual, auditory or kinesthetic.
A dynamic tutor here! I am qualified in many subject areas including English, Spanish and Psychology. I have been tutor for over 5 years now in both online and in-person formats.

My method of tutoring incorporates books that the students all ready has as well as supplementary worksheets. I am cognizant of different learning styles and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Online is set at $25 per hour. In-person tutoring at a public place is also $40 per hour. Please inquire about tutoring for a group of 2 or more.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Addison, IL 60101
Background Check: Passed

"Initial Offerings Above Expectations"

- Bob, Woodridge, IL on 5/13/14

"Great teacher"

- Ai, Bloomingdale, IL on 7/30/14

"Very patient kind tutor"

- Johanna, West Lafayette, IN on 5/12/13

"Excellent Teacher"

- Kris, Elmhurst, IL on 11/27/12
Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Psychology
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
History:
American History
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ADHD

I am a tutor in an elementary school and have experience dealing with students who have ADD/ADHD. I have additional training in a therapeutic day school.

American History

I am most proficient in American History.

English

I am very familiar with the writing process and have mentored elementary and high school students in writing. I will guide you through brainstorming to the final paper. I can also help you edit and comment on a rough draft.

ESL/ESOL

I have been tutoring ELL students for over 4 years now both in person and online. I work with refugees from various countries such as Iraq, Nepal, Somalia.

Phonics

I am qualified in phonics as I teach refugees the basics of reading and speaking. I teach phonics by going over the alphabet, blending sounds, etc. with them. I am patient and use worksheets as well as online sources to help them prepare students for reading and writing.

Psychology

I have a Bachelor's in Psychology. I have a solid foundation in Abnormal Psychology and social work.

Public Speaking

I have been though a lot of public speaking in my career as tutor and substitute teacher. I have worked with college students. I am familiar with the steps it takes to research and give a good speech.

Reading

I have been a reading tutor for elementary school students for about 6 years now. I have worked with students on phonemic awareness, fluency and comprehension. I always work with students in their own learning style.

Spanish

I minored in Spanish during my university days. I keep up the language by organizing two meetup groups. I also ran an after school program teaching Spanish to kindergarten to second graders.

My level is advanced intermediate/proficient. I am comfortable tutoring adults and children at the beginning, intermediate or beginning advanced level.

Special Needs

I have training is in a therapeutic day school. My experience has been assisting children with emotional difficulties and organization. I have worked with refugee students who come from traumatic backgrounds as well as attention difficulties. I also have a Bachelor's in Psychology. I have a solid foundation in Abnormal Psychology and social work.

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest , Illinois
psychology
Loyola University - Chicago, IL
Master's

Education

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest , Illinois (psychology)

Loyola University - Chicago, IL (Master's)

Initial Offerings Above Expectations

I've only had 3 tutoring sessions with Melissa so far, and inasmuch as I have never worked with a tutor before either, these comments may be a bit premature. Having said that, I feel the sessions have been above expectations. As an adult learner, I am anxious, out of practice, and easily frustrated, but Melissa has done a great job keeping me reined in and on task. I was expecting vocabulary, and

— Bob, Woodridge, IL on 5/13/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Online is set at $25 per hour. In-person tutoring at a public place is also $40 per hour. Please inquire about tutoring for a group of 2 or more.

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 30 miles of Addison, IL 60101.