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Melissa S.

Peoria, IL

$50/hour

Being a teacher is not what I do...It's who I am!

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Olivet Nazarene University
Education
WIU
MEd

Education

Olivet Nazarene University (Education)

WIU (MEd)

About Melissa

I have an MEd from WIU and a degree in Education from Olivet Nazarene University. For nine years I taught 7th and 8th grade, one year of 9-12, and am presently teaching adult learners. Over the years I've been involved with teaching in preschool and elementary environments via school programs or church activities. I am a certified teacher and a clinical mental health therapist. I love to teach as I see it as being the way to change the world. I believe in educating the whole child. Presently, I have DCFS clearance as well as excellent people skills. I have an extensive history of working with learners who face challenges in academic pursuit and have a hefty education in assisting with matters of developmental delay, autism, emotional/ behavioral academic issues, and dyslexia.

I have achieved a lexile score that many American citizens do not have. My reading and English skills are stellar.

You will be hard pressed to find a teacher more passionate about education and more prepared than I. I will strive to help you or your child to understand that they are a winner and are capable while I also assist them in catching up.
I have an MEd from WIU and a degree in Education from Olivet Nazarene University. For nine years I taught 7th and 8th grade, one year of 9-12, and am presently teaching adult learners. Over the years I've been involved with teaching in preschool and elementary environments via school Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Peoria, IL 61603
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Geology, Nutrition,
Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Architecture, Photography
English:
ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, College Counseling, GED
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
History:
American History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Nutrition

Nutrition is my passion! In college I minored in Nutrition and am a certified teacher of such. I've taught this at both a junior high level and at a college level. I have exceptional knowledge of nutrition and dietetics.

Sewing

I minored in sewing in school. Following that I have professionally taught sewing for ten years.

Social Studies

I am a professional teacher with a middle school endorsement in social sciences. This permits me to teach social studies. I have taught both American History and World Geography for many years. I have an MEd from WIU and a degree in Education from Olivet Nazarene University.

Special Needs

I have college level certification that permits me to work with students who have special needs. In addition, I've nannied for two families with special needs children. Last, I worked for the Department of Human Services to aide residents who experience behavioral or emotional issues due to special needs. I can work with any student that has special needs to accommodate his or her disability. I am a licensed teacher and understand the IEP process as well as processes such as IDEA, AIMs Web, etc.

Study Skills

As a certified teacher, I have spent most of my career teaching students how to study. Learning how to study is an important part of being a successful student. I find that I have a plethora of strategies that help students approach learning and retention. I help students study through teaching them memory strategies and organization.

Olivet Nazarene University
Education
WIU
MEd

Education

Olivet Nazarene University (Education)

WIU (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 30 miles of Peoria, IL 61603.