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Melanie A.

Roscoe, IL

$65/hour

Psychology, Criminal Justice, English, Public Speaking, Sociology

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National Louis University
California Southern University
Master's
Cook County Sheriff's Police Academy
Other

Education

National Louis University

California Southern University (Master's)

Cook County Sheriff's Police Academy (Other)

About Melanie

I have been teaching for many years. I am a former police officer with degrees in Psychology, Applied Behavioral Sciences, and Criminal Justice. I have been teaching police officers, correctional officers, mental health and nursing staff. I now own a chocolate/candy company and am looking to fill some of the down-time by tutoring.

My teaching style is very hands-on. I also think real life situations (stories) help give learning some context. I enjoy making learning as fun as possible and using many teaching/learning styles into the mix to provide a variety of options to "get" the information and be able to apply it to multiple situations and build on it.
I have been teaching for many years. I am a former police officer with degrees in Psychology, Applied Behavioral Sciences, and Criminal Justice. I have been teaching police officers, correctional officers, mental health and nursing staff. I now own a chocolate/candy company and am looking to fill some of the down-time by tutoring.

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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Roscoe, IL 61073
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Nutrition, Psychology, Sociology
English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB
History:
American History, Classics, Criminal Justice,
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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.

ADD/ADHD

I have masters degree in Psychology and have studied ADD/ADHD in depth - understanding attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from a psychological perspective. What are the theories on cause, treatment options, medication, therapy, and how to recognize signs and symptoms.

ADD/ADHD is a developmental disorder that effects a person's executive function. These people are often seen as either hyper or lazy. Executive function deficits affect a person’s ability to get started, organize, and sustain effort on tasks. The individual may even experience a sense of paralysis associated with a task or project – wanting to get started, but unable to make progress forward in any manner

Aspergers

I have a master's degree in Psychology as well as B.A. in applied behavioral sciences and have been teaching mental health for many years. I can offer help in understanding Aspergers from a psychological perspective; recognizing signs and symptoms; and the theories of origin, treatment, medications, and therapies.

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Children with Asperger's syndrome typically exhibit social awkwardness and an obsessive interest in a couple specific topics.

Doctors group Asperger's syndrome with other conditions that are called autistic spectrum disorders or pervasive developmental disorders. These disorders all involve problems with social skills and communication. Asperger's syndrome is generally thought to be at the milder end of this spectrum.

While there's no cure for Asperger's syndrome, if your child has the condition treatment can help him or her learn how to interact more successfully in social situations.

Cooking

Cooking involves some science. Following a recipe is one thing, however, knowing why you follow the recipe and learning the proper terms and techniques is another. There are also many gray areas where following the recipe is NOT required. It is important to know what areas must be followed and why as well as when you can add your own signature style to recipes without affecting whether it will turn out or not. I have been cooking for over 35 years... without many complaints! I also own a candy making business and have been doing pastries for many years.

Criminal Justice

I have been a police officer for more than 12 years and have taught at the police academy for 8 years. In my most recent position I have also been teaching correctional officers for a health care company. I trained thousands of officers in over 225 jails in the last 4 years.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree in psychology.... a master's certificate in written communication... a bachelor's in applied behavioral science and have been teaching for over 15 years. I love reading and have a passion for helping children read and comprehend. I have worked with children K-6th grade on reading, math, English, history, and have also worked with special needs such as autism, and ADD/ADHD.
I have worked with children on building study skills and comprehension/retention.

Public Speaking

I have completed a master's degree in Psychology, masters work in communication as well as B.A. in applied behavioral sciences and have been teaching mental health for many years. I have been speaking in public for years. The key to doing it well is preparation and practice.

Special Needs

I have been teaching special needs children at the YMCA. Many are ADHD, some are autistic, dyslexic, and a great number have an IEP that we work with. Many of the kids I teach have mental illness, and I have been working with bi-polar, PTSD, depression, and anxiety diagnoses and victims of abuse. I have a Masters in psychology, a Bachelors in applied behavioral sciences, a Masters certificate in written communication, and I am a retired police officer who worked as a juvenile officer. I love working with kids and have a passion for special needs.

Study Skills

I have been studying my whole life! I have my bachelors degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences. My masters degree is in Psychology. I also have a master's certificate in written communication, a Illinois Police certification, a Law enforcement instructor certification... and the list goes on...

Needless to say, I had to learn to study, and have a knack for helping others do the same. There are many different learning styles - sometimes the problem is more with matching the learning style of the student with the information than with the information itself. When a student is learning in the way that works for them it can be exciting and motivates them to do more - whey they are getting lost - they want nothing to do with learning!

Writing

I have a masters certificate in written communication in a addition to my MS in psychology and my BA in applied behavioral sciences. I have tutored many students in varied areas which have almost invariably included writing in one way or another. Writing is key to achieving almost any degree these days and I am happy to offer a foundation of good, solid writing basics as well as some style techniques and creative sentence formation. APA style guidelines are a specialty of mine but I have written, and tutored in other writing styles as well.

National Louis University
California Southern University
Master's
Cook County Sheriff's Police Academy
Other

Education

National Louis University

California Southern University (Master's)

Cook County Sheriff's Police Academy (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 40 miles of Roscoe, IL 61073.