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Melanie M.

Braintree, MA

$60/hour

College Prep Writing...and Reading!

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 31 ratings
Excellent Writing Tutor
— Lori, Braintree, MA on 10/6/16

$60/Hour


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University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Journalism,

Education

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Journalism,)

About Melanie

You can do this! All you need is a friendly coach who is fun to work with and knows exactly what the academics expect. I can break it down for you. I taught the required Composition 1 at a local college. What's more, I served on the writing placement committee. That means I helped decide which students wrote well enough to take Composition 1, which earns credit toward graduation. Otherwise, you need to take extra courses to improve your skills. These courses take time and money, and they don't count toward graduation!

I'm a born writer and I love teaching others how to write well. In addition to teaching college freshmen, for the last five years I've specialized in teaching students preparing for college. This means helping students gain confidence writing an academic essay and unlocking the secrets of academic reading. I help students organize their thoughts to form rock- solid thesis statements with excellent support. We use highlighters as we learn to identify the main idea in a text. My students, including English Language Learners, are always amazed...and relieved at the progress they make. Formerly an editor at Harvard Magazine, I have written three books and countless articles for magazines and newspapers.
You can do this! All you need is a friendly coach who is fun to work with and knows exactly what the academics expect. I can break it down for you. I taught the required Composition 1 at a local college. What's more, I served on the writing placement committee. That means I helped decide which students wrote well enough to take Composition 1, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Braintree, MA 02184

"Excellent Writing Tutor"

- Lori, Braintree, MA on 10/6/16

"Helpful"

- Jean, Randolph, MA on 9/27/16
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary

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.

English

I am an author, journalist and former college writing professor.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL for the last ten years.

Proofreading

I currently serve as an editorial consultant and professional proofreader for corporate clients in Massachusetts.

Reading

As a college-prep instructor, I have a solid track record of helping students identify the key concepts and the relationship between sentences in academic texts.

Writing

I am the author of three nonfiction books and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Journalism,

Education

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Journalism,)

Excellent Writing Tutor

Melanie is very patient and methodical and keeps to the task on hand. She was very valuable in helping my daughter focus on ideas for her college application essay. She is very easy to work with, professional, and knowledgeable.

— Lori, Braintree, MA on 10/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 20 miles of Braintree, MA 02184.