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Melissa G.

Improve your writing, Verbal scores, or Spanish with Ivy league grad

Improve your writing, Verbal scores, or Spanish with Ivy league grad

$50/hour

  • 12 hours tutoring

  • Allston/Brighton Cambridge, MA 02138

About Melissa


Bio

I believe that given enough time, support, and desire, that anyone can learn to do anything - and I'm here to help you through it! Over the past 15 years I've been a writing coach, English teacher, test tutor (SAT, ACT, SAT II, AP exams), reporter, and professional writer/ editor. (And now I'm adding GRE tutoring.) I'm an alumna of Princeton and Harvard.

My specialty is reading/ writing/ Verbal, including building vocabulary and working through sentence completion-type problems. I love...

I believe that given enough time, support, and desire, that anyone can learn to do anything - and I'm here to help you through it! Over the past 15 years I've been a writing coach, English teacher, test tutor (SAT, ACT, SAT II, AP exams), reporter, and professional writer/ editor. (And now I'm adding GRE tutoring.) I'm an alumna of Princeton and Harvard.

My specialty is reading/ writing/ Verbal, including building vocabulary and working through sentence completion-type problems. I love helping students learn to be better writers, including identifying their thesis, structuring their argument, and improving their writing style. I also love languages and enjoy helping beginning and advanced Spanish and French students.

But I've always also enjoyed the logic of breaking down a math problem, and I connect really well with students who struggle with math, because I get why it can be tough! I am very patient, and will work with you to figure out what works for you - even if that means going over the same material many times. I currently tutor math for tests like the SAT/ ACT/ GRE, but don't provide support for math classes. My favorite thing about tutoring is getting to know students personally, and helping them create a path to success.

I scored 800 on the verbal, 750 on the Quantitative section, and 6 on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE when I took it in 2009. I'm up to date on the changes since then and enjoy working with college and adult students to improve their score.

I started studying Spanish in middle school and studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain. I use songs and video, Spanish articles/ news, and conversational practice as well as structured grammatical lessons.

I scored 800 on the Verbal section of the SAT when I took it in high school, and have tutored the SAT for many years. I have been an English teacher, reporter, and professional writer/ editor for 10 years.

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your dreams and goals. Feel free to contact me for one free consultation to get to know one another and see if our schedules and styles are a match.


Education

Princeton University
History
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: As I'm just getting started on Wyzant, I'm offering a special low rate for my first few students!
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

Scored a 5 on the Spanish AP exam in high school Studied abroad at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Wrote my undergraduate thesis on a topic requiring extensive primary source research in Spanish Tutored Spanish (for course support, SAT II, AP exams) for a tutoring company for 4 years
French, Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ACT Reading, English, Grammar, SAT Writing, Writing

Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

Scored a 5 on the Spanish AP exam in high school Studied abroad at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Wrote my undergraduate thesis on a topic requiring extensive primary source research in Spanish Tutored Spanish (for course support, SAT II, AP exams) for a tutoring company for 4 years
English, French, Writing

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

Scored a 5 on the Spanish AP exam in high school Studied abroad at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Wrote my undergraduate thesis on a topic requiring extensive primary source research in Spanish Tutored Spanish (for course support, SAT II, AP exams) for a tutoring company for 4 years
French

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Spanish,

Spanish

Scored a 5 on the Spanish AP exam in high school Studied abroad at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Wrote my undergraduate thesis on a topic requiring extensive primary source research in Spanish Tutored Spanish (for course support, SAT II, AP exams) for a tutoring company for 4 years
English, French, Writing

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

Scored a 5 on the Spanish AP exam in high school Studied abroad at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Wrote my undergraduate thesis on a topic requiring extensive primary source research in Spanish Tutored Spanish (for course support, SAT II, AP exams) for a tutoring company for 4 years
French, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Reading, SAT Writing

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I highly recommend Melissa

Melissa is great and knowledgeable at teaching me Spanish. She not only explains concepts clearly, but she also makes sure that I understand how to use them. She is always on top of things and is very flexible with her schedule depending on circumstance. Overall, Melissa is thorough in everything she does and has helped me tremendously with the Spanish language. --- Christina & Kevin

Kevin, 7 lessons with Melissa

Excellent

Melissa was professional, intelligent and effective. She is friendly and communicates very well, and has a positive and encouraging approach overall. I was surprised by how quickly she understood and adjusted to my learning style. She provided several new and effective ideas/methods for learning and remembering content.

Anthony, 1 lesson with Melissa
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Response time: 7 hours

$50/hour

Melissa G.

$50/hour

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Response time: 7 hours