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Melinda S.

Experienced Elementary Tutor

Experienced Elementary Tutor

$68/hour

  • Pittsfield, MA 01201

About Melinda


Bio

I have a master's degree in education, with a concentration in special needs, earned from Westfield State College in 1992. During my school years, I learned a great deal about the details and demands involved in serving students with a variety of disabling conditions. During that time, I also worked in the Pittsfield Public Schools at all levels, preschool through high school. This variety, both in training and in experience, has prepared me well to tutor children of different levels and with...

I have a master's degree in education, with a concentration in special needs, earned from Westfield State College in 1992. During my school years, I learned a great deal about the details and demands involved in serving students with a variety of disabling conditions. During that time, I also worked in the Pittsfield Public Schools at all levels, preschool through high school. This variety, both in training and in experience, has prepared me well to tutor children of different levels and with varying needs.

While working on my degree, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Having a disability myself makes me uniquely qualified to understand the challenges of learning, and of feeling understood and accepted, that so many children face.

In addition to working with children, I also assist people to train their dogs. I use treats, toys, and games in a program that relies on positive reinforcement so that the dogs are always happy about learning. A lot of the same scientific principles apply to human learning! I continue to work as a dog trainer, specializing in play-training with children and their pets. I relate well to children and enjoy sharing my knowledge with them in fun and innovative ways.


Education

University of Massachusetts/Amherst
English
Westfield State College
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $68
  • Rate details: Book two lessons, take $2 off each lesson. Book five lessons, take $3 off each lesson.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/12/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Photography

Photography

I enjoy photographing a variety of subjects from landscapes to people to animals and also found objects. I have won recognition from several photography websites for my images. I have also found success selling stock photography.

Computer

Photography

Photography

I enjoy photographing a variety of subjects from landscapes to people to animals and also found objects. I have won recognition from several photography websites for my images. I have also found success selling stock photography.

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a masters degree in Special Education. I have worked in elementary school resource rooms and integrated classrooms assisting children who need extra help in reading, writing, and math. I have also volunteered as a classroom assistant. I am currently tutoring children in grades 1-3.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have worked in the Pittsfield Public Schools in both regular and special education classrooms. I have performed both testing and remediation for students needing extra help with all aspects of reading and writing. I currently tutor in these subjects.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Spelling,

Spelling

I have worked in the Pittsfield Public Schools in both regular and special education classrooms. I have performed both testing and remediation for students needing extra help with all aspects of reading and writing. I currently tutor in these subjects.
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a masters degree in Special Education. I have worked in elementary school resource rooms and integrated classrooms assisting children who need extra help in reading, writing, and math. I have also volunteered as a classroom assistant. I am currently tutoring children in grades 1-3.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have worked in the Pittsfield Public Schools in both regular and special education classrooms. I have performed both testing and remediation for students needing extra help with all aspects of reading and writing. I currently tutor in these subjects.
Handwriting, Reading

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a masters degree in Special Education. I have worked in elementary school resource rooms and integrated classrooms assisting children who need extra help in reading, writing, and math. I have also volunteered as a classroom assistant. I am currently tutoring children in grades 1-3.
Reading

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Severe Special Needs. I have worked with students from pre-K through High school with various special needs including Attention Deficit Disorder with and without hyperactivity. In addition, I raised two sons both of who were diagnosed with ADHD while in elementary school. I feel a strong connection and appeal to these students.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have a Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Severe Special Needs. My experience includes working with students from pre-K through High school with various special needs. One educational year was spent teaching students with dyslexia, and other reading disabilities, under the supervision of a Reading Specialist.
Special Needs

Special Needs

I have a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) from Westfield State College, earned in 1992. My concentration was in Severe Special Needs. I spent two years teaching as a substitute in the Special Education Department of the Pittsfield Public Schools.

Sports/Recreation

Fitness

Fitness

I worked from 2000 to 2007 as an ACE-certified personal trainer at a private athletic club in my community. To become ACE-certified, I worked under supervision, self-studied, and passed the ACE certification test. To remain certified, I took ongoing education classes which were submitted to and approved by ACE (American Council on Exercise).

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a masters degree in Special Education. I have worked in elementary school resource rooms and integrated classrooms assisting children who need extra help in reading, writing, and math. I have also volunteered as a classroom assistant. I am currently tutoring children in grades 1-3.
Reading

$68/hour

Melinda S.

$68/hour

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