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Melissa S.

Quincy, MA

$40/hour

SPSS expert and social science statistics specialist online tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/13/16
4.8 average from 114 ratings
Very Knowledgable
— Christine, North Attleboro, MA on 3/11/17

$40/Hour


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University of Texas at Dallas
Psychology
University of Texas at Dallas
Master's
University of St Andrews
Master's

Education

University of Texas at Dallas (Psychology)

University of Texas at Dallas (Master's)

University of St Andrews (Master's)

About Melissa

My availability is primarily on the weekend.

My aim is first and foremost to ensure you understand the concepts. My goal is to provide you with the knowledge and additional resources to proceed on future assignments without my help. I have a good deal of prior experience serving as a tutor during my time in university as both an undergraduate and graduate student. I also have a wide range of topics I can provide support for, including general academic study skills and the sciences (particularly statistics and biology). I began working as a private tutor in 2008 in both the United States and United Kingdom. I have previously provided tutoring for a wide variety of subjects and test prep and I have worked with K-12 students, college students, and adult learners. During my graduate work in in the UK I served as a tutor and teaching assistant.

My own background is primarily psychology. In 2007 I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), where I was a Eugene McDermott Scholar, with a BA (cum laude) in Psychology with a minor in music and a BS (magna cum laude) in Child Learning & Development with a minor in physics. In 2008 I completed my MS in Applied Cognition & Neuroscience at UTD. I then went to the University of St Andrews in Scotland for further graduate work, where I received a Masters of Research in psychology in 2009. I have recently completed my postgraduate studies in the UK, which has a focus on cognitive psychology.

I pride myself on my ability to communicate well and in an outgoing, pleasant and friendly manner. With my strong background in cognitive psychology, I utilize research findings to come up with ways to better help students understand and retain information. I also strive to quickly identify any difficulties my students had and respond with appropriate assistance. I work hard to ensure that students feel comfortable asking questions. My primary goal is always to ensure that students understand the concepts they need assistance with. In order to achieve that I will often come up with alternative explanations or assist the student to find resources that best fit their learning style.

I have provided tutoring for a number of college students, particularly in the social sciences. I am an expert with SPSS and have helped many students who have felt intimidated by the program. I particularly understand how intimidating statistics can be for social science students and I work hard to use my love of statistics to help my students better understand. I've found that the one-on-one tutoring I have provided for college students gives the extra support to help my students become confident with statistics.

I have Microsoft Office 2013 Specialist Certification for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access and Microsoft Office 2010 Specialist Master Certification. I have assisted many students and coworkers in more efficient ways of using Excel in particular, and I would be happy to help you.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch. I want to help you gain a thorough understanding of the subject, and I am passionate in carrying out this aim. My goal is to ensure that, after we complete our lesson, you will NOT need my help on what we covered again!
My availability is primarily on the weekend.

My aim is first and foremost to ensure you understand the concepts. My goal is to provide you with the knowledge and additional resources to proceed on future assignments without my help. I have a good deal of prior experience serving as a tutor during my time in university as both an
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Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Proofreading rate - $20/hr

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Quincy, MA 02169
Background Check: Passed

"Very Knowledgable"

- Christine, North Attleboro, MA on 3/11/17

"Excellent resource for SPSS 5 Stars"

- Diane, Tiverton, RI on 3/7/17

"Very knowledgeable regarding use of SPSS"

- Robin, Marion, MA on 1/29/17

"Patient and understood my needs!"

- Casey, San Rafael, CA on 12/5/16

"Best SPSS tutor ever"

- Meron, Richmond, VA on 12/5/16

"Excellent!"

- Pamela, New York, NY on 12/3/16

"Knowledgeable, patient, and THOROUGH"

- Jennifer, New Orleans, LA on 11/3/16

"Excellent communicator"

- Laura, Lakeside, CA on 10/23/16

"Terrific!"

- Linda, Quincy, MA on 9/18/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Marketa, Pine Grove, PA on 8/29/16

"Patient and knowledgeable"

- Jamesia, Atlanta, GA on 4/17/16

"Great SPSS tutor!"

- Leonice, Belmont, MA on 4/11/16

"Review of Stats with Melissa S."

- Aldinette, Salinas, CA on 4/11/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Microsoft Excel,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SPSS,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Psychology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Microsoft Access

I have received the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for Microsoft Access 2010 and Microsoft Access 2013. I have created databases with Access for previous jobs. I have also helped other individuals create databases with Access.

Microsoft Excel

I have Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Excel 2010 and 2013.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Microsoft Outlook for 1 1/2 years in my most recent role as an executive assistant to the Head of Division at a university. I kept track of all my employer's appointments and emails. I also used the 'rules' options regularly.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office 2010 Master certification (Word 2010, Word 2010 Expert, Excel 2010, Excel 2010 Expert, PowerPoint 2010 and Access 2010). Microsoft Office 2013 Specialist Word Track Master Certification in Word, Word Expert, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Psychology

I have earned a Master's in Psychology.

SPSS

I have worked with SPSS for the last 7 years. I have used SPSS in a professional setting and in my own psychological research. At the University of St Andrews, I served as a tutor for the School of Psychology's 3000-level (junior year) year-long Research Methods course, where I assisted students with SPSS and experimental methods. I was also a statistics tutor for the university's academic support program, where I would assist students one-on-one with a variety of statistics topics in one hour appointments. As a statistics tutor I assisted students with their coursework as well as advise final year undergraduate and Masters students in the social sciences on how to best prepare and analyze their data using SPSS with the most appropriate statistical tests.

Statistics

At the University of St Andrews, I served as a tutor for the School of Psychology's 3000-level (junior year) year-long Research Methods course, where I assisted students with SPSS and experimental methods. I also was a tutor for 3 years for the School of Biology for the 3000-level (junior year) ‘Practical Statistics for Biologists.’

University of Texas at Dallas
Psychology
University of Texas at Dallas
Master's
University of St Andrews
Master's

Education

University of Texas at Dallas (Psychology)

University of Texas at Dallas (Master's)

University of St Andrews (Master's)

Very Knowledgable

I have worked with Melissa multiple times. We built a knowledge base, in a stepwise and logical approach. We worked on SPSS and understanding the types of tests, and analysis. Highly recommend!

— Christine, North Attleboro, MA on 3/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Proofreading rate - $20/hr

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 0 miles of Quincy, MA 02169.