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Melissa M.

Innovative Tutor in Germantown

Innovative Tutor in Germantown

$55/hour

  • Germantown, MD 20874

About Melissa


Bio

Why Work With Me?
I come prepared. I bring creative exercises with me to help my students engage with and really learn from their subject. These exercises give you or your student extra opportunities to practice the material, beyond just homework. As best as I can, I tailor the exercises to the student's interests. I'm patient and don't mind explaining concepts multiple times until we find a way for you to understand them.

Additionally, I will be your biggest cheerleader! Many of my students...

Why Work With Me?
I come prepared. I bring creative exercises with me to help my students engage with and really learn from their subject. These exercises give you or your student extra opportunities to practice the material, beyond just homework. As best as I can, I tailor the exercises to the student's interests. I'm patient and don't mind explaining concepts multiple times until we find a way for you to understand them.

Additionally, I will be your biggest cheerleader! Many of my students have lacked confidence in their school work and, at the end of the day, helping students find confidence in their ability to be a strong student is the most important thing to me as a tutor.

My Tutoring History:
In the past, I have principally tutored Spanish students ranging from introductory high school Spanish through university level Spanish. I'm not a native speaker, which makes me the perfect tutor! I had to learn grammar and vocabulary in school which has helped me understand how to teach Spanish. I have over 8 years of Spanish education under my belt and I work as a bilingual logistics coordinator in my day job. My approach to tutoring Spanish consists of using new vocabulary to practice grammar. After getting to know my students and getting a feel for what they need help with, I typically bring my own lesson materials to provide additional practice for the student. I'm happy to assist with homework, but in my experience, students learn more from working with me than completing school worksheets.

I have also tutored elementary reading, writing for all ages, and biology for high school students. My approach to these topics is similar--bringing my own interactive materials to really engage my students with the material. I also offer proofreading feedback for my writing students that helps them evaluate their work critically and identify areas for improvement.

In my personal time, I spend a lot of time listening to educational podcasts, running, hiking, and snuggling with my dog. When I can, I enjoy traveling and have spent time in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Spain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and the American West. I love learning and sharing knowledge with others.

Here's are my qualifications for tutoring a variety of subjects:

Spanish: I have a B.A. in Spanish Language and Culture from St. Mary's College of Maryland and 6 years of Spanish tutoring experience. I am a fluent non-native speaker which helps me understand learning Spanish from the student's perspective

Biology: I was a biology minor in college and, in general, I'm just a nature enthusiast. I can help your student with biology and environmental science courses through introductory college levels. My interest in science extends to other disciplines, but I wouldn't feel comfortably tutoring them beyond the elementary level.

Reading and writing: I've tutored reading and writing previously. I have excellent communication skills. I can help your student learn grammar and vocabulary to improve school essays or write more professionally.


Education

St. Mary's College of Maryland
Spanish
University of Maryland
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $55 for in-person / $55 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Germantown, MD 20874
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary Science, Reading

English

Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Biology, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Language

Spanish

Most Popular

Biology, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Science

Biology

Summer

Biology, Reading, Spanish, Writing
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Response time: 8 hours

$55/hour

Melissa M.

$55/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 8 hours