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Melissa D.

Ann Arbor, MI

$35/hour

University of Michigan Senior Specializing in Writing and Lit

50+ Hours
4.7 average from 40 ratings

$35/Hour


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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Eng, Psyh, Writing

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Eng, Psyh, Writing)

About Melissa

As an English, Psychology, and Creative Writing & Literature Major, I come prepared with a wide range of academic experiences. I am particularly well-versed in literature, having committed a good deal of my studies to reading and analyzing literature at my home institution as well as during my time abroad at St. Peter's College, Oxford University. As far as writing is concerned, I have a good deal of experience writing formal essays, creative pieces (both fiction and poetry), and journalistic articles. Additionally, I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to take a course on how to teach/tutor writing during my freshman year of college. Following the course I had some experience working in the school's writing center as a tutor. Further, I am a reader for a local literary magazine as well as Editor-in-Chief of The University of Michigan Journal of History. Perhaps my best qualification is simply that I am an older sibling who has had a lot of experience helping my younger sister through her school years.

I specialize in English, literature, and writing tutoring. As far as my approach is concerned, one thing I learned in the aforementioned tutoring course (and from my own experiences) is that everyone learns differently. After getting a feel for what the student and parents are looking for, I will design a study plan that works for that particular student. It's all about finding the right fit, the right perspective to help students succeed. Students can expect engaging lessons that challenge them to think about their studies in new ways. Assignments will be given at the end of each session to provide students with the opportunity for further practice their skills.

I am flexible, and can be available at relatively short notice (minimum notice of two days). I am more than happy to meet students either at one of the many libraries on Michigan's campus or elsewhere at the student/parent's request. I look forward to helping you achieve!
As an English, Psychology, and Creative Writing & Literature Major, I come prepared with a wide range of academic experiences. I am particularly well-versed in literature, having committed a good deal of my studies to reading and analyzing literature at my home institution as well as during my time abroad at St. Peter's College, Oxford University. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
Music:
Flute
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet

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.

Ballet

I have 19 years of ballet experience. I have trained at local schools as well as with Joffrey Ballet School and Central PA Youth Ballet School. I will be studying full-time at Joffrey Ballet School in New York next semester. In addition, I perform locally with Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Eng, Psyh, Writing

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Eng, Psyh, Writing)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 3 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48104.