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Melanie C.

New Haven, MI

$40/hour

ASL, Computers, Spanish, MS Office, Elm Ed

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1 ratings
Very patient and informative
— Alexx, Macomb, MI on 8/15/17

$40/Hour


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Madonna University
SignLang.,Span,ElmEd
Saginaw Valley State University
Master's

Education

Madonna University (SignLang.,Span,ElmEd)

Saginaw Valley State University (Master's)

About Melanie

I am a lifelong learner. I love learning and I want to help other people love it, too. I have attended and worked in numerous educational settings which helped me to build a lot of insights and skills. I have experience in small country schools, large city schools, charter schools, parochial schools, community colleges, state colleges, private colleges, traditional classrooms, web-enhanced classrooms, and online classrooms. I earned three Associates through a community college. In my undergraduate studies, I double majored in Sign Language Studies and Spanish and minored in Elementary Education. I graduated summa cum laude (4.0) with my Masters of Arts: Instructional Technology and the Educational Endorsement for teaching certificates while cash-flowing the entire tuition and going through two successful pregnancies and working full time. I have also completed an American Sign Language teaching certificate endorsement program and am planning to work towards interpreter certification. I am also a current Michigan teacher and have taught and tutored from pre-K through college level.

I believe in using a hands-on approach and, depending on the subject, I try to mix mediums so we are using verbal, written, text and technology to help build skills and knowledge. I tend to give some homework, though manageable. While I want the student working on the skills we work on to keep up the momentum and excitement, I do not want to frustrate or overwhelm students.

I have a busy personal and professional life and appreciate a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel a session. I require no less than a 4-hour notice.

I look forward to talking with you and finding a time to meet and get started on sessions to help you achieve your goals. As the saying goes, “The More You Know…”
I am a lifelong learner. I love learning and I want to help other people love it, too. I have attended and worked in numerous educational settings which helped me to build a lot of insights and skills. I have experience in small country schools, large city schools, charter schools, parochial schools, community colleges, state colleges, private Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New Haven, MI 48048
In-person lessons

"Very patient and informative"

- Alexx, Macomb, MI on 8/15/17
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Microsoft Excel
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Sign Language
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Reading, Sign Language,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an elementary school certified teacher in Michigan. I have been a certified teacher since 2004. I have nearly 10 years of classroom experience in charter schools, public schools, and parochial schools. My teacher certificate was just renewed and is good through June 2019. I also have endorsements in Spanish, grades 6-8, and technology, grades K-12. I am currently completing the coursework for the American Sign Language endorsement.

General Computer

I use Google extensively and teach others how to use the Google tools, focusing on Google Drive.

I have years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Handwriting

I am a certified teacher. I have taught K-8th grade. I feel strongly that handwriting is a skill that every person should know.

Microsoft Outlook

I am a certified teacher with an endorsement in educational technology. I have a master's degree in instructional technology. I have experience in using all of the Office suite in K-12, post-secondary and personal settings. I have used Outlook specifically to communicate in educational and business settings.

Microsoft Publisher

I am a certified teacher with an endorsement in educational technology. I have a master's degree in instructional technology. I have experience in using all of the Office suite in K-12, post-secondary and personal settings. I have used Publisher specifically to create newsletters for a school district, flyers for large and small events, banners for school-wide celebrations and more. I have also taught it for years.

Sign Language

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sign Language Studies from Madonna University. I am currently completing the coursework for the American Sign Language teaching endorsement for my teaching certificate. I will be taking the interpreter certification test upon completion.

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher. I have taught successfully for 10 years. I have taught all levels in "specials" classes and been able to help even the struggling students accomplish their goals. I also teach 050 level developmental courses at the college level, in which I also facilitate learning new study skills.

Madonna University
SignLang.,Span,ElmEd
Saginaw Valley State University
Master's

Education

Madonna University (SignLang.,Span,ElmEd)

Saginaw Valley State University (Master's)

Very patient and informative

My teacher took her time as I followed along. I will go over the lesson plan with my mother and include more facial expressions along with my signing.

— Alexx, Macomb, MI on 8/15/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 10 miles of New Haven, MI 48048.