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Melanie C.

New Haven, MI

$40/hour

ASL, Computers, Spanish, MS Office, Elm Ed

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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 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 25 miles of New Haven, MI 48048
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Sign Language
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)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 25 miles of New Haven, MI 48048.