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Melissa L.

Jackson, MS

$60/hour

Science and Speech Tutor

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Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Biology

Education

Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA (Biology)

About Melissa

I received an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Science. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from both institutions and have been listed in a number of publications including National Dean's List, Who's Who, and United States Achievement Academy. I'm a member of two honor societies, Phi Theta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa and received numerous study grants while completing my bachelor's degree. While an undergraduate, I served as a research assistant in an environmental science laboratory and studied the use of remote sensing on detection of submerged aquatic vegetation. I frequently tutored fellow undergraduates and graduate students during my four years.

After college, I worked for the City of Jackson's water department as a Laboratory Technician. I was in charge of collecting water samples and testing them to ensure the water was within acceptable limits. Within a few years, I moved up to the State level and worked for the MS State Department of Health were I served as a Waterworks Operator Instructor. I've got a Class A Waterworks Operator License which is the highest water-operator certification in the country. I routinely held classes teaching incoming operators the subject material they would need to know to pass their certification exam. Classes included microbiology, water chemistry, water treatment, fluoridation and many others. Additionally, I taught a required ethics course for the certified engineers and would instruct students on the art of public speaking.

I absolutely love science, but I love teaching even more. Anyone can learn a subject, you just have to find the right teacher.

My entire adult life has been dedicated to science. While in school, my classes consisted of: microbiology, geology, chemistry, organic chemistry, botany, marine botany, marine biology, biology, natural resources and conservation, environmental science, ecology, genetics, and wildlife biology. I was a field researcher in college, collecting data in the field (estuaries) and presenting that data at scientific conferences around the area.

I've never let a student down whom I've tutored, be it someone in high school or an adult. I love coming up with new ways of getting my students to learn the material. Some people put walls up in their minds convincing themselves they cannot learn something. I'm here to break those walls down. Please feel free to contact me if you need a little help or a lot of help. Maybe you need some help studying for an upcoming test or for an entire class, or just a single report. I'm here to help.
I received an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Science. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from both institutions and have been listed in a number of publications including National Dean's List, Who's Who, and United States Achievement Academy. I'm Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Jackson, MS 39211
In-person lessons
Science:
Biology, Geology, Microbiology, Psychology, Zoology
English:
Literature, Public Speaking
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Public Speaking

All through college I worked as the lead research assistant for an Asst. Professor of Biology-Environmental Science. In that role, I collected research, analyzed it, and presented it at local and regional scientific conferences and symposiums. I presented both poster and oral presentations.

I was in speech and debate all through high school and have judged a number of speech/debate competitions.

Most recently, I acted as an instructor for the State of Mississippi and taught 3-4 classes a week on various subjects including: microbiology, ethics, public speaking, chemistry, chlorination, fluoridation, water treatment, water distribution, administration methods, and more.

Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Biology

Education

Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA (Biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 0 miles of Jackson, MS 39211.