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Melissa K.

High School/College Math and Science Tutor with 7 yrs experience

High School/College Math and Science Tutor with 7 yrs experience

$45/hour

  • 878 hours tutoring

About Melissa


Bio

Hello! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Carleton College and completed most of the coursework for a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. My PRAXIS Core Academic Skills - Math score was a 200 (the highest possible), and I scored above the 85th percentile for PRAXIS Biology: Content Knowledge. I have taught in the classroom or have tutored students in Middle School Math through Pre-calculus (including Common Core), high school and college Statistics,...

Hello! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Carleton College and completed most of the coursework for a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. My PRAXIS Core Academic Skills - Math score was a 200 (the highest possible), and I scored above the 85th percentile for PRAXIS Biology: Content Knowledge. I have taught in the classroom or have tutored students in Middle School Math through Pre-calculus (including Common Core), high school and college Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, and Environmental Science.

As we all know, however, test scores and numbers do not define a person’s success. What you really need to know about me is that I spent 6 years teaching middle school and high school math and science at a small boarding school for students with AD/HD and other LDs including ASD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. I understand the struggles these students have had in traditional classroom settings and I excel at building confidence and making connections. I have tutored several students in various high school and college math and science classes. They have all showed significant improvement in grades and content knowledge, but more importantly, they regained confidence in their own academic abilities.


Education

Carleton College
Biology

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: If session is cancelled with less than 12 hrs notice, client will be charged for 50% of session's projected cost. If student is more than 15 min late, session is considered cancelled.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
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  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish

Language

Spanish

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spanish

Science

ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, SAT Math, Spanish

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Melissa has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great teacher!

I love Melissa’s personality. She’s very detailed and gives a lot of tips! I will definitely reach my goal under her guidance!

Terricka, 10 lessons with Melissa

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Melissa tutors both of my children in math. My son always comes out knowing more than he thought he knew ;-) My daughter had her for the first time this week and was very impressed. She thought Melissa was very nice and made the material so much easier to understand.

S., 20 lessons with Melissa

AMAZING CHEMISTRY TEACHER

Melissa is amazing at explaining chemistry! She has taught me so much and makes her lessons easy to follow and fun. Thanks to her amazing tips, patience, and tutoring my grade changed from a B to an A!

Alana, 11 lessons with Melissa

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

Melissa was very nice, she knew all the answers and was good at explaining. She was also very patient with my daughter and made her feel at ease. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs her help.

Nancy, 25 lessons with Melissa

“NICEST TUTOR EVER!”

When I asked our daughter how she liked her tutor Melissa, she said that she was the nicest tutor ever! Prior to her session with Melissa she had been struggling, and was so happy that she was able to understand and complete her assignments. We will definitely be using Melissa again!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

Lisa, 2 lessons with Melissa

Exceptional tutor

Besides being a math whiz, Melissa really cates and goes the extra mile to explain difficult concepts. She is reliable, professional and kind. You won’t be disappointed.

Alyssa, 19 lessons with Melissa

Helpful and Knowledgeable

Melissa was able to guide me to choosing the correct answers, while making sure I understood the overall concepts. Melissa is extremely knowledgable, and super helpful with any questions that you may have. I recommend her 100%

PHILLIP, 5 lessons with Melissa

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Melissa helped my daughter with general biology ll over the summer and she really knew her subject. She was happy to explain a concept over and over again if my daughter didn't understand something. She made the sessions fun too. I definitely recommend her to anybody.

Maryam, 20 lessons with Melissa

Amazing Tutor!!

Melissa has been very helpful with teaching me geometry. She has an extremely nice personality and a great teaching style. She is very patient and she takes the time to help me when I don't understand a concept. I love that she can spend more than one hour helping me unlike most tutors. I look forward to working with her in Algebra 2 and overall I am very grateful she was there to help me and my grades are amazing!!!

Nancy, 191 lessons with Melissa

Awesome Tutor

Excellent tutor, I would HIGHLY recommend Melissa to anyone who needs assistance in Math specifically Statistics. She is the main reason I haven’t dropped my class and I currently have a A as well. Five Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Shaun, 8 lessons with Melissa
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