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Melanie S.

Charlotte, NC

$30/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable reading, writing and Proofreading tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/17/16
4.4 average from 5 ratings
Awesome tutor!!
— Gabrielle, New York, NY on 5/4/16

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City College of City University of New York
Elementary Education
City College of City University of New York
Master's

Education

City College of City University of New York (Elementary Education)

City College of City University of New York (Master's)

About Melanie

I have a Master's of Elementary Education. I have worked with preschool and kindergarten aged children for 26 years. I specialized in one-on-one and small group teaching. During small group, I help children learn how to properly socialize with each other, focusing on communication skills and manners. Since the United States has started to push science and technology there has been a decline in fine motor, literacy, and simple math skills.

My focus with young children is using fun and excitement to increase basic literacy and math skills. Implementing other manipulatives for literacy allows for improving fine motor skills while focusing on the others being studied. I use the library as a tutoring space so that there is a large variety of picture books for younger learners.
I have a Master's of Elementary Education. I have worked with preschool and kindergarten aged children for 26 years. I specialized in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Please contact me for group rates. Cancellation penalties are charged if cancellation or change of appointment is not made within 3 hours of scheduled appointment time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Charlotte, NC 28280
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome tutor!!"

- Gabrielle, New York, NY on 5/4/16
English:
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Writing
History:
American History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Phonics

Phonics is important. It helps children learn how to phonetically pronounce and spell words correctly. They will learn to hear beginning, middle, and ending sounds, which will lessen inventive spelling. In early childhood, children learn phonic sounds through teacher-directed play. As an early childhood educator, I taught phonics through listening bingo games, having children write their own picture stories, and reading Dr. Seuss books. As a follow through we would create a "Word Wall" using the words that the preschoolers had mastered, which reinforced the phonics of the words. As a tutor, I will be able to focus directly with the student's short-comings. I will guide them in their decoding skills and focus on self-esteem directives to help them practice on their own.

Reading

I have over 20 years experience working with Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten children focus on reading comprehension. My overall experience in various fast paced, data driven performance based environments can be of great benefit while working with your child.

City College of City University of New York
Elementary Education
City College of City University of New York
Master's

Education

City College of City University of New York (Elementary Education)

City College of City University of New York (Master's)

Awesome tutor!! — Melanie has been working with my 8 year old son for a few weeks and he loves her way of teaching and I love how patient she is with him. He is a smart kid and she makes him work to his potential. Since she has started sessions with him he has gone up a full level in his reading! I have tried other tutors and Melanie was a good fit for my son. She makes learning fun for my baby. She is always on ...

— Gabrielle, New York, NY on 5/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Please contact me for group rates. Cancellation penalties are charged if cancellation or change of appointment is not made within 3 hours of scheduled appointment time.

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 10 miles of Charlotte, NC 28280.