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Melissa M.

Durham, NC

$50/hour

Knowledgeable, flexible tutor w Masters Degree in Medical Science

Background check passed as of 5/22/15
4.9 average from 167 ratings
Great Tutor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Jessica, Chapel Hill, NC on 1/27/16

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Arizona State University, Tempe
Kinesiology
University of South Florida - Morsani College of Medicine
Master's

Education

Arizona State University, Tempe (Kinesiology)

University of South Florida - Morsani College of Medicine (Master's)

About Melissa

I have a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University and a master's degree in Medical Science from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

I am primarily interested in the sciences but I am happy to help in a variety of subjects. I have tutored students both independently and through institutions for many years. I am well aware that the same study methods do not work for all students and I have a variety of methods that I am happy to teach, I will keep trying until we find the best method for you.

I have worked with students of all ages, from nannying toddlers and helping them study ahead of their grade level, and working with struggling junior high/ high school students, to college & graduate students, and even adults. I lived in Japan for 2 years and taught private lessons and small group classes where I formulated the curriculum, activities, quizzes and take home assignments. The classes were not only educational and challenging, but they were fun too.

I know personally how challenging school can be. I have been there, I have survived and succeeded, and I would love to help you get there too. I can help any age student with study skills and can help develop effective study plans and schedules to help you ace your exams.

I look forward to working with you towards a brighter future!

Sincerely,
Melissa
I have a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University and a master's degree in Medical Science from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

I am primarily interested in the sciences but I am happy to help in a variety of subjects. I have tutored
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required

Group tutoring 3-5 students: $40/student/hour. $25 cancellation fee (2-5 hours before), No show or cancellation < 2 hours is full charge. Exceptions may be granted due to extenuating circumstances.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Durham, NC 27713
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

- Jessica, Chapel Hill, NC on 1/27/16

"very attentive and understanding tutor"

- Natalie, Phoenix, AZ on 6/8/16

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Jose R., Raleigh, NC on 6/1/16

"Amazing tutor!!!!!!!!"

- Erica, Cary, NC on 6/6/15

"Good Tutor!"

- Colleen, Chesterfield, VA on 10/23/14

"Great Tutor"

- Agata, Miami, FL on 2/18/13
Math:
Geometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology, Pharmacology,
Physical Science,
Physiology
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT Science
Language:
Japanese
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anatomy

I took Anatomy and Physiology I and II in undergrad as well as Medical Anatomy and Medical Physiology separately in graduate school. I have a Kinesiology degree! I can help you grasp the material quickly and help you find ways to memorize the bulk material!

Biology

I have tutored Biology at all levels, high school (regular and AP) , college & grad school. I have many different methods for helping students learn and will find the most effective method for your student.

Genetics

I took Basic Medical Genetics in my master's program and earned an A.

Japanese

I lived in a rural fishing village in Northern Japan (Aomori Prefecture) while teaching English for 2 years (2009 - 2011). I am familiar with the cultural norms and have a basic understanding of the language.

Pharmacology

My master's degree included a course in Pharmacology, in which I earned an A.

Physical Science

When I was in grade school I never liked science, even though I won "Science Student of the Year Award" from the district in 5th grade. I didn't think I was good at science, and I dreaded it in college. But looking back over old report cards I realized that I always did well in science. I must have had a mental block about it. Now that I've been through college and grad school and am about to start Medical School I realize just how fun science can be IF it is taught right! I think it's very important to work with grade school students and find ways to get them interested in what they are learning. Chemistry always seemed "irrelevant" to me but after I realized how much it matters, and how practical it is, even in daily life, i found it so much more interesting. I believe that when students are interested in what they are learning they are far more likely to succeed.

Social Studies

I took the required social studies courses while in K-12 and I took several social studies themed classes throughout college. While I am not an expert on the subject I would be happy to help K-12 students work through their homework, projects, papers and prepare for tests.

Arizona State University, Tempe
Kinesiology
University of South Florida - Morsani College of Medicine
Master's

Education

Arizona State University, Tempe (Kinesiology)

University of South Florida - Morsani College of Medicine (Master's)

Great Tutor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — I am a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am currently taking a class for the third time, and had almost given up all hope. After reaching out to my professor and being told she wasn't sure of how to contact a tutor, my mom began "google searching" and I'm so thankful that she did. Through google we found this website, and thus found Melissa M. I'm so thankful for her and ...

— Jessica, Chapel Hill, NC on 1/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Group tutoring 3-5 students: $40/student/hour. $25 cancellation fee (2-5 hours before), No show or cancellation < 2 hours is full charge. Exceptions may be granted due to extenuating circumstances.

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 10 miles of Durham, NC 27713.