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Melinda K.

Coxsackie, NY

$45/hr

Reading Specialist

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6hrs Response Time
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— Alex, New York, NY on 9/23/12

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SUNY New Paltz College
Mount Saint Mary College
Master's
Quinnipiac University
Master's

Education

SUNY New Paltz College

Mount Saint Mary College (Master's)

Quinnipiac University (Master's)

About Melinda

Hello, I'm a graduate of Mt. St. Mary College with a M.S.ed in Literacy birth through sixth grade as well as special education certification for ages from birth through ninth grade.

I believe all children can succeed and be happy with their work and daily effort in regards to their school work. I focus on each child's learning style, whether it be that they learn best by listening or with visual assistance such as writing each sentence or words on an erasable slate in front of them. I don't rush my students. Everyone learns at their own pace. I try to instill a love of learning and daily discovery.

There is a joy to learning and achieving personal milestones. The children I work with all have potential to achieve their personal best and grow as a student versed in public school curriculum. I take the time to find a happy medium with meeting the New York State Learning Standards and each students own learning growth.
Hello, I'm a graduate of Mt. St. Mary College with a M.S.ed in Literacy birth through sixth grade as well as special education certification for ages from birth through ninth grade.

I believe all children can succeed and be happy with their work and daily effort in
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Coxsackie, NY 12051
In-person lessons

"Sessions so far"

- Alex, New York, NY on 9/23/12

"Non professional"

- Edie, Catskill, NY on 11/30/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, World History
Music:
Guitar,
Voice (Music)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, Regents, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have an M.S.ed in students with disabilities. I learned about ADD/ADHD and how it affects the young learner. I have worked with students with ADD/ADHD as a teaching assistant and now a teacher.

Autism

I am currently a special educator in a classroom with two autistic students. I also have extensive coursework and practicum hours for students with disabilities specifically autism.

Dyslexia

I learned about dyslexia and did field work study in college for my M.S.ed. I have experience working one on one with a dyslexic student during my reading practicum. I also did extensive research about dyslexia for coursework about special needs students.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in birth through sixth grade by the state of NY. I have my literacy and special education certification as well.

Guitar

I am 48 years old and have been playing classical, folk, jazz and rock guitar since I was 15 years old. I know how to read sheet music, scales and of course chords. I have an acoustic guitar and also can teach electric guitar.

Photography

I am adept at single lens reflex photography traditional film as well as digital. I know dark room techniques and digital programs, including Photoshop. I can photograph portrait and landscape photos.

Special Needs

I am certified by the state of NY to teach students with disabilities from birth through ninth grade. I have experience working with students with autism and mental retardation. I have also worked privately with students with language delays.

Study Skills

I have two M.S. degrees and a simple method of rewriting notes and writing on index cards to study. I can offer assistance with concentration and study techniques. I have learned to study varied times over weeks rather than cramming the night before.

Video Production

I have a B. A. in communications audio/video production. I also have an M.S. in broadcast journalism. I have taken traditional film classes such as cinematography. I am proficient in digital editing and video production.

Writing

I am a prolific writer with experience writing for the media and academia. I have a different approach to writing which includes brainstorming ideas with several first drafts. I don't advise using the first thing you write. It is better to set it aside for a few days then look at it again with fresh eyes. I have a love of writnig that I am confident can be taught with time and patience.

SUNY New Paltz College
Mount Saint Mary College
Master's
Quinnipiac University
Master's

Education

SUNY New Paltz College

Mount Saint Mary College (Master's)

Quinnipiac University (Master's)

Sessions so far — Melinda K is very nice and works well with my son. He does not seem frustrated during the lesson does what she ask. Her schedule is very flexible. ...

— Alex, New York, NY on 9/23/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melinda will travel within 40 miles of Coxsackie, NY 12051.

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