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Melinda K.

Reading Specialist

Reading Specialist

$45/hour

  • 32 hours tutoring

  • Coxsackie, NY 12051

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About Melinda


Bio

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...

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.


Education

SUNY New Paltz College
undergrad
Mount Saint Mary College
Masters
Quinnipiac University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Coxsackie, NY 12051
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Photography,

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.
Video Production

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.

Computer

Photography,

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.
Video Production

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.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Writing,

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.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

American History, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Writing,

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.
English, ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Writing,

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.
English, ESL/ESOL

Music

Guitar

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.

Other

Study Skills,

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.
ESL/ESOL

Science

Anatomy

Special Needs

ADHD,

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 Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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,

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.
Special Needs,

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

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Writing,

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.
ESL/ESOL, GED

Test Preparation

GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Non professional

Melinda came to our house to tutor my granddaughter and my granddaughter liked her very much and we made plans for another session. Melinda took my granddaughters books home with her to look them over and the next thing I know I found the books on the front lawn, no explanation or phone call. I had to call her to ask what had happened and she simply said she got a job and wouldn't be tutoring again. I was very disappointed in her non professional behavior.

Edie, 1 lesson with Melinda

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Melinda K.

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