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Melissa M.

Delmar, NY

$35/hour

Teaching ESL in Northern New York

In-person lessons

$35/Hour


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Tufts University
Internation relate
University of California, Berkeley
Master's

Education

Tufts University (Internation relate)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

About Melissa

For the past twenty years, I have been teaching foreign language in the United States and abroad. After graduating from Tufts University in 1992, I spent one year as a bilingual teaching assistant in Tijuana, Mexico and then I spent three years as a Teach For America bilingual teacher in Oakland, California. While working in Oakland, California, I really enjoyed the bilingual community that I taught in. I decided to return to graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley and I received a Masters degree in Education while researching bilingual education programs in the San Fransisco area. Upon completion of my graduate degree, I got a job in Quito, Ecuador and I became a third grade teacher at the Colegio Americano de Quito.

I enjoyed teacher at the American school in Quito but, following the death of my father, I decided to return to the United States. I returned to my home town in New York and I got a job teaching Spanish in a dual language classroom in South Huntington, NY. I taught in South Huntington for three years at which point I met my husband and we got married and moved to Bethel, Maine. In Bethel, Maine, I found a job teaching high school Spanish, which actually completes my resume of working with students of all age groups.

Since my husband got a position teaching sea kayaking at SUNY Plattsburgh, we have relocated to the upstate New York area. Since my mother lives in Delmar, NY, I am currently looking for positions in the greater Albany area. Due to my multiple jobs, I have worked with students from elementary school, to high school, to college. Moreover, I have worked with students from around the world as a bilingual teacher who has worked in different locations. I enjoy teaching students to read and write in English and in Spanish. My experience with different age groups makes me an ideal tutor for all ages in Spanish or English.
For the past twenty years, I have been teaching foreign language in the United States and abroad. After graduating from Tufts University in 1992, I spent one year as a bilingual teaching assistant in Tijuana, Mexico and then I spent three years as a Teach For America Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Delmar, NY 12054
In-person lessons
English:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
IELTS,
Spanish, TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

IELTS

I have been tutoring students in English language reading and writing for the past five years. As a bilingual teacher in English and Spanish, I experienced the challenges and rewards of teaching students to read and write in English.

Tufts University
Internation relate
University of California, Berkeley
Master's

Education

Tufts University (Internation relate)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 20 miles of Delmar, NY 12054.