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Melissa J.

Hollis, NY

$55/hour

ELA teacher/ Adjunct Professor promising success

5.0 average from 1 ratings
A+ Tutor!
— Daphne, Astoria, NY on 5/10/14

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Adelphi University
English literature
Adelphi University
Master's

Education

Adelphi University (English literature)

Adelphi University (Master's)

About Melissa

As both a high school ELA teacher and an adjunct professor I believe in the success of my students and strive to always help them achieve what they didn't believe was possible. I have helped move students from low reading levels to achieve passing scores on the Regents exam and on-target reading scores for their current grade. I also specialize in college prep so it goes beyond just taking the exam. I believe in full college readiness and help my students understand their choices and that life goes much further than the classroom.

While working in urban areas and underprivileged schools I have had students facing great difficulties and still have managed to have a 75 percent pass rate for the NYC Regents exam, well over the city average pass rate. I focus on building reading and writing skills therefore giving the students every opportunity to not only pass but to do well. My students have excelled on the regents exam needed to graduate and have avoided remedial classes by taking supplemental college level writing courses within my classroom.

Though I do have a cancellation policy I am extremely flexible in providing opportunities for my students to thrive and move forward towards achieving positive goals in regards to their education. Please feel free to contact me to further discuss my teaching goals, plans and implementation of test prep and writing improvement.
As both a high school ELA teacher and an adjunct professor I believe in the success of my students and strive to always help them achieve what they didn't believe was possible. I have helped move students from low reading levels to achieve Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Hollis, NY 11423

"A+ Tutor!"

- Daphne, Astoria, NY on 5/10/14
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Regents
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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Regents

I have been teaching ELA at the 11th grade high school level for four years in which I have acquired a 75 percent pass rate which is higher than the 53 percent pass rate of the state. I also have had success with ESL and IEP students to pass the Regents at not just the local pass level but the general ed pass level as well.

Adelphi University
English literature
Adelphi University
Master's

Education

Adelphi University (English literature)

Adelphi University (Master's)

A+ Tutor! — Melissa is a wonderful tutor. She comes completely prepared for the tutoring session, is extremely communicative and has everything planned out for each session. She is very accessible between sessions and is very patient with her students. I highly recommend Melissa! ...

— Daphne, Astoria, NY on 5/10/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 10 miles of Hollis, NY 11423.