Melisa S.

Staten Island, NY


Encouraging Tutor for All Ages and Various Subjects

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Wagner College


Wagner College (Biology)

About Melisa

I have always had a passion for learning and helping others, which has naturally led me to this path of tutoring others. No matter how successful you are as a student, tutoring is always beneficial. Having someone who has been in your shoes and can relate to working hard for improvement is helpful for anyone, whether you may be struggling with your grades or or simply want an extra boost.

I hope to be, and I am willing to be, that helpful hand who has been there before and can use past experience in order to accommodate my students in the best way possible.

I create a tutoring session in which I am an equal with my student. I know that my student won't be the only one learning from these sessions. I encourage feedback from my students. You can to tell me if what I am doing is helpful, so I can continue these techniques with others; tell me if you don't enjoy or respond to certain things so I can provide a better approach.

I teach ALL SUBJECTS from pre-K to fifth grade and work very well with children. I have a large family and have extensive experience tutoring relatives, family friends, siblings and others. I am very willing and eager to help children learn how to read and write, which really plays a large part in how the child perform in school for years to come. The best approach with children is to always make it fun for them!

I also teach biology up to 12th grade as well as English and history to 12th grade and beyond.

I am studying for a degree in Biology for which I have taken many very challenging courses as well as courses in Psychology and Sociology. My goal is to work in the medical field. I earned an A in all these courses and have also tutored for these courses.

I have a passion for reading and writing and have taken many advanced courses in English, history, and law which have really challenged me in being a great reader and writer. I have tutored ALL ages in English and grammar. I teach children how to read and write and help fellow students in college beyond my age write their research papers and theses. I have consistently gotten high scores in the writing and reading sections on the SAT.

I am eager to help others reach their full potential! Education is so important and I truly believe as long as you receive an education and work hard, you have the world in your hands. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you become successful!
I have always had a passion for learning and helping others, which has naturally led me to this path of tutoring others. No matter how successful you are as a student, tutoring is always beneficial. Having someone who has been in your shoes and can relate to working hard for improvement is helpful for anyone, whether you may be struggling with Read more

2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Staten Island, NY 10306
In-person lessons
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Elementary Science, Psychology, Sociology
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
American History,
Classics, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Public Speaking,

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.

American History

I have taken the American history regents, for which I got a score of 97. I also got a score of 4 on the AP United States history exam in high school. I continued to take rigorous history and is politics classes throughout college. My knowledge of history comes from these multiple heavy courses, reading on my free time, and keeping up with tutoring students.


I am a third year biology student and have earned a GPA of 4.0. I have taken and still take rigorous courses such as genetics, neuroanatomy, botany, evolution, gene expression, neuroanatomy & physiology, forms & functions of life, etc. Many people think doing well in biology simply means memorizing. Although it certainly is important, and I can offer my tips on doing this well, it is essential to have a deeper understanding of the material and I'm more than willing to help with that. So don't be hesitant to contact me! I'm happy to share what I've learned, and give tips and tricks to succeeding!

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring students in elementary school for years now. I first started off peer tutoring in elementary school then moved on to tutoring family and siblings and I've continued to tutor part time while going to college. I have plenty of experience working with kids, keeping them engaged and making it fun! I love working with this age group especially and tend to seek out tutoring opportunities in all elementary subjects. I would love to help!


As you can see from my profile I work with almost all ages and subjects. I come from a large family with many siblings and cousins and that's how I started off. I would babysit and tutor and now I tutor students in elementary school, middle school and college. I've been tutoring for years. So I know how to keep children engaged and it really keeps the material fresh in my memory. I have no excuse for forgetting things! So let me know what hours are good for you and hopefully we can work this out! I know how competitive it's become these years, even with kids so if it helps, I got scores of 3s and 4s in elementary school on my state tests in English and Math.

Thank you!

Public Speaking

I have taken a public speaking course in high school for which I received an A. I also had plenty of practice in public speaking in multiple classes for assignments. I took an advanced public speaking course in college in which I prepared and gave up to ten speeches. I received an A in this class as well.


I am a third year college student and have always excelled in reading and writing. From elementary to high school I've received many awards in reading and writing. Now in college, I was elected by professors to be a peer writing intensive tutor. Also, I've been helping my peers from a young age in improving their skills and now have used my hours of experience to help tutor people of a broad range of ages in a broad range of subjects. So I would love to help your child succeed!

Wagner College


Wagner College (Biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melisa will travel within 8 miles of Staten Island, NY 10306.