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Melanie B.

Melanie B: An Experienced, Creative, and Caring Tutor

Melanie B: An Experienced, Creative, and Caring Tutor

$40/hour

  • 82 hours tutoring

  • Philadelphia, PA 19118

About Melanie


Bio

Over 40 years of experience as a teacher and school principal, I have had the privilege of working one-on-one with hundreds of students, helping them to master skills, deepen their understanding of subject matter, and develop a love of learning. My background in psychology and cognitive development enables me to understand each student's learning style and to utilize materials and techniques that will ensure success. I quickly establish warm, personal relationships with my students, and...

Over 40 years of experience as a teacher and school principal, I have had the privilege of working one-on-one with hundreds of students, helping them to master skills, deepen their understanding of subject matter, and develop a love of learning. My background in psychology and cognitive development enables me to understand each student's learning style and to utilize materials and techniques that will ensure success. I quickly establish warm, personal relationships with my students, and sincerely enjoy getting to know each one as an individual. I am gentle and kind, but also set clear expectations and limits.

I have taught all subjects in grades k-8, and particularly enjoy building strong reading, writing,and math skills. I have a wide range of teaching strategies and materials at my disposal and can easily adapt to each student's needs. I encourage creative thinking and enjoy engaging in meaningful conversations that stimulate imagination and understanding.


Education

Bryn Mawr College
Psychology
American University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/21/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Hebrew,

Hebrew

I have taught all Hebrew subjects, including reading,conversation, biblical texts,and prayer to students of all ages for the past 40 years. I have been a teacher and a school principal for Hebrew schools, and hold a National Principal's License. I have conducted teacher training workshops on methods of teaching Hebrew, and have trained and supervised many teachers. I am adept at using technology to enhance Hebrew language teaching.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher and a school principal for grades K-8 for the past 40 years. I have taught all academic subjects, using principles of brain-based learning. I differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each student.
Phonics,

Phonics

For over 40 years, I have taught phonics to beginning readers in two languages, English and Hebrew. I reinforce the connection between sounds and symbols in many creative ways to meet the needs of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. I utilize the insights of Montessori training and the Wilson method to teach phonics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I work with students for over 40 years. And I have helped them organize information using graphic organizers and outlines. During my lessons, I provide guidelines for prioritizing tasks and developing good time management skills, and encourage students to identify and highlight critical information. I show students how to create their own quizzes and other review materials utilizing the computer and/or easily made materials.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I have been a Jewish educator teaching Bible in both Hebrew and English for the past 40 years. I encourage a critical/historical reading of the text, utilizing both ancient and modern commentaries. I encourage my students to engage in source criticism, literary analysis, and comparative studies of other religious texts.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher and a school principal for grades K-8 for the past 40 years. I have taught all academic subjects, using principles of brain-based learning. I differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each student.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I work with students for over 40 years. And I have helped them organize information using graphic organizers and outlines. During my lessons, I provide guidelines for prioritizing tasks and developing good time management skills, and encourage students to identify and highlight critical information. I show students how to create their own quizzes and other review materials utilizing the computer and/or easily made materials.
English, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

Hebrew

Hebrew

I have taught all Hebrew subjects, including reading,conversation, biblical texts,and prayer to students of all ages for the past 40 years. I have been a teacher and a school principal for Hebrew schools, and hold a National Principal's License. I have conducted teacher training workshops on methods of teaching Hebrew, and have trained and supervised many teachers. I am adept at using technology to enhance Hebrew language teaching.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher and a school principal for grades K-8 for the past 40 years. I have taught all academic subjects, using principles of brain-based learning. I differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each student.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I work with students for over 40 years. And I have helped them organize information using graphic organizers and outlines. During my lessons, I provide guidelines for prioritizing tasks and developing good time management skills, and encourage students to identify and highlight critical information. I show students how to create their own quizzes and other review materials utilizing the computer and/or easily made materials.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have been a Jewish educator teaching Bible in both Hebrew and English for the past 40 years. I encourage a critical/historical reading of the text, utilizing both ancient and modern commentaries. I encourage my students to engage in source criticism, literary analysis, and comparative studies of other religious texts.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I work with students for over 40 years. And I have helped them organize information using graphic organizers and outlines. During my lessons, I provide guidelines for prioritizing tasks and developing good time management skills, and encourage students to identify and highlight critical information. I show students how to create their own quizzes and other review materials utilizing the computer and/or easily made materials.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

For over 40 years, I have taught phonics to beginning readers in two languages, English and Hebrew. I reinforce the connection between sounds and symbols in many creative ways to meet the needs of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. I utilize the insights of Montessori training and the Wilson method to teach phonics.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have had undergraduate and graduate training in working with students with special needs, and have worked with students who have dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and emotional challenges. I am currently teaching students with special needs in my part-time job, modifying the curriculum, preparing specialized learning materials, and providing structure and reinforcement, as well of lots of encouragement. I am skillful in discussing children's learning needs and progress with their parents.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I work with students for over 40 years. And I have helped them organize information using graphic organizers and outlines. During my lessons, I provide guidelines for prioritizing tasks and developing good time management skills, and encourage students to identify and highlight critical information. I show students how to create their own quizzes and other review materials utilizing the computer and/or easily made materials.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher and a school principal for grades K-8 for the past 40 years. I have taught all academic subjects, using principles of brain-based learning. I differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each student.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I work with students for over 40 years. And I have helped them organize information using graphic organizers and outlines. During my lessons, I provide guidelines for prioritizing tasks and developing good time management skills, and encourage students to identify and highlight critical information. I show students how to create their own quizzes and other review materials utilizing the computer and/or easily made materials.
Reading, Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.6 (39 ratings)
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Reviews

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My son has seen tremendous improvement since Maleine has been working with him. She figured out what he needed help with on day one and she designed a program that will help him to improve. My son enjoyed working with her and like her teaching techniques. She played different educational games with him that makes reading fun.

Lola , 4 lessons with Melanie

Great with kids!

Melanie Berman is so kind to my son. He really liked his first tutoring and asked when his next visit will be.

Karen, 6 lessons with Melanie

Very knowledge and patient with my son. We are looking forward to next Saturday

My son said that she helped him with some of his math skills and helped him gain better knowledge with math.

Tonyelle, 9 lessons with Melanie

Very patient and prepared! Gave constructive feedback.

She covered units and place value. I like the idea of teaching math concepts in practical order to help build confidence.

Wendi , 47 lessons with Melanie

$40/hour

Melanie B.

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