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Melanie B.

Philadelphia, PA

$40/hour

Melanie B: An Experienced, Creative, and Caring Tutor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/21/13
4.6 average from 39 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Lola, Elkins Park, PA on 3/2/17

$40/Hour


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Bryn Mawr College
Psychology
American University
Master's

Education

Bryn Mawr College (Psychology)

American University (Master's)

About Melanie

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19118
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lola, Elkins Park, PA on 3/2/17

"Great with kids!"

- Karen, Glenside, PA on 4/27/16

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

- Tonyelle, Philadelphia, PA on 7/25/15

"Very patient and prepared! Gave constructive feedback."

- Wendi, Wyncote, PA on 7/7/15
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Hebrew,
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Bryn Mawr College
Psychology
American University
Master's

Education

Bryn Mawr College (Psychology)

American University (Master's)

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, Elkins Park, PA on 3/2/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19118.