Over 20 tutoring hours

Melissa C.

Dallas, TX

$65/hr

Corporate Communications Specialist

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 8/24/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
8 Ratings
 
 
2 days Response Time

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University of Missouri - Columbia
BA Spanish, BA Intnl Study
American University
Master's

Education

University of Missouri - Columbia (BA Spanish, BA Intnl Study)

American University (Master's)

About Melissa

I specialize in supporting professionals in communication, with the most experience in supporting English Language Learners. I can instruct in both English and Spanish.

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from American University, and two Bachelor’s degrees (Spanish, International Studies) from the University of Missouri - Columbia. In addition, I am an Americorps alumnus, during which time I taught in one of America's toughest schools. Through my Master's degrees, teaching fellowship, and classroom experience, and government work on No Child Left Behind, I acquired a strong ability to design entire courses. With me, you may even request a personally tailored course to fit your exact needs. I've written website content and other copy for a Fortune 100 audience and have done work for many companies listed on the Forbes list of Best Places to Work.

I've taught in various settings and to many age groups:
- English Language (in Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing) to non-native English speakers Pre-Kindergarten through fifth graders
- Algebra I, Geometry, Calculus
- SAT Prep
- beginning to advanced English-prep college courses for international students at independent language schools and a community college
- corporate and government communication skills (presentations, meetings, small-talk, preparing reports)
- supporting graduate school students with reports and papers (International relations, communications, PR / marketing)

I also have a year of experience in Education Policy in Washington, DC, where I sat on state and national committees to provide input on testing materials and to draft policy for English Language Learners. Due to this, I am very attuned to the needs of test-takers. I personally performed exemplary on high school AP exams and tested out of all college English and Math courses.

My experience includes teaching the most difficult and under-resourced teaching environments all the way to C-level executives.

I am qualified to teach in both English and Spanish, since I am also fluent in Spanish through my studies both in the United States and in the Dominican Republic.

My published rate does not reflect sessions for Test prep, corporate English, and private course design. Please contact me for a quote for these subjects. Surcharge of $15.00 per lesson for travel outside of 10 miles, $20.00 per lesson for travel outside of 15 miles. Special contract required for travel outside of 20 miles.
I specialize in supporting professionals in communication, with the most experience in supporting English Language Learners. I can instruct in both English and Spanish. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Groups (2-4 students) $50 per student

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Dallas, TX 75243
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology,
Biology, Sociology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Handwriting, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, Praxis, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, STAAR, TAKS, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

My Anthropology college course was in the Honors college. I earned a B in the course. I have successfully tutored two college students in Anthropology.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught Elementary School students in all grade for 2 years as an ESOL instructor. To do this job, I had to be able to teach students concepts and vocabulary for all subjects, including math, science, social studies, and reading. I also have a Master's degree in Teaching, from which program I graduated with a 3.6 GPA.

Microsoft PowerPoint

In addition to using Powerpoint daily for teaching at Richland College, I also used the software when I worked for the District of Columbia government, where I trained education administrators throughout the state.

Spanish

I entered the University of Missouri as a freshman with 10 credit hours of Spanish from completing AP Spanish grammar and composition and AP Spanish literature in high school. I studied abroad my entire junior year in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I graduated with a 3.6 GPA, including an honors certificate. I have used Spanish in volunteering, work, and social settings for seven years.

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor in Study Skills because I hold a Master's degree in Teaching. I also have over 5 years of teaching experience, with many years of tutoring experience beforehand. As a student, I consistently maintained an 'A' average, always making honor roll and excelling in honors courses. I am well qualified to demonstrate to others how to study effectively.

University of Missouri - Columbia
BA Spanish, BA Intnl Study
American University
Master's

Education

University of Missouri - Columbia (BA Spanish, BA Intnl Study)

American University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Groups (2-4 students) $50 per student

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 5 miles of Dallas, TX 75243.

Background Check Status for Melissa C.

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