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Texas Lutheran University (Biology)
Stephen F. Austin State Univ (Master's)
Texas A&M College Station TX (Graduate Coursework)
I have been a high school teacher for the last 8 years. I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, AP Biology, and AP Environmental Science (APES). My students know that I listen to their needs and will work with them in order learn the material for the class. I will try multiple approaches to meet you or your student's needs.
I am also great with helping for test prep. I have been the TAKS Blitz teacher for the last 6 summers at an area high school. My tutoring sessions have been quite successful in helping students pass TAKS in order to graduate. I am also available to help you or you child pass the Biology EOC (STAAR) test. During the summers I work one on one with students in order to help them pass the summer Biology EOC(STAAR) retest.
I can also help you with strategies to pass the AP Bio and APES test.
I have also taught at the college level prior to me teaching at the high school level - I have taught the following classes:
1. Intro to Concept of Biology Lab (for non-Biology majors) and Botany Lab (for Biology majors) (Stephen F. Austin State University)
2. Intro to Plant Pathology Lab - Texas A&M University
3. Environmental Biology - Northeast Lakeview Community College
I am here to help meet your needs! I have been a high school teacher for the last 8 years. I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), Read more
Group Rates - Two students $22.00/hour/student. Three or more student - $20.00/hour/student. 15% discount to active and retired military personnel.
Melissa is truly an excellent tutor. She began tutoring my daughter in sophomore level chemistry and after only one session, not only did my daughter understand, but she earned a 100 on a quiz. Huge improvement. I would recommend Melissa without hesitation.
I am glad that your student is finding success in her class. Thank you for the praise.
Mrs. Melissa was very helpful and informative. She answered every question I had and explained everything very well. I learned a lot and she was a big help!
Thank you so very much for your kind words. It is my pleasure to help you in your APES class.
Melissa has been tutoring my daughter in AP Env. Science for about 7 weeks and she is by far the best tutor we have. She is extremely patient and is very, very knowledgeable on this subject and responds to our emails fast. My daughter says she is concise, clear, precise and always has answers to questions. The most impressive part is Melissa has helped my daughter improve her grade from a B- last quarter to a strong A now. Thank you Melissa.
Thank you so very much for your kind words and praise. It is my pleasure to help your student find success in a challenging class.
Ms.M is probably the best bio tutor in San Antonio. She helped me pass my college class with flying colors. I would go to her and tell her what I needed help on or more understanding of and she could basically teach 3 hour lecture in one hour. She can always find a way to compare things to everyday life just to dumb things down to make the subject easier to understand. Honestly if your taking a bio course and need an A I recommend her 100%.
Thank you so very much!!! I wish you the best of luck with your fall semester classes!!!
I self-studied AP Environmental Science with Melissa through Skype. She is a great tutor not only because she has taught the class, but also because she makes the lesson fun by stating interesting facts. I was glad that she was able to work with my schedule, even on Skype. With her help I scored a 5 on the APES exam.
Thank you so very much! It was a pleasure to work with your student. I am so very proud that she was able to make a 5 on her APES test.
Mrs. M is amazing at what she does. She is very laid back during her tutoring sessions, and really gets straight to the point during the lessons. I'm currently receiving sessions from her for my college Bio class. After sessions with her, I feel a lot more confident then I did during my actual class. I would recommend her to any one who asks, and her prices are affordable especially for a college student on a very tight budget.
Thank you Dallas!!!! I'm glad that I can help you find success in your class.
I am impressed with Melissa's patience and knowledge. She has taught my daughter with patience and made sure she understood the concepts step by step. I will certainly use her in the future so my children can excel. Thank you Melissa.
Thank you for your kind words! Your student is a pleasure to work with. I look forward to helping her in the future. I am so very happy that she passed her test. I knew that she could do it!!!
My son was struggling in AP Biology. He had been going to his teacher for help but was not receiving the one on one time he needed. Melissa has definitely helped him from the first meeting. She been very kind and supportive of my son.
Thank you so very much for you kind words.
Melissa did a great job helping my son who is in the sixth grade but taking high school chemistry. She very accommodating and was very helpful to my son. Thanks for the help Melissa.
Thank you so very much!!! It was a pleasure to work with your student!!!! I wish him the best of luck and look forward to working with him in the future!!!
My daughter struggled with Freshman Biology and was very discouraged about passing. Melissa was able to help her through the difficult topics by relating them to subjects that interested my daughter. Melissa has been wonderful about working with our schedule and times. I wish I would have found her sooner so we wouldn't have had such a hard six weeks!
You kind words humble me. I am glad that your student is finding success in her biology class.
My niece has really connected with Melissa. She feels really good after the tutoring session and is very thankful to have the opportunity to work with Melissa. She really appreciates and enjoys the tutoring session. Melissa is just what was needed to support her in an area that she was really struggling with, but now is starting to enjoy. Melissa is truly amazing!!
Thank you so very much!!!! IT is a PLEASURE to help you both.
When my daughter returned back from school the next day, my wife asked her how her Biology class went, and she was able to answer the question with confidence after having her first session with Melissa.
Thank you so very much! I appreciate your kind words and review. It is a pleasure to help assist your student gain confidence in her Biology class.
Melissa is a very caring Biology tutor. She always tries to make sure that the student absorbs the material. She is constantly thinking of better ways for students to enhance and more importantly retain the material that was taught. Great tutors do not stick with one teaching style, they constantly adapt, improvise and tinker to achieve the desired results. That makes Melissa a great tutor.
Thank you so very much for your kind words. Working with your student to get him ready for his AP Biology class is a pleasure.
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Because of the AP Biology redesign I used released passages from the ACT prep materials. My students used these materials and were quite successful with AP Biology test. Using the ACT Science prep materials I quickly learned the mechanics of the ACT Science test.
I have a BA and an MS in Biology. I have been a high school science teacher for the last 8 years. I have taught AP Environmental Science for the last four years. Ecology is one of the major units that I teach.
I have taught the TAKS prep classes during the summer for Taft High School the last 7 years. A typical day was 3 hours of intensive study of Bio, Chem, and Physics needed to pass the test. I also worked with other teachers at the district level planning developing curriculum to be used during the 8 day summer prep class. My students have had great success passing the TAKS test. I have also independently tutored people taking the TAKS test.
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