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Melanie H.

Alexandria, VA

$50/hour

Professional writer and experienced reading tutor

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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University of Virginia
Literature

Education

University of Virginia (Literature)

About Melanie

Writing

I am professional writer with more than twenty years experience. My articles have appeared in SELF, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Parenting and other major publications, so I know writing. However, I am also the mother of two children now attending the University of Virginia, so I also realize how intimidating and overwhelming that blank page or computer screen can be for students. Mastering the building blocks of good writing can help eliminate this fear. I will help students develop skills including organization, sentence and paragraph structure and correct use of an enriched vocabulary. I love to write and want my students to see the blank page as an opportunity rather than an obstacle. Whether you're writing a paper or creating that all-important college essay, I can coach you to success.

Reading

For the past three years I've tutored elementary school students as part of Book Buddies, a reading development program created at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. I am passionate about reading and love to share that enthusiasm with young readers. By building a basic vocabulary of familiar words through guided reading, games and other activities, my students will gain confidence and learn to enjoy spending time with books. This is critical because numerous studies have shown that independent reading for pleasure is a critical component in academic success.
I also believe it's never too late to develop good reading skills and a love of reading. For older students struggling with difficult reading assignments, I can guide them through, and teach them to break assignments into manageable portions, derive meaning from context and build vocabulary and retention skills.
Writing

I am professional writer with more than twenty years experience. My articles have appeared in SELF, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Parenting and other major publications, so I know writing. However, I am also the mother of two children now attending the University of Virginia, so
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Alexandria, VA 22301
In-person lessons
English:
English, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Virginia
Literature

Education

University of Virginia (Literature)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 10 miles of Alexandria, VA 22301.