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Melanie H.

Professional writer and experienced reading tutor

Professional writer and experienced reading tutor

$50/hour

  • Alexandria, VA 22301

About Melanie


Bio

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...

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.


Education

University of Virginia
Literature

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Melanie hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Elementary Education

Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English, Reading, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Summer

Reading, Writing

$50/hour

Melanie H.

$50/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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