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Melanie M.

Tacoma, WA

$35/hour

Enthusiastic Experienced Certified Elementary Teacher

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/26/14
5.0 average from 4 ratings
Our son is on task, engaged, and advancing in his writing skills
— Randy, Seattle, WA on 10/5/14

$35/Hour


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Evergreen State College
BA in Counseling
Pacific Oaks College
Master's

Education

Evergreen State College (BA in Counseling)

Pacific Oaks College (Master's)

About Melanie

I am a K-8 certified teacher. I taught 1st-5th grade for 20 years in Seattle Public Schools. I have a Special Education endorsement and am qualified to teach all general education subject areas. My experience with a range of learning styles and ethnic backgrounds provides me the ability to teach all elementary age children. I believe that having a commitment to strengthening literacy skills while having fun is the key to successful learning. I am especially strong in the academic areas of reading, writing, science and mathematics and excel at teaching problem solving skills through non-violent communication. I am a K-8 certified teacher. I taught 1st-5th grade for 20 years in Seattle Public Schools. I have a Special Education endorsement and am qualified to teach all general education subject areas. My experience with a range of learning styles and ethnic backgrounds provides me the ability to teach all elementary age children. I believe that having a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Tacoma, WA 98403
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Our son is on task, engaged, and advancing in his writing skills"

- Randy, Seattle, WA on 10/5/14
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

I have a special education endorsement from the U.W. I worked with many students who had both ADD and ADHD with great success!

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have held a special education endorsement since 1995. I spent a year teaching a self contained autism classroom, a year at the Seattle Children's Home (day treatment) and have had students with autism mainstreamed or with an Instructional Assistant in my general education classroom (with IEPs) most of my career in Seattle Public Schools. I have had excellent success working with these students.

Dyslexia

Working with all students for 21 years in Seattle Public Schools, I taught many students who had both identified and unidentified dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a K-8 certified teacher. I taught 1st-3rd for a total of 21 years in Seattle Public Schools. I am highly qualified to teach K-6.

Handwriting

As a general ed teacher for 21 years, I taught handwriting with great success. My favorite program is "Handwriting Without Tears."

Homeschool

For the past 2 years, I homeschooled a 11-13 year old girl who was developmentally delayed. We worked together for 20 hours/week in her Seattle home. I taught all subjects with an emphasis on reading. I was successful in raising her from a late 2nd grade reading level to a solid 6th grade level in 2 years. Daily, I integrated local resources, nature, art and animal care into her reading, writing and mathematics. Science and social studies were experienced! I have an excellent reference upon request.

Phonics

I am trained in several modalities of teaching phonics to students in the primary grades. I taught 1st - 3rd grades for 18 years.

Special Needs

I hold a special education endorsement for all levels of needs including severe and profound and worked with these children for a year at the beginning of my teaching career.

Spelling

I taught spelling every year for 18 years as a general education teacher in Seattle Public Schools.

Study Skills

As a general education elementary school teacher, it was part of my daily job to insure that my students learned study skills. I used a reading log that went between home and school every day as well as binders for the 3rd graders and daily math homework.

Tennis

I taught tennis in an after school program to 4th and 5th graders in Seattle. I am also an intermediate tennis player who won many tournaments and led my 3.5 women's team as a singles player to Regionals. We were the best 3.5 team in the Northwest one year.

Evergreen State College
BA in Counseling
Pacific Oaks College
Master's

Education

Evergreen State College (BA in Counseling)

Pacific Oaks College (Master's)

Our son is on task, engaged, and advancing in his writing skills

Melanie has been patient, firm, and encouraging. She is working with our 11 year old son to improve his reading and writing skills. He is NOT a fan of writing. Melanie has been working with him at several levels of skill: basic handwriting, spelling, and larger themes in story composition. At the end of his last session, he was both enjoying the work and very pleased with his progress on an am

— Randy, Seattle, WA on 10/5/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melanie will travel within 10 miles of Tacoma, WA 98403.