EducationHi! My name is Melissa. I'm a master's student at Brandeis University and I'm at the top of my class. Right now I'm teaching English as a second language to adult refugees over the summer and I have a much more open availability. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in 2013 and did AmeriCorps for two years and loved it.
ExperienceI'm comfortable with the humanities in general and history, English, and Spanish and Italian specifically. I can help students with these subjects and/or study skills, reading and writing, AP history or Spanish, or with the GRE verbal reasoning and writing sections. I can also help immigrants and refugees study for the citizenship test.
I taught English as a Second Language for two years in AmeriCorps, provided individual and class instruction for the U.S. citizenship test for two years, and have been tutoring Spanish, Italian, English, and writing skills since September 2012. I have experience tutoring all levels of Spanish and Italian, including beginning language learners.
I love being a teacher and tutor because of the satisfaction of seeing a student understand something that was difficult before. I try my best to work with each individual's learning style, and I try my best to accommodate scheduling conflicts and other potential issues. I have worked with typical students as well as individuals with various learning disabilities.
-AP Spanish through high school
-Italian minor in college
-History major in college
-Master's degree in progress
HobbiesI love to read mysteries, write, watch movies with friends, and travel. I hope one day to be able to travel the entire world (and learn several more languages to make that easier!). I studied abroad in South Africa in college, and it was amazing. I love being outside and hiking, swimming, going on Boston Harbor cruises or duck tours.
Grammar and Mechanics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, American History, AP Spanish Language, AP US Government, ESL/ELL, Government, GRE Analytical Writing, GRE Verbal Reasoning, AP Italian Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP US History, Essay Editing, AP World History
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