EducationHi! My name is Melissa. I'm graduate student at Brandeis University. I graduated at the top of my class from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013, and for two years I taught English as a Second Language as an AmeriCorps member in Pittsburgh. I also taught classes on the American citizenship test.
ExperienceI'm comfortable with the humanities in general and history, English, and foreign languages (Spanish and Italian) specifically. I can help students with these specific subjects and/or study skills, reading and writing, AP history or Spanish, or with the GRE verbal reasoning and writing sections.
I taught English as a Second Language for two years, 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.
On the GRE I scored in the top 90th percentile for the reading and writing portions of the test. I've also tutored students in graduate level public policy classes on reading and writing.
I love being a teacher and tutor because of the satisfaction of seeing a student finally 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 degrees in sustainable international development and coexistence and conflict in progress
-Independent study research paper
HobbiesI work part time on campus in addition to being a student, so I'm pretty busy - but I love being busy! In the little free time I have, I 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!).
Grammar and Mechanics, Government, ESL/ELL, AP US Government, AP Spanish Language, American History, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP World History, 12th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Reading, GRE Analytical Writing, GRE Verbal Reasoning, Essay Editing, AP US History, AP United States History, AP Italian Language and Culture, African History, African-American History, 12th Grade Writing, 11th Grade Writing, 10th Grade Writing, 10th Grade Reading
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