Meli's English Tutoring

Meli's English Tutoring

5.0 (1)
1 employee
25 years in business

About this tutor

I have tutored students from kindergarten to college level. I grew up helping teachers from different schools with their students who struggled with reading, writing, and comprehension.

I currently work as an English tutor at a community college and help students with essay writing and editing, literature and prose analysis, composition, rhetorical strategies, and plenty more. As a bilingual individual, I can fluently help students with their first language in Spanish and ease their transition into writing English academic work.

I am pursuing my degree at SDSU for English with a Single Subject Credential and a Spanish minor and hope to further my education and recieve a masters in Special Education. I have a lot to offer to each of my tutees and I would be honored to be considered as a potential tutor!

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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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  • Rachel

    She is helpful and helped out with my American Literature class last semester. Met with her several times at writing center. Good listener! She's great


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I begin by assessing their current skill level for what they need assistance in and evaluate what is their best learning style. I then work with the student to establish a "plan of attack" or a set list of steps that we will work on together that will get the student to where they need to be academically. I consistently check for comprehension to make sure nothing is glossed over or forgotten. After several sessions, we review past concepts and discuss how we apply them to what we are currently working on.

I understand the different needs of every student and am accomadating to any preferences. My patience and flexibility allows me to work with the student to figure out the best way to work on a task or understand a concept and create individualized plans for each student. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I currently work at the writing Center at Southwestern College and am currently working towards becoming a Master Tutor. In addition, I have had years of informal experience with students from several different schools within San Diego County, including the El Cajon, Barrio Logan, and Chula Vista areas, to name a few. My current major focuses on teaching English as a Single Subject and I am in the process of earning a teaching credential, so my educational path has been preparing me to become an educator. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I work off a base pay of $15 per hour. This includes my transportation, time, work, additional materials purchased and experience.

How did you get started teaching?

Both of my parents are elementary school teachers and my grandma was one of the first elementary school principals in all of Tijuana, Mexico. You could say teaching is in my veins! I have always been passionate about education from the wonderful influence of my parents and my major when applying to SDSU was an easy choice; it is a combination of my two favorite things: Teaching and English.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students between 5-40 years old, students with disabilities and students who are either bilingual, have English as their first language and others who speak a foreign language and are beginning to take English classes. With this wide array of experience, I have learned how to individualize my sessions with each student, knowing that everyone's learning styles are different and what comes easy for one may not be so for another.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I would advise students to ask whether or not the educator has had experience in the field in which the student needs assistance with. It is also important to discuss whether or not the educator is flexible with their curriculum or lesson plans. It is important that the student be able to not only learn from the tutor but also teach them how to accomodate different kinds of students and making sure that a tutor is a good fit for them, specifically.

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