Tutoring From Melissa
I am a patient and understanding substitute teacher. I have been subbing since September 2019. I also did my student teaching at an elementary school during the spring of 2019. Prior to student teaching, I have worked as an aide in a special education classroom for two years. My passion is teaching and I look forward to tutoring online. My schedule is flexible.
I feel happy to help students achieve exceptional academic results.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When I work with a new student, I try to get to know them first because I want them to feel comfortable knowing that I am there to help them. I have a lot of patience while teaching, especially at my first meeting with a new student.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
While I was in college, I worked in a special education classroom for two years. I graduated with my B.A. in Liberal Studies. Afterward, I did my first student teaching assignment in a 1st grade classroom and my second student teaching assignment in a 5th grade classroom. I have worked as a substitute teacher in grades K-12, including mild/moderate special education classes, moderate/severe special education classes, and RSP.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I usually charge $25 an hour, or best offer. My pricing is flexible.
How did you get started teaching?
During my freshman year of college, I was undecided. I took a class that required me to complete at least 10 volunteering hours in an elementary classroom. I volunteered in my former elementary teacher's class for at least two hours every Friday morning. Even after I finished my 10 hours, I loved working with the students so much that I continued to volunteer until the end of that school year. I realized my passion for teaching.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students of all grades from kindergarten to 12th grade, including English language learners and students with disabilities.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I am fond of a recent memory when a first grade student hugged me throughout the day that I subbed for her class.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Do not be afraid to ask the teacher questions.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
There is no such thing as a "stupid" question. Any question is fine as long as the student is asking politely.