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Melinda

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There is something magical about the learning process. I see it in myself and in my students – the thrill of an "ah-ha!" moment and the satisfaction when a challenging concept clicks. That miraculous process is my favorite part about teaching and tutoring. I live for those revelations!

My tutoring/teaching experience has taken many forms over my educational and professional careers. I tutored my peers as a lab assistant at St. John's College in Annapolis and then spent a year as a classroom teacher for 6th-10th grades primarily in the arts and poetry. I believe learning should be exciting, and I work hard to help my students make connections with the subjects they are studying and their own experiences.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts focusing on philosophy, comparative literature, and history of math and science. Currently, I am studying classical realism at a fine art atelier in the city. I am available to tutor students in art, writing (all subjects, including college essays), literary analysis, and SAT prep, as well as study skills and organizational strategies.

When I am not tutoring or studying art, I love to go on adventures outside – hiking, backpacking, and scuba diving are some of my favorite activities in nature! I also love to travel and have visited seven countries and four continents. I read a great deal, mostly fiction and scientific papers. I love biology and the life sciences and spend a lot of time independently studying these subjects.

Melinda’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: St. John's College - Bachelor in Arts, Liberal Arts

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 800

GRE Verbal: 168

Hobbies

Art, Drawing, Painting, Photography, hiking, camping, scuba diving, videogames

Tutoring Subjects

AP Studio Art: 2-D Design

AP Studio Art: Drawing

Art

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Gifted

High School English

Literature

Other

SAT Reading

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

Writing