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I am originally from a small town in upstate New York. I attended Port Jervis High School, where I received the honor of being named valedictorian and discovered just how much I value education. I moved to New York City for college when I attended Fordham University at Rose Hill in the Bronx. I pursued a double major in English and French Language and Literature, as well as a double minor in Comparative Literature and Psychology. I was blessed with the opportunity to follow my passions through study abroad programs in both London and Paris. I absolutely love to travel and certainly miss my exciting European adventures! While home in the Bronx, my most meaningful volunteer experiences were working in a Hunts Point preschool. Through my work with young children and early literacy, I developed a love for teaching. I expanded my volunteer work in education with homework help for high school students and English tutoring for college freshmen. Upon graduation from Fordham, I joined the New York City Teaching Fellowship program and began my journey to teacher certification in Special Education and English, grades 7-12. I currently work as a 10th and 11th grade teacher at a school in Queens, where I teach French, English, and U.S. History. Studying and teaching French, I learned about the frustration students feel when struggling to understand something that might literally or figuratively seem to be in another language. I carry this understanding, lots of patience, and a passion for language into my tutoring sessions. Outside of school, I love to read, have movie nights, see as many Broadway shows as possible, and travel all over NYC and NYS seeing my lovely family and friends.

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Melissa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Fordham University - Bachelors, English and French Language and Literature

Graduate Degree: St. John's University - Current Grad Student, Education


Reading, movies, Broadway shows, travel

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

College English

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

Conversational French


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

European History


French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

High School English

High School Level American History


Homework Support






Public Speaking



SAT Reading

Social Sciences

Social Studies

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep


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