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I am a very patient teacher who enjoys making learning fun and enjoyable for the student. I was originally a certified EMT but could not do it anymore due to a back injury. I am currently attending Ashford University for Education.

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Melissa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Ashford University - Current Undergrad, Education


Music, movies, spending time outdoors and with my family

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

Academic Coaching


Adult Literacy

American Sign Language

Applied Mathematics


Basic Computer Literacy






CLEP Human Growth and Development

CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School English

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

Emergency Medicine


GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies


High School

High School English

High School Writing

Homework Support

Human Development

Human Resources

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry

K-11th Grade Standardized Tests Prep



Medical Terminology


Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School

Middle School English

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing


Music Theory

Operating Systems


PC Basic Computer Skills


Professional Certifications


Public Health


Series 11


Social Networking

Social Sciences

Social Studies



Spanish 2

Special Education

Spelling Bee

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Technology and Coding

Test Prep


Q & A

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Finding out what they enjoy doing and incorporating it with their studies will make it more interesting and fun.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Teaching the student and then testing their knowledge with a worksheet or quiz.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Making the subject interesting and showing the child that they can succeed!

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Getting to know the student, analyzing the child's work, quizzing the student on the subject and asking questions as you teach the subject.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Getting to know the student and their needs will allow you to adapt your teaching methods to what they need to succeed.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Worksheets, visual aids, chat, and any other strategies that might help the student to succeed.

What is your teaching philosophy?

To adapt to the student's need and make learning as fun as possible!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Get to know the student, find out what they are having problems with and then determine the best learning style (visual, auditory, etc.).

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By providing the necessary resources for them to further their education on the given subject (handouts, websites, readings, etc.).

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Make learning fun!! Incorporate their hobbies and interests in their learning strategies.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Help them work through the skill and then break down the problem to help them understand it better.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Read the information to the student then have them read it to you. Then go through each question and have them underline the answers in the text.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Understanding the student and their learning strategies, being patient and making it as fun as possible.

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