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I have a unique combination of life experiences and education. Although I currently hold a master's of arts in teaching from the University of Southern California, I also have a GED. My greatest strengths as a teacher are that I am knowledgeable, perceptive, passionate, pragmatic, and empathetic. I've worked with students from over 40 countries, children and adults, English language learners, and both remedial and advanced students. What makes me an effective tutor is that I am a good listener. I work to understand what the student wants or needs to know and then I build on their knowledge and assist them in meeting their educational goals. My classes are built upon sociocultural theory with emphasis on student centered thematic instruction, real world language, meaningful interaction, scaffolding, repetition, and positive feedback.

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Melissa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Oregon State University - Bachelors, Psychology

Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Masters, Teaching

Tutoring Subjects

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing



Essay Editing

GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies

High School English

High School Political Science

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Political Science

Public Speaking

Social Sciences

Test Prep



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