EducationHolder of a Bachelor's and a Master's degree with high-distinction (Science and Business respectively)
Experience- Tutored at reputable tutoring center for 3 years
- Tutoring experience of over 9 years with high-school and university students
- Lead instructor at San Quentin's Prison University Program in Intermediate Algebra
Everyone learns differently and I use the strategies that work the best for each of my students. I have consistently been able to improve students' grades and almost all of my students come back to receive lessons to further improve.
Tutoring is not just assisting students with their exams and homework -- it's about developing their potential and enriching their educational experience.
HobbiesI enjoy trying new recipes, spending time with my three cocker spaniels, and hanging out with my friends. I also love running and yoga!
Client Reviews (2)
Melissa tutored my son for two years in three subjects - trig, geometry and chem. He fought me about hiring a tutor thinking he could figure it out on his own. Melissa was able to engage him and get him interested in the learning process. After the initial session, he never once complained. He's definitely the class clown but she kept him focused without being bossy or rude. In geometry she helped him bring his grade up from a C to an A. In trig it a C to a B. In chem it was a B to an A. What amazed me was that she had to do very little in the way of reviewing the material - she remembered everything from her own classes! She was very honest with the time and the billings. I was crushed when I found out she was moving to IL! What are we doing to do next semester with statistics???!!!
Melissa is well-prepared, professional, and knowledgeable. She tailors her explanations to each student's learning style and provides excellent support and feedback. She is also a genuinely kind person and cares about her students' progress. I come from a Fine Arts background and hadn't done any math for years. Melissa encouraged me to complete my Computer Science degree, and helped me to get my math skills back better than ever!
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