EducationHi! My name is Melissa. I graduated at the top of my class with a BA in history from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2013. I also completed a minor in Italian, have advanced knowledge of Spanish, and can confidently tutor these subjects as well as history, political science, and I can help with writing or study skills.
Since graduating, I've been teaching ESL (English as a second language) to adult students.
I have a certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from the internationally-renowned Boston Language Institute. I am qualified to teach English as a Second or Foreign language both in America and abroad.
ExperienceI have been tutoring Spanish, Italian, English, and writing skills since September 2012. Now, in addition to my work, I'm also looking to tutor somewhere between 2-4 clients, depending on the time commitment.
I have experience tutoring all levels of Spanish and Italian, including beginning language learners.
The TEFL certificate I earned gave me top-notch instruction and hands-on practice teaching English as a Second Language.
I took the GRE and scored in the top 90th percentile for the reading and writing portions of the test. I've also tutored students in a graduate level public policy class on reading and writing.
I love being a teacher and tutor because of the satisfaction of seeing a student finally understand something. I try my best to work with each individual's learning style, and I try my best to accommodate scheduling conflicts and other potential issues.
-TEFL certificate from the Boston Language Institute
-US-Latin American relations
-25-page independent study on African history
-The Politics of Violence in the Middle East
-History of Southern Africa
-History of Africa Since 1800
-History of West Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade
-History of the United States Since the Civil War
-History Seminar for Majors: The Japanese Perspective on World War II
-History: Jewish Culture in Medieval Spain
-Modern Latin American History
-ENGLIT 0615: Literature and Race
-African Literature and Society
-English Comp 0200 (Honor's College)
-Spanish 0025: Grammar and Composition
HobbiesI love to read, write, and watch movies with friends. I also draw and paint and love going to art museums. I love learning and I love helping other people learn!
Trivia: Bon Jovi is my favorite band.
Client Reviews (2)
Posted over 1 year ago by Azada
- Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
She has been working with my daughter for 2 months and it has made all the difference in the world! Our situation is a little different than most and she has been very flexible and accommodating. She is simply wonderful. I have not reservation about recommending her to others.
Posted over 2 years ago by Barbara R.
- Currently 5.0/5 Stars.