Melissa T.

Melissa T.

LocationPittsburgh, PA
Member SinceSeptember, 2012

Preferred Subjects

Spanish Italian
English as a Se... Politics/ Polit...
History Study Skills
Hourly Rate$30/hour
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About Melissa
Member Since:September, 2012
Preferred Subjects:Spanish, Italian, English as a Second Language, Politics/ Political Science, History, Study Skills, Writing
Education:Hi! 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.
Experience:I 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.

Relevant subjects:
-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
-Caribbean History
-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
-Italian 1-4

Hobbies:I 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.
Average Rating
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
Client Reviews (2)
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.
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