"Experienced Classroom Teacher of Spanish and ESL"
I am well-traveled internationally, confident and respectful of living and working in diverse cultures and languages with extensive living experience in Bolivia, Mexico and Chile, advanced aptitude in linguistic acquisition with Degrees in Spanish, Russian, and ESL, lived abroad and in multiple areas of the USA. I demonstrate resourcefulness and initiative in years of contracting in independent and contracted work with an expert knowledge of theory and practice.
In the classroom I've w... ... More
"Clarinet, Math, Photography, Photoshop tutor"
I have spent the past two years serving in AmeriCorps, tutoring elementary, middle, and high school students in math and reading. This past year I worked mainly with 6th-8th grade English Language Learner (ELL) students in math. I ran an after school math tutoring club at my middle school and had over 150 students attend over the year. I am available to tutor math up through Pre-Algebra and am comfortable tutoring any student in reading.
I am a clarinetist and have been playing for ov... ... More
"Experienced Math Tutor"
Math is my first love. I want students to be successful and enjoy math. That begins in elementary school. I believe that a strong understanding of multiplication facts, division, and fractions sets children in the right direction and guards against any child having a "math block." Success in elementary math gives students the skills they need to tackle higher math such as algebra.
Algebra is my specialty, but I enjoy all disciplines.
Over the years I have often tutored students in... ... More
"Versatile, experienced tutor with an M.A. in Education"
While earning my M.A. from PLU, I gained experience planning and teaching lessons to elementary school students. I also spent six months substitute teaching, which gave me extra classroom hours in elementary settings. My job at Point Defiance Zoo requires me to be creative daily in helping young students understand difficult concepts. I simultaneously earned a K-8 teaching certificate while completing my M.A. ... More
"Literature graduate specializing in writing, reading and college prep."
I grew up in a family that valued education and encouraged a love of learning, self-determination, and the pursuit of diverse interests. I excelled in school and music, and earned my degree in Comparative Literature (with minors in Norwegian and American Indian Studies) magna cum laude at the University of Washington in Seattle. After graduating, I worked at a drop-in shelter doing GED tutoring and job-readiness training, and since then I have worked at Tacoma Community College as a Liberal A... ... More
Melanie has been patient, firm, and encouraging. She is working with our 11 year old son to improve his reading and writing skills. He is NOT a fan of writing. Melanie has been working with him at several levels of skill: basic handwriting, spelling, and larger themes in story composition. At the end of his last session, he was both enjoying the work and very pleased with his progress on an ambitious story. At times our son begins with a less than perfect attitude about working on these issues, but Melanie is able to gently but firmly push him into some initial work and then get him fully engaged on the lesson. The time is well planned and well spent. Also, Melanie offers a number of approaches and resources that are beyond what we could have brought to bear on several of the instructional challenges.
Randy M. from Seattle, WA
"Enthusiastic Experienced Certified Elementary Teacher"
I am a K-8 certified teacher. I taught 1st-5th grade for 20 years in Seattle Public Schools. I have a Special Education endorsement and am qualified to teach all general education subject areas. My experience with a range of learning styles and ethnic backgrounds provides me the ability to teach all elementary age children. I believe that having a commitment to strengthening literacy skills while having fun is the key to successful learning. I am especially strong in the academic areas of r... ... More
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