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Lessons offered by Melody
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

English/ESL Tutor; 15 years experience providing in home classes and now online

Methodology

Self-motivated, passionate and caring educator with a genuine interest in student development and achievement who presents information in a variety of ways through personalized lesson plans that motivate and inspire students, creating an enjoyable and challenging learning environment.

Background

15 Years experience with students of all ages. Previous certification: Secondary English and Psychology. Graduate certificate/MA TESOL. Specializing in improvement of Reading levels and overall English Language Arts/ESL/ELL with a focus on Elementary and Secondary reading and Accent reduction/TOEFL Preparation.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h

Details

Cancellation Policy: In-person classes must be cancelled at least 1 hour prior to meeting time. Online classes must be cancelled at least 30 minutes prior to meeting time. If for some reason you are unable to finish your meeting once it begins, the total rate is still due. All classes must be paid prior to the beginning of each class (but may be paid further ahead of time or in weekly or monthly installments).

Lessons offered by Melody
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

Melody's resume

EDUCATION
Eastern Michigan University
2019-2020
MA TESOL
Completion of Masters Program
GPA: 3.92

Eastern Michigan University
2011 - 2013
TESOL Graduate Certificate
Teaching Endorsement
GPA: 3.9

Eastern Michigan University
2002 - 2006
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Language, Literature and Writing (BA)
Minor: Psychology (CE)
Secondary Education Certification; Grades 6-12 (2006-2019)

WORK EXPERIENCE
Professional Tutoring Services of Michigan: Lead Teacher
2007–Current
• Management of all aspects of business, including setting appointments and communicating with clients
• Providing one-on-one (small group) instruction
• Testing and Development of individualized curriculum, lesson plans, and assessments
• Focus on ELL, Foreign-born business professionals and special education students
• Teaching pre-k to adult learners
• Special education parent advocate, attending IEP meetings, conferencing and preparing Second Language parents
PESG Long-term and Short-term Substitute Teacher
2006–2009
Washtenaw County (WISD)
• K-12 teaching special needs to honors classes, managing various classroom content and responsibilities
Special Education Paraprofessional Whitmore Lake Middle School (2007-2008)
• Provided support for AI and EI students in self-contained resource classroom
• Assisted in dealing with daily tasks concerning the students’ health, welfare, and educational needs.
• Assisted other mainstreamed special education students with daily work and reading
Title II Reading Specialist (2007) Whitmore Lake Middle School
• 6th grade reading teacher of special needs students in an intensive reading program
• One on one support on daily work and projects for regular and special needs students
• Assisted teachers in daily tasks and responsibilities
• Homework Club
21st Century After School Program (ICARD) Curriculum Coordinator/Team Teacher
2005–2006
Collaborated with EMU Science professor in development of Science-based English curriculum, with a focus on reading/comprehension skills, for at risk/special needs middle school students
Cross-disciplinary, team-teaching
Coordinated English curriculum and enrichment activities including:
• Accelerated Reading Program
• Student-run quarterly newsletter
• Summer Academy

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