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Tutor profile: Melissa R.

Melissa R.
Professional Writer and Editor
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About Melissa

About Melissa
Do you want to feel more confident about your writing? I can help! I am a professional writer and editor, with a background in tutoring and teaching. I am a former staff writer at Bustle, and have had additionally had my work published on Electric Literature, Best Life, The Rumpus, and more. I currently work in content marketing, where I collaborate closely with clients and freelance writers to create engaging and polished content. I absolutely love writing, and I have a knack for helping writers feel proud of their work. My approach is...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
While at the University of Texas, I worked at the Undergraduate Writing Center as a Writing Consultant, where I sat down daily with students for one-on-one tutoring sessions about their writing. As part of this position, I took a course on tutoring methods that focused on grammar as well as a non-directive, non-evaluative teaching approach. I also worked for over 6 years as a piano teacher and early childhood music educator, working with students from ages 2 - adult. I taught private lessons as well as group classes and camps.
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor's Degree
2010 - 2014

Work Experience

Work Experience
Verblio, Professional Services Account Manager and Editor
2020 - Present
In this role, I manage blogs and edit content for a variety of businesses and clients.
The Center for Urban Community Services, Communications Associate
2019 - 2020
Executed communications for a large nonprofit, including blog posts, social media, and more.
Bustle, Books Features Writer
2015 - 2018
Wrote weekly articles including listicles, interviews, and features for an audience of over 50 million readers.
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Events Assistant
2016 - 2017
Produced 3+ events per week for 75-300 attendees and created web pages, social media, newsletters, and in-store signage.
DeBartlo & Co Marketing and PR, Publicity Assistant
2015 - 2015
Helped represent authors by creating press releases, websites, social media, and other marketing materials.
The Undergraduate Writing Center at the University of Texas, Writing Consultant
2013 - 2014
Led one-on-one tutoring consultations to students on all forms of writing, utilizing a non-directive, non-evaluative approach.
26-MUSIC School of Music, Piano Instructor / Office Manager
2007 - 2014
Taught piano and early childhood music to all ages (2 - adult) in both individual and group settings.

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