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Tutor profile: Melody S.

Melody S.
Educator (Teacher, Tutor, Counselor) for 10 years
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About Melody

About Melody
My name is Melody -- I am a lifetime learner and educator. Having studied in the U.S., Spain, Italy, and China, I have seen multiple methods in which education can be performed. Through education, I aim to inspire and empower others, equipping students with the tools to succeed beyond each individual class. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and learning new recipes.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have been a personal tutor for students of a variety of age levels for a decade. In addition to tutoring various subjects, I also have a number of degrees in education. During my undergraduate time at UC Santa Barbara, I minored in Education and engaged in after-school tutoring programs. Following my BA graduation, I received a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Math. During this time, I served as a substitute teacher in four different school districts in Southern California for 3 years. Upon receiving my teaching credential, I then...
University of Southern California
Master's Degree
2017 - 2018
California State University - Long Beach
2016 - 2018
University of California - Santa Barbara
Bachelor's Degree
2013 - 2016

Work Experience

Work Experience
Due West Education, Strategy Counselor
2019 - 2021
Supervise a team of counselors who guide students through processes of self-discovery and advise students on developing a comprehensive and cohesive application from a global context; Develop academic curriculum, academic workshops, and extracurricular programs to strengthen students’ social and global engagement
Mira Costa High School, Long-Term Substitute Teacher
2018 - 2018
Adapted mathematics curriculum to meet the needs of identified students with different learning modalities for Pre-Algebra and Algebra 2; Established positive student behavior through classroom management and building rapport with students; Incorporated UC Irvine’s pacing guideline and worksheets to accompany the Common Core standards; Collaborated with math department to evaluate student progress, and collectively work towards meeting course standards in mathematical knowledge and skills by creating standardized summative assessments
Environmental Charter High School, Mathematics Teacher
2018 - 2018
Designed lessons to help students recover second semester of Integrated Math 2; Administered formal and informal assessments in class to help determine instructional needs; Maintained student records related to the course, and communicate student progress with all stakeholders; Supported overall needs of students related to enrollment, persistence, and completion
Madrona Middle School, Student Teacher
2017 - 2018
Designed and executed lesson plans for Math 8 and Algebra; Collaborated with master teacher in developing long-term plans for struggling students, and designing new activities to enhance learning engagement for all students; Enforced and practiced procedures with disciplinary issues; Assessed student teaching through reflections and reports
South Bay Chinese School, English Language Learner Teacher
2016 - 2018
Taught an English class to speakers of other languages; Drew on a variety of classroom activities including lectures, role-plays, discussions, and games; Utilized educational equipment, such as textbooks, games, books, and other learning aids
Club Proteo, Instructional Assistant
2016 - 2016
Provided children from predominantly low-income Latino households supervised access to high quality software, computers, and related technologies; Helped students develop literacy and problem solving skills through computer program games

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