Melanie is a Midwestern transplant with a B.A. in Journalism from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s in Special Education from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. Melanie has spent more than a decade teaching in a variety of positions. She taught all common core subjects as a high school special education teacher, was an instructor for career development for adults with disabilities, and was a middle school special education teacher specializing in reading and writing. In these positions, Melanie gained extensive experience creating and adjusting curriculum and lesson plans to meet her students’ varied needs. Alongside teaching in the classroom, Melanie also led individual and small-group tutoring sessions to students between 3rd and 12th grade focused on executive function, test preparation, and general academics. Now Melanie focuses exclusively on tutoring, and loves that one-on-one sessions allow her to create lessons that fit perfectly with each student’s individual strengths and needs. Melanie’s students appreciate her patience, warmth, and sense of humor both in and out of the classroom.
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