Melissa Lutes
Saint Paul, MN
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Melissa Lutes

Melissa L.

Saint Paul, MN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an experienced classroom teacher and tutor, as well as a reader, writer, and an editor. I have taught students of all levels and abilities to succeed in literature, writing, grammar, communication, and more. You will be able to express yourself better and have a solid command of English concepts!

About Melissa L.

Even more true in today's world, the core goal of education is to empower students to grow in success, confidence, and skills. Having been a caregiver, tutor, and certified teacher in three states has afforded me experience with students of all ages and abilities (from special education to gifted and talented to ESL/English language learners). This is founded on a bachelor's degree in elementary education, minors in music and Spanish, and a master's degree in educational leadership.

Quality teachers who invested in me are part of my success, and I strive to pay that forward. Some of these teachers have supported me in earning awards, such as graduating summa cum laude, membership to the National Forensics League, membership to Phi Kappa Phi, awards on teacher certification tests, public speaking on a national level, and more. A teacher's demonstrated belief in her students is crucial.

Using current and time-tested best practices in education helps students achieve more. Since everyone is unique, the methods for each session are, too. Lessons are interactive and typically begin with a clear goal, addressing questions, and reviewing previous skills, if necessary. Then, new material is taught and practiced. Continual assessment strategies ensure understanding. If it is fitting, homework is given to help students bolster their skills.

I have high expectations for myself and welcome feedback that will increase the effectiveness of our lessons. I believe that, as a tutor, it is my responsibility to creatively meet each student’s needs. I would love to partner with you in achieving success!


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8 Reviews
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Great first session with Melissa...We review the basics which will make it an easy introduction to learning the language

Posted Aug 26, 2021
Elizabeth B.
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Ms. Melissa introductory class was cool because she is friendly. She took her time to make me feel comfortable before the lesson begins.

Posted Jul 15, 2021
Ruth Z.
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Melissa is amazing!! She is happy to adjust for my wants and needs! A pleasure to work with!!

Posted Jul 14, 2021
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She is very engaging, spent time connecting with my son, and made learning fun! She also shared strategies for him to use throughout the week to support his learning and engagement with the material. It’s been a great experience so far and we highly recommend!

Posted Jun 30, 2021
Adalaide D.
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Melissa is very kind and my daughter is really looking forward to more lessons!

Posted Feb 23, 2021
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My son (rising 4th grader) said his first lesson was super fun! Melissa was well prepared for the lesson and kept my son engaged.

Posted May 16, 2020
Maurice B.
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Posted Aug 11, 2021
Linda S.
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Posted Jul 8, 2020

Photos & Videos

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Jun 2019 - Present


Classroom Teacher
Feb 2009 - Present

Public & Charter School

Full Time Teacher
Aug 2009 - Aug 2017

3 Schools

Includes charter, private, and public schools


Educational Leadership
Aug 2011 - Aug 2012

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Kindergarten Certification
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010


Elementary Education
Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

UW-River Falls

Minors in Music and Spanish
Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

UW-River Falls



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Teaching License
Jul 2020

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board

Teaching License
Jan 2009

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


Licensure Test - 2 Recognitions of Excellence
Jan 2009

Minnesota Department of Education


Phi Kappa Phi
Sep 2007
Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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