Melissa Lutes

Melissa L.

Honolulu, HI
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an experienced classroom teacher and tutor who has taught classrooms of English language learners. Together, we will make sure you succeed and meet your goals. English will become more clear, you will be able to express yourself better, and you will be proud of your accomplishments. Lessons are individualized--made special and helpful just for you.

About Melissa L.

I am an experienced classroom teacher, tutor, caregiver, and leader. I have minors in Music and Spanish, a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. I have also been in competitive public speaking for several years.

With a solid understanding of education from different perspectives -leadership, students, parents, teachers, and more - I know what it takes to help students achieve at their full potential. I ensure lessons and material are unique to the student, engaging and enjoyable, relevant, and catalysts for growth and success. Test preparation is also a skill I help students excel in. In fact, some of the schools I have been partnered with have even been featured on television.

As a competitive public speaker, I have won awards at the local, state, and national levels. I have also founded, coached, and judged teams and speakers.

As a musician, I have played and/or competed in solos, duets, quartets, concerts and more. I have studied music theory, written my own music, won scholarships, and taught others.

My students vary in ability from autistic and nonverbal, to English language learners, to gifted and talented. I have taught students in rural, suburban, and urban environments in charter, public, and private schools. My students are from a variety of different cultures, religions, and backgrounds. The similarity they share is being proud of their achievements after working together!

My students typically tell me that I am one of their favorite teachers. I believe every student is capable of achievement, and it is my mission to help them get there. I see students greater than they see themselves, and in sharing this, they end up feeling more confident and empowered themselves. My lessons are fun, relevant, effective, and individualized. I can't wait to partner up with you! Let's make your goals happen!

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Experience

Teacher
Aug 2009 - Aug 2017

3 Schools

Includes: charter school, public school, private school

Education

Educational Leadership
Aug 2011 - Aug 2012

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Kindergarten Certification
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Augsburg

Elementary Education
Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

UW-River Falls

Minors in Music and Spanish
Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

UW-River Falls

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching License
Jan 2009

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Awards

Licensure Test - 2 Recognitions of Excellence
Jan 2009

Minnesota Department of Education

Affiliations

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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