Melissa Machit

Melissa M.

Roswell, GA
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English

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I can help students make sense of assigned reading and learn how to write a well structured essay. I have a PhD in Languages and Literature, so I am well versed in this subject.
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About

Melissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2007

I have been teaching Spanish, Portuguese and English at both the high school and college levels since 2007. I have a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese (Romance Languages) from Harvard University, and I have taught everything from Spanish 1 through advanced literature courses, to Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.

I enjoy working with students one on one and helping them feel empowered to use the language right away. I put a lot of time and joy into planning classes for each student, based on their goals and interests. I keep my classes really light and fun, but I will also make sure that you are learning!

I have experience working with students with learning differences, and have worked with children and adults.

If you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!

Whatever your goals are with Spanish, I can help you get there! Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals. Hasta pronto!

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Experience

High School Spanish Instructor
Aug 2013 - May 2017
High School

Instructed Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 3 Honors, and AP Literature. Certified in AP Spanish Language teaching.

College Spanish Instructor
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Harvard University

Portuguese Instructor
Aug 2009 - May 2011
Harvard University

Instructed Portuguese 1 and 2, and accelerated Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.

Education

Doctorate - Romance Languages and Literatures, Spanish and Portuguese
Aug 2008 - May 2013
Harvard University
Masters - Romance Languages and Literatures, Spanish and Portuguese
Aug 2006 - May 2008
Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts: Comparative Literature, Spanish, Portuguese, English
Aug 2000 - Jul 2005
UC Berkeley

Languages

Portuguese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

AP Spanish Language and Culture
Jul 2014
Monterey Institute

Awards

Award of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching
May 2011
Harvard Derek Bok Center for Teaching

Affiliations

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Jun 2014

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Sep 2013

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.

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Modern Language Association, The
Feb 2009

Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For more than a century, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.

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8 Reviews

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Darci Jan 15, 2018
Spanish · In home

Melissa is the best! Extremely knowledgeable and patient with her students. I highly recommend her.

Daniel Deadwyler Jan 1, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Melissa is the most wonderful teacher in the world. Very patient with me and taylors my lessons to what I need at that time. I honestly couldn't ask for a better teacher!!! She has a wonderful grasp of Spanish and you cannot tell it's not her first language. Thanks you Melissa for the wonderful experience!!!!

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Meredith Dec 21, 2017
Portuguese · In home

Melissa has an in-depth knowledge of Portuguese and is able to effectively explain complicated grammatical concepts, helping me to finally grasp some of the trickier verb tenses. Her passion for the language and teaching makes working with her a pleasure.

Mark Dec 21, 2017
Spanish · In home

Melissa has helped my middle schooler tremendously. He is much more conversational with his Spanish and grades have improved dramatically.

Dabni Dec 21, 2017
Spanish · In studio

Melissa is amazing! She is a patient and talented teacher who has helped me so much. Very highly recommend.

Emily Dec 1, 2017
Spanish · In home

My 8 year old daughter loves working with Dr. Machit. She often sings her songs through out the week.
I appreciate Dr. Machit’s promptness and flexibility.
I would recommend her.

Michelle Dec 1, 2017
Spanish · In home

Melissa is an amazing tutor. She has helped my child so much in just a few weeks. She works with our schedule and is completely committed to helping my daughter succeed. She keeps up with her progress throughout the week, and we are so thankful we found her.

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Kate Belle Nov 30, 2017
Spanish · In home

Mellisa is great. She is really specific on what you need to work on. She is also really flexible on when you can meet.

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