Melissa graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Journalism and Communications and also has a Master’s in Secondary Education from Nova Southeastern University. Melissa has been an educator for almost 13 years in a variety of positions from teaching K-12 courses to a Science curriculum coach for a K-5 school. Certifications in Florida: Elementary Education, Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum, English for Speakers of other Languages English 5-9 and she holds a Gifted Endorsement in Florida. In California, Melissa has a Multiple Credential and a single Subject Credential in English. Over the years she has taught Middle School Science, 1st-5th grade, World History, Language Arts Spanish 1 and 2 and AP Psychology. Melissa also trains teachers as a Professional Learning Specialist for Amplify, an online platform for Reading and Science curriculum. In addition, to teaching full time, Melissa has always had clients she tutors and was also a youth advisor for a religious organization for several years. She looks forward to taking on Distance Learning for students and families to help make it as meaningful and as valuable as it can be for all.
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Janell is excited to be part of the Beach Cities Tutoring team! She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior with a minor in Education from UC, Irvine. After receiving her BA, she earned her Combined Masters and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program from Cal State, Fullerton. Janell has 9 years of prior experience working with diverse groups of children as a recreational leader, tutor, instructional aide for special need students, and teacher. She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to tutor students again. Janell was curriculum chair of the English Language Arts Department and has taught junior high (6th-8th grade) and fourth grade. She received training in Eureka Math, Collaborative Literacy, Onward Readers, Restorative Justice practices, and Tribes. She wants use her unique skill set to challenge students’ critical thinking process as well as their academic skills. It is important to Janell to provide her students with the encouragement and support they need not only to succeed in school, but in their life as well.
Ilona is an experienced teacher with 20 plus year teaching students of all ages. Her major in college was Political Science with a minor in Biology. She too likes to learn, and has continued to take courses to improve her knowledge in biology, reading, writing, math, science, and social science. She is a Graduate of Cal. State University of Dominguez Hills with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has worked for the Wiseburn School District in Hawthorne as a first-grade teacher, reading and math intervention teacher, as well a substitute. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to websites that help younger learners. She has a great sense of humor and teaches with patience and common sense.