Melissa S

Baton Rouge, LA

Computer Programming & Coding Instructor



I'm Melissa, an academic tutoring professional from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have 8 years of teaching experience, including formal classroom instruction, preceptorship, private tutoring, and small group workshops. I am trained in the general principles, pedagogy and management strategies used for classroom instruction. I facilitate an active learning environment through questions and discussion. I employ a variety of techniques and activities to foster a productive learning environment. The ultimate goal of tutoring is to help students learn how to help themselves and become independent learners.


B.S. Kinesiology, Louisiana State University; M.S. Kinesiology, Louisiana State University; Ph.D. Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology (currently attending)

Subjects of Expertise

SAT Reading, SAT Writing, ACT Reading, ACT English, SSAT, PSAT, GRE Verbal, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, U.S. History, World History

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Usage “Grammar” Skills

The writing rules tested on the ACT can be grouped into two categories: Usage and Rhetoric. Usage skills are what you classically call “Grammar Rules,” such as punctuation, subject/verb agreement, and verb tenses. Let’s look at an example usage question commonly found on the ACT.

Genetics: Inheritance

Mendel formulated a theory of inheritance based on experiments with garden peas, proposing that parents pass on to their offspring discrete genes that retain their identity through generations. The fundamental principles of inheritance are called the law of segregation and the law of independent assortment.