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Melissa Z.

USD $90/hr

Literacy & Math Specialist Orton-Gillingham Trained

Tutor Information


I provide individualized support for K-8 students. Throughout my 24 years in education, I have worked as a 5th Grade Classroom Teacher, a Literacy and Math Specialist, an Interventionist, and Teacher Coach. I have been a full-time Private Tutor for the past 4 years. My extensive training in research-based interventions enables me to identify specific areas of need and monitor progress to efficiently help students achieve their goals and build academic confidence.


Denver, Colorado, United States






Middle School


Institute For Multi-Sensory Education

2020 - 2020
Orton-Gillingham Intermediate Certificate, Intermediate Orton-Gillingham

Institute For Multi-Sensory Education

2013 - 2013
Orton-Gillingham Comprehensive Certificate, Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham

University of Colorado at Boulder

2001 - 2004
Master of Arts, English as a Second Language/Social, Multicultural, and Bilingual Foundations of Education

Indiana University

1994 - 1998
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education

Work Experience

Denver Public Schools

August 2011 - December 2020
Senior Team Lead

Denver Public Schools

August 2011 - December 2020
Literacy Specialist / Interventionist

The Laureate Private School

November 2010 - June 2011
Fifth Grade Teacher

Denver Public Schools

August 2009 - September 2010
Math/Science Facilitator / Interventionist

Denver Public Schools

August 2001 - August 2006
Mathematics Facilitator / Fifth Grade Teacher

Jefferson County Public Schools

August 2000 - August 2001
Fifth Grade Teacher