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Daytona Beach 
$20/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Melissa
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • College / University Preparation
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
Levels
  • All Levels

Retired Doctor and Science Guru Who Is Ready To Help You Succeed!

Methodology

My teaching philosophy is simple: Education should be learner and learning-centered. My outlook on education stems from personal experience. I took my first tertiary course at Brevard Community College the summer before I entered the University of Central Florida. In terms of instructional vs. learning-centered academia, my experiences determined that my personal successes were not dependent on the type of institution. Rather, my personal successes were dependent on the professor’s ability to support my learning styles and personalize the learning process.

Medical school challenged my learning abilities with such incredible intensity that I contemplated dropping out. My first year, I was paying to teach myself. I was wasting precious learning and study time, sitting there listening to a PhD boast about his research, foregoing the subject of the course. For the first time in my academic career, I skipped class so that I COULD learn…and I was paying a TON of money to learn on my own! To avoid failure, I sought academic/psychological counseling. I grew to appreciate my “learning styles”, “multiple intelligences”, strengths, and learning weaknesses. Once I started to personalize my learning, I began to succeed.

Regardless of what I teach, I commence the course by getting to know my students and getting them to know themselves. I post one of my favorite quotes by Socrates on the board: “Know thyself.” My students engage in learning styles, multiple intelligence, study skills, test-taking, personality and career tests so that we can identify strengths, interests, and areas to improve. With these assessment tests, I get accurate data on my students and their needs. Thus, I teach to all learning styles and intelligences, differentiating the learning experience. One size does not fit all.

“Whole-brain” learning is crucial to the learning process. Arts and activities combined with analytical thinking engage more of the brain. This proves to have a profound effect of learning and retention. Therefore, I always integrate movement and creative projects into my lesson plans.

Background

Dr. Melissa Williamson
Educational Background
• Des Moines University, B.S. in Medical Science

Born in Orlando, Florida, Melissa grew up on the Space Coast, enjoying the beach and Space Shuttle launches from NASA. Driven, Melissa graduated from medical school in 1996 and practiced as a podiatric surgeon in Illinois. Melissa completed an internship at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas, which inspired her to become a personal trainer, exercise physiologist, yoga/Pilates and aerobics instructor, plus educator. Melissa is a certified Biology, Health, PE, and Reading endorsed teacher. Recognized for her passion to teach and tutor, Melissa received the “Teacher of the Year” award for Brevard County (Area IV) and Titusville High School, plus the “Florida Health Teacher of the Year” award in 2005.

Melissa has instructed, conducted research, and served as an author/editor as a university professor both in the USA and South Korea, where she has taught several courses, including her favorite: Anatomy & Physiology. She has also taught Communication Disorders, English, German, Research Writing (graduate level course), Medical Terminology, Introduction to Health Care, Aerobics, and First Aid/Safety. At the secondary level, Melissa has taught a plethora of courses: Intro. to Health Care, Medical Terminology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science I-III, Health, PE, Career Research & Decision Making, Critical Thinking & Study Skills, Reading, English, Writing, Journalism, ACT/SAT prep, Physical Science, Life Science, and mathematics (Algebra I and II). As a tutor, she has helped students succeed in all of the aforementioned courses as well as College Prep, Economics, American Government, Speech/Public Speaking, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, World History, and Life Management Skills.

Melissa has volunteered as an American Heart Association plus Red Cross CPR/FA/AED and babysitting instructor for many years. Melissa’s passion for writing is evident in her published works and editing projects for Reebok Instructor, textbook companies, doctors, collegiate researchers, and graduate students. An advocate for world peace, Melissa “goes green”, eats organic food, and thrives on physical and mental fitness: dance, running, swimming (in the ocean), kayaking, white water rafting, water and snow skiing, biking, boxing, weightlifting, “tramping” (trampoline workouts), tennis, Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Budokon, meditation, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Body Talk, visualization, organic (raw) cooking, and gardening. She possesses the following certifications: FL Professional Educator: Biology, Health, PE, Reading; AHA BLS for Healthcare Workers; Red Cross CPR/FA/AED; Pilates/Yoga/Fitness Instructor; Life Coach; Master Personal Trainer; Herbs/Supplements; Stress Management; Reiki. “Be the change” is her mantra.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $18
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $16

Details

Depending on your location, I may have to charge more for travel expenses (e.g. $1-$5 extra depending on distance). If you live within 20 minutes or less of my location, then there is no extra charge.

Lessons offered by Melissa
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • College / University Preparation
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
Levels
  • All Levels

Melissa's resume


MELISSA D. WILLIAMSON




WORK EXPERIENCE

Personal Cleaning • Winter Park & NSB, FL • 5/2015-present
HOUSE CLEANER & SITTER
• Clean entire house for a married couple who frequently travels, including windows, carpets, floors, laundry, bathrooms, and every room.
• Clean outside: grill, porches, garage, sweep up debris, water plants.

Volusia County Schools (VCS) • Daytona Beach, FL • 11/2017-08/2018 (summer off)
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE HONORS TEACHER, MAINLAND HIGH SCHOOL
• Prepared and cleaned classroom, lab equipment, and lab areas on a daily basis.
• Coordinated/managed green practices; spearhead “eco” projects; contributed to society via experiential learning.

Lexington Place Assisted Living NSB • New Smyrna Beach, FL • 8-11/2017
SERVER/DISHWASHER/ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT
• Cleaned tables, washed dishes, vacuumed floors, and did laundry.
• Served residents’ meals in dining room; catered to residents’ needs; collaborated with every department to provide care.
• Prepared soups, salads, and desserts; delivered meals to ill residents.
• Interacted with residents (e.g. special events, karaoke, puzzles, fitness, etc.).
• Volunteered as part of the Hurricane Team to take care of residents.

Spicus • South Korea (Seoul)/USA (Michigan) • 2/2016-5/2017
Global Language Training Center • Seoul, South Korea • 6/2014-2/2016
VIRTUAL ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR/TUTOR
• Instructed/advised Korean professionals; edited essays/resumes; TOEFL/TOEIC test prep and interview skills.

Catholic University of Daegu (CU) • Hayang, South Korea • 8/2013-3/2015
PROFESSOR/ADVISOR/EDITOR/RESEARCHER/TUTOR
• Instructed/advised/tutored: Anatomy & Physiology, Communication Disorders, English, and German.

Daegu International School (DIS) • Daegu, South Korea • 8/2012-6/2013
SCIENCE/MATH/JOURNALISM INSTRUCTOR/ACADEMIC & CAREER ADVISOR
• Prepared and cleaned classroom, lab equipment, and lab areas on a daily basis.
• Taught AP Chemistry, Chemistry, Life Science, Physical Science, and Math; coordinated science labs/fairs.

Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) • Palm Bay, FL • 1/2010-8/2012
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR IN BIOLOGY AND HEALTH SCIENCES/ADVISOR
• Prepared and cleaned classroom, lab equipment, and lab areas for every session.
• Taught A&P I & II (+labs) and Medical Terminology; edited resumes/cover letters; advised/tutored; interviews.

Brevard Public Schools (BPS) • Viera, FL • 9/2008-5/2012
SCIENCE/CAREER TEACHER, VIERA HIGH SCHOOL
• Prepared and cleaned classroom, lab equipment, and lab areas on a daily basis.
• Instructed students: AP Biology, Biology, A&P, Integrated Science I & II, Career Research, and Critical Thinking.
• Required Career students to create a portfolio, resume, cover letter, and essay; practiced mock interviews.
• Advised/tutored students; coordinated Career Fair/Africa relief project; certified staff/students in CPR/FA/AED.

Central Florida YMCA • Titusville, FL • 11/2003-12/2007• Winter Park/Oviedo, FL • 12/1997-08/2000
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST, PT, YOGA, PILATES, WATER AEROBICS, SPINNING AND GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR
• Cleaned fitness equipment in the aerobics room after every class.
• Instructed clients and members in: Yoga, Pilates, Water Aerobics, Spinning and Group Exercise.
• Trained students and colleagues in CPR/FA/AED (American Red Cross).







M. Williamson, p. 2

Brevard Public Schools (BPS) • Titusville, FL • 8/2000-9/2008
MEDICAL ACADEMY PROFESSOR/SCIENCE, HEALTH, PE, READING, CAREER TEACHER, TITUSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
• Prepared and cleaned classroom, lab equipment, and lab areas on every day that we performed labs.
• Instructed/tutored students: Intro. to Health, Medical Terminology, AP Biology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science I-III, Health, PE, Career Research, Intensive Reading, and ACT/SAT; tutored/advised students.
• Trained students and colleagues in CPR/FA/AED (American Red Cross and/or American Heart Association).
• President/VP of FL Assoc. of Prof. Health Educators (FAPHE); FL Alliance for Health, PE, Recreation, Dance, & Sports (FAHPERDS) Board Member; coordinated State conferences/conducted seminars; keynote speaker.
• Awarded FL Health Educator of the Year and N. Brevard & THS Teacher of the Year.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) • Orlando, FL • 3/2007-7/2007
BIOLOGY ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR (HONORS & REGULAR)
• Instructed/advised students online; demonstrated labs (white board); mentored Career Day.

Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) • Cocoa, FL • 8/2003-6/2004
EXERCISE SCIENCE/HEALTH ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
• Prepared and cleaned aerobics and weight rooms after every class session.
• Instructed students: Aerobics/Weights; Safety & First Aid.
• Certified students in American Red Cross CPR/FA/AED; edited resumes/cover letters; advised/tutored; interviews.

Marriott Hotel • Des Moines, IA • 9/1992-9/1993
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE/FITNESS CENTER ATTENDANT
• Cleaned pool, floors, saunas, exercise equipment, and laundry.
• Booked appointments for hotel guests (e.g. tanning bed and spa).
• Catered to guests’ needs upon entering the fitness, pool, and spa area (e.g. provided towels; assisted with equipment).

Dr. Larry Williamson’s Family Dental Practice • Titusville, FL • 1/1977-1/1984
OFFICE CLEANER
• Cleaned bathrooms, all areas of office, windows, and vacuumed carpets.


EDUCATION



Bachelor of Science (BS)
DES MOINES UNIVERSITY | Des Moines, IA


CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAININGS


FL Professional Educator
Biology, Health, PE, Reading; Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

American Heart Association
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Workers

American Red Cross
CPR, First Aid, and AED use (adults, children, and infants)

Wellness Expert
Master Personal Trainer
Aerobics, Spinning, and Aquatic Instructor
Pilates, Yoga, and Tai Chi Instructor
Life and Academic Coach
Herbs and Supplements
Stress Management

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