ACT tutor

Making learning fun


Melissa Jo W. Tradewell, M.Ed.

Career objective: To join a high school, an academy, or a college which has earned an excellent reputation among the students and parents and apply my complete understandings of the subject and the best work practices to gain excellent career growth.


·       High School Diploma from Lansdale Catholic High School in 2000 (Lansdale, Pa)

·       Dual Bachelor of Art Degrees in Communications with a concentration in Mass Media  and in English with a concentration in Literature with a minor in Theater from Elizabethtown College in 2005 (Elizabethtown, Pa)

·       Certificate of Completion from the Walt Disney World University and one college credit for a Walt Disney World College Program Internship (2002)

·       Teacher Certification through the Delaware Valley College Teacher Certification Program in 2006 (Doylestown, Pa)

·       Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership and Principal certification from Delaware Valley College in 2009 (Doylestown, Pa)

·       Master’s of Education in Curriculum Instruction and Reading Specialist certification from Penn State in August 2013 (Great Valley, Pa)

·       Certification from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in Elementary Administration in 2014 (Philadelphia, PA)

·       Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University expected graduation August 2016


Special Achievements:

·       Certificate of Recognition from Superintendent of School for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Mary Rochford in 2011

·       Certificate of Commissioning to be a Catechist 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

·       Honorary Member of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference 2010-2011

·       Member of the Steering Committee for Middle States Accreditation for Saint Francis of Assisi School 2012

·       Chair for Middle States Accreditation for Saint Francis of Assisi School’s Mission and Belief Team 2012

·       Co-chair of Saint Francis of Assisi School’s Home and School Association Dance Committee



·       Pi Lamba Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education. Conferred March 2012.



·       Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Profession Certification: English 7-12 Issued 2010

·       Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Profession Certification: Principal K-12 Issued 2012

·       Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Profession Certification: Reading Specialist K-12 Issued 2013

·       Archdiocese of Philadelphia Principal Certification: Issued June 2014

 Teaching Experience:

Team Tutor (Nov 2014 – present)

·       Meet one-on-one with students 

·       Include Real World Learning to the lessons so student can make connections to material

·       Complete evaluations of each student following tutoring session

·      Communication and scheduling with parents

Educate online, online community (Jan 2012 – present)

Math and English Tutor grades K-12, Writing Tutor K-12, Higher Ed Writing tutor, HOSTOS tutor, Florida International University, and AIU ENGLISH tutor

·       Follow a designated curriculum to best help individual students

·       Include Real World Learning to the lessons so student can make connections to material

·       Complete evaluations of each student following tutoring session

·       Meet with team leader and team to discuss the different ways to continue to help the students


Saint Francis of Assisi School, Norristown, PA (2007-present)

Seventh and Eighth grade ELA and Religion Teacher

·       Prepare and execute lesson plans

·       Worked on differentiated instruction, Gold Seal lessons, and cross-curriculum lessons

·       Worked with Common-Core Standards

·       Parent-teacher interaction

·       Monitoring, editing, and executing school’s monthly student newspaper

·       Choreographed seventh and eighth grade performances for Spring shows

·       Helped organize and execute school’s Christmas show

·       Chair of Grammar/Writing tutoring group

·       Excellent classroom management

·       Worked on the Curriculum Development Team

·       Part of the Powerful Learning Practice technology integration team


Personal tutor, various areas (June 2005-present)

English and Religion tutor

·       Review content teacher is teaching with student

·       Homework help

·       Teaching study skills and writing skills to help student further their learning


Oley Valley Middle School Oley, PA (2006-2007)

Long term substitute seventh grade English teacher

·       Construct assessments and grading rubrics

·       Use of technology to improve student learning and enhance student participation

·       Work closely with IEP and ESL students

·       Volunteer teacher coordinator for school’s Spring musical


Kennedy-Kendrick Catholic High School Norristown, PA (2006)

Long term substitute ninth and twelfth grade English Literature teacher

·       Delivering scheduled lectures to the assigned classes

·       Counseling students as per their academic needs

·       Mentoring seniors as to further educational possibilities

·       Accomplishing regular classroom debates to raise students interest and understands of the subject


Abington Friends Jenkintown, PA/St. Peter’s School Philadelphia, PA/Norristown Area School District Norristown, PA/Wissahickon Area School District Wissahickon, PA (2005-2006)

Substitute Teacher and aide for all grade levels and subjects

  • Execution of classroom management on a day to day basis at a variety of different levels and across a wide range of subjects
  • Special Education aide in classrooms


Work Experience:

·       Incident Reporter, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia PA 2004-2007

·       Sales Representative and Key person, VECTOR Marketing Corporation, Springfield and Blue Bell, 2001-2003

·       Merchantainment Hostess, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL 2001-2002


Volunteer Experience:

  • Saint Stanislaus Summer Festival, Event Staff and General worker. 1997-2011


Leadership Experience:

·       Participant of the Powerful Learning Practice technology integration team

·       Mentor teacher to first year teachers

·       Mentor teacher to aspiring teacher through Cabrini College

·       Co-chair of the Saint Francis of Assisi Glee Club

·       Chair of 2012-2013 Middle States Mission and Belief Statements group

·       Member of the 2012-2013 Middle States Steering Committee


Presentations/Teacher Training:

·       “Technology in the classroom” presentation concerning the importance of technology in classrooms for the Delaware Valley College Educational Department in 2009

·       “Web 2.0 Tools and SFA” facilitator for 2010 faculty meeting concerning integration of Web 2.0 tools into our school


Research Experience:

·       Graduate student at Penn State University. Thesis title: Students Attitudes Toward Reading: Effect on Comprehension of Required Material. Advisor: Ross Brinkert. Completed and published through Penn State University June 2012. Thesis material: Reading Attitudes concerning Novel Based Learning and the Effect These Attitudes Have on the Student’s Academic Progress Concerning the Common-Core Standards. Main responsibility was sole researcher and compiler.



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