The Classroom offers a variety of tutoring services and scheduling options to meet the unique educational, emotional, and personal needs of each learner. Whether you need to catch up, keep up, or get ahead, The Classroom can help you to achieve your academic goals and build confidence along the way.
Not only do we teach the skills necessary for academic excellence, we also teach students how to use their strengths to develop their weaknesses, how to ask harder questions that lead to deeper understanding, and how to transform the support received here at The Classroom into success within their own classroom.
The Classroom offers tutoring services to learners of all ages and abilities.
Academic Programs are designed to catch students up to their current grade level by providing targeted instruction and remediation of the prerequisite skills that are making it difficult for the learner to progress and fully understand their current assignments. Diagnostic testing is used to determine academic strengths and identify specific skills to be included in a customized learning program. Academic programs are available for Math, Reading, and Writing.
Homework Support is primarily focused on homework completion and comprehension. Students walk in (or login) with an assignment or topic in which they are currently working on at school. They are shown the appropriate steps or concepts needed to tackle and understand their homework and provided with resource sheets and examples for later reference. The Classroom can help students to complete worksheets, IXLs and other online assignments, papers, and various projects. Students are welcome to bring their tablets to The Classroom or use one of the computers on site.
Test Preparation is offered for a variety of standardized tests including K-12 achievement tests, graduate exams, and career testing. The Classroom can help with the MCAS, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, SAT, ACT, AP Exams, GED, HiSet, GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, TEAS, MTEL, and more. Students learn about the structure of their exam, question types and related strategies, general test taking and problem solving skills, as well as subject specific content.
The Study Skills program helps students learn how to learn. Students receive direct instruction to develop their organization and time management skills, build better study habits, and learn valuable test-taking strategies. The program also teaches students to embrace their own learning style and set both personal and academic goals.
"Melissa is AWESOME! She worked with my daughter when studying for the SAT's. My daughters pre SAT score was 1240. Her first SAT was 1580 & then her second SAT was 1800! As you can see working with Melissa made a BIG difference!”
"Help with Learning & Confidence
My son looks to Melissa for both Mathematics and SAT learning and confidence. He finds the way she teaches reaches him better than his daily classroom lessons."
The Classroom has been a part of my children’s lives for the better part of nine years. My children have learning differences which require additional assistance. They have thrived through Melissa’s teaching methods. She has a sense of fun and calm about her which brings out the best in the children. Through Melissa’s professionalism and compassion my children have thrived.
Melissa has been helping my daughter with her high school geometry. My daughter has told me that she explains things in a way that her own teacher at school couldn't. She is understandings it much better with Melissa and we will continue working with her for as long as it takes for my daughter to get caught up.
SAT & ACT Prep
I couldn't have chosen a better tutor for my son. Her enthusiasm for teaching made him more open to learning. He is going into his ACT test well prepared. Thank you so much, Melissa.
"Great person - Melissa is able to see an individual's strengths and abilities and show them how to use them!"
There are two major scheduling options: private tutoring (1:1) and small group tutoring (3:1). Lessons may be held in-person or virtually depending upon your needs and preferences. Lessons are typically booked in increments of 30 minutes and last between 30 and 180 minutes. The majority of students book one hour sessions once or twice weekly, but some students require more or less time depending upon their age, attention span, family goals, or the amount of work to be completed by a given due date. Students choose the date and time of their lessons via a scheduling app and may adjust their appointment as needed via the same app up until 24 hours before the scheduled session.
One-to-one lessons are available for students who prefer or require private sessions.Students are guaranteed to work alone with the tutor for the duration of the session, receiving the tutor’s undivided attention, consistent prompting, and a private setting with minimal distractions.
Up to three students may work with the tutor depending upon scheduling demand. If no other students happen to book the same timeframe, you are NOT charged the one-to-one rate. Learners receive a combination of guided instruction, hands-on activities, and independent practice problems to improve their understanding, accuracy, and independence.
In-person lessons are held at The Classroom, which is located at 25 Wareham St., Building 2, Suite 2-22, Middleboro, MA 02346. The office is located in the business complex directly across the street from the Brewster Ambulance dispatch center. Building 2 is the large building in the center of the parking lot.
Virtual lessons are currently delivered via Zoom.
When my junior year math teacher once told me, “I’m going to make a teacher out of you,” I openly laughed at the idea of subjecting myself to the whims and ire of adolescents for the rest of my life. I had already begun tutoring my peers for the math department, but at that time, I had no intention of making a career out of it. I was academically gifted but financially motivated; I wanted to be a lawyer, architect, or engineer. But I also wanted to make a difference in the world, a difference that would extend beyond my own lifetime and locality. Eventually, I realized that I was already making a difference by teaching in a way that students seemed to relate to and appreciate. People always asked how I made the concepts seem so easy and why their teachers weren’t teaching them similarly. I honestly think the major discrepancy was enthusiasm.I genuinely love learning and math fascinates me. I often explain to students that nobody invented math to torture them, but rather somebody discovered math to empower them. I considered teaching both English and math but decided upon the latter because I thought I may serve as a role model to young girls who were interested in math and sciences.In college, I volunteered hundreds of hours of tutoring at local elementary schools, community centers, and youth programs. At that time, I was also known as Dr. Nebula, a mad scientist who visited schools and birthday parties across western Massachusetts bringing science to life with slime, dry ice, rockets, and robots.After graduating, I taught for the public school system as well as several private education companies. Eventually, after years of developing and delivering academic programs, I decided to start my own tutoring company that could deliver exceptional services at an affordable cost.
The Classroom provides academic tutoring to learners of all ages and in most subject areas. As a company, we are most proud of our students, those who have dedicated their time, energy, and minds to improving themselves as academics and individuals.
The Classroom was established on March 2, 2013 and shares its birthday with the writer, poet, and cartoonist, Dr. Seuss. The office was first opened in Taunton before relocating to the heart of Middleboro.
The Classroom houses extensive resources and materials including text books, workbooks, reference sheets, and strategy templates. We also have tablets and laptops on site in addition to traditional stationery, art supplies for projects, and hands-on manipulatives.
The Classroom provides learners with a bit of extra motivation by allowing students to earn points during instruction that may be used to purchase items from the student store. Points are tracked in the student’s personal checkbook.
The Classroom is a positive, supportive environment that encourages student engagement and minimizes outside distractions.
Melissa is an energetic and passionate teacher who is very knowledgeable and delivers instruction in a clear and organized manner.
All students are provided with customized programs that are tailored to their specific academic needs and goals.
Please contact us directly if you have any questions about our services or if you would like to book a lesson.