My name is Melissa Hanna. I have been a homeschooling mom for 6 years and have been teaching at homeschool co-ops for over 2 years now. For 3 years I have been teaching online with VIPKid and feel that the confidence I gained teaching online in China has helped me do my best to engage and involve students in the classroom locally. I do have a history degree from the University of Texas and find my most important job in being a history teacher is inspiring kids to LOVE history.
Due to Covid, I began teaching online last Spring. I have found that the students are responding well to my energy and story-telling style. I believe if kids are interested in the stories, they will seek out more information and facts after class. It’s that desire to know more that I encourage every class. Anyone can memorize…but the love of learning the “why it happened” makes us historians!!
I like to lecture, discuss, and always welcome questions. My classes are relaxed and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. But I encourage every student to practice speaking independently and asking questions to work on confidence in groups. Thank you for the opportunity to teach your kids!