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Telisha L.

Atlanta, GA


Changing Attitudes from I can't to I can

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Background check passed as of 3/31/12
4.8 average from 52 ratings
Very good tutor
— Brianna, Atlanta, GA on 4/29/16

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Georgia State University


Georgia State University (Math)

About Telisha

My love of math began in middle school after I realized how beautiful it is and how it is applied to everyday life. That love of math influenced my decision to major and graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from Georgia State University. I began volunteering as a tutor between 2006 and 2009 in mathematics from elementary to College Algebra and started again in 2012, the same year I joined WyzAnt.

It gives me a great feeling seeing students "light up" after understanding the concept and gaining confidence. When solving math problems there's more than one way to come to a solution. My goal is helping people remove their fears in math. The best way to retain information that is taught is by teaching others and practicing. Students will first try problems themselves so it helps to see where they are truly having problems, and boost their confidence at the same time. Patience, determination, and hard work generate positive results. If you want a tutor who is willing to go the extra mile for you then look no further.
I greatly look forward to working with you.

SCHEDULING: Must schedule AND confirm lessons of at least 48 hours in advance, NO EXCEPTIONS. Minimum duration for 1 to 1 is 1.5 hours and for groups of two is 2 hours.
CANCELLATION : 5 hr notice is required. I understand things happen beyond our control but I try to be as flexible as I can. Half-hour fee will be charged if cancelled within 5 hours. A no-show without prior notice will be charged full-hour or for the time booked.
LOCATION : public places only
For college students, I might meet with you on campus. For others the following locations are the furthest I can travel for now: Buckhead Library, Barnes and Nobles, Central Library, Dekalb County Library,Fulton County Dogwood Library, Georgia Hill Branch Library, and Southwest Branch Library.
My love of math began in middle school after I realized how beautiful it is and how it is applied to everyday life. That love of math influenced my decision to major and graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from Georgia State Read more

5 hours notice required

Elementary and middle school grades are $30/hour. GED, High school, and college are $37/hour. cancellation fee: see profile

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Atlanta, GA 30318
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very good tutor"

- Brianna, Atlanta, GA on 4/29/16
Telisha replied on 4/29/2016

I'm so proud of you! It was my pleasure working with you.

"Bottoms Up"

- Jason, Atlanta, GA on 3/10/16

"Excellent and Patient Instructor"

- Asiyah, Atlanta, GA on 12/21/15
Telisha replied on 12/21/2015

I'm so glad to help and also help gain your confidence!

"Great, wonderful, she knows her stuff"

- Isa, Atlanta, GA on 1/15/15

"Very Patient"

- Demica, Atlanta, GA on 12/7/14
Telisha replied on 12/7/2014

Thank you Demica. It also has been a pleasurable experience working with you as well! Having plenty of patience is what it's all about, along with good communication. I'm so proud of you and wish you much success in your future endeavors. You made my job easier and worthwhile.

Test Preparation:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Study Skills

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Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is a building block from elementary math and prealgebra combined. Students will see real-world connections using algebra with areas in finance, calculating distances, construction, and many more while using variables, equations, and graphs to find out.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a continuation of algebra 1. Usually taken after geometry or together. It goes a bit more in depth in learning equations and functions and introduce more challenging subjects such as exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic functions, rational equations and functions, and matrices and determinants.

Elementary Math

This is the subject where most students learn basic arithmetic such as the four basic operations and its applications. Students also learn to count money, telling time, identify graphs and shapes, basic problem solving, and measurements.

My tutoring approach would be a combination of visual, verbal, and hands-on learning depending on the learning style of the student. Per the request of the student/or parents additional worksheets could be provided at no charge.

Elementary Science

Science was my second favorite subject in school overall. I enjoyed learning about atoms and molecules, the functions of the human body such as the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and skeletal systems. Science is also a cool way to explain the forces of nature and their causes.


English is complementary to Grammar as these tools are both needed in writing.

For English and Grammar subjects it is highly important to learn vocabulary because students must be able to learn prefixes and suffixes, verb tense, articles ( a, an, or the), and many more.

I will proofread English papers from K through high school.


GED lessons will given in two phases. The first phase will be reviewing concepts from the exam and specifically in math the basic concepts will be introduced as well as practicing more advanced problems. The second phase will be reviewing the actual problems from the practice test and provide the best test-taking strategies.


Geometry is about shapes and their properties.

Level of expertise: I am very comfortable in tutoring basic/elementary geometry to most high school levels. I will be a limited help in writing geometric proofs for I will have to refer to additional sources. Writing proofs can be tricky and it requires familiarity with multiple theorems to provide a single proof.


Grammar is a structural set of rules of how words are used in a language.

In my experience I have seen papers containing words that sound alike but used inappropriately in a sentence, for example, whether vs. weather. One of the words talks about temperature and other conditions, and the other word is define as one or the other.

In this lesson students will identify common grammatical mistakes such as subject-verb disagreements, parts of a speech- nouns, pronouns, adjectives, etc., frequently misspelled words, and punctuation.

Linear Algebra

During my collegiate career as a math major undergrad, I've taken upper-level math courses including Linear Algebra. I've participated in group study sessions as well as independent studies and had to devote at least 30-35 hours/week of studying. While I was taking the second course of Linear Algebra, I used MATLAB software as a class project to solve complex matrices and determinant systems as well as solving for eigenvectors/values. I would love the opportunity to tutor this subject because I've mastered it, can teach students how to study for this course, and it is a fun course overall.


My exposure to Logic came while taking my first abstract math course. I've learned to use truth tables and understood conditional and bi-conditional statements. Using Boolean logic is my favorite type of logic areas.


This was the subject that jump started my passion for math.

Prealgebra is just like a follow-up from elementary math course. The subject includes introduction to integers, order of operations, writing algebraic expressions, equations, fractions, decimals, percentages, proportions, inequalities, and more properties.

My teaching style would be a combination of visual, verbal, and hands-on depending on the learning style of the student. Per the request of students or parents additional worksheets could be provided at no charge.


This lesson will be about how to read with understanding. Identifying the main idea, drawing conclusions using deductive and inductive reasoning, and making inferences. I won't be teaching phonics.


I'm an excellent speller. In grade school my teachers would give a list of spelling words to study on an weekly basis and were given a quiz the following day. On my quizzes/tests I made all A's and my strategies were to use letters as objects/things/and names (for example, s as in Sam) or I would learn how to spell words by some type of rhythm in my head. Some of my classmates knew this skill of mine and asked me to spell words for them and even today with some of my peers and family.


Trigonometry is branch of mathematics that studies triangles and their relationships between their sides and angles. Trigonometric functions are most simply defined using the unit circle. This topic will include angle measures, pythagorean theorem, trig functions- the magic identity, the addition formulas, double-angle and half-angle formulas, and product and sum formulas, trig equations, hyperbolic trig, and many more.

Georgia State University


Georgia State University (Math)

Very good tutor — She help me with math it was my last test to take.she broke it down and helped me to understand it.I can finally say I got my Ged ...

— Brianna, Atlanta, GA on 4/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $37.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Elementary and middle school grades are $30/hour. GED, High school, and college are $37/hour. cancellation fee: see profile

Travel policy

Telisha will travel within 8 miles of Atlanta, GA 30318.