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Elisa C.

Atlanta, GA

$50/hour

Ms. CuzCuz, AKA Effective & fun in the same sentence!

Background check passed as of 12/21/14
4.8 average from 47 ratings
YES!!
— Jo Ann, Atlanta, GA on 12/1/16

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Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Biological Sciences, Neurobiology
University of Georgia College of Education
Other

Education

Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Biological Sciences, Neurobiology)

University of Georgia College of Education (Other)

About Elisa

I am certified in ALL sciences, Math, ESOL, Italian (also working on Spanish accreditation), and trained in AP Environmental Science and Handwriting Without Tears.

I have been tutoring since 1997 and loved working with school aged students so much that in 2011 I took up teaching and tutoring for a local school district.

I have accepted both private and institutional assignments and I pride myself with the repeat requests I receive to conduct CRCT & EOCT remediation classes.

I have also been selected to contract my services as an academic tutor for a state agency and a metro homeschooling coop.

My forte is the ability to identify my students strength and weaknesses and then draw from their everyday life experiences to help them visualize the concepts on which they struggle. No subject is too complex to be explained w a few old time resources, tools, or memories. And no example is too trivial if it serves it's purpose...Help my student experience understanding and success!

I completed my neurobiology work at the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia in Italy. My students from the days of my graduate internship at NAHS came up with the nickname Ms. CuzCuz... I kept it because those were the first kids with whom I was ever able to share my love for learning and I will NEVER forget them!

I am also available to tutor:
-to ensure summer content retention, get a head start on the upcoming content, review/remediate/prepare for standardized testing (SAT/ACT/CRCT/EOCT).
-homeschooled child/children/small groups in subjects that aren't your forte (by the way, you're welcome to sit with us and learn something new...or something old in a new way), help w/ multiple subjects or students, SMALL group sessions, & ongoing homework support!


My hourly rate is determined starting from the posted rate and adjusting up or down based on the individual arrangement made with each client: for example, duration and location are the most frequent reasons for a reduced rate for which I am able to offer a reduced rate.

I love everything science, math, literacy, and multicultural! In my spare time, I enjoy goofing out with my son and our science "experiments" (one time we were snowed in and had a ball building volcanoes and DNA models, on Halloween, we made Elephant toothpaste and had our front step inundated by pumpkin puke!).
I am willing to meet anywhere in Buckhead, Midtown, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Cobb County for the right assignments.

I look forward to getting you excited about learning! Hang with me and you will have a good time!


PLS NOTE THAT A 24 NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO AVOID THE ASSESSMENT OF A CANCELLATION FEES (MIN 1HR OF SERVICES). I may wave this fee on a case by case basis or assess a full charge for the actual scheduled time for repeat cancellations.
I am certified in ALL sciences, Math, ESOL, Italian (also working on Spanish accreditation), and trained in AP Environmental Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

PLEASE NOTE THAT A 24 NOTICE REQUIRED TO AVOID ASSESSMENT OF CANCELLATION FEE (1hr). I may wave fee on a case by case basis or assess full charge (actual scheduled time) 4 repeat cancellations.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Atlanta, GA 30339
Background Check: Passed

"YES!!"

- Jo Ann, Atlanta, GA on 12/1/16

"Very knowledgeable and enjoy"

- Carmen, Duluth, GA on 4/25/16
Elisa replied on 5/3/2016

Dear Carmen:
thank you for taking the time to post your review of our meetings. It is truly a joy to help you in your journey to learn Italian! You are so very lucky to have had the opportunity to learn the dialect of your family's hometown, that's part of your heritage! Be proud of it!
I look forward to our time together and I am confident you will do really well,

Ci vediamo presto!

"Great tutor, very knowledgeable."

- John, Atlanta, GA on 1/8/14
Elisa replied on 1/16/2014

John:
This is so kind of you! I have enjoyed working with you as well and look forward to continuing with this adventure! As I told you, learning a new language is very much a journey and, as such, should be savoured one step at the time!
See you at our next meeting!
Salutos,

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry,
Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science,
Physics, Zoology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Common Core, GED,
IELTS, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Italian,
Latin, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math, Elementary Science,
Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored both the traditional and common core MS and HS math sequence (GPS and GSE) and I thoroughly enjoy helping my students discover, rediscover, and grow their understanding and enjoyment of Algebra.

Chemistry

I am certified to teach all levels of Chemistry, I have been tutoring it from On-Level to AP Chem using various curricula (traditional, lab based, inquiry, and POGIL) and I have several years of experience working in a water chemistry lab.

Elementary Science

I routinely collaborate with the science teachers at my son's elementary school and over time I have taken on several substitution assignment for them. In addition to this, I have been a volunteer with their education programs at the GA aquarium since 2006 and I'm very familiar with the GA science curriculum at the elementary level as well as with aligned enrichment activities that go with it.

GED

I have extensive experience teaching/training adults from all walks of life. My training and certification in ESOL and Special Education General Curriculum/Science/Math allow me to think out of the box, meet my students where THEY are, and draw from a large variety of teaching strategies that I have seen helping all students regardless to their abilities or background.

Italian

ACTFL OPI Superior;
ACTFL WPT Superior;
I am an experienced instructor in various fields (leisure, academic, professional-technical/medical/legal).
I am classically educated in Italy.
My first language: Italian.
I am trilingual: Italian/Spanish/English.

Physical Science

GA Certification in broad Field Science 6-12
Repeat consulting assignments with CCSD as pull out/push in/individual/small group remediation tutor in Physical Science (also all sciences AND math).

Prealgebra

GA Teacher certification in:
MG Math (4-9)
HS Math (6-12) provisional - GACE pending but I have been teaching it for CCSD for the last 2 years)
SpEd Math
ESOL Math

Spanish

ACTFL accredited through OPI and WPT
Current GA certification to teach FL & ESOL
Almost 20 years of experience teaching foreign languages both in traditional and non traditional settings.

Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Biological Sciences, Neurobiology
University of Georgia College of Education
Other

Education

Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Biological Sciences, Neurobiology)

University of Georgia College of Education (Other)

YES!! — Elisa has been tutoring environmental science and world geography for the last three months. I have found her to be very detailed and organized in every area of study. I believe that preparation and follow up are two very crucial components of a daily success in a student's success. Also, she is available with just a text or an email away. There have been so many times that questions or problems a ...

— Jo Ann, Atlanta, GA on 12/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

PLEASE NOTE THAT A 24 NOTICE REQUIRED TO AVOID ASSESSMENT OF CANCELLATION FEE (1hr). I may wave fee on a case by case basis or assess full charge (actual scheduled time) 4 repeat cancellations.

Travel policy

Elisa will travel within 30 miles of Atlanta, GA 30339.