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Elisa C.

Atlanta, GA

$50/hour

Professional Tutor, Academic Coach, and Education Consultant

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/21/14
4.8 average from 55 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 the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum.

I have been tutoring independently since 1997 and loved it so much that I eventually left my research path to focus on teaching instead. After completing my graduate coursework at UGA in 2011, I started teaching for a local school district and, when the opportunity arose, I transitioned to the role of Math and Science interventionist and to consulting independently, providing individualized support and guidance to students and their families in the Atlanta metro area (and even beyond, through the modern marvel of web conferencing!).
I have accepted both private and institutional assignments and I pride myself with the repeat requests I receive to conduct standardised testing remediation and preparation classes, coaching for the entrance tests required by various professional programs (UG, Graduate), ESOL proficiency, and more.

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 with a few old time resources, tools, or memories. And no example is too trivial if it serves its purpose...Helping my student experience understanding and be as successful in their studies!

HOW DO I STRUCTURE MY SESSIONS?
The short version is that I "sort of teach", you should think of me as a cross between a coach, a tutor, and an educational therapist (there is such a thing and I'm actually preparing to return to grad school to complete the work I will need to become one.).
In a perfect world, when I start working with new students, I observe, ask lots (and lots) of questions, try and figure out what is working, what isn't and why, brainstorm with them on the information I have gathered, then offer a few alternatives (some pretty crazy/out of the box but usually/hopefully fun ones!) that we can try together to find ways to overcome the obstacles at hand.
My next step is to model those strategies for them, practice them together to make sure they will help in our circumstances, then-little by little-shift to overseeing them as they work independently.
Our work together follows an arch. There is a beginning: when we meet and flesh out the students circumstances and needs). A climb: when we work together to overcome those. And there is an end: when we part ways and I leave them with a set of tools they can now apply to various settings, subjects, situations.

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 (coming to my office vs meeting in public place or the student’s own residence) are the most frequent reasons for which I am able to offer a reduced rate but I also offer semiprivate to small group lessons which in turn lower the rate per individual students.

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

I have been tutoring independently since 1997 and loved it so much that I eventually left my research path to focus on teaching instead. After completing my
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

PLEASE NOTE - 24HR NOTICE REQUIRED TO AVOID ASSESSMENT OF CANCELLATION FEE (=1HR) I may waive fee on a case by case basis or assess full charge (actual scheduled time) for repeat cancellations.

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

"YES!!"

- Jo Ann, Atlanta, GA on 12/1/16
Elisa replied on 12/15/2016

Thank you for your kind and generous words, I am touched! ... And a bit saddened to know we have completed our journey together but I know that this is for the best because your sweet child is ready to return to traditional school when the new semester begins.
I have enjoyed every bit of the time we spent together and I am honoured to have been a part of your child's "village", please keep in touch and let me know how the transition is going.

"Smart and Curious Tutor"

- Heather, New York, NY on 1/9/17
Elisa replied on 1/11/2017

I am flattered, thank you!
I had a really good time helping you with your italian "project", it was hardly a lesson... More like a enlightened conversation about the content at hand with someone who is clearly very knowledgeable about the language, culture, and history of my country. A pleasure all around!

"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
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, ASVAB, 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

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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 - 24HR NOTICE REQUIRED TO AVOID ASSESSMENT OF CANCELLATION FEE (=1HR) I may waive fee on a case by case basis or assess full charge (actual scheduled time) for repeat cancellations.

Travel policy

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