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I believe you have untapped potential. You may not write the next great American novel way longer than the last tweet you read but maybe you will! I do believe firmly in one thing you have something to say. I believe I can help you find that thing and say it well. I'm passionate about helping students get in touch with what is inside and helping bring that out. I love English and writing and reading. Don't love reading yet? No problem! You'll love it more when you're better at it, which I believe you can get better at it! I love speech and theatre. Hate getting up in front of a group of people? No problem! I can help you both prepare the words and cultivate calm in the moment with mindfulness and meditation practices. These can also be really helpful in test-taking. Also, I have wonderful tips for studying for those tests.
I have a Bachelor's in English, minor in Speech and Theatre. I was certified to teach 7-12 grade English/Language Arts; I'm NCLB highly-qualified K-12 Reading. I've taught students from 3rd grade to 12th grade to college freshman to college adults to seminary students. You're welcome! I also have a Masters of Divinity, specializing in pastoral counseling, and a Doctorate of Ministry in leadership and spiritual formation, in case you have any questions in those areas. I believe we're all saved by ARK: Ask clarifying questions, Reflect before responding, Keep advice unless requested. So I'm here to tutor you in what YOU ask for nothing else.
You're the driver. I affirm a student-centered approach to teaching. I'm here to adjust and modify to support how you learn and think. I'm here to help you figure out those things about yourself. I'm here to share my joy of life-long learning and encourage your confidence on that journey. Sure, getting tutoring is extra work but it can also be extra FUN!
I'm a laughter enthusiast, walker of woods, collector of hats, rescuer of animals, and lover of people. I hope to meet you soon!

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Elisa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Middle Tennessee State University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Master of Divinity, Pastoral Counseling


Walking in nature. Podcasts - while walking in nature. Reading. Journaling. Swinging near our firepit. Dancing. Loving my dogs and cats. Learning more and more!

Tutoring Subjects


College Application Essays

College English

Elementary Reading and Phonics Class

Elementary School English

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Late Elementary Reading Comprehension

Middle School English

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


Pre-Reading Super Skills Class


Reading Comprehension Class

Reading Fundamentals: Phonics and Decoding


Social Sciences

Spelling, Grammar, and Writing Skills Class



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