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GISELLE MOTA


  • School Major in Sociology and American Studies with a concentration in Legal studies and Racial Justice at Wellesley College, MA
  • Strength as a tutor 
    • I am super passionate about learning and truly believe that knowledge is power. I am comfortable working with a range of ages and have a background in a variety of subjects. I come with an open-minded approach and ability to account for a diverse set of perspectives! 

    • My classes will be fun and focus on improving reading comprehension and writing while learning more about history, American studies, social justice, or global events.

  • 3 adjectives that best describes you 
    • Caring
    • Determined
    • Energetic
  • Extra-curricular activities
    • I have my own baking initiative to raise funds and awareness for groups in need 
    • I love to volunteer 
    • I am super passionate about social and racial justice 
    • Pre-Law Society 
    • Cultural Organizations (for Black students and Caribbean students) 
    • Arts & Music Society 

Scheduling your Class: 

* Sign up for one session (as a trial): You can directly sign up for one session as a trial on our website. Or you can also skip the trial class. After your payment is made, our admin will send you a confirmation email that connects you and your tutor. After that  your tutor will send you a greeting email to schedule a class day/time with you and get ready for your lesson. 

* Sign up for one unit (8 sessions): If you confirm that you would like to sign up for one unit (=8 sessions), our admin will send you an invoice and a confirmation email that connects you and your tutor.  Your tutor will send you a welcoming email. 


Giselle's Availability 

  • Time Zone: PST 
  • Flexible? Any day (11:30-2:30PM PST, after 5PM PST)
  • Not Available time: Sunday off, Saturday afternoon? 

Students: elementary, middle and school school students 

Available Tutoring:

  • Social Studies: 
    • Are you having trouble engaging with history and social studies classes in school? I would like to help show students answer the question: How does history relate to me/why should I care?
    • Breaking down why elections are important, what does the constitution mean and have to do with me? Why is voting important? Exploring and learning about historical figures and historical contexts 
  • English
    • Teaching writing structure (K-6) and helping them create a strong foundation for their own writing style
    • Helping ESL students on vocabulary and grammar
  • Writing
    • How to relate to topics: I am good at teaching the tips on how to find something they would enjoy writing about even in a topic that may not seem of interest to them; Helping students become comfortable and curating their own writing patterns
    • Academic writing: Persuasive essays, comparative essays, research papers
    • College-preparatory writing and reading 
  • Math (K-8 or up to Algebra 1)
    • Bring your schoolwork to work on and review 
    • If they want more practice, I will send worksheets and more practice problems

Cancellation and Refund: 


  • You can cancel the classes any time. The cancellation should be made in advance in writing. The remaining untaught classes after the cancellation notification will be refunded.  
  • If you unable to attend a class you booked, our cancellation policy will be applied. 
    • You can cancel a class 24 hours before the start of the scheduled class without penalty. 
    • If you cancel it within 24 hours of the start time, there is a late cancellation fee ($10). 
    • If you miss a class without canceling ahead of time,​ the class will be counted as an absence, and there will be no refunds or rescheduling (100% class fee for the session will be applied) because the tutor’s hour was already taken.