Thank you for a fun class on Ava’s special day! It was absolutely perfect!
Bea had so much fun in your class. We’ve been really covid conscious so that was the first indoor thing we’ve done. Watching her smile and dance melted my heart and she’s still talking about it. Thank you for providing so much fun in a safe environment.
Thank you for everything today! You were the perfect addition to our party. The kids all LOVED it!
You really helped make this year a great year for him (and all of us).
My mom said, “that’s the kind of teacher I would want my kids to have.”
What We Offer
PLEASE NOTE: All drop in classes are weather-permitting. If it’s raining, classes will be cancelled. Updates get posted to Instagram and Facebook. Classes are held in Franklin and Birmingham, Michigan. Virtual tutoring options available nation-wide.
Gordon’s Group (Parent/Child Art Class)
Miss Elissa will provide art project supplies for the children to work on with minimal parent assistance. The goal is process over product as the little ones explore different art mediums. Adding nature items collected around the park to projects is always encouraged. If children finish early or need to gravitate between activities, there will be books, puzzles, and open-ended toys. This is an hour long class in Franklin Park (big grassy area next to Franklin Public Library). Gordon’s Group is in honor of Miss Elissa’s son, Gordon Edward 1/12/23-1/20-23, who would’ve been a silly playful artist. A portion of the proceeds will be used to make “Gordon’s Goodies” bags to support families in the Royal Oak Beaumont NICU.
Miss Elissa provides one on one tutoring for children ages 2-10 in all subjects, while focusing on developing a positive relationship between her students. She understands that a child’s success depends on their motivation which is why she is committed to making learning fun, using a play-based curriculum and real-world examples to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Miss Elissa has flash cards, workbooks, puzzles, books, toys, games, and other educational items that she will use during a 30-minute or 1 hour session. She is able to provide virtual tutoring or in-person, outside at her house (Farmington Hills) or yours!
Musical Birthday Parties
$200 for 30min of music, all materials supplied (price subject to increase if more than 10 families). Best for ages 0-5. Let Miss Elissa come sing and dance with your kiddos for a special musical birthday!
Crafty Birthday Parties
Let Miss Elissa create an arts and crafts project for your littles ages 2-8! $200 for 30minutes for up to 10 kids* depending on location. All materials supplied.
Birthday Party Kits
Starting at $65, your child’s birthday party kit will be customized to your child’s needs to provide a fun craft for up to 10 friends. Geared towards ages 2-8, Miss Elissa will supply all art materials needed and deliver within Oakland County. Sample theme kits include unicorns, rainbows, rocks, nature, animals.
Drop into Music Makers March - September in parks around Franklin and Birmingham for a special class geared towards ages 0-5. Miss Elissa provides all musical toys and instruments, you bring a blanket and get ready to jam for 30 minutes of music, ending with a poem. Stick around after to mingle with other local families, this class is as much about community as it is about music.
Music Makers Class Pass
Email Miss Elissa to get your Music Makers Class Pass! Must purchase by 5/1/23 to get presale pricing:
$115 for 5 classes - saves $10
$210 for 10 classes - saves $40
$300 for 15 classes - saves $75
$385 for 20 classes - saves $115
Music Makers Schedule
Running April - September
10:30am Franklin (grassy area near Franklin Public Library)
4:30pm Birmingham (grassy triangle near Maple & Cranbrook)
4:30pm Birmingham (Barnum Park, near brick chimney structure)
Gordon’s Group - May
Wednesdays, May 3-31 (5 classes) from 11am-12pm in Franklin Park. $145 per child. Meet near the picnic tables in the big grassy area next to Franklin Public Library. Registration required. Limited space available.
Still have questions? Text or call Miss Elissa 248-736-1174
Elissa Schechter graduated with honors in 2012 from Michigan State University with a BA in psychology and has continuing education in psychological and medical health, child development, child psychology, art techniques, children’s yoga, and Human Resources. For almost 20 years she has worked with children as a preschool teacher, religious school teacher, psychological intern, camp counselor, and babysitter. She also worked at ORT America and Friendship Circle, as an indirect way of helping kids by fundraising and event planning. In 2020 Elissa saw a need to help families with their learning plans and decided to open up her own business, Elissa’s Learners, where she offers small group classes, private tutoring, and birthday parties. Simply put, kids are her passion and she strives to create a safe, loving, upbeat atmosphere for children to thrive, explore, and gain independence. Her hopes as an educator are to foster a love of learning and a sense of resilience. She is a proud dog mom to Moses, the sweetest Standard Poodle, and she's excited to be living in Farmington Hills now, where she and her husband just bought their first home.