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Hey y'all! My name is Elissa. I have been living in Tokyo for four years now, and I'm a student at Waseda University. I am half Japanese and half American, raised in California. My native language is English, but I also speak Japanese and French.

My favorite thing to do with children is read them stories, and make up games with them. I love enjoying how creative they are and engaging their imaginations. I also like to watch them learn; I am an experienced tutor just because it makes me so happy to see kids have that magical moment when they realize just how smart they are. I have a talent for "difficult" children, or hyperactive ones; perhaps because I was once a kid like that too. I am trained in child and infant CPR/ first aid. I have been babysitting since I was 12 years old, and have experience with children from 2 years old to 14. Feel free to ask me for any other details. I love, love, love animals; so pet care is no problem for me.

Salut! Je m’appelle Elissa. Je suis étudiante à l'université de Waseda. Je suis de Californie, mais j'habite à Tokyo depuis trois ans. Mon père est américain et ma mère est japonaise. Puisque j'étudie le français depuis 7 ans et que j'ai passé beaucoup de temps en France quand j'étais jeune, je parle le français aussi.

J'ai neuf ans d'expérience avec les enfants, 2 ans à 14 ans. Je travaillais dans mon église en Californie et Tokyo depuis trois ans. Aussi, j'ai travaillé pour ma famille et des autres depuis que j'avais 12 ans. J'adore lire avec les enfants parce-que j'aime voir leur imagination et l'explorer avec eux. Aussi, j'aime aider les enfants avec l'école, parce-qu'ils sont très intelligents et je pense qu'il faut encourager les enfants. Si vous cherchez une personne qui peut prendre soin de vos enfants et peut parler français (assez bien), envoyez-moi un message, s'il vous plaît.

***DISCLAIMER: I currently keep one cat with me. If you or your child have allergies, please let me know. Depending on the severity, I may not be able to take the job for your child's safety.

***CANCELLATION POLICY: Please let me know at least 2 hours before the sitting time. There are no fees or charges.

1-2 children : 2000/hr
(rate can be reduced to 1500/hr if sitting just involves bedtime)
3-4 children : 3000/hr
(rate can be reduced to 2000/hr if sitting just involves bedtime)



St. Mary's Catholic Church (California): Catechism classes; ages 8-10, 3 years
Bible Study; teen education and safety; arts and crafts; snack time; game time

St. Anthony's Catholic Church (New York): Confirmation retreat; ages 15-16, 3 years
Bible study; teen education and safety

Various Families (California): Babysitting; ages 3-10, 7 years
park time; tutoring; meal time; snack time; play time; arts and crafts

Various Families (Japan): Babysitting; ages 2-9 years, 2 years
park time; recreation (zoos/aquariums/etc); snack and meal prep; housekeeping; arts and crafts; games; tutoring

The various families ranged from one time sittings to multiple sittings depending on the needs of the family.

TUTORING SERVICES:I specify in tutoring for basic math (times tables, long division, geometry, etc.), and languages (English, French, and Japanese). I also have experience in essay writing and English reading. I have taught children to learn to read English from scratch, using my own materials and relevant books. I am willing to do this online as well!

Can Babysit


  • 1 year old
  • 2 years old
  • 3 years old
  • 4 - 6 years old
  • 7+ years old
4 Children

Skills & Services


  • Japanese
  • English
  • French


  • Online Lessons
  • Pick up children from
  • Mother's helper after childbirth
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Cooking/Meal Preparation
  • Care with foreign language
  • Homework help
  • Events
  • Overnight
  • Pet care


  • Finished Babysitter course
  • CPR/First Aid


6am - 9am
9am - 12pm
12pm - 3pm
3pm - 6pm
6pm - 9pm
9pm - 12am
12am - 6am
This schedule may not be up-to-date.


Your rating: 5


Your rating: 5

Elissa kept my high energy son happy and entertained while I was gone for the evening; very kind & caring.

Your rating: 5


Your rating: 5

My son is really looking forward to playing with her soon. My son feels he has something similar with her! She is very energetic and loves reading books.....^_^

Your rating: 5

Fantastic babysitter! Full of energy and creativity. She really engages the kids. We came home to such happy children. My kids LOVE her.

Your rating: 5

Elissa is nice and friendly babysitter. My daughter really enjoyed drawing.

Your rating: 5

Elissa is wonderful and very professional. She has been sweet from the moment we met her. Really appreciate her care for our son. He can’t wait to spend more time with her.

Your rating: 5


Your rating: 5

Elissa started with us this week- she is going to come to us weekly. Prior to coming, she asked lots of good questions and come prepared to win my 2 year old son over! I was very nervous about how my son would react to someone new especially given we have been very quiet with Covid and have just moved back to Japan. But he didn’t even realise we had left! It was a huge relief.

I would recommend Elissa wholeheartedly.

Your rating: 5

[CareFinder Team Review]

Elissa has a welcoming personality and is a responsible person. She is multilingual and enjoys teaching math to children. She hopes to share her love for art and math with the children in the CareFinder community. If you are looking for a caring sitter who can teach, enjoy art together as well as take great care of your children, Elissa would be the perfect sitter for your family!

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