Savannah College of Art and Design (Creative Writing, Film and Television)
Hello, My name is Elizabeth and I'm an English major from Spencerport, NY. I study creative writing and have had lots of experience with college and high school courses, both AP and standard. I love literature, and always enjoy reading and discussing stories of any length or genre. As a fan of world history, I am constantly considering how historical eras and events can further influence my work as well. I am currently attending Savannah College of Art and Design on a full ride, aiming for a BFA in both Creative Writing and Sequential Art.
Prior to Wyzant, I have had tutoring experience with the Spencerport National Honor Society, in which I helped students with English and History courses. Most of my experience however, lies within analyzing literature and story structure, historical events and their effects, and test preparation. I can work with students of all grade levels who are willing to learn or prepare for the SAT and ACT. I also have had years of experience preparing for the AP Exams, namely for English and History.
I am very flexible, but prefer to work in the mornings and afternoons, especially in a quiet place. I understand that many students are very busy-- I was too-- and am more than willing to work with times that best suit you.
I received ACT scores of 35 on both of the English-based sections of the test, along with scores of 620 on both the SAT English and Reading sections. These scores surpass the Harvard standard. As for the AP Exams, I have gotten outstanding scores of 4 on the AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, and AP U.S. Government and Politics. I scored a 5 on the AP United States History test. Throughout my high school career, I have kept a solid GPA of ~95%, and I am currently doing the same at SCAD.
I am always responsive: if any student wishes to contact me, I will get back to them within 24 hours. Hello, My name is Elizabeth and I'm an English major from Spencerport, NY. I study creative writing and have had lots of experience with college and high school courses, both AP and standard. I love literature, and always enjoy reading and discussing stories of any length or genre. As a fan of world history, I am constantly considering how
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I have received a score of 35 on the English section of the ACT, not to mention college credits from both the AP English Language and AP English Literature tests. I also have experience with the ACT itself, and am familiar with the structure of the English section. For test prep, I like to work with the Barron's study guide, since it is more difficult than the test itself.
I have received a score of 35 on the Reading section of the ACT, not to mention college credits from both the AP English Language and AP English Literature tests. I also have experience with the ACT itself, and am familiar with the structure of the reading section. Since it plays out much like the AP Exams, I can work with students using a variety of techniques I've learned over the years.
With nearly four years of Adobe experience, I work as a freelance artist and graphic designer in my spare time. I find digital art to be one of the most interesting and versatile mediums to date, and am very excited to delve further into it as my career at SCAD progresses. I have had two years of college-level graphic design classes in which I was able to learn Adobe Photoshop.
When I took AP United States History, it was my task to become familiar with the new test format. Since I was in the first class to ever try the new AP U.S. test method, I have become all too familiar with what the test requires from students. The course itself has slightly changed to mirror that, and when I teach history, it's more than just memorizing facts: I actively spend time discussing and analyzing historical events, trying to figure out how each moment in time ties with another. Cause and effect, in my opinion, will always play a major role in history.
English is my native language, and it is also one of the most challenging courses I've had to take. Over the years, I have honed my skills to become not only a better speaker, but a better writer. I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature, and I have gotten scores of 4 on both, obtaining college credit. I have been in advanced English courses my whole high school career, and over the past couple years I have tutored English through National Honor Society.
At the end of 2015, I started my lessons with AP U.S. Government. With the 2016 election as an example, I frequently debated with my classmates over candidates. The class itself remained politically unbiased throughout the class, a habit I will continue through tutoring sessions. Since my generation is the one that will soon run the country (and on a much bigger scale, the world), I believe that it is important for every student to have general knowledge of how their government functions and the rights they are given.
As a writing major, I obviously find much joy in literature itself. From short stories to novels of any genre, I believe that stories are one of the most important and most powerful means of spreading ideas. I have had over four years of advanced literary experience, analyzing the books I've read and tearing them apart in essays. I have received college credit for both the AP Literature and AP Language tests as well, allowing me to advance a year ahead in my literary studies.
Through years of analyzing literature in advanced courses, I have built a unique and effective style of reading, studying, and breaking apart passages to answer any sort of question required. My love for reading itself has also driven me to become a writer, in hopes that my works may one day be looked at the same way I analyze others.
After months of studying for the SAT, I was able to walk away with a score of 620 on the Reading section, surpassing the Harvard requirements. I know the test well, and will be able to help students pace themselves during the test so they don't burn out quickly, and prepare them for difficult questions and passages.
My experience with both the AP English Literature and AP English Language and Composition exams has left me prepared to tackle any essay, free response, or writing-based question assigned. With three years of critical writing experience, I will be able to help students with essays of their own at all points of progress.