Sarah Lawrence College (Liberal Arts)
University of Iowa, MFA (Other)
AP English trained instructor, ACT test writer, SAT prep (Other)
I am an experienced and passionate English teacher. Currently, I teach high school English and college level Writing, and I've been a teacher for 12 years. My teaching subjects include American Literature, AP English Literature, AP English Language and Composition, Journalism and Creative Writing, as well as Science Writing, basic and advanced Composition, and post-Cold War European politics.
For academic work, I specialize in critical reading and writing, though I can also help with subjects such as social studies, biology, and philosophy.
Study skills are important to me: I help students learn to read faster, remember what they read, and improve their comprehension and literary analysis skills. I have many tips to help my students manage their time, overcome procrastination, take quality notes, and become lifelong learners.
I especially like to help students with papers, college application essays, and SAT essays.. My own writing has been published in prominent literary journals and I have also won writing awards (I also have two books out). A few of my college essay students got into Harvard (not to brag…but we worked on their essays for two months. I love working with students helping them tell their personal stories and shape their essays into sophisticated, memorable pieces that will get the attention of admissions committees).
For SAT and ACT prep, I help students master the Writing and Verbal sections, and I have taught and still teach fast-paced, serious SAT classes in a private enrichment academy. My SAT/ACT essay class is especially popular, and I help many students who begin the course with shaky English writing skills to write excellent timed essays.
Remember me if your student needs essay help, SAT prep, or to get ahead in English class! I look forward to your inquiry and will respond as soon as I can. I am an experienced and passionate English teacher. Currently, I teach high school English and college level Writing, and I've been a teacher for 12 years. My teaching subjects include American Literature, AP English Literature, AP English Language and Composition, Journalism and Creative Writing, as well as Science Writing, basic and advanced
Elizabeth is just terrific overall!!! I would highly recommend her to for help with college essays and other writing needs. Elizabeth was prompt in responding, prompt in scheduling and beyond helpful and insightful in working with my son. Our hope as the school year approaches, Elizabeth can continue to work with my son. Elizabeth is a 10+. Thank you Elizabeth for your guidance.
Elizabeth covered a lot of ground with my daughter today. She is completing her work and learning new techniques along the way.
She helped my daughter with her paragraph transitions, thesis statement, being more specific and informed her about helpful websites for enriching homework reading.
My daughter felt she explained things in a way my daughter could understand, was friendly, and was patient with her.
All three of my children found Elizabeth to be very helpful for SAT prep. She connects well with students.
Elizabeth was a great tutor. She taught me exactly what I needed to do to accomplish my goal for writing a good essay for my GRE Argument exam. She was very knowledgeable and great to work with. I would definitely call her again in the future if I ever needed help with any other type of writing assignments.
My son had the first session with Elizabeth. Elizabeth is an expert in writing area, and gave detailed suggestions to my son. My son likes her teaching style. She also had assignment and follow-up after instruction. I think Elizabeth is the right teacher to help my son improve writing skills.
Elizabeth was extremely knowledgeable about what was needed for my son to help increase his grades in school. She provided tips and recommendations that were useful and right on target. She was extremely patient and took the time to explain and provide examples of test situations and improved my son's writing skills. Her teaching style was not overwhelming, with interesting conversations which are not confusing. I highly recommend her and I think she's a terrific tutor.
Elizabeth was extremely knowledgeable about what was needed for my daughter to increase her Reading and Writing SAT score. She provided tips and recommendations that were useful and right on target. She was extremely patient and took the time to explain and provide examples of test situations and then worked with my daughter step by step to provide her with the tools that she needed to get to the next testing level. Her teaching style was not overwhelming which was perfect to defuse the stress that SAT's can bring to students. I highly recommend her and wish we had used her from the beginning.
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I am an experienced ACT tutor and, in fact, have written portions of these exams for ACT.
As an English teacher and a former writer of the ACT reading section, and as a tutor and workshop leader with a record of raising ACT scores (in each subject) by an average of 6 points (e.g., 26 to 32), there is no tutor better equipped than I to help students with this section.
I have helped hundreds of high school students decide where to apply to college, how to complete their college essays and other important application questions, and I have pointed many students in the direction of colleges they hadn't known about that turned out to be excellent fits for them.
My years of experience as an English teacher (American Lit, AP English Language, AP English Literature, creative writing and Journalism) enable me to help students in a wide variety of grades. I love to discuss and assign books, and I can teach anyone how to be a more effective writer.
I have worked with many English Language learners (ESL) in the enrichment school where I teach a few times a week. Most of my students are Chinese, Korean, or Indian, although I have also worked with ESL students from Scandinavia. I work on reading comprehension, idioms, homonyms, and other vocabulary, and spend much time explaining how to see writing in English as a predictable process.
Literature is my passion, and as an experienced Literature teacher at both the high school and college level (I also help middle schoolers in tutoring sessions), I have the skills and the background to help all my students understand what they read and learn how to write effective papers about works of literature.
I was a Philosophy major in college, and I love to help students understand the big ideas in life.
Not only do I tutor in the SAT, but I also tutor for the PSAT (of course). I have helped countless students get ready for these standardized tests, and I have had much success and many satisfied customers.
Helping my students to become avid readers is one of my goals as a teacher. With wider reading comes increased comprehension and greater appreciation of the written word. Reading is a joy, and this is a lesson I always impart to my students. Remembering what is read is also a secret that I can effectively teach.
I have been tutoring for SAT Verbal sections for several years, helping both advanced and remedial students increase their SAT scores. I know the strategy, and I know what students need to learn and study, and when I take the SAT--as I often do--I always get a top score.
Teaching the SAT essay is one of the things I do best. I have also worked as an SAT essay grader. Therefore, I know the secrets to success on the SAT essay and the SAT writing multiple-choice questions!
I have seven years of teaching experience in total, and I always taught study skills to the college freshmen I taught. Learning how to take notes while listening to a lecture or while reading, how to review for a test or exam and how to manage time are issues I always teach. I find that the transitional years (just beginning high school or college, for example) are times when students need instruction in or to refresh their study skills. I can also teach students how to "bounce back" from poor test performance or how to manage their test-taking anxiety. I see this problem often with the high school students in teach in my regular job, and I believe that the ability to take responsibility for one's school performance is an essential life skill.
As a professional writer, I teach writing to others of all ages. I can help anyone learn how to be more expressive, clear and creative in writing.