Personal Statement

Elizabeth has been teaching high school English and college-level writing for 12 years and holds her MFA in English/Writing from the University of Iowa. An award-winning essayist and former journalist, Elizabeth has helped many students write memorable college essays that have helped them gain admission to Harvard and other excellent universities. Trained by the College Board to offer challenging courses that help students prepare for AP English exams, and having written materials for the ACT exam (Verbal section), Elizabeth knows how to help students prepare for these crucial exams—and she spends months every year offering serious test prep courses. An idealist at heart—a teacher who believes that reading and writing are the most important subjects and life skills—Elizabeth believes in helping her students learn to love English!

In Person and Online Tutoring

Experienced Teacher and Mentor

Masters Degree

  • MFA, University of Iowa
  • BA, Sarah Lawrence College
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • AP English
  • College Essay Writing
  • Elementary Tutoring
  • English
  • ISEE Reading and Writing
  • Online Tutoring
  • Reading
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • SSAT English & Reading
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing
  • Nonfiction Prize, Columbia University

“…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.”—Lynn, Media, PA

Satisfied Parent

“…All three of my children found Elizabeth to be very helpful for SAT prep. She connects well with students.”–J.S., Havertown, PA

Satisfied Parent