Liz loves to travel and has lived on four continents and visited 43 countries. Liz received her B.A from the George Washington University in International Affairs with a minor in History, earned her M.Ed from Dominican University while serving as a Teach for America Corps member, and in high school she completed the International Baccalaureate program. Liz's career has spanned the education sector from classroom teaching to nonprofit management. She believes strongly in the power of intercultural connection and previously ran a nonprofit focused on empowering students to succeed in an interconnected world. She served as both Senior Program Director and Executive Director of Global Language Project, a New York City based nonprofit that ran student language and teacher training programs, where she oversaw all programming, curriculum development, strategic planning, and day-to-day operations of the organization. In addition to tutoring, she currently works as a teacher trainer, curriculum developer, and grant writer.
Liz has been teaching since 2008. She was a kindergarten and 1st grade classroom teacher in Chicago and an English teacher abroad. She has taught all subjects in lower-elementary education including English Language Arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies. In addition, she has served as a teacher trainer and coach over the last five years for K-12 ESL and world language teachers throughout the tri-state area and abroad. She has also developed standards-based curriculum for K-5 students in ELA, ESL, and world languages. In addition, she has tutored and coached students of all ages on writing, and has served as an editor on curriculum projects. Liz starts each tutoring engagement with a needs assessment in order to get to know how the student learns best, what their skills and interests are, and to set goals and objectives. Liz particularly enjoys communicating with parents to make sure they are kept up-to-date on student progress.
In her free time Liz enjoys going for long walks, trying new foods, volunteering, and watching movies.