Liz joined Marks Education in 2019 with more than 14 years of experience as a classroom teacher and tutor. From 2007 until 2013, Liz taught college-level courses at the University of Michigan and Virginia Tech, where she earned a Favorite Faculty award for three consecutive years. After returning to the D.C. area, Liz taught for two years at Washington-Liberty High School in Arlington. Additionally, Liz has tutored students of all ages, from middle school students to adults.
In addition to SAT and ACT test prep, Liz assists students with high school entrance exams such as the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT. As an avid reader, Liz helped to develop the Summer Reading and Writing Intensive programs at Marks Education and enjoys working with students to improve their confidence in critical reading and essay writing. Liz is also available for tutoring Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II for students who are seeking support in their math classes. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Liz also teaches all levels of Spanish and loves sharing her enthusiasm for the language with students.
As a Northern Virginia native and graduate of Paul VI High School, Liz understands the rigorous academic courseload that students manage in the D.C. Metro region. For Liz, the most important aspects of tutoring are establishing connections with her students and personalizing lessons to meet their specific needs. Her students often note her patience, friendly attitude, and clear explanations.
In 2019, Liz also completed a 200-hour certified yoga teacher training and loves practicing yoga in her spare time. In addition to yoga, Liz enjoys hiking and kayaking with her husband, reading, and listening to live music. In 2023, Liz and her husband adopted a rescue dog named Wally who has giant ears.
Liz is available to work with students virtually and in-person at the Bethesda office of Marks Education.
Education and Training:
- The College of William and Mary, B.A. in Hispanic Studies
- The University of Michigan, M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature