Liz specializes in
- Spanish Study Skills
As a teacher and tutor with more than 14 years of experience, Liz Shooltz is dedicated to helping students achieve their academic goals. Liz graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of William and Mary and earned her Master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. She has taught at universities such as the University of Michigan and Virginia Tech. 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 high schoolers to adults. At Virginia Tech, Liz earned the Favorite Faculty award for three consecutive years. Her students often note her patience, friendly attitude, and clear explanations.
In addition to SAT and ACT test prep, Liz assists students with high school entrance exams such as the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Liz also loves sharing her enthusiasm for the language with students. She has taught all levels of Spanish, from Spanish I to AP Spanish Language and Culture. As an avid reader, Liz also enjoys working with students to improve their confidence in reading, writing, and general study skills. She tutors students in the Marks Education Reading and Writing Intensive program and supports students with their academic classwork. Liz is also available for tutoring Algebra I and Algebra II for students who are seeking support in their math classes.
As a Northern Virginia native and graduate of Paul VI High School, Liz understands the pace and academic pressures that students face 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. In 2019, Liz also completed a 200-hour certified yoga teacher training. In addition to yoga, Liz enjoys hiking and kayaking with her husband, reading, and listening to live music.