Harvard, 2015, major in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, graduated Cum Laude, awarded language citation in German, 2015, David McCord Prize for Unusual Artistic Talent, 2015, Doris Cohen Levi Prize in Musical Theater, 2015, Office for the Arts at Harvard Developing Artist Fellowship, 2014, Weissman International Internship Program grant, 2014; 780 on SAT Writing section; 790 on Biology M SAT Subject Test; Score of 5 on AP exams in English Literature, Law and Government, US History, Biology, AB Calculus, and Spanish.
Elizabeth split her time at Harvard between biology and theater due to her fascination with both the literal and figurative study of life. A passion for evolutionary biology and conservation led her to enroll in numerous animal diversity classes. When she wasn’t rehearsing for a play or singing with her R&B a cappella group, Elizabeth could be found in the lab, attempting to understand the anatomy and behavior of a wide variety of organisms. In her favorite class, entomology, she was tasked with creating and cataloguing an insect collection, which she maintains and expands to this day. Elizabeth’s love of living creatures began in her AP biology class in junior year of high school, and she seeks to inspire that same passion in current high school biology students.
At the beginning of each academic year at Harvard, Elizabeth participated in a pre-orientation program for incoming freshmen. As an upperclassman, Elizabeth’s job was to create a welcoming environment for the newly matriculated students while introducing them to life on campus. Elizabeth’s upbeat attitude and the compassion she developed during the three years she mentored freshmen as well as her excellent academic record make her a fun, supportive, and articulate tutor.
Elizabeth primarily tutors test preparation with Competitive Edge. She approaches standardized test prep with long term benefits in mind. While preparing for the SAT and ACT may seem tedious, excelling at test preparation can help students develop great discipline and logic skills. In fact, she believes that her own preparation for the SAT not only helped to build her academic acumen but also taught her that being responsible and diligent was of paramount importance in reaching her goals.
When she’s not tutoring, Elizabeth can be found rehearsing for her next play, singing jazz standards at home, or collecting insects in Central Park.