Hello, I’m Elisa! I graduated from Princeton with coursework in policy, history, and education, and since then have gained hands-on teaching experience.
During my year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Latvia I worked with students from ages 5th grade-University level in traditional classroom settings, small group English clubs, and individual SAT tutoring. I spent the year developing communication methods and teaching strategies that met the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of my students. I am committed to being flexible in my tutoring practice and finding the methods most effective for individual students.
I continued my teacher education through the Princeton Teacher Prep Program (TPP), through which I gained my teaching license in Social Studies. I have studied pedagogical techniques and observed and analyzed over two dozen teachers in action. My teaching experience includes high school World History and AP U.S. Government.
I am excited to work with students in English (including essay writing, text analysis, reading comprehension, and creative writing), the Social Sciences (including U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government, Politics, Economics, and Psychology), and SAT/ACT Test Prep. I am also prepared to guide my students in developing the study and testing skills they need to feel confident and calm under demanding school and testing environments.
I am a passionate learner myself and look forward to getting to know you, your strengths, and your goals!
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: A.B. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Other Degrees/Minors: Program in Teacher Preparation
Awards & Honors: Donald W. Duchek Award Recipient for the senior demonstrating the most outstanding overall qualities in areas such as scholarship, leadership, athletics, music and extra-curricular activities, Concertmaster of school orchestra with performances in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Varsity track team captain with a dozen Missouri All-State finishes over four years, including 2nd place in the 400m
Interests & Activities: Symphonic Orchestra (Violin, Concertmaster), Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Track (Captain), National Honor Society
ACT Scores: 35 Composite
AP Exams: 5 Biology, 5 Calculus AB, 5 English Language & Composition, 5 Literature, 5 U.S. History, 4 World History
SAT Subject Tests: 790 U.S. History, 730 Math Level 2
Other Awards: High Honors in Woodrow Wilson School program, R.W. van de Velde Award for outstanding independent research in a Junior Policy Task Force, Charles Plohn 66 Scholar Award for commitment to academic excellence, Two-time recipient of John H. Chang 60 Award, awarded annually to a member of the Princeton varsity track and field team in recognition for their contributions to their teammates through their generosity, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to the team
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I was involved in: Varsity Track & Field (400 meter runner, Captain), Shere Khan Co Ed A Cappella (Music Director), Frist Campus Center (Building Supervisor), Matriculate (College Advising Fellow), Cannon Dial Elm Eating Club. I am currently working towards my Social Studies Teaching Certification through the Princeton Teacher Prep Program and plan to get involved with track coaching at my placement school.
Location: Princeton University