Elizabeth Emery

K-8/HSEE Director, Team Leader, Test Prep & Academic Tutor


I’m a Bay Area native—born in Fremont, raised in Redwood City and San Carlos. I attended San Carlos Charter for elementary school and then went to Notre Dame Belmont for high school. Both were relatively small, so I decided it would be a good idea to broaden my horizons and attend the largest university in the nation. As it turns out, I do much better in smaller groups where I can build meaningful relationships and get to know the people around me. Thus, I moved back to the Bay and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Special Education from SF State (cum laude).

I first discovered my love of teaching when I was 16 working as a swim instructor in Redwood City. I loved watching kids progress and get stronger each day. Finding creative and silly ways to make that happen made the job so much fun. I translated this skill into academics as a peer tutor throughout high school and college and the results were just as rewarding; I am genuinely excited when my students reach their goals and achieve higher levels of success than they thought possible.

Having attended a private college preparatory high school while actively participating in varsity level athletics and working part-time gives me a unique perspective on the pressures and requirements placed on high school students, particularly in the Bay Area. I understand how crucial time management, organization, and stress relief are to reaching success. I also recognize that not everyone has the same learning style, so finding the most efficient way that each student learns is a top priority. I bring warmth, compassion, and humor to each session, and I do my best to make everyone feel comfortable.

I love to travel, swim, and eat! My favorite thing to do is to combine all three and eat on the beach in a foreign country. In my free time, you’ll probably find me running around after my niece and nephew, burning off energy at the gym, or having a kitchen dance party.

Subjects Tutored

SAT
ACT
PSAT
ISEE, HSPT, SSAT
Academic Algebra 1
Academic K-8

Offices Served

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