Liz received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Harvard University with a minor in Comparative Literature. After graduation, she spent two and a half years in Israel where she worked as an English language editor. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from New York University, and thereafter, practiced law in New York City.
Liz left the practice of law to raise her two daughters. In 2008, she returned to the workforce, this time in the field of education. Liz worked for a number of years at St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Rockville and has also tutored privately.
At Jill Broder’s Tutoring Center, Liz focuses on reading and writing instruction, ACT and SSAT test preparation, executive functioning coaching, the development of good study skills, and building a student’s confidence in his or her abilities. Tailoring her approach to the needs of the particular student, Liz loves working with children of all ages and learning styles, and it gives her joy to watch a student gain self-confidence and skills.
Our daughter worked with Liz on a range of subjects during the past school year, focusing on the preparation of high school essays and research papers. In doing this, Liz guided her through a structured process of conceptualizing, outlining, drafting and editing these assignments. Importantly, Liz taught her the process of writing, a durable skill, rather than taking a hand in the actual writing. She also provided great encouragement and excellent guidance in organizing her school work, which de-stressed our student and allowed her to make a more productive use of her study time. Under Liz's tutoring this past year, our daughter achieved her best academic performance while also enjoying her classes.
Liz made my son shine, supporting and guiding him in her gentle and compassionate manner. My son often told me how much she helped him. He will miss her—we will miss her so much—when he goes to college. Her patience and kindness saved both him and me on so many occasions. I’m not sure we could have done it without her. We are lucky to have found her, and Jill Broder is lucky to have her.