author | teacher | speaker | founder

Elizabeth traffics in smarts.

~ Baratunde Thurston, New York Times Best Selling Author

Let me tell you something: an animating principle of curiosity and the innate drive to teach make for an exhausting combo.

But it's a good exhaustion, you know? I like it.

Since 2008 I’ve been president of Think Tank Education International, Inc., a global online test prep company that I run with a team of extraordinary tutors. Personally I’ve been teaching for more than a decade and I'm the author of Outsmarting the SAT ('08) and the forthcoming Acing the ACT (coming spring '15), both with Random House/Ten Speed.

More importantly, I'm the founder and executive director of Agency for Emerging Voices, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to advancing education by influencing culture outside schools in big, creative ways.

Some people know me through my blog, StayOutOfSchool.com, and its inquiry into critical thinking, creativity, culture and discipline -- again, everything that makes education (and life!) worthwhile. By extension, I teach and speak at conferences and events to adults and teens about actionable ways of approaching those topics in addition to personal agency and navigating life with flexibility and purpose.

Feel free to head straight to my tutoring company, my non-profit, or my blog through the links below, or stick around here to find out even more about me. Thanks for dropping by!

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