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Elizabeth Peterson

Meet Elizabeth, Our Newest Blogger!

Hi there! I’m Elizabeth, Magoosh’s newest SAT/ACT blogger. I’m so excited to be writing for Magoosh and helping students along the nerve-wracking journey to college.


Meet Elizabeth, our newest blogger! -magoosh

So nice to meet you!

Just so we’re not strangers, let me tell you a little about myself. I was born in Mexico City, and my parents are American and English, so I am a citizen of the US, the UK, and Mexico! We traveled a lot and I still love to go to new places whenever I can. My favorite part of experiencing a new place is the food (I have a policy of trying anything once)! Luckily, I live near Washington, D.C., where there are restaurants from every corner of the world. I also love sipping a hot drink on a cold day, wearing fuzzy socks, and hiking, though not all at the same time.

When I’m not doing any of those, I am a professional tutor, and I am passionate about working with students and helping them get to that “lightbulb moment” in which everything just clicks.

Standardized tests and college applications can make even the best-prepared students quake in their boots. I was there, too, once. I went through the International Baccalaureate program in high school, and can absolutely remember how overwhelming it was to get everything done for classes and then find time to study for the SAT and ACT or to write those dreaded college essays.

I’m here to tell you that it is, however, totally possible to do well in school, get stellar scores on the tests, and knock the socks off admissions officers with your essays. You’ve already taken a great step by deciding to get help with preparing. I promise to do my best to give you the tools and guidance you need to feel confident if you promise to do your best to use them!


About Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth holds a degree in Psychology from The College of William & Mary. While there, she volunteered as a tutor and discovered she loved the personal connection she formed with her students. She has now been helping students with test prep and schoolwork as a professional tutor for over six years. When not discussing grammar or reading passages, she can be found trying every drink at her local coffee shop while writing creative short stories and making plans for her next travel adventure!

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