Liz Cox has worked with children in a variety of settings during her eight years as an educator and private tutor. For the past four years, Liz has has worked as a founding lead educator at a progressive school in Brooklyn Heights helping to establish the curriculum and systems with the school team in order to facilitate project-based learning. Before that, Liz worked as an English teacher at a refugee center in NYC and at Sesame Street as a freelance education specialist working on content and curriculum development. She began her teaching career as a special education case manager at a public elementary school in Kansas City with Teach for America.
Liz Cox received her B.S. in art therapy and social work from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also holds a Master’s degree in special education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master’s degree in international education policy from NYU. Liz has received additional professional development from Bank Street, Raising Race Conscious Children and Read Write Inc. Liz is also the educator director at a summer theatre camp in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where students write their own plays and participate in social justice and gender talks.
Liz’s experience in special education and student driven learning has given her the belief that each learner has their own unique approach to learning. She believes that empowering students to identify themselves as a learner is some of the most important work to be done in tutoring. The role of an educator is to help children identify as learnings and to guide them on their own journey to understanding how they learn best and what sparks their interest the most. Liz knows that when children are given agency, accountability, and autonomy over their learning, great things happen!
When Liz is not teaching, she drums in a band and writes sketch comedy and performs improv.