Emily Turnage
Assistant Director of Academics and Counseling
English/Language Arts Instructor
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Education:

Yale University (B.A. in Literature, Distinction in the Major)

University of Texas at Austin (M.A. in Media Studies)

Certified ELAR Teacher by the State Board of Education

Counseling Experience: 

In graduate school at UT Austin, Emily worked as a Teaching Assistant for upper-level courses, advising undergraduate students within her department. At B2A, Emily works as one of our Head College Admissions Counselors, helping students through the various phases of academia from middle school to high school to applying to competitive colleges. She is here to help you with any step in the academic experience.

Counseling Philosophy: 

It can be difficult for students to fully express the qualities that make them unique in a college application. I enjoy working closely with students to help them find the words to express their creativity, passion, and special qualities to college admissions teams. It is my belief that each student's voice is already there. Sometimes they just need a little help in order to be fully heard.

Teaching Experience:

At the University of Texas at Austin, Emily worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, holding office hours, grading upper-division undergraduate essays, and working one-on-one with students. She has also taught English Language Arts and Reading in Texas public schools, working with students to ensure understanding. At B2A, Emily works as the Head of ELA Curriculum, writing and managing our SAT, ACT, Enrichment, and other reading and writing courses. She continues to promote student improvement by teaching SAT and ACT classes while tutoring students in a variety of ELA topics and courses.

Educational Philosophy:

"I believe that each student is unique and learns differently.  The best learning environment is one that emphasizes an individualized approach in which the instructor can adapt to the specific needs of the individual student."

Interesting Fact:

In college, Emily spent a summer in Paris, studying French film and exploring Parisian movie theaters.