Alissa Elliott holds an MFA in poetry from the Sewanee School of Letters, where an early draft of her thesis collection Wonderful Suffering won the 2017 Rivendell Fellowship, and an MA in English from Vanderbilt, where she was University Graduate Fellow. Alissa has fiften years of experience teaching English at all levels from middle school to undergraduate. She has presented on teaching critical theory to high school students at AAPT, on Victorian flower albums at MPCA, and on using Frankenstein to interrogate STEM initiatives the International Zizek Studies and Frankenstein Unbound conferences. Her poetry, translations, and criticism can be found in Pedestal Magazine, Ezra, The Shakespeare Standard, and elsewhere. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi, with her husband and two daughters.


Tutoring and workshops

  • 1:1 tutoring and support in English

  • Curriculum support for teachers

  • STEM and Humanities integration

  • SAT and GRE verbal test prep

  • College Essay Boot Camp

  • Personal statement, application support

  • Creative writing workshop, poetry and narrative