Bonjour ! Hola! Hallo! My name is Elsie Campbell and I am a Master's student in French and Spanish at George Mason University, where I delight in studying language, literature, linguistics, and pedagogy. In 2018, I graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies and a minor in Music Performance. During my undergraduate program, I had the pleasure of collaborating with the devoted mentors at Operation READ and America Reads. We had great fun (and success) in working to help elementary-schoolers improve their literacy skills. For the past five summers, it has been my privilege to mentor and teach at the Virginia Governor's French Academy. I taught classes about literary fairy tales, francophone culture, and led afternoon artistic and musical activities, all in an intense French immersion setting. Through all of these teaching experiences, I have learned to adapt to a variety of intensities, types of learning, and skill levels, including working with multilingual writers, and heritage learners. Having grown up in an anglophone household in the French countryside, I am fascinated by the intercultural exchange made possible through language learning and translation. A devoted polyglot, I am committed to fostering a celebration of cultures through education, literature, multilingualism, and language equity. I am thrilled to be teaching French, Spanish, and German with Varsity Tutors!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Allegheny College - Bachelor in Arts, European Studies
Graduate Degree: George Mason University - Master of Arts, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
GRE Verbal: 165
My interests include foreign languages, travel, reading, fairy tales, Dutch paintings, and dinosaurs.