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I recently graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies and a minor in Music Performance. I wrote my Bachelor's thesis on the different versions of the Cinderella story in Europe, and the evolution of the European literary fairy tale genre. During my time at Allegheny, I worked at Operation READ and America Reads. I had the pleasure of collaborating with other devoted mentors, and we had great fun (and success) in working to help elementary-schoolers improve their literacy skills. For the past four summers, it has been my privilege to work as a Resident Assistant at the Virginia Governor's French Academy. I taught classes about French 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.
I am eager to be starting a combined Master's degree in Spanish and French at George Mason Universitythis year.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 enjoy improving my Spanish, French, Tajiki, and German, and learning new languages. It is my mission to share that love of language with my students, and to help them access new cultures. I am thrilled to be teaching French, Spanish, and German with Varsity Tutors.

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Elsie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Allegheny College - Bachelor in Arts, European Studies

Graduate Degree: George Mason University - Master of Arts, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 165


My interests include foreign languages, travel, reading, fairy tales, Dutch paintings, and dinosaurs.

Tutoring Subjects

AP French Language and Culture

AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Conversational French

Conversational Spanish


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German 1

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Spanish 1

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