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Elise delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2018

I am a professional harpist and musicologist with a passion for speaking and teaching French! I grew up bilingual, speaking French with my father and English with my mother. I spent a lot of time in France as a child, learning about French customs and traditions from my family. I have a unique perspective on all things France, and I am excited to share them with you!

In addition to speaking at home, I took French classes (including AP French) in public school, so I have a solid background in grammar, writing, and reading comprehension. I am very familiar with the typical school curriculum so I will be able to help students who are seeking after school tutoring in conjunction with their classes.

I have experience teaching children age 4 and up, and a lot of experience working with middle and high school students. I was a tutor in high school and in university in the subjects of French and Music Theory.

Students can expect a tailored approach that fits their goals for French speaking. Whether you are hoping to become a better conversationalist or working on grammar skills, I will make sure that our sessions emphasize the appropriate subjects.

For my day job, I am currently a Fulbright Scholar in Stockholm where I research historical musical instruments. I have a passion for languages, and I speak German and a bit of Swedish as well. I look forward to working with you and helping you speak French! A bientôt!

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Experience

Research Fellow
Aug 2018 - Present
The Fulbright Program

I research and restore harps from the 18th century at a museum in Sweden. By working with these harps I learn about the cultural practices in music in Western Europe and how it relates to history on a global scale. In my restoration practices I aim to conserve the instruments for future generations to enjoy.

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Head Resident Assistant
Sep 2017 - Aug 2018
New England Conservatory of Music

Education

BM Harp Performance/Musicology
Sep 2014 - May 2018
New England Conservatory of Music

Languages

French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Swedish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

CPR/First Aid
Sep 2017
American Heart Association

Awards

Winner
Feb 2019
Lois Roth Endowment Award
Winner
May 2018
George A. Chadwick Medal

Affiliations

National Honors Society
Sep 2014

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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American Harp Society
Sep 2005

The American Harp Society (AHS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to promote and foster the appreciation of the harp as a musical instrument, to encourage the composition of music for the harp and to improve the quality of performance of harpists.

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Girl Scouts of America
Sep 2001

It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.

Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

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