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Tutor profile: Elise C.

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Elise C.
PhD candidate at University of Pennsylvania
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About Elise

About Elise
I have experience teaching World Music, Cultural Anthropology, and English literature and language. I’m patient and passionate about helping students meet their goals! In my own research, I study musical activities and oral histories. I'm particularly interested in Italian folk musics, field recording, and the Sacred Harp singing tradition, but also have background in environmental studies, botany, and photography.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
In 2016-2017, I worked with Tutorfair while studying in London. I taught English literature and language to a combination of ESL adults and high school students. I've also taught World Music to undergraduate students in 2017-2018 and led recitations in an intro anthropology class at the University of Pennsylvania in spring 2019.
Education
University of Pennsylvania
Music Studies - Ethnomusicology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2016 - 2022
University of Pennsylvania
Anthropology (Cultural)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2016 - 2022
Mount Holyoke College
Environmental Studies
Bachelor's Degree
2012 - 2015
Mount Holyoke College
Music
Bachelor's Degree
2012 - 2015

Work Experience

Work Experience
University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Assistant, "The Modern World and Its Cultural Background"
2019 - 2019
University of Pennsylvania, Instructor, "History of World Musics"
2017 - 2018
Tutorfair, English Literature and Language Tutor
2015 - 2016
Organized educational materials, met in private lessons to engage with key themes and textual analyses, graded and provided feedback for essay responses and relevant classwork.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Inventory Coordinator/Park Photographer
2015 - 2015
Strategized and updated new inventory system for Pope Farm Nursery, managed volunteer efforts to measure and label flora, photographed historically significant and champion trees for new Parks website
Environmental Studies Department, Mount Holyoke College, Research Assistant
2013 - 2015
Researched geography, landscape ecology, and cultural economy of tobacco plantations in the Tidewater and Piedmont regions of Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, Education Intern
2014 - 2014
Integrated local natural, cultural, and historical resources into curricula, collaborated with board members and museum staff to strategize program materials, researched the relationships between alewife runs and settlements in the watershed, built a website with resources for learning about the Sebasticook Watershed.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Arboriculture Intern
2013 - 2013
Interviewed local community members for cultural histories of local parks, wrote tree inspection reports, conducted library research and diagnostic techniques.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., Botany Intern
2012 - 2012
Prepared collections for mounting and exhibition, worked with specimen repair and conservation

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