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About Chrissy S.

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What a beautiful language German is! No wonder there's so many famous German poets, playwrites and composers! And actually German is also very much used in todays international business world! Whether you want to get better grades in school or you just want to be able to have a simple conversation on vacation or apply with a German company, as a native speaker I can help you reach your goals!

About Chrissy
Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in the Netherlands she was offered an internship at the local Music School which she gratefully accepted and where she enjoyed her first voice coaching experience. There she was also nominated as one of the most promising young singer/songwriters at the LUX Festival in Nijmegen. Over the years she was blessed with more and more private students in voice as well as piano. During her stay in New York she received the opportunity to work with a Broadway show ensemble ("Dreamgirls") as a Music Director on their different harmonic parts. She's proudly b
een a member of the Music of Oz Studio staff in Crown Point, Indiana since Jan. 2011 and is looking forward to teaching out of her home now as well. Chrissy is crazy about all her students and wants them to succeed! She's very much looking forward to working with you and having buckets of fun! :-)
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Gokul R. August 12, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I am continuing my class with Chrissy! She is a wonderful teacher and very understanding of her student needs!
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Donna H. June 23, 2019
· Piano · In home
Excellent piano instructor
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Stormy Z. October 6, 2018
· Singing · Online
Stormy lives her instructor and her lesson!
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About Wolfgang S.

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San Antonio, TX

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What is my approach? First of all, I listen carefully, very carefully. I believe it is important for an excellent job to know precisely what my client wants to accomplish. Understanding this is the prerequisite to give good advice, guidance and then, of course, a plan, a kind of strategy to follow in order to reach these goals. There will be a permanent interaction between my client and myself to monitor the progress, eventually speed up the tempo or, if necessary, to slow down.
There is no dogma; there is only one main criterion: success.

About Wolfgang
I spent two decades of my professional life teaching English in Germany, authoring and co-authoring textbooks for the English classroom.
During my stay in the US, I had the opportunity to develop curricula for teaching German in public schools as well as private schools and wrote articles in the field of German literature. Undoubtedly, my academic background (MA in German and English and a Ph.D. in the field of education) helps me to provide solid work for my students.

What is my approach? First of all, I listen carefully, very carefully. I believe it is important for an excellent job to know precisely what my client wants to accomplish. Understanding this is the prerequisite to give good advice, guidance and then, of course, a plan, a kind of strategy to follow in order to reach these goals.

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main criterion: success.
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Cindy July 14, 2019
· German · Online
Lessons with Wolfgang S. are always a pleasure. He is highly professional, friendly, and tailored all my lessons exactly to fit my needs and interests. He quickly pinpoints any areas that need help, and offers gentle corrections and suggestions to improve. His teaching methods are always interesting, varied, and fun. I learned a lot not only about grammar and vocabulary, but about German culture, and nuances and history of the language that can only be learned from a native speaker with his teaching experience. His explanations to questions are clear and thorough, and he made sure I understood before moving on. He adjusted the pace to my skills and needs without any pressure. I have definitely improved in all areas since taking lessons with him.
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Tabatha S. January 22, 2018
· German · Online
Wolfgang helped me believe in my confidence to reengage in learning German after 20 years wothout lessons or practice. He is thorough, patient and encouraging. I look forward to future lessons
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Duane August 1, 2017
· German · Online
Most highly recommended! I found Wolfgang to be an excellent German instructor for me. As a mature (50+) professional I was looking for a native German with perfect mastery of English and impeccable teaching credentials. Wolfgang fit that description perfectly. He tailored the lessons to my needs and made them fun. Along with the excellent language lessons, I really enjoyed his stories about life in Germany, and especially his hometown of Berlin. Thanks to Wolfgang I am much farther along my journey of learning to speak German.
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About Valentina K.

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Lincoln, NE

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I have instructed over one hundred students in private German courses. I routinely exceeded student retention expectations. In a period of eight months, my efforts doubled the number of students enrolled in the German language program, through my professional and effective teaching.

About Valentina
• Russian native speaker
• Professional proficiency in English and German
• Familiar with Romanian and Turkish language
• Experienced instructor
• Able to plan and organize a classroom curriculum
• Able to communicate and coordinate with a wide range of individuals

Hello, my name is Valentina. I'm a Russian and German teacher.

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I specialize in teaching German at the High School level. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in German and spent a year working and studying in Munich, Germany. I then found work in a private school and instructed over one hundred students. I have since continued tutoring individually specializing with online lessons.

My goal is to improve my students’ language skill through conversation and I push my students to speak German from the first lesson. I believe this helps students gain fluency an
d lose their fear of making mistakes while speaking. No one can be perfect in a month but the student needs to be comfortable enough with grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation so that they can communicate in German and improve through conversation and dialog.

My youngest students were 6 years old and I have also taught older students. I enjoy working with children and am fascinated by how quickly young students can learn and grasp languages. Especially when learning is incorporated in a game where a student can passively learn to use new vocabulary as a tool to win a game among others. I am very grateful for all my students and the wide variety of experiences that I have had interacting with them.

Russian

I am an experienced language teacher. My experience is teaching German as a second or third language to Russian and Romanian speakers, but since I am a native Russian speaker I can use what I have learned teaching German to teach Russian.

My teaching philosophy is to learn through practice. Everyone makes mistakes and part of learning a new language is overcoming the fear of making mistakes and being willing to work through errors to convey an idea or thought. People learn a language best when they use it as a tool to achieve a goal.

I am a native Russian speaker and I have studied Russian since elementary school. I graduated from Chishinau university, where 40% of the courses are taught in Russian including Russian grammar and literature. I have taught private courses as a German teacher, to Russian speakers, and therefore I have experience explaining Russian grammar and conversation. I have a deep appreciation for Russia’s literary heritage and am constantly reading classic Russian texts.

I have experience teaching online Russian language to English students. My materials are adapted to English speakers and my beginner students are excited and able to engage in Russian small talk within 6-8 lessons. My lessons are efficient, well planned and productive.

I’ll teach you spelling and grammar rules, I’ll extend you vocabulary and we will always be practicing and reviewing previously learned the material. I help encourage my students to study Russian. With me, you will smoothly move from a beginner to more advanced. I create a low stress and efficient learning environment.

I enjoy working with children but also find it rewarding to work with motivated adults. I am looking forward to working with you.

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Charlie W. August 24, 2019
· Russian · Online
Valentina is a very patient and good teacher. she always takes time for questions and gives easy to understand answers!
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Kristina May 13, 2019
· Russian · Online
Valentina is very intuitive and knows how to tailor each lesson to your specific needs. She has always been very professional, always on time but yet is flexible with your schedule. She has definitely helped me reach my language goals!
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About Susanna D.

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I am an experienced native speaking German tutor who has been teaching students of all ages and levels. I am a certified Montessori Teacher. I believe in gently guiding, supporting, encouraging but also challenging my students. I love to share many fun facts , i.e. hilarious literal translations, as well as cultural and historical background of Germany. This will give my student a well balanced foundation, he /she will really experience the language, get a “real feel” for it! I customize my curriculum to my students needs, wishes and goals. After a few lessons my students can speak easy sentences and phrases in German already, they will understand even more and will use their newly acquired skills continuously. I strongly stress speaking in my native language to my students from an early point on. It is very important to me to make the language learning a pleasant and enjoyable experience! There shall be lots of laughter! However diligent work and great effort is necessary

About Susanna
Guten Tag!

I was born and raised in Munich, Germany. I am fluent in German and English. I moved to the United States over 30 years ago with my family. I worked as a chief flight attendant for Lufthansa Airlines for many years. When I became a mother I earned my certification as a Montessori teacher in 2006 and have been teaching my students at a local Montessori school the German language with fun songs (I play the piano) and simple games and interesting books. It is important to me to make the whole learning process a positive and fun experience for my students. I worked with pre-schoolers as well as elementary students. I also tutor high school/college students and adults of any age in German. One of my hobbies and passions is acting on stage, mainly in comedies at local community theaters.
Whatever your needs may be i
n regard to the German language, (writing, reading, spelling, correct pronunciation, etc. school, work or travel) I would love to be of assistance and make the learning an enjoyable adventure and great success! Living in the United States for so many years and also traveling to Germany every year has made me acutely aware of the cultural differences and I enjoy sharing these interesting findings with my students, it helps immensely to embrace, immerse and "feel" a foreign language.
I can meet my students in person or if more convenient be available for online lessons.
Let's start with this exciting and fun adventure to dive into another culture, another world and language!

Please note: it is always best to check with me before booking on the website. My availability is very variable, I am striving to accommodate the desired lesson times of my many beloved student from all over the world and therefore my calendar changes often. Once you contact me I will be able to inform you of my current availability and I will immediately block your desired time and date on my personal calendar. Thank you!
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John April 28, 2019
· German · Online
Susi is very pleasant to work with. She is very patient, and makes learning fun. My pronunciation is much better, thanks to Susi. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning and improving language skills.
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Christopher C. August 12, 2018
· German · Online
Susanna is a wonderful instructor! After just 3 lessons with her, I can already see a huge improvement in my speaking and listening comprehension skills. Her method of instruction is unique and she knows how to tailor her lessons to the needs of each student. I am so glad that I have chosen Susanna as my German teacher and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to truly master the German language. Vielen Dank Liebe Susi! Du bist eine wunderbare Lehrerin!
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Gabriella S. February 12, 2018
· German · Online
Sussana did a great job with my daughter!!!
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About Isabel L.

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Marietta, GA

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I have experience with languages and grammar, and I know that everyone learn in a different way, for some people is easier than for others. My challenge is to find what is easier for you.

About Isabel
I love teaching, but I hate boring classes, so I always try to do different things to get the goal, which is learning. I also try to keep focus in what the student wants with class, be able to communicate, or improve grammar, writting, everyone is different, learn different and also want different things.
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Hayley L. June 17, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Miss Isabel is a great teacher. She makes her Spanish lesson full of fun. I have my 8 years girl learning Spanish with her and she loves it. Thanks.
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Brynne May 7, 2019
· French · In studio
I had a really good time! Can't wait for the next one.
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Aga April 25, 2019
· Italian · Online
Isabel is great, looking forward to many more lessons!
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About Lisa D.

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Rockford, MI
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As a native German speaker and native English speaker, students will quickly learn German proficiency and lessons will be focused on the goals of the particular student.

About Lisa
I have experience working as an English and German teacher in Germany, teaching to kids and adults of varying levels and language goals. I hold a bachelor's degree in Language and am currently working towards a master's degree. I also have experience working with diverse populations including those with learning difficulties. I structure courses to meet the specific needs of the students in order for students to get the most out of the learning experience. My expertise lies in the areas of business language, grammar, reading and writing, speaking and listening, vocabulary building, conversation, and building confidence in language skills. I would be happy to discuss your personal goals and create a lesson plan that best suits your needs.
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Peter August 15, 2019
· German · Online
Easy going and knowledgable
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About Sarah S.

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Nyack, NY
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Sarah has 3+ years of teaching experiences at a German Language School from as little as 9 months old to adults. Her goal is it to teach with fun, therefore she provides many different materials and methods to understand and learn to love the language. Her lessons are catered to each individual needs. Sarah is getting training through the Goethe Institute and the GLSC (German Language School Conference)

About Sarah
Sarah moved to NY in 2013 to experience the US, fell in love with the country and people and decided to stay. She is currently studying psychology and wants to get into school psychology later on. Sarah is very outgoing, easy to talk to and a lot of fun. With teaching German, she wants to pass on the passion for her country and the language.
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Sarah S.

Nyack, NY 10960
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About Barbara U.

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Richmond, TX

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I am a native speaker with a masters in German ESL and French.
My focus is on intrinsic learning on the basis of different approaches according to all different learning styles, ages and goals.
My classes are customized for each student's goals and needs.
I include cultural training and functional grammar and have experiences with all age groups. I work a lot with expads and corporate clients.

About Barbara
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I was born and raised in Germany and have a masters in German ESL and French. I had the opportunity to study in Paris, France and also worked as an assistant teacher in Oxford. After my studies in Germany I worked as an international exchange teacher for VIF, an American company, in Charlotte, NC and then went back to Germany where I received my lifetime position. I then returned to the US, Houston, TX with another teacher exchange program from Germany where I taught for three years and then returned to Germany again where I taught as the head of the French language department. After three years I went back to Houston, TX and worked at a German, British and French private school and then continued to work independently for my own business BU LLC Language and Learning Center. I work with corporate clients to prepare
them with language and cultural training when they start working in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. I also work with a lot of expads of all ages who either do not want to loose their mother tongue or want their children to learn it as part of their heritage. Moreover I teach online for the Air Force and with expads who went back home or to their destination country for work abroad. I love the fact that I meet and work with a huge and interesting variety of people of all ages from all over the world. I am a strong believer in intrinsic learning and I customize each lesson to the needs and goals of every student. I am very much looking forward to working on this platform.
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Jessica August 24, 2019
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I have been learning German with Ms Barbara for several years now.
Her classes are very engaging and fun and I have learned a lot over the years.
I can highly recommend her.
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About Timothy K.

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Princeton, NJ
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Learn German the fun, easy way! With me, you'll get comprehensive, in-depth instruction. You'll learn the language really well. You'll come out able to understand and communicate in all kinds of situations, in speech and writing. That's a promise. But more than that, you'll have a lot of fun along the way!

About Timothy
I've had years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including one-on-one personal tutoring and classroom instruction at the high school and college level. About me: I graduated from Nyack College with a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies, and I'm now a grad student at Princeton.
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Timothy K.

Princeton, NJ 08542
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About Lynn D.

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New York, NY
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I have a BA in German Studies. I have been studying and practicing the German language for over a decade, and I spent a year living and studying in Stuttgart, Germany. I am excited to teach you the language as well as modern German culture.

About Lynn
I teach German and Math to any students wishing to learn. I am especially eager to teach students who may be struggling with the subject matter, as I too once struggled. I believe that learning challenging subjects such as these can be very rewarding and even fun. I am willing to work at the student's pace and accommodate many disabilities.
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Lynn D.

New York, NY 10028
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