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Completely bilingual German/English speaker with 20+ years experience teaching and tutoring German to students from different cultural backgrounds. The goal is for students to be able to actively use the language and not be afraid to experiment. The focus is on meaningful conversation and reading authentic texts. Classes are creative, fun and held to 95% in the target language.

About Annika

My first tutoring experience took place in first grade when I was asked to assist a newly arrived Vietnamese girl with her English. I myself had learned English when I first came to the United States at three years of age and could relate well to some of the issues the newcomer was facing.

A true global nomad, I have lived in Germany, the U.S., Mexico and Russia and have traveled extensively. Starting with English and German, and eventually Spanish, French and Russian, I have been instructing students since 1989 in various countries of a variety of ages in a multitude of informal and formal settings.

In 1990, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from George Mason University. In 1995, I completed my Masters Degree in Secondary Education/Teaching English as a Second Language. After one year of working in a public school

setting, I began teaching privately and on a freelance basis for a number of private companies and language schools, and the government.
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January 17, 2017
Joseph
Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast paced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience.
January 17, 2017
Joseph
Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast paced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience.
January 8, 2016
Brenda
I'm attempting the impossible - learning a new language! Annika makes the impossible feel possible. She is a really great teacher, has excellent suggestions for how to move forward. I like the text we work from, too. I highly recommend learning a new language from Annika!

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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.

German

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.

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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.

***24-hour cancellation/rescheduling notice required***
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October 12, 2019
James K.
Great teacher. She explains confusing concepts really well.
August 24, 2019
Charlie W.
Valentina is a very patient and good teacher. she always takes time for questions and gives easy to understand answers!
June 23, 2019
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Sam G.

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I love all things German and my aim is to encourage my students to feel the same. I've been teaching German for 3 years. My students go from knowing no German to being able to hold conversations to eventually completing their grad studies in a German speaking country!

Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and before you know it be a German whizz. I try to base my lessons around modern German pop culture typically using current events as inspiration. My lessons feature video links, audio, worksheets, textbooks, and more.

About Sam

Guten Tag,

I'm Sam! I was born in England but have been living and teaching in the USA since 2014 where I studied for my MA in German Studies at the University of Florida. This year I became a USA permanent resident and am working my way to becoming a citizen.

I started learning German in school at 11 so, as well as teaching German I also know what it is like to learn it. I firmly believe this background aids my teaching.

After school I went on to study German as my major at undergrad level, studying in Düsseldorf plus living and working in Berlin multiple times. Ich liebe (I love) all things Deutsch, would also love to pass that on to you.

German can be a tough language to learn but that is what makes it extra rewarding. I consider myself to be an approachable teacher who will always strive to make you feel comfortable in

our lessons steer them to cover things that interest you personally.

I'm currently located in Asheville, North Carolina, so if you're a local feel free to contact me regarding in-person lessons.

*** Before signing up for lessons with me I encourage you to check my availability calendar/contact me to make sure I have a time slot that will work for you. I have a large number of students currently and very limited space in the evenings.

Danke!
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September 30, 2019
Tanya P.
I absolutely loved it! Sam is an awesome teacher and I look forward in going forward in learning German.
September 11, 2019
Dennis
If I could give a 10 star rating, I would award that to Sam. She is an exceptionally outstanding tutor. She took the time to make sure that we were agreed on my goals and preferences for the upcoming sessions. Sam adeptly and promptly put me at ease whenever I was having difficulty with any aspect of the course. As I refined my objectives for the remaining sessions, she seamlessly adapted the sessions accordingly. In the time that I had before my trip to Germany, I feel very confident that I can handle the situations that I most likely will encounter, such as traveling by bus, train or air; dining; getting directions; and understanding native speakers. Here's my final remark: if you are looking for a tutor who will understand and work with you to achieve your goals for learning to understand and speak German, choose Sam!
September 4, 2019
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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.
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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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April 28, 2019
John
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.
August 12, 2018
Christopher C.
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!
February 12, 2018
Gabriella S.
Sussana did a great job with my daughter!!!

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I have been teaching German and Art professionally for15 years .

About Angela

I was born and raised in Dresden(Germany),a beautiful hisorical city rich in architecture and art. After reciving my Bechelors of Education I was a teacher for the German language , mathematics and art for over 20 years.
In 2014 we moved to the United States to be closer to our daughter `s family.
Since this time I`m successful teaching private students (5-36 years ) in german and working as an art instructor.

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May 17, 2019
john
Angela is an excellent teacher!
September 5, 2018
Katarina
Angela is such a breath of fresh air!! She was able to immediately connect with my daughter, at her level. My daughter ended the lesson so positive & excited ... she was eager for the next lesson. I could not speak more highly of Angela. Excellent!!!!
July 28, 2018
Birgit and Stefan
We had a great experience and our son loved Angela!
Angela had a very nice way to always motivate Eric even when doing extra German lessons after a long school day! Thanks for all the support Angela

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As a Native Speaker I can teach you all the skills you’ll need to survive in and enjoy an German speaking environment.
I can even teach you Idioms and slang :)

About Eva

Hi everyone! My name is Eva and I'm very passionate about teaching and helping each other become better versions of ourselves.

I'm a certified ESL-Teacher and am trying to enable all ages and levels a chance to increase their English and German skills with the comfort of their home and their own availabilities.
As a flexible person, I teach each lesson individually tailored to the students' needs. I like to use many different resources and have various different materials suiting every style of learning.

Outdoing, positive, social and full of laughter are words my friends would describe me with.

I love teaching, I love speaking English and I love getting to know people from all parts of the world. I believe, I can all teach each other something, because everyone is good in something. For my I've found, it's teaching English.


It's important for me to build a friendly relationship between my students and me. I think, that's a key of learning. Seeing it more as a valuable get-together and holding a purposeful conversation.

Those of you, who are interested in learning German from a Native with teaching background or improving their English in this exact way, should reach out to me and I'm telling you, we'll have fun and educational lessons.

See you on the screen ;)
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I teach (and have learned languages) through a non-traditional approach, which emphasizes immersion, reading, and developing a love for the culture of the language. I will not make students sit down with grammar tables and conjugations, but rather will teach in a conversational approach

About Joel

I am a professional improvising musician based in the Pacific Northwest, and received my Bachelor's of Music in 2018. I have studied with musicians such as George Colligan, Denney Goodhew, Dawn Clement, and others, and have shared the stage with musicians such as Rob Scheps, Nathan Breedlove, Jim O'Connor, Tom Varner, and others. Additionally, I speak 5 languages (English, Russian, German, French, Spanish), and have developed a way to learn languages which emphasizing vocabulary building and developing a love for the culture.

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September 5, 2019
Rob
Joel & I performed together in Seattle.. He's a creative young cat with something to say. Recommended

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Hi there! Or, shall we say “Hallo” ? :)

I’m a native speaker from the Hesse region of Germany. Born, raised and educated near beautiful Frankfurt am Main.

Aside from my German speaking skills I’m passionate about teaching. As a matter of fact, I made teaching my profession after graduating from USC - Rossier School of Education in Los Angeles, CA with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and Social Studies.

After residing for many years in Asia and Germany, I am back in the U.S.

My passion is traveling! I have done lots of it and have some stories to tell! Both, in English and German, of course! :)

I teach 30 min. and 45 min. classes. Both, online as well as on location. I primarily focus on beginners and intermediate level speakers.

If interested, please feel free to contact me and we will go from there!

Tschüss! Bis bald!

Yvonne 🌼

About Yvonne

Hi there! Or, shall we say “Hallo”? :)

I am a native German speaker; born and raised in the beautiful state of Hesse, Germany, 🇩🇪

I’m passionate about teaching and traveling! I have lived and taught in Asia and Germany for many years before moving back to the U.S..

I made teaching my profession after receiving a Masters degree in Secondary Education and Social Studies from USC - Rossier School of Education.

If interested, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Ich freue mich auf Antwort! Bis bald! :)

Yvonne

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Wolfgang Soldan. Mr. Soldan was my instructor in a conversational German class at the former UTB Language Institute in Brownsville. I liked him as a teacher so much that I later sought him out for additional private lessons, which he provided to me in his home at a very reasonable price. I was very impressed with Mr. Soldan in both situations. Mr. Soldan was always extremely well prepared. He challenged me with a variety of interesting and fun learning activities. He tailored the lessons to my level of experience. He was even reasonably available for additional assistance outside of our arranged meetings. With a lifelong passion for teaching and the arts, Mr. Soldan has also accumulated a wealth of knowledge about additional learning resources to supplement your individual experience. Mr. Soldan built on my existing level of German and left me with a stronger foundation as well as desire to continue my studies. Mr. Soldan has my highest recommendation to provide you with a superior learning experience that will be well worth your time and money. You will be in good hands with Mr. Soldan. Contact him now!"
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