Karin Nussberger
Miami, FL
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Karin Nussberger

Karin N.

Miami, FL
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I grew up in the German part of Switzerland. I was exposed to the language throughout my schooling years. In my professional life as a doctor's assistant and later CEO assistant I needed to communicate daily in the German language. I studied business for 3 years. Over the last 3 years I have taught numerous people German. Some only need a little guidance, others keep on coming back to master more fluent conversation.

I'm flexible with my time and willing to adapt to my students' needs.

About Karin N.

Guten Tag,
My name is Karin. I was born and raised in Switzerland. However, Miami is my home now. I love the unique melting pot of Miami. No wonder so many German speaking tourists, investors and patrons are visiting here.

Over more than ten years I have taught numerous people the German language. Some of them only need a little guidance to have a more pleasant traveling experience to Germany. Others keep on coming back to master fluent conversation and writing skills. I'm passionate about tutoring. My goal is to provide an atmosphere that will facilitate an ongoing level of improvement in my students' speaking, writing proficiency. You'll see this by the way I teach. I am flexible with my time and adapt easily to my students' needs. As a first step I get familiar with your expectations. Secondly I recommend an approach that fits you. Thirdly I want you to have fun and learn in an interactive way.

Bis bald!

PS: Cancellations must be notified at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise, students will be charged in full. Group rates vary.

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Robert H.
Profile-location-online Online

Karin makes the learning fun. So I'm moving along with goals very nicely.

Posted Apr 25, 2020
Robert
Profile-location-online Online

The class was great.

Karin was able to quickly find out what I was interested in learning and we began to immediately to focus on this.

The way the she taught made it easy for me to learn, All in all it was a great first class. I'm looking forward to my next classes.

Posted Apr 19, 2020
Monica S.
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Karin is a fantastic instructor! Pleasant demeanour and uses a good feedback model. She has made this for me very easy. Saught her out because of her dialect and being a native German speaker and the ability to understand mine dialect. I am glad that I am able to connect with her to improve my reading skills! Highly recommend.

Posted Apr 6, 2020
Gina C.
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is an amazing instructor. She makes learning German fun. I started with no knowledge of German and she has helped me tremendously in a few lessons. I am heading to a German Immersion camp next week and she has made me feel prepared.

Posted Jul 22, 2019
Alaina I.
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is an amazing instructor. She is patient and very helpful. I am a beginner in German and can already form sentences and understand quite a bit in only my third lesson!

Posted May 15, 2019
Laura
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is great! I don't know any other language but English. She teaches at a good pace, always checking to see if I understand, and willing to repeat words and phrases until I am comfortable. She did a great job of teaching the foundation of sentence structures, vowels and consonants, and proper use of casual vs. formal - which helped me jump right into the lesson. And she gives great feedback! I'm excited for my next lesson! Danke Karin!

Posted Feb 8, 2019
Christophe
Profile-location-online Online

Very enjoyable leason

Posted Jan 29, 2019
Leslie
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is a delightful and knowledgeable teacher. I’m really enjoying the lessons and am making progress in only a few weeks. She provides helpful resources and is very accessible.

Posted Oct 30, 2018
Stefan M.
Profile-location-online Online

Stefan enjoyed his first class

Posted Aug 29, 2018
Hein S.
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is unbelievably good at carrying personal conversations about what is important to yourself. Enabling me to talk about my live and goals in German was not easy, but forced what I learned in school 35 years ago back to a basic conversation level in a mere 10 lessons.
Ready to hit the road.

Posted May 22, 2018
Jordan F
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is a great tutor. After many months of various tutoring sessions I have been able to successfully write better in German and pass my AP German class. She is recommended for anyone who needs some help with German and has a very flexible schedule. Lastly, she is very patient and willing to translate any and everything, as well as work a little bit after time.

Posted May 7, 2018
Renee F.
Profile-location-online Online

very easy to work with!

Posted Mar 23, 2018
Josef W.
Profile-location-online Online

Karin and I clicked immediately. For an older student like me, she understood my needs for learning.

Posted Feb 12, 2018
Aldo
Profile-location-online Online

I studied German in college and have spoken a little in the years since. I decided that I wanted to improve my skills and work with a native German speaker. I’ve been working with Karin for the past few weeks. She’s a fantastic instructor. She understands and can explain clearly the finer points of German grammar and usage. And she has provided great follow-up to any questions I had, and has given useful exercise and other resources to help me improve my German. She has been very encouraging. I feel very comfortable working with her and recommend her highly.

Posted Nov 13, 2017
Jordan F
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is a great tutor honestly. I've so far only had a few lessons with her and my grade has improved so much along with my German! I recommend her for anyone struggling specifically in German.

Posted Nov 7, 2017
Logan
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Karin is a great teacher and very patient. She is able to adapt to your learning style to help you achieve your language goals. Would absolutely recommend her to others.

Posted Nov 6, 2017
David
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is an excellent teacher. She has been giving German language lessons to my son, who is truly enjoying Karin's lessons. I am happy to see my son's enthusiasm and progress. Karin is highly recommended.

Posted Nov 6, 2017
martin hernandez
Profile-location-online Online

Great instructor!, I fully recommend her.

Posted Oct 26, 2017
Trish
Profile-location-online Online

Great lesson. Very helpful.

Posted Oct 15, 2017
pepper
Profile-location-online Online

very good teacher, I love her

Posted Sep 25, 2017
Trish
Profile-location-online Online

Karin has been very helpful and encouraging with my German. And also goes the extra mile to help.

Posted Sep 18, 2017
Jane
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is truly the best German instructor ever. The most important thing to me is that Karin helps me feel comfortable and confident in at not only reading and understanding German, but also speaking German. I am encouraged and helped at just the right level so I really know that I am learning how to read, write, and speak German in a German speaking country. But there are so many other things as well. The materials she uses are excellent. I get a copy of all the things she types during out on line learning sessions which helps me really learn and remember the German in the lesson. Karin has also sent me other materials such as useful phrases that I could use in situations in another country such as how to order and pay for food in a restaurant, how to tell the clerk what you want when reserving a hotel room, etc. In addition, I can always email Karin if I have a question or concern and Karin responds very quickly. At first, I was concerned that on-line lessons would not be as effective as a classroom lesson face to face. Karin immediately made me feel comfortable learning on line. Now I feel that I am getting more attention and personal one-on-one help more than I would ever get in a classroom. Karin is a really great German teacher.

Posted Aug 13, 2017
Jane M.
Profile-location-online Online

I love learning German from Karin. As a "nervous language learner" I really appreciate not only Karin's knowledge of German but her patience. Karin inspires me to practice between lessons. The materials we are using is well chosen and and not only helps learning but also provides quick practice on my own. I look forward to my lessons and feel I am making good progress!

Posted Jun 14, 2017
Kyler
Profile-location-online Online

Karin has been great to work with . She has a strong understanding of the German language. She is able to take formal pronunciation and grammar to create simple but effective conversations. I would recommend highly recommend to anyone interested in learning German. I can't wait for my next next visit to Germany to use what I have learned, Thanks.

Posted May 30, 2017
Erika T.
Profile-location-online Online

Had my first lesson with Karin and feel inspired to learn more. She is very helpful and patient. I look forward to our next lesson.

Posted May 26, 2017
Katie
Profile-location-online Online

Karin teaches all three of my children, and they love working with her! Each child is at a different level in German, and she crafts her lessons to each child, building language skills and confidence each time. Not only does she send prepared lesson plans for review before each session, but also she is punctual, patient, and friendly. It's a delight for me to hear the kids speaking German with such a lovely teacher!

Posted May 25, 2017
Jane

My lesson with Karin was fantastic. I have learned a smattering of german years ago. I remember very little and still get very nervous when trying to speak German. Karin is great!! Karin made me feel comfortable from the very beginning of the lesson. She was understanding and patient with my being nervous. She is fluent in both high German and Swiss German which is perfect for me as I want to be able to speak to extended family in Switzerland! With excellent teaching and encouragement during the course of the 45 minutes I felt comfortable & that I had made progress even in such a shot time. I look forward to my next lesson with Karin. She is a terrific German teacher! 👍

Posted May 22, 2017
Leonidas
Profile-location-online Online

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Karin. She is very kind and patient. She has been always punctual and able to communicate clearly. She was quick to assess my needs and structure a relevant teaching program. She keeps the teaching sessions fun and interesting. Es hat richtig Spass gemacht mit Karin!

Posted May 18, 2017
Lee
Profile-location-online Online

Karin has been truly great to work with, very flexible in terms of approach and really thinks quickly and naturally on her feet! She is enthusiastic about languages and is a born teacher, cannot possibly recommend her highly enough!

Posted May 1, 2017
Gary R.
Profile-location-online Online

Great first lesson!

Posted Apr 14, 2017
Pablo
Profile-location-online Online

I have had only my first lesson with Karin and I am very exited for the next sessions; Right away she identifies the perfect level of German language for your specific needs and individualize the way she proceeds with the lesson.
She is friendly, knowledgable and easy to feel confortable with.
I just got engaged with my girlfriend (German), and I feel confident that this would be a great step for me to keep improving my german with her.
I definitely recommend Karin.

Posted Feb 15, 2017
Rich
Profile-location-online Online

A great and fantastic start! I am very grateful that I had found Karin as I am fascinated with the culture, language, and people of Switzerland. Moreover, I will be making a first time trip to Switzerland soon and I could not have found a better instructor! Her approach is comforting, patient, and will adjust to your comfort level. Danke Sehr Karin!

Posted Jan 16, 2017
Dawn
Profile-location-online Online

Awesome teacher, knows her stuff very well and knows how to guide a conversation. Would recommend to anyone. For reference, I am 25 years old and can speak extremely basic german.

Posted Jan 11, 2017
Max
Profile-location-online Online

I am a High School Student who is currently in German 1. I have had classes with Karin for about two months now. She is a good teacher who helps you out with anything you are having problems with. This varies from preparation for exams to just problems you have in general, for example pronunciation. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn German.

Posted Nov 16, 2016
Catherine
Profile-location-online Online

She is a good teacher, and my kid likes to take classes with her.
She is on time and flexible if for some reason I need to change class hours.

Posted Nov 15, 2016
Tamara
Profile-location-online Online

Simply Love Ms. Karin. She has been a great help to my daughter Jasmine and a great encouragement in teaching her to learn German. I greatly appreciate her support. We will continue with Ms. Karin as an tutor for my daughter.

Thank you!

Posted Sep 19, 2016
Ricardo
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is caring and dedicated and taked her time explaining and she is very aware of my sons abilities and does her best job to bring his best forward

Posted Sep 7, 2016
Tamara
Profile-location-online Online

Ms. Karin is a very pleasant lady. I am extremely pleased to have her as an instructor. My daughter was very happy to meet her and enjoyed going over the first lessons and getting to learn German. She made it enjoyable for her to learn and she can't wait to continue on with taking future classes.

Thank you again Ms. Karin

Posted Aug 22, 2016
Claudia
Profile-location-online Online

I have taken 3 classes now and I really like it. Karin is a very good teacher and she will send all the text books and other study material. Really good!

Posted Aug 22, 2016
Aishat
Profile-location-online Online

Katrin is a very nice person, I enjoyed having classes with her

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Graham
Profile-location-online Online

After my first class with Karin, it was apparent that she caters her lessons to your goals and quickly sets expectations around them. In preparation for a trip to Germany, we started with improving my conversation skills. I'm very pleased with her lessons so far.

Posted Aug 4, 2016
Poonam M.
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is too good. She is well prepared in advance for her lessons and very encouraging.
My kids love her.

Posted Aug 2, 2016
Zita Z.
Profile-location-online Online

She is a great instructor😍😍😍

Posted Jul 31, 2016
Edith
Profile-location-online Online

Karin does a great job engaging the student. She provides a wide array of materials and customizes it for the lesson. Lots of conversation but also other, varied approaches to learning and solidifying the material. Highly recommended!

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Peter
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is extremely professional and started working immediately with me on a plan for improving my German. I'm very pleased with the first lesson and looking forward to many more successful lessons.

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Nicole
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Karin is great! I spent some time on my own doing a little German. She came on time and prepared for the lesson and did a great job at explaining sentence structures as well as pronunciation. I'm excited for our next lesson!

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Lee
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is extremely patient, particularly when teaching you to speak and think in German. She also challenges you when she sees that you are progressing with each lesson.

I highly recommend Karin for folks at any level.

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Keith
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Karin is very professional and organized and comes to each lesson with printed materials to cover in that lesson. Karin makes learning German fun.

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Keith
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Karin is very professional and organized and comes to each lesson with printed materials to cover in that lesson. She makes each leasson fun.

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Martine S.
Profile-location-online Online

I really enjoy my first German class,Karin was directed it very well,I have the feeling that I already learned the basics but it is a difficult language to learn and with the help of Karin I will be able to do it.

Posted Mar 23, 2016
DAVID
Profile-location-online Online

Thanks!

Posted Mar 22, 2016
DAVID
Profile-location-online Online

Thanks Karin!

Posted Mar 21, 2016
Abby
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is so so great, good temper and good pronunciation, thanks so much, i really made a good decision to learn from her, i expect to see her next Sunday at the same time!

Posted Mar 20, 2016
Abby
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is so great, good temper and perfect pronunciation, thanks so much, i really made a very good decision to learn from her.

Posted Mar 20, 2016
Catherine
Profile-location-online Online

Karin has been going at my pace and is extremely helpful with pronunciations and grammar. She is also flexible with scheduling. Excellent experience and will continue for a while with her!

Posted Mar 4, 2016
Bill
Profile-location-online Online

I,m so glad I found Karin. She is very patient and knowledgeable. Above all learning is fun with her. A true treasure! I highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Whitney
Profile-location-online Online

Karin was so easy to work with and made learning German fun and easy! I felt I had great results very quickly. I'm certain I will continue my German lessons with Karin and I'm sure I will enjoy learning with her!

Posted Jan 29, 2016
Dena
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I have tried several times in the past to learn the German Language and felt very frustrated with myself. Karin has given me the confidence and tools to not only learn the language but too also have fun while learning. I absolutely love her and have decided to go from 3 hours a week to 5 & 6. The best investment I could have ever made. Thank you, Karin.

Posted Jan 29, 2016
Jackson
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Karin is very promptly at wherever you choose to meet her and is always sure to be respectful of your time. She is very patient, kind, friendly, and innovative. When it comes to learning, she makes sure that the student feels comfortable. She is very polite and has an outstanding level of professionalism. Karin is an ideal German tutor and I highly recommend her as a tutor!

Posted Jan 29, 2016
Katarina
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is the best teacher ever. She is patient, helpful, understanding and always on time. She's always willing to help me better understand the subject and improve my German. Also, if I need to reschedule the class, she understands. Awesome teacher and great person. I am so happy that I picked her to be my German teacher.

Posted Jan 29, 2016
Capucine Bricheux
Profile-location-online Online

great teacher

Posted Dec 15, 2015
Capucine Bricheux
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is a great teacher that really tries to do her best for her students.

Posted Nov 8, 2015
Katarina Diglisic
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is amazing. I only had one class so far, but my experience is nothing but the best. First, when I decided to go with her as a tutor, she responded to my e-mails right away, even though she was in Switzerland at the time. Then, she helped me figure out if it's the best to do online classes. And, before every class she send me material that we'll be doing at class, so I can get ready.

So grateful that I found such great German tutor. Looking forward to the next class.

Posted Nov 4, 2015
Catherine D.
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is wonderful! She is patient and thorough. She customizes the lessons based on your needs and skill set. Thank you!

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Ana Daniela Siberio
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is a great teacher! She is very patient and detailed. I am excited to continue to learn German with her.

Posted Jun 12, 2015
Janaki K.
Profile-location-online Online

Karin is wonderful teacher to learn with - she preps you well before class with all the learning materials and very engaging during the sessions. I highly recommend Karin!

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Eleanor A.
Profile-location-online Online

Very responsive and patient. A goldmine.

Posted Jan 13, 2015

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Experience

Marketing
Mar 2011 - Present

Swisslogic

Responsible for marketing. Dealing with Swiss, German and English clients. Correspondence.

Teaching German and Swiss German
Jan 2005 - Present

Private Teacher

Executive assistant
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

Swiss Qualyness

I has worked as an Executive Assistant for 13 months. My responsibilities have included managing the headquarter office in Miami, coordinating schedules for the CEO, attend meetings, write minutes and business correspondence in German and English. I handled social media functions for all major platforms (real world and internet). During my time I also coordinated the logistics tasks. This included finding the appropriate companies and connections.

Executive assistant
Jan 2010 - Feb 2011

Hirslanden Klinik

Executive assistant
Sep 2008 - Dec 2009

Winkler Veranstaltungstechnik

Executive assistant Medical Department
Oct 2001 - Dec 2008

Kantonsspital Baden Switzerland

Education

Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Miami Dade College

Business School
Feb 1991 - Jan 1994

Business School

Certified Medical Assistant
Apr 1984 - Mar 1987

Woodtli School Zurich

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Swiss German

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Writing Essentials
Nov 2011

Miami Dade College

Lead as a challenge and opportunity
Nov 2002

Finance Department of Canton Aargau

Intensive French course
Sep 1999

Lernpodium Switzerland

First Certificate in English
Jun 1996

University of Cambridge

Diploma in English
Jun 1995

TIS INtensive Plus Course Torquay International School

Marketing for secretaries and assistance
Apr 1995

ZFU Switzerland

Business School
Jan 1994

Limania

Certified Medical Assistant
Mar 1987

Woodtli School

Awards

Honorary Evening School
Mar 1987

Limania

Certified Medical Assistant
Mar 1987

Woodtli School Zurich

Affiliations

American Tutoring Association
Mar 2011
The ATA was founded in 2001 and has since certified over 6,000 tutors. In addition to creating standards for the industry, the ATA also provides a host of support services to professional tutors.
National Tutoring Association
Mar 2011
The NTA was formed in 1992 for the purpose of establishing a membership organization for tutoring professionals. The NTA is dedicated exclusively to tutoring, and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and thirteen other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services.

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