You can hire my services as an English and German language tutor, both in person, in the greater Hamburg area, and online, via Zoom, from anywhere in the world. I have over ten years’ experience in teaching English and German to students from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds, of all ages (between 10 and 60), and in the UK as well as Germany.
I tailor my teaching to the needs, requirements, and wishes of each individual learner or group of learners. I have extensive experience in Communicative Language Teaching, during which I use the target language exclusively, as well as grammar- and exam-focused approaches. For instance, I have repeatedly prepared language students for official exams such as TOEFL and Zertifikat Deutsch, and have also taught English extension classes for German primary school teachers. During my time as a postdoctoral fellow and guest professor at the University of Hamburg, I trained future English teachers. The materials I use depend on your personal and professional objectives: oral, visual, and textual cues for communicative teaching; established textbooks for exam preparation; and literary works or extracts from them for discussing linguistic styles as well as cultural aspects and conventions in greater depth. For my Business English classes, I use the textbooks and multimedia support materials from the recent third edition of the International Express series (Oxford University Press, 2019), which focuses on bridging the gap between corporate and everyday uses of English.
If you choose to have your lessons online, you may keep the video recordings of our Zoom sessions, as well as the notes and explanations that I write up simultaneously, for purposes of revision at no extra charge.
Cancellation policy: you may cancel any online lesson until its scheduled beginning at no extra cost. For face-to-face lessons, you may cancel up until one hour before the scheduled beginning.
Rates start at 25 Euros (or foreign equivalent) per 45-minute lesson, depending on preparation and travel time. If you are interested, please drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then arrange a free, non-binding meeting or Zoom session to discuss further details.