Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
My name is Gabriella and I was born and raised in Hannover, Germany. Only Northern German cities such as Hamburg and Hannover are considered to be speaking "Hochdeutsch" which literally means "High-German". High-German is impeccable and accent free. If one wishes to learn or improve your German, one should go to Hannover or Hamburg as they adore standard German there and local dialects are never used – or if can not spend some time in Northern Germany – be taught by a native Hanoverian instead.
I am 34 years old, have been in the US since 1996 and have dual citizenship, US and European Union. I graduated from High-School in Hannover where I also learned Spanish, French, English, Italian, and Greek. Without doubt, German is my strongest language as I still practice it on a daily basis with family and friends and I have many German books at my house as I am an avid reader.
I am open to showing proof of High School degree from Hannover, Germany, as well as complete any verbal or written tests without notice. I have a Bachelors degree from San Diego State University in Psychology with a minor in German. I am a working mid management professional in Human Resources, with a PHR title designation and I am currently enrolled in an online MBA program.
I have tutored friends, colleagues, children, and adults throughout High-School, College, and occasionally through my professional career. Every student has different needs (learning vs. improving, grammar and spelling, reading and writing, etc.), therefore, there is no one way to teach or tutor. I typically like to get the full picture of what the focus of the tutoring series will be, or, what the roadmap is for the customized, varied series over the next weeks ahead. Having a conversation with the student, as well as the teacher and the parents is helpful in identifying whether the student’s self assessment is in alignment with the teacher’s observations. The parents usually can confirm, along with the student, their child’s best way of learning (attention span, direct and firm approach or more subtle and patient, etc.).
I am looking forward to speaking with you – in German, of course!
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