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Ruediger T.

San Diego, CA

$39/hr

Languages, humanities, and architecture - over 20 years experience

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Background check passed as of 2/11/14

Languages, humanities, and architecture - over 20 years experience

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I am from Bochum, Germany and have lived in San Diego for 15 years. I have previous experience tutoring both German and French languages. I have also worked extensively as an architecture instructor at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design (digital modeling, design studio, and theory of architecture) and Woodbury University School of Architecture (design communication).

I earned the abitur (international baccalaureate) at night school in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1984, and then enrolled at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, studying art history and philosophy. In 1987, I switched to the architecture program at Fachhochschule Bochum and earned my diplom ingenieur in architektur in 1993 (graduate engineer in architecture). Since then, I have worked in numerous architectural firms in Bottrop, Germany, Chicago, Illinois, and San Diego, California, gaining extensive experience in a variety of residential, mixed-used, commercial, and institutional projects.

"Fantastic AutoCAD Tutor"

- Christy, San Diego, CA on 11/20/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Bonita, San Diego, CA on 10/17/14

"Very Enjoyable Lesson"

- Dave, San Diego, CA on 9/24/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Katie, San Diego, CA on 8/2/13

"Knowledgeable, helpful."

- John, San Diego, CA on 2/22/13
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, TOEFL
Science:
Philosophy
Computer:
AutoCAD
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, World History
Art:
Architecture,
Art History
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
French
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Architecture

I studied architecture at Hochschule Bochum, Bochum, Germany. I worked in various architectural firms in Germany, Chicago, Illinois, and San Diego, California. I am a longtime college instructor (design studio, theory of architecture, digital media).

AutoCAD

I am an architect by training with more than 15 years experience in the field. For most of those years I have used AutoCAD as a drafting tool as well as a design and 3D-modeling tool. I have taught AutoCAD and digital modeling at local colleges.

English

I first learned English attending the German gymnasium (grades 5 through 13) in the 1970 and early 1980s. In the final 13th-grade exam (the "Abitur" or international baccalaureate, 1983). I achieved a B+. Since 1994, I have lived permanently in the United States working in various architectural firms and teaching part-time at an architecture school. I soon learned to read and speak very fluently (though my speaking is certainly not entirely accent-free). I frequently and routinely read many different types of English text incl. technical, scholarly, philosophical, fictional writings. I also have a good understanding of English grammar owing in part to the thorough teaching of the language in German schools and in part to a continued interest in understanding the rules and the structure of the language. My knowledge in several other foreign languages has proven useful in this regard as well.

ESL/ESOL

I first learned English attending the German gymnasium (grades 5 through 13) in the 1970 and early 1980s. In the final 13th-grade exam (the "Abitur" or international baccalaureate, 1983). I achieved a B+. Since 1994, I have lived permanently in the United States working in various architectural firms and teaching part-time at an architecture school. I soon learned to read and speak very fluently (though my speaking is certainly not entirely accent-free). I frequently and routinely read many different types of English text incl. technical, scholarly, philosophical, fictional writings. I also have a good understanding of English grammar owing in part to the thorough teaching of the language in German schools and in part to a continued interest in understanding the rules and the structure of the language. My knowledge in several other foreign languages has proven useful in this regard as well.

French

I first learned French in the German Gymnasium before becoming a fluent speaker after a one-year stay in Paris, France. I later studied French language and literature at the University of Bochum, Germany and have since then continued to regularly read French texts ranging from news media to novels. I am familiar with all major areas of French grammar (reaching in tests the C1-level on the CERF scale (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

German

German is my native language. My studies in other languages - English, French, Italian - have helped me better understand the particularities of the German grammar and to become better at explaining them to learners of German as a foreign language.

TOEFL

I first learned English attending the German gymnasium (grades 5 through 13) in the 1970 and early 1980s. In the final 13th-grade exam (the "Abitur" or international baccalaureate, 1983). I achieved a B+. Since 1994, I have lived permanently in the United States working in various architectural firms and teaching part-time at an architecture school. I soon learned to read and speak very fluently (though my speaking is certainly not entirely accent-free). I frequently and routinely read many different types of English text incl. technical, scholarly, philosophical, fictional writings. I also have a good understanding of English grammar owing in part to the thorough teaching of the language in German schools and in part to a continued interest in understanding the rules and the structure of the language. My knowledge in several other foreign languages has proven useful in this regard as well.

Fachhochschule Bochum

Education

Fachhochschule Bochum

Fantastic AutoCAD Tutor — Ruediger was fantastic! Really made the process of refreshing my AutoCAD skills easy and looking forward to my next session! His office is warm and easy to work in, definitely worth the 18 min drive and easy parking. He is very talented and professional with many skills for different areas of tutoring so just ask! ...

— Christy, San Diego, CA on 11/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $39.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates: $50 for two students, $60 for three or more students (groups meet usually at my house).

Travel policy

Ruediger will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92101.


About Ruediger

I am from Bochum, Germany and have lived in San Diego for 15 years. I have previous experience tutoring both German and French languages. I have also worked extensively as an architecture instructor at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design (digital modeling, design studio, and theory of architecture) and Woodbury University School of Architecture (design communication).

I earned the abitur (international baccalaureate) at night school in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1984, and then enrolled at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, studying art history and philosophy. In 1987, I switched to the architecture program at Fachhochschule Bochum and earned my diplom ingenieur in architektur in 1993 (graduate engineer in architecture). Since then, I have worked in numerous architectural firms in Bottrop, Germany, Chicago, Illinois, and San Diego, California, gaining extensive experience in a variety of residential, mixed-used, commercial, and institutional projects.

Testimonials

"Fantastic AutoCAD Tutor"

- Christy, San Diego, CA on 11/20/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Bonita, San Diego, CA on 10/17/14

"Very Enjoyable Lesson"

- Dave, San Diego, CA on 9/24/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Katie, San Diego, CA on 8/2/13

"Knowledgeable, helpful."

- John, San Diego, CA on 2/22/13

Education

Fachhochschule Bochum

Education

Fachhochschule Bochum


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates: $50 for two students, $60 for three or more students (groups meet usually at my house).

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92101

Ruediger’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, TOEFL
Science:
Philosophy
Computer:
AutoCAD
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, World History
Art:
Architecture,
Art History
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
French
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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