A trial session is a good way for us to check the fit and discuss a plan for you to meet your goals. I enjoy personal contact with motivated learners! Fee adjustment can be discussed. Let's explore!
I read, write and speak German fluently and adapt my tutoring methods and materials to the goals of the student. As an editor and published author of American fiction, I can help you with English or German.
Preparation: three years of high school German, a BA and MA in German Language & Literature & Linguistics, including 18 months study in Germany; six years of college teaching; seven years of residence in Germany; 11 years of residence in French-speaking Switzerland.
My most recent classroom teaching assignment was German I at Roosevelt University in Chicago in 2009 (also taught elsewhere as a university German instructor for five years).
I worked in Germany in 1991-93 for a German firm and have continued as a freelance translator since then -- including six years with the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization in French-speaking Geneva, Switzerland and for Langenscheidt Online Translation Services and numerous other agencies in Germany.
German language and culture have always played a role in my life since most of my grandparents emigrated from different German-speaking areas. That exposure prompted me to learn more German in high school and continue on through a Master's degree at the University of California in Berkeley with a year of undergraduate study in Germany.
I am especially delighted that my grandchildren show an interest in learning German.
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