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I am a scholar of Germanic Studies. I have been teaching German language, literature and culture for many years. During my Ph.D. program, I expanded the scope of my scholarly competence onto Multiculturalism, Post-colonialism, Literary theory, Minority Studies, Gender Studies, and general humanistic considerations.
Although my academic orientation is Germanic, English and French constitute a foundation to my German orientation. I am Nigerian (people from colonized nations are never considered native speakers of any European language), I started speaking English at an early stage of my life, and it has emerged as my first language of competence. Communicative competence in French became a broadening addition to my linguistic capabilities. Apart from these three European languages, I speak one African language (Ibo) fluently, and two other, Yoruba and Luganda, minimally.
I have taught French at the high school level in Nigeria. But when I elected to pursue German as the language for my scholarly career, I deemphasized French and elevated German.
I have taught German at college levels both in Nigeria and in the States. In teaching the German language, I adopt all kinds of strategies to help the students learn. Because life is not lived in one spot, I exploit the indoors and the outdoors to generate learning - enhancing circumstances for my students. I also employ the multimedia to avail the students the opportunity of witnessing the native environment and atmosphere of the German language.
I have a Ph.D. in Germanic Studies. I have taught German Language and Literature at different levels - elementary, middle/high, and college level. I have also taught German to individuals and specialized groups who need the language for tourism, business and/or academic purposes. I am well equipped for individualized tutoring at whatever level.
For students that are into German Literature, I am also very well grounded in that area. I studied German literature of various eras starting from the Middle Ages to the Postwar. This includes German colonial literature. If you want to have fun with German (language and literature).
I have coached various students for the specialized college entrance exams and my students have done marvelously well. I do not just teach them, I also apply motivational counseling to my tutoring sessions. I also try to help students see far beyond their present status so as to cultivate appetite for a better tomorrow.
My experience teaching freshmen at the University of Maryland helped me understand the preparatory needs of pre-college students. This knowledge I have incorporated into my approach when I have pre-college students to coach for SAT, CAT, and other specialized entrance exams. For every aspect of English tutorials, I am the person you need.
Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria (German)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; University of Notre Dame, Indiana (Master's)
University of Maryland, College Park (PhD)
Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Uche will travel within 40 miles of College Park, MD 20740.
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