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Uche O.

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College Park, MD (20740)

Travel radius
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Hourly fee
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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.

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Uche’s subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, German, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

German

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).

SAT Writing

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.

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Education

Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria (German)

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; University of Notre Dame, Indiana (Master's)

University of Maryland, College Park (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

This rate is per student. For two students, it will be $70 per hour. For 3 students, the bill will be $80 per hour. This rate is valid for distances less than 10 miles one way.

Travel policy

Uche will travel within 40 miles of College Park, MD 20740.

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