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William G.

For Reading, Writing, Speaking, Editing of English or German

Charlotte, NC (28210)

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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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William’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, German, Grammar, Proofreading
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
ESL/ESOL, French, German
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing


I have twenty-five years of experience editing a wide variety of material in English from technical, to financial, to marketing and fiction.


My work editing English and translating into English over the past twenty years have required a high level of reading and writing skills which I continue to use daily.


Working with motivated learners is always a pleasure!

In addition to language teaching, my experience includes extensive writing and editing work the last twenty years.
I have just published a first collection of short stories on Amazon.

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Northwestern University (German)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

University of Illinois at Chicago (MBA)

Very Thorough I've studied with William now for over a month and very pleased with his preparation and dedication towards teaching. I'm a beginner German language student, and William has helped me focus on the fundamentals of the language (pronunciation, grammar, etc.) in order for me to be able to maximize my self-study growth. He also brings creative learning tools and material to each lesson which helps the ...

— Casey from Waxhaw, NC on 8/19/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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William will travel within 15 miles of Charlotte, NC 28210.

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