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Kornelia W.

Native German - Patient Friendly Tutor

Lakewood, OH (44107)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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Learn REAL German from a native speaker.

With 13 years of academic education, I have excellent German communication and learning skills to offer my students. I love teaching and I am dedicated to your success! I have been described as a patient, reliable, resourceful and creative teacher. My teaching methods are fun and effective for students of all ages. My own experience living and working in Germany, Switzerland and the United States and having extensively traveled Europe will enhance your learning experience!

My approach includes: A positive, stress free learning environment with individualized attention, lessons tailored to your needs and interests, help in reaching your goals and overcoming difficulties, and effective study skills and test preparation.

Flexible scheduling options including evenings and weekends.

I look forward to teaching you.

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ADD/ADHD

As a tutor, I draw from my background as an outcome-based psychotherapist in order to provide a striving learning environment for my students of all ages. With 13 years of academic education in the field of psychology, I can confidently deliver expertise in assessment, behavior analysis and Motivational and Child Psychology. In addition, I hold a Master's Minor in Educational Psychology. I am highly experienced in providing feedback, motivating people and helping them reach defined goals.

Students diagnosed with ADHD or ADD are often smart. They know what to do but they don't know how; which results in underachievement.

I provide expert help in the skill areas needed including: getting things started/strategies to overcome procrastination; time management/prioritizing; getting more organized; improving concentration; and overcoming frustration/test anxiety.

I am currently working with a high school student who had been diagnosed with ADD. After only three lessons he reported a drastic improvement of his grades ( i.e., in his last test he improved from an F to C). His mother also reported significant behavioral changes and improvements in her son.

German

Improve your German in a fun way! Get the results you want!

Want to confidently speak German?
Need help with grammar?
Want to achieve higher test scores?
Have you already studied German but would like to take it to a whole new level?
Need German for international travel, business or connect with new people?

I am a native speaker offering German language/culture lessons. I provide expert help in the skill areas you need including:

- Speaking, Reading, Writing, Pronunciation, - Grammar for students all ages
- Conversational skills
- Refresher Course
- Test preparation
- Language/Culture Lessons for Business or
travel

I look forward to teaching you.

Auf Wiedersehen,
Kornelia

Writing: Basic to advanced. Lesson topics include German alphabet, spelling, upper/lower case usage, punctuation, effective writing skills for business or informal use.

Grammar: Basic to advanced. Basic grammatical structures will be explained with the help of simple rules and everyday examples. Lesson topics include:

Personal pronouns
Verbs in present tense/ past tense/ future tense
Articles/ Indefinite article
Formation of the plural
Negation in German
Prepositions
Modal verbs (auxiliaries)
German declension
Position of elements in a sentence

Psychology

As a committed Clinical Psychologist I have successfully taught in psycho-educational groups and college settings. I am a fully licensed Psychotherapist (CBT) in Germany with an extra certificate in Group Therapy and Relaxation Therapy. In addition, I majored in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and hold a Minor in Educational Psychology.

I am very experienced in teaching complex topics in an easily comprehensible and practice oriented way. With 13 years of academic education in the field of psychology and 5 years of practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, I provide expert help in the skill areas needed including:

Basic Research: Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology/Lifespan Human Development, Cognitive Psychology, General Psychology, Differential Psychology

Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology, Organizational & Industrial Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology/Psychosomatic, Assessment (Clinical Diagnostics, Personality & Performance Assessment)

Practical application of Psychotherapy: Basics of Learning Theories, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Group Dynamics, Therapeutic Relationship, Mindfulness Training

Study Skills

I am a Clinical Psychologist with 13 years of academic education in the field of psychology. I majored in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and hold a Minor in Educational Psychology. During my Bachelor's program I studied Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and General Psychology. My teaching methods come from my own experiences.I have always been an A+ student and graduated with Summa Cum Laude from university. I am also an experienced tutor of German and a Life Coach.

My understanding about how the brain works, how it learns new information the best and how to motivate people in an age appropriate way, allows me to expertly tailor my tutoring towards your/your child's specific needs. Additionally, as a Clinical Psychologist I also have in-depth knowledge of Assessment, Learning Theories and Motivational Interviewing. I have successfully taught in psycho-educational groups and college settings, providing my students with top notch knowledge about how to learn and integrate skills.

In order to take charge of your learning, you not only need to learn, but also know how to study. In the lower grades, you might get away with 'just' doing your homework. But once you experience difficulty in understanding a subject you will be in need of study skills that make learning easier for you.

Get the expert help that you need:

In short that means for you/your child: I Ican help my students to develop study skills so that they can achieve their goals. If needed, I am able to approach tutoring with a psychological approach designed to reduce anxiety and increase confidence as a way to help get better grades. This usually includes finding ways to help the student focus:

Which learning type is he or she:

- Visual, auditory-musical, linguistic or
logical?
- Do they learn better in groups or alone?
- Based on the students' individual way of
learning I will then help them develop an
approach that will seem like a natural,
easy way of learning.

This process might also include helping the student develop:

- a helpful learning environment
- effective time management
- tips for remembering
- note taking tips
- study motivation
- help to overcome procrastination


Study skills are key to successful lifelong learning. The techniques that I provide my students with will assure that they not only improve in a particular subject, but in their future academic career.

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Education

Potsdam University, Germany (Psychology)

Humboldt University Berlin (Master's)

Institute for Counceling & Psychotherapy Hannover/ Hildesheim, Germany (Other)

Very professional. Kornelia is always on time and has lessons prepared but she is flexible with the material and strives to meet the student's needs. She knows a great deal about German and English grammar and teaches in a systematic fashion, with patience and with experience. Her teaching is clear and understandable and she moves at the right pace. She is a native speaker of German which is great and her Englis ...

— Kristine from Cleveland, OH on 4/9/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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Travel policy

Kornelia will travel within 10 miles of Lakewood, OH 44107.

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