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Carolyn H.

Berkeley, CA

$40/hour

Experienced Foreign Language Tutor

4.9 average from 78 ratings
Great German tutor
— Maya, San Francisco, CA on 6/18/16

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McGill University
Music
University of California, Berkeley
Master's

Education

McGill University (Music)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

About Carolyn

I am an experienced German teacher and tutor with an MA in Germanic Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley (2008). Before I came to Cal, I spent 2 years in Freiburg, Germany, where I studied German and Scandinavian Linguistics and Literature at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität. I have instructed both children and adults; in addition to having taught 14 elementary and intermediate/advanced German courses at Cal, I am currently employed as a part-time German instructor at the German School of Fremont in Fremont, CA, where I teach a class of children aged 9-12. I've also taught and tutored English grammar and composition -- both in a classroom setting and one-on-one -- to native and non-native speakers, and have extensive proofreading and translating experience.

I can offer assistance not only with languages, but also with music. Both of my parents are musicians and musicologists, so I have been surrounded by music all my life. I have been playing the piano (more or less actively) for 26 years. In 2004, I received my Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where I received thorough training in music history and theory, as well as ear training and piano performance. I have worked as an accompanist and tutored students in both music history and (elementary) theory.
I am an experienced German teacher and tutor with an MA in Germanic Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley (2008). Before I came to Cal, I spent 2 years in Freiburg, Germany, where I studied German and Scandinavian Linguistics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Berkeley, CA 94709

"Great German tutor"

- Maya, San Francisco, CA on 6/18/16

"Great German Tutor"

- Kurt, Walnut Creek, CA on 10/20/16

"Exceptional Tutor for Adult Beginner Student"

- Forrest, Oakland, CA on 9/8/16

"Great tutor"

- Jenn, Oakland, CA on 4/29/16

"Knowledgable, easy to work with, and excited about German!"

- Vera, San Francisco, CA on 8/19/15

"Great tutor!"

- Tomoyuki, Oakland, CA on 12/12/14
Music:
General Music,
Music History,
Music Theory
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German, TOEFL
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

General Music

I have a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University with Honors in Music History. I have tutored students in Music History and Theory. In addition, I am an experienced pianist and accompanist.

Music History

I have a Bachelor of Music degree with Honors in Music History from McGill University in Montreal. While I was there, I took various advanced courses in the history of music from various periods. While I am most familiar with the period from 1650 to the present, I have also spent a great deal of time studying early music. I love to teach, and have taught and tutored extensively in various subjects, including music.

McGill University
Music
University of California, Berkeley
Master's

Education

McGill University (Music)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

Great German tutor — Carolyn is an excellent German tutor. We are learning German grammar and she has a way of explaining complicated concepts in very simple terms. She stops to make sure I understand everything, and she asks me what I would like to focus on. She works with my schedule and is very flexible. She is also very enthusiastic and fun to work with! She really knows the details of German grammar, and is able ...

— Maya, San Francisco, CA on 6/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carolyn will travel within 5 miles of Berkeley, CA 94709.