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Ulrich K.

Experienced German language and ESL instructor, Social Studies teacher

Experienced German language and ESL instructor, Social Studies teacher

$45/hour

  • 279 hours tutoring

  • Petaluma, CA 94952

About Ulrich


Bio

For more than two decades, I have been passionate about instilling in students a true interest in life-long learning, in learning languages, and in exploring other cultures. Beyond that, I have experienced special satisfaction in developing my students’ social skills, their creativity and analytical thinking, along with a focus on idealism and social justice.

During the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to teach at various schools in Germany, Texas, Pennsylvania, and...

For more than two decades, I have been passionate about instilling in students a true interest in life-long learning, in learning languages, and in exploring other cultures. Beyond that, I have experienced special satisfaction in developing my students’ social skills, their creativity and analytical thinking, along with a focus on idealism and social justice.

During the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to teach at various schools in Germany, Texas, Pennsylvania, and California. Most of the years I have taught in both public and private schools in the United States as a generalist and German language instructor. In Texas, I taught English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Computer Literacy, and German. I was chosen to teach High School German at one of the nation's best public high schools in Pittsburgh, PA and, upon moving to California, became a teacher for Math, German, and Humanities at a private international school in Menlo Park, CA. Now residing in Petaluma with my family, I teach one-on-one, online, and small groups in Sonoma and Marin counties. Besides offering my own online learning environment, students from 25+ nations have valued the interdisciplinary connections I strive for, my multilingual communication skills, my structured and well-planned approach as well as my ability to react to changing requirements in flexible, creative, and efficient ways.


Education

Germany
Elementary Education
International College for Applied Linguistics
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/14/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/TESOL since 1991 in Germany and the U.S. to students of all ages, various backgrounds and countries. My students have come to appreciate my blended conversational approach and the fact that I have my own website which they can use to practice the language in between sessions. I author and code everything myself and develop my own classroom materials as well. If you wish, however, we could use textbooks and materials already in your possession.
German,

German

German language learning can be so much fun! I know because I have been helping students understand and master my native language since 1987. During my career, I taught students of all ages, various backgrounds, and from 25+ nations. As a native speaker, I can promise to get you a feel of the language along with valuable background information of German culture and history. Students have come to appreciate my blended approach and a dedicated interactive practice website which I code and author myself for you.
Grammar

Grammar

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California and home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders. Even grammar can be really fun and make sense! I know because I have been helping students understand and master the grammar in their English and German language classes since 1991.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. Service records can be provided on request. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California as well as home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have been a teacher for 28+ years and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. Service records can be provided on request. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California and home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders. Math has always been one of my favorite subjects to teach and tutor, and my students loved it as well.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California. Science can be really fun! I would love to help you master it.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California and home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders. Even grammar can be really fun and make sense! I know because I have been helping students understand and master the grammar in their English and German language classes since 1991.
Reading

Reading

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California and home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders. My students enjoy their additional reading practice in either English or German - it sure makes a difference.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/TESOL since 1991 in Germany and the U.S. to students of all ages, various backgrounds and countries. My students have come to appreciate my blended conversational approach and the fact that I have my own website which they can use to practice the language in between sessions. I author and code everything myself and develop my own classroom materials as well. If you wish, however, we could use textbooks and materials already in your possession.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California and home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders. Even grammar can be really fun and make sense! I know because I have been helping students understand and master the grammar in their English and German language classes since 1991.
Reading

Reading

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California and home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders. My students enjoy their additional reading practice in either English or German - it sure makes a difference.

History

Geography,

Geography

I have been a teacher since 1987. Besides English and world languages, Geography and Social Studies have always been my favorite subjects to teach. I taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas for six years and more recently at a private school in California. My students came to love Geography, not only because I have lived in various countries and traveled a lot myself. It can be really fun!
Social Studies

Social Studies

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas for six years and as a German language instructor at one of the nation's ten best public high schools in Pittsburgh, PA. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California, supported the home schooling of 2nd and 3rd graders, and taught German language, U.S. History, and World History at an independent school in the North Bay.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. Service records can be provided on request. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California as well as home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/TESOL since 1991 in Germany and the U.S. to students of all ages, various backgrounds and countries. My students have come to appreciate my blended conversational approach and the fact that I have my own website which they can use to practice the language in between sessions. I author and code everything myself and develop my own classroom materials as well. If you wish, however, we could use textbooks and materials already in your possession.
Reading

Reading

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California and home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders. My students enjoy their additional reading practice in either English or German - it sure makes a difference.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/TESOL since 1991 in Germany and the U.S. to students of all ages, various backgrounds and countries. My students have come to appreciate my blended conversational approach and the fact that I have my own website which they can use to practice the language in between sessions. I author and code everything myself and develop my own classroom materials as well. If you wish, however, we could use textbooks and materials already in your possession.
German

German

German language learning can be so much fun! I know because I have been helping students understand and master my native language since 1987. During my career, I taught students of all ages, various backgrounds, and from 25+ nations. As a native speaker, I can promise to get you a feel of the language along with valuable background information of German culture and history. Students have come to appreciate my blended approach and a dedicated interactive practice website which I code and author myself for you.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. Service records can be provided on request. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California as well as home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/TESOL since 1991 in Germany and the U.S. to students of all ages, various backgrounds and countries. My students have come to appreciate my blended conversational approach and the fact that I have my own website which they can use to practice the language in between sessions. I author and code everything myself and develop my own classroom materials as well. If you wish, however, we could use textbooks and materials already in your possession.
Reading

Reading

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California and home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders. My students enjoy their additional reading practice in either English or German - it sure makes a difference.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/TESOL since 1991 in Germany and the U.S. to students of all ages, various backgrounds and countries. My students have come to appreciate my blended conversational approach and the fact that I have my own website which they can use to practice the language in between sessions. I author and code everything myself and develop my own classroom materials as well. If you wish, however, we could use textbooks and materials already in your possession.
Geography

Geography

I have been a teacher since 1987. Besides English and world languages, Geography and Social Studies have always been my favorite subjects to teach. I taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas for six years and more recently at a private school in California. My students came to love Geography, not only because I have lived in various countries and traveled a lot myself. It can be really fun!

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. Service records can be provided on request. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California as well as home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/TESOL since 1991 in Germany and the U.S. to students of all ages, various backgrounds and countries. My students have come to appreciate my blended conversational approach and the fact that I have my own website which they can use to practice the language in between sessions. I author and code everything myself and develop my own classroom materials as well. If you wish, however, we could use textbooks and materials already in your possession.
German,

German

German language learning can be so much fun! I know because I have been helping students understand and master my native language since 1987. During my career, I taught students of all ages, various backgrounds, and from 25+ nations. As a native speaker, I can promise to get you a feel of the language along with valuable background information of German culture and history. Students have come to appreciate my blended approach and a dedicated interactive practice website which I code and author myself for you.
Reading

Reading

I have been a teacher since 1987 and taught as a generalist at public elementary schools in Texas from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010. More recently, I taught 5th and 6th grades at a private school in California and home schooled 2nd and 3rd graders. My students enjoy their additional reading practice in either English or German - it sure makes a difference.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (130 ratings)
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Reviews


Great tutor!

Ulrich is a native speaker with many years teaching German. He has a lot of teaching material already, but also works with what you need or want specifically. I highly recommend him!

Laura, 23 lessons with Ulrich

Excellent, knowledgeable teacher and tutor

Uli rocks! My son is learning German with Uli at his school and is receiving extra tutoring services with him as well. Uli's passion for teaching shows and my son has embraced German and enjoys learning it with Uli. I highly recommend Uli - he's a gem!

Lisa, 13 lessons with Ulrich

Excellent!!

My daughter struggles with math, she's in the fourth grade and has been working with Ulrich for about a month. He's very knowledgeable, always on time and extremely professional! I highly recommend him if you're looking for a tutor!

Alexis, 5 lessons with Ulrich

Patient instruction from a native speaker

My 11-year old daughter has had two lessons with Ulrich thus far. She is preparing for a short trip to Germany in December. I have been pleased with Ulrich's instruction. He has prepared his own teaching tools which I think my daughter will benefit from. He brought a bunch of pictures of signs in German to our second lesson so my daughter could read menus, museum hours, etc. He also has the benefit of being a native speaker, and can share insights into how Germans really communicate and what is considered polite and impolite. In addition, Ulrich has been prompt for our meeting times and well prepared for our lessons. He is very patient with my daughter and I think he would be a good tutor for other kids and adults.

Heather, 8 lessons with Ulrich

Knowledgeable and very patient!

Ulrich covered the basics of German with me, and had always in mind to identify the gaps I had in the language. Thanks Uli!

Rajiv, 25 lessons with Ulrich

Patient and encouraging.

We covered the very basics and explored the limits of my autodidactic German. Herr K. was able to find a good balance of English and German which allowed me to practice and understand the conversation without causing frustration.

Andrea, 1 lesson with Ulrich

Very Experienced

Thank you for this lesson Ulrich. Ulrich is a very experienced teacher who brings down also difficult issues to an easy point.

Michi, 3 lessons with Ulrich

Excellent, Interesting and Patient Tutor

Ulrich shares new ways of communicating with me and he works on my pronunciation which is important as well. He adds little proverbs and that helps me remember words, too.

Kay, 21 lessons with Ulrich
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$45/hour

Ulrich K.

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