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Brian M.

Redlands, CA

$20/hour

UC Berkeley Grad in German and Philosophy

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 39 ratings
Awesome Tutor
— Meryl, New York, NY on 11/17/17

$20/Hour


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UC Berkeley
German

Education

UC Berkeley (German)

About Brian

I recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Philosophy and German. UC Berkeley is commonly ranked among the top 10 universities in the world. During Community College I did Spanish 1-4, getting an A in both Spanish 3 and 4. I also took an Ancient Greek intensive course at UC Berkeley and got an A-. I have years of tutoring experience in many subjects such as English, German, Spanish, Ancient Greek, as well as essay writing.

I've studied multiple languages for several years and have done very well in all the language classes I've taken. I also provide my students with learning materials that explain complicated grammatical structures in simple graphs. Another thing I provide my students are good songs from the target language with lyric pages that have English translations on one side.

I love teaching languages and have a lot of fun doing it. I've studied Spanish, German, Ancient Greek, in school and Latin and Biblical Hebrew on my own, so I know how to master a language from scratch. My focus in teaching a language is to have the student actually speak it and build on the parts of the language they can already speak. So I begin by giving the student a rudimentary conversational command of the language and then we build on that foundation through talking, listening, music, writing, and reading. I am also very good with pronunciation and so I know how to get my students sounding like native speakers.
I recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Philosophy and German. UC Berkeley is commonly ranked among the top 10 universities in the world. During Community College I did Spanish 1-4, getting an A in both Spanish 3 and 4. I also took an Ancient Greek intensive course at UC Berkeley and got an A-. I have years of tutoring Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Redlands, CA 92373

"Awesome Tutor"

- Meryl, New York, NY on 11/17/17

"Awesome German Tutor"

- Jennifer, Santee, CA on 11/1/17

"Fantastic teacher"

- Susie, Seattle, WA on 9/26/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Phil, New York, NY on 9/4/17

"Brian is the man!"

- Isaac, Loma Linda, CA on 8/29/17

"Excellent Instructor"

- Kris, Orange, CA on 5/25/17

"Great Teacher"

- Joey, Rialto, CA on 11/10/16
Language:
German,
Greek,
Hebrew, Latin, Spanish

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German

I have been studying German for 10 years and have been tutoring it for 8 years. I have taken German 1-4 in college and various other classes about German and in German for my bachelors degree. I also have lots of German learning materials like verb charts and flashcards to help my students learn the language. So far I have tutored around 20 people in the German language.

Greek

I've been teaching German and Spanish for 8 years, and 4 years ago I started learning Ancient Greek intensely. When I attended UC Berkeley to do a double major in Philosophy and German, I voluntarily took an 8 unit intensive course on Ancient Greek that covered both the first and second levels of the language and received an A-. I also have many different learning materials for the language including my own textbook that I wrote by myself using actual sentences by Ancient Greek authors like Plato, Aristotle, Aristophanes, and the New Testament portion of the Bible. I have had three Ancient Greek students so far and still have one of them today. The other two students hired be for a few months where as my current Ancient Greek student, Kristopher Gage MD of Sanford Health, has been working with me for over a year.

UC Berkeley
German

Education

UC Berkeley (German)

Awesome Tutor

Brian started tutoring my son in Ancient Greek. He was very knowledgeable and patient and made the lesson fun He was well prepared and had notes already written before the first meeting.. I would highly recommend him!

— Meryl, New York, NY on 11/17/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 20 miles of Redlands, CA 92373.