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Esther B.

Learn German from a German :-)

Learn German from a German :-)

$45/hour

  • 222 hours tutoring

  • Washington, DC 20008

About Esther


Bio

Hi there, I just recently moved to DC from Berlin, Germany where I grew up. I love love love German. It is a beautiful language and I would love to help you speak it. I have been a German tutor for many years. I also tutored law students in different areas and am also a life and business coach. I really enjoy helping others reach their potential.

I have been teaching German now for over 16 years in different capacities. I started during high school tutoring younger children. Later I started...

Hi there, I just recently moved to DC from Berlin, Germany where I grew up. I love love love German. It is a beautiful language and I would love to help you speak it. I have been a German tutor for many years. I also tutored law students in different areas and am also a life and business coach. I really enjoy helping others reach their potential.

I have been teaching German now for over 16 years in different capacities. I started during high school tutoring younger children. Later I started working for a German NGO where we helped Arabic children with their schoolwork and their language skills. Not only have I practical experience with teaching German as a foreign language, I also have a profound knowledge about teaching methods to help you learn the best way possible.

Do you want to learn the basics or do you want to discuss literature with me? Do you need German for your work or do you want to learn how we "really" speak ;-)? Do you want to meet in person or prefer having lessons online?

Whatever you need I am the right gal for you. Although I am aware that German is a very difficult language I love my native language and I´ll be happy to help you love it, too ;-)!

Although I started my teaching career tutoring children I have shifted my focus to help adult learners particularly. I am especially interested in assisting you if you already practiced the basics but are now hitting a wall and feel like you are not making any progress. Or maybe you learned German for many years but still find it difficult to entertain a conversation in German?

I also gained a lot of experience helping students pass various levels of Goethe-Certifications. I am sure I will be able to also support you if you are trying to pass one of these difficult language tests. Since I have worked in the law profession for over 15 years I will be also able to assist you if need to practice your business German.

I also work as a Life and Business Coach so I can help you prepare for a job interview, make a career change, work on your public speaking abilities or another goal that you would like to implement. If you are interested in this service just contact me with further information and I can figure out a route to go and to adjust the fee accordingly.

Since I am a German lawyer (1. Staatsexamen) and have worked as a law tutor for many years I can also help you learn German law and/or the German law language. My favorite areas are Constitutional and Criminal law.

My schedule is constantly changing so feel free to hit me up, even if your preferred time seems to be not available. However, it might also be that the shown times are not available at the moment.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!


Education

Freie Universität Berlin
Law
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Other
American University, Washington College of Law
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: If you cancel the lesson less than 24 hours in advance, I reserve the right to charge half the rate. If you skip the lesson without any notice, I reserve the right to charge the full rate.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 1 miles of Washington, DC 20008
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

German

Language

German

Summer

German

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Not very forgiving with rescheduling...

I asked Esther hours in advance if we could meet either later in the day or earlier in the day (due to a last minute client conflict), and she said no. Not only that, she still charged me!

Taylor, 3 lessons with Esther
Tutor responded:

Dear Taylor, I was very surprised to read this complaint here since you had not addressed this complaint to me in person. You informed me only 3 hours before our meeting that you were busy. I informed you that I could not accommodate your rescheduling request for the day since I had standing appointments with other students that day, which I would have had to cancel in order to be able to meet with you. According to my cancellation policy (that is not only available on my Wyzant page but I had also mentioned in our first (and only) meeting and had even sent to you) I reserve the right to charge half of the fee for a cancellation less than 24 hours before our meeting. However, I even informed you about my intention to charge that fee, which you did not contest at first. The first time I heard that you were upset about the cancellation we was the moment you posted this review after our third planned lesson that you had skipped without any notice). Additionally, I sent you some of the material that we were going to discuss in the session that you cancelled last minute to at least give you the chance to be able to go over them by yourself. It is unfortunate to hear you feel treated unfairly although I communicated my policy upfront but I still hope the various worksheets that I had provided in the first lesson will be useful tools for learning German.

Friendly, knowledgable, and SO helpful!

Esther helped me review for the German Goethe-C1 exam and knew exactly how to help. It is obvious that she is very experienced and has a passion for helping others succeed. When I pass this exam I owe you a coffee in Berlin!! :)

Lisa, 1 lesson with Esther

Very knowledgeable and very rounded teacher

I started taking lessons with Esther in order to prepare myself for a job interview in Germany. All the questions that I was asked, we had already discussed them with Esther. Esther knows in great detail a lot about jobs in Germany and can train you with the relevant vocabulary Apart from this competency, she is a trained German lawyer with a master's degree in American law and at the moment she helps me enhance my knowledge in that area, as well. The online classes are fun, detailed and she teaches me a lot of new and interesting things. She knows how to communicate information and i absolutely cherish out lesson. I recommend Esther with blind eyes.

Thetis, 6 lessons with Esther

Great Teacher and always prepared for the lesson!

Esther is a great teacher. She knows how to help me understand certain concepts or grammar. So far I’ve been learning at a great pace.

Hermela, 27 lessons with Esther

An outstanding teacher with a vivacious personality

I have now been studying with Esther for seven months--twice a week for one hour. My German was nonexistent when I started and I am at an age (67 years old) when studying new languages isn't easy. I feel that I have made a lot of progress over this time period. I am now able to read simple texts on my own and to watch German language movies on Netflix (with German subtitles). My objective is to be able to read literary works in German and I hope I will reach that level in a few more months. Owing to her skills and personality, classes with her are an intense learning experience but never boring in any way. Walking home afterwards, my brain feels tired but I also feel like I have moved up another notch. Esther's particular strengths are her passion for the language and approaching the classes from the point of view of the student's needs, adjusting the material as needed. She is always on a look out for interesting materials on the Internet that might help me. Her explanations and examples go to the root of what is going on rather than telling me that things are they way they are and I should just memorize everything. Overall, I feel very lucky to have found had her as my German teacher.

Julian, 72 lessons with Esther

Job well done

Esther taught me the basics of German. I am a very stubborn pupil and I felt like she was very patient when teaching. She is very passionate about German. I think we did a great job and I recommend her to any first time German speaker.

Robert, 1 lesson with Esther
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Esther B.

$45/hour

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