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Esther B.

Learn German from a German :-)

Learn German from a German :-)

$65/hour

  • 1,645 hours tutoring

About Esther


Bio

"Never knew before what eternity was made for.
It is to give some of us a chance to learn German."

Mark Twain

Maybe you have heard about Mark Twain's struggle with the German language. I do understand his frustration. However, I also believe it does not have to take an eternity to learn German. With the right approach, tools, and teacher you will be the "some" that do learn German.

I was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. In 2016 I moved to...

"Never knew before what eternity was made for.
It is to give some of us a chance to learn German."

Mark Twain

Maybe you have heard about Mark Twain's struggle with the German language. I do understand his frustration. However, I also believe it does not have to take an eternity to learn German. With the right approach, tools, and teacher you will be the "some" that do learn German.

I was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. In 2016 I moved to DC. I love love, love my mother tongue. Although German is somewhat tricky, it also is such a beautiful language, and I would love to help you to be able to speak it. I have been a German tutor for over 16 years and have extensive teaching experience teaching more than 1,000 hours. In 2019 & 2020 Wyzant ranked me a Top 10 % Tutor. I also taught several law classes. Aside from being a teacher and attorney, I am a systemic coach as well. I enjoy helping people reach their potential.

I started teaching during high school. Later, I worked for a German NGO helping refugees learn German. Not only have I practical experience with teaching German, but I also have profound knowledge of teaching methods to help you learn the best way possible.

Do you want to learn the basics, or do you like to discuss literature with me? Do you need German for your work, or would you like to know how Germans "really" talk? I can help you with all of that!

Although I started my teaching career tutoring children, I have shifted my focus to help adult learners, mainly. 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 exams successfully and would be glad to assist you in that endeavor as well.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: 24-hour cancellation Please notify me 24 hours before the scheduled lesson. If you cancel (or skip without notice) less than 24 hours in advance, I reserve the right to charge the full rate.
  • 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

Examples of Expertise


Esther has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


A Very Effective Approach To Learning German

Esther and I both share a similar background in the fact that we are both attorneys, therefore, her method of studying German is very similar to how I studied in law school. In addition, being a visual learner myself, I am finding that her approach to learning German with charts and other helpful visual methods, is very helpful in explaining a lot of grammar rules that I thought would be "over my head." She is able to unpack each part and logically, simply explain the significance regarding the same. I look forward to making continued progress with her as my teacher.

Adam, 18 lessons with Esther

Consistently excellent!

Esther continues to provide top-level instruction and help! Well-prepared, engaged, and sincerely interested in her students. You can stop your search, you have found a great teacher.

David, 117 lessons with Esther

Super knowledgeable and helpful instructor

Esther is a great instructor. She is knowledgeable, patient, and super helpful by providing you with a whole range of learning tools. If you are lucky enough to get a spot with Esther, take it!

Zenong, 19 lessons with Esther

Very organized, methodical AND fun

At my first lesson, Esther helped me tap into my rusty German language skills to get me comfortable with speaking again after so many years have passed. I love the assignments and goals for the lessons. Looking forward to the next one!

Wendy, 15 lessons with Esther

looking forward to future lessons!

Esther is an excellent tutor, very thorough, patient, and explains complex concepts clearly. I look forward to the next lesson.

Kristen, 6 lessons with Esther

Wonderful experience!

Esther was so easy to work with, responsive, and incredibly helpful. She really listened to what I was looking for and designed an approach to our lessons that is perfect for my needs. I am excited to keep working together!

Sara, 13 lessons with Esther

looking forward to future lessons!

Esther is a great tutor. She is highly personable , clear, and provides an incredible amount of supplementary material to foster learning. I look forward to working together and am excited for our next lesson!

Kristen, 6 lessons with Esther

Simply the best!

Dedicated, detail oriented, & accommodating! Esther is one of the most well rounded tutors I know. Makes each lesson very easy to digest and fun! 5 stars all around.

Steven, 44 lessons with Esther

Outstanding tutor!!!!!

I highly recommend Esther. I am a physician who needs to learn quickly for travel. In a few months, I can manage my way around decently and understand the structure of the language to start building my fluency.

Pablo, 59 lessons with Esther
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$65/hour

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Response time: 6 hours