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Peter B.

MA in Teaching German with 10+ Years of Teaching Experience

MA in Teaching German with 10+ Years of Teaching Experience

$40/hour

  • 328 hours tutoring

About Peter


Bio

My experience as a teacher varies from private teaching to teaching in high schools and higher education. Each environment has its pros and cons - but the benefit of private tutoring is seeing the rapid advancements of students.

I maintain a highly motivated, humorous work style and build a safe environment, in which the student feels free to communicate any thoughts in the target language. Encouragement is a factor I find largely determined by the nature of the teacher-student relationship...

My experience as a teacher varies from private teaching to teaching in high schools and higher education. Each environment has its pros and cons - but the benefit of private tutoring is seeing the rapid advancements of students.

I maintain a highly motivated, humorous work style and build a safe environment, in which the student feels free to communicate any thoughts in the target language. Encouragement is a factor I find largely determined by the nature of the teacher-student relationship and the appropriate ways of challenging the student (not forceful, let the language come to you, not doing the work for the student) - all in all, it's about finding the right pace as well as the right (online) sources, while safeguarding the fun.

As a teacher of German, Dutch and English, I have taught students of all ages and all levels. I hope to prove to you that to learn your language of choice can be an amazing and eye-opening journey - not the tough, hard work you might expect!


Education

University of Amsterdam
Communication, German
University of Amsterdam
Masters
Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: In light of schools being closed, I am offering 25% off online lessons to my new students.
  • Background check passed on 8/15/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Painting

Painting

I learned hand drawing and technical drawing at Technical University Delft in The Netherlands. From on I have drawn and painted mostly city scapes.

Corporate Training

Dutch,

Dutch

Dutch is my mother tongue. I have taught Dutch successfully - in Germany, both privately and in small groups of four, and in the Netherlands, in groups of 30 students for one semester.
German,

German

I am qualified to teach German as I obtained a BA in German as well as an M.Ed. in teaching German from University of Amsterdam, in 2008 and 2009 respectively. I subsequently taught in 6 Dutch middle/high schools and have taught many individuals and groups over the course of 9 years (2005-2014).
ESL/ESOL

English

ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

Dutch,

Dutch

Dutch is my mother tongue. I have taught Dutch successfully - in Germany, both privately and in small groups of four, and in the Netherlands, in groups of 30 students for one semester.
ESL/ESOL

Language

Dutch,

Dutch

Dutch is my mother tongue. I have taught Dutch successfully - in Germany, both privately and in small groups of four, and in the Netherlands, in groups of 30 students for one semester.
German,

German

I am qualified to teach German as I obtained a BA in German as well as an M.Ed. in teaching German from University of Amsterdam, in 2008 and 2009 respectively. I subsequently taught in 6 Dutch middle/high schools and have taught many individuals and groups over the course of 9 years (2005-2014).
ESL/ESOL

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ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

Psychology

Summer

German,

German

I am qualified to teach German as I obtained a BA in German as well as an M.Ed. in teaching German from University of Amsterdam, in 2008 and 2009 respectively. I subsequently taught in 6 Dutch middle/high schools and have taught many individuals and groups over the course of 9 years (2005-2014).
ESL/ESOL

Examples of Expertise


Peter has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great Intermediate Dutch Teacher

If you're like me, you know what it's like to get stuck in intermediate Dutch. All the language-learning tools seem to be for beginners. I finally decided to seek professional help from a native-speaker, and now I have been meeting with Peter once a week for a couple of months. After years of having an inaccessible vocabulary and a faint understanding of the language, I am finally feeling it click thanks to these lessons. Peter is knowledgeable of all the common hang-ups and misunderstandings that students of Dutch face and has cleared up confusions I've had for years. More importantly, he's incredibly flexible and creative with what he teaches me. I'm not in school, and therefore I don't have weekly homework. Peter has really risen to the occasion each week to create something like a lesson plan, and he takes my feedback very well. I could not have been more fortunate in finding a teacher.

Abby, 16 lessons with Peter

Helpful and Patient Tutor

I started my dutch lessons with no knowledge of dutch whatsoever, but Peter helped me to learn quickly and sent me many resources to support my learning. He was very patient with me even though I butchered a lot of the pronunciations at first. Would definitely suggest him as a tutor :)

Audrey, 24 lessons with Peter

Good knowledge about the English language

Before the lessen I receiver several papers to read. In the lesson we talked about the subjects in these papers. A very goid way to learn and a pleasant way of teaching by a good teacher!

A, 7 lessons with Peter

Patient and multilingual

Peter is the perfect tutor for me. He is fluent in English Dutch and German. I'm trying to learn Dutch as a complete beginner so having someone who can help me remember new words when they are more similar to German than to English is enormously helpful. I also like to focus on improving my pronunciation to have as little of an accent as possible and Peter is helping me with that as well.

Richard, 46 lessons with Peter

highly recommend

Peter was quick to understand where my son was currently and immediately took action on a plan to move forward. Great teacher!!

Kimberly, 7 lessons with Peter

Peter is the best!

I wanted a tutor who would speak to me in German and who would force me to speak German to him. Peter strikes me as a very patient teacher - knowledgeable about many topics. He also has a good sense of humor. I recommend him highly.

Larry, 40 lessons with Peter

Authentic and patient teacher

Peter understands the importance of immersion when learning a new language and strives to make lessons as fully immersive as possible. He directed me to numerous resources for practice outside our lessons, including reading (both textbooks and material made for native speakers, etc), writing and listening. He tailored lessons to specific travel goals and was able to explain and demonstrate the differences between Dutch, Flemish, and Antwerp dialects. Highly recommend!

Hallie, 3 lessons with Peter
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