I am a masters student in Classics at the University of Chicago. I did my undergraduate degrees at UC Berkeley with a double major in Philosophy and German. University of Chicago and UC Berkeley are 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,...
I am a masters student in Classics at the University of Chicago. I did my undergraduate degrees at UC Berkeley with a double major in Philosophy and German. University of Chicago and UC Berkeley are 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.
Brian has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 36 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Exquisite Instruction and Remarkable Background
This individual does an exemplary job explaining intricate concepts in a brief amount of time. I was quite impressed with both the presentation style and command of the material. The best option for many subjects.Dan, 7 lessons with Brian
Very organized and helpful
Brian is very structured and understands the mechanics of language, which really helps when relating concepts. He's also very organized and is focused on mastering the basics, which I appreciate. I look forward to working with Brian in the future.Thomas, 38 lessons with Brian
Really knows languages and linguistics! Clearly explains all the topics in depth, and has a broad base of knowledge to fall back upon. Brian was also very prepared with materials for the call.Aakash, 7 lessons with Brian
Great German Review
Brian truly cares if his students grasp the material and will take as much time as needed to make sure his students grasp the material. Couldn't ask for a better German tutor.Nathan, 19 lessons with Brian
...he's that guy in class that's REALLY into it
He always has a plan, and repeats bits from the last couple of lessons. I don't have too much time to study between sessions, but I can tell I am making progress! :)Gina, 54 lessons with Brian
Brian is geared up and ready to go every lesson. He is patient and breaks down words from the history of them to the pronounciation. Highly recommend anyone to Brian who is wanting to excel in a new language!Zach, 48 lessons with Brian
Very Knowledgeable and structured
Only one lesson under the belt for German I like structure and break down of the language as to how sentences are formed and important grammatical notes Brian teaches.Reggie, 6 lessons with Brian
Knowledgeable & patient tutor
Brian is the bomb.com!! Lol. Super cool, patient and extremely knowledgeable of the German and English language! He made it so much easier for me to understand the basics. Looking forward to my next sessionBrandi, 1 lesson with Brian
Brian is rad
Brian is a patient and encouraging teacher! He pushes you when you need a push and is great at breaking down and explaining details. I'm really enjoying these lessons and can't wait to work hard and progress my German.Lucy, 18 lessons with Brian
Brian was quite helpful reviewing things I've forgotten, pronunciation and cases. I will definitely take more lessons with him. Great tutor with individualized lessons.Megan, 17 lessons with Brian