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Jeannie S.

Evanston, IL

$60/hour

30 years of experience making German fun!

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/15/15
4.9 average from 55 ratings
Enthusiastic, personable, proactive, and focused teacher
— Ken, Winnetka, IL on 1/6/16

$60/Hour


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Indiana University-Bloomington
Germanic Studies
Purdue University, West Lafayette
Master's
Purdue University, West Lafayette
PhD

Education

Indiana University-Bloomington (Germanic Studies)

Purdue University, West Lafayette (Master's)

Purdue University, West Lafayette (PhD)

About Jeannie

I was born in America to a German family that no longer spoke German. I learned it in school, and loved it so much that I earned a Ph.D. in it. I've learned other languages as well, and I continue to learn more about German and other languages because it is a rollicking adventure! As someone who did not growing up speaking German, I have approached this quest from the outside and worked my way in, and I know how to guide others on this journey. In my professional life, I have taught German grades 1 through 12 as well as university level and adult continuing education. I have worked on textbooks, translated all sorts of documents, worked as a cultural consultant in international business, and more. German language and culture are real to me, even as I live and work in America.

My tutoring methods are eclectic, tailored to the learner. Since some learners are more visually oriented and others respond better to auditory input, I supplement the learner's materials with realia (actual items in German, whether printed or recorded) appropriate to the learner's level and interests.
I was born in America to a German family that no longer spoke German. I learned it in school, and loved it so much that I earned a Ph.D. in it. I've learned other languages as well, and I continue to learn more about German and other languages because it is a rollicking adventure! As someone who did not growing up speaking German, I have Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Evanston, IL 60202
Background Check: Passed

"Enthusiastic, personable, proactive, and focused teacher"

- Ken, Winnetka, IL on 1/6/16
Jeannie replied on 1/6/2016

Thank you, Ken! I guess it shows that I love my work, and I love working with students who love to learn. I deeply appreciate your feedback.

"Excellent tutor for our kids"

- Mike, Winnetka, IL on 7/29/16

"Learning so much!"

- Jane, Arlington Heights, IL on 6/21/16
Language:
German

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German

* Experience with individual and small group instruction for general language skills and more targeted uses, such as business and business travel, reading knowledge, and music.
* Available both online and in person (within my travel range), incorporating multimedia into all sessions.
* Have taught and tutored at all levels from elementary school through to graduate-level study.

Indiana University-Bloomington
Germanic Studies
Purdue University, West Lafayette
Master's
Purdue University, West Lafayette
PhD

Education

Indiana University-Bloomington (Germanic Studies)

Purdue University, West Lafayette (Master's)

Purdue University, West Lafayette (PhD)

Enthusiastic, personable, proactive, and focused teacher

A natural teacher, with a deep knowledge and understanding of the German language, its structure, syntax, grammar, and idioms. I've had a number of excellent language teachers over the years in Spanish and German, but none better than Jeannie.

— Ken, Winnetka, IL on 1/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeannie will travel within 10 miles of Evanston, IL 60202.