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Dorothee B.

Certified Exam Prep. Tutor + Native Speaker: HS, College, Business

Certified Exam Prep. Tutor + Native Speaker: HS, College, Business

$60/hour

  • 720 hours tutoring

About Dorothee


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I love teaching because I constantly see how students thrive if they have the right tools to learn German. In my classes German is comprehensive, fun, and yet straightforward. I like to find ways that make learning German easier, and more time-efficient.
Many students lose interest in learning a language because of a cookie cutter approach. Here, it's the opposite; lessons are very individual and carefully customized to the preferences, weaknesses, and strengths of my students.

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I love teaching because I constantly see how students thrive if they have the right tools to learn German. In my classes German is comprehensive, fun, and yet straightforward. I like to find ways that make learning German easier, and more time-efficient.
Many students lose interest in learning a language because of a cookie cutter approach. Here, it's the opposite; lessons are very individual and carefully customized to the preferences, weaknesses, and strengths of my students.

Native German speaker, studied Germanistik at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, taught at Green Hedges School, VA., Berlitz School, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Students: Every year I teach a group of students to prepare for and successfully pass their AP German Language and Culture exams, German CLEP Exams, DSD I+ DSD II exams, A1- C2 level exams (i.e. Goethe Institut). Here, I focus on reading and listening comprehension, speaking, cultural comparison essays, grammar, vocabulary and more. We will go over sample tests and specific worksheets that help.
It’s always great to see when my students succeed, score a 5, are admitted to the college of their choice, or enjoy traveling, studying, working, and living in Germany.

Business: I teach German to business executives, attorneys, physicians, and diplomats focusing on industry jargon and business German.
Another special field is preparing business people for their trip to Germany and helping them to write documents or reports and negotiate business-related matters in German.

My goal is to help my students succeed in many different ways.


Education

Free Univerity Berlin
Masters
Ludwig Maximilian University Munich Germany
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Corporate Training

German

German

I have been teaching high school and college students as well as business people for more than 20 years: I helped students pass AP German exams, SAT subject tests, DSD I+II, German proficiency and placement tests. I have also helped business people with contracts, negotiations in German and much more.

Language

German

German

I have been teaching high school and college students as well as business people for more than 20 years: I helped students pass AP German exams, SAT subject tests, DSD I+II, German proficiency and placement tests. I have also helped business people with contracts, negotiations in German and much more.

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German

German

I have been teaching high school and college students as well as business people for more than 20 years: I helped students pass AP German exams, SAT subject tests, DSD I+II, German proficiency and placement tests. I have also helped business people with contracts, negotiations in German and much more.

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

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Good preparation for AP German exam!

Dorothee was super helpful and kind, and helped me feel prepared for the AP German exam! I had weekly lessons with her for 1.5 months, and she gave me helpful tips and introduced me to the structure of the exam. That way I felt familiar with all of the elements during the actual exam, and I was able to improve my speaking and writing. Thank you, Dorothee, I really enjoyed the lessons!

Wendela, 10 lessons with Dorothee

First lesson

Dorothee did a masterful job in finding out my strengths and weaknesses in speaking and understanding German. She is a fun and patient teacher. I expect to enjoy more sessions with her.

Mary, 7 lessons with Dorothee

Knowledgeable and Patient German Tutor

Dorothee works very well with our teenage son. He had never taken German before so it was all new to him. She explains grammar clearly and logically. She’s patient and encouraging. He loves the language so we’re very thankful for her tutoring.

Siobhan , 30 lessons with Dorothee

Excellent!

I am learning the cases in German and today I practiced the Genetiv. The lessons are interesting and challenging. I am definitely learning alot with Dorothee. Thank you!

Rose, 12 lessons with Dorothee

Excellent!

I am learning the cases in German and today I practiced the Genetiv. The lessons are interesting and challenging. I am definitely learning alot with Dorothee. Thank you!

Rose, 12 lessons with Dorothee

Excellent!

I enjoyed our conversation today discussing vacations, travel and current events. The lessons are interesting and challenging. I am definitely learning alot with Dorothee. Thank you!

Rose, 12 lessons with Dorothee

Excellent!

I enjoyed reading and discussing the German article about the Elbphilharmonie. The lessons are interesting and challenging. I am definitely learning alot with Dorothee. Thank you!

Rose, 12 lessons with Dorothee

Excellent!

I enjoyed reading and discussing the German article about the Elbphilharmonie. The lessons are interesting and challenging. I am definitely learning alot with Dorothee. Thank you!

Rose, 12 lessons with Dorothee

A fantastic teacher

I have only started working with Dorothee, but I am very impressed with her knowledge and manner of teaching. I am confident that I will learn much with her help.

Douglas, 3 lessons with Dorothee
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$60/hour

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Response time: 19 minutes