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Dorothee B.

Efficient German Tutor + Native Speaker: HS, College, Business

Efficient German Tutor + Native Speaker: HS, College, Business

$55/hour

  • 127 hours tutoring

  • Bethesda, MD 20817

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. I believe there is no such thing as being bad at languages. It's rather that there are many ways to teach a language the wrong way. In my classes German is comprehensive, fun and yet straightforward. I like to find ways that make learning German easier, more simple, and time-efficient.
Many students lose interest in learning a language because of a cookie cutter approach. Here, it's...

I love teaching because I constantly see how students thrive if they have the right tools to learn German. I believe there is no such thing as being bad at languages. It's rather that there are many ways to teach a language the wrong way. In my classes German is comprehensive, fun and yet straightforward. I like to find ways that make learning German easier, more simple, and time-efficient.
Many students lose interest in learning a language because of a cookie cutter approach. Here, it's the opposite; classes are very individual and carefully customized to the preferences, weaknesses, and strengths of my students.

German native speaker, studied Germanistik and German Literature at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, taught at Berlitz language school. Helped students to prepare for and pass their DSD I+ DSD II, Goethe German Language A1- C2 level exams, AP German Language and Culture exams, SAT German Subject exams. I successfully helped college students with essay writing and their thesis. I also helped executives to prepare for their business meetings in Germany and taught Business German for companies. In my classes I focus on many different elements of the German language and it’s always great to see when my students succeed, score a 5, are submitted at the college of their choice or enjoy traveling, studying, working and living in Germany.

I think the most important thing about learning a language is to be passionate about it. German is much more than syntax, grammar, and vocabulary. It has a lot to do with culture and ultimately opens doors to understanding people and communicating in the best possible and most successful way. Some students struggle because they think learning cases and declinations are rather boring. So, my approach is providing a better, individual tool to master German eventually. I sit down with a student and first of all try to figure out what kind of learning type he or she is and then use a proven strategy to make learning German fun, not stressful.
I help students prepare for their exams (i.e. AP, DSD I +II), refine college essays or have in-depth conversations in 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 them 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.

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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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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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Great tutor!

This was my first lesson with Dorothee and I absolutely loved it! She was patient, very thorough, and very encouraging. I am looking forward to my second session next week.

Yulia, 3 lessons with Dorothee

Phenomenal tutor

I’ve been working with Dorothee to perfect my German. I already speak German at the C1 level, so I requested she work with me on refining both my oral and written German. I have been impressed by the variety of exercises she uses to communicate specific grammar points. No two lessons are the same and I definitely feel myself making strides after only a few weeks of focused work. I highly recommend her as a tutor!

Kim, 30 lessons with Dorothee

Excellent teacher !

Highly skilled and knowledgeable who can understand what a student needs and structure accordingly. We strongly recommend her. She is fantastic and patient. She has deep knowledge of Germany.

Shehanaz, 18 lessons with Dorothee

Great German AP Exam Prep

My daughter's school does not offer a German AP year long course, so we are working with Dorothee to help prepare for the May 2019 exam. Dorothee is very familiar with what is needed and the differences between the various German language exams.

Robyn, 15 lessons with Dorothee

Friendly, Knowledgeable, and Patient Tutor

Dorothee is a friendly native German speaker who is patient and always willing to explain concepts. Dorothee is also good about customizing lessons to fit my individual German goals and learning style. I always enjoy my lessons with Dorothee!

Matt , 23 lessons with Dorothee
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$55/hour

Dorothee B.

$55/hour

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Response time: 3 hours