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Barbara W.

30 years as an Experienced, Certified Language Teacher

30 years as an Experienced, Certified Language Teacher

$40/hour

  • 415 hours tutoring

About Barbara


Bio

I have been a certified teacher for 30 years. I love the "ah ha" moment when students finally understand something, especially if they have struggled along the way. I use a wide variety of methods and tailor them to what works best for each individual student. My true love is teaching German and helping others have a positive experience when they go to Germany . I also enjoy teaching English to business professionals and their families because they have fascinating cultural experiences to...

I have been a certified teacher for 30 years. I love the "ah ha" moment when students finally understand something, especially if they have struggled along the way. I use a wide variety of methods and tailor them to what works best for each individual student. My true love is teaching German and helping others have a positive experience when they go to Germany . I also enjoy teaching English to business professionals and their families because they have fascinating cultural experiences to share as they improve their English.

I can help you to achieve your goals whether it's preparing for the German AP test or a trip to Germany, gaining confidence with American "small talk" or perfecting a business presentation.

In addition to being a native speaker of English, I have studied three languages myself and understand the joys and challenges of learning a new language.

As part of my undergraduate work I studied at the Universit├Ąt Augsburg. I am a member of the American Association of Teachers of German, I sing in a German mixed chorus, and I am a coordinator for a German teachers' conversation group.

My goal is to help you achieve yours. Contact me and we'll get started!


Education

Albion College
German
Wayne State University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Special pricing applies to small groups of 2-5 people.
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Farmington, MI 48334
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's Degree in teaching languages. I use a variety of methods to help my adult and young students improve their grammar, increase their vocabulary, and gain confidence in speaking. I work with students whose English skills range from very limited to very advanced.
German

German

I have been teaching German for 30 years. I have taught hundreds of students. I use my love of the German language and culture along with books, menus, and other items from Germany to help them succeed. I prepare my students to work or travel in Germany or just have fun learning a new language.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's Degree in teaching languages. I use a variety of methods to help my adult and young students improve their grammar, increase their vocabulary, and gain confidence in speaking. I work with students whose English skills range from very limited to very advanced.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's Degree in teaching languages. I use a variety of methods to help my adult and young students improve their grammar, increase their vocabulary, and gain confidence in speaking. I work with students whose English skills range from very limited to very advanced.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's Degree in teaching languages. I use a variety of methods to help my adult and young students improve their grammar, increase their vocabulary, and gain confidence in speaking. I work with students whose English skills range from very limited to very advanced.
German

German

I have been teaching German for 30 years. I have taught hundreds of students. I use my love of the German language and culture along with books, menus, and other items from Germany to help them succeed. I prepare my students to work or travel in Germany or just have fun learning a new language.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's Degree in teaching languages. I use a variety of methods to help my adult and young students improve their grammar, increase their vocabulary, and gain confidence in speaking. I work with students whose English skills range from very limited to very advanced.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's Degree in teaching languages. I use a variety of methods to help my adult and young students improve their grammar, increase their vocabulary, and gain confidence in speaking. I work with students whose English skills range from very limited to very advanced.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's Degree in teaching languages. I use a variety of methods to help my adult and young students improve their grammar, increase their vocabulary, and gain confidence in speaking. I work with students whose English skills range from very limited to very advanced.
German

German

I have been teaching German for 30 years. I have taught hundreds of students. I use my love of the German language and culture along with books, menus, and other items from Germany to help them succeed. I prepare my students to work or travel in Germany or just have fun learning a new language.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (56 ratings)
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Reviews


Learning more than language

My daughter is getting engaged to a German. Love how Barbara is teaching me more than vocabulary but about culture in an easy flowing, fun way!! It was great meeting her and she makes it enjoyable.

Laurie, 5 lessons with Barbara

1st time for our son- she was very personable, engaging and prepared

Barbara was very friendly and personable--she and my son reviewed for an upcoming quiz and she worked on an assessment of what to work on! I'm thrilled to have her experience and skill set to help support our son in his German studies!

Michelle, 6 lessons with Barbara

Excellent German tutor

Barbara is an experienced teacher who uses many techniques to reinforce the lessons in the book. She has used conversations, rhymes, games, and math problems to help us learn the language. She supplements the book with helpful handouts. She shares some of her experiences living and traveling in Germany to teach us about German culture. She tailors the lessons to our needs and our pace.

Barb, 27 lessons with Barbara

Great tutor!

Our recent lesson revolved our cultural discussion rather than normal language skills as she helped prepare me for a German delegation visit. I appreciated her wanting to help me with the upcoming meeting.

Dean, 129 lessons with Barbara

$40/hour

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Barbara W.

$40/hour

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