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Brigitte K.

Minneapolis, MN

$40/hour

Native German and ESL Tutor with a Master's degree in Education

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 33 ratings
Connects well with her students.
— Pauline, Minneapolis, MN on 11/22/13

$40/Hour


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Carleton College
Economics
Miami University
Master's

Education

Carleton College (Economics)

Miami University (Master's)

About Brigitte

I am a native German speaker with a Masters Degree in Education. I have many years of teaching experience in German and ESL.

I am a skilled and fun German tutor. In my opinion, being a native speaker is a minimum requirement for a good German tutor. However, I also believe that just being a native speaker does not mean you are also a good teacher. For that, you need teaching skills. I offer both, as I also have a Master's degree in Education. Furthermore, I have many years of hands-on experience teaching German both to individuals and groups. I have even designed and taught my own German course. I also believe that teaching a foreign language must be mostly immersion focused! Individualization is also key. Finally, I make the lessons fun and use lots of visuals, role-playing, and games.

I am also available to tutor ESL. Having once been an ESL learner myself, I have a lot of empathy and a clear understanding of the challenges involved in learning English as a second language. Once again, I utilize the immersion method, role playing, and games.

I look forward in helping you achieve your goals. I love to teach and am totally committed to giving you my best.
I am a native German speaker with a Masters Degree in Education. I have many years of teaching experience in German and ESL.

I am a skilled and fun German tutor. In my opinion, being a native speaker is a minimum requirement for a good German tutor. However, I also believe that just being a native speaker does not mean you are also a
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55438
In-person lessons

"Connects well with her students."

- Pauline, Minneapolis, MN on 11/22/13
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
SAT Reading,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German,
TOEFL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I have a BA and MAT and am thus highly educated. Also, I helped my son in his ACT preparations and he received a score of 35.

ACT Reading

My educational background (BA and MAT) give me the skills necessary to tutor this subject. Also, I helped my son with his test preparations and he received a score of 35.

English

I have a BA and MAT from Carleton College and Miami University respectively.

ESL/ESOL

I was a ESL learner when I first moved from this country from Germany. I know which methods work and which don't. Also, I have experience teaching ELS.

German

I am a native German speaker who was born in Austria and lived in Germany. I have also taught and tutored German for many years, both in a group setting and to individuals. I have a master's degree in education.

Grammar

Having learned English as a foreign language, I am very well versed in English grammar. My educational achievements of a BA and MAT also prove this.

Literature

I took a lot of literature classes in college and reading is still my biggest hobby.

Proofreading

My educational background (BA from Carleton College in Economics and a MAT in Education from Miami University in Ohio) and my experience managing websites have given me excellent proofreading skills.

Reading

I have a BA in Economics from Carleton College and a MAT in Education from Miami University in Oxford, OH. I am an avid reader of literary fiction and non-fiction books.

SAT Reading

I am qualified to teach this subject because of my educational background and experience as a high school teacher.

Social Studies

I have a BA in Economics from Carleton College in Northfield, MN and an MAT in Secondary Education of Social Studies from Miami University in Oxford, OH. I taught high school in OH for a year in Social Studies.

Spelling

I have a BA in Economics from Carleton College and a MAT in Education from Miami University in Oxford, OH. I am an avid reader, which helps develop one's vocabulary.

Study Skills

I have successfully earned a BA and an MAT. I have been a high school teacher and have excellent study skills and the means to teach them to others.
The following are some of the things I cover when tutoring study skills:

How to take notes in class;
How do you know what is important, and what is not?;
How to study for a test;
How to take a multiple choice test vs. a T/F test vs. an essay test;
Study tips for math subjects vs. Language arts, reading, memorization;
How to take a standardized tests (MCA, CALT, ACT, etc.);
How to organize your study time and how to use a calendar.

TOEFL

As a native German, I had to take the TOEFL exam in order to gain acceptance to college. I thus am not only familiar with the exam, but with the best ways to prepare for successfully passing it.

Vocabulary

I have a BA in Economics from Carleton College and a MAT from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Writing

I have a BA from Carleton College in Economics and a MAT from Miami University in Ohio.

Carleton College
Economics
Miami University
Master's

Education

Carleton College (Economics)

Miami University (Master's)

Connects well with her students.

My teenager son connected right away with Brigitte. At the end of the first session, my son told me she is great and she is the kind of help that he needed.

— Pauline, Minneapolis, MN on 11/22/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brigitte will travel within 12 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55438.