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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 52 ratings
Excellent tutor/instructor! Knowledgeable, patient, and very personable
— Diane, Wayzata, MN on 6/9/17

$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

"Excellent tutor/instructor! Knowledgeable, patient, and very personable"

- Diane, Wayzata, MN on 6/9/17
Brigitte replied on 6/12/2017

Thank you Diane! I really enjoy the lessons.

"Connects well with her students."

- Pauline, Minneapolis, MN on 11/22/13
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
SAT Reading,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

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)

Excellent tutor/instructor! Knowledgeable, patient, and very personable

Conversational German Language. All aspects of German language: grammar, pronunciation, translation, writing, and everything needed to fluently communicate in the German language. Brigitte is a great tutor/instructor and hope to continue lessons in the coming weeks.

— Diane, Wayzata, MN on 6/9/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

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