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Whitney S.

Kansas City, MO

$40/hour

German and English Tutor

5.0 average from 3 ratings

$40/Hour


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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oregon State University
Journalism, German
Salzburg College
Other

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oregon State University (Journalism, German)

Salzburg College (Other)

About Whitney

Hello and Guten Tag! My name is Whitney and I am a fluent German speaker and a native English speaker. I have over 15 years tutoring experience and I would love to help you to improve your German or English speaking and writing skills. I have two Bachelor's degrees - one in German and one in Journalism. I lived and worked in Germany and Austria for two and a half years and my family and I go back to both countries regularly. I enjoy tutoring German and English because it is always exciting to help a language "click" with a student. Languages are like puzzles and once a student figures out the patterns of a language it becomes a fun game. I would love to help you solve the puzzle!

I originally taught German at two well-known language schools for a total 4 years, then branched out on my own and have been tutoring German independently for the last 10 years. Even though I am fluent, I am also back in school getting my post-baccalaureate in German. I have also lived and worked in Germany and Austria, so I can help with cultural questions, as needed.

My teaching style involves helping the student to improve both their writing and speaking skills. This involves a combination slogging through the grammar, but also helping the students with their conversational style. Both are important, especially if the student is interested in traveling, living or working in a German-speaking country. I do not feed my students answers, but make them work to find the answers themselves through gentle suggestion if they are stuck. Because I am not a native speaker, I feel I have an advantage because I can explain German to others from an outsider's perspective, which many have found helpful.

I am native English speaker and have been tutoring English to non-native speaking adults and students for the past 15 years. I love the English language and enjoy helping students get through the nitty gritty details. Grammar and punctuation are my favorites, as well as pronunciation.

Many of my past students have complimented me on being able to explain why we as English speakers say something a certain way or why grammar is structured a certain way. Because I am also fluent in German and proficient in French, I am able to look at English from a foreign-language perspective, as well. I like learning about my students' cultures and try and apply their culture to what we are learning to help them make a connection.

Feedback from students is very important to me, as I am constantly trying to improve my technique and learn, just as the students are. So please let me know when I am doing something well or need to improve on a technique.

I have a 5-hour cancellation policy that I strictly enforce, but will happily set up make-up lessons.

I am a patient yet enthusiastic tutor who loves languages and I look forward to hearing from you! Danke and thanks!
Hello and Guten Tag! My name is Whitney and I am a fluent German speaker and a native English speaker. I have over 15 years tutoring experience and I would love to help you to improve your German or English speaking and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Kansas City, MO 64112
Language:
German

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German

I am fluent in German and have tutored German for over 15 years. My fluency comes primarily from living, working in and traveling through Germany and Austria. I am also currently getting my post-baccalaureate degree in German to upgrade my credentials.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oregon State University
Journalism, German
Salzburg College
Other

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oregon State University (Journalism, German)

Salzburg College (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Whitney will travel within 15 miles of Kansas City, MO 64112.