Over 50 tutoring hours

William G.

Charlotte, NC

$50/hour

For Reading, Writing, Speaking, Editing of English or German

Background check passed as of 12/28/15
4.9 average from 21 ratings
Very Thorough
— Casey, Waxhaw, NC on 8/19/14

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Northwestern University
German
University of California, Berkeley
Master's
University of Illinois at Chicago
MBA

Education

Northwestern University (German)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

University of Illinois at Chicago (MBA)

About William

A trial session is a good way for us to check the fit and discuss a plan for you to meet your goals. I enjoy personal contact with motivated learners! Fee adjustment can be discussed. Let's explore!

I read, write and speak German fluently and adapt my tutoring methods and materials to the goals of the student. As an editor and published author of American fiction, I can help you with English or German.

Preparation: three years of high school German, a BA and MA in German Language & Literature & Linguistics, including 18 months study in Germany; six years of college teaching; seven years of residence in Germany; 11 years of residence in French-speaking Switzerland.

My most recent classroom teaching assignment was German I at Roosevelt University in Chicago in 2009 (also taught elsewhere as a university German instructor for five years).

I worked in Germany in 1991-93 for a German firm and have continued as a freelance translator since then -- including six years with the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization in French-speaking Geneva, Switzerland and for Langenscheidt Online Translation Services and numerous other agencies in Germany.

German language and culture have always played a role in my life since most of my grandparents emigrated from different German-speaking areas. That exposure prompted me to learn more German in high school and continue on through a Master's degree at the University of California in Berkeley with a year of undergraduate study in Germany.

I am especially delighted that my grandchildren show an interest in learning German.
A trial session is a good way for us to check the fit and discuss a plan for you to meet your goals. I enjoy personal contact with motivated learners! Fee adjustment can be discussed. Let's explore!

I read, write and speak German fluently and adapt my tutoring methods and materials
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Charlotte, NC 28210
Background Check: Passed

"Very Thorough"

- Casey, Waxhaw, NC on 8/19/14

"Great teacher."

- Sam, Durham, NC on 7/11/15

"Thoughtful and adjusts lessons to multiple proficiency levels"

- Joshua, Chicago, IL on 4/15/14

"An excellent German tutor."

- Paul, Winnetka, IL on 3/15/14

"Very engaging tutor"

- Kaethe, Evanston, IL on 2/7/14

"Flexible with teaching style!"

- Lauren, Chicago, IL on 1/27/14
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, German
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading

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English

I have fifteen years of experience editing English materials, excellent knowledge of English grammar and structure, and enjoy finding materials to work with motivated learners.

Grammar

I have twenty-five years of experience editing a wide variety of material in English from technical, to financial, to marketing and fiction.

Reading

My work editing English and translating into English over the past twenty years have required a high level of reading and writing skills which I continue to use daily.

Writing

Working with motivated learners is always a pleasure!

In addition to language teaching, my experience includes extensive writing and editing work the last twenty years.
I have just published a first collection of short stories on Amazon.

Northwestern University
German
University of California, Berkeley
Master's
University of Illinois at Chicago
MBA

Education

Northwestern University (German)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

University of Illinois at Chicago (MBA)

Very Thorough — I've studied with William now for over a month and very pleased with his preparation and dedication towards teaching. I'm a beginner German language student, and William has helped me focus on the fundamentals of the language (pronunciation, grammar, etc.) in order for me to be able to maximize my self-study growth. He also brings creative learning tools and material to each lesson which helps the ...

— Casey, Waxhaw, NC on 8/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 15 miles of Charlotte, NC 28210.