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Jacob S.

Former UCI Instructor with 7+ Years Tutoring Experience

Former UCI Instructor with 7+ Years Tutoring Experience

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  • 277 hours tutoring

About Jacob


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My name is Jacob. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a degree in both Spanish and German before moving on to graduate school in German at the University of California Irvine, where I got my Master's Degree. In undergrad, I served for years in the Tutoring Center on campus, helping students in all levels of Spanish and German. At UCI, I was given control of my own beginner and intermediate German classes, and got to teach students the first six quarters...

My name is Jacob. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a degree in both Spanish and German before moving on to graduate school in German at the University of California Irvine, where I got my Master's Degree. In undergrad, I served for years in the Tutoring Center on campus, helping students in all levels of Spanish and German. At UCI, I was given control of my own beginner and intermediate German classes, and got to teach students the first six quarters (two years) of university German. Teaching is a lot of fun, but the best part of it was always the weekly Kaffeestunde (German conversation hour) and my own office hours, because I got to work with the students one on one.
Tutoring has always been a passion of mine because I really love my subject. I love the complexities of German grammar, but I know very well how frustrating it can be for students when they hit a wall. Not everyone will love the language like I do--and that's ok!--but helping students get through the hard parts, and sharing the fun parts with them is a joy. My goal in any tutoring relationship is to help the student reach their goals, whether it be passing a course or preparing for a year in Germany.

In my coursework at UCI, I was blessed to be able to take pedagogy courses that looked closely at the psychology of language acquisition and was able to work closely with pre-eminent scholars of applied linguistics to learn to teach effectively. I completed multiple language teaching workshops, including the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) funded German Language Teaching Methodology workshop and UCI's own Humanities Pedagogical Certificate. I've been studying the language since high school, and before the pandemic, regularly visited and lived in Germany.

I'm always ready to discuss how I can be the most help possible to you! Write me with any questions and we'll see if we make a good match!


Education

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
German and Spanish
University of California, Irvine
Masters

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German

German

I hold a Master's in German from the University of California, Irvine following my Bachelor's in the subject from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. My language proficiency was certified as C1 or higher in 2017 by the Herder Institut in Leipzig and have taught University German since. My training at the University of California included pedagogical courses focused on the cutting edge of language acquisition.

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German

German

I hold a Master's in German from the University of California, Irvine following my Bachelor's in the subject from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. My language proficiency was certified as C1 or higher in 2017 by the Herder Institut in Leipzig and have taught University German since. My training at the University of California included pedagogical courses focused on the cutting edge of language acquisition.

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German

German

I hold a Master's in German from the University of California, Irvine following my Bachelor's in the subject from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. My language proficiency was certified as C1 or higher in 2017 by the Herder Institut in Leipzig and have taught University German since. My training at the University of California included pedagogical courses focused on the cutting edge of language acquisition.

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Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Jacob is a Awesome tutor and alway has a plan and is prepared. He is also insanely funny. He knows what to teach when. and how to teach it. Overall, he is amazing

Faye, 29 lessons with Jacob

Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Jacob is a Awesome tutor and alway has a plan and is prepared. He is also insanely funny. He knows what to teach when. and how to teach it. Overall, he is amazing

Faye, 29 lessons with Jacob
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$40/hour

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Response time: 19 minutes