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Beate P.

Multi-lingual native German-speaker

Multi-lingual native German-speaker

$45/hour

  • 632 hours tutoring

  • Fredericksburg, VA 22407

About Beate


Bio

Native German-speaker, who is fluent in German, English, French and Greek on a post-graduate level. I graduated with a double major in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens (Greece), obtained an additional diploma in German from the same university, and a Masters of Education from the University of Mary Washington. As a classical archaeologist, I have knowledge of Latin (7 years) and Ancient Greek (4 years), with extensive teaching/tutoring experience.

I lived and studied...

Native German-speaker, who is fluent in German, English, French and Greek on a post-graduate level. I graduated with a double major in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens (Greece), obtained an additional diploma in German from the same university, and a Masters of Education from the University of Mary Washington. As a classical archaeologist, I have knowledge of Latin (7 years) and Ancient Greek (4 years), with extensive teaching/tutoring experience.

I lived and studied for 10 years in Greece where I worked simultaneously as a German teacher at two private schools and as a simultaneous interpreter for German, Greek and English and privately tutored dozens of students from age 5-50. Student language requirements ranged from Kindergarten immersion to professors prepping for an academic year in Germany. While living in Europe, I spent most summers at archaeological digs in Cyprus and the Middle East. After my move to the U.S., I worked for the Greek Department of the Foreign Service Institute. I then lived in franco-phone Mauritania (West Africa) where I briefly taught English at the French High School and established a German program in collaboration with the German Embassy at the French College Ecole Nationale d'Administration. I also organized an interpreting service for French and English for a U.S. Peace Corps conference.

Back in the States, I taught real estate pre-licensing courses for the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors and several brokerage firms. After moving to Virginia, I decided to bring my educational requirements up-to-date and obtained another Masters degree (Education) from the University of Mary Washington in Stafford. Since then, I have taught German in public schools in three Virginia counties. I am proficient in instructional technology, including desktop publishing, web authoring and telecommunications.


Education

Athens University (Greece)
History Archaeology German
Graduate Realtor Institute
Other
University of Mary Washington (UMW)
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: $55/60 min. class at your home (20 mile radius) $45/60 min. class at my home. Group rates negotiable. $65/60 min. class at your home (20-30 mile radius)
  • Travel policy: Within 35 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22407
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/14/2014

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have made more Powerpoint presentations in my life than I can count and have taught multitudes of students how to create one for special class projects. I consider myself to be an expert.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have taken a class in instructional technology that requires a professional level of Microsoft Word and I use the program with most of its tabs and features on a daily basis. I have successfully explained many features to both adults and students in a public school setting so many times that I consider myself to be an expert.

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have made more Powerpoint presentations in my life than I can count and have taught multitudes of students how to create one for special class projects. I consider myself to be an expert.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have taken a class in instructional technology that requires a professional level of Microsoft Word and I use the program with most of its tabs and features on a daily basis. I have successfully explained many features to both adults and students in a public school setting so many times that I consider myself to be an expert.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

During my Master's of Education classes, I took TESL 514 and TESL 530. I am fluent in four languages (English, German, French, and Greek) and have basic reading, writing or speaking skills in several other languages (Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew). In addition to my linguistic abilities, having lived in four continents and having traveled to dozens of countries gives me a very broad and diverse cultural background.
French,

French

I have studied French for six years and while growing up in Europe, spent several weeks each year either in France (Normandie, Bretagne, Paris) or Switzerland (Valais, Chamonix), including one summer in a French program of the Paul Valery University in Montpellier (Languedoc/Roussillion). I also lived two years in francophone West-Africa (Nouakchott, Mauritania).
German,

German

A native German speaker, I graduated from a high school in Germany and studied German as a Foreign Language at Athens University in Greece graduating as valedictorian of my class. I teach all levels of German, from middle school to academic/corporate level. In addition to tutoring, I have taught students of all ages with very diverse backgrounds in Europe, Africa and America, in public and private schools as well as college level. My first degree being in History and Archaeology where knowledge of ancient and modern languages constitutes a prerequisite, my forte lies not only in theoretical, descriptive, and applied linguistics, but also in culture, history, and the arts.
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is the framework of language that keeps the entire structure intact. I can help you look behind the words to discover the structure, be it in English, German, French, Latin or Greek. I can also help with syntax and parsing.
Greek,

Greek

I graduated from Athens University (ΕΚΠΑ) with degrees in History/Archaeology and in German (where I was valedictorian of my class). My Greek language skills are fluent at a casual and post-graduate academic level, with a focus on education, history, archaeology, culture and linguistics, providing a wide range of expertise and decades of teaching experience.
Latin,

Latin

Education/Qualifications: - Linguistics: Latin and other Ancient Languages - Culture: European Degree in Archaeology and History Experience: - Teaching: High School & College-level Latin - Practical: Hands-on practice in the field deciphering inscriptions as an Archaeologist - Linguistics: my multi-lingual experience provides deeper insight into influence of Latin (vocab, grammar, syntax) onto other languages
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have made more Powerpoint presentations in my life than I can count and have taught multitudes of students how to create one for special class projects. I consider myself to be an expert.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I have taken a class in instructional technology that requires a professional level of Microsoft Word and I use the program with most of its tabs and features on a daily basis. I have successfully explained many features to both adults and students in a public school setting so many times that I consider myself to be an expert.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is the framework of language that keeps the entire structure intact. I can help you look behind the words to discover the structure, be it in English, German, French, Latin or Greek. I can also help with syntax and parsing.
Reading,

Reading

I consider myself an expert in reading, having taken a graduate course in content area reading while reading for information in more than four languages myself. There are techniques one can use to conquer a text on many different levels, and I love to teach these techniques and then help you practice them until they become second nature.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a masters in education K-12. These studies included classes in study skills. Most of my students in languages, social studies, and test prep require help with study skills as well as just switching to a different perspective or technique in order to understand the material, regardless of subject. I have been providing these types of lessons for over 25 years.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Considering the fact that the English language draws heavily from Latin, French, German, and Greek, you simply cannot do better than find a tutor who is also familiar with those languages. Once your child knows the origin of a word and/or observes patterns of spelling, it is much easier to make a connection and remember the word.

English

English,

English

Although not a native English speaker, I write and speak at post-graduate level. I feel that being multilingual provides me the broadest possible base for a rich vocabulary, especially in etymology as far as Latin, Greek, German, and French roots are concerned. I have excelled in all reading tests and love to explain grammar and syntax. I do extremely well with visual-spatial learners.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

During my Master's of Education classes, I took TESL 514 and TESL 530. I am fluent in four languages (English, German, French, and Greek) and have basic reading, writing or speaking skills in several other languages (Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew). In addition to my linguistic abilities, having lived in four continents and having traveled to dozens of countries gives me a very broad and diverse cultural background.
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is the framework of language that keeps the entire structure intact. I can help you look behind the words to discover the structure, be it in English, German, French, Latin or Greek. I can also help with syntax and parsing.
Reading,

Reading

I consider myself an expert in reading, having taken a graduate course in content area reading while reading for information in more than four languages myself. There are techniques one can use to conquer a text on many different levels, and I love to teach these techniques and then help you practice them until they become second nature.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I feel very comfortable teaching SAT Reading, since I score near perfect myself on all reading tests, including TOEFL and Praxis I and II. I love to share the most recent reading techniques with my students that I have since learned during my latest graduate studies.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I write at post-graduate level in multiple languages and feel very comfortable tutoring SAT Writing.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Considering the fact that the English language draws heavily from Latin, French, German, and Greek, you simply cannot do better than find a tutor who is also familiar with those languages. Once your child knows the origin of a word and/or observes patterns of spelling, it is much easier to make a connection and remember the word.

History

Classics,

Classics

I have studied Prehistoric, Classical and Byzantine Archaeology as well as Ancient, Medieval, Byzantine, and European History, History of Art, Linguistics, Latin, and Ancient Greek and Modern Greek, in addition to eight semesters of Philosophy at the University of Athens, Greece, and am fluent at a post-graduate level in English, German, Greek and French - a vital skill set to read international literature for global competitiveness.
European History,

European History

I am European and have a Master's degree in Archaeology and History from a European university.
Geography,

Geography

Being a global citizen, I have traveled to several dozen countries in four continents and lived in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.
World History

World History

I have a Masters degree in Archaeology and History. Through my extensive travels, multilingual skills, and international archaeological excavations I consider myself well versed in world history and local cultures on a hands-on level.

Homeschool

English,

English

Although not a native English speaker, I write and speak at post-graduate level. I feel that being multilingual provides me the broadest possible base for a rich vocabulary, especially in etymology as far as Latin, Greek, German, and French roots are concerned. I have excelled in all reading tests and love to explain grammar and syntax. I do extremely well with visual-spatial learners.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

During my Master's of Education classes, I took TESL 514 and TESL 530. I am fluent in four languages (English, German, French, and Greek) and have basic reading, writing or speaking skills in several other languages (Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew). In addition to my linguistic abilities, having lived in four continents and having traveled to dozens of countries gives me a very broad and diverse cultural background.
French,

French

I have studied French for six years and while growing up in Europe, spent several weeks each year either in France (Normandie, Bretagne, Paris) or Switzerland (Valais, Chamonix), including one summer in a French program of the Paul Valery University in Montpellier (Languedoc/Roussillion). I also lived two years in francophone West-Africa (Nouakchott, Mauritania).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I almost aced the Praxis I test in Math (Pre-Algebra level) and feel very comfortable tutoring on that level.
Reading,

Reading

I consider myself an expert in reading, having taken a graduate course in content area reading while reading for information in more than four languages myself. There are techniques one can use to conquer a text on many different levels, and I love to teach these techniques and then help you practice them until they become second nature.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I feel very comfortable teaching SAT Reading, since I score near perfect myself on all reading tests, including TOEFL and Praxis I and II. I love to share the most recent reading techniques with my students that I have since learned during my latest graduate studies.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a masters in education K-12. These studies included classes in study skills. Most of my students in languages, social studies, and test prep require help with study skills as well as just switching to a different perspective or technique in order to understand the material, regardless of subject. I have been providing these types of lessons for over 25 years.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

During my Master's of Education classes, I took TESL 514 and TESL 530. I am fluent in four languages (English, German, French, and Greek) and have basic reading, writing or speaking skills in several other languages (Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew). In addition to my linguistic abilities, having lived in four continents and having traveled to dozens of countries gives me a very broad and diverse cultural background.
French,

French

I have studied French for six years and while growing up in Europe, spent several weeks each year either in France (Normandie, Bretagne, Paris) or Switzerland (Valais, Chamonix), including one summer in a French program of the Paul Valery University in Montpellier (Languedoc/Roussillion). I also lived two years in francophone West-Africa (Nouakchott, Mauritania).
German,

German

A native German speaker, I graduated from a high school in Germany and studied German as a Foreign Language at Athens University in Greece graduating as valedictorian of my class. I teach all levels of German, from middle school to academic/corporate level. In addition to tutoring, I have taught students of all ages with very diverse backgrounds in Europe, Africa and America, in public and private schools as well as college level. My first degree being in History and Archaeology where knowledge of ancient and modern languages constitutes a prerequisite, my forte lies not only in theoretical, descriptive, and applied linguistics, but also in culture, history, and the arts.
Greek,

Greek

I graduated from Athens University (ΕΚΠΑ) with degrees in History/Archaeology and in German (where I was valedictorian of my class). My Greek language skills are fluent at a casual and post-graduate academic level, with a focus on education, history, archaeology, culture and linguistics, providing a wide range of expertise and decades of teaching experience.
Latin

Latin

Education/Qualifications: - Linguistics: Latin and other Ancient Languages - Culture: European Degree in Archaeology and History Experience: - Teaching: High School & College-level Latin - Practical: Hands-on practice in the field deciphering inscriptions as an Archaeologist - Linguistics: my multi-lingual experience provides deeper insight into influence of Latin (vocab, grammar, syntax) onto other languages

Math

Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I almost aced the Praxis I test in Math (Pre-Algebra level) and feel very comfortable tutoring on that level.

Most Popular

English,

English

Although not a native English speaker, I write and speak at post-graduate level. I feel that being multilingual provides me the broadest possible base for a rich vocabulary, especially in etymology as far as Latin, Greek, German, and French roots are concerned. I have excelled in all reading tests and love to explain grammar and syntax. I do extremely well with visual-spatial learners.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

During my Master's of Education classes, I took TESL 514 and TESL 530. I am fluent in four languages (English, German, French, and Greek) and have basic reading, writing or speaking skills in several other languages (Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew). In addition to my linguistic abilities, having lived in four continents and having traveled to dozens of countries gives me a very broad and diverse cultural background.
French,

French

I have studied French for six years and while growing up in Europe, spent several weeks each year either in France (Normandie, Bretagne, Paris) or Switzerland (Valais, Chamonix), including one summer in a French program of the Paul Valery University in Montpellier (Languedoc/Roussillion). I also lived two years in francophone West-Africa (Nouakchott, Mauritania).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I almost aced the Praxis I test in Math (Pre-Algebra level) and feel very comfortable tutoring on that level.
Reading,

Reading

I consider myself an expert in reading, having taken a graduate course in content area reading while reading for information in more than four languages myself. There are techniques one can use to conquer a text on many different levels, and I love to teach these techniques and then help you practice them until they become second nature.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a masters in education K-12. These studies included classes in study skills. Most of my students in languages, social studies, and test prep require help with study skills as well as just switching to a different perspective or technique in order to understand the material, regardless of subject. I have been providing these types of lessons for over 25 years.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

During my Master's of Education classes, I took TESL 514 and TESL 530. I am fluent in four languages (English, German, French, and Greek) and have basic reading, writing or speaking skills in several other languages (Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew). In addition to my linguistic abilities, having lived in four continents and having traveled to dozens of countries gives me a very broad and diverse cultural background.
Geography,

Geography

Being a global citizen, I have traveled to several dozen countries in four continents and lived in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a masters in education K-12. These studies included classes in study skills. Most of my students in languages, social studies, and test prep require help with study skills as well as just switching to a different perspective or technique in order to understand the material, regardless of subject. I have been providing these types of lessons for over 25 years.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a masters in education K-12. These studies included classes in study skills. Most of my students in languages, social studies, and test prep require help with study skills as well as just switching to a different perspective or technique in order to understand the material, regardless of subject. I have been providing these types of lessons for over 25 years.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

During my Master's of Education classes, I took TESL 514 and TESL 530. I am fluent in four languages (English, German, French, and Greek) and have basic reading, writing or speaking skills in several other languages (Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew). In addition to my linguistic abilities, having lived in four continents and having traveled to dozens of countries gives me a very broad and diverse cultural background.
French,

French

I have studied French for six years and while growing up in Europe, spent several weeks each year either in France (Normandie, Bretagne, Paris) or Switzerland (Valais, Chamonix), including one summer in a French program of the Paul Valery University in Montpellier (Languedoc/Roussillion). I also lived two years in francophone West-Africa (Nouakchott, Mauritania).
German,

German

A native German speaker, I graduated from a high school in Germany and studied German as a Foreign Language at Athens University in Greece graduating as valedictorian of my class. I teach all levels of German, from middle school to academic/corporate level. In addition to tutoring, I have taught students of all ages with very diverse backgrounds in Europe, Africa and America, in public and private schools as well as college level. My first degree being in History and Archaeology where knowledge of ancient and modern languages constitutes a prerequisite, my forte lies not only in theoretical, descriptive, and applied linguistics, but also in culture, history, and the arts.
Reading,

Reading

I consider myself an expert in reading, having taken a graduate course in content area reading while reading for information in more than four languages myself. There are techniques one can use to conquer a text on many different levels, and I love to teach these techniques and then help you practice them until they become second nature.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a masters in education K-12. These studies included classes in study skills. Most of my students in languages, social studies, and test prep require help with study skills as well as just switching to a different perspective or technique in order to understand the material, regardless of subject. I have been providing these types of lessons for over 25 years.

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have coached my own children who scored in the mid 90's on the test and previous students have raised their score by up to 35 points. Let me help you achieve your potential by focusing on raising the important AFQT score in math. I specialize in test taking strategies that will save you time and help you navigate successfully the more difficult Arithmetic Reasoning questions in ways they did not teach you in school. I will not accept students whose previous AFQT score was below 40.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I feel very comfortable teaching SAT Reading, since I score near perfect myself on all reading tests, including TOEFL and Praxis I and II. I love to share the most recent reading techniques with my students that I have since learned during my latest graduate studies.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I write at post-graduate level in multiple languages and feel very comfortable tutoring SAT Writing.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (274 ratings)
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Reviews


Great teacher with valuable knowledge

Great first impression of valuable knowledge of the language and understanding of building a strong grammatical foundation on which to build complexity on.

Marcello, 2 lessons with Beate

Excellent Tutor

Beate P. is an excellent French tutor. She is very knowledgeable and teaches the material clearly. My daughter's French has improved greatly while studying with Beate.

Kellie, 30 lessons with Beate

Really Enjoyed the Lessons

I took German lessons with Mrs. P. for a couple of months but due to changes in my schedule, I sadly had to stop. I really enjoyed the lessons and as someone who has friends who are German, also enjoyed learning about the culture. As other reviews states, Mrs. P. does a great job combining culture with the components of learning a language. She also helped gear my learning towards my goals (which were to possibly move to Germany). As an adult learner, this was beneficial. She is also very thoughtful about each lesson plan and activity. I really enjoyed my time and hope to return to lessons soon

Katie, 8 lessons with Beate

Very Helpful and Effective Tutor

Beate was very helpful in helping our daughter prepare for the SAT exam. She offered practice tests and improved her test taking skills. Beate is a very thorough teacher with vast knowledge and skills to improve reading comprehension.

Sheila, 1 lesson with Beate

Great introduction to German!

Beate is helping my daughter learn German at a pace suitable for her and is doing a wonderful job tailoring the lessons to my daughter's interests. She loves going to her lessons with Beate!

Eric, 121 lessons with Beate

Great tutor!

Beate is a great tutor, she is a very intelligent person and felt confident when she would tutor me. She is experienced and will tutor in different ways until her student understands.

Cindy, 16 lessons with Beate

Super tutor! Knowledge beyond just language...

Beate is one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met! She is engaging, allows me to learn at my own pace and is quite encouraging. Her aptitude in languages makes for interesting educational ties to history, geography, culture and other subjects beyond just language.

Hendrik, 40 lessons with Beate

Excellent tutor, really has a passion for teaching!

This tutor is great! She is very patient when you're having trouble learning a subject. Also she breaks down the material so that you can get a core understanding of the language. Not only do you learn how to speak German, but also how our own cultural understanding differs from that of German society. She's very easy to get along with and is very friendly. I highly recommend this tutor if you are looking to learn a new language or just need some extra help in school! Our son has completed two years with Mrs. B. If not for her, he would not be graduating from UMW. She is amazing and I know he will miss her tutoring. If anyone needs help in any subject that she teaches it is well worth it. As parent,s she earns our highest praise!

Chad, 78 lessons with Beate
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your kind words. You have been a great student and I am glad that our tutoring sessions really made a difference in your studies. "Viel Erfolg!" and good luck in the Navy! I will miss our classes and your hunger for knowledge.

Outstanding Tutor!!!

Frau Beate is one of the best tutors I have encountered. Her periods of instruction are more than just learning how to speak, read, and write German; she helps teach you these things by also integrating an understanding of German culture and traditions. Her lessons are fun and she really knows how to simplify the period of instruction in a way that has made learning German much easier for me. Honestly, I have learned more with regard to German language during my lessons with Frau Beate than I had during the three years I lived in Germany while stationed there with the U.S. Military. I would highly recommend anyone looking to learn German to select Frau Beate as your tutor. You won't regret it!

Lonnie, 21 lessons with Beate
Tutor responded:

It is good to have a student with such a large vocabulary. I am very happy with your rapid progress in grammar, syntax and cultural questions. Dedication is half the job and you are very motivated. Hope you have a great time in Germany.

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