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J.W. Goethe University (Master's)
I have been teaching German and Spanish for the past 12 years, worked for Berlitz Language School, Language Academy in Dallas, TX and also a language school where I teach online. Teaching language is my passion, my lessons are vibrant, energetic, filled with conversations and I make sure I will make you talk very quickly. I am very efficient and I make it fun for you. Because of my extensive traveling, I also have the knowledge not only of the language, but also the culture, history, food and all additional aspects that you will learn. Learning the language goes along with the other cultural aspects. German is my native language, but my Spanish is excellent. I lived and studied in Spain, in the city of Salamanca where you learn the best Spanish - Castellano. I love what I do and I have fun teaching languages. I am good with people, I adapt very quickly to everybody's level and I know everybody is different. I guarantee you, you will learn to speak German and Spanish quickly and you won't be bored. Barbara
I have been teaching German and Spanish for the past 12 years, worked for Berlitz Language School, Language Academy in Dallas, TX and also a language school where I teach
I have a large team in my business that is in Spain, and wanted to learn Spanish. I knew I couldn't do it on my own and needed a tutor. I was fortunate to find Barbara.
She has made the learning process fun, and has helped me a lot in only several months. Every session has built on the one before it and is very well planned and I love her handouts that allow me to practice and study on my own.
I began with trepidation and doubt whether I could even learn a foreign language, but Barbara has made me believe that I can do it. I plan on continuing my lessons with her until the day I can speak fluently.
I would highly recommend Barbara to anyone! I think I will impress my Spanish team with my progress when I travel to Barcelona in a month!
I really enjoyed our first tutor session because it helped me make sense of something that I didn't understand and couldn't figure out how to properly complete my homework. Thanks for helping me understand it better so I could finish the assignment!
Barbara has been working with my daughter (Spanish III) since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. My daughter finds Barbara's academic support tremendously helpful and effective. As importantly, my daughter truly enjoys her sessions with Barbara. She describes Barbara as extremely supportive and understanding. All in all, we highly recommend Barbara as a tutor and mentor.
Barbara did reading and translating paragraphs this week, a good way to help with vocabulary words and with "new" words by providing them in a context rather than just as a vocabulary list.
Barbara is a fantastic teacher! I had my first lesson with her this past week. I was looking for someone who would help me immerse in the German language. Barbara is skilled at making German easy to follow, while still being fun!
Barbara has a great personality. She is reliable and flexible with her schedule to meet our tutoring needs. She understood immediately what my 15 year old needed to grasp in order to maintain passing grades in Spanish.
She knows how to engage my son - passing on her knowledge and helping him retain the information. She always checks in during the week to ensure the date of his lesson is confirmed and inquires what topics they are covering in school that week to make sure she is prepared for his lesson. We appreciate everything she has done and we enjoy working with her.
I cannot imagine a better tutor than Barbara. She is a pleasure to work with, patient and has an extensive knowledge of the German language and the German culture. She has the ability to teach in accordance with my learning style and makes it each class energetic and fun.
Learning from Barbara is fun and stress-free. She is so sweet and patient. Barbara is a native speaker of German so over time it's easy to get a feel for the genuine pronunciation and inflections. I also feel like I've learned a lot about German culture through our lessons. Her teaching style is less "textbook" and more natural - vocabulary and grammatical concepts are introduced as part of a topic (family, food, travel, shopping, etc) and most of our time is spent in practice conversations. I started with no prior knowledge of the language and this has been very effective for me!
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Native speaker of German, with over 7 years of teaching experience.