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Christoph D.

Highly experienced language teacher of English, Hindi and Urdu

Highly experienced language teacher of English, Hindi and Urdu

$50/hour

  • 484 hours tutoring

  • Columbia City Seattle, WA 98118

About Christoph


Bio

I have more than twelve thousand hours of experience teaching the English, Hindi and Urdu languages and am always excited to work with new students. When teaching I always strive to be well-prepared, patient and adaptive to each individual's needs and I am comfortable working with students using both communicative as well as more grammar-based teaching methodologies.

In addition to general language teaching, I also specialize in test preparation classes for the TOEFL, IELTS and OPIc English...

I have more than twelve thousand hours of experience teaching the English, Hindi and Urdu languages and am always excited to work with new students. When teaching I always strive to be well-prepared, patient and adaptive to each individual's needs and I am comfortable working with students using both communicative as well as more grammar-based teaching methodologies.

In addition to general language teaching, I also specialize in test preparation classes for the TOEFL, IELTS and OPIc English proficiency tests. I also work with Hindi and Urdu students who are preparing for foreign service exams in the US or abroad.

I earned my TESOL certification from Seattle University in 2008 and am currently working on a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on English Language Learning (ELL). I think what sets me apart as an English language teacher is the fact that I have become fluent in second languages myself and know what it's like to live in an entirely different culture.

My Hindi and Urdu studies began in 2006 at the University of Washington where I was given a strong foundation in the pronunciation and grammar of the languages. Four intensive quarters of study there was followed by the American Institute of Indian Studies' (AIIS) Advanced Hindi Language Program in Jaipur, India where I did two intensive, advanced-level programs back-to-back. I was then hired by AIIS as the first-ever non-native speaker to teach in their Basic Hindi Program.

In 2009, I cofounded a language school in New Delhi (India), which has become a world class place of language learning. I gained more than 10 thousand hours of in-class language instruction experience there, working with students of all ages and backgrounds from dozens of countries. After living and teaching in India for eight years I returned to Seattle with my wife and son.

I am generally available for classes between 8am - 8pm for in-person or online classes.

Should you have any questions about my experience or approach to teaching, feel free to get in touch anytime!


Education

University of Washington
Asian Languages and Literature
Seattle University
Graduate Coursework
City University of Seattle
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: If you cancel a scheduled class: -more than 24 hours before: no charge -less than 24 hours before: full charge If I cancel less than 24 hours before, I teach your next class for free.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98118
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/6/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESL teacher and currently working on a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on English Language Learning (ELL). I think what sets me apart as an English language teacher is the fact that I have become fluent in second languages myself and know what it's like to live in an entirely different culture. I can work with ESL students using both communicative as well as more grammar-based teaching methodologies.
Grammar

Grammar

My knowledge of grammar really developed when I began to study foreign languages. After studying Spanish, German, Sinhala and Sanskrit, I then thoroughly learned Hindi and Urdu and eventually began to teach Hindi, Urdu and English. Through more than 12,000 hours of in-class language teaching experience working with a wide range of students and with a wide range of learning materials, my own understanding of grammar has deepened as has my ability to teach it.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

My knowledge of grammar really developed when I began to study foreign languages. After studying Spanish, German, Sinhala and Sanskrit, I then thoroughly learned Hindi and Urdu and eventually began to teach Hindi, Urdu and English. Through more than 12,000 hours of in-class language teaching experience working with a wide range of students and with a wide range of learning materials, my own understanding of grammar has deepened as has my ability to teach it.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESL teacher and currently working on a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on English Language Learning (ELL). I think what sets me apart as an English language teacher is the fact that I have become fluent in second languages myself and know what it's like to live in an entirely different culture. I can work with ESL students using both communicative as well as more grammar-based teaching methodologies.
Grammar,

Grammar

My knowledge of grammar really developed when I began to study foreign languages. After studying Spanish, German, Sinhala and Sanskrit, I then thoroughly learned Hindi and Urdu and eventually began to teach Hindi, Urdu and English. Through more than 12,000 hours of in-class language teaching experience working with a wide range of students and with a wide range of learning materials, my own understanding of grammar has deepened as has my ability to teach it.
IELTS,

IELTS

While teaching full-time at Zabaan Language Institute in New Delhi, India from October 2009 to February 2016, I regularly taught IELTS prep classes through private instruction to students wanting to applying to a university in the UK. I became familiar with the test format and the most popular preparation materials.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

Most recently, I've worked with several students who have successfully achieved their target scores on the TOEFL to become professionally certified. I've taught hundreds of TOEFL prep classes in-person and online since 2012 and am very familiar with the test, which parts are the most challenging for students, and with the most effective prep materials available. I take the TOEFL myself to ensure I'm up-to-date on its format and to better empathize with students' experience.
Writing

Writing

As a language teacher who has spent more than 12,000 hours in the classroom teaching the English, Hindi and Urdu languages to a wide range of students from all over the world, I've learned how important writing skills are for students and have developed effective strategies to raise students' performance in writing, whether it be for general proficiency, performance in school, or in preparation for a specific test.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESL teacher and currently working on a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on English Language Learning (ELL). I think what sets me apart as an English language teacher is the fact that I have become fluent in second languages myself and know what it's like to live in an entirely different culture. I can work with ESL students using both communicative as well as more grammar-based teaching methodologies.
Writing

Writing

As a language teacher who has spent more than 12,000 hours in the classroom teaching the English, Hindi and Urdu languages to a wide range of students from all over the world, I've learned how important writing skills are for students and have developed effective strategies to raise students' performance in writing, whether it be for general proficiency, performance in school, or in preparation for a specific test.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESL teacher and currently working on a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on English Language Learning (ELL). I think what sets me apart as an English language teacher is the fact that I have become fluent in second languages myself and know what it's like to live in an entirely different culture. I can work with ESL students using both communicative as well as more grammar-based teaching methodologies.
Hindi,

Hindi

I'm passionate about the Hindi language and consider it my number one teaching specialty. While the language is certainly vast and learning it continues for a life time, I feel confident in my ability to teach Hindi up to advanced levels. For beginners, while I always stress the importance of learning the Hindi script, I can also work with students who would rather take a more casual approach. My own Hindi studies began more than a decade ago. I completed Basic and Intermediate Hindi at the University of Washington in Seattle. I then completed two advanced-level Hindi programs at the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS). The following summer AIIS hired me as the first-ever non-native speaker to teach in their Basic Hindi Program, where I co-taught a group of American university students. After co-founding a language school in 2009 in New Delhi, India, I went on to teach a total of around 8 thousand in-class hours of Hindi from the basic to advanced levels. My wife is a native speaker and she and I communicate almost exclusively in Hindi and we are also raising our son bilingually.
IELTS,

IELTS

While teaching full-time at Zabaan Language Institute in New Delhi, India from October 2009 to February 2016, I regularly taught IELTS prep classes through private instruction to students wanting to applying to a university in the UK. I became familiar with the test format and the most popular preparation materials.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

Most recently, I've worked with several students who have successfully achieved their target scores on the TOEFL to become professionally certified. I've taught hundreds of TOEFL prep classes in-person and online since 2012 and am very familiar with the test, which parts are the most challenging for students, and with the most effective prep materials available. I take the TOEFL myself to ensure I'm up-to-date on its format and to better empathize with students' experience.
Urdu

Urdu

My Urdu studies began in 2008 after achieving advanced-level competency in Hindi at the University of Washington. I continued to expand my knowledge of Urdu and eventually began to teach it at the language institute I co-founded in 2009 in New Delhi, India. My wife and I have communicated almost entirely in Urdu since 2010.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESL teacher and currently working on a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on English Language Learning (ELL). I think what sets me apart as an English language teacher is the fact that I have become fluent in second languages myself and know what it's like to live in an entirely different culture. I can work with ESL students using both communicative as well as more grammar-based teaching methodologies.
Writing

Writing

As a language teacher who has spent more than 12,000 hours in the classroom teaching the English, Hindi and Urdu languages to a wide range of students from all over the world, I've learned how important writing skills are for students and have developed effective strategies to raise students' performance in writing, whether it be for general proficiency, performance in school, or in preparation for a specific test.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESL teacher and currently working on a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on English Language Learning (ELL). I think what sets me apart as an English language teacher is the fact that I have become fluent in second languages myself and know what it's like to live in an entirely different culture. I can work with ESL students using both communicative as well as more grammar-based teaching methodologies.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESL teacher and currently working on a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on English Language Learning (ELL). I think what sets me apart as an English language teacher is the fact that I have become fluent in second languages myself and know what it's like to live in an entirely different culture. I can work with ESL students using both communicative as well as more grammar-based teaching methodologies.
Writing

Writing

As a language teacher who has spent more than 12,000 hours in the classroom teaching the English, Hindi and Urdu languages to a wide range of students from all over the world, I've learned how important writing skills are for students and have developed effective strategies to raise students' performance in writing, whether it be for general proficiency, performance in school, or in preparation for a specific test.

Test Preparation

IELTS,

IELTS

While teaching full-time at Zabaan Language Institute in New Delhi, India from October 2009 to February 2016, I regularly taught IELTS prep classes through private instruction to students wanting to applying to a university in the UK. I became familiar with the test format and the most popular preparation materials.
TOEFL

TOEFL

Most recently, I've worked with several students who have successfully achieved their target scores on the TOEFL to become professionally certified. I've taught hundreds of TOEFL prep classes in-person and online since 2012 and am very familiar with the test, which parts are the most challenging for students, and with the most effective prep materials available. I take the TOEFL myself to ensure I'm up-to-date on its format and to better empathize with students' experience.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


TOEFL

Patient and great teacher, he reviewed my speeches and corrected mistakes, and also gave examples on how to use some of the prepositions correctly, I'm still taking class with him because I like the way he teaches

Cecy, 8 lessons with Christoph

knowledgeable tutor

Christopher tutored me for TOEFL and helped me cleared my doubts in the writing sections he taught me the Integrated writing very well. He gave me ideas about how to concentrate your ideas towards an effective essay. He showed

Shruti, 4 lessons with Christoph

Outstanding Tutor

Christoph is my tutor for the Urdu language. I’ve had A Lot of language instructors over the years, but Christoph is one of the very best. I’m a visual learner, so Christoph’s use of the white board was an enormous aid in my learning. I cannot wait to take more lessons from Christoph! You would be very hard pressed to find a better tutor, so I HIGHLY recommend him!

Lochlan, 14 lessons with Christoph

Simply the best!

My 10-year-old daughter and I are learning "mommy's language" (Urdu) together. Thanks to Christoph's expert tutelage, our knowledge and comprehension has gone from close to zero to a solid grasp of the basics in just a few months. I'm sure at this rate, fluency is not far in the future! We have had a LOT of "why?" questions and have yet to stump Christoph! He always has an answer and is great about breaking things down clearly and patiently until they make sense. I can't recommend him highly enough, especially for native English speakers interested in learning Urdu or Hindi from the ground up.

Jordan, 37 lessons with Christoph

Very patient, would recommend

Christoph has shared his valuable knowledge in Hindi with me, which has excelled my skills in reading and writing. He is patient with my pace and gives me assignments to work on for our next session to feel prepared. I have already impressed some native speakers from what I have learned from Christoph within a few sessions!

Macy, 11 lessons with Christoph

Knowledgeable tutor

Christoph is very thorough with his lessons, he made sure to consult with me along the way to make sure the pace was comfortable yet challenging for me. In just the first lesson he was able to make sense of concepts I was not clear on before. I look forward to working with him more. I also appreciate the detailed notes from the lesson which he sends after class.

Trisha, 3 lessons with Christoph

Knowledgeable

He is thorough and works with you for an overall understanding rather than absolute perfection as a beginner. Christoph has a good reference for hindi as well as language and keeps checking to see that you are following.

Daniel, 12 lessons with Christoph

Experienced and professional tutor

Christoph helped me with the preparation for IELTS. He is very easy to work with and provides precise feedback. I had all my session with him online, but the sessions well organized and he provided me with a copy of notes after each session. I was able to review the notes of previous classes, which helped me a lot in identifying recurring errors in my writing. He provided handy tips for avoiding common mistakes. I enjoyed working with him and lot and would recommend him for English lessons.

Harshal, 5 lessons with Christoph

Great teaching skills.

I love the teacher .He is very nice and have a good teaching skills , I like the his style of teach , I will highly recommend him, the students who is working for their toefl or struggling in other English stuff

Deepa, 5 lessons with Christoph
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