I am currently finishing my last semester at Wayne State University, and will be graduating with a Bachelors in German and International Studies. I have tutoring experience with 8 and 9 year olds in Math and Science, as well as English tutoring for a 10 year old German student.
The subjects I teach are German 1 to 4, and can help students on their way to learning a second language. My favorite subject to tutor is German, it has always been my favorite subject in school and I am always excited to teach others what I have learned. My various experiences studying abroad in Germany helped build my confidence in my speaking ability, and really gave me a new appreciation for the language.
I believe that the best way to learn is to to teach. In my experience with tutoring so far, I have found that instructing a student is the best way to improve ones self. This is why much of my teaching strategies center around having the student teach the material back to me.
When I'm not tutoring German I'm usually reading. I have a passion for literature of all kinds, and once I get talking about a good book it's hard for me to stop! Another hobby of mine is music, I play bass guitar and clarinet in my free time.
I hope to be a help to anyone looking to improve their German speaking skills!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get the know the student, their likes and dislikes, as well as tell them a bit about myself. Then I would begin with a few introductory worksheets.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would show them the real-world applications of the subject.