Hallo alle (Hello all)!
I have been studying the German language since I was in 8th grade. I was always involved in German organizations throughout my academic career. I even had the chance to form the German Club and the German Honor Society at Montclair State University! Furthermore, I studied in Berlin, Germany, and in Graz, Austria under a one year scholarship. I'm hoping to help students find the same passion for the German language that I did!
Ich kann nicht warten, dich zu treffen (I can't wait to meet you!)!
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in being patient and understanding in order to help students build their confidence levels.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Our first session will focus on basic introductions and exercises in order to begin building the tutor-student relationship.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
A student may not be able to physically bring me into the classroom, but I will be able to supply the student with the proper tools and strategies they need to succeed.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encouragement and pace are key components to help keep my students motivated. I will always make sure that we are moving at a pace the student feels comfortable with, and I will always encourage the student to do their best!
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would help my student to get excited/engaged with German by including their hobbies/interests in our exercises and conversations.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
To build a student's confidence, I make sure to really work on the subject areas that make the student feel insecure in their abilities, and I constantly provide positive affirmations throughout sessions.