I am a German and English tutor with 20 years of experience. I have a super versatile background and incorporate that into my teaching. I have a deep passion for what I do since it was teachers that made it possible for me to live in my favorite city, in my favorite neighborhood and live a self determined and happy life.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Vienna Austria - Bachelors, German
Graduate Degree: Medizinische Universitt Wien - Masters, Medicine
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is very straightforward and simple. I use whatever helps the student to progress quickest with his character, tendencies, skill sets and preferences.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will usually find out first what level they are on, and if they are not beginners, I will ask them to write a little paragraph about themselves or about something they are passionate about, and I will see where they stand and accordingly prepare. I will find out more in this first session about the student's strengths, skills, preferences, preferred learning style, etc. Often, I will use games, and I always use a form of interaction with the language.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would find out what best helps to overcome this difficulty, and also work with it. Accept it, and then try to grow from it and transform it into a strength.