Structure & accountability
Most learners that look for a private tutor seek accountability and structure. I will hold you accountable and I won’t accept “I couldn’t make my homework” more than once.
Plan & adjust
We will help you create a plan that works for you and that yields tangible results within the timeframe we agree to work with eachother or we won’t work together at all.
You will work with my online courses for your homework and I’ll make sure you work as intended to get the most out of them. We’ll adjust everything to your capabilities. My courses will provide you with a solid and proven learning structure. I’ll make sure you stick to that structure and will point out when I see you are diverging from it and analyse what’s happening.
Zoom meetings & feedback
In general I’ll meet with you on Zoom 1-2x per week. You’ll get my support via Whatsapp between 9am and 8pm Berlin time in which I respond to your most urgent questions if necessary or check your performance and provide quick and accurate feedback. More serious matters will be handled in our 1:1 sessions.
What does a lesson look like?
In those sessions we’ll look at your performance and optimize it or work through difficult topics until you get it. I will NOT do much conversation practice with you because that can be done cheaper with help of another platform that I’ll get to in a second. I will however listen to your speaking, look at your writing and tell you what to focus on and how to fix what needs fixing. We’ll do drills of structures and grammar that you struggle with until it sits. We will look at your motivation and see to it that it stays strong.
How do I learn to speak?
You prepare speaking with my courses. I have wonderful techniques in my courses that are state of the art and do the job especially in A1 and A2. Once you have reached 75% of my A2 course, you will also work with Deutschgym at one point depending on your current level to support your speaking practice. The price for a whole year’s membership (worth 99 USD) will be included in your course fee if you pay at least 1000 EUR a month. DG allows you to practice 1h of speaking 7 days a week at your level. It is structured and moderated and it’s the best way to practice speaking in a controlled environment. Don’t expect to be fluent at B1 level. Fluency as we usually think of it starts mid B2.
My aim is to fully enjoy our lessons and to see you succeed. Everything will be tailored to your needs as long as it makes sense.Ideally you have at least 1-1.5 hours 3-4 days a weak available for learning German. If you don’t, your priorities or possibilities are not what they need to be for this program to yield the desired benefits and to be worth the money you spend. That’s not wrong but it simply won’t work.