About this pro
I offer a variety of services: * English --conversation, grammar, accent reduction, and writing assistance for non-native speakers -- editing, proofreading, and advice on writing assignments (especially college application essays) * German -- tutoring for all levels -- translations and summaries of texts from German into English * Spanish -- tutoring for all levels * French -- tutoring for beginners. I have many years of experience in tutoring, including English, German, and Spanish lessons at Berlitz. I love helping people achieve their language goals. Adaptability and attention to detail are key aspects of my business.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?For tutoring, my prices depend on how far I have to travel. For essay coaching, I usually negotiate a flat fee.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I find out what services they require and give them an honest assessment of whether I am qualified to provide those services. We settle on a price and, if necessary, a meeting place. For language tutoring, I am willing to give an initial free lesson so the client can decide if I meet their needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a master's degree in German language and literature. In high school Spanish, I got a 5 on the AP exam and came in 2nd in the state of Illinois on the National Spanish Exam. During my college years I studied for 2 months at the Centro de estudios para extranjeros (CEPE) of the University of Guadalajara. I took some French in high school and have had extended opportunities to practice it in France and Canada. I limit my teaching to beginners in French because I haven't done advanced studies in it. With regard to writing, I have many years of experience including my master's thesis, a couple of published articles, and many texts that I have had to translate from German into good English.