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Manuela Desotell
Manuela Desotell

Manuela Desotell

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Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: Since I am originally from Germany I know what it takes to have patience for a foreign language. I have been a tutor for over 6 years and a Substitute Teacher. I enjoy every minute of it. I do online and in person tutoring. I am located in South Carolina.I use a great textbook and a great Grammar book that everyone has liked so far and I give homework when needed. My hours are flexible and I am trying to meet your needs and demands. I also want to make sure if you do decide to take lessons make it a priority and not just on a whim. I spent a lot of time figuring out what’s best for the customer and I expect the same in return . If you are just looking to take a few lessons here and there please don’t waste your time. I am looking to teach long term so I can see the progress in every student. My main focus is to teach beginners level and I tutor on a personal level and simply to understand, College students are welcome and great with preparation for tests . I also offer discounts if booking 3 lessons or more altogether. My hours are Monday through Friday 9 am until 5 pm EST .Also in order to just get a first impression I prefer to do a free 15 minute Skype consultation to make sure that we are both a good fit. My cancellation policy is the following: 24 hours prior our lesson no charge, any time after I will need to charge for a full lesson. This is my primary job and I expect my students to be considerate and respectful of that. Thank you for visiting my profile.

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Hired 25 times

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7 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

Excellent 4.9

30 reviews


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Caitlyn B.

German Lessons

I have been taking German lessons from Manuela for about a month now. She is very professional, understanding, and courteous. She recommended great books for us to do our lessons with, and continues to recommend great material for me to use on my own. I started somewhere between beginner and intermediate, and Manuela has been able to adjust our lessons to meet my needs. I look forward to working with her each week!
Manuela Desotell's reply
Hallo Caitlyn, thank you so much and yes you are one of my best students and understand grammar and textbook immediately. Looking forward to teaching you more Deutsch and reading books altogether
Feb 13, 2021
Nathalie R.

German Lessons

Manuela is a great and very professional German teacher! Her classes have been incredibly helpful in my understanding of the German language. Her patience and encouragement to practice and study outside of class allows for the students to improve in each lesson. Due to her effective lessons and way of teaching, I have noticed a great improvement in my conversational skills! I highly recommend her as German teacher for anyone looking to learn the language!
Manuela Desotell's reply
Vielen Dank Natalie, it makes me very happy that you are satisfied with my teaching method and yes you are making great progress every time I see you. It’s been a pleasure so far teaching you and giving you the right input about this complex language. Looking forward to many more lessons with you !
Feb 5, 2021
Courtney N.

German Lessons

I'm a beginner working with Manuela weekly to learn German. She is punctual, an excellent communicator, flexible and also really makes you do the work :) I appreciate that she teaches both grammar foundations and also uses a textbook to practice reading/speaking/writing. Her lessons are affordable and worth the time/investment if you really want to learn.
Manuela Desotell's reply
Thank you Courtney , I try my best and want to set the example for my students. I must take this just as serious as my students. I believe in hard work and reaching a mutual goal.
Nov 1, 2020
Anastasia D.

German Lessons

Manuela is fantastic! Her lessons offer the perfect blend of conversation and reading, and each lesson feels tailored to you. She is very flexible with scheduling—it all depends on how quickly you want to learn. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn German in a practical and fun way.
Jul 12, 2020
Andrew N.

German Lessons

Manuela is a great tutor. She is quite flexible with my schedule and has helped me focus on becoming conversational. It is great that she focuses on keeping me talking in German during our lessons, which I find to be the most valuable piece of tutoring with Manuela.
May 26, 2020
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Manuela Desotell


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I usually ask them to obtain a textbook that I am using and then take it from there

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a foreign language correspondent certificate in German/English

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I mainly work for Wyzant

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