Hello, I am a recent college graduate from William & Mary specializing in reading and grammar sections of test prep.
German, English, Italian, History, Business, and Econimics lessons in Vienna, VA, USA.
Currently, I'm a Learning Assistant for a 3000-level German class, and I can tutor to any level German speaker :)
I am a current Bryn Mawr college undergraduate (Junior) with a double major in Latin and German, and a minor in Comparative Literature. I have been studying Latin for 10 years now, and German for 2. I have tutored English for 3 years as well! I offer tutoring for Latin, German, and English/English Literature. I absolutely love language! If I could, I would learn every language in the world. I want to spend the rest of my life teaching langauges, and helping students fall in love with Latin and German the same way I did.
I've worked with students who need general help to improve their language skills both in the target language and in English, students who want help with vocabulary for the SAT or spelling bees, students who need extra help to prepare for specific tests in school, and students who want to start learning from scratch. I've worked with the students's teachers specifically, and helped parents understand the options for teaching from the beginning too.
Target Language: German-English, English-German,
Bilingual in German and English
Hallo, und herzlich Wilkommen!
My name is Sarah K. and I am a 25 year old native German speaker. I was born and raised in Austria and moved to the United States at the age of 20. I was an Au Pair in New Jersey and one of my daily tasks were helping my host child with her homework and introducing her to the German language. At the end of my one year long stay with the family the 6 year old girl was able to say full sentences and hold short conversations in German.
Being a language learner myself, I love the feeling of learning new words, phrases or structures in a foreing language and suddenly seeing a whole new world unfold (I am currently teaching myselg Spanish). My goal is it to help you have that very same feeling and experience every time you are learing something new with me.
I believe that there are 2 very important things to keep in mind when you are learning a new language:
1) It is important to have a goal. Whether it is to be able to have a basic conversation withing 6 months, or passing a test by the end of the year. We will comeup with a personal goal for you or your child and focus on it and constatly work towards it, lesson by lesson and step by step.
2) Have fun. It's one of the most efficient ways when it comes to learning a new language. I know that German has a reputation of being a very dificult language but it can still be fun to learn it. Playing around with different vocabularies and grammar is a great way to remember the words and strutures.
I look forward to hearing from you and help you or your child with all things German.
Bis bald, see you soon!
Our one-on-one German lessons focus on each student’s needs and goals. The usual fee for our one-on-one lessons is $60 for a 60 minute lesson. This would include lessons at JacobiTeacher Downtown office Manhattan, NY.
For students who prefer private lessons at home or work, the fee may be higher depending on www.*** online lessons we use the video conferencing service "Zoom". You would not have to download it to attend online lessons with us! Because our schedule is flexible, we do not charge a cancellation fee. Our clients pay only for the personal lessons they actually attend!
Nico Jacobi holds a Master’s degree in teaching and education from the University of Cologne. He graduated in 2008 and taught German, Social Science, and Geography at Kurt-Tucholsky-Gesamtschule-Krefeld and Julius Leber Sekundarschule Berlin for the following seven years.
In June of 2015 he moved from Berlin to Manhattan, founded JacobiTeacher and started offering private German tutoring services in the NYC area for all levels and contexts: professional, personal, etc.
He studied under Professor Kersten Reich at University of Cologne, where he was influenced by the philosophies of John Dewey and constructivist teaching methods and uses a lot of these methods for his lessons.
What are your goals?
Our one-on-one German lessons focus on each student’s needs and goals. The following descriptions of learning levels will help you to classify your own level. They also help us organize the teaching process so that we can create useful material. While these levels are helpful guides, they are just suggestions; Our teachers are very flexible in their teaching and will make sure the student is reaching his or her goals.
Basic 1 Grammar:
The Basic 1 level focuses on the basic development of grammar skills. By the end of this level, students will be able to create everyday expressions and basic phrases. Students will build basic vocabulary and listening skills while developing a foundation in German grammar.
Basic 2 Listening / Speaking:
The Basic 2 level focuses on the development of listening and speaking skills. While developing these verbal skills, students will continue to build vocabulary and extend their grammar skills. By the end of this level, students will be able to understand German sentences and frequently used expressions related to common topics (e . g . very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
The Advanced level focuses on the development of conversation and communication skills. Conversation topics are drawn from articles, movies, TV shows, culture, etc. During the lessons students will also extend their skills in grammar and vocabulary.
Das Level Konversation 1 richtet sich an Deutschlerner, die bereits über genügend passive Sprachkenntnisse verfügen, um die Sprache zu konsumieren, sie aber noch nicht ausreichend anwenden können, um sich im Gespräch sicher zu verständigen.
Die Gesprächsthemen orientieren sich am Alltag und den Bedürfnissen des Schülers/ Studenten. Es werden ausserdem weiterführende Gramatikregeln erarbeitet und der Wortschatz erweitert.
Das Level Konversation 2 richtet sich an Deutschlerner, die sich im Alltag bereits sicher verständigen können. Das Ziel des Kurses ist es die Sprachkenntnisse zu perfektionieren.
Gesprächsthemen können je nach Interesse des Schülers/ Studenten aus den Bereichen Gesellschaft, Politik, Erdkunde und Unterhaltung stammen.
Originally from Germany and a native German speaker I have lived in NYC for the past 12 years. I am fluent in both German and English and have always been passionate about sharing my language knowledge with people. In college I had my first opportunity to tutor in German and have enjoyed it since! My long-term goal is to become a teacher, but for the immediate future I'd like to continue my focus on helping other master the German language. My expertise really is in working with children and kids and teaching beginner German, but I feel comfortable in working with all ages and levels of experience.
German lessons in New York, NY.
I was born in Vienna, Austria, went to an English-speaking school and started learning Spanish in school. Then moved to Spain, where I completed my MA in Translation and Interpreting, while working as a language teacher full time, teaching children from the young age of 2 up to seniors of 80. I always had a passion for culture and languages and love sharing that with others through teaching.