|Name||Jennifer S. Recommended|
|Additional Location||Port Moody|
|Native Language||German, English|
|Working With||Kids (1y+), Youth, Adults, Groups|
|Levels I Teach||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Lessons Take Place||Online|
Thank you very much for taking the time to look at my Profile and for showing interest to support you on your journey in reaching your unique German or English language goals.
I am language instructor with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, teaching German and English to clients of all ages. I have vast experience teaching in one-on-one and group settings, internationally and in a wide range of disciplines and formats including ESL, DAZ, Non-Fiction, Creative and Screen writing. As a Screenwriter I also work as a Script Consultant, Contest judge and won several Screenwriting Awards.
I was raised bilingually and attended the private European school in Luxembourg having subjects in German and English. I further developed my language skills by living and studying in Germany, the UK and Canada.
So far I had the pleasure to teach many different students with diverse and interesting goals and of all age groups:
- prepared a teenage student for a top Swiss boarding school
- supported a UCLA student with her college German studies
- helped a known Novelist to learn German and carried out translations in regard to her latest award-winning book which takes place in Germany
- supported an elementary student to support her with her studies at the Vancouver Westside German School
- successfully taught students in creative and non-fiction writing in group settings (6-8 children) to enhance their english skills at www.trueinspire.com
- successfully taught children with their English skills in China to achieve top grades
- tutored Canadian students who immigrated back to China and attended top-notch international or Chinese schools to boost and/or stay on par with their english language skills.
I believe that every student is unique in their own special way and in need of personalized, individual support. This is the reason why I will always go to great lengths to adapt to each and every individual students needs, skills and personality type. At the same time, I incorporate various high-quality material and different teaching styles to reflect the daily teaching regime.
Parents of students and adult clients appreciate my patience and kindness, but more importantly, the challenging yet true to life class content. Also, my detailed, constructive and upbeat homework feedback has always been well received. This helps each student to consistently improve and feel constantly inspired.
Students love my sense of humor, my creativity and have a lot of fun during class and one-on-one tutoring sessions. Being able to identify with contemporary and inspiring class material results into the children being animated, participating and completing their homework in a well thought out and enthusiastic approach.
Being a kid at heart myself, I always allow my student’s personality to shine and creativity to run free. They can express themselves and their thoughts, opinions and ideas during class. Divergent thinking and questioning content is strongly encouraged. But while giving students the liberty to assert themselves, I always make sure they are staying on track to learn important academic content and are able to turn learned theory into practice. I believe that content should not only be taught in a way that benefits students in school, but also later in life.
Through attentive observation during class and by grading homework, I am able to invariably form a comprehensive picture of each learner. I find it to be of particular importance to support them with their skills and with their self-confidence, so that they can learn to believe in their abilities and in who they are and who they’ll inevitably become.
Being a writer, words and how they’re used are of a deep interest to me and driven by passion. I love to bring the English and German language and culture, with all of its beautiful historical traits and facets closer to students. Every little success and advancement from my students brings me much excitement, joy and happiness. It motivates me to constantly build and develop on myself further to support all of my students in their own unique ways.
Please contact me in regards to availability.
I only provide online lessons unless a client requests several in-person in a row.
Jennifer is an excellent tutor for German. She has helped with developing my conversation skills as well as teach me about German culture. She is very encouraging, patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her.
Very good tutor. Patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her.