Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Free University Berlin
I specialise in
- Application Essays
- SAT II German
I also teach
- Application process
- College choice
- Homework Help
- ACT English
- ACT Reading
- SAT I
- SAT I Critical Reading
- SAT I Writing
- SAT II German
- SAT II German with Listening
- SAT II Literature
- SAT II U.S. History
- SAT II World History
I have previously tutored refugee children in different high school subjects (in San Francisco and Oakland public schools). I have also worked as a teaching assistant in English classes for adult migrants.
In college, I performed in Shakespeare plays as part of a program for children at underprivileged schools in the Washington, DC area.
I'm originally from Germany and spent my childhood moving around in the United States and France as a result of my father's work as a diplomat for the German government. I really enjoyed the chance to live in different areas and learn different languages.
I am natively bilingual in English and German and am also fluent in French.
I obtained my bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, where I focused on the interplay of culture and politics, and then pursued graduate studies in International Relations in Berlin at Humboldt Universitaet and the Free University Berlin.
I have ten years of experience as an academic researcher, mainly look at government policies in the fields of immigration and integration, and as a translator and editor, particularly in the field of academia, helping scholars edit texts for publication in leading research journals as well as applications for project grants and lecturer positions.
I am passionate about literature and history and theatre and spend a lot of time going to museums, performances, and traveling, both within the UK and internationally.
I think it is very important to listen to what students have to say about their own strengths and needs and to work together to create a strategy that is suited to building on the strengths and to addressing challenges. No two students are the same, so one must find different ways of making the material engaging for each one.
I think the best way to tackle a student's anxiety about a given subject or test format is to go step-by-step, breaking up a seemingly overwhelming problem into smaller parts to ensure the student has understood each part, then building up the student's confidence through the mastery of smaller parts until they realize they are able to understand the problem as a whole and to complete the entire process successfully.