Hi everyone - I'm a native speaker, a writer, translator and also a language learner, but you can just call me "L." I have many years of experience tutoring and mentoring youth in English. I am a strong believer that language learning is best achieved in an informal, conversational manner, but I also know everyone has their own unique learning style - so whether you're a beginner or advanced in English I can help you to improve your comprehension.
Currently, I live in Berlin as a MA student in American Studies with a BA in English Literature and Linguistics. Having first learned German in my 20s, I understand the difficulties in learning a different language, but also know that fluency is attainable. If you are interested in improving your English conversational skills, pronunciation, or just need help understanding grammar - let's have a chat and see if we can learn from each other!
Westfaelische-Wilhelms University - Muenster, Germany
English Literature and Linguistics
2015 - 0
M.A. North American Studies
Humboldt-University to Berlin - Berlin, Germany
American Sociopolitical and Cultural Studies
2012 - 2015
Press & Public Relations Assistant
German Consulate General Houston - Houston, TX
Provided press releases, texts, social media and translations in both German & English as part of the Public Relations & Cultural Department. Handled all incoming customer calls & email inquires from German-American as well as international community.
2014 - 2014
ESL Tutoring and Private Lessons
Premiere Language - Houston, TX (USA)
Provided English as a Second Language tutoring lessons to an Italian family living in the U.S.
2005 - 2010
Aupair & Childcare Provider for German children
Two Private Families - Germany
Taught & spoke in English to youth of two different families (ranging in ages 4 to 10). Helped with homework and provided daily help.
2015 - 0
Translation Work / Freelance Übersetzungsarbeit (German to English)
Pewestorf Consulting - Germany
German to English translations for a consultancy firm.
2006 - 2007
DaF - Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German Foreign Language Exam)
Studienkolleg Muenster - Muenster, Germany
Official Language Certification in German for Higher Education Entry