I grew up in the northern port city of Hamburg, Germany. Later moving to the United States and back for the majority of my education.
Currently I reside in Erfurt, Germany
I grew up bilingual, leaning English and German simultaneously. I have gained a limited Spanish working proficiency, through school, and am currently in the process of learning French.
I began working as a tutor in the later half of 2020.
I have to quote one of my favorite movies here, cause there’s no place I’d rather be, than on my surfboard out at sea, lingering in the ocean blue. Can you guess the title?
Giving it some thought, I’d actually go with something more cheesy, though. I’ve seen my fair share of places that have stayed in my memory, well after leaving them. If its the Dunes of the Namib Desert, sandy coves in the Mediterranean or the Rocky Mountains, one thing that beats all is being next to and with my loved ones, wherever that might be.
There might be divided opinions on this, but hear me out: You begin your meal with Vitello tonnato as a starter, move on to a lemon garlic steak with baked sweet potatoes wedges on the side and round it off with some mousse au chocolate as dessert. What’s not to like about that?
- I actually spend most of my time studying International Relations and Law.
- I found my passion for landscape photography half a decade ago and have never stopped chasing sunsets, starry skies and alluring scenery compositions ever since.
- I might have an unhealthy obsession with soul/motown and country music .
We often overlook the fact that humor is a vital element in attaining a supportive learning environment that can benefit students. Therefore, I always try to inject a little optimism and cheerfulness into each lesson.
I’ve talked to people on their phones in Walmart parking lots before, and have been taken along to teach German while my student did some household chores. My favorite moment however, is whenever a student takes the initiative and begins to tell me a meaningful story out of their life.
Mastering a new language is hard, but it can be a fun and fulfilling journey. Expanding the limits of expressing yourself means expanding the limits of your world and gaining a new way of thinking.
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