Petra K.

Petra K.

£20 - £25 /hr

German and Philosophy (Bachelors) - Brasenose College, Oxford University

3 completed lessons

About me

Hi! My name is Petra and I study German & Philosophy at the University of Oxford. I'm keen to help you achieve your academic goals as effectively as possible and provide you with as much guidance as you need along the way.

I lived in Germany for several years and was taught in the German school system; I'm basically a native speaker of the language, so I'm more than happy to speak German during the entire lesson if needed, in order to help you enhance your speaking and l...

Hi! My name is Petra and I study German & Philosophy at the University of Oxford. I'm keen to help you achieve your academic goals as effectively as possible and provide you with as much guidance as you need along the way.

I lived in Germany for several years and was taught in the German school system; I'm basically a native speaker of the language, so I'm more than happy to speak German during the entire lesson if needed, in order to help you enhance your speaking and listening skills, for instance.

Language is a tool, and there's something amazing about being able to communicate and express ideas with more than one instrument. I chose to combine German with Philosophy because I'm interested in exploring the relationship between language and thought, and how speaking different languages can encourage different habits of mind. I'd love to teach you the basics of the language, discuss German literature, or Philosophy, if you're preparing for exams or thinking about studying these subjects at university.

Having been successful with the MLAT admissions test for German & Philosophy, I'm well prepared to help you succeed as well, and am also able to offer guidance and support for other stages of the admissions process (including personal statement and interview) for Oxford or any other university.


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About my sessions

I'd like to tailor my lessons around your personal needs and preferences. We'll have a discussion about your strengths and weaknesses, and how to best use the former to succeed in your areas of difficulty, whilst working on your weaknesses using optimal methods for you to overcome them.

I can help you with all stages of learning German, be it practising and expanding your vocabulary, becoming confident in using grammar, improving your writing structure and style, or preparing fo...

I'd like to tailor my lessons around your personal needs and preferences. We'll have a discussion about your strengths and weaknesses, and how to best use the former to succeed in your areas of difficulty, whilst working on your weaknesses using optimal methods for you to overcome them.

I can help you with all stages of learning German, be it practising and expanding your vocabulary, becoming confident in using grammar, improving your writing structure and style, or preparing for specific exams. In terms of refining your writing, I'll mark your work and give extensive feedback on it which will constitute the basis for discussion in the following lesson. I will talk you through the process of structuring your work and give you tips and examples for improving your writing style.

When it comes to preparing for specific exams, it is best to have routine in them and know how to approach each question. The method that proved most successful for me is doing as many past papers as possible. I will mark past papers and explain mark scheme answers to you that you struggle to understand. It is vital to work with mark schemes in order to know what examiners expect from you.

To keep track of your progress, I will give you homework and test your newly acquired skills when appropriate. I believe that goal-setting is one of the best sources of motivation, so I will encourage you to work towards specific goals and do everything to help you achieve them.

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FM

Francine Student

19 Jul

I am taking German A with her and the way she teaches is very good. Always asks if I understand everything, good explanations, detailed and organized. Happy with this lesson. Very useful.

FM

Francine Student

2 Aug

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
GermanGerman Abitur14
HistoryGerman Abitur13
German A LitInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
English A LitInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
History of ArtGerman Abitur14
ChemistryGerman Abitur14
HistoryInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
German EEInternational Baccalaureate (IB)A

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12 - 5pm

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
GermanA Level£22 /hr
GermanGCSE£20 /hr
GermanIB£22 /hr
MLAT (Modern Languages)University£25 /hr

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