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James M.

£24 - £26 /hr

Music (with C2 German module) (Bachelors) - Manchester University

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About me

Hi! I’m a friendly third-year student offering German and Geography tuition. I tutored a number of students successfully through the 2017 exam period and received MyTutor Premium status to reflect excellent feedback from my students.

I have been speaking German for over 7 years now and have attained good fluency. I achieved an A* at A-level and in my first year at the University of Manchester I completed a module in German at C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (defined as ‘Mastery’), passing with a First. I believe my first-hand experience of the process of learning German as a second language is beneficial to my students as I have an excellent understanding of how to help learners at any stage to progress. I can offer German tuition at any level.

I gained an A* in Geography at A-level and continue to inform myself about the subject, which is of great interest to me. I can offer tuition up to GCSE level on MyTutor.

If you think I might be the right tutor for you or your child, simply send me a message letting me know what subject, qualification and exam board (if applicable) you or your child are studying for, along with any other relevant details. I will get back to you ASAP (within 24 hours in all but exceptional circumstances) and we can arrange a free, no-obligation video meeting in order to discuss what you need and how I can help.

Hi! I’m a friendly third-year student offering German and Geography tuition. I tutored a number of students successfully through the 2017 exam period and received MyTutor Premium status to reflect excellent feedback from my students.

I have been speaking German for over 7 years now and have attained good fluency. I achieved an A* at A-level and in my first year at the University of Manchester I completed a module in German at C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (defined as ‘Mastery’), passing with a First. I believe my first-hand experience of the process of learning German as a second language is beneficial to my students as I have an excellent understanding of how to help learners at any stage to progress. I can offer German tuition at any level.

I gained an A* in Geography at A-level and continue to inform myself about the subject, which is of great interest to me. I can offer tuition up to GCSE level on MyTutor.

If you think I might be the right tutor for you or your child, simply send me a message letting me know what subject, qualification and exam board (if applicable) you or your child are studying for, along with any other relevant details. I will get back to you ASAP (within 24 hours in all but exceptional circumstances) and we can arrange a free, no-obligation video meeting in order to discuss what you need and how I can help.

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About my sessions

My tutoring is always based on an assessment of each individual’s strengths, weaknesses and learning style; regular communication with students and parents is valued highly to ensure that I give the most appropriate tuition for each student’s situation.

My sessions will therefore be different for every student. When tutoring German, I will always make sure to build in a good level of practice of the key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing (using the MyTutor interactive learning space to its best effect). How we achieve this will depend on how confident you feel in each area. I know how difficult learning a language can be, and I am experienced in setting a pace that is challenging but achieveable and helps build students' confidence.

I draw on a range of resources. I will more than happily work with your textbook, if you have one that you are already familar with. However, I believe learning should be grounded in the real world, so when teaching both German and Geography I make the effort to also find appropriate resources (at the right difficulty level) from the media etc., or create my own.

My tutoring is always based on an assessment of each individual’s strengths, weaknesses and learning style; regular communication with students and parents is valued highly to ensure that I give the most appropriate tuition for each student’s situation.

My sessions will therefore be different for every student. When tutoring German, I will always make sure to build in a good level of practice of the key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing (using the MyTutor interactive learning space to its best effect). How we achieve this will depend on how confident you feel in each area. I know how difficult learning a language can be, and I am experienced in setting a pace that is challenging but achieveable and helps build students' confidence.

I draw on a range of resources. I will more than happily work with your textbook, if you have one that you are already familar with. However, I believe learning should be grounded in the real world, so when teaching both German and Geography I make the effort to also find appropriate resources (at the right difficulty level) from the media etc., or create my own.

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Shirley (Parent from Broadstairs)

March 30 2018

Very professional and has given my son some fantastic tips & techniques

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Georgia (Student)

June 8 2017

He is always very helpful and knows which topics i struggle with most to help me on

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Ethan (Student)

May 21 2017

good

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Katherin (Parent from Edinburgh)

May 6 2017

helpful

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
GermanA-level (A2)A*
GeographyA-level (A2)A*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
GermanA Level£26 /hr
GeographyGCSE£24 /hr
GermanGCSE£24 /hr

Questions James has answered

How can I improve my German vocabulary?

First of all, don't worry if you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of German vocabulary you need to know – sometimes it can feel like quite a lot, especially if you haven't been learning the language all that long. The key is regular, focused practice. Keep a notepad with you in German lessons/tutoring sessions and note down all the new vocab you learn. Also look at the dictionary in your textbook, and any vocab lists you have been given. Then at a particular time each day, just spend 10 minutes trying to memorise a certain number of useful words – the number can vary on how good you feel your memory is, but start with as few as 5 words and build up from there. Don't stop until you feel confident with the meanings of all the words and how you could use them. Then, 5 days or a week later, recap those words and, if you have forgotten any, memorise them again. This should help put them into your longer-term memory. If you are organised about this, you should get a pattern whereby each day you quickly recap a small set of words you learnt 5 - 7 days ago, and learn a small set of new words. For a very small time investment of 10 minutes a day, you will be surprised at how your vocabulary improves over time, especially if you also sit down every now and again for a longer session to recap all the words you have learnt over the past few weeks.

First of all, don't worry if you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of German vocabulary you need to know – sometimes it can feel like quite a lot, especially if you haven't been learning the language all that long. The key is regular, focused practice. Keep a notepad with you in German lessons/tutoring sessions and note down all the new vocab you learn. Also look at the dictionary in your textbook, and any vocab lists you have been given. Then at a particular time each day, just spend 10 minutes trying to memorise a certain number of useful words – the number can vary on how good you feel your memory is, but start with as few as 5 words and build up from there. Don't stop until you feel confident with the meanings of all the words and how you could use them. Then, 5 days or a week later, recap those words and, if you have forgotten any, memorise them again. This should help put them into your longer-term memory. If you are organised about this, you should get a pattern whereby each day you quickly recap a small set of words you learnt 5 - 7 days ago, and learn a small set of new words. For a very small time investment of 10 minutes a day, you will be surprised at how your vocabulary improves over time, especially if you also sit down every now and again for a longer session to recap all the words you have learnt over the past few weeks.

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What is the imperative and when should I use it?

The imperative form, known as the Befehlsform in German, is used to modify the verb when you are giving a command (including polite commands!). Sentences using the imperative are often followed by an exclamation mark to reinforce their meaning.

Forming the imperative is simple. There are rules for duihr, and Sie conjugations of the verb. When using the du conjuncation, simply take the -st  ending away, remove any umlauts, and you have the imperative form. For example, 'Go home!' could be translated as 'Geh nach Hause!' or 'Fahr nach Hause!' (note the removal of the umlaut from du fährst).

The ihr and Sie conjungations are even simpler. For ihr, you simply remove the ihr and use the verb on its own – for example, 'Fahrt nach Hause'. For Sie, simply conjuncate the verb as normal, but ensure that it comes first in the sentence – for example, 'Gehen Sie nach Hause!'. Here the exclamation mark helps to convey meaning, showing that the sentence is a command rather than a question.

Irregular verbs can be exceptions to these rules: in particular, the verb Sein uses different rules, which you must simply learn. The du form is sei, the ihr form is seid, and the Sie form is Seien Sie. For example, 'Sei ruhig!', 'Seid ruhig!' and 'Seien Sie (bitte) ruhig!'

The imperative form, known as the Befehlsform in German, is used to modify the verb when you are giving a command (including polite commands!). Sentences using the imperative are often followed by an exclamation mark to reinforce their meaning.

Forming the imperative is simple. There are rules for duihr, and Sie conjugations of the verb. When using the du conjuncation, simply take the -st  ending away, remove any umlauts, and you have the imperative form. For example, 'Go home!' could be translated as 'Geh nach Hause!' or 'Fahr nach Hause!' (note the removal of the umlaut from du fährst).

The ihr and Sie conjungations are even simpler. For ihr, you simply remove the ihr and use the verb on its own – for example, 'Fahrt nach Hause'. For Sie, simply conjuncate the verb as normal, but ensure that it comes first in the sentence – for example, 'Gehen Sie nach Hause!'. Here the exclamation mark helps to convey meaning, showing that the sentence is a command rather than a question.

Irregular verbs can be exceptions to these rules: in particular, the verb Sein uses different rules, which you must simply learn. The du form is sei, the ihr form is seid, and the Sie form is Seien Sie. For example, 'Sei ruhig!', 'Seid ruhig!' and 'Seien Sie (bitte) ruhig!'

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