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Tilman S.

Degree: International Relations (Doctorate) - St. Andrews University

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About me

I am a native speaker in German, and therefore I can help you with studying German. I hold a BA in Politics (First Class Degree) from a German university and a Master of Letters in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews, Scotland (with Distinction). Currently, I am doing a PhD in International Relations at the same university. Thus I can also help you with studying Politics, International Relations and Global Politics. I really enjoy tutoring! For me, it is very important that you learn as much as possible during the one hour of tutoring. Thus, I prepare my tutorials well in advance. My philosophy in tutoring German is that you should speak German as much as possible during the tutorials. I think that the best way for learning a language is to speak it. I will also provide you with written summaries of the German grammar. We will then talk about these summaries during the tutorials, and I will provide exercises. Moreover, I will structure and organise the tutorials in a way that they can help you with the things you are currently doing in school. Thus I will ask you to send me these things prior to our tutorials, so that I have the time to prepare the tutorials accordingly.

About my sessions

I will structure tutorials according to the things you would like to focus on. I will ask you prior to the tutorial what you would like to achieve. For example, if you would like to focus on certain aspects of the German grammar, I will start the tutorial by explaining these aspects. This is followed by exercises about the German grammar which I have prepared in advance to the tutorial. If you would like to focus more on conversation in German, I will prepare some questions about a certain topic which we have agree upon in advance. I will use these questions in order to start a conversation in German. I think that the best way for learning a language is to speak as much as possible. If you do not know a German word, I will help you with this, and I will also help you with the correct pronunciation and spelling of words. If you would like to focus on writing texts in German, I will ask you to write a short text about a certain topic in German as a homework. I will read this text prior to our next tutorial, and then we will talk about this text and my feedback during the tutorial. I will also give feedback about your progress. One way to measure your progress will be your abilility to apply the rules of the German grammar. Another way will be your ability to speak freely without making mistakes. Another one will be the number of words you know in German. With respect the last point, I will encourage you to repeat the vocabularies you have learnt on a daily basis.

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
German A Level £26 /hr
Politics A Level £26 /hr
German GCSE £24 /hr
Government and Politics GCSE £24 /hr
Politics GCSE £24 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £26 /hr

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationLevelGrade
International Security StudiesDegree (Masters)DISTINCTION
International Policy ManagementDegree (Bachelors)FIRST CLASS
Abitur (German High School Diploma): Biology: B; Economics: A; German: A*; History: A*A-levelA2A
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Ratings and reviews

5from 34 customer reviews

Annie (Parent) June 2 2017

Tilman was very helpful as always. Today we went through past papers together and i feel like I learned a lot.

Lisa (Parent) May 22 2017

Everything was really clear and loads of resources

Annie (Parent) May 9 2017

Tilman was brilliant! So helpful and we went through everything in great detail. I learnt more in this one lesson than weeks of work on my own.

Ajay (Parent) November 26 2016

Very nice and thorough at teaching.
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Questions Tilman has answered

How do you structure an essay in German?

The first important thing for writing any kind of essay is to formulate an adequate question you want to address in the essay. What do you want to demonstrate? Why is this question interesting and why is it important? This question should then be included in your introduction. The introductio...

The first important thing for writing any kind of essay is to formulate an adequate question you want to address in the essay. What do you want to demonstrate? Why is this question interesting and why is it important? This question should then be included in your introduction.

The introduction of your essay should not only address the research question and the argument you propose, but also the structure of the rest of the essay. What will you do in each section of the essay and how are these sections connected with each other? You will experience over the writing of an essay that the introduction changes over the course of the writing process. You will add and delete certain aspects of your introduction, or you might even re-formulate parts of your question and your argument.

An example for such a question in the context of a book analysis might be: Inwiefern stellt das Buch ein Beispiel für einen Text aus der Epoche der Romantik dar? Welche sprachlichen und stilistischen Mittel verwendet der Autor/die Autorin, die auf die Epoche der Romanik hinweisen?

In order to elaborate on this question, you might give a short overview of the structure of your essay and your methods: In einem ersten Schritt werde ich die sprachlichen und stilistischen Eigenschaften der Romanik darlegen, um sie dann in einem zweiten Schritt auf das Buch anzuwenden.

This structure enables you to outline your argument and the approach you will undertake in order to elaborate on the same.

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