As I worked with people of very different backgrounds, skills and stakes , I can easily adapt to the needs of students. I usually use articles, songs, liteature and an interactive teaching methods . With students that need help to prepare for exams (such as teh DSD I or II or Goethe certificate) I stay close to the suggested material. When it comes to oral skills, I like to prepare material individually based on the interests of students. I believe that learning a language is the easiest in relaxed, patient and content related conversations .
I hold a BA in sociology and political science from the Humboldt University of Berlin. I worked as a teaching assistant for German as a foreign language in an Armenian school for one year, was a tutor for high school students in English and German literature, tutored German for minors in Berlin refugee shelters and a refugee camp in Greece.
Bachelor of Social Sciences at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
10/2015-present. Expected Graduation : August 2019.
Winter semester 2017/2018: Exchange student at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, Malaysia (Partner University of the HU Berlin, Scholarship by DAAD)
Summer semester 2018: Exchange student at Università di Bologna in Bologna, Italy (Erasmus Program)
Winter Semester 2018/2019: extra courses at the Freie Universität Berlin in Educational Studies (Pedagogy and Didactics in Political Education)
Samos Volunteers, Greece— Volunteer , Teacher
09/2016-10/2016 and 3/2017-4/2017
Volunteering at the refugee camp/hotspot on the Greek island Samos
Tasks: Taught English and German to children and adults, conducted music workshops, offered children activities in non-camp shelters, distributed of non-food items
Paul Gerhardt Werk, Berlin— Volunteer , Tutor
German tutor for unaccompanied minors in a refugee shelter (1:1)
HC ARGO 04, Berlin —Hockey Coach
Coach of the male youth team
Middle School Sardarapat, Armenia— Teaching assistant
International cultural voluntary service in Armenia at the Primary- and Secondary- School Sardarapat
Sending Organisation: kulturweit, Voluntary Service of the Federal Foreign Office and the German UNESCO Commission
Tasks: Assisting the local German teachers, organising theatre class, music lessons, monthly trips to the library in Yerevan (capital), preparation of German Language Certificate recruiters, Youth Debating Camp in Georgia, Summer School in the holidays
Segelzentrum Elba, Italy — Sailing Teacher
Seasonal work since 2014
Tasks: Teaching sailing to groups (between 3 and 20 students) of children, teenagers and adults in
German, English and Italian
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Department for Urban and Regional Sociology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin , Research Assistant
Assisting Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland and PhD students in two research projects ( 20 hours/week)
Tasks: Literature reviews, preparing survey, planning data collection, recruiting interviewers, analysing quantitative data
Teaching 1:1 and groups ( all ages)
Teaching German as a second language
Experience with, sports, music and theatre education
Working with children and teenagers in difficult environments
Reliability and capacity
Coordination in tasking
German (first language)
Perfect! Leonie’s is fantastic!! I’m most grateful for all the trouble she goes to in preparing lessons for me.
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