Having previously worked as a substitute teacher in various subjects for students aged 6-16, I am able to adapt my teaching style to the particular student's and subject's requirements. Personally, I believe that a thorough understanding of grammar and a lot of oral communication practice are perhaps the most essential aspects of language acquisition.
I have just graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MA (Hons) German and Russian with a Distinction in Spoken German and am now pursuing a postgraduate course in classical singing at the RWCMD in Cardiff. A native speaker of Danish and of half German origin, I naturally have a more native-sounding accent, which I believe will help make you or your child's German more authentic.
2019 – 2021 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama MMus Music Performance (Voice)
2015 – 2019 University of St Andrews, UK MA Hons in German and Russian (high 2:1 with Distinction in Spoken German)
2017 – 2018 University of Vienna, Austria Erasmus semester abroad: German Literature
2018 St Petersburg State University, Russia Semester abroad; Russian language course
2014 – 2015 Vestervig Kirkemusikskole [School of Church Music], Denmark Diploma in Church singing; courses in singing, piano, music theory and theology
2011 – 2014 Hasseris Gymnasium & IB World School, Denmark IB Diploma: 38/45: English & Danish Literature, German, History, Chemistry, Mathematics
Relevant work experience:
2014 - 2015 Gl Lindholm Skole [School], Nørresundby, Denmark, substitute teacher - School for children age 5-16 – taught at all levels and in all subjects, including music - Primary substitute teacher for class for socially challenged teenagers – I was the only substitute teacher who was allowed to be alone with them.
2014 - 2015 Børnhaven Troldereden [Nursery], Nørresundby, Denmark, assistant - Worked primarily in section for children aged 0-3 - Was responsible for music activities/games several times a week - Communication with parents although I was only an assistant – helped communicate with parents in Turkish and Russian for whom Danish was difficult.
Leadership and Volunteering:
2014 - 2016 German Department Class Representative, University of St Andrews - Was part in shaping the recent major changes to the structure of the German programme - Training of 1st year class representatives - Organisation of social events within the department
2015 - 2016 President of German Society, University of St Andrews - Responsible for all external communication - Acting treasurer - Arranged contact with potential funding bodies and employers of interest to our members - Chaired committee meetings - Cooperated with event representative to organise events, booking venues and transport - During my presidency, I am proud to say that the society enjoyed a particularly high increase in memberships and a strong co-operation with the German department, organising many joint events.
Having worked with Kristel for almost 8 years, I can assure you you won't regret choosing her as a tutor: Not only are her language skills brilliant, but she is also an outgoing and approachable person, always happy to help others and share her knowledge with them. Kristel always spoke very fondly of her time as a substitute teacher at a local school and it is clear to me that she enjoys teaching.
Kristel is a knowledgeable, patient, and affable tutor who on multiple occasions has proof-read my essays, improving both my language skills and the clarity of my writing style. She is a hard-working individual who can express and explain things in a simple yet comprehensive manner while at the same time making the learning experience engaging and fun. The combination of Kristel's academic and practical experience of German (from her year abroad in Vienna) makes her a valuable and very helpful tutor.
Kristel was a top German student at her International Baccalaureate Diploma and since pursued the language at University. She's very passionate about languages and about teaching them and I'm confident she'd be a great tutor for any learner from beginner through very advanced levels. (I've done courses myself in German up to B2/C1 level).
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