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Abdul
« I met zen through a friend. He is a nice guy, very confident and polite. I have always had an interest in learning German, since I have family in Germany. After taking some lessons with him, I can tell he is very kind, patient and helpful person. I would personally recommend Zen as I felt very comfortable learning from. He would take the time to explain the dialect and help with my pronunciation. As much as I struggled he was always there to help me explain anything step by step. »
£15/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Zen
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Written comprehension - German
  • Written expression - German
  • German translation
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids
  • A1
  • Professional
  • Beginner

Simply German, from beginner to advanced level teaching with 4 years experience in Manchester

Methodology

I've encountered many different types of people in my travels and learned about their experiences, trials, and happiest memories; this was all unlocked to me because I took the time to learn a new language and this could all be yours.

I immerse the student in the language depending on the level of teaching they require, the more advanced, the more german interaction we will have with one another. This I believe is the fastest and most enjoyable way to learn!

My lessons consist of one to one sessions via Skype:
- The first lesson will involve getting to know each other (If possible in german) and a small assessment of experience and expectations.

- The following lessons will be a mixture of both grammar and vocabulary immersion, depending on the level of the individual.

- Assigned german tasks including listening to german music and movies with a follow-up every week, and suggestions on how to improve and learn german as you go.

- (Optional) A one to one conversation only in the language to test where the student is at.

I encourage students as well to participate in german culture such as suggesting german movies, artists, and radio stations to listen to in their spare time, they're crazy good!

Alongside this, I like to relate funny experiences and jokes I've had in my travels making the classes more enjoyable!

Experience

I learned to become fluent in German in under 2 years, with 0 experience prior.

My job volunteering involved living in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria for two years speaking only the language 24/7 and having teaching sessions with individuals and families about certain topics such as mental health, spiritualism, and hope.

I learned how fun learning a new language could be and how useful it can be both culturally and academically and I hope to pass this passion on to others!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £15/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £60
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £120
Lessons offered by Zen
Individual
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Written comprehension - German
  • Written expression - German
  • German translation
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids
  • A1
  • Professional
  • Beginner

Zen's CV

SUMMARY
Extroverted, reliable and independent in every sense of the word, my time spent in college, working and being a volunteer has helped me develop various skills, habits, and traits which are highly valued and transferrable in today's highly commercial and ever-changing world.

A wide array of these skills range from having the knowledge of how to interact with people both individuals and groups from different backgrounds and ethnicities, as well as management, planning and smart goal setting with the people I was working with during my time as a volunteer.

Having personally experienced different backgrounds and cultures, I have gained a wider perspective on approaching people and quickly developing friendships with them. Due to the nature of my volunteer service, I have also developed knowledge on how I can help people overcome their own personal problems and issues without feeling intruded.

In essence, capability is one thing I am striving for and the more experience I obtain during this lifetime will help me become the best person that I can be, in order to reach greater lengths.

SKILLS
• Excellent communication skills
• Basic administrative knowledge
• Strong work ethic
• Goal-orientated
• People-orientated
• Friendly demeanour
• Decisiveness/ Critical thinking
• Proficient in German and Tagalog
• Management experienced
• Team player
• Integrity based


WORK HISTORY
TK-MAXX
(June 2015 - Present)
Sales Assistant
I consider myself an extrovert and retail have helped me develop my ability with people in a friendly, but genuine manner. Enabling me to create quick levels of trust and friendship among customers. Having the opportunity to work in retail, I gained the ability to be able to interact with people both young and old. This has placed me in a position where I have learned the different types of individuals and groups allowing me to quickly assess the needs and wants of the customers. Working in a busy environment such as TK-Maxx has also helped me to develop a strong work ethic, having been encouraged to do tasks before being asked and completing them in the allotted time given.

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
(December 2016 – November 2018)
Volunteer
I took part in volunteer service for two years for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. I have developed various skills that will allow me to succeed in Higher Education, as we were required to follow a very strict schedule ranging from waking up at 6:30 in the morning every day and doing daily planning, goal setting and presenting a presentation as a leader. Not only has this developed a number of transferable skills for Business Management but it has improved my attitude to study it will make me a better student. I have progressed in terms of organisation, having a strong sense of accountability if I do not fulfil or achieve the tasks that I have set for myself or from others. One thing I do not ever want to do is to do nothing, this drive has given me an incredible sense of work ethic that I did not have during high school or college.

The most notable ability acquired is to speak German at a very high proficient level (between B2-C1 level). The nature of the work included high levels of communications, requiring ability in key areas such as speaking, reading and writing, covering complex and abstract topics with the people we were working with such as emotions and statistics and key planning with the people who were under my management. We were pushed to learn the language as quickly as possible enabling us to express the German language at the end of the two years with ease. In addition to this, having spent a considerable amount of time in Switzerland, I’ve learned to understand a majority and speak a little Swiss German, in its variety of dialects from Zurich, Bern and Solothurn and more.


HOBBIES & INTERESTS
As an individual, I have many hobbies and interest that help keep daily life active and interesting. My main points of interest are more of the sporty nature. Basketball is my most favourite outdoor activity and I’ve been playing since 16, helping me stay active, physically fit and it has taught me as well the basics/fundamentals of being part of a team.

As one having spent time in Switzerland, I have also learned to love the outdoors at hiking. Switzerland has many beautiful mountains and the breathtaking views at the very top were worth the rigorous and exhausting hikes that accompany them. This has taught me to push myself and gave me the mindset that any trial can be overcome so long as you look forward to the positive at the end.

Other interests are more of the creative nature. During my spare time, I love playing the guitar and ukulele as it helps me express my love for the music of all types. Another interest of mine when I have spare time is to draw, having grown up in an Asian household, the natural interest in art has helped me and my brothers develop are artistic ability.

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3 recommendations

A
Abdul

I met zen through a friend. He is a nice guy, very confident and polite. I have always had an interest in learning German, since I have family in Germany. After taking some lessons with him, I can tell he is very kind, patient and helpful person. I would personally recommend Zen as I felt very comfortable learning from. He would take the time to explain the dialect and help with my pronunciation. As much as I struggled he was always there to help me explain anything step by step.

D
David

Has given lessons to me previously before visiting Germany and has given me a lot more confidence in my German speaking.

B
Bob

Zen without a doubt is one of the very best teachers I have had to learn under as he is super reliable and actively pushing his students to improve. His commitment to teaching German has far exceeded any of my expectations due to his vast and adept knowledge of the language and culture as he has experienced living in Germany for a couple years. I would definitely recommend being taught under his wing as he is by far one of the best teachers in my experience !

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