A passionate language teacher with 15 years of teaching experience
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Oxford University: MA in French and Spanish
Oxford University: BA in French and Spanish
A-Levels: German, French, Spanish and Business Studies (all grade A)
Teaching experience- 15 years:
St Paul's School, Barnes, London (highly selective boys' independent school)
The Abbey School, Reading (selective girls' school)
Sir William Perkins' School, Chertsey (selective girls' school)
German Language Tutor at Royal Holloway, University of London (current)
I make students feel at ease so that they are comfortable to answer any questions regardless of how silly they may perceive it to be. I plan lessons thoroughly and use a wide range of stimulating activities to try to consolidate the material we have covered. I always try to think of engaging ways to explain grammar and topics thereby enabling all abilities to understand.
I have extensive tutoring experience for students wishing to do Modern Languages at Oxbridge and prepare them thoroughly for the rigorous interview process. Through my 15 years of teaching experience I have excellent knowledge of current teaching methods and exam requirements. I am also used to breaking difficult topics down to the basics to enable those in younger years and pre-GCSE to build up their confidence.
Dorothee is an amazing German teacher - after an initial trial session, my daughter has been having 2 hour daily lessons, which we will continue for as long as possible. Dorothee is incredibly effective, patient, kind and conscientious - we feel really, really lucky to have found such a wonderful tutor.
Where do I go from here?
You can send Dorothee a message through Sherpa and they will usually get back to you within 24 hours. You'll receive an SMS and email notification when they do so.
How do the introductions work?
Sherpa gives you the opportunity to meet our tutors in a free 20 minute introduction, which takes place through the Sherpa classroom.
How do lessons work?
All lessons take place through Sherpa's online, industry-leading classroom. This is a combination of a collaborative, real time whiteboard and a video call, like Zoom.