ESL: With over 20 years' experience teaching high school students from various language backgrounds, most entering ninth grade with no English at all, to quickly gain the needed proficiency to complete graduation and college entrance requirements on time, I have the material and techniques to help you with any level or skill. I have also enjoyed teaching English to middle-school, college, and adult students seeking professional advancement from many parts of the world privately, in language... [more]
I speak, read, and write German fluently from having majored in German as an undergraduate at Rochester and a graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin. In Germany I was a Fulbright exchange student for two years at University of Cologne, followed by four years teaching at a Realschule in Germany. I have lived in Germany a total of 12 years, including two US Government teacher exchanges.
I have a Bachelor of Music (BMu) from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (NY) with a major in Applied Music (Organ/Piano). I provide a solid foundation in classical piano. Beginners of all ages are welcome, including adults, as well as those who earlier in their lives studied piano and wish to resume study after a longer break.
I am a California credentialed English teacher, with Language Development Specialist certification for teaching ESL in California schools, and have over 25 years' experience teaching students from many different language backgrounds in both public and private schools in this country and in Germany, as well as success with private tutoring, including adults who have been working/studying in California for some time and wish to perfect their English to an even higher level.