Homepage
Become a Tutor
South Brisbane 
South Brisbane 
  • (2 reviews)
T
Thiago
« If you are looking for a seasoned and very professional teacher,... More »
T
Thiago
« If you are looking for a seasoned and very professional teacher, patient with good didactic look no further; you have just found not only a teacher that has all those qualities but also can bring you an enormous advantage if you speak French, German, Farsi, Arabic or Portuguese like me; she can speak all those languages (that I know of) being proficient in German. Even if you don't she has strong formation on the learning process, you will hardly find someone so competent. For all those reasons having classes with Shiva helped me a lot in my college and in my life abroad in an English speaking country, I really recommend her classes for anyone. »
$30/h
1st lesson free!
Profile Verified
Response Time 21h
Lesson formats available..
  • One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
  • at their place
  • at your place
  • by webcam
Subjects taught
  • German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Oral expression - German
  • Oral comprehension - German
  • Written expression - German
  • Accent reduction - German
Levels
  • All Levels

GERMAN LESSONS in BRISBANE and ONLINE - conversation // grammar // pronunciation // writing // homework help

Methodology

I offer two types of classes - INFORMAL and FORMAL:

Informal classes are for ESL or German students who want to practice their conversation skills, with some grammar/vocabulary revision sprinkled in. These are $30 AUD per hour.

Formal classes are for ESL, German or French students who need to focus on specific areas, like grammar, pronunciation, help with completing homework, and following class material (or for students who wish that I prepare the material for class). These cost $40 AUD per hour to account for preparation time and recordings made after classes (for students to remember vocabulary and pronunciation).

If you book a package of five classes to use within 30 days I will give you a 10% discount off the total price.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Background

****CURRENT AS OF SEPTEMBER 2020*****

I have three years of experience teaching languages and many more years of experience as a language student. I have learnt German, French, Farsi (Persian), Portuguese and Arabic to different degrees of fluency, and I have lived in many countries as a foreigner myself, so I know the struggles of learning a new language.

I think people learn best when they just keep on practising expressing themselves. With each of my students I have a Google Doc where the lesson notes are saved so we can keep coming back to them in following lessons to make sure that they don't forget. I have my own interesting material - or, we can use yours.

Because of my background in linguistics and languages, I am quite good at teaching topics that may be more challenging for some tutors, like grammar and pronunciation.

I completed my PGDip in Linguistics at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and my MSc in Neuroscience at Humboldt-UniversitÀt zu Berlin. I have lived in France for one year and Germany for five years.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
at their place
at your place
via webcam
Subjects taught
  • German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Oral expression - German
  • Oral comprehension - German
  • Written expression - German
  • Accent reduction - German
Levels
  • All Levels

Shiva's CV

Current BPsychSci(Hons) student at Central Queensland University
2018 - current English and German Tutor, Interpreter and Translator - SELF EMPLOYED
2011 - 2012 English Instructor - INTENSIVO CONSULTORIA DE IDIOMAS (Brazil) and EDUSTAR (Australia)

QUALIFICATIONS
B.A. (Linguistics & French Studies) - The University of Adelaide, 2011
PGDip (Linguistics) - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, 2013
M.Sc (Neuroscience) - Humboldt-UniversitÀt zu Berlin, 2017
Goethe Certificate C2 (Diploma of total proficiency in German)

Other than this, I have worked in various paid and volunteer roles for several years at the intersection of mental health and culture, providing psychosocial support and cultural mediation (interpreting) for refugees and asylum seekers with mental illness, which is my passion!

I have several years' experience as a research assistant in neuroscience/psychology too (with a focus on language!).

2 reviews on Shiva
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

2 recommendations

T
Thiago

If you are looking for a seasoned and very professional teacher, patient with good didactic look no further; you have just found not only a teacher that has all those qualities but also can bring you an enormous advantage if you speak French, German, Farsi, Arabic or Portuguese like me; she can speak all those languages (that I know of) being proficient in German. Even if you don't she has strong formation on the learning process, you will hardly find someone so competent.

For all those reasons having classes with Shiva helped me a lot in my college and in my life abroad in an English speaking country, I really recommend her classes for anyone.

J
Jacob

Shiva is a talented and highly motivated language learner with an excellent command of pronunciation in her native English and in many other languages. As an instructor of others who are trying to learn languages on their own, she is empathetic and supportive. She can draw on her academic background in linguistics as well as on her personal learning experience to give you tips and strategies for meeting your personal learning goals. In my case, she helped me a great deal in improving my French accent. If language is your focus, then you are safe with Shiva.

Similar tutors

german lessons nearby? Here's a selection of other listings you can check out.
Superprof can also help you with vocabulary - german lessons.
Not quite what you're after? How about oral expression - german lessons?
Taking oral comprehension - german lessons has never been easier!

Brisbane City
Speak german like a native - easy and fun conversations to improve your language skills
$55
Ash
1st lesson free!

I customise my classes to the experience of my students. After an initial consultation to determine the goals of my student,...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
West End
German Exchange Student with experience gives German lessons to students in Brisbane
$30
Vivien
1st lesson free!

I focus my lessons on improving the students’ speaking abilities as well as teaching grammar. Whatever you want to...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
East Brisbane
International UQ student from Germany is ready for making you the next ‚deutsche Kartoffel‘ ;)
$85
Julian
1st lesson free!

My teaching focuses on you first: what do you want to improve? It also includes some basics about grammar and vocabulary

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Taringa
Private German tutoring for any age and purpose offered in Indooroopilly, Toowong and Greater Brisbane area
$35
Annika
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I have been teaching for almost 2 years, any level from A1-B2 (book). Since most students so far want to learn the language...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Coorparoo
German Backpacker is teaching you how to communicate with german fellas or business partners
$25
Neiklis
1st lesson free!

We will talk a lot through smalltalk,but learning some vocabulary is really necessary for this.My method is mostly Listen &...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Hamilton
Hi, my name is Michelle and I'm an Aupair from Germany. I live in Brisbane since July 2019. I speak German and English fluently and also Spanish and Italian.
$20
Michelle
1st lesson free!

I'll start from the beginning. I want you to learn German the best way.

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Kenmore
Qualified German expert with 12 years experience teaches German lessons privately in Brisbane
$30
Jonathan
1st lesson free!

I believe that many English speakers misunderstand German; it's a romantic, cool language which isn't that different from...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Certified and experienced German teacher (10 years) gives private lessons in Paris or Boulogne-Billancourt
$65
Juliane
  • (15 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Language teacher with a lot of experience, I offer private tutoring at home tailored to the needs of each. My courses are...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Strasbourg, France
Professional literary translator graduated from ITIRI gives German course all levels in Strasbourg
$41
Frédéric
  • (9 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My courses are for all those who want to start in German, deepen their knowledge or specialize in a specific area. I adapt...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Bondi Beach
Native German speaker but fluent and confident in English. Offering German lessons and help with comprehension
$25
Amira
1st lesson free!

My main focus when teaching is: Vocabulary, Repetition and Grammar. With particular focus on vocabulary. Understanding...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Cairns City
German Tutor (native speaker) avalibe for any kind of lessons in Cairns
$25
David
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is to figure out what topic you wanna improve. It doesnÂŽt matter you wanna study vocabulary for school...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Lausanne, Switzerland
Bilingual in French and English, I propose a simple and effective method which has already been successful for over fifty students of mine. Take a lesson with me in order to have fun by learning Frenc
$76
Alessio
  • (19 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am a 28 year-old man from Lausanne in Switzerland who loves languages. I have lived many years in the US where I taught...

Lessons via webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within the hour
at their place at your place by webcam
1 hour $30 $30 $30
Book a lesson