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June
« Perfect! I have been having German lessons with Simon for about 3 months now.... More »
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June
« Perfect! I have been having German lessons with Simon for about 3 months now. Prior to this I had been learning German on my own for a while but decided I needed someone who I could practice speaking German with. Well what can I say? Other than Simon is absolutely amazing. We practice a nice balance of reading and grammar every lesson. I know every lesson that I am going to make mistakes with things such as pronunciation but this is all part of learning a foreign language. However, Simon really makes me feel at ease and I really feel like I learn a lot every lesson. I love dipping into and practicing the work that we do in the lesson throughout the week and I always can't wait until I have my next lesson. Please remember though that learning a language is very rewarding but also takes time and effort but I assure you that if you are prepared to put the effort in then you won't find a better tutor than Simon. »
$54/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 4h
Lesson formats available..
  • One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
Subjects taught
  • German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Oral expression - German
  • Oral comprehension - German
  • Written comprehension - German
  • German translation
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Postgraduate
  • PhD
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Native German who speaks fluent English offering tutoring online or at your home (around hertfordshire)

Methodology

I will first find out the level of German you are currently at and what you intend to learn. I will then tailor my tutoring to help you in the areas you find the most difficult, whether that is grammar, vocabulary, conversation skills or other.

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One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualified and response guaranteed. Simon will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

I have lived in Germany for 27 years and am now living in the UK. I am proficient in both German and English. I have the Bavarian Abitur (The highest ranking A Level qualifications in Germany).
I can tutor German from beginner to advanced, and am especially good at teaching conversation skills.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $54/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $252
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $522

Details

If you book a pack of 5 lessons with me, you will receive a discount of £5
If you book a pack of 10 lessons with me, you will receive a discount of £15

Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
at your place
Subjects taught
  • German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Oral expression - German
  • Oral comprehension - German
  • Written comprehension - German
  • German translation
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Postgraduate
  • PhD
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

25 reviews on Simon
  • 5/5

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

Perfect! I have been having German lessons with Simon for about 3 months now. Prior to this I had been learning German on my own for a while but decided I needed someone who I could practice speaking German with. Well what can I say? Other than Simon is absolutely amazing. We practice a nice balance of reading and grammar every lesson. I know every lesson that I am going to make mistakes with things such as pronunciation but this is all part of learning a foreign language. However, Simon really makes me feel at ease and I really feel like I learn a lot every lesson. I love dipping into and practicing the work that we do in the lesson throughout the week and I always can't wait until I have my next lesson. Please remember though that learning a language is very rewarding but also takes time and effort but I assure you that if you are prepared to put the effort in then you won't find a better tutor than Simon.

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Desrie

Perfect! Simon understood very quickly my daughters fears and concerns in learning the German language, and although she has only had 3 lessons so far, her confidence is growing, which is transferring into her school work. We are both extremely pleased with the lessons so far.

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Yu

Perfect! Simon is exceptionally good with my son who is sitting GCSE German. He is patient and also gave my son the confidence. I would highly recommend Simon without hesitation.

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Peter

Perfect! Simon is simply the best. He teaches my 8 year old and uses material that is interesting and relevant and always keeps him interested and engaged. Couldn't recommend him more highly!

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L

Perfect! Simon is an excellent tutor. He helps my son's GCSE German course. He is very committed and friendly. His lessons are always adjusted to my son's needs. My son said Simon was very helpful with learning vocabulary and grammar. Highly recommended!

Simon's response

Chen is a very bright and talented student - he is quickly improving his pronounciation and is already competent at reading. Chen is a great listener and is picking up the language quickly. He is eager to learn and a pleasure to teach!

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Preeti

Perfect! Simon is a well informed and methodical teacher whose lessons are easy to follow and fun! He adapts his teaching to your needs and your learning style with great ease for better results. Highly recommended!

Simon's response

Preeti is very friendly and understanding, it is a joy to have conversations with her. She is always present and interested and is extremely talented at pronounciation! The lessons with her are relaxing and flow very naturally. I look forward to teaching her more in the future!

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Julia

Perfect! a very good teacher

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Ben

Perfect! Simon is great and easy to talk too. Makes learning German fun with great methods and realistic goals. Would recommend!

Simon's response

Ben is a very kind and clever student. It´s been a lot of fun to have conversations with him. He´s naturally talented and his pronunciation is surprisingly good!

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Jason

Perfect! Simon is a first-class teacher - he's patient, speaks German in a clear dialect that's easy to follow and has really interesting things to talk about. He's also like that cool brother that you wish you had and has a friendly and humble personality - 10/10

Simon's response

Jason is a very clever, kind and attentive person who is eager to learn. It´s a pleasure to teach him

16 recommendations

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Julian

Simon is one of the very best tutors I have had. He is reliable, flexible and very empathetic. He has great equipment, such as a good quality camera and a studio microphone, which enables me to feel like i’m with him in person and hear exactly how to pronounce words. I´m really enjoying having lessons with him.

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Christian

Simon is an excellent german teacher, I am a beginner and I understood everything. He is very friendly and makes you comfortable to ask any question you want. He is one of those teachers that are excellent in what they do. The way he comes across is very friendly, knowledgeable and the willingness to help you. I would totally recommend him.

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Inge

I've had many different tutors and Simon is the best I've ever had. He's like a good friend and learning feels very natural

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Leon

Simon is the go-to german tutor on superprof. He is very empathetic, he is very flexible and his teaching methods are very effective.

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Delyno

If you're looking for someone to help you improve your conversation skills, Simon is you go-to tutor!

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Fabian

simons conversation skills are top notch, you will learn german easily, its like chatting with an old friend

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Jordan

I have been studying German with Simon for over a year now and I couldn't be happier. He is always very happy to help and can explain things very clear. With him I finally understand German grammar while also learning some interesting things about German culture and the country itself! German suddenly seemed so much easier. I highly recommend having lessons with Simon as he is incredibly supportive and the environment is always very relaxed.

Vielen Dank für die tollen Deutsch Stunden Simon, Ich habe bereits sehr viel gelernt und freue mich darauf perfekt Deutsch sprechen und schreiben zu können!

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Jana

Simon is a very friendly and patient person. As I am his sister, he helped me a lot improving my english skills during school. With his help i mastered my graduation in this subject and also gained more confidence to speak in english. Overall I think he does a great job teaching and I'm sure he can help many others. :)

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Nic

Simon was a fantastic tutor. He helped me prepare for my German B1 exam. I was so nervous and had so much riding on passing the exam. I was so lucky to find such an approachable and compassionate tutor in Simon. He made me feel comfortable asking questions, and had some fun and interesting insights as a Native German speaker. 10/10 would and have recommended.

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Jamie

Both Simon's understanding of English and conversational skills are excellent, and he is patient, kind and has a good sense of humour.

Interview with Simon

QUESTION 01 | 08
Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?
Simon — I am a native German speaker who was born in Munich. I lived in Germany for 27 years before moving to England.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
Simon — I personally like Albert Einstein, Christoph Watz and Hans Zimmer
QUESTION 03 | 08
Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or behavior in the language that you particularly like?
Simon — The beauty of German is that it enables the speaker to express an idea in its deepest complexity with only one word. Other languages might need to use a whole sentence to express the same meaning.
QUESTION 04 | 08
Why does speaking this language matter to you?
Simon — I have been brought up speaking German, my friends and family are native Germans and I went to School and University in Germany. Despite now living in England, I still speak German on a daily basis.
QUESTION 05 | 08
What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?
Simon — The most difficult parts of German are the articles and the case system. Many languages dont even have articles which is why it can take some some time to get used to the concept.

It is absolutely crucial to learn the base article (Der, Die, Das) of each word as if it is one and the same as the noun. The importance of doing this cannot be overstated because the problem of not doing so will only be compounded when that article begins to change when the case of the noun changes. Conversely, if you learn the base articles this way, then the entire case system will become exponentially easier.
QUESTION 06 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.
Simon — While at school I studied French and Latin for six years. However, since then I have forgotten almost everything.

There are several reasons why learning a language at school is less effective than other learning methods:

- Students are passive participants
- Languages are treated as a subject to study, not a skill to aquire
- Students learn within a competitive (and uncooperative) environment
- Students rarely use the language to communicate
- Students are forced to use boring learning materials
- Students spend little time with the language outside of class
- Students are taught under pressure, just to receive a particular grade

After I met my native English speaking girlfriend, I realised how easy learning a language can actually be. Learning can be fun and feel very natural when actually using the language in daily life, and it is the fastest way to improve. I am trying to implement this in my lessons by having simple conversations early on.
QUESTION 07 | 08
How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of the language?
Simon — My mother language is High German but I have learned many german dialects by visting friends and relatives in nothern Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof in language?
Simon — Due to speaking both German and English fluently I am able to properly communicate with my students, explain translations, and help with problem areas. I am proficient at German, which enables me to effectively teach students who require learning for school. However, as language is constantly evolving and specific words used in daily conversations are regularly changing, they cannot always be learned from a textbook. As I have lived in Germany almost all of my life, I am able to help my students speak German as if they were a native speaker (if that is their goal).
I am constantly switching between languages in daily life - English with my girlfriend and other people in the UK, and German during calls with my friends and family - so doing this with my students comes naturally to me. Furthermore, all of my family members are also teachers so I have been brought up with this skill.
I am very passionate at teaching German and I believe that I can offer interesting conversations, empathy towards my students and a fun time whilst learning.

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