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Marisa W - Tutor in Rondebosch

Hi everyone, I`m a native speaker of German and studied to be a secondary education teacher. I have been living in sunny Cape Town for 3 years now. I grew up in Germany and did my Master`s in Secondary Education teaching English and Spanish at Goethe University in Frankfurt. Parallel to my studies, I worked as a substitute teacher for German and foreign languages at primary and secondary schools. After graduating, I taught different levels of German as a Foreign Language to kids between 6 and 17. Currently, I'm working with different international departments, using professional German and English on a daily basis. Furthermore, I will take an advanced training course for DAF (GFL) with the Goethe Institute in order to improve teaching my native language and to have a certified degree in teaching German. Having experienced the language learning process from different perspectives, I`m well aware that there is no approach that works for everyone. Therefore my lessons are tailored to your personal needs and tempo. Apart from being a language enthusiast, I have traveled to almost 40 countries and lived on 3 continents. If you are also interested in other cultures I`m looking forward to exchanging experiences with you. Language learning should be a positive experience, therefore I try to make the lesson as much fun and worthwhile as possible. Please let me know about certain topics or questions before the lesson in order to prepare the most suitable material. Looking forward to learning together! Marisa

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Marisa speaks Spanish, German, and English

Experience / Education
Academic Qualification 2009- 2015 Goethe University of Frankfurt, 1. State Exam / Master of Education: Teaching Degree in English and Spanish for Secondary Education 2004- 2007 Berufliches Gymnasium Gelnhausen Abitur/A Levels (University Entrance Qualification) Experience August 2017- now Quality Assessor for the German Market Betway, Digi Outsource Services Cape Town, South Africa Nov. 2016- July 2017 - German language host Betway, Digi Outsource Services London, UK and Cape Town, South Africa April 2016 – Oct. 2016 - Teacher for German as Foreign Language, Hans Elm Schule, Sinntal, Germany 2014 – 2015 Substitute Teacher at Hermann Hesse School, (English, German, Spanish), Obertshausen Germany 2014 - Aug. 2015 Receptionist at Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s, Tower 185, Frankfurt, Germany Febr. - May 2014 - Assistant Teacher for English and Teacher for English Conversation, Colegio San Rafael (Middle and High school), Atenas, Costa Rica 2011- 2013 Internship and work as Substitute Teacher Friedrich- August- Genth Secondary School, (English, German, Spanish) Waechtersbach, Germany 2010- 2013 Customer Service Representative at Weigel Gmbh, Frankfurt, Germany 2009- 2011 Substitute Teacher Ackermann Primary School, (All subjects) Frankfurt, Germany Jan- April 2008 - student at ISI Language school San Diego, USA Dec. 2007 - Internship at Kinderbrücke Primay School, Waechtersbach, Germany Volunteering: Oct- Dec. 2010 - Work at a children’s home ‘ niños de la calle ’Maracaibo, Venezuela Other Qualifications: Oct. 2014- Febr. 2015 - Introduction to Teaching German as Foreign Language (seminar at Goethe University Frankfurt) 2009- 2010 Portuguese Language Course
Subjects taught
  • Spanish

    Spanish for beginners ( first 4 learning years) I have a Master`s degree in teaching Spanish and lived in Costa Rica, teaching English at a Secondary and High school. I spent quite some time in Latin America and Spain and went through the learning process myself in school and University. During my studies and by teaching Spanish at schools in Germany, I learned a lot about the teaching methods and material for different learning types.

    Marisa teaches Spanish at Primary School level(s)

  • German

    I`m a German native speaker and did my Master's in Teaching two Foreign Languages. I have already taught German as a foreign language in schools, as well as English and Spanish. Having experienced the language learning process from different perspectives as a learner and a native speaker makes me the best tutor for this subject.

    Marisa teaches German at Adult level(s)