I’m originally from Munich in Germany, the capital city of Bavaria, which is famous for hosting the 1972 Summer Olympics and of course the Oktoberfest. I moved to England in 2002 and ran an after-school club before taking up German language tutoring.
Prior to this, I worked in the Montessori School in Munich and worked with school children and children with additional needs in Hamburg.
I have a Diploma in Education and the PTLLS level 4 teaching qualification.
My own school time was not a particular happy or successful one.
I suffered eight years of being taught Latin for example, in mind numbingly dull lessons, which is such a shame because I think it is so easy to make lessons fun, especially language lessons!
What I do remember from my school years is how not to teach and so I developed my own teaching style which is engaging, interesting and fun.
I love teaching and I believe that to be effective, learning should be fun. If students enjoy the learning process, they will find it easier to reach their full potential, enabling them to apply their language knowledge in real life situations.