German is not an easy language, so studying for exams can be stressful and time-consuming. Unless you get help from a qualified native tutor. I have 18 years of experience in preparing students for exams such as
The certificates of the Goethe Institut (from A1 to C2)
Test DaF (all levels)
DIHK (for Business German)
GCSE German (Edexcel, AQA)
AS level German (Edexcel, AQA)
A level (A2) German (Edexcel, AQA)
International Baccalaureate and French Bac. in German
University exams at Bachelor, Masters and PhD-level.
While I deploy similar strategies to those laid out here, the focus lies on getting the best possible result in the exam. I will tailor texts and grammar exercises relevant to the specific exam, and run through practice papers with you to explain the typical questions and requirements. Having prepared hundreds of students for all the qualifications named above, I am confident that my approach and experience will help you to achieve your aims.
I also prepare students for GCSE and A level exams as an outside option, if their schools do not offer German.
My track record
Over 95% of my students studying toward GCSE, AS-level, A-level, IB or the French Baccalaureate have achieved A* or the equivalent with an average preparation time of four to eight months of weekly two-hour tuition. All of my students have passed with B or higher.
90% of my students have passed their Goethe Institut certificates with an overall score of 80% or higher. All of them passed have their exams. One of my recent students who took the B1 exam at the Goethe Institut after five months of tuition passed with flying colours, achieving an average score of over 90%. Four months later, she also passed the C1 exam with 77%. C1 is the second highest level and enables you to study and work in Germany. In other words, she went from knowing just a few German words to fluency in nine months. Whilst this is exceptional, getting to advanced level German in less than a year is a feasible goal for really committed students.
Success is of course dependant on the student’s commitment to revision between lessons.
I teach full time, seven days a week. Lessons can take place at my students' home, quiet cafes in Central London, remotely over the internet or at my office in Camden Town. At present, I see students in Kensington, Knightsbridge, Marylebone, Camden, Hampstead, Belsize Park, Swiss Cottage, St Johns Wood, but I'm happy to travel to your house.
Let's arrange a 'trial lesson' and take it from there.