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Maria Mahlknecht
Hey! My name is Maria and I am 23 years old. I am currently studying Dietetics at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I have grown up trilingual, speaking Italian, German and Ladin at home with family and friends. Ladin is a very uncommon language, only 40,000 people speak it. Moreover, I speak English fluently and learned Russian for 5 years (B1 level). After finishing high school I went to Australia for 7 months. I worked and travelled along the southern and eastern coasts and eventually had to fly back home due to Covid-19.
Biology, German, Italian, Maths (Primary)
Olivia Gill
Levels and subjects I teach: GCSE and KS2 German. Exam board experience: AQA but can adapt to other exam boards too. Preferred student age group: GCSE (age 11-16) and KS2 (age 7-11). About me: Hallo, ich heiße Olivia. As someone who is passionate about languages and the advantages of being proficient in more than one, I aim to increase students’ confidence in German and help them to enjoy what is perceived to be a difficult subject, as well as widening their perspectives by exposing them to a culture that is different to their own. I incorporate interactive elements into lessons rather than solely focusing on textbook exercises and always ensure that a relaxed and friendly learning environment is provided, without any unnecessary stress or pressure. I look forward to meeting you soon and helping you to become more confident in German!
Isabelle Drage
My name's Isabelle and I'm here to help learning fun and rewarding! I love learning and would love to share that passion with my students, whether it's for English, French or German, my three specialities. I have previously taught English in the classroom as a foreign language, an experience which I bring to my tutoring sessions, delivering engaging, fun and constructive classes. I am currently studying a Masters in Translation and Professional Language Skills at the University of Bath, having graduated in 2022 with a first class degree in French and German. At A-level, I studied English Literature, French and Psychology, receiving AAA* respectively. Please feel free to get in touch with what you hope to gain from tutoring and any questions and we can discuss to see if we're a good fit.
English, French, German
Alexandra Mortimer
Hi! Hallo! :) My name is Alex and I'm currently studying Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge. I love reading (my favourite book is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) and learning new languages, and apart from that I'm interested in journalism, debating and going on long walks in nature. I believe that confidence in your ability and passion for a subject are ultimately what lead to academic success, so in our tutoring sessions I'll focus on teaching you in a collaborative, non-judgemental and fun way :)
English, German
Fatimah Umar
GCSE: English Language, English Literature, German A-Level: Law, English Language, German Uni Level: Law, English Language Languages: English and German Preferred student age group: Any About me: I am a masters student at the University of Dundee where I study International Commercial Law. I would say my prime skill lies in communication, being able to articulate thoughts both verbally and in written form. I enjoy tutoring because I love sharing knowledge and helping students express themselves and achieve their best. In my free time I like reading novels, learning new things such as crafts and languages, playing badminton, socializing with friends and family and fashion designing.
English, German, Law
Alicia Reiff
I'm a lifelong learner who's passionate about creating valuable learning experiences and connecting diverse communities. With a background in Hospitality, I adore exploring new cultures through travel. In my free time, you'll find me swimming, playing hockey, or cooking dishes in the kitchen. I love entertaining friends and family whenever I can. As a teacher, I believe in an interactive approach that keeps students engaged and fosters a supportive learning environment I prioritize organization and approach each student with patience and kindness. Teaching Offerings: German instruction for Primary and Middle and High School levels Beginner German and conversational practice for adults Teaching Experience: Proficient in guiding students through IGCSE, IBDP, and Leaving Cert curricula Languages: Fluent in both German and English Preferred Student Age Groups: Primary and High School Students Adults Want to know what my current students and parents think: Alicia's deep understanding of the German language, coupled with her passion for teaching, sets her apart as an exceptional educator. With over two years of tutoring experience, Alicia has honed her skills to create an environment where learning becomes enjoyable and engaging, as attested by her satisfied students and their families. Drawing from her extensive teaching background, Alicia tailors each lesson to meet the individual needs and goals of her students. She excels in recognizing and addressing gaps in understanding, ensuring a holistic grasp of the language rather than mere rote memorization. This personalized attention not only accelerates learning but also fosters a sense of confidence and achievement in her students. Alicia's dynamic teaching methods cater to diverse learning styles, ranging from immersive conversations to interactive exercises and carefully curated materials. This comprehensive approach ensures that each session is stimulating and effective, contributing to sustained progress and success. Furthermore, Alicia cultivates a supportive and encouraging learning environment where mistakes are embraced as valuable learning opportunities. Her positive attitude and warm demeanor instill a sense of confidence in her students, empowering them to overcome challenges and reach their full potential. Flexibility is a hallmark of Alicia's teaching style, as she adapts seamlessly to her students' schedules and evolving needs. Whether it's adjusting lesson plans or providing additional support, Alicia goes above and beyond to ensure her students' success and satisfaction. In conclusion, Alicia's expertise, dedication, and personalized approach make her an invaluable asset for anyone seeking exceptional German tutoring. I am happy to provide full references upon request.
11+, Arts, English, German, Primary

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Why hire a German tutor to help with your German lessons?

German is spoken as a first or second language by around 130 million people. It is also Europe's second most spoken language. Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Principality of Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Switzerland all speak German as their official language. Without a doubt, this is a compelling reason to examine whether learning German is worthwhile.

For many centuries, German was regarded as a lingua franca (a language used as a common language among speakers of diverse original languages) in Europe. As a bridge between Central and Eastern Europe, German still performs this duty to some extent today.

However, many students have problems keeping up with German lessons. And that's understandable. Because the curriculum is so intense that the teachers in many schools have very little time to explain the subject matter or answer students' questions in the necessary depth.

Since many elements of German lessons are not easy to understand and convey (grammar, for example), parents are often unable to help their children either.

For all these reasons, many students are stressed, worried about bad grades and don’t have fun during German lessons. But that doesn’t need to be the case.

Our tutors from GoStudent will be happy to support your child with their individual problems and learning goals when it comes to their German lessons. Regardless of whether your child is in primary school, secondary school or at university, you’ll be able to find the help you need. We will be able to find a tutor who suits your child exactly.

Our exam preparation and tutoring services are very popular. Does your child need homework help, exam preparation or just to practice their skills with a native? Contact us and we will provide you with the best possible support so that your child can achieve their goals.

The advantages of studying German

The German language is currently experiencing a strong comeback. Presumably, German was seldom considered as useful a language as it is today. Germany is now associated with a strong economy, free politics and general success abroad.

Many people learn (or want to improve) a particular language because it may have economic and financial benefits for them in the future. This not only applies to foreigners who are learning German as a second foreign language, but also to native speakers. The better the expression and the understanding of the language, the better the educational and career opportunities. Language skills are the key to success.

German is a multi-layered language with a strong tradition and history. There’s a reason that German has been considered the language of literature, poetry and science for many years.

Interesting fact: did you know that the German language has a vocabulary of over 300,000 words?

German as a foreign language offers numerous possibilities for your future. Including better job opportunities and an improved quality of life.

Here are some of the advantages that German as a foreign language offers:

  • Access to exchange programs between Germany and many other countries

  • Job opportunities in Germany

  • Study opportunities in Germany

  • Understanding about art, culture and music

  • travel experiences

  • Cultural integration

  • Access to Science Scholarships

  • Enhanced global career opportunities

Which topics are covered in German lessons?

The learning objectives of German lessons always relate to four areas: Competencies in reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.

In the first years of German lessons, the following topics are usually dealt with:

  • Spelling rules

  • punctuation

  • conjugation

  • cases

  • Word families

  • Word modules

  • Read

  • To write

In secondary school, the issues become more complicated and, especially with the direct transition to secondary school, the first problems with understanding often arise, with which parents usually cannot help either.

Topics that are now dealt with at higher levels are generally:

  • In-depth grammar rules

  • Text work

  • Text discussion

  • Text passage analysis

  • Poetry interpretation

  • Text interpretation

  • literature

  • Essays

  • Retelling

Our tutors are trained to teach all aspects in German from all classes and at all levels (primary school, secondary school, exam preparation and university) so we are sure that you’ll be able to find the right tutor for your needs.

German exam preparation and German revision

Many students work up a sweat when they think about their German exams. This may be because they either started learning too late or not at all.

Is this the case with your child? Then now is the right time to get started with one of our friendly and professional tutors to help prepare them for their exam. Whether your child is studying for a German GCSE or A level in England or the National 3,4,5, German Higher or Advanced Higher in Scotland, we have a tutor who knows the curriculum thoroughly.

Especially if time is tight, a tutor can help your child to learn quickly and internalize the essentials so they can go to their exam as stress-free as possible and achieve the grade they want.

German homework help

Many students are unable to follow German in the subject because they lack the appropriate learning experience.

This learning experience can be made with homework, but only if students are not overwhelmed by doing it and feel left alone.

For this reason, our tutors offer homework help for German. This will help you to keep up with the material, to have good experiences in German lessons and to strengthen your self-confidence.

German tuition for degree level

German graduates develop skills in organisational understanding and cultural sensitivity. Many go on to study further or become teachers, either of foreign languages in the UK or of English abroad.

There are also exciting career opportunities for those with good language skills across many industry sectors.

Graduates of German studies often work as librarians, journalists, editors in publishing houses, cultural managers, and are active in corporate communications or write non-fiction books and novels. Whether in media companies, research or public relations: Germanists can be found in many areas of the professional world.

By the way: Just like graduates of the German course, some German studies graduates also work as teachers, are employed in Goethe Institutes or work as interpreters.

It's critical to have access to as much help as possible during this critical time of studying in order to prepare students for assessments, assignments, and exams along the path to obtaining a degree in German.

The best way to achieve a top result from a German degree is to make the most out of each test, coursework assignment, and year. Students can relax in the knowledge that they are not alone in their studies with the help of one of our German tutors. With tutoring, students receive all the extra attention and support they need throughout their German degree.

If students are falling behind on their homework or having trouble with specific topics, private degree-level German tutoring may help them overcome these obstacles. Tutoring will help students build confidence in their knowledge and abilities so they can finish their German degree feeling like a true professional in the field.

All of our Degree level German instructors have excelled in their studies, allowing them to provide professional guidance on what to expect and how to prepare for everything a university course entails.

German: how can tutoring help my child get a place at university?

German is a competitive subject to gain entry to - which is why it’s all the more important to make sure your child is reaching the entry requirements for GCSEs and A levels.

One of the advantages of GoStudent is that you can use your credits over a variety of subjects so you can study German and the other subjects that are needed for entrance into university at the same time. The grades you need for entry to a German course on average are listed below (data taken from UCAS.) Check out the homepage of your desired university for more detailed information.


A levels — At least two A levels are normally required for admission to a language-related degree. The entry criteria for universities and colleges range from BBB to AAB, with ABB being the most frequent. If you're looking for a degree in English or a modern foreign language like French, Spanish, or German, you'll almost certainly need an A level in the subject, with some colleges requiring a minimum of a B. To demonstrate your capacity to learn a new language, you'll need at least one A level in a foreign language for other language degrees. Some institutions that offer American Studies need an A level in history or English.

You'll also need at least five GCSEs (A-C) in science, English, and maths, in addition to the various A level criteria listed above.


Highers - Highers (the most prevalent qualification) have entry criteria ranging from ABBB to AAAAB, with AABBB being the most common. Universities occasionally want Advanced Highers to supplement Highers. When universities or colleges ask for Advanced Highers, they usually require ABB.

Why should you choose GoStudent tutoring?

This is how practical German tutoring works at GoStudent:

You can call one of our GoStudent experts today if you’re interested in tutoring. They will first ask you about your initial situation. They will also ask you in which area your child needs help, what difficulties and worries you have and what your other needs are.

Our expert will then choose the perfect German tutor for your child. Then you are entitled to a free tutoring trial lesson. This way, your child can try out a class with their tutor and also see how GoStudent works risk-free.

In the free tutoring lesson, the German tutor can get a good idea of ​​your child’s strengths and weaknesses. On the basis of this, they will design an individual learning plan for your child that is precisely tailored to their needs.

After the trial lesson is over, there is mutual feedback. This provides an opportunity for you to discuss your membership model for tutoring and find out what plan is best suited to help your child achieve their individual goals.

Our tutors can help in many ways:

  • Identifying the types of tasks that are relevant for your child and how to solve them in the best possible way

  • Develop efficient learning strategies to help your child internalize what they have learned quickly. This creates a sense of achievement and makes learning fun

  • Create a learning plan tailored to your child and their needs that they can work through to stay on schedule as stress-free as possible

If you are satisfied with your free tutoring session and want your child to get started with their individual curriculum, then the cooperation begins via Gostudent's practical online platform. On this platform your child will learn directly via video chat with their tutor. The GoStudent platform will continue to provide your child with practical digital tools throughout their learning journey.