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Katja
Katja
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Feedback Score:
+18
Member Since: 04/10/2013
Last Login: 9 hours ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 5 hours

My Qualifications

BA
University of Creative Arts London
Performing Arts
2.1  (2016)
A Level
Johannes Kepler Gymnas...
Maths
A  (2010)
A Level
Johannes Kepler Gymnas...
Physics
A-  (2010)
A Level
Johannes Kepler Gymnas...
German
A  (2010)
A Level
Johannes Kepler Gymnas...
English
A  (2010)

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Rates summary: 37.50 to 43.75 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner
Chemistry-£43.75£37.50-£37.50
German-£43.75£43.75£43.75£43.75
Maths£43.75£43.75£43.75-£43.75
Physics-£43.75£43.75-£43.75

Information about Katja

Hello,
my name is Katja.

I am a native German free lancer working in London, who has made private tuition one of her main sources of income and work, as I find working with students greatly rewarding and satisfying.

I graduated from (the German equivalent to) Grammar School with an A average after which I did my Bachelor degree here in London, graduating in the top set of my year.

I have been a private tutor since 2009. At first it served as a way to support myself throughout school and university, but it has turned into my bread and butter.

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and abilities immensely. Seeing someone develop throughout the course of our work together is extremely rewarding and the reason I have continued to work as a private tutor for all these years.

My tuition subjects are German, Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Being a native German speaker, I enjoy sharing my mother tongue with students from all around the world.

I have always had a passion for science and sparking curiosity in students. Understanding the world and universe we live in, is in my opinion one of the most empowering things we can do. I do not only aim to help my students improve their grades, but encourage them to find a deeper understanding and fun in the subjects they initially might have a lack of enthusiasm for.

My lessons are tailored to the specific needs of my students. I follow their school curriculum to support their learning at school but alter from it, if I find a different approach to a certain topic would be beneficial to the student or if a certain topic needs longer attention.

The same goes for my adult learner students. We all have a busy daily schedule and I acknowledge that, while still keeping a focus on the goal set in the beginning of our lessons. The balance between structure and fun is the sweet spot, where learning becomes an enriching experience.

In my opinion, learning is a team effort between the teacher and the student.

Availability: As a free lancer my availability varies.

Please get in touch to find out my current availability.

Willing to travel: 2 miles

Experience: Since 2009 I have been private tutoring students of different ages and abilities.

In the UK alone, I have been teaching students from the age of 5 up to adult learners in German.
Included in those were children of German parents, who wanted help raising their children bilingually, as well as UK students, who need help improving their German skills in school and adults, who want to learn the language to raise their career opportunities.

My main focus group in Maths, Physics and Chemistry are students from the age of 11 to 18 (Levels KS3 to A-Level).

I am able to communicate material that might sound hard and unmanageable in school in a clearer way, so that most of my students get a much better and deeper grasp of the subject. They are then able to transfer these acquired skills to their school work.

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

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Feedback For Katja (18)

We have a total of 19 review(s) for Katja.

Liudmila (Mrs)
03/08/2020

5/5 Rating

Katja is an amazing tutor and our son absolutely loved his lessons with her. Although his course was short-term, our son made a remarkable progress. Katja has a systematic approach to teaching and is able to inspire and encourage the students to do their best. Thank you!

Tutors Response :

Thank you for that brilliant feedback Liudmila! It was a pleasure teaching Erik . He has been so focused and engaged, it was simply fun to work with him.


Lorraine (Ms)
05/06/2020

5/5 Rating

Over the past few weeks Katja has been online tutoring my daughter, who intends to study A level German and currently has lots of spare time now that her GCSES are cancelled due to covid. The tutoring is proving very successful. Katja is engaging, thorough and lively. My daughter is keeping up with her German conversation whilst also consolidating existing, and learning new, grammar. Plenty of homework to keep her busy in lockdown too. We are really pleased.

Tutors Response :

Hi Lorraine,
Thank you for your kind feedback. It has been a pleasure teaching Alice the last few weeks. She is so engaged and enthusiastic. I am excited for her journey to A-levels!


Wendy (Mrs)
14/05/2020

5/5 Rating

I am enjoying my lessons with Katja very much. She is very friendly and professional. The materials she has provided me with are clear, succinct, easy to understand and allow me to practice what I have learned. She is helping me to keep motivated and interested in progressing with the learning. Five stars.

Tutors Response :

Hi Wendy

Thank you for your lovely feedback! I really enjoy teaching you and love your commitment.


Hari (Mrs)
23/03/2020

5/5 Rating

Katja is an extremely accomplished Physics tutor. In just two lessons my son’s knowledge, understanding, enthusiasm and test outcomes had greatly improved. Katja has a lovely way which my son appreciated

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the kind feedback. It`s been a pleasure meeting and teaching Dylan. He is a very inquisitive and curious student, who keeps you on your toes. I have no doubt he will do great in his future endeavours.


Christian (Mr)
19/02/2020

5/5 Rating

Katja was my maths tutor preparing me for my GCSE`s for 4 months. In that time she drastically improved my abilities at problem solving and understanding of maths. She was also extremely accommodating for unforeseen situations such as the recent pandemic. Lessons with her were fun and went by quickly and after every lesson I felt that I had improved or at least found a weakness to work on. Every lesson felt thought out and deliberate and she was extremely encouraging even when I made simple mistakes.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback Christian!
Hugo is great and really clued on for our lessons. I am looking forward to prepping for that last GCSE stretch with him.


Hana (Dr)
13/02/2020

5/5 Rating

Katja is a really great German tutor, I am so glad we found her for my son. He takes German for his GCSEs, and was really struggling before. One hour a week with Katja, online, and all his problems are sorted. I am also very impressed that Katja gives him material to help him revise - such as the list of German verbs (I think? I don`t know German at all, just saw that he is printing booklets from Katja) and rules of grammar. Really really impressed. We are definitely keeping the lessons all the way until the GCSE. One complaint about the site: the online lessons via the tutorhunt platform didn`t work at first, but were sorted the week after (not a complaint about Katja at all, obviously - she was great and we found a temporary solution for that week).

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for the great feedback Hana!
Michael is so driven and committed, I am impressed every week how well he incorporated newly learned concepts. I am looking forward to smashing the time before his GCSEs and getting him exam fit.


Kate (Mrs)
07/01/2020

5/5 Rating

We cannot recommend Katja highly enough. Our daughter was really struggling with German GCSE after a succession of poor teachers had destroyed her confidence. Within a week of working with Katja she got her German mojo back, and she actively looks forward to the lessons. Katja has been extremely professional, enthusiastic and responsive to work with and we are very grateful to have found her. We would strongly recommend her to any prospective student, and take this opportunity to thank her sincerely for all she`s done for us.

Tutors Response :

Hi Kate,
I just realised I never replied to your feedback! Thank you so much for your kind words. It`s been a pleasure teaching Clem and I wish her all the best for her future!


Ravender (Mr)
19/05/2019

5/5 Rating

Katja is an excellent teacher who will explain everything in a clear and engaging manner, for example German cases, which I struggle with. I can`t recommend her highly enough.

Tutors Response :

Hi Ravender,
Thank you for your feedback! I really enjoyed our lessons together!


Bernardo (Mr)
07/05/2019

5/5 Rating

Katja is a truly dedicated, creative and patient tutor!

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your positive feedback, Bernardo. It`s so much fun teaching you and your wife! You are brilliant students!


Agata (Ms)
23/04/2019

5/5 Rating

Literally the best language teacher I’ve had (and I had many!). Everything is explained logically with examples and is fun. Katja pays a lot of attention to detail and corrects my speech, writing, etc. I wish I had met her in my primary school. It would have been my favourite subject then!

Tutors Response :

Thank you Agata! It’s brilliant fun working with you!


Izzy (Miss)
14/03/2019

5/5 Rating

I`ve been having lessons with Katja for a couple of months now and am finding our lesson extremely helpful. As my A-levels are approaching, she has been very supportive and adaptable with what I need to learn and has made me feel more comfortable with German as a whole. Overall I feel that my German has improved with Katja`s help.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for your feedback, Izzy! It has been great working with you and seeing especially your writing skills improve.


Emily (Mrs)
25/01/2019

5/5 Rating

Katja has been really great for my daughter. She has given her confidence and helped her for her mock exams. Katja is really flexible and when we have had to change our lesson at short notice this has never been a problem.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your nice feedback, Emily! It has been lovely working with Ella!


Gabriela (Ms)
27/11/2018

5/5 Rating

Katja is a very professional german teacher and always makes sure her students engage with the topic.
I would recommend her for those wanting to learn german!


Jane (Mrs)
06/10/2018

5/5 Rating

Katja was excellent at my introductory lesson. She made me feel at ease, listened to my goals and outlined a flexible way forward to suit my requirements as I am feeling my way in which this language will work for me. She also has a good way of bringing to life points she makes.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your lovely feedback, Jane!
It was fun to meet you yesterday and I’m looking forward to working together!


Benjamin (Mr)
09/09/2018

5/5 Rating

I am very happy with choosing to learn with Katja. She was welcoming and helped me past first lesson shyness :).

Tutors Response :

Thanks for your feedback Benjamin. It was so nice to meet you and I’m looking forward to working and learning with you!


Stella (Mrs)
21/06/2018

3/5 Rating

We only had the introductory lesson, but the accommodation was not suitable for tutoring a child of 9 years old and tutor was unable to commute to our home. We were unable to proceed. Katja was friendly and my daughter would have enjoyed being tutored by her, but unfortunately it was not meant to be.


Giorgio (Mr)
14/06/2018

5/5 Rating

Katja is very competent, helpful and her teaching method is effective.


Kieran (Mr)
06/04/2018

5/5 Rating

Katja is an excellent tutor. There are other great tutors on this site but what I believe sets Katja apart is:

1) her stage training means she has an excellent, technical understanding of pronunciation - she is very good on where exactly to place one`s tongue, lips etc to produce those strange German sounds.

2) she is a native German speaker but also has excellent English and is therefore able to explain, in English, tricky grammatical concepts which someone with a poorer grasp of English would struggle to make clear.

3) she is very good on where colloquial usage differs from more formal ways of speaking which might, in some contexts, make one sound quaint or old fashioned. There are several habits I was taught in school which I am am unlearning!

4) Katja is flexible about what aspects of the language are taught in our sessions. I am comfortable learning vocabulary in my own time and as such we focus on grammar and conversation.

5) she is also flexible on when sessions take place, which is particularly useful as a freelancer myself.


Joyce (Mrs)
25/04/2016

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutoring. She is very flexible, which works well for my son. I love her method of teaching German and I feel more relaxed about the progress he is making in school since he started with Katja.


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