Daniella

Online German Tutor

Daniella

University of Cambridge - PhD German, Literature, Philosophy, Film - PhD

5.0

An enthusiastic PhD scholar and Oxford graduate (Congratulatory First) with six years of tutoring experience.

Recent Students: 2 Total Hours: 452 Last Online: 21 May 2021
All-time Students: 23 Total Classes: 483 Signed Up: 02 Dec 2016

About me

I'm an Anglo-Danish linguist, literature lover, film fiend, and lay philosopher currently writing my PhD at Cambridge, based between the departments of German and Film. When I'm not working on my thesis, you might find me snapping some photographs or scribbling a note on my blog, Notes on Campus, where I'm committed to bridging the gap between academic and non-academic circles.

I took my bachelor's at Oxford, graduating in German with two Gibbs Prizes for the best results in the Medieval and Modern Languages faculty, and with the Worcester Society Arts Prize for the highest results in arts subjects. Staying on at Oxford, I gained a Distinction for my master’s in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation, exploring six languages and cultural traditions.

I have six years' experience as a tutor of language, literature, and culture, and have worked as a journalist and editor in Munich.

Tutor Experience

I have a 5-star track record of helping students achieve top results and gain places at prestigious universities. I've gained six years' experience as a top-ranked tutor of language, literature, and culture, from A-Level through to degree level and beyond.

Before coming to Cambridge to write my PhD, I took my bachelor's at Oxford, graduating in German with two Gibbs Prizes for the best results in the languages faculty, and later qualifying with Distinction for my master’s in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation.

I can help with everything from literature, film analysis, essay-writing, exam techniques, and spoken fluency, having reached native-level proficiency in German after working as a journalist in Munich. It's a consistent delight to celebrate students' successes, be it getting to grips with a thorny bit of grammar or having a 'eureka' moment with a tricky text. There can be no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to a tutoring session: every student has different strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and I make sure to tailor my sessions to the personal needs of every student.

From my most recent cohort: one of my A Level students came out with an A* in German and a place at Oxford; two GCSE students achieved a grade 9, and three a grade 8; and an undergraduate student received a placement abroad after spoken-language tuition with me.

Topic Expertise

I teach German language, literature, film, and culture, in addition to Philosophy and English literature.

I also offer help in academia's more finicky areas: essay structure, exam techniques, and grammar form the groundwork of success.

Client Reviews

Elise - German

amazing

Elise - German

amazing

Laura - German

Great first lesson. Super clear and engaging

Clare - German

Thanks for a great lesson.

Veronika - German

Great session!

Clare - German

Great lesson and enjoyed the new topic thanks.

Sian - German

I had some issues connecting to the class due to my WiFi, but once that issue was sorted it was brilliant. Daniella was great at providing an article full of old and new vocab for me to learn and went with my speed of learning. Excited for my next lesson :)

Hannah - German

Great session

Hannah - German

Worked really well.

Naomi - German

It was great - very helpful to see the worksheets through the screen.

Testimonials

"I wanted to say that you were the best tutor I have ever had and you gave me an appreciation and more passion for not only my love of languages and German but also learning as a whole. You have made me a better student" - GCSE student

"Place at Oxford confirmed and an A* in German: I once thought that beyond all possibility. With immense gratitude" - A Level student

"I managed to get a 9 in my German in the end. Thank you so much for your help I couldn't have done it without you!" - GCSE student

Price: $87/hr

No upfront payments

Only pay as you go

Only teaches online

Qualifications

PhD: Scholar of German, Film, & Philosophy. Cambridge.

BA: Congratulatory First in German, Oxford. Twice winner of the Gibbs Prize, awarded for the Highest First in prelims and finals. Winner of the Worcester Society Arts Prize for the best results in arts subjects. Awarded special Distinction in the use of spoken german. Awarded a college scholarship by Worcester College, Oxford.

MSt: Distinction in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation, Oxford.

Holder of the Foreign Language Leadership Award in language-teaching.

A Levels: German (A*), English Literature (A*), Philosophy & Ethics (A*)

GCSEs: German (A*), English Literature (A*), English Language (A*) (+ 7 A*s in other subjects)

Availability

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