From GermanyLiving in Manila, Philippines (16:07 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since Sep 10, 2020
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My name is Mariah and I am here on italki as a tutor to help 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗩𝗘 your German speaking skills.
I was born in the beautiful Philippines but grew up in the Black Forest in south-west Germany.
Aside from that, I am very creative, have a background in graphic design, love photography and also work as a Copywriter. Over the past 6 years, my biggest passion is to travel and getting to know different countries and cultures around the world, which is why English became as much of an essential language to me as my native tongue.
Me as a Teacher
👩💻I’ve been a tutor on italki for a few years now and have taught 1000+ lessons. So I can assure you, that with each class YOU WILL LEARN new words, new ways of expressing yourself, gain fluency and feel more confident when speaking in German.
💬 I know it can be difficult to speak a foreign language with confidence. I’ve been there. Through my travels I’ve met many people, which is great - but if you get stuck on the language barrier, you lose out on all the amazing stories and cultural exchanges. So I’ve practiced in having conversation with native speakers to become fluent in English myself.
🙌 Now it's your turn. Let me help you in becoming more confident while speaking German.
My lessons & teaching style
Together we'll create an active exchange and have conversations about various topics.
Your speaking will be the focus as well as improving how to deal with German as a foreign language in daily conversations. I'll be patient, calm and understanding.
Some more facts:
✅ Classes are focused on you and your learning needs
✅ Improve your conversational skills and pronunciation with fun & ease
✅ I speak clear and at your pace
✅ Learn in a pleasant & fun environment
✅ Your own learning materials, as well as free online sources, can be used to help aid your learning
Note: We will speak in German, unless you have a precise question, you can use English as an alternative.
Mariah helped me get ready for the German language C1 exam (Goethe), which I recently passed successfully. Conversations with her are absolutely pleasant, as Mariah combines a professional attitude with a positive personality. She does a great job of correcting my mistakes, shows sincere interest in the conversation, and always smiles, which sets her lessons apart. As a result, I remained motivated and managed to make significant progress with the language.
Aug 7, 2023
28 German lessons
Ich habe noch nie eine bessere Lehrerin gehabt. Der Unterricht mit Mariah macht so viel Spaß und ich habe immer das Gefühl, dass die Stunde nur ein paar Minuten dauert, weil ich entspannt und glücklich bin. Ich hatte immer Angst zu sprechen, weil ich viele Fehler mache und mir das peinlich ist, aber mit Mariah macht mir das nichts aus und ich liebe es, Deutsch zu sprechen. Danke Mariah!
Apr 21, 2023
28 German lessons
Mariah is a perfect tutor. Firstly, she is very attentive, and understands well what one needs. I’m preparing for the language exam and was not sure, how lessons would go via Italki with the native speaker. However, I was gladly surprised. Mariah understood exactly what I needed and even prepared materials for the lessons in advance. Moreover, I find notes with mistakes and more advanced phrases, which she sends after every lesson, very useful. It helps to revise the material after lessons and improve the language. She is also very flexible in terms of schedule. Secondly, she is super nice. I have never felt that she was tired of my mistakes😂 I feel very comfortable and at ease. It always motivates me to speak more. And finally, Mariah speaks very clearly and understandably, she always repeats and talks slower if needed, so there should be no worries that you don’t understand something.
I’m very glad that she was recommended to me! Very inspired to learn German further😊
Nov 24, 2021
13 German lessons
Mariah is energetic, competent, patient and friendly.
Nov 19, 2023
51 German lessons
Mariah ist eine herausragende Lehrerin und eine sehr nette Person, mit der es immer eine große Freude ist, zu reden. In unseren letzten Unterrichststunden hat Mariah mir sehr bei der Vorbereitung auf die Goethe B2-Prüfung geholfen. Ihre Unterstützung ist ungemein wertvoll, und dank ihr fühle ich mich viel besser auf diese Prüfung vorbereitet.
Oct 31, 2023
3 German lessons
Mariah creates very relaxed atmosphere where i can speak without fear of making mistakes. I had enjoyable conversations even with my basic German. Vielen Dank!