Personalized Tutoring to Reach Your Goals

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Looking for personalized English instruction?


What do you need help with?

Do you need help with grammar, pronunciation, IELTS preparation, essay writing, reading, writing, listening, giving presentations or speaking skills? I can help you!

Having trouble with English pronunciation?

In my years of study and teaching, I have become an expert at helping students identify their problems with English pronunciation. Let me help you reduce your accent!

How much will it cost?

1 hour         1.5 hrs  

CA$ 60         CA$ 80

Free needs assessment

The first time we meet, you don’t have to pay anything.

We'll spend about half an hour together during which you will tell me about yourself and what you need help with. While I listen, I will take notes and assess in which areas of your English I think you could use some help. After our meeting, you can send me an email to tell me whether you would like to study with me. If you decide that I am not the right teacher for you, no problem! Remember, if we don’t like the teacher, studying will not be fun.


"Where will we meet?"  - At a cafe or library downtown.

"How long should we study?" - This is your class, so you decide, but 1 or 1.5 hrs is often a good amount of time.

"How long will I need to improve?" - This question, unfortunately, cannot be answered. It depends on how much you already know and how much you practice.

Real life testimonials

Fumiko (Japan): "Thank you for everything. I really like your class!! You taught me many important things in English, and I was able to understand your lesson without any trouble. I wish I could take your lesson more..."

About Me

My Background


Originally from Germany, I immigrated to Canada, learned the English language, earned my Master's Degree and became a teacher.

I speak English, German, French and some Spanish and Portuguese. I know how difficult it is to learn a new language and that's why I can help you. 


- Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Linguistics (University of Victoria, Vancouver Island)

- TESL Certificate Level 3

- Master’s Degree in Linguistics with a Focus on Second Language Acquisition (University of Victoria) 


My Expertise


I have always been fascinated with language in general and pronunciation in particular and have specialized in helping students improve their pronunciation and accent. 

 I have taught English at Simon Fraser University, Capilano University, the University of British Columbia, and Langara College. I am now teaching English at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). 

Personalized Lessons


Unlike in a classroom, a tutor can focus directly on the student's needs. No time is wasted, and everything the teacher and student discuss directly benefits the student. It follows that with a tutor, you, the student, learn more effectively, have more fun, and need fewer hours to learn what you need to learn because the lessons are focused on your interests and needs.

Contact Me

Every student has unique needs for support. Tell me more about what you are hoping a tutor can do for you, and I will start on a plan to help you get what you need.

English Tutor

Vancouver, BC, Canada