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English tutoring speaking conversation for all levels

Offering sessions catering to various levels from beginner to working professionals.
Whether you are looking to get more comfortable with English conversations, pronunciation, writing, grammar, levelling up in sophistication, or even just talking chill over coffee – I’m there for you.*

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*Wir können natürlich zwischendurch auf Deutsch sprechen – da bin ich auch dabei.

Experience
I am a musician with degrees in music and science from both Germany and New Zealand (where I grew up). Throughout my studies I have not only attained several first in class awards, but also marked a few assignments in Statistics 101 – which proved to be more of an English writing task than many would expect. From then on, I was a total fan of better communication.
Having a diverse group of friends from all over the world here, I have enjoyed helping them strengthen their English skills. Seeing their increase in confidence in being able to converse and express themselves in English, and enjoying their progress, is what it’s all about for me. I now teach privately and look forward to helping more people communicate in this twisted yet wonderful language.

Location

At student's location: Around Essen, Germany
Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Heckstraße, Essen, Germany

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General info

Skills:
English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, German, Chinese

About Me

Pearl studied Flute Performance with Professor Uwe Grodd at the University of Auckland and completed a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Science. She then went on to receive her Master of Music in Professional Performance with top marks at Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany, studying with Professor Gunhild Ott, Anne Romeis, Alexandra Grot and Felix Reimann.

Pearl has immersed herself in teaching and directing at various schools during her year in New Zealand. As a freelancer, she enjoyed touring China this year with the Bonn Philharmonic Orchestra as principal flute and featuring as soloist with the Wairua Sinfonietta. In October 2019, Pearl delved into the Baroque world by commencing her study in Baroque Flute in Essen, Germany.

She has been the recipient of various scholarships and awards including the Anne Bellam Scholarship, George Turner Wilson Music Trust Senior Award, Senior Scholar Award in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, Les and Sonia Andrews Woodwind Prize, Pultron Composites Award, and several first in-course awards from the University of Auckland.

Pearl has performed with various orchestras including the Folkwang Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Auckland Symphony Orchestra, NZSO Youth Orchestra, Wairua Sinfonietta, Manukau Symphony Orchestra, Pipers Sinfonia, and the Auckland Youth Orchestra. She has also participated in flute masterclasses with Peter-Lukas Graf, Andras Adorjan, Robert Aitken, Alexandra Grot, Anne Catherine Heinzmann, Wally Hase, and Michael-Schmidt Casdorff.

As well as playing the flute in various ensemble settings, Pearl enjoys the Baroque flute, harpsichord, viola, piano and pbone in her spare time, and tends to her mini garden with a passion.

Education

2018 Folkwang University of the Arts - Master of Music (Professional Performance)
2016 University of Auckland - Bachelor of Music (Hons)
2015 University of Auckland - Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science

Experience / Qualifications

- Flute and recorder itinerant tutor
Cornwall Park District School (Feb 2019-Sep 2019)
Te Atatu Intermediate School (Feb 2019-Sep 2019)

- Concert band director; Flute choir director; Flute and cello itinerant tutor
Rutherford College (Sep 2018-Sep 2019)

- Sistema string tutor
Sistema Aotearoa (Oct 2018-Sep 2019)

- Music director
Caribbean Southern Stars Steel Band (Feb 2019-Sep 2019)

- Flute, recorder, keyboard, piano, viola, cello, theory tutor
Lewis Eady Music School (Feb 2014 – Dec 2015; Sep 2018-)
Glenfield Music Centre (Feb 2010 – Dec 2015)

Reviews (3)

Pearl is very nice! Teaching is very helpful for me.
Freundlich, kompetent, motivierend!
Pearl is really friendly and enthuastic teacher!
Schöne Grüße! In den letzten zehn Jahren habe ich es genossen, Musik durch Flöte, Blockflöte, Bratsche, Keyboard, Klavier, Cello und Theorie sowohl in Einzel- als auch in Gruppen zu unterrichten. Als Multiinstrumentalist halte ich es für wichtig, dass die Schüler nicht nur technische Fähigkeiten auf ihren Instrumenten entwickeln, sondern auch kreativ mit Musik umgehen. Neben meinen Bachelor-Leistungen in Auckland und meinen Master-Studiengängen in Deutschland habe ich Pädagogik auch studiert. Ich bin ursprünglich in Taipeh geboren, kenne Kulturen aus verschiedenen Kontinenten und unterrichte gerne auf Englisch, Deutsch und Chinesisch. Sie können gerne mich kontaktieren wenn Sie Interesse haben. Ich freue mich Ihnen helfen zu können.
As a classically trained professional musician with 10 years of teaching experience, I offer a dynamic and creative approach to music education. I have enjoyed teaching music through flute, piano, recorder, viola, cello, theory and directed ensembles to students of all ages and levels. Lessons with me are personalised to each student’s learning style and stage. I am here to help you whether you are just starting out, preparing for an audition, or looking to extend your musical horizon. Being born in Taiwan, raised in New Zealand and living in Germany, I am familiar with cultures from different continents, and teach fluently in English, German and Mandarin. Please feel welcome to contact me and I look forward to helping you fulfil your music goals.

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