Tutoring & Translation

Tutors & Translators

The German language tutors listed on this page are affiliated with our department. They are deeply and broadly familiar with our language courses. Contact them to make arrangements for private tutoring.

Fall 2023

Demetz, Sabine

Native speaker, Tutoring all levels,  M.A. in Germanic Studies and Italian/Education minor at IU Bloomington.  Teaching experience: G100-G250 and tutoring at IU Bloomington,  M100-M250 (Italian AI/language coordinator) and tutoring at IU Bloomington,  high school/middle school German Teacher,  German/Italian at language schools (Berlitz-School, etc. Vienna, Austria) - all levels. Also currently private lessons in German - all levels.  German translations, research assistance, diction (music students), college/university German/Italian tutoring - all levels.  Passionate about learning and teaching languages in all it's aspects - speaking, reading, grammar, writing and having fun with it.

Donarski, Brian

Tutoring all levels. Past tutoring experience 1 year, past teaching experience 4 years.

Harris, Joshua

Tutoring all levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced. I can offer assistance with conversation and speaking skills, grammar and vocabulary, written work, homework, and listening comprehension. I've taught German at IU from 2018-present. I have studied German since 2008 and have lived in Germany for about 7 months. I also have 3 years' experience tutoring in Norwegian and some experience tutoring in Old English, Old Norse, and Old High German. I am flexible to student needs and schedules.

Hoffman, Jacob

Tutoring all levels. 1 year teaching experience and have been studying German for 8 years. Can assist with grammar, conversation, and pronunciation.

Kniess, Tyler

Tutoring all levels, beginning, intermediate, advanced. Past tutoring experience with G150, G330. Also interested in conversation and grammar. Associate Instructor 2017-present. I have studied German for more than a decade and have lived abroad on multiple occasions. I have been teaching German at the university for a few years now as well.

Peters, Elijah

Tutoring G100-G250, and G491/G492. Can assist with course work, as well as any additional work the student wants, i.e. conversation, reading comp, translation etc.  I have taught G100-G250, and also G491. I have been studying German for 8 years and spent a semester abroad in Berlin.

Rylander, Luke

Tutoring all levels. Conversation, translation, cultural tid-bits, and armchair philosophy. 6 years of teaching experience. Fluent, near-native speaker of German.

Spafford, Anna

Tutoring all levels. I have the most fun explaining German grammar and helping students use their knowledge to engage in conversation. I would also be interested in helping with translation projects. I am now in my fourth year of teaching German at IU. I have taught G150, G200 and G250. Before coming to IU, I taught English to German native speakers (of varying levels) for three years. I have my Bachelor's in German (I was a double major), and after obtaining my degree I lived in Germany for 3 years in the province North Rhine-Westphalia.