I teach by engaging students not only in grammar exercises but also in conversations about life and literature. I can provide as much or as little structure as the student(s) want, and I am happy to tailor my lessons to individual needs.
I am a graduate student who is currently finishing his PhD work at Harvard. I offer tutoring for individuals and groups in German language (and literature). I have taught introductory and intermediate German at UC Berkeley and Harvard for over four years.
Ph.D., Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2019)
M.A., German Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2013
A.B., Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 2010
Teaching Fellow, Harvard Summer School, “Intensive Introductory German” Summer 2018
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, “Intensive Intermediate German” Spring 2018
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University: “American Dreams: Hollywood Cinema” Fall 2017
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University: “Intensive Intermediate German” Fall 2017
Teaching Fellow, Harvard Summer School: “Intensive Introductory German” Summer 2017
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University: “Intensive Introductory German” Spring 2017
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University: “Nazi Cinema: The Art of Propaganda” Fall 2016
Teaching Fellow, Harvard Summer School: “Intensive Introductory German” Summer 2016
Head Teaching Fellow, Harvard University: “Introductory German” Spring 2016
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University: “Introductory German” Fall 2016
Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley: “Introductory German” Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Fulbright English-Lang. Teaching Assistant, Schiller-Gymnasium (Saxony) Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Author. “14 December 1930: Robert Musil Meets Carl Schmitt.” The German Quarterly 90.3 (Summer 2017): 332-348.
Translator. “Tristan’s Foolishness as a Truth Event: On two of Friedrich Kittler’s late texts that expose the history of being.” By Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. [Forthcoming]
Translator. “Transgressions: On the (De-)Figuration of the Vampire in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Vampirism Tale.” By Nicole A. Sütterlin. [Forthcoming]
Translator. “E.T.A. Hoffmann and the Discovery of Trauma.” By Nicole A. Sütterlin. Essays in Romanticism 24.1 (2017): 83-104.
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