Mrs K Magee - German tutor
As a former teaching colleague of Mrs Magee I would highly recommend her as a tutor as she is a well-qualified teacher who pays meticulous attention to detail, has high expectations of her students and has copious energy to put into her lessons to allow her students to realise their potential. She always ensures she keeps herself up-to-date with current affairs in Germany, part of which comes through contact with her German family based in Berlin and she has a base of excellent resources to use in her lessons. I would highly recommend her as a competent, hard-working and approachable teacher who is always willing to do her best for those students who strive to do the best for themselves.
Reference for Kari Magee, by Jenna Bamford
Kari very kindly offered to tutor me privately when my mother told her how I was falling behind in my A level German.
When I first met Kari, I knew instantly that I could feel at ease with her. She reassured me that my German was good, despite what my lecturers were telling me, and built my confidence significantly in learning the language.
At the time, I suffered with anxiety, and meeting new people was a big issue for me. But when I met Kari, I had no reason to feel anxious at all. Her friendly, positive attitude is a rare quality in many teachers, as I only know too well.
I strongly believe Kari helped me to overcome most of my anxieties, as she would often reassure me on many matters that worried me; going to university, for example. I would even like to add that I owe my university place to Kari. I had many worries about leaving home to study, but through her expertise and advice, I decided to study for a degree at a local college. Without Karis determination to see me achieve my true potential at university, I wouldn't be studying today, which is the best choice I have ever made.
Perhaps the most inspiring attribute to Kari is her genuine passion to teach. Coming from an underprivileged background, my mother knew that we wouldnt be able to afford too many weeks of tutoring, but although we offered Kari tuition fees, but she refused to take any payment. For Kari, teaching a student isn't about money. It's about making a difference to that students life - it's about watching a student flourish in the knowledge she shares with them.
Every week, Kari would print material in her own free time for me to learn from in our sessions, and she would even mark work she had set me in her personal time. Nothing was ever any hassle to Kari, because she just wanted to teach a student with a vast desire to learn.
When my exams came, I felt confident in taking them, and I had every right to. I passed both papers, and it was all thanks to Kari's guidance.
When Kari left our town to start a family, I knew she was leaving as my German tutor and my friend. She became a family friend, and we are still in contact, talking German at times too.
Any student would be lucky to have Kari as a tutor, and I still feel honoured to have been taught by her.
positive - passed my AS and A2 German
Review for Kari Magee - by Rianna (on her Mother's account)
Where do I start? Kari Magee is an amazing tutor and I know for certain that without her undivided attention and her willingness to go above and beyond, I would not have achieved anywhere near the grade I did for my German GCSE. I have always had a natural ability to learn languages rather quickly and Kari picked up on this and decided to challenge me even-so, pushing me further and strengthening my abilities. In the lead up towards my German Oral, Kari would give me extra lessons bright and early in the morning if necessary. Despite having a young child to look after, she found the time to ensure I felt confident and ready for my exam. Kari had never been late for any of my Skype lessons and time was never an issue as Kari and I always exceeded the time I paid for. I am extremely sad to have to let Kari go as a tutor, due to not studying German any longer, (for A-Level). I honestly have not one negative point to say about Kari Magee. She is the best tutor I could have wished for, by far!
Amazing outcome - I got an A* in my German GCSE