I'm English - My boyfriend is German - we live in London, he speaks English ridiculously well, but his family in Germany don't speak english at all.
After more than 6 months of lessons with Tina, I can hand on heart say I understand and can speak more German now, I'm not fluent but it's coming (to be honest I could definitely practise more at home) but when we visit them now I can at least understand the drift of the conversation and have confidence to try to speak to them, my vocab gets bigger every week.
Tina is easy going and fun to hang out with - she plans the lessons effortlessly, ensuring you're learning what's relevant to you (where you'll be using the language and what for). German is a crazy complex language grammatically and can feel overwhelming sometimes but she makes sure we move one step at a time, spending more time in places we need to.
Great balance of reading, writing and conversation.
Can't recommend her enough.
Thank you Tina :)