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Tutoring, Conversation & Study Lab

The German Department's Conversation & Study Lab offers free peer tutoring, as well as opportunities to practice conversation with fellow students.

Spring 2022

Ongoing through final exam week

Sayuri's UPDATED Tutoring Hours:

Online: Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM - Contact your instructor for the Zoom link.

Online: Thursdays 7:00-9:00 PM - Contact your instructor for the Zoom link.

Sam's Tutoring Hours:

In person: Tuesdays 12-3 PM - 620B Hunter East (Inside the Library)

Online: Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM - Contact your instructor for the Zoom link.

Get to know our Tutors:

Samuel Ebersole

Sam Ebersole is majoring in Computer Science and History, with minors in Mathematics and German. They're an aspiring polyglot and hope to travel post-college to gain more exposure to foreign languages. Outside of class, they enjoy practicing muay thai, reading, skating, and drawing.

Why they decided to tutor and their best advice for learning German:

"I like learning languages a lot, but I know the process can be frustrating at times and I want to help people find the joy in learning a new language. Plus, it gives me a reason to keep practicing and improving my German. And my advice would be flashcards combined with German-language media. Flashcards keep new words fresh in your mind, and media lets you discover new words and lock old ones into place. Personally, I hate making flashcards, but I've found the app Reword ( to be super helpful!"

Sayuri Beaumont
Sayuri Beaumont

Sayuri Beaumont is majoring in German Language and Literature. She has a passion for languages and photography. She aspires to attend graduate school in Berlin for photography and work in photography or media. She enjoys watching movies, taking photos, and cooking and trying new foods.

Why she decided to tutor and her best advice for learning German:

"I decided to tutor because I enjoy helping others on their language learning journey. I find language acquisition very interesting, and so getting to be a part of that process by tutoring is really rewarding. When it comes to learning German, most of us consume media in one way or another, and so I think a great way to learn German is to consume German media, whether it’s music or a TV show/movie in German. Or do you prefer YouTube? There are so many German-speaking YouTubers out there! Hearing people speak or sing is a great way to pick up on colloquialisms and improve pronunciation."


Previous Tutors:

Andrew Wenger 

Andrew Wenger is majoring in German and Biochemistry.  He aspires to become a geneticist and perhaps conduct research in a German based laboratory.  Andrew enjoys reading and reads lots of philosophy books. 

Why he decided to tutor and his best advice for learning German:

"I decided to become a tutor to help reinforce the fundamentals of grammar and help others in the process. I've found it fun tutoring people since each person brings a new set of skills and presents a unique set of challenges to overcome.  The best and only real way to learn German, or any language for that matter, is to keep practicing it in free form conversation with other speakers.


Aruna Singh

Aruna's ultimate career goal is to own her own private practice in the field of psychology. Aruna is a foodie and is always up for trying new foods from different cultures.

Why she enjoys tutoring and her advice to German learners: "Tutoring is a fulfilling experience because it allows me to help students at their pace until they master the ideas and concepts that are troubling them. We are students together trying to master this language, so just keep going! It will take time and a lot of practice, so don't give up! Also don't compare yourself to others, and before you know it you'll be able to see the significant improvements you've made."


George Eskandar

George Eskandar is now in graduate school in Philadelphia, studying to become a Physician Assistant. He hopes to continue to put his German studies to good use, teaching German to fellow language lovers.

Why he enjoys tutoring and his advice for German learners: "Helping a fellow student is a pleasure as I know exactly what they're going through. Also, it helps me go over my studies and appreciate the professors who brought me to where I am now. German may seem hard, but it's so much fun. Just keep practicing, speaking and reading. Practice those R's and CH's and watch videos in German. It's a beautiful language, you won't regret it!"

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