When I came to Washington, I looked for a teacher who would help me to polish my English and would be able to customize the lessons to the specific needs of English in academic contexts. I am so glad I found Marike! If you are searching for a highly professional and dedicated teacher, do not look any further – just drop Marike an email. You will not regret it! Marike puts so much effort into every single lesson, which goes way beyond any pre-fabricated business English classes. She prepares by reading articles that are important for my research as well as my own texts so that we can discuss the topics relevant for me. She coaches me before presentations, discusses my writing (as to style and content) and enlarges my vocabulary by covering topics from everyday life in the U.S. ranging from food to books, politics and beyond. I have learned so much from her and, even more, I really love our weekly meetings. Marike is not only an experienced and skilled teacher; she puts her heart into her work.
- Andrea, Marburg University, Germany