Alexander M Gross
Literature | Language | Culture

Private Tutoring

I have taught English and German as foreign languages for many years as well as Literature classes at university. I particularly enjoy teaching German for beginners and intermediates; English for all levels, especially exam preparation for IELTS etc.; and Academic Writing in English. I can help students with essay writing and exam preparation for GCSE and A-Level in the Humanities, especially English and History.


I am an expert in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature and History, and I have previously acted as doctoral co-supervisor. I have several years of experience as a language teacher for Brazilians / Portuguese speakers and I am bilingual in English and German.

Hourly rates for tutoring are shown in the table below. I am willing to travel for classes anywhere in central and southeast London, and beyond depending on transport links.


If you are interested in booking me for classes, please get in touch via the button below.

Availability Autumn 2019

Sep-Dec Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
MorningNo NoNoNoNo 
 Afternoon Yes YesNo NoYes
 After schoolNo 
NoNo No No
 EveningNo NoNoYesNo
Subject / level
(hourly rates)
School / GCSE A-Level / DegreeAdult  Learner
 German £35.00
 - £40.00
 English Language / Literature £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) - - £40.00
 IELTS - - £45.00
 History £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Academic Writing  - £40.00 £40.00

Testimonials

Alex is very patient with my daughter who is not very confident around new people. She cannot praise him enough in how he is building her confidence in acquiring the knowledge she needs to pass her GCSE German. He is very calm and uses various strategies to help her to achieve the best out of each session.

Sophia (German)


Alex is an exceptional tutor - highly recommended, particularly for those who want to really understand the language they are learning! The cultural context he provides is also really interesting and reminds me why I am interested in learning German in the first place.

Oliver (German)


Alex is a great tutor, very patient and able to teach in a pleasant understandable manner. Very calm and flexible classes that helped me get the results I needed :) Thanks

Estrella (IELTS)


Alex is a great tutor who is helping bring up the German of my two daughters who should be fluent at it... Alex has a very structured approach (especially for the German grammar) which I believe is essential to learn this language properly. He is a great tutor that I would highly recommend!

Benedicte (German)