Raluca Pînzaru

German Language Teacher
Grade 10 Omega Form Tutor

I remember with great appreciation my brilliant teachers and with gratitude and excitement those teachers who influenced me spiritually. Subjects to be learned in school are a raw, necessary matter, that any teacher can access, but the emotional connection is the vital element in education. I believe that a real teacher teaches the students first from the heart and then from the book.

The teaching profession needs boldness, confidence in a better future, permanently searching for something new, being grounded in reality, originality in its pursuit, innovation and discovery, and I believe that these are also characteristics of my personality.

I am a graduate of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bucharest, majoring in German and Spanish, the Faculty of Law at the University of Bucharest and of “Vasile Alecsandri” National College in Galati, Mathematics and Computer Science profile, English bilingual.

I started my career as a teacher at a foreign language center, where I taught both German and English classes. I’ve been working with students of all ages, ranging from 4 year-olds to adults, developing my ability to make my courses engaging, but also extremely useful, depending on the age of the students.

At Avenor College I am teaching students for Cambridge IGCSE German as Foreign & First Language, Cambridge A-Level German (Literature included) and AQA A-Level German. Also I am preparing students for Goethe examinations.

During my fifth year at Avenor, as the Form Tutor for Grade 10 Omega, I will be by my students’ side throughout their learning journey. I will continue to be a support for each of them and together to create a united team based on friendship, trust, and respect.