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Susanne Garside PhD,
Tutor and Translator 

Private tutor in German, French and ESOL
Professional English-German translator (freelance)
Based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
Full current DBS

Susanne Garside PhD

Education and Career

  • Studies of English, French, German and Educational Sciences at the universities of Bochum and Bonn, Germany, graduating with the German First State Examination for grammar school teachers
  • PhD (Dr. phil.) from the University of Bonn, Germany, in English and Romance languages with great honours
  • Worked for 12 years as personnel manager at an international satellite communications company, interface with English and French speaking colleagues


Translator qualifications

  • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, grade B
  • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate for Translators, grade A
  • Completed two preparatory translation courses for the Diploma in Translations
  • Completed a course for translators with the Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI)


Teaching experience

  • Private students from basic to advanced levels
  • Evening schools
  • Municipal administrations (in-house training)
  • Governmental institutions (in-house training)
  • Presidents of Disaster Relief authorities (in-house training)
  • Language schools
  • Northamptonshire County Council, focus on “English as a Second Language” (ESOL), for students from Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, the Baltic States, India, Pakistan, China and other nations