Learning Culture: With Passion and Focus

LearningCulture stands for education of the highest quality. For us, learning doesn’t just mean studying material for the next exam and then forgetting it again. Learning is a life philosophy for us. A learning culture is the joy of discovering something new and of improving one’s own abilities. A person living in accordance with a learning culture takes responsibility for his or her own success, sets personal goals and works towards achieving them.

A learning culture means taking the initiative and not waiting for others to change the world.

We want to share this learning culture with our students and also their parents. Together we work on achieving success and good grades.

The Basics of Our Learning Culture

Learning as a life philosophy

Do you think learning is a burdensome obligation? We see this differently: Learning is an opportunity, a privilege, it is enjoyable and an important tool for success.

We impart this way of thinking to our students, but also exemplify it ourselves: Our team and our coaches continuously and enthusiastically develop themselves further on pedagogical topics, but also in related areas like coaching and psychology.

Recognition and Self-Confidence

Every student is an individual human being with certain skills and a special personality. We show them how they can utilise their specific capabilities and dispositions to reach their personal goals. In this way, we increase their trust in their own talents.

Self-responsibility and initiative

When students start taking responsibility for their success, they learn more easily and effectively and gain a new appreciation for the school knowledge and for reaching goals.

We help children and adolescents in setting their own goals, to work towards them and to gain self-confidence from reaching those goals.

Successful together

Teamwork makes tutoring even better. This is because the students’ educational performances are influenced by many people: Teachers, parents, friends, tutors and of course the students themselves. We achieve the highest levels of success when everyone pulls together and communicates in an open and direct way.

Learning With a Pedagogic Concept

It doesn’t matter which of our coaches your child works with. They are all excellent coaches and people with their own personal teaching experience. Every one of them is proficient in and exemplifies the learning concept of LearningCulture.

The foundations of our lessons

The teaching concept of LearningCulture is based on target orientation, openness, respect and motivation. As well as the students’ knowledge, their self-confidence is the main contributing factor for their success in school.

That's why our coaches' lessons are designed to continuously grow not only students' skills, but also their self-confidence. They set meaningful and achievable goals, check for success, and provide positive feedback when goals have been met or appropriate efforts have been made.

Pedagogical Management

Two people are especially responsible for the pedagogical orientation of LearningCulture: Balz Müller and Nicole Rüede. Both have extensive teaching experience and pedagogical competency. Together they form the pedagogical management and are, therefore, responsible for the development and implementation of our pedagogical concept.

They also create our lesson plans, choose and accompany coaches, support the development of course materials and develop our coaches in internal training courses.

Simply put: They create a learning culture.

Pedagogical Management

Pedagogic Co-Director Nicole Rüede

Nicole Rüede

Pedagogic Co-Director

After a career in sales and years of working as a tutor on the side, Nicole Rüede decided to turn her passion into a job. That’s why she studied at the Pedagogic University of Applied Sciences FHNW and obtained her bachelor’s as a primary teacher. For 8 years, she worked as a class teacher and specialist teacher in English at the middle level and still prepares classes for the transfer to the upper level and for the transfer exam.

As pedagogic director, Ms. Rüede is responsible for the courses for students visiting the long versions of the Swiss grammar school. In addition, she supports other coaches in issues around the pedagogic primary school area.

Pedagogical Director Balz Müller

Balz Müller

Pedagogical Director

Balz Müller studied German and history and received the teaching diploma for grammar schools at the University of Bern. With his years of experience as a teacher and principal at large private schools (Lyceum Alpinum and the Montana Zugerberg Institute), he supports the LearningCulture team in the triangle of - student – coach – parents, in an optimal way. 

As well as his position as a pedagogical director and supervisor of our coaches, Mr. Müller still enjoys teaching actively and tries to exercise daily to achieve the right balance.

Balz Müller’s coach profile

Pedagogical Director Daniela Spälti

Daniela Spälti

Pedagogical Director

Daniela Spälti obtained a master's degree in German and history and received the teaching diploma for grammar schools. She has many years of teaching experience with adolescents and adults and has also taught German as a foreign language. She particularly enjoys her writing training, in which she is able to help the students to get their ideas down on paper. That is why she still enjoys teaching in addition to her work as a pedagogical director.

Daniela Spälti’s coach profile

Pedagogical Director David Heil

David Heil

Pedagogical Director

David Heil got into teaching through lateral entry. In addition to studying literature and philosophy, he taught a secondary class at a private school for three years based on individual weekly plans. With his view of teaching as a targeted support for a wide variety of pupils, as well as learning as something equally beautiful as it is invigorating, he has been working on our high school courses and on individual lessons for several years with great commitment and enthusiasm.

David Heil’s coach profile

Pädagogische Leitung Lara Witzke

Lara Witzke

Pädagogische Leitung

Lara Witzke ist seit über 10 Jahren in der Wissensvermittlung und dem Unterrichten tätig. Neben ihrem Studium als angehende Sekundarlehrerin hat sie bereits ihre eigene Nachhilfeschule geleitet und unterstützt uns nun mit ihrem Know-How in der Pädagogischen Leitung. Weiter ist Frau Witzke für die Prozessoptimierung und Dokumentation über alle Kursstufen hinweg zuständig. Mit ihr ist die Qualitätssicherung und -steigerung von unseren Produkten in guten Händen.

Coach Profil von Lara Witzke

Our Coaches Will Take Care of the implementation

Find out more about the selection process, the concept for continuing development and also get to know some of our coaches:

Meet our coaches