Manuel Bollag is one of our most experienced coaches and has been part of our team since 2013. Languages are his passion and good essays are his specialty. Parents and students alike value his work.
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Lehr- und Arbeitserfahrungen
Sonja Portmann, Fluntern, mother of a Sekundarschule student
What do you expect from your students?
Commitment, will, honesty, punctuality and a certain discipline. You can't do it without these attributes. Everything else is my job.
What fascinates you most about your subjects?
I lived abroad for a long time and could practise foreign languages there. I have also been reading English, French and Spanish books and magazines on a daily basis for years. Languages are a gateway to other cultures. Additionally, I like writing and still do it professionally. Helping to plan, structure and write a text can be very satisfying. As far as history is concerned, even as a primary school student I was fascinated by it and devoured books until late into the night. This fascination was also the driving force behind my studies and doctorate. Hardly any other subject is so easy to present lively and in an interesting way.
How do you spend your spare time?
I've played tennis for years and also give lessons myself. I also practise inline skating, cross-country skiing, skiing/snowboarding and hiking. If there's any time left, I enjoy drawing and cooking as well.
What do you want your students to take along?
That bad grades or school difficulties do not mean the end of the world or are actually normal. That diligence, dedication, tenacity and discipline make up for a lot. And that in today's Swiss education system, many paths lead to the goal.