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Marlena Jorn Tutors
Marlena started Marlena Jorn Tutors in 2020. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Marlena Jorn Tutors?
I have been learning German since I was twelve in 2007. I first went to German-speaking countries two years later, and after stepping off the plane back home in Chicago, I knew that I wanted to devote my life to it. After college, I worked exhausting service jobs. In March, I finally leapt off the edge and applied to teach German on Outschool. I was accepted, and I have been teaching there since with a 4.7/5 rating!
> There will be many discouraging moments, many "No"'s. This is completely normal and part of the journey for many entrepreneurs, including myself. Keep pushing yourself, and you will get through the tough times!
With six months of teaching under my belt, I finally felt that it was time to branch out to something of my own. I contacted some people who I knew were interested in learning German, and we began private Zoom lessons. I created my website this October, and Marlena Jorn Tutors was born. I knew this was the right time after being contacted by a family asking me to teach three of them privately. I saw that as my opportunity to finally take that leap.
I feel that I am experienced enough to run my business because I have been teaching for six months with overwhelmingly positive feedback from both students and parents. This feedback gave me the confidence that I needed to feel that I can do it on my own. My current students are all extremely pleased with our lessons, and their German has all improved dramatically. This has also improved my confidence in my teaching and my faith in my business.