Types of German Teachers
A German teacher may be one of the 2 categories:
Teacher of German
The technical differences are extremely small and yet valuable when making your decision. German teacher teaches German to German speakers, when a teacher of German teaches German as a second or a foreign language.
Unlike a German teacher (or a teacher of German) a tutor usually doesn't have a college or university degree in teaching, education or linguistics.
Tutors often use unconventional and more cultural methods of teaching. tutors tend to focus on student's experience and language natural development rather than typical books.
A teacher can teach you grammar, structures, time tenses and a tutor can help you expand your vocabulary and dip your toes into culture, however...
Practicing with German Native Speakers helps you improve on pronunciation and understanding of a fast, real, dialectic speech, which is so different in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and other.