It took me a long time to find my real passion in my (work) life. After studying in two universities, graduating in two bachelors, travelling the world and working abroad for several years I realized public education is where my heart lies. I went for the third time back to university to study Dutch, pedagogy and methodology.
For 5 years I have been teaching as a classroom teacher in Dutch primary schools before I moved abroad to Colombia where I became also an English teacher. I am specialized in teaching in pre-, elementary, middle (secondary) and high school. I have been teaching in all different grades and all primary subjects, including Dutch (as this is my native language and of course in schools in the Netherland we teach in Dutch). Most schools where I have been working were inspired by the philosophy of 'Vygotsky'.
Working in the Netherlands in education and in several countries worldwide have allowed me to gain a variety of skill sets. These experiences also have provided me with the tools necessary for working abroad and online including adaptability, patience, dedication to my peer’s success, and respect for cultural and societal norms.
Aside from this being my day to day job already for the past 8 years in Dutch and Bilingual primary, middle and high schools, I started teaching in the afternoons individual classes online and face to face to Dutch expats and other nationalities that wanted to learn Dutch as a second language. I am new to Verbling as I haven't offered my services in the past through an official platform. With the recent changes worldwide I thought it is a good moment to focus more on online teaching while being stuck in the house. Let me know which level you have and if there's anything specific you would like to focus on. I have experience in teaching all facets of the language.
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Concepts & Brands
2019 - 2020
Middle School Teacher
Colegio Bilingüe Bennett - Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Middle School Teacher 6th, 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts.
2017 - 2018
Middle and High school Teacher and Teacher-Trainer (Formador Nativo Extranjero)
NGO Heart For Change/ CUN (Ministry of Education Colombia/ Colombia Bilingual) - Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Teaching alongside local teachers in a public college (8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade). Teacher-Trainer: train and work together with Colombian English teachers on pedagogy, methodology, inclusion and students with special needs.
2013 - 2016
Homeroom/ Classroom teacher primary school
Primary school Achthoek (developmental education/ Vygotsky) - Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Classroom teacher, age 5-12 years. Subjects: all primary subjects
• Coaching/training teachers: teacher-pupil interaction, teacher class management, active learning approach and learner centered teaching. • Advise teachers on the use of appropriate teaching materials/methodology (intervision) • Work on programs designed to maintain vulnerable groups of students inside schools (girls).
2012 - 2013
Primary school Zuiderzee (developmental education/ Vygotsky) - Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Teacher of children, age of 5-12 years. Subjects: all primary subjects