My first language is Dutch. I grew up in Holland and followed my passion in dance. I graduated from the Amsterdam dance academy and moved to the United States where I taught at Mills college (Oakland) and worked as a resident artist for an arts organization in San Francisco, teaching at public schools for 5 years. I love teaching different age groups, from either preschoolers to 3rd grade, middle or high school to college students and adults. My best quality is the joy I bring and enthusiasm with an enormous ability to demonstrate technique with clarity and patience.
I went back to school in the Bay Area to learn webdesign and acquired computer science and web production skills. I received certifications through Vista College and have been working as a freelance web designer for 8 years. Currently I work for a magazine publishing company as a web production artist. I have excellent skills and experience in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS and frontend web design.
As a native speaker in Dutch, I translate Dutch to English for online clients, I speak, read and think in Dutch at home, which eases my longing for Dutch windmill cookies and winter ice skating. Learning Dutch is not easy and I can help you with grammar and sentence structure. I can teach you basic to advanced conversation skills and will inspire you to ride a bike on the cobblestone streets in Amsterdam.
I'm positive, reliable and outgoing and I see the best qualities in each student.
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