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Moos - Prof dutch - Kelowna
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  • (4 reviews)
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Tamar
Β« I know Moos for a long time and he is fun to be with. Moos is a... More Β»
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Tamar
Β« I know Moos for a long time and he is fun to be with. Moos is a very friendly, serious and competent teacher, he has an original and patient way of explaining things. His sense of humour and patience work for both adults and kids, I have witnessed him helping children with their homework on different subjects and the results were great. Β»
$25/h
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Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 4h
Lessons offered by Moos
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Dutch
Levels
  • All Levels

Take private Dutch lessons in Kelowna from one of the creators of the Duolingo Dutch course

Methodology

Frequent and consistent practice is key to learning any language. I will work together with you to set up a custom lesson plan and schedule, based on your current level and your personal learning style. Depending on your preferences, we can focus on either spoken or written Dutch, or find a balance between the two. I am familiar with a wide range of free online source material that we can use for homework between our sessions. For the sessions themselves, we will speak Dutch as much as possible. I am extremely patient and will guide you through sentence construction and vocabulary, even if you are a complete beginner. Because it is much more effective to learn new words within their own context, I also like to take lessons outside of the classroom and into the real world. For example, we can walk through the park, visit a store or have coffee while we practise speaking Dutch.

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One of our best! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and responds during the day. Moos will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

For the past five years, I have been leading a small team of volunteers to develop and do maintenance on the Dutch course offered by the online language-learning platform Duolingo. Over a million people worldwide use this free course to learn Dutch vocabulary and grammar. My duties include but are not limited to:
- creation of the course curriculum;
- constructing and maintaining a database with thousands of example sentences, all of their possible translations, grammar explanations and hints;
- last but not least, answering user questions on the forums and handling error reports.

As a result of this work, I am intimately familiar with the most obscure grammar rules and exceptions. I have a broad experience with students of different levels and how to best explain to them the various difficult concepts of the Dutch language. Furthermore, six years of experience as a teaching assistant at various Dutch and Canadian universities has given me the perfect didactic skill set for one-on-one private lessons. Whether you are looking to reconnect with your Dutch heritage or are simply looking to learn a foreign language close to English, it would be my pleasure to help you on your journey!

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $ 25/h
Lessons offered by Moos
Individual
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Dutch
Levels
  • All Levels

Moos's Resume

Education:
2007-2010: Bachelor of Science in Physics & Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2011-2013: Master of Science in Physics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2014-2019: PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Experience:
2011-2013: Teaching Assistant at UBC Vancouver, teaching undergraduate physics and engineering courses
2014-2018: Teaching Assistant at the University of Amsterdam, teaching graduate and undergraduate physics
2014-present: Volunteer Course Builder and Forum Moderator at Duolingo, teaching Dutch for English speakers

The 4 reviews on Moos
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

4 recommendations

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Tamar

I know Moos for a long time and he is fun to be with.
Moos is a very friendly, serious and competent teacher, he has an original and patient way of explaining things. His sense of humour and patience work for both adults and kids, I have witnessed him helping children with their homework on different subjects and the results were great.

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Madeline

Moos is eternally patient; if it doesn't work to explain it one way he will try another, and another. He is highly qualified though does not flaunt it, personable, and happy to work at whatever pace the learner wishes.

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Sheila

I've known Moos going on 7 years. He is exceptionally bright, demonstrated by extensive and in-depth knowledge on a wide range of subjects. Additionally, he is curious and possesses a willingness and ability to solve complex problems. He has a natural respect for others, is not judgmental and, regardless of his own apparent ease in learning, is both patient and empathetic towards others who may struggle to learn. I can't recommend him more highly as a teacher.

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Jeroen

I know Moos for a very long time now. He is a natural born teacher. He has the gift to break down complicated stuff in all kind of different fields into comprehensible bits. When my daughter would come home complaining about school and not understanding a teacher, she would go to Moos. And in a very short time she would come out exclaiming "Oh! I get it! Why didn't he say so!", meaning the schoolteacher.

Moos's interview

QUESTION 01 | 05
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
Moos β€” Even as a child, my curiosity frequently had me wondering why the natural world works the way it does. In school I quickly took to math, physics and chemistry. I decided to continue my studies in physics because it combines the deep, abstract understanding of mathematics with the real world. It's like solving a puzzle, and then checking your answer by observing the universe.
QUESTION 02 | 05
What makes you passionate about your subject?
Moos β€” I love physics for its elegance in describing the laws of nature. The way that seemingly different concepts fit together seamlessly, connected by an intricate network of mathematical ideas, is extremely beautiful to me. In teaching, I try to convey that beauty to my students. You do not need a strong math background to see these connections and analogies! Physics is everywhere around you, you only have to open your eyes to it.
QUESTION 03 | 05
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
Moos β€” It's truly wonderful when a student finally realizes that a certain concept or subject is not as difficult as they thought it was. Getting to that point requires patience and persistence, as well as creativity. Sometimes I need to explain a formula in four different ways before it happens, and I am always glad to do so, as the result is all the more rewarding.
QUESTION 04 | 05
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Moos β€” I had some excellent teachers in high school, who encouraged me to explore beyond the text book and ask critical questions. Without them, I would not have become a physicist, nor a teacher. Sadly, I feel that many physics teachers take the wrong approach, focusing too much on the math and not enough on conceptual understanding. A good or bad teacher can make a huge difference, not only for your grades but also for your interests and even your career path!
QUESTION 05 | 05
What are your keys to success?
Moos β€” I always look at the environment around me for inspiration, when explaining a concept in physics. A water bottle, a table, someone riding their bicycle outside the window. Keeping that connection with the real world, whenever possible, is key to understanding and to stimulating your curiosity.

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