What students say

Nicole, Cloud Platform Representative, Oracle

Ceyla, HR Director, Stryker Sophia is deeply in love with her profession. She understands the learning preferences of her students very well and always comes with creative ideas engaging students at all times. She observes students very well during the lesson and constantly motivates them to challenge their limits. She is very resourceful and always ties the content with daily life and gives good advice on how to study, learn and practice the language. I recommend Sophia to anyone who is willing to really learn and speak Dutch in a fun, practical atmosphere with high engagement.

Whitney, junior researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Sophia is a wonderful Dutch teacher! Not only did she use creative, interesting, and effective methods to make sure we were comprehending the material, but she made sure that the lessons incorporated cultural content as well. What we learned from our time with Sophia was an integral part of our integration into Dutch life. Sophia is fun, caring, and very interesting! I felt that she always cared about our learning and also about us as her students. She has a passion for teaching and a contagious smile. I highly recommend her!

Alex, Marketing Manager & Certification Specialist, Rockwool

Kevin, CFO and Member of the Executive Board, Wolters Kluwer I would like to recommend Sophia as a teacher for the Dutch language. Sophia started teaching me the Dutch language in June 2014. She is a talented and very patient teacher. Her enthusiastic way of teaching the Dutch language is very motivating. I enjoyed working with Sophia and would recommend her as a teacher.

Marina, Manager Treasury Advisory, Deloitte

Sophia is a great tutor, very knowledgeable and always in a good mood. I am a Portuguese speaker and Dutch can be a challenging language but I feel much more comfortable when exposed to it after my lessons with her. I took online classes and they were very convenient and I do not feel like I have missed out on anything (at all). I highly recommend Sophia as a tutor

Elizabeth, High School Science Laboratroy Coordinator, American International School of Rotterdam

Kartik, Vice President & General Manager, Carrier Transicold Ik wil graag deze brief als een referentie voor mijn lerares Nederlandse van het afgelopen jaar, mevrouw Sophia schrijven. Omdat ik al eerder in Nederland heb gewoond, had ik al enige kennis van de taal, maar wilke ik mijn grammatica en woordenscat verbeteren. Sophia heeft een zeer flexibele manier van lesgeven die is afgestemd op elke student. Door het gebruik van de Delftse Methode hebben we ons niet alleen gericht op de taal, maar ook geleerd over de Nederlandse bevolking en cultuur. Sophia heeft een zeer goede kennis van de Nederlandse taal. Haar moedertaal is niet Nederlands en daarom help dit haar te begrijpen hoe het beste om een buitenlandse student te leren. Ik zou Sophia graag willen aan bevelen voor iemand die Nederlands wil leren of verbeteren. 

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Rene, Head of Finance & Administration, Boehringer Ingelheim

Nederlands leren was voor mij echt belangrijk. Ik ben de enige buitenlander op kantoor en ik was met mijn baas overeen gekomen, dat vanaf een bepaald tijdpunt alle vergaderingen in het Nederlands zouden plaatsvinden. En niet meer in het Engels. Dus was mijn focus vooral op het spreken en begrijpen van de nieuwe taal. Om de Nederlandse lessen flexibel te kunnen hanteren heb ik voor online lessen gekozen via Skype. Daarmee had ik de mogelijkheid op kantoor, van huis maar ook op vakantie lessen te plannen en te doen. Sophia is een ervaren leraar op dit gebied. Met haar was ik in staat het op te pakken en met plezier aan het werk te gaan. Met mijn motivatie en de lessen van Sophia was het makkelijk om de taal te leren. Ik ben nu, na twee jaar, op en goed niveau om zakelijke en privé aangelegenheden te beheren. Van harte bedankt Sophia!

Rebecca, Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager, Mars

For me Sophia was an excellent teacher , introducing me to the Dutch Language with passion and skill. Sophia has an approachable, patient and encouraging personality, and inspired me to make progress with her positive attitude and openness. Learning a language was new to me, and Sophia brought the process to light, and made it accessible for me and I always looked forward to my lessons with her. Overall, I feel lucky to have had her as my teacher! Thanks a lot!

Helene, Associate Director, Merck  The lessons have been extremely helpful and I have been able to communicate with the contractors.  I was able to present to my project team in Dutch on more than one occasion.  Overall I believe it was a success and I would like to thank you for your patience and for teaching me Dutch.

Emma, Marketing manager, Brabantia I have been taking private lessons with Sophia for 9 months and she has helped me improve my Dutch a lot. Her approach is very good and works perfectly for me! Not only have I learned a lot of Dutch, but I also really enjoy getting lessons from Sophia as she is friendly and fun. I feel that Sophia has tailor-made lessons for my needs and she is very flexible. My goal has been to understand the language and be able to converse. I did not want to focus on heavy grammar lessons or spelling, but rather conversational learning. When I started lessons with Sophia, we talked about my goals and purpose for wanting to learn Dutch, which Sophia then applies to our lessons. I feel that Sophia has a practical approach to our lessons, and teaches me Dutch that I can apply in everyday life. I highly recommend taking lessons with Sophia!”