Sophia was our Dutch teacher for about a year while we were temporarily living in the Netherlands as expats. She is an excellent teacher and I am so glad that we were able to learn Dutch from her. She was extremely flexible and met with us at our convenience. In some cases, when we could not meet her in person for our courses, we had virtual lessons with her via Skype and they worked seamlessly - this is more relevant than ever now during the pandemic and she makes the virtual classes so interactive that we didn't feel we missed anything. Overall, Sophia made our Dutch courses fun and versatile so much so that we looked forward to our lessons with her each week. She is also very patient and will go at your pace, whether you need to re-do or focus on a prior lesson, she will tailor the courses specifically to what you are looking for - we absolutely loved that! Besides that, she is very friendly, has a good sense of humor, is always on time and punctual, and is just a pleasure to be around. By the end of our courses, I felt like Sophia had become a friend of ours. I cannot say enough good things about Sophia - I would HIGHLY recommend her as a Dutch teacher!
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The course is very fun and engaging for the students. Dank je wel foor de fijn cursus! Ik vind de cursus praktisch en leuk. De lessen waren interessant. De cursus geeft me veel kansen om te oefenen.
As of now I do speak a little Dutch and am finding it much easier to practice with daily activities like going to the grocery store and asking for items. Ik spreek Nederlands met mijn vrienden en als ik eten bestel. I practice Dutch with my grandmother and the grocery store clerk.
I am learning Dutch so that I can communicate better with the people around me and to learn about the culture of the Netherlands. Ik leer Nederlands om een nieuwe taal te leren. Ik leer Nederlands want ik wil meer over Nederland weten.
I do wish that I can be your student again! You are very patient with us students and you explain difficult grammars and new words clearly and make it easier for us to understand. She always encourages us to keep trying and practicing even if we do not know the answers to some of the questions. De docent is zeer goed. U bent een prachtig docent! De docent is geweldig!
Sophia is not only a great teacher, she’s also patient and willingto share about her culture and learn from her students as well. Super bedankt Sophia voor je geweldige lesgeven!
In order to work as a doctor in the Netherlands you have to register in the BIG. (Beroepen in de Individuelle Gezondheidszorg) And if you want to register you need to do a language test in Netherlands and get a certification on B2+ Level. With the help of Sophia Riemersma i passed my exam successful at December 2019. I can highly recommend her. The work with her is effective and she is sympathetic teacher with a sense of humour. I worked hard but i also had a lot of fun. Thank you very much, Sophia!
Sophia is a gifted instructor. She has many years of experience as a Dutch Instructor, she knows a variety of creative teaching methods to ensure you learn what you need to. Her calming personality makes you feel completely comfortable, even when you're making mistakes. She is always encouraging and positive. She goes out of her way to help you out. She's one of those persons who are in love with their profession.
Ik was voor het afgelopen anderhalf jaar een student van Sophia. Voordat wij van de VS naar Nederland verhuisd waren, begonnen wij met de lessen via Skype. Voor mij, dit was een groot voordeel want ik had een goede basis voordat ik in Nederland woonde. Wij hadden de lessen een jaar nadat mijn vrouw en ik in Nederland waren aangekomen, en dit helpt met het dagelijkse leven en ook het vertrouwen met werken en openbare conversaties. Sophia is heel aardig, flexibel, en een goede lerares. Ik raad haar aan iemand wie de Nederlandse taal wil leren in een flexibele, hoge kwaliteit, en doordachte manier. Dankjewel Sophia!
Creative. Passionate. Productive. These are three of the great number of qualities Sophia has demonstrated consistently up to present. Currently active at the global technology company Oracle at its Amsterdam office, I have been having the opportunity to work with Sophia as my teacher for Dutch language and culture since my arrival in the Netherlands as an expatriate. If you are seeking for someone who can prove solid work experience with clients of globally well-known brands across diverse industries, for someone with excellent education - Sophia will be a highly suitable teacher for you. But if you are looking for someone who has far more to offer than what is written on paper, for someone who is genuinely interested in her students and their personal development and deeply passionate about what she does - then Sophia is perfect for you. With every lesson we have, Sophia has inspired and motivated me to learn and study hard that our lessons - although highly structured and productive - become more a pleasure than a chore to me. I highly recommend Sophia in all her future endeavors to companies of all sizes, across industries because a part from being professionally suitable, she is a pleasure to work with and genuinely dedicated with all her heart
It is my sincere pleasure to write this recommendation for Sophia. I have known Sophia as my Dutch tutor for the past year. I initially started with 15 online languages classes but quickly decided to keep Sophia as my tutor throughout the whole period as Sophia is an excellent Dutch teacher. At first, I was able to choose between different teaching methods which I found very pleasant and motivating. Sophia’s engaging personality kept my motivation up throughout the whole teaching period. In a short period of time Sophia empowered me to speak, listen and write in a language that was completely new to me. In addition to the Dutch language, I learned a lot about the Dutch way of life and was fascinated how Sophia made me feel comfortable to discuss various issues in Dutch. Moreover, Sophia established clear objectives for each lesson which made it very convenient for me to prepare the lesson. I greatly appreciated Sophia’s availability and patience to answer all sorts of questions - especially very pointed Dutch grammar questions. I also would like to highlight Sophia’s flexibility and understanding. Sophia didn’t hesitate to adapt her lesson when she realized that I was interested in a specific topic. I will truly miss our Dutch lessons!