From BelgiumLiving in Kelowna, Canada (04:02 UTC-08:00)
italki teacher since Apr 6, 2023
Eight years ago I finished my studies with a second bachelor in Business, with great honorees. Immediately after that I started travelling and I never really stopped. I have lived in Korea, Philippines, Australia, New-Zealand and travelled around in 20+ other countries. Along the way, I picked up fire dancing as a hobby, which is where I discovered a passion for teaching.
To pay for these travels, I worked as a Logistic Planner, Lab Assistant, Hotel Manager, Property Manager, Warehouse Supervisor, HR-consultant and Carpenter.
One year ago, I started helping immigrants with their English. Now, I am TEFL certified and ready to help you with your struggles in learning a new language.
Me as a Teacher
I believe that everyone has different ways of learning and that is why I love one-on-one classes. I can adapt to you and come up with a method that is perfectly tutored to you.
I start with 3 types of lessons to choose from, that we alter together to reach your goals
- Conversational ==> through interesting conversations, I help you build vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Perfect for both kids and beginner adults!
- Industry specific ==> If you have ambition to work in any of the fields that I have worked in, this is THE perfect class for you!
- Business ==> Having 2 bachelors degrees in Business, I can help you create more opportunities for your career with a new language
My lessons & teaching style
My favourite tool to use is to simply ask people what they are passionate about. I then look for articles about that topic, based on your level, so we can discuss together whatever is happening in your world. That way, you combine a very positive feeling with a new language topic learned in your brain.
For "Industry Specific" and "Business", I use situations that I have been in myself so you can avoid the awkward mistakes that I made.
With children, I use a lot more realia. I love telling stories and make them interactive. Most of all, I play games. Children are hardwired to play, because that is simply how they learn. So why not a new language?
My teaching material
Articles and news
6 lessons completed
A1 - C2Conversation Practice74 lessons completed
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Absolute Beginners - Dutch in 3 Months
A1 - A2General11 lessons completed
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2 Dutch lessons
Quinten’s lessons are great! He really takes the extra time to go over everything thoroughly and makes sure you understand the lesson. He’s very patient and encouraging when providing feedback. Highly recommended!
Feb 13, 2024
5 Dutch lessons
Great first contact with Quinten, I'm looking forward to classes with him 👍🏻
Jan 30, 2024
2 Dutch lessons
My lesson with Quinten was great! He was very helpful, patient and encouraging!
Jan 16, 2024
1 Dutch lesson
I appreciate how friendly Quinten was during our lesson and how he helped with my pronunciation. He was very clear about what he could/could not offer (for beginner Dutch). The audio/video quality was not clear so sometimes I had a hard time hearing him.
Dec 21, 2023
3 Dutch lessons
Quinten is a super fun teacher! I really enjoyed the lessons I had with him so far. It went by so fast!
Dec 16, 2023
2 Dutch lessons
Quentin did revision for our number 1 Dutch online class. I studied basic greetings and went through the Dutch alphabet. I look forward to our next Dutch class and also to reveal to him my funny hobbit.