I'm Jesse and I am a Dutch person residing in Ireland.
I've got 14 years of full time conversational & academic Dutch under my belt as well as 6 years and a half years of part time experience.
Teaching (Half-)Dutch & (Half-)Belgian kids as a class assistant at the Dutch Language and Culture Saturday school which caters to 4 to 13 years old.
Have done some casual-style teaching of Dutch with teens up to 18 years old.
With me you will learn what YOU would like to know, we tailor to your interests, hobbies and needs.
Besides that we can also cover recent slang language, Dutch music, culture & entertainment, geography, food, politics and holidays as understanding the culture is key to understanding language. Any teaching format is open to try-outs: Reading academic texts and literature, watching (educational) movies, YouTube(r) videos, reading prescribed books/magazines & websites and prescribed mingling with Dutch speaking individuals through niche-interest communities.
Disclaimer: I am NOT a teacher of the Dutch Leaving Certificate, HOWEVER, I am open to tutoring these students. There are no guarantees on performance or results. The sooner you get involved with your child's extra language education, the better (think 1st year through mid-5th year). Language assessment and general feedback are during the first class (40-45 minutes).
In-person walks, a coffee meeting, lunch or even on Zoom/Google Meet/Microsoft Team are all allowed. No Skype.
After primary school age without the right connections it is very difficult to find someone happy to help you in a meaningful way (especially relating to time commitment)
4 to 7 years depending on immersion & exposure.