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The teacher


My name is Robert-Jan van Egmond. I was born in 1973 in Renkum. I lived for a long time in Delft, where I studied mathematics at the Delft University. I have three sons who live with their mother in Delft. Now I live in Wageningen and I am back to my roots. I am in touch with a youthfriend and we play music: he on his keyboard and I on a clarinet and we both sing.

I like to do new things. While I had been a math teacher for years, my neighbor from Pakistan asked me to teach him Dutch. Despite I didn’t have experience yet, I said yes immediately. My neighbor passed all languagetests and that allowed him to study civil engineering at the Delft University. I was very proud on my neighbor and I was also proud on myself. I decided to continue with this and now I am a Dutch teacher for a couple of years. I am enjoying it very much.

I love to meet with people. Every Tuesdayevening I am swimming as a volunteer with disabled people. It gives me a good feeling to help other people and there is a very nice atmosphere. A good atmosphere is also important for the Dutch lessons. The nice part of being a Dutch teacher is to meet people from all kind of cultures.

People who know me say that I am open, reliable, flexible and nice to work with.