Paul was born and raised in the Netherlands. He holds degrees in Chemistry, Information Technology and Business Management. In a career spanning more than 25 years Paul has fulfilled many roles. He has worked as a Business Consultant for LogicaCMG and ING, as an IT advisor for the Dutch Foreign Ministry, and as a project manager for Rabobank.
Paul also worked as a coach for commercial (Zwitserleven) and government organisations (SVB and UWV). In his role of coach, he used to teach communication, presentation, and sales skills. When Paul started teaching Dutch as a second language, he found his experience teaching adult learners came in very good use.
With his calm manner and sociable character Paul creates a relaxed learning environment. His keen eye for linguistic detail allows him to explain the Dutch language with the precision you would expect from an IT specialist.
Apart from IT related topics Paul has also developed many other interests over the years: he has travelled extensively, he reads a lot, and he loves a good game of cards. Currently he’s learning Spanish, which is helping his own teaching practice. He knows what it’s like to be a student in a language course.