Education

2011-2012

Master of Science Education and Teaching, Utrecht University, Utrecht (NL)


2009-2011

Master of Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL)


2003-2009

Bachelor of Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL)


Work

2018-now

PhD candidate, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (GER)

  1. PhD candidate in the field of Physics Didactics.
  2. How students deal with measurement uncertainties.

2016-now

Author, Noordhoff Uitgevers, Groningen (NL)

  1. Writing chapters, problems, labs and tests for the new edition of the book Overal Natuurkunde (physics everywhere) for middle- and upper school (3 havo/vwo and tweede fase).
  2. Designing problems of indexed difficulty level, leading to two difficulty routes within the book.

2016-2018

Teacher, Tarbut V'Torah, Irvine, CA (USA)

  1. Courses taught: 8th grade science, CP Physics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C and Python Programming.
  2. Responsible for the upper school physics curriculum. In the new curriculum the labs became more investigative and supported the content of the class better.
  3. Designing and teaching the Python programming class. The goal of the class is to challenge students to think creatively and analytically when solving problems, where the Python programming language is used as a tool to achieve this.
  4. Teaching the after school Rocketry class for middle- and upper school students.

2016

MCAT Physics Teacher, The Princeton Review, Irvine, CA (USA)

  1. Teaching physics for bachelor level, pre-medical students.
  2. Teaching strategies for standardized tests.

2013-2015

Physics teacher educator, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Nijmegen (NL)

  1. Educating bachelor level physics teachers.
  2. Courses included: Astronomy, classical mechanics, differential equations, fluid mechanics, labs, mechanical waves, nuclear physics, quantum physics, thermodynamics.
  3. Teaching didactics of physics.
  4. Outreach activities: public talks on astronomy.
  5. Writing several college readers.
  6. Evaluations showed a 4.7 score on a 5 point scale.
  7. Outreach activities such as public lectures on astronomy.

2011-2015

Physics teacher, RSG Lingecollege, Tiel (NL)

  1. Teaching physics for: 3, 4, 5 havo and 4, 5, 6 vwo (USA: grades 9-12).
  2. Senior teacher (LD) as of 2013.
  3. Succesfully designing and implementing a new grading rubric for graduation projects.

2013

Intern, AON Risk Solutions, Rotterdam (NL)

  1. Creating a new, structured, step by step, more efficient introduction program for new AON Risk Solutions employees in the Netherlands, and presenting this to the board in Amsterdam.

2012

Intern, Siemens, The Hague (NL)

  1. Starting business development with the city of Amsterdam, making Siemens a preferred partner for mobility projects in the future, by assesment of the needs of the regio in 2040.

2011-2013

Trainee, Eerst de Klas, The Hague (NL)

  1. Personal coaching and training at "De Baak", a leading Dutch institute on leadership, sustainability and creative solutions.
  2. Writing a report on sustainability in Dutch companies and schools, presented to the Dutch ministry of education.

2004-2011

Teaching Assistant, Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL)

  1. Assisting in the following courses: classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, fluid mechanics, Fourrier analysis, linear algebra, mechanical waves, optics and thermodynamics
  2. Grading student exercises and exams

Skills

Languages

Dutch (native), English (full working proficiency), German (limited working proficiency)

OS

Windows, Mac, Linux (Ubuntu)

Software

MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Latex, Adobe Premiere, Blackboard, WhippleHill, Magister

Programming

R, Python, php, CSS, html