Gerda's biography:

Gerda received her teaching qualification (B.Ed.) in Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 1982. After teaching in a local high school in Zimbabwe for two years, she did her Physics degree at the University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands. She has been a qualified Physics teacher since 1991. After working for VSO as a physics teacher at a local school in The Gambia for three years she started working in international schools. She has taught a variety of programs, IB Physics (MYP and DP SL and HL), A level Physics and IGSCE Physics, in schools in the UK, Tanzania, Colombia and Indonesia for over 15 years with excellent exam results.

She has sponsored one of her former students of The Gambia throughout his high school years. The students holds now a Phd in applied Mathematics and is presently working as a researcher at the Ohio University. Many of her former students have completed degrees at high ranking universities as MIT (USA), McGill (Canada) and Russell group universities in the UK.

If you are looking for a tutor who;
• can simplify difficult Physics concepts,
• can help with your Physics homework or
• help you prepare for a Physics test or exam,
• is a highly experienced and qualified teacher of IB Physics (MYP, IB SL and IB HL), A-level Physics and (I)GSCE Physics,
• is patient and organised and
• who's students have achieved excellent exam results.

At present she is self-employed working part time in a school teaching A level Physics combined with online tuition.
When not teaching she likes to go for long walks, read books or go the cinema or theatre.

Gerda's qualifications:

Gerda qualified to teach Physics in 1991, and holds a Equivalent BEd/ BSc Physics teacher from Hogeschool Gelderland Nijmegen The Netherlands.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
Pabo UtrechtPrimary teaching qualification1982
Hogeschool GelderlandPhysics teacher1991

Gerda's International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

Gerda has been teaching IB Physics SL and HL for 12 years in several international schools in the UK, Colombia and Indonesia. She is presently an IB examiner and a teacher for the IB revision courses of OSC (Oxford Study Courses) during the school holidays. She is a co- writer of the online IB Physics textbook of Kognity publishers. She has developed part of the IBHL Physics teaching material for Pamoja Education. She can give support with Option C Imaging and IA's.


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Gerda is an experienced Physics teacher. She was teaching IB Physics Sl and HL at our school. As an HOD of science department, I can say that she met all the deadlines, had good rapport with students and was recommended for IB examiner.

Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Gerda is an excellent teacher, very student centered and always willing to do the little extra things for her students. She is extremely organized and thorough with her preparation.

Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Gerda is available for online tuition

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