Upon completing his CELTA in 2010, Hendrik came to Hanoi to teach English. After spending four years working at various language centres and schools in the city, Hendrik moved to Malaysia to work as a teacher trainer and mentor as part of a government project in rural Malaysia. This satisfying, yet challenging, experience urged him to delve deeper into his professional practice and he recently completed his PGCE.
Hendrik cares deeply for his students and believes that building positive and dignifying relationships at school are key to helping students succeed and fulfill their potential. He also thinks that Vietnamese students are overwhelmingly well-mannered and respectful, which makes the teaching process so rewarding in this country.