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Douwe B - Tutor in Richmond Estate

Hello! Currently I reside in Cape Town, South Africa. I am a Dutch South African (have both citizenships) and I have eight years experience in Financial Markets and twelve years experience in my own business. I have a passion for finance in the area of corporate finance and treasury, as well as teaching business to university students. I also have a TEFL diploma meaning that I can teach business English being in addition a native English speaker. I have written three books on Amazon and have written four songs published on Spotify and iTunes. I enjoy swimming, surfing and reading books.

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Douwe speaks Afrikaans and English

1993-02-03 - 1993-12-01
Waterpolo Coach

Teaching waterpolo to high school level scholars (u15). Leadership, sports both practice and matches

1997-02-03 - 1997-11-28
University Tutor

Teaching Finance (Investment Markets and Economics) to third year finance students at university level. Lectures, tutorials and exam marking done.

1997-03-07 - 1998-06-03
Project Manager Small Business Clinic Khayelitsha

Teaching business skills to small business owners in a township outside cape town. Fund raising for the NGO

1998-04-09 - 1998-08-06
Capital Gains Tax Assistant

Worked for National Westminster bank overseeing their property portfolio from a capital gains tax point of view. A highlight was coordinating the sale of the International Finance Centre in the City of London

1998-07-01 - 1999-06-02
Financial Derivatives Profit and Loss Accountant

Calculated the profit and loss on the financial derivatives of the Standard Chartered Group Treasury for all the profit centres around the world.

1999-07-08 - 2001-07-11
Bond Fund manager and treasury funding expert

Running a GBP300 million bond fund and funding the trading desks of the treasury of Abbey National Treasury Services specialising in fixed income securities

2001-12-01 - 2003-12-01
Business Analyst

Calculating profit and loss on the credit derivative and bond portfolio of the treasury of Standard Corporate and Investment Bank in Johannesburg. Part of the software development team of the treasury of the front office system, and providing business analysis of this team.

2004-08-10 - 2020-03-31
Director Investments

Investment analysis of property portfolio, negotiation of leases, property development, finance procurement, staff relations, building materials pricing and procurement

2010-08-27 - 2015-08-28

Running the investment portfolio of this small asset management boutique using stocks from the JSE and twenty international markets. Working out models, psychology of the market and purchase and sale of securities.

2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31
Tutor (Personal Finance)

Teaching financial skills to retired folk particularly in the area of stock market investing.

1994-01-07 - 1997-12-08
BBusci (Hons) - UCT

Finance (Hons), Financial Accounting and Economics (Triple major)

1989-01-01 - 1993-12-22
Matric - Pinelands High School

English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Physical Science, History, Latin

2009-01-02 - 2011-07-29
Masters in Property Studies - UCT

Covering the area of property finance, development, urban land economics, statistics and property management

1999-01-01 - 1999-06-30
Registered Representative Financial Markets - Financial Services Authority

Qualified stock and bond broker

2019-12-02 - 2020-02-03
TEFL Diploma - Premier TEFL

OFQAL (endorsed by the UK governmetn) TEFL diploma

Subjects taught
  • Guitar

    My background in the subject of guitar was to do Grade four trinity college of Dublin music exams. However, after mastering classical guitar I moved into playing songs and then writing my own songs. I have written many songs and have four songs on Spotify and iTunes, so my proficiency is very good. I enjoy the subject and can play for hours before I realise what the time is.

    Douwe teaches Guitar at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Microsoft Excel

    Having built many financial models on Excel even to VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) for macros, I am highly proficient in this subject. For many years, all I used to do was build complicated spreadsheets for investment banks so I not only am good at this but enjoy it a great deal too.

    Douwe teaches Microsoft Excel at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • English as a foreign Language

    This is a new area of interest as I have recently qualified as a TEFL teacher. Although I have three years teaching experience and am a native English speaker, as well as writing English at a high level, I have not yet taught English to foreigners. However, I have travelled to 33 countries around the world and have learnt well how to deal with non-native English speakers in how to get each other's point across. I have been exposed to English teaching methods through the TEFL course.

    Douwe teaches English as a foreign Language at High School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Accountancy

    My strength here is mostly in Financial Accounting at a lower level, and not in Managerial and Cost Accounting. I understand the link between income statements and the balance sheet as well as trial balance.

    Douwe teaches Accountancy at High School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Business

    My strength in this subject is definitely on the Finance and investment side, working in Financial Markets, stock market investment, capital markets, investment banking, and property investment. I have written three books on the subject in the areas of Option Markets, small business and personal finance, as well as stock market investment like Warren Buffett.

    Douwe teaches Business at University/College and Adult level(s)

  • Mathematics

    My knowledge of this subject extends to university level, allowing me to teach at a school level. I enjoy manipulating numbers and have a high level understanding of the subject. Areas I am particularly good at are algebra, linear programming, geometry and mathematical literacy.

    Douwe teaches Mathematics at High School and Primary School level(s)

  • Economics

    My knowledge of Economics is extensive, working in Financial Markets, I expertly understand the link between the money supply and the economy where my knowledge is specifically in debt markets. I have run a business working between financial institutions and property investments, understanding the effects of interest rates on the economy. I have qualified in Economics and Finance at a university level, where I also taught finance and personal finance at a university level, covering areas such as stock markets, derivative markets and capital markets.

    Douwe teaches Economics at High School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • English

    As I am a native English speaker and have written English at a high level, having worked in London United Kingdom, and written a Master's degree in technical English, I am well suited to teaching high level English. I have a UK government approved English teaching qualification in a TEFL diploma. Furthermore I have taught in three disciplines in English so am well suited to this subject.

    Douwe teaches English at High School, University/College, and Adult level(s)