Galen Beebe

Galen B.

Chicago, IL

About Galen B.

Galen teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: Last week


I have 4 years of experience teaching elementary Spanish, 4 years of experience teaching ESL, and three years of experience teaching reading and writing to k-12 students. I am trained in the theory of Multiple Intelligence and use my students' skills and interests to drive my lessons. I believe that learning should be interesting, engaging, and fun!


Academic Tutor

Sep 2014 - May 2016
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

I work one-on-one with college students in all stages of essay writing, from brainstorming to proofreading. The majority of my students are English language learners, and many have special needs.

Private Tutor

May 2013 - Jan 2015

-Provide 1-on-1 ESL lessons to adults in person and online.
-Provide 1-on-1 reading, writing, and math tutoring to elementary school students. Work with students with special needs, including ADD and ADHD.

Programming Assistant

Sep 2012 - Dec 2013

-Developed and taught a year long, long-form journalism course to high school juniors and seniors.
-Provided 1-on-1 and group academic tutoring to k-8 students.
-Created a tutor resource binder with articles on topics including Working with Learning Disabilities, Classroom Management, Teaching to Multiple Intelligence, and English Language Learners.

ESL Instructor

Aug 2012 - May 2013

-Taught online, advanced ESL classes to adult students located around the world. Taught various topics—including writing, reading comprehension, conversation, and pronunciation—to classrooms of 8 students on a drop-in basis.

Spanish Teacher

Sep 2008 - May 2012
Spanish in the Elementary Schools

Taught twice-weekly Spanish language classes to k/1 classes. I emphasize learning through play and use songs, games, and movement to keep kids engaged.


MFA in Creative Writing

Aug 2014 - May 2016
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BA in English and Creative Writing

Sep 2008 - May 2012
Oberlin College

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


The Friebert Prize

May 2012
The Academy of American Poets
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