Kelly Minks

Kelly M.

Zionsville, IN

About Kelly M.

Background check: Last verified 03/26/2017
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Kelly teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2009
Last sign in: Today


Hello, there! I'm a K-12 licensed bilingual ESL teacher with 8 years of experience teaching children, teenagers, and adults throughout the U.S., Latin America and Asia. I'm bilingual in Spanish and English and hold an M.Ed. in Bilingual Bicultural Education. I specialize in creating individualized curriculums, language and literacy development, academic intervention, test preparation and essay writing. My teaching philosophy centers around the ideals of mutual respect, partnership, active engagement, creativity, and the promotion of personal growth. I am an enthusiastic, engaging, dedicated educator who looks forward to meeting you halfway in your journey of reaching your goals!

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Giving a presentation at the International Development Bank about youth development and education throughout the Americas.


Bilingual Academic Tutor
Jan 2009 - Present

ESL / English Language Arts Teacher
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools

Dual Language Teacher
Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
Chicago Public Schools

Summer ESL Faculty
Jul 2012 - Aug 2014
Lake Forest Academy

Graduate Research Assistant
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
DePaul University, Chicago, IL

ESL Teacher
Nov 2010 - Feb 2011
ILA, Hanoi, Vietnam

ESL Teacher
Mar 2010 - Nov 2010
HABA Playschool, Gangneung, South Korea

ESL Teacher
Feb 2009 - Feb 2010
Freelance, Buenos Aires, Argentina


M.Ed. Bilingual Bicultural Education
Sep 2011 - Nov 2014
DePaul University
B.A. International Studies
Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
Oregon State University
B.S. Human Development and Family Sciences
Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
Oregon State University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Indiana Teaching License (Grades K-12)
Aug 2015
Indiana Department of Education

Elementary Generalist, Spanish, English as a New Language (ENL), Historical Perspectives, Language Arts

Illinois Teaching License (Grades K-9)
Dec 2014
Illinois Department of Education

Bilingual Education, Spanish, English as a Second Language (ESL), Social Studies, Language Arts

CELTA ESOL Teaching Certification
Jun 2009
University of Cambridge


Student Teaching Scholarship
Oct 2014
DePaul University
Deans Award
May 2012
DePaul University
Teach Grant Recipient
Dec 2011
DePaul University
International Research Scholarship
Dec 2006
Oregon State University


TESOL International Association
Sep 2010

TESOL International Association’s mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.

53 Reviews on Kelly M.

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Alexis T. Mar 18, 2017
Verified Student · Spanish · In studio
She was amazing, I understood what was going on and I'm ready to show my teacher what I'm actually capable of when taught the right way!
Mark Mar 16, 2017
Verified Student · Writing · Online
Oktaviani W. Mar 15, 2017
Verified Student · ESL · Online
Rani H. Mar 8, 2017
Verified Student · Reading · Online
great teacher, great class!
Rani H. Mar 8, 2017
Verified Student · Reading · Online
enjoyed the class.
Amy Mar 4, 2017
· Study Skills · Online
Has great ideas to help with Organization and Study Skills.
Jorge Mar 3, 2017
Verified Student · English · Online
Kelly is a great professional.
Peggy Mar 2, 2017
Verified Student · Test Prep · Online
Kelly is a great teacher. She is helpful, patient, encouraging and flexible. My son likes the way she teaches and feel comfortable. She also put extra efforts to provide him homework to improve his English. I see the improvement on my son's score and self-confident. I would definitely recommend her.
Minhaj K. Mar 2, 2017
Verified Student · English · Online
My son is her student and so am I - Learnt something new in each of my class with her. My son has shown improvement in the last three plus months of classes. Am glad she always make up for any missed classes and continue from where she left. She is very flexible and adjust so well with any kind and capacity of student she is dealing with. Two Thumbs Up for her!!!
Meirong Jan 10, 2017
Verified Student · ESL · Online
Kelly is an experienced and patient English teacher. My daughter loves her classes so much and thinks Kelly is the best English teacher ever taught her .Thanks Kelly.
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