Kelly Minks

Kelly M.

Zionsville, IN

About Kelly M.

Background check: Last verified 03/28/2016
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Kelly teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2009
Last sign in: Yesterday


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 curricula, 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 the journey of attaining your goals!

Photos and Videos

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


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

Bilingual Academic Tutor
Jan 2009 - Present

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.

44 Reviews on Kelly M.

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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.
Kenneth J. Nov 3, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
I have taken lessons from Kelly for about a year and a half. I am constantly surprised at the quality of lessons and the detail in homework she provides me. She keeps me motivated when life gets busy and it is hard to find the time. Even though it is my goal to learn Spanish, I feel it is equally her goal to help me succeed. I have tried several methods and having instruction from Kelly ties everything together.

I HIGHLY recommend her if you are interested in learning any area she instructs. You won't be disappointed.
Doug B. Oct 23, 2016
· English · Online
Kelly works with two of our daughters. Josie, who is in kindergarten, has just about completed the Lexia kindergarten curriculum. Josie's teacher is really pleased with her performance in school so far. Elizabeth is in 4th grade and Kelly works with her on Moby mathematics. Elizabeth made the honor role this year with all A's and B's. We could not be more pleased with our children's performance in school. This can be attributed to working with Kelly over the summer and on weekends. Kelly has many user friendly fun resources on-line that allow the children interact with Kelly one on one. I definitely would like to recommend Kelly for tutoring. She is absolutely fantastic!
Taylor Oct 15, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Kelly is great. She allows me to choose what I want to learn and has a wealth of resources at her fingertips that allow her to adapt to my whims. I've been learning a lot, and am well on my way to being a fluent speaker! I would highly recommend Kelly.
Duany Aug 18, 2016
Verified Student · ESL · Online
Kelly is a great communicator and is able to teach in simple ways. I definitely recommend her.
ANA MARIA Jul 5, 2016
· English · Online
I like her a lot, she is amazing teacher because I feel the online class like it was in person. I am going to have more classes with her, she is good teacher.
Lisa K. Jun 4, 2016
Verified Student · Writing · Online
Kelly teaches both our children reading and writing. I can't stress to you enough how much we value her skills as a teacher and a person. My daughter who has ADHD went from F's to A's in a six month period. Amazing, I know. She is patient and engaging and worth her weight in gold!!
Lan May 8, 2016
Verified Student · Accent Reduction · Online
Kelly is nice and friendly which makes you feel comfortable right from the start - an important factor for an English speaking lesson. She has several years teaching English abroad so she could easily identify the key areas of improvements for non native speakers. So if you are ESL learners and you want to improve your speaking skills or accent, you should definitely contact Kelly.
Tammy May 2, 2016
· Math · Online
Kelly has been a blessing for us! My daughter is in 3rd grade and her math grades have improved by leaps and bounds. My daughter has more self confidence and actually likes learning about math. Thanks Kelly!
Nina Apr 1, 2016
· ESL · In studio
She is a great teacher. Thank you Kelly!
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