Kesley Connolly

Kesley C.

San Diego, CA
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Levels taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

About Kesley C.

I focus mainly in tutoring and managing group study sessions for English learners, whether they are international students or native speakers. I have spent the past five years teaching English, ESL and Creative Writing in various countries. I have a certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TKT (Teacher Knowledge Test: Young Learners), and am currently working towards acquiring a CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) certification as well.

I like to teach in a fun and comfortable environment. My teaching philosophy is that learning should be exciting, not boring. It is much easier for students to learn a subject if they enjoy studying it. I am a very patient and understanding individual, so no matter the student's level, I always find a way to work the subject matter around their needs.

I look forward to our future classes together!

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Sienna
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My daughter first lesson was great, Lesley was very attentive and supportive. I believe that this will be a great experience!

Posted Oct 8, 2019
Jenny R.
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Kesley is absolutely amazing! She is so patient and creative. My daughter struggled so much with reading. Now she is a confident reader and is near the top of her class in both reading and math. Additionally, my daughter struggled with some behavior problems. Kesley was firm but kind and helped her behave not only during tutoring session, but also in school.

We are also foster parents with kids of all ages coming and going all the time. Kesley has worked with almost all of them and helped them get caught up in school. If there was something higher than 5 stars, I would give it to Kesley. You could not find a better tutor.

Posted Sep 1, 2019
Ada G.
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Posted Jun 27, 2018
hadeep H.
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Kesley is a great teacher. She customized each lesson according to my need.

Posted Apr 29, 2018
Lo
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Kesley is a nice teacher.

Posted May 23, 2016
Najwa
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The teacher is amazing in how to give lecture

Posted Apr 28, 2016
Caroline
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She is good.

Posted Apr 11, 2016

Experience

Editor
Feb 2016 - Present

Freelance

Edits and works together with authors of education curriculum, i.e dialogues, 
creative writing samples, writing prompts, textbook character storylines, test
 booklets etc.

ESL Teacher
Jan 2015 - Present

Freelance

Teaches students ranging from high school level to business level creative writing, conversational ESL, role-play, dialogues, reading comprehension, social context and test prep.

ESL Teacher
Sep 2017 - Mar 2018

Masan Elementary School

Taught students from grade 1-6 English consisting of grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing. Incorporated games and group activities during class to boost interest and critical thinking.

ESL/Kindergarten Teacher
Jul 2016 - Sep 2017

Seokhwa Kindergarten

Teaching ESL students ages 5-7 beginning English through games, videos, dialogue, songs, language arts and basic conversation.

ESL Teacher
Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

EF China

Taught ESL to students ages 3-17 years old. Held cooking and art classes, as well as extra writing classes for students on the weekends.

ESL Teacher
Jun 2012 - Sep 2013

WeFit Korea

Lead English field trip classes consisting of children ages 7-11 in 
 various museums and attractions around Seoul. Also helped to build 
 activity curriculum.

ESL Teacher
Mar 2012 - Sep 2013

Teacher Farm

Taught English classes with students ages 3-50 years old. Built 
 class curriculum and held conferences with parents.


Foreign Mentor
Oct 2011 - May 2012

ECO-MOM

Aided in teaching elementary students about the environment through 
 various activities and field trips.

ESL Teacher
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

EAP Angels (Ewha Women’s University – Children’s Center)

Volunteered once a week to teach young children English 
 through games and activities.

Education

Asian Humanities
Sep 2009 - Jul 2012

UC Los Angeles

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Korean

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

TKT: Young Learners
Apr 2015

Cambridge English

Tefl Certification
Nov 2014

Foundation TEFL

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