Kesley Connolly

Kesley C.

San Diego, CA
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Kesley delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 2 to 40

Teaching since:
October 2011

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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Feb 2016 - Present

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

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

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.


Asian Humanities
Sep 2009 - Jul 2012
UC Los Angeles


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


TKT: Young Learners
Apr 2015
Cambridge English

Tefl Certification
Nov 2014
Foundation TEFL

5 Reviews

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Ada G. Jun 27, 2018
ESL · Online

hadeep H. Apr 29, 2018
Writing · Online

Kesley is a great teacher. She customized each lesson according to my need.

Lo May 23, 2016
English · Online

Kesley is a nice teacher.

Najwa Apr 28, 2016
ESL · Online

The teacher is amazing in how to give lecture

Caroline Apr 11, 2016
English · Online

She is good.

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