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Kevin passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1998

I love teaching English, Spanish, elementary math, and guitar. I’m a certified TEFL English teacher, a licensed K-6 elementary/K-8 Spanish teacher, and a professional guitarist. I have a Masters in Teaching, a B.A. in English and Spanish, and a TEFL certificate. I have 12 years of experience teaching in American public schools, and I’ve taught guitar for more than 20 years. I know what students need to make progress, and I use fun and effective activities that make learning enjoyable. I’m here to help you reach your goals.

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Experience

Classroom Teacher
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion

Planned and implemented math lessons and units in a language immersion classroom.
Implemented communicative activities and student-centered projects.
Integrated technology and music into lessons to increase student engagement.
Created formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress.
Served on the curriculum writing team and piloted new curriculum materials.

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Classroom Teacher
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
Minnewashta Elementary

Taught English and Spanish Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies lessons.
Conducted whole group, small group, partner, and individual activities.
Used formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress.
Incorporated technology and varied instructional modes to differentiate instruction.
Served on Language Arts committee and translated curriculum materials.
Established positive connections with students and communicated with families.

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Classroom Teacher
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion

Developed and facilitated lesson and unit plans for a language immersion class.
Administered formative and summative tests to assess student performance.
Fostered a positive classroom environment with Responsive Classroom strategies.
Facilitated student-centered activities and projects using multimedia technology.
Led small-group Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math activities.

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Education

Masters in Teaching
Aug 2008 - Jul 2014
Hamline University
Bachelors of Arts in English and Spanish
Sep 1986 - Dec 1999
University of Minnesota

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL Certificate
Sep 2018
ITA Barcelona

Certificate in TEFL, International TEFL Academy, Barcelona, 2018

Successfully completed a 190-hour QCF Level 5 Certificate in TEFL including supervised teaching practice (Trinity & CELTA equivalent). The ITA Barcelona certificate is accredited by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). TQUK is approved by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator).

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English classes via Skype
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4 Reviews

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Corina Oct 15, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Kevin is a caring, enthusiastic and engaging teacher. He integrates technology as well as art into his lessons. He is culturally sensitive and creates an inclusive climate in his classroom. My daughter was lucky to have Kevin as a classroom teacher for couple years and she had an amazing experience. She also took guitar lessons from Kevin for a few years, that experience fostered her love for music. I recommend Kevin ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!

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Amy Sep 27, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

My son took Mandolin lessons from Mr. Pinck. He was 12-14 years old at the time. He was very professional as well as having a great sense of humor. He was very positive with feedback. We had the benefit of getting some of the lesson in Spanish as well as in English over the years as my son was working on his Spanish skills. Mr. Pinck was very flexible with his time. It was fun for my son to get a chance to work with a variety of stringed instruments. Mr. Pinck had a great knowledge of his instruments and a great teaching style! I would highly recommend him as an instructor for any stinger instrument!!

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Becky Sep 22, 2018
Electric Guitar · In studio

My son took electric guitar lessons with Kevin for two years and only stopped because Kevin moved away. Kevin is very patient with students, taking time to explain things clearly. He also allowed my son to choose music he likes, making the experience that much more enjoyable. I think Kevin does a great job relating to and communicating with students.

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Heather Sep 22, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Kevin Pinck is so wonderful with students. Very encouraging and patient. He taught my 12 yr old daughter this summer, and she really enjoyed learning guitar from Kevin.

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