Matthew Klinkert

Matthew K.

Palos Park, IL

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About

Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2012

Greetings! My name's Matt. I'm a 30-year-old, ESL tutor with plenty of experience teaching and living overseas (mostly in Asia). I grew up and live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and love music, literature and travel. I look forward to meeting and helping you become a better English speaker.

Experience

ESL Teacher
Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
EiE Academy

• Taught elementary through middle school students via computer programs and apps, allowing teachers to accurately track student progress
• Administered monthly speaking, comprehension and writing tests in order to prepare students for necessary university entrance exams in the future

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Lead Singer/Guitarist
Sep 2013 - Oct 2015
So Long, Buffalo

https://www.facebook.com/solongbuffalo/

ESL Teacher
May 2013 - Feb 2015
Eastern English

• Taught ESL to students of varying grade levels while emphasizing strong communication skills, resulting in a 30 percent increase of our student body by years end
• Helped university students prepare for exams, write admissions essays and build resumes, leading to a 20 to 25 percent increase in final scores

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ESL Teacher
Apr 2012 - Mar 2013
Reading Town

• Taught proper reading and dictation to K-12 students, allowing our academy to compete within the top five of local academies during monthly speech contests
• Chaperoned field trips and mentored children in order to foster cross-cultural understanding, which greatly improved our students abilities to retain learned English

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Reporter
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
AOL Patch

• Covered city hall and public-school board meetings, focusing on stories which informed people of
daily issues impacting them and their children's lives
• Worked directly with local and regional editors to craft stories which significantly boosted readership during election seasons, and small-town events and celebrations

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Community Outreach Coordinator
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
AOL Patch

• Coordinated with businesses, organizations, individuals and groups to publish columns which spotlighted the voices and personalities of local residents
• Published stories showcasing local history, arts and crafts, and food throughout the North Shore and western suburbs, engaging residents with life and local culture in their own backyards

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Reporter
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
The Reporter

• Reported on tax levies, TIF districts and budgets with an eye for accuracy
• Covered municipal council meetings, school-board meetings and local elections with a focus on stories which mattered most to our readers

Education

Philosophy
Aug 2005 - Dec 2009
Northeastern Illinois University
English
Aug 2005 - Dec 2009
Northeastern Illinois University

Languages

Korean
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL
May 2015
Cheongju University

I earned my certification after 15 weeks of training at Cheongju University, South Korea.

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Jeon Apr 27, 2016
English · In studio

Wow! What to say about Mr. Klinkert? He was a great teacher who helped me improve my English a lot. He was very supportive and fun to study with. My test scores went up a lot when I studied with him.
He Is my mentor and best friend.

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