Matthew Klinkert

Matthew K.

Palos Park, IL

About Matthew K.

Matthew teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2012
Last sign in: 5 days ago

Overview

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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 Spoken

Korean
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL
May 2015
Cheongju University

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

1 Review on Matthew K.

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Silhouette-80
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.
Matthew Klinkert
Matthew K.

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