Matthew Keenan

Matthew K.

Chula Vista, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
From my knowledge of a number of languages and training as a linguist, I have the skill of being able to help students of English to overcome the problems of interference from their native language that impedes their competence in English.
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Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18 to 65

Teaching since:
August 1980

I am a seasoned ESL teacher. I have taught overseas many years and in the US, especially colleges and universities. I am an expert in teaching all the language skills: speaking, reading, writing and grammar. I specialize in TOEIC preparation, IELTS and TOEFL. I also edit compositions.


Casual Instructor in ESL
Aug 2014 - Present
American Language Institute/SDSU

Jun 2004 - Jun 2011
United Arab Emirates University

I taught English in the University General Requirements Unit's English Program and the Faculty of Arts & Humanities' English Department.


MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Linguistics
Sep 1982 - Jun 1984
Ohio University
BA French
Sep 1973 - Mar 1979
The Ohio State University


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


TESOL International Association
Jun 1990

TESOL International Association’s mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.

Photos & Videos

My Japanese students at La Jolla Cove

With my Japanese students in the classroom at SDSU.

My Japanese students at La Jolla Cove


3 Reviews

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Robert Oct 24, 2018
ESL · In studio

Matthew has been a great teacher for us at the American Language Institute, San Diego State University. He's worked with us for several years, and is always helpful, friendly and willing to take on whatever needs to be done. In the classroom he had a very good rapport with students-friendly, patient and always ready with a smile. Matthew is a great teacher. You will enjoy studying with him.

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Martin Oct 22, 2018
ESL · In studio

Hello, I wanted to let ESL students know that I'll never have enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation to Matthew. He has interesting and helpful lessons and inspires me to work hard. He is always thoughtful, caring, and kind and an amazing teacher. You will be a lucky student to learn from him.
Your student, and friend, Marty

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Cheryl Garrett Oct 21, 2018
ESL · In studio

Matthew is a great instructor with years of experience. He is creative and knowledgeable

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