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Daniel
« Kaleena works hard for her students, is well qualified, and carries... More »
D
Daniel
« Kaleena works hard for her students, is well qualified, and carries with her years of experience. Highly recommended! »
$60/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 3h
Lessons offered by Kaleena
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Fun and creative teacher with 5+ experience gives ESL writing lessons online

Methodology

I have 5+ years of experience working with a variety of students from a variety of backgrounds including both native and non-native speakers. I work with students of all ages and proficiency levels.

My tutoring style is based on the needs and desires of the students. I find it important to first figure out the learning style of the student and applying multiple styles of learning to our sessions. This may involve reading, listening, watching, and hands on learning. In some cases, using one style of learning may not work or be appropriate for the student. Therefore, by utilizing multiple learning styles, we are ensuring a stronger understanding of concepts.

I use a process-approach to learning. I typically will first teach the student, followed by working together and discussing what we are doing. Then, I will have the student attempt to complete materials with some/minimal guidance. The last step is to allow the student to complete the work on their own with no help from me, in which I check their work at the end. Additionally, I have the student explain the process/steps (how/what they are doing) as they complete their work. This helps reiterate the concepts discussed, ensures the student truly understands the material, and also enables the student to double-check their work.

I find that if you can explain what you are doing and why, it shows complete and better understanding of materials. Overall, I am a laid-back, friendly, and easy going tutor who is eager to help you succeed!

Background

I have been giving lessons in person and online for over 5 years. I have taught hundreds of students over the years and have loved every moment. As a result of my lessons, students have passed numerous tests (IELTS, TOEFL, ACCUPLACER, SAT, ACT) , successfully passed English language programs, and graduated college.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $60/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $500
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $400
Lessons offered by Kaleena
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Kaleena's resume

Kaleena C. Spivey (concealed information)

-Education-
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 2008 B.A. Sociology, Minor in Psychology

University of Toledo Toledo, OH
2013 M.A. Criminal Justice
2014 M.A. English

-Experience-
Data-Driven Tutor ScoreBeyond 8/16-Present
• Tutored high-school students preparing for the SAT/ACT
• Utilized a data-driven online platform
• Prepared digital lessons based on student weaknesses
• Organized weekly schedules that included online sessions, individual practice, and practice tests
• Coordinated directly with students and families regarding student progress
• Maintained weekly schedule of 40+ hours

Adjunct Faculty Columbus State Community College – English Department 8/16-Present
• Instructed introductory level college courses
• Independently developed 16-week lesson plans, readings, homework assignments, in-class activities, presentations, and exams
• Focused on a flipped classroom approach
• Engaged learners through interactive Prezi presentations
• Utilized course management systems such as Blackboard and TurnItIn.com
• Encouraged and facilitated student-centered projects
Part-Time Faculty University of Findlay – English Department and Intensive English Language Program 8/14 – 5/16
• Taught English as part of an intensive English language program (CEA accredited)
• Promoted student-centered learning and flipped classrooms
• Engaged students with experiential learning
• Utilized online learning/teaching resources such as Blackboard and Prezi
• Developed course materials such as readings, assignments, classroom activities, assessments, and visuals
• Assisted in pre-semester registration, orientation, and diagnostics
• Proctored ACCUPLACER placement testing
• Founded and directed IELP Reading Club; an after-class program to encourage and promote extensive reading outside of the class
• Established IELP library; a collection of over 750 books donated to the IELP

IELP courses taught: Basic Literacy for Non-native Speakers, Computer Skills, Culture of the American Classroom, Intermediate Listening for Non-native Speakers, Intermediate Communication for Non-native Speakers, Intermediate Composition for Non-native Speakers
Undergrad courses taught: Writing Review I w/ Lab, Writing Review II w/ Lab, College Writing II: Academic Writing and Research
Graduate courses taught: Advanced Listening for Non-native Speakers, Advanced Composition for Non-native Speakers, Advanced Reading for Non-native Speakers

Part-Time Faculty University of Toledo –
English and Criminal Justice Departments 8/11 – 12/15
• Instructed introductory level college courses
• Independently developed 16-week lesson plans, readings, homework assignments, in-class activities, presentations, and exams
• Accommodated lessons based on student needs and abilities
• Engaged learners through interactive Prezi presentations
• Utilized course management systems such as Blackboard, TurnItIn.com, and Moodle
• Encouraged and facilitated student-centered projects
• Certified in Safe Place diversity training
• Trained scorer for ESL placement and exit writing exams

Courses taught: Composition I; Writing and Grammar for ESL Students; Community-based Adult ESL Tutorial; Introduction to Penology; Cultural Diversity and Human Relations

ESL Specialist University of Toledo – American Language Institute 8/11 – 8/14

• Taught English as part of an intensive English program of varying proficiency levels
• Utilized online learning/teaching resources such as iTunesU and GradebookPRO
• Engaged students with student-centered based projects
• Promoted the use of blended classrooms by using web-assisted materials
• Created inter-level conversation program to assist students
• Organized language labs as supplementary courses for ESL students
• Advised students for course selection and university matriculation
• Planned and promoted student events (movie nights, study sessions, overnight camping trips out of state, end of semester beach BBQ)

Courses taught: Advanced 2 Reading/Writing; Advanced 2 Reading/Writing with a focus on Gamification; Advanced 1 Reading/Writing; Advanced 1 Reading/Writing with a focus on Gamification; Intermediate 2 Reading/Writing; Intermediate 1 Speaking/Listening; Reading, Vocabulary, & Study Skills; ESL Conversation and Listening Lab; ESL Reading Comprehension Lab

Reviews on Kaleena
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1 recommendation

D
Daniel

Kaleena works hard for her students, is well qualified, and carries with her years of experience. Highly recommended!

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