My name is Keelah Rose, and I'm an American teacher who grew up in California. I graduated from Cornell University (an Ivy League school) and received my teaching credential in 2006. I have been a certified teacher ever since! I have lived and worked as a classroom teacher for children and teens, and an adult business English teacher in countries such as China, South Korea, Albania, Poland and Vietnam.
My primary work has been with children aged 5-13, teaching English/Language Arts rather than ESL. If you are looking to replicate an International School experience for your child, complete with lessons on reading, writing, literature, poetry and International-standard textbooks, I can provide those lessons as I have for many students both in the classroom and online. I have 10 years of experience teaching ELA, Social Studies, History, Math, and Science to children around the world -- and their first language was not English. These lessons are equivalent to taking a normal English class at school, with less of a focus on grammar and vocabulary, and more of a focus on text analysis, writing, and reading comprehension.
For adult classes, I have a very easily understood accent with no traces of any regional dialect. I also have a background in performance, comedy and presentation -- so these are skills I can easily help you develop. I specialize in improving pronunciation with a lot of useful tips and tricks to sound more like a native speaker. I also offer interview coaching and preparation, resume building and writing classes that include help writing your personal statement for admission to academic programs or cover letters to prospective employers.
My classes are fun and enjoyable and I love to bond with my students. However, I am also a perfectionist because I want my students to be the absolute best they can be. If you are looking to absolutely perfect your English skills and really improve your skills rapidly, then I am the teacher for you!