Kimberly Shea — Online ESL Tutor
I share my love of learning with my students, building their confidence, as well as their competence, in English.
Hi my name is Kimberly and I’m a children’s ESL tutor. I live near Melbourne in Australia with my husband, two boys and two cats.
I began my tutoring journey, volunteering at our local school helping students with their reading, writing and spelling. I enjoy working one-on-one with students to focus on what they need the most to achieve their goals. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with students across the world as an online ESL tutor.
As a lifelong learner myself, I have a 120-hour TESOL certification, Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing and Master of Creative Media in Film and Television Production. I also work as a web designer and until 2020, volunteered with our local arts and cultural society. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, cooking and playing games.
Online ESL Tutoring for Children
A key part of my lessons is to make sure students have fun and are engaged in their learning. I use lots of props, rewards and even have a cuddly koala puppet, that’s great for shy students! When working with beginners, I focus on pronunciation and phonics. I’m patient, kind and love what I do. The best part of my day is seeing the delight on my student’s faces when they master learning something new.
What else am I working on?
Whales English Pre-K — G1A Teacher
In addition to private students, I’m currently tutoring students between the ages of 3-12 using the Oxford and National Geographic curriculum in a 1:2 virtual classroom at Whales English. I evaluate student performance both in class and in written work and tailor classroom activities to help students achieve their individual learning goals. In class, I teach new vocabulary, model and scaffold grammar, develop reading fluency and comprehension, and facilitate peer-to-peer work to enhance students’ listening and speaking skills.