My name is Kiersten. I am an elementary school teacher in Boise, Idaho. My degree is in Elementary Education with an English as a Second Language Endorsement. I have been teaching English for over five years. I have worked with students who ranged from new to English to near native fluency. My work as an elementary school teacher has given me experience in teaching speaking, reading, writing, and grammar to all language levels.
The areas I specialize in are:
- English for academic purposes (essays, research, content specific vocabulary)
- Everyday conversation (including slang and idioms)
- Basic and advanced grammar
- Improved pronunciation
- Expressing ideas in speaking and writing
I have a fun and relaxed teaching style and I will work hard to help my students grow. I am ready to work with you to meet your English goals!
Developed curriculum for a majority English Language Learner classroom. Implemented small groups to support ELL students in language acquisition, vocabulary, writing, reading, and math.
2014 - 2016
3rd Grade Elementary Teacher
Somerset Academy - North Las Vegas, Nevada
Differentiated instruction for a wide variety of students, including English Language Learners. Designed curriculum to support vocabulary acquisition for ELL students. Established an extracurricular English Language Learner's club for additional language support.
2012 - 2012
English Language Center - Logan, Utah
Supported and modeled language acquisition for adults from over 20 different nationalities.
2012 - 2012
Hillcrest Elementary School - Logan, Utah
Instructed students with diverse backgrounds in an ELL classroom ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade.