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Jeff K.

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Laporte, IN (46350)

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I have been working in the field of education since 1986. During this time, I have worked as a K-8 elementary/middle school teacher (covering all subjects Language Arts, Math, History, Science, etc.), K-12 Spanish teacher, college-level Spanish and teacher education professor, K-8 principal and high school assistant principal in both public and private schools. I have also served as a student teaching supervisor for some local colleges and done private tutoring in the areas of Spanish, English, Reading, Writing, Elementary grade subjects, and computer/technology for a variety of companies and individuals, as well as having worked with ESL and ENL students, teaching and working with them on their English speaking, reading and writing.

I hold a BA degree from a major university, in Spanish and education, an MS degree, and have completed additional graduate work in secondary and elementary language arts/math, computer/technology education, Spanish and English. I am licensed to teach in 5 states, including Indiana. I work full-time during the school year as the department chair and lead Spanish teacher and as the world literature teacher at a high school in Indiana, and I work part-time in the evenings teaching at several major universities. I have traveled to Spain, Africa, Mexico and Portugal.

I am married and my wife is an English teacher and published author. We have three children; our oldest son, who is a special needs person, currently lives in a group home, our daughter is a junior in college, and our youngest son is a junior in high school.

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Jeff’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Writing
General Computer
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Spanish


I coached high school baseball for 4 years as a varsity assistant coach. I won 2 sectionals and a regional championship. I had one student drafted straight from high school into the major leagues. I have also coached summer league teams and umpired as well.

Elementary (K-6th)

My background at the elementary level includes 5 years of teaching all subjects at the K, 2nd, 4th and 6th grade levels as well as an additional 5 years of serving as a K-8 building principal, in which I had to oversee the delivery of instruction, supervise and evaluate teachers and help them to improve, if needed. In addition to my undergraduate degree, I hold an advanced degree in elementary and secondary school administration, and have completed additional graduate level courses in elementary reading, language arts and math. Furthermore, I have also taught graduate level education courses at various universities to students who either wanted to become teachers and/or were teachers working on improving their skills.


I teach and tutor at all levels of Spanish, K-12, college and for private business and companies.

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Ball State University (Foreign Lang. Educ.)

Indiana Univ. (Master's)

Indiana Wesleyan Univ. (Other)

Jeff gets the Golden Apple The Golden Apple is given to the teacher of the year in college. Jeff K is an excellent teacher who has made studying the Spanish language exciting and rewarding. He individualized my lessons, instructing me in areas in which I was deficient. .Prior to working with Jeff I could make simple sentences using the present and preterit tenses . Now my sentences are complex and I find that ...

— Bonnie from New Buffalo, MI on 8/25/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Rate is $40/hr; but, for elem./mid. sch. students $30/hr. Contact Jeff for discounted group rates. H.S. students & older, 2 hr. min. per session for roundtrip distances of more than 39 miles.

Travel policy

Jeff will travel within 40 miles of Laporte, IN 46350.

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