Thompson - English Teacher - Kuwait, Al Asimah

Kay Thompson

Kuwait, Al Asimah


English Teacher

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


One of my greatest strengths as an educator is meeting each student's unique needs by developing a personal understanding of each of them. I achieve this by seeing and assessing the students as individuals, and tailoring lesson plans to accommodate multiple intelligences. Furthermore, I offer one-on-one and after-school support to ensure that all students are able to grasp the learning materials and enhance their personal skills. My goal is to increase student motivation, awareness, and understanding of the English language, while implementing interdisciplinary-based lessons involving speaking, listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary, writing, pronunciation, Phonics and LIVE conversation. (Private and Classroom setting)

Work History

English Instructor


September 2011 - June 2013

• Taught EFL classes to a diverse array of students of varying ages and abilities
• Taught the highly adult popular classes: Oxford-Headway Program-Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Advanced and Upper
• Taught the highly children popular classes: Family and Friends Program Levels 1-6
• Taught highly concentrated EFL private classes such as reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, conversation, phonics and pronunciation to adults and children
• Planned and organized hands-on activities that encouraged active student participation, involvement, and team work
• Advised the English Department in adjusting courses to foster student learning abilities
• Maintained an orderly, peaceful, and positive learning environment and applied disciplinary measures when necessary

ESL Support Teacher


September 2009 - June 2012

• Support and execute academic and youth development activities for students as directed by lead teacher.
• Perform various instructional and classroom management duties to support a positive learning environment.
• Work effectively with lead teacher to advance student achievement, develop social skills and love of learning.
• Support lead teacher in monitoring and ensuring safety and compliance with behavioral guidelines for students.
• Handled students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
• Prepared and presented the teaching structure depending on student needs.
• Monitored case management of students with learning disabilities.
• Facilitated teacher and parent meetings.
• Developed Individualized Learning Plans and overall student advocacy.
• Extended specific remediation of literacy and mathematics deficits.

Part-Time Evening English Instructor


September 2009 - June 2012

Taught EFL highly concentrated courses such as reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, conversation, phonics and pronunciation to adults and children

Part-Time Evening English Instructor


September 2009 - June 2013

Taught Adult Conversation Classes: Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced

Elementary Teacher


September 2006 - June 2009

• Managed a classroom of 21 fifth graders.
• Taught the core subject areas, including math, science, language arts, and social studies.
• Developed appropriate lesson plans and activities while planning accordingly for students with special needs.
• Participated in professional development opportunities.
• Involved in grading and writing of report cards.
• Experienced communication with parents in parent-teacher conferences.

Elementary Teacher


September 1994 - June 2006

• Taught all levels of ESL and EFL to students from all over the world.
• Taught grammar, composition, writing, reading, speaking, listening, pronunciation and vocabulary.
• Created new elective course offerings.
• Ran a digital language laboratory with computers, audio and video equipment.
• Made extensive use of video in the classroom, both utilization and creation.
• Designed and conducted a regular in-service training program for staff members, which provided them with new materials, ideas and teaching techniques.

Qualifications & Certifications

Marymount College

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