Resume of Kevin Burns



I have taught English in Japan since 1989. I own Kevin`s English Schools, and the How to teach English in Japan website. I have taught at Tokai University since 2006. At Kevin`s I have trained many teachers over the years, and developed our curriculum. I have taught English to all ages, levels and backgrounds. I have extensive corporate English teaching experience.


Instructor, Tokai University — 2006 – present    I teach English at Shonan Campus. I have taught: Business English, Reading and Writing, Listening & Speaking, Academic Presentation and Travel English.

Instructor, Komazawa Women`s University — 2018 – Present    I teach Communicative English classes to Tourism, Architecture and Design majors.

Owner,Manager,Trainer, Instructor, Kevin`s English Schools — 1991-Present
At KES, I have trained teachers for many years, and taught students of all ages and levels. We have taught corporate classes at Fuji Film, Fuji Kiki, Mitsubishi Chemical, Kasei Optonix, Morohoshi Sangyo and GS Yuasa. We have taught thousands of students in Kawasaki, Odawara, Minamiashigarashi and Hadano.

Instructor, ECC — 1990-1991    (Full time) I taught English to housewives, business people, and junior high school students. I quit to start my own school.

Instructor, YMCA, 1990-1991  (Part-time) I taught English at the Machida YMCA.  It was a great experience with a great manager named Mr. Minamida.  I learned a lot about teaching and how to manage from his example.

Instructor, St. Mary College/Nunoike English School, 1989 – 1990   I was trained in the Berlitz method of teaching at Nunoike in Nagoya.  I taught communicative English classes to college students, business people and homemakers.  I got my first taste of teaching in Japan here.

UBC (The University of British Columbia)  — BA – 1987


English teaching, training, management, curriculum development, classroom management, communication, critical thinking, grading exams, creating exams, writing lesson plans, writing reports, public relations, patience, passion, and organization. Adept at Google Suite, T365 and others.

Other Skills:

Stand up comedy, theatre, guitar, singing, and announcing, Japanese and French, website building,computer, public speaking. I founded the Tokyo Comedy Store and co-founded JIGG Board Games Club in Japan


Available Upon Request

kevins_english_schools at
Kevin`s English Schools, Head Office:

2-4-6-1  Kamiasao, Asao-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 215-0021


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