My name is Kylee and I am a native English speaker from Canada. I hold a Masters degree in Human Security, Peace-building, and Intercultural Communication, along with a TEFL certification. I have over 12 years of experience as a dance instructor, along with experience teaching English in Latin America and North America. Currently, I am based in Colombia.
I believe that learning another language should be fun, useful, and personalized towards each student's needs. I encourage consistency and structure to ensure that progress is made and that the student continues to build confidence in all language skills--reading, writing, listening, and speaking. I love getting to know my students and to see their personality expressed within our lessons.
Focus: Human Security and Peacebuilding; International and Intercultural Communication
2010 - 2014
B.A. International Studies
University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Focus: Development Studies
2017 - 2017
Volunteer English Teacher
Emerging Voices Colombia - Cartagena, Colombia
Preparing and instructing in-person English classes from beginner-advanced levels for Spanish-speaking students of all ages
2014 - 2016
Office Administrator/Dance Instructor
Saskatoon Salsa Dance Company - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Responsible for a variety of administrative and financial duties including: invoicing, taking payments, issuing receipts, updating/tracking accounts, ordering, scheduling, organizing the calendar, making business calls, and overseeing a variety of tasks associated with a small business. Organized all activities associated with small and large scale events. Instructed students of all ages and levels in private and group settings for recreational and performance/competitive purposes. Team leader/coach for a competitive team; worked in partnership with a professional dance company. Represented the studio throughout North America at various salsa congresses, competitions and cultural/dance events.
2010 - 2011
Administrative Assistant/Cultural Advisor
Ministry of Education - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Worked alongside a Speech Language Pathologist in redesigning classrooms to better accommodate students with learning disabilities. Interacted with students on a daily basis, providing them with assistance as required. Assisted with redesigning school curriculum and learning tools to create a culturally sensitive and informative learning environment with First Nations communities. Built relationships and communicated with diverse individuals and groups. Conducted research, prepared documents, and produced graphic design.
2010 - 2010
University of Regina - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Assisted with data collection, preparation, and analysis within a physiology lab. Assisted in conducting experiments and testing processes.