Our Tutors

Kylie Skidnuk

Let’s Think Outside the Box Together!

Credentials:

● Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate (University of Victoria)

● Bachelor of Arts (University of Victoria)

● Eco Mentorship Certificate (Trent University)

● Bachelor of Education – in progress (Trent University)

Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Kylie has always had a passion for learning and exploring. During her free time, Kylie can be found rock climbing, jogging, and baking. Kylie attended the University of Victoria (UVic), where she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. She started her journey as an educator after graduating from university, where she completed her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification at the University of Victoria and gained teaching experience working with ESL students.

After her time at UVic, Kylie moved to South Korea where she worked as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. It was through this that she decided to pursue a career in education.

Kylie moved to Ontario where she began a degree in Primary/Junior Education at Trent University. Kylie has experience teaching all subjects, including math, literacy, science, and music.

Kylie has a passion for outdoor education. She recently completed her Eco Mentorship certification at Camp Kawartha – a program aimed at teaching educators about the benefits of bringing students into the outdoors. During her most recent practicum, Kylie challenged herself to bring all aspects of the school curriculum into the outdoors in a subject she calls Get Outside & Learn (G.O.A.L.), and hopes to continue bringing learning to the outdoors through her career in education.

Kylie believes that each student has a spark that makes them unique. She is passionate about student-focused learning and believes that students learn best when their unique passions and skills are twisted into education.

 

Her VAK Score:
● Visual 5

● Aural 12

● Kinesthetic 11

 

All Her Favourites!
Favourite TV Shows: Gilmore Girls, Parks and Recreation

Favourite Books: The Name of the Wind, The Song of Achilles, Kafka on the Shore

Favourite Video Game(s): Stardew Valley, Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Favourite Board Game: The Settlers of Catan 

 

Kylie can’t wait to get Twisted with your family in the following subject areas:

● Math: K-6

● Reading/Writing: K-8

● ESL: all ages

● French: K-6

● Social Studies: K-6

In Kylie's own words:"All students have a right to an education and all have the ability to learn. It is up to us as educators to incorporate a variety of differentiated teaching methods into our sessions! As not all students benefit from the same teaching styles, we as educators must tailor our lessons to meet the individual needs of a student. This is how I will bring the Twist to you!"