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Old 05-28-2014   #1 (permalink)
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Help teach English with The KKIS Project in local public school

The KKIS Project, Keeping Kids in School, has been helping teach English in classrooms in Playa del Carmen for three years now. We currently are volunteering at the DIF school (DIF is the social service agency of the local government) on Calle 8 between Aves. 30 and 35 Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 11 - 12. The kids are aged 10 - 17 and most have very little English experience. We are the first native speakers most of them have heard speak. Curriculum is provided and changes regularly so the students don't get bored. KKIS has provided the classroom with two laptop computers with a donated English language program from Brillkids called Little Reader. The kids are working on the computers everyday and we go in twice a week to reinforce this learning.
There are lots of photos of us working on our website: KKIS Project - Keeping Kids in School and Facebook: The KKIS Project.
Please join us. We meet under the huge palapa on Calle 8 at 10:50 am. Please respond to me if you can come: jlowepots@gmail.com.
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Old 06-12-2014   #2 (permalink)
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Hi there,

I'm not in Playa yet but coming very soon!! I might be interested to participate, what are the requirements?
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Hi there,

I'm not in Playa yet but coming very soon!! I might be interested to participate, what are the requirements?
Hey Nikky, I've been in touch with Janet already and there don't seem to be any special requirements except speaking English but it's best to email her directly. I understand school starts mid-August. Maybe see you there!
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Thank you!
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Old 06-16-2014   #5 (permalink)
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KKIS Project

There are indeed no requirements for helping tutor English.
The curriculum for the day will be provided each time.
Patience and good sense of humor help.
Please be in touch through our website: KKIS Project - Keeping Kids in School when you arrive and I will put you on the invitation email list for activities we have going on.
Thanks,
Janet Lowe
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There are indeed no requirements for helping tutor English.
The curriculum for the day will be provided each time.
Patience and good sense of humor help.
Please be in touch through our website: KKIS Project - Keeping Kids in School when you arrive and I will put you on the invitation email list for activities we have going on.
Thanks,
Janet Lowe
Thank you. Although I speak English fluently, I'm from Montreal so my first language is French. Never been to an English school. But I don't think that tutor English with children will be a problem for me, just don't expect me to teach them advanced grammar ;-)

I'll contact you in August when I'll be in PDC. I'd love to work with those kids.

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