About us

Meet Our Founder

Bilingual Bridges was founded in 2017 by an Alaskan bilingual teacher, Kelly Minks. She has 12 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language, Spanish, literacy, accent training, and bilingual classes to students of all ages. Her passions for language, culture, social welfare, and education have led her to live, volunteer, and teach in: Argentina, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, and India.

Kelly holds an M.Ed. in Bilingual Bicultural Education from DePaul University, valid US teaching licenses, and a CELTA teaching certificate. In addition to teaching in public and private schools, Kelly has led the development of English as a Second Language and dual language programs in diverse, urban settings in Chicago and Indianapolis.

About Bilingual Bridges

Bilingual Bridges is on a mission to make high-quality, language and academic instruction accessible to students of all ages. Our team is made up of certified, experienced teachers from various countries who offer live, online classes through our Spanish, ESL, Literacy, and Math programs. Despite being spread around the globe, our teachers work closely in order to consistently bring high-quality online learning to the fingertips of our students. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched an online blended learning program, called Cloud Learning, which caters to families and schools of K-12 English and Spanish learners. Cloud Learning combines high-quality, recorded, video courses that have been designed by our teachers, with live, online 1-on-1 and small group classes. Through this new program, we aim to close the gap in online learning opportunities for English and Spanish learners by delivering engaging, academic and language standards aligned instruction that is available whenever they want, from wherever they’re located.