I have done a number of babysitting and nanny jobs previously, ranging from 1-4 kids, ages 1-11. I would watch over the children and provide a comfortable and fun atmosphere for them. I frequently helped the children with homework, fed them, took them to practices, and provided for their basic needs. I am responsible and dependable, but also fun and energetic. I enjoy interacting with kids, playing games, and doing activities with them. I have a natural love for children and through my experience I have developed excellent skills in taking care of children of all ages. I have also volunteered at children's hospitals and care facilities. I am striving to become a pediatric nurse. I am highly motivated, experienced and patient.
Elizabeth is a sweet and upbeat young woman! She has been working with children of all ages for 10 years. She is great at getting down on a kid's level and engaging with their unique personality. When she isn't nannying, Elizabeth enjoys arts & crafts, volunteer work, and being outdoors! Elizabeth is a part of our sitters team and is available to help around her acting schedule.
Elizabeth says "I have a very positive attitude and am a very active person. I encourage kids to be active and the best they can be. I also love introducing kids to new things and having fun."
Madeline is currently studying Biology at Reed College. She is very friendly, encouraging and positive. Her role model is her older sister. Madeline's sister encouraged her to try hard and to have high standards. Madeline believes that by demonstrating enthusiasm, taking her own academics seriously and by being a positive person, she demonstrates role model behavior to her students. She goes the extra mile by taking the time to explain difficult problems step by step, and identifying problems by asking questions. Tutoring is inspiring to her because she gets to help students succeed and gain confidence.
Madeline says "I feel that I am a good role model because I demonstrate that you don't need to come from a wealthy background or a private high school to exceed academically. As a young adult who has successfully held several part time positions, graduated top of my class in high in high school, and completed two years of college (so far), I think that I can show kids that they can make of their education what they want, and that like many things in life they will only get out of it what they are willing to put into it."
I recently graduated Cum Laude from the University of Washington, where I double majored and minored in the Honors Department. There I was given the Citizenship Award, the Honors Award, and the Fritz Scholarship. I traveled and studied abroad in rural Sub-Sahara Africa in Zambia. I worked part time while paying for college full time. I was a Senior Gift Council member, a National Society of Collegiate Scholars member, a Peer Ambassador, and a Global Opportunities Adviser. I was an intern at the King County Correctional Facility as a inmate mentor and tutor, as well as a research intern for Elmer Dixon, who was the co-founder of the Seattle Black Panther Party.
I recently decided go back to school to pursue my Masters in Teaching. I am currently completing my Social Studies Endorsement at Portland Community College, and will be going back to the University of Washington in 2016 to become a High School Teacher.
I love anything and everything associated to education and would love to help middle school/high school aged children with studying, homework, test taking, organization or preparing for their SATs.