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CHRISTINA W.

I have been teaching on-and-off for the past 30 years. I am passionate about teaching young people. I love it when they learn something new and gain a deeper understanding of the world around us. I have a diverse background. I have been teaching various subjects to elementary and middle school gifted students: English, Math, Mandarin, and Money Management. I speak and write fluently in Mandarin Chinese. I believe education is vital. I consider high quality education is a necessity. I am constantly trying to improve the quality of my teaching. 

 

I have an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth Business School. I also have a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. I have worked in business for many years in Fortune 100 companies, Hollywood entertainment firms, and Silicon Valley startups. But I always come back to teaching. It's close to my heart.

I grew up in Los Angeles, lived in the Bay Area for a long time, and am now living in the Midwest. I live with my husband and two boys. I have a high schooler and a middle schooler.  

NICOLE H.

I have recently moved to the Vail Valley with my husband after working for 7 years in New York City at a top-tier private school where I taught Pre-K. I have over 11 years of teaching experience along with a Masters in Teaching, focusing in Early Childhood Education and have spent the past 6 months teaching virtually! 

 

I encourage my students to explore their creativity and intellectual curiosity while teaching them leadership roles as responsible, compassionate and contributing members of the community. I support student learning by incorporating engaging curriculum, using various forms of play and hands-on manipulatives. Rather than covering broad topics, I feel it is important in studying something deep by having my students dig into a topic or a project. I engage my students by making a connection with the material they are learning with real life experiences. Ultimately, I want my students to feel successful in their learning by building their confidence and ensuring them with a solid sense of self, a love of learning, and a curiosity for life. I am available to offer the following services/classes: early literacy/literacy skills, handwriting, reading skills, math skills, homework help, science, play ideas, arts and crafts and assist in keeping track of virtual learning experiences to help your child be fully prepared for the new school year.  

SAMI S.

Hi! My name is Sami and I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Massachusetts! I have been working with children with Autism for over 5 years in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and have a Masters degree in ABA as well. I enjoy finding ways to make learning fun and productive for all kiddos!

KATIE W.

Hello! My name is Katie and I am a third grade teacher in Pennsylvania! I also have a 3 year old daughter, Elianna. I recently completed my Masters in Education and I am entering my sixth year teaching. I love working with children and have lots of ideas to share!

KAVYA J

Hello everyone! I'm Kavya and am an incoming junior at UCLA who is a psychobiology major. I have experience babysitting my younger cousins as well as working as a math tutor for kids of all ages. In my free time, I love to cook, hike, and do some fun arts and crafts. I love working with kids and am excited to connect with your family!

DANIEL L.

I am a second grade teacher in Brookline, MA. I have been teaching second grade for 18 years. I also run a summer theater camp for preK-8 in Brookline. I founded the camp 16 years ago.  In addition, I do online tutoring and teaching in all subjects for grades K-8. I have a Master's Degree in reading education from Boston University, a Master's degree in Education Administration from UMASS Lowell. I am certified as a reading specialist, math specialist, principal/vice principal, and classroom teacher in Massachusetts. I am also a parent to an incoming fourth grader and seventh grader and a 2015 finalist for Teacher of the Year in Massachusetts.

MELISSA J.

Hello everyone!  My name is Melissa, and I am a wife and mom of three awesome and talented college students.  I’m a native Georgian, and I recently moved to the North Georgia Mountains with my husband and two “fur babies”.  I have been involved in working with children for over 20 years ranging in capacity from nanny to preschool teacher to substitute high school teacher.  I was a lead teacher for three to five-year old’s and progressed along as my children did.  I went on to study Early Childhood Education and have participated in classroom activities with all age ranges.  My experience also includes mentoring and leadership within the Fine Arts Department as well as chaperoning and exploring Europe discovering great historical sites with groups of high school students.  In addition to my experience with children, I have spent many years working in the tech industry as a Quality Assurance and Business Analyst for software development teams.  Somedays, managing software development teams and teaching preschool are very similar! Outside of work and my kids, my hobbies include painting, hiking, reading, kayaking, and gardening.  I look forward to working with and getting to know you and your children!

KATIE R.

Katie is an experienced elementary school teacher. She has a master's degree in elementary education from Loyola University and is certified to teach preschool and grade K-6 in the state of Massachusetts. She has been employed as a lead elementary teacher in Montessori elementary classrooms since 2008 and earned an AMI-recognized diploma in Montessori elementary education (ages 6-12) in 2010.

 

Katie is passionate about fostering a love of learning in her students, and she views education as a tool for empowerment. She has extensive experience with teaching reading and phonics, grammar, spelling, writing skills, mathematical ideas and processes, history, geography, and science. She works to design individualized lesson plans for each student based on their developmental needs. In addition to her work as a classroom teacher, she has completed a number of long-term tutoring assignments with former students in the middle grades, especially in mathematics, grammar, reading, spelling, the writing process, and ISEE preparation. When Katie is not teaching, she enjoys spending time outdoors, hanging out with her husband and her two young children, biking, swimming, and travelling.

MARK W.

I am a graduate of Boston College with a degree in Marketing and Pre-Medicine. I recently took the Medical College Admissions Test and am in the process of applying to Medical Schools. I now work as a Medical Assistant to an Orthopedic Surgeon in Dedham, MA. I have a ton of experience in the Sciences and Math especially Biology related topics. I would also be able to provide help in social studies as well as lower level Spanish language. I am really excited for the opportunity to help students as they navigate this new educational environment and be a resource for families.

AARTI M.

Hello! My name is Aarti, and I am a Senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Biological Sciences. I am in the process of applying to Medical School with dreams of becoming a Pediatric Oncologist. I enjoy working with children of all ages. I have worked at the Kumon Math and Reading Center for two years, babysat and tutored three children for over five years, and have tutored underprivileged children for four years. Besides tutoring and babysitting, I volunteered at Manav Sadhna in India, teaching adolescents living in slums English and performing various arts and crafts with the younger ones. In my free time, I dance, volunteer, bake and read books. I am patient, creative, compassionate, and outgoing. 

I look forward to meeting your family!

NICOLA R.

My name is Nicola and I am currently a third-year at Northeastern University, majoring in Psychology. My love for children has inspired me to strive towards being a Board Certified Behavior Analyst when I graduate. I have been babysitting/tutoring since I was twelve years old so I have experience in all different ages. Apart from English, I also speak Spanish and German so I often tutor in those as well. My background in working with children with ASD provides me the strategies of how to work with this population. My hobbies include yoga, ukulele, drawing, writing songs, and cooking. I am comfortable with practically anything— I know children are very easily entertained! I would love to work with your child in whatever way helps make this time a bit more exciting for them.

THEA F.

Hi! I’m Thea and I’m from Brookline, Massachusetts. I’m 19, and a sophomore at Wellesley College. This fall I’m taking a gap semester and working in Montana! I’m a soccer player who loves to read, write, draw, paint, play the flute, make pottery, do crossword puzzles, hike, and explore. I took all honors and AP classes in high school, and so far I’ve enjoyed the rigorous courses my college offers. I have tons of experience working with kids of all ages. I’ve spent many summers coaching soccer clinics for 6-10 years olds, and worked as an instructor for 8-14 year olds in a pottery studio for two years. I’ve also been babysitting for families in my neighborhood since age 13. I love to spend time with kids because their creativity and imagination is honest and inspiring!

MADISON L.

Hi everyone! My name is Madison and I am currently a third year psychology student from Northern New Jersey. I have been surrounded by children and the child care system for as long as I can remember with my mother running her own summer camp and after school care. I myself have been a camp counselor for various age group for 4 consecutive summers since I was a sophomore in high school.  When working with children, I find it most important to not only be a listener but an educator for them and to make their experience with schoolwork as fun and engaging as possible. I’m very patient, friendly, creative and outgoing. I’m looking forward to finding creative ways to connect with your family!

LORENA M.

My name is Lorena Martínez Valdivieso and I am trained as a bilingual and pediatric speech-language pathologist. Born and raised in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico I was exposed to both English and Spanish at a young age. I have had a range of experiences in both the babysitting and clinical worlds with children from birth to early adolescence. I am eager to bring my creativity, passion, and excitement to your home through this new way of babysitting!

I am excited for this! Looking forward to speaking. 

Lorena

KAREN B.

Karen is an educator who teaches because she believes learning is and should be fun! Serving as an educator and coach begins with discovering what a child’s interests and strengths are. Karen uses these strengths to tailor instruction so that each student can access the lesson - visual, auditory, hands on, or all of the above. Helping a child become more confident and able to express what their learning style is and when they need help is an important skill. Breaking steps down and setting goals is a part of her daily work. She also likes to challenge students who are meeting expectations so they they remain engaged and excited to learn. Karen is a public school educator who has taught in a variety of settings as a Special educator, literacy instructor, and tutor. She has experimented with new platforms to use technology in remote learning. She seeks opportunities to continue to make a difference in the lives of learners. Her vision is that each child feels successful and as they build a growth mindset, or simply can say “I got this!”.

REBECCA C.

Hi friends! My name is Rebecca. I have been an elementary school teacher for 8 years. Teaching is definitely a work of heart for me and I look forward to getting to know some of you real soon!

GRACE E.

Hi! My name is Grace, and I am in my final semester at Tulane, studying Public Health and Psychology. I have many years of experience working with children of all ages in many different settings including the hospital. I also have lots of experience working with children with special needs. I enjoy helping children of all ages and abilities with their school work, as well as doing crafts and games. I look forward to working with you! 

HEATHER M.

Hello! My name is Heather and I am an incoming junior at Cornell University. I am majoring in Psychology, and I particularly have lots of background in Developmental Psychology. I love working with children of all ages! I am available for homework help, games, conversations, musical jam sessions, and art/science projects. I have tutored for the past four years, babysat for the past five, and been a summer camp counselor for the past six. Last summer, I enjoyed working at the Child Mind Institute as a counselor for children with various learning, behavioral, and social challenges. I am patient, energetic, creative, and fun-loving. In my free time, I enjoy playing piano and guitar, singing, volunteering, and crafting. I can't wait to meet you!

MEAGAN R.

Hi! My name is Meagan and I'm so excited to help your family out! After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in History and minors in Theater and Music Theater, I completed an internship at the Seattle Children's Theater. My next stop was New York City, where I worked as an educator at the Children's Museum of Manhattan and went on tour with TheaterWorksUSA's Pete the Cat musical! I love theater, arts and crafts, games, reading, and, of course, babysitting! I can't wait to "meet" you, tackle this school year, and have fun!

ESTHER K.

Hello everyone! My name is Esther and I am a rising senior at Tulane University majoring in Neuroscience. I love children and I hope to go to medical school to become a pediatrician. I have been babysitting and tutoring kids for over five years. In addition to babysitting and tutoring, I spend time volunteering at Lakeside Children’s Clinic in New Orleans where I would read and do school work with the kids. I have also worked as a camp counselor at RSM camp for two years where I helped teach math to kids. If your child needs any help with Mathematics, Science, English, Russian (I am fluent), History, I would be happy to help. Thank you!

KALAI U.

I am Kalai. I have a Master Degree in Computer Science and mom of two children age 10 & 8. I am passionate about working with children. I have taught Robotics, chess and Math, Origami, crafts etc for children. Currently, I work as a substitute teacher.

LAUREN G.

My name is Lauren and I am a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse. I went to Fairfield University, where I studied nursing and graduated in in 2015. I have been a Pediatric nurse for the last 5 years. I also absolutely love working, learning and playing with children-of all ages. I was a summer camp counselor for 10 years at Meadowbrook Day Camp in Weston, MA & I have been babysitting pretty much my whole life, as I have 4 younger brothers! I love yoga, being outside, going for walks, reading, listening to music and doing art & crafts such as; painting, coloring, making friendship bracelets etc. I look forward to meeting you!

ASHLEY P.

Hello! My name is Ashley.  I love working with children! I have worked with children in different capacities ranging from nanny, babysitting, teaching, tutoring, as well as planning activities at the girls and boys club. I am studying Fashion Design at the University Of Cincinnati. As an avid lover of all things creative, I am excited to work with your child and let there imagination run wild, discovering things that they personally enjoy. I love nature, fitness, cooking, sewing, embroidery, and wood working. I enjoy teaching children skills they have never learned before. I would love the opportunity to create with your kids. I look forward to meeting you!

CLARA S.

Hello! My name is Clara, and I am from Berkeley, California. I am first-year student at UCLA majoring in Social Sciences. I love working with children and am passionate about education! I have worked as an assistant Math and Hebrew teacher and as a summer camp counselor. At my high school, I volunteered as a peer tutor. I am happy to provide tutoring or homework help to your children! 

 

When working with children, I am patient and resourceful. In my free time, I love to play tennis, run, paint, and read. I’m also fluent in German. Can’t wait to meet you!

LINDSAY R. 

Hello everyone! My name is Lindsay and I’m from New York. I recently completed a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at Hofstra University. I have experience working with children of all ages as well as with children with developmental disabilities. In addition, I have worked at sleep way camp and day camps as a counselor for multiple summers and have been babysitting children for years. I enjoy running, baking, and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to begin this journey and meet you soon!

ARIELLA F.

Hi! My name is Ariella and I am a native New Yorker currently working as a Family Therapist in NYC with families through the child welfare system. I am a Mental Health Counselor with years of experience working with kids of all ages and backgrounds in various settings whether it be babysitting, camp, an elementary school, daycares, or the Boys and Girls Club.

GRACE H.

Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I am a rising Junior at Union College majoring in sociology with a minor in psychology, hoping to go into the field of social work. Supporting and caring for younger age groups has always been a passion of mine as I have been babysitting/nannying for 8 years and have been a substitute Montessori preschool teacher at the schools where my mother has taught. My interests range from playing the piano and being involved with dance for years to baking, arts & crafts, and spending time outdoors, all of which I love to share with children. I look forward to getting to meet some of you soon!

SHANE S.

Hi everyone! My name is Shane. I am currently a sophomore in college studying sociology & gender studies. I have been babysitting my cousins for three years and work as a volunteer at an after school program for one year. Working with children has become a passion of mine and I hope to pursue a career working in schools. I look forward to meeting you!

BRITTANY D.

Hi everyone! My name is Brittany D. and I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing preteens. I reside in sunny south Florida, and I’m very active in my church and community. I recently started a nonprofit organization for young girls, as well as a mother’s helper ministry at my church. In addition to parenting my own children, I have worked as a babysitter for 15 years.  I attained my B.A. degree in business at UCF in Orlando, and my M.Ed from Kaplan University.  Along my educational path, I developed a passion for educating children, serving families, and helping first generation college students achieve their dreams. I currently homeschool my own children and I own a bookkeeping business.  My hobbies are ministry work, reading, crafting (especially on my Cricut), gardening, journaling and doing puzzles. I sincerely enjoy spending time with my family and friends, worship, and supporting families through childcare. Having three children, only 1 year apart each, I understand how difficult it is to work, be a keeper of the home, and raise a family; so, I enjoy being a support to that great mission. I can help your children with homework, doing arts and crafts, playing games, reading books, and just enjoying the simplicities of life. I look forward to serving your family, and I sincerely grateful for the opportunity.

KATIE S.

Hi families! My name is Katie. I am a 2nd-grade teacher in South Carolina. I have been working with children in different capacities for 10+ years! I have worked in the classroom, tutored, worked at after school camps, and more. I am truly passionate about working with and caring for children! I am passionate about literacy, social & emotional well-being, and so many other things. When working with children, I love to read books, play games, draw, do crafts, and so much more. I am happy to provide educational activities, lessons, or homework help as well! Thank you so much for sharing your child with me! I can't wait to meet you! 

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