Ever since I was a teenager, I have wanted to inspire future generations. I find that when you are excited about life, it is easy to get others excited about life, so that is what I set out to do. Beginning my sophomore year of high school, I started to mentor incoming 8th graders. I would give them tours, tell them about the high school experience, and give them tips for success. I would often meet these 8th graders when they came into high school, help them get acquainted that first year, and frequently check in with them on their journey afterwards. I was excited to do it and they were excited because I was excited.
Not long after I became I mentor, I began to tutor children. I realized early on, however, that not every child learns the same way and that if I could help someone succeed, I would do so. I think there has always been this need in me to make sure others make it. I don't like the thought of struggle and seeing other people struggle. There is opportunity for everyone and people should be able to achieve their dreams. For this reason, I became a tutor.
In college, I did service projects with children in Guatemala where I taught them English, mentored incoming scholars at my University, and worked with/educated the homeless youth. It was these experiences that taught me just how important and life changing having good influences are to a child. These were the experiences that taught me why childcare was so meaningful.
After college, I began to substitute teach and work for a beautiful family in the LA area. The family had one child who I would pick up from school, played sports with, and tutored. It was awesome to have a long term experience like that where I got to be invested in the family and watch the child learn and grow.
My students, the children I babysit, and people in general often describe me as very positive and very chatty. The children, in particular, think that I am fun but a strong leader. They know that I am there to help them and I respect them so they understand and show me the same respect as well. I like to show children balance and help them to understand the importance of getting the hard work done first and having so much fun afterwards! And, if there is a day where there is no hard work to get done, then I am always open to fun. In addition to balancing hard work and fun, it is also important to remain safe at all times and to respect the parents wishes.
I love working with children because I receive great joy out of seeing the world through their eyes and being able to learn from them. I also love being a part of helping young children in whatever way I can - whether that is being a positive person in their life or being someone who helps them achieve a certain goal! I firmly believe that having proper role models in a child's life is a huge key to success.
Currently, I am a substitute teacher, temporary babysitter, and working actress in New York CIty. I love this city and having great life experiences. I also love the outdoors, acting, singing, dancing, playing sports, and watching movies (there are some great animated movies)! In addition, I adore baking and going on adventures! I'm very open to life and the joys that it brings.