Hello, my name is Esosa, I’m the oldest of three, and I grew up in Upstate New York. I enjoy art, reading, writing, the outdoors, nature, tennis, rock-climbing, and anything that gets me out having fun and laughing. Growing up, my family and I split our time between New York and Nigeria. When not in Nigeria, I lived life traveling all over the world. Before entering my teens, I had been to well over 20 countries. It is this that has shaped my world view, one in which I value empathy, altruism, and compassion.
My undergraduate degree is in marketing, but after working with special-needs children in college, I began studying Applied Behavioral Analysis. That interest reshaped my educational path, leading me to focus on Psychology and Behavior modification.
Continuing in this realm, I am also a Registered Behavior Technician and youth productivity consultant. You can learn more about me and what this entails at www.organizingintherealworld.com. Essentially, I work with a variety of children, assess their behavior, and give them the appropriate tools to make long-lasting, positive changes in a fun, positive environment.
I’ve worked with children of all ages from 6 months to teens. When caring for infants, I use my ASL background to teach non-modified baby ASL, through immersive techniques, incorporating instructional play, music, song, and dance. I utilize the Montessori method to encourage language, fine-, and gross motor skills through imitation, use of command directives, interactive reading, sensory activities, and play that primarily utilizing common, everyday items to better-encourage exploration and imagination.
When working with the older set, I continually modify my approach to best complement all ages and meet them at their maturity levels with age-appropriate communication, activities, and play. I seek to foster healthy emotional habits that equip them with valuable tools to effectively ascend from childhood to adult.
After over 10 years working primarily with children (both in the US and across the globe) as a teacher, tutor, nanny, house manager, assistant, and behaviorist; I’ve come to realize this field is my one, true calling.