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Paola R.

Education

Hunter College,
B.A in Film and Studio Art

Borough of Manhattan Community College,
Associate in Arts

Childcare Experience

After-School elementary Art teacher
New York, NY, 09/17 - 09/18
Kindergarten to 5th grade (6-12)

Part-Time babysitter
New York, NY, 06/17 - 12/17
Two girls, ages 8 and 11

After-school Babysitter
New York, , 09/16 - 02/17
one girl, age 8 and one boy, age 10

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 09/13 - 12/16
One boy, age 8-9

Babysitter
Queens, NY, 01/16 - 06/16
One girl, age 2

Camp Counselor
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 06/14 - 08/15
Boys and Girls, ages 5-6

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/13 - 01/14
One Boy, age 7

Professional Experience

Spanish Tutor
New York, NY, 09/12 - Present

Music Tutor
New York, NY, 08/15 - Present

Sales associate at Sunglass Hut
New York, NY, 07/15 - 09/15

About me

When I was ten years old, I started to teach how to read and write to my little sister and I started to notice that I had the love and the patience to work with children so I began to get more and more involved with childcare and teaching.

In the united states, I started as a Spanish tutor for two families with one wonderful boy in ages 7-9 each. But later, I ended up working as a part-time baby sitter for both of those families for 3 years.

Later on, I worked with a 2 years old beautiful little girl, which I would take care of her and teach her Spanish and English language. After that, I, worked part-time for a family with an extraordinary 8-year-old girl Lea and a smart 10-year-old boy Jonas. Most of my experience was taking care of boys and after babysitting Lea I realized I wanted to work with more girls so, later on, I joined a family with two super artsy 8 and 11-year-old girls.

In my last position, I worked as an after-school teacher at an Elementary School for the New York department of education; there, I worked with children from ages 6 to 11 in rooms of about 10-20 kids. I was able to prepare innovative art classes for the children to learn the basics to more advanced lessons of Arts, such as drawing, painting, and sculpting and more. I was also able to participate in the after-school activities and help out playing outdoors and organizing the school activities. I met incredible loving kids and parents. I even had parents reach out to me to do part-time babysitting.

Thanks to my experience and training to teach children from toddlers to pre-teens, I have learned how to work with different personalities and needs. I am also an art lover, I paint, sculpt, sew, and love to make arts and crafts. I also Iove theater and music, I worked as a music tutor. I also love sports; I play tennis and volleyball. I always implement my knowledge and skills while taking care of children. I learned to be respectful towards them, always keep my promises, and still be positive.

Over the past years, I have been working hard with children. I keep pushing myself a little more to dedicating myself to learn a lot of skills to educate myself, but most importantly, to educate and serve others.


I have professional child care experience with...

  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Teenagers
  • Twins
  • Multiples
  • Special Needs

I will be SmartSitting while...

I am usually at the theater acting or helping out. Most of my free time I am making art, sculpting; painting; sewing; making or editing film and photography or playing sports. I am always learning a new skill or just enjoying a great book or film.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

An elementary school teacher.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children...

I love to teach Spanish and Portuguese, how to read and write. Depending on age, I like to teach arts and crafts, music, sports, baking. I love sharing stories that they will remember and learn ethical values from depending on their emotional or character needs, such as being kind to other kids, giving thanks, donating old toys to children in need, how not to be scared of nightmares, etc. I am always looking for new games and ways to teach and play with the kids in a way that they can have fun and learn at the same time.


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