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Gabriela P.

Education

Lehman College,
M.A. in English Language Arts (7-12)

Liberty University,
B.A. in English
Minor in Psychology

Childcare Experience

NYC Teaching Collaborative Partner Teacher
Bronx, NEW YORK, 01/19 - Present
Highschool, grades 10-11

Occasional Babysitter
New York, NY, 10/08 - Present
ages infant to pre-teen

Nanny
New York, NEW YORK, 02/16 - 01/19
Three girls, ages 9 (twins), and 11

6th Grade ELA Teacher
New York, NY, 07/16 - 07/16
ages 11-12

AmeriCorps Urban Education Fellow (Tutor)
New York, NY, 10/15 - 06/16
ages 11-13

Director of Creative Writing for Youth Ministry
Brooklyn, NY, 07/14 - 02/16
Kids, ages 12-18

Nanny
Brooklyn, NY, 07/12 - 01/14
Two kids, ages 6 and 7

Summer Camp Counselor
Islip, NY, 07/09 - 07/11
Kids, ages 7-14

Teacher (English as a Second Language)
Antigua, Guatemala, 07/10 - 08/10
Students, ages 5 to 13

Professional Experience

NYC Teaching Collaborative Partner Teacher
Bronx, NEW YORK, 01/19 - Present

Full-time Nanny
New York City, NY, 08/16 - 01/19

Operations Assistant
New York, New York, 07/16 - 09/16

6th ELA Teacher
New York, NY, 06/16 - 07/16

Americorps Urban Education Fellow
New York, NY, 10/15 - 06/16

About me

I’ve been in childcare for as long as I can remember. Being one of 7 siblings and an aunt of 8 nieces & nephews it was an easy transition for me to become the “go-to sitter” for families and friends. I love kids, and parents know that I care for them as if they were my own! I also have served as a mentor to youth (ages 12-18) across NYC with my local church at C3.NYC for the past 3 years . Additionally, I have had the professional experience of being a camp counselor for two summers in Long Island, an after-school sitter in Park Slope for two boys ages 7&8 for 2 years, an Urban Education Fellow at a charter school in Manhattan for a year, tutoring small groups of 7th grade students, a nanny in the UWS to 3 awesome girls for 2+ years, and most recently I am training as a Partner Teacher in the rigorous New York City Teaching Collaborative program & pursuing a Masters degree in English Language Arts (7-12) to become a certified teacher by Fall 2019.

I am fun, positive, passionate, patient, engaging and I also have a strong ability to enforce expectations and discipline as needed. When working with children, I create a secure, structured environment while leaving plenty of room for creative fun. The most important part, for me, as a caretaker is to maintain awareness of my influence on the children in my care. I place a high value on the individual and what example I am setting for them in word and deed. I am not a sitter that does the bare minimum. I am someone who will truly invest in your child’s mental, emotional and intellectual health and growth. It is my greatest joy to serve humanity in this way, by building up and shaping our youth in positive and loving ways.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Partner teaching 6 classes per day in the Bronx, attending classes for my Masters in English Language Arts (7-12), wedding planning--going to be a Mrs. come summer 2019 :)

In 5 years, I hope to be...

An educator, A mom, a retired Netflix binge-watcher

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

Reading, creative writing, math, colors, shapes, and health & nutrition.


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