*Available June 1st, 2012*
I'm currently a full time, live-in nanny to two sweet girls, Addison (20 months) and Berkleigh (8 years old), in Richmond, Virginia. I also take care of Max, the crazy golden doodle puppy, and Hocus Pocus, the rabbit, and help keep up the house, cook meals, grocery shop, etc. We three girls love running around at the park, reading and trips to the library, making messy crafts and good things to eat, going on picnics, and playing make-believe.
In addition to nannying, I tutor at a local Huntington Learning Center and substitute teach in two counties.
In 2010, I finished a Master's degree in Teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and student taught 1st grade and 5th grade. I currently hold a teacher's license for pre K - elementary in both Virginia and North Carolina. After graduating, I moved to Taiwan and taught Engilsh, reading, and writing to 50 rambunctious Chinese-speaking students! I had four different classes, ranging in age from 5 to 14. It was an exciting and valuable experience! I learned so much more than my students.
I've been a babysitter and nanny for the past 12 years- every age from infant triplets to a 14-year-old. I've planned and led summer camps for kids in innercity New Jersey, the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, and a conference center on the coast of Oregon. I've volunteered with middle schoolers in youth group, worked with ESL students in tutoring programs, taught Spanish classes, and planned events / parties for over a hundred children.
I also love children's literature and have probably read every book on your child's bookshelf, from The Cat in the Hat to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, to all seven Harry Potter books.