Member ID 1388104

Tutor for English, Spanish

Nationality American | More ⇩

Full name Yicel

City/State Chicago/ Illinois

Telephone number Only Premium members

Mobile number Only Premium members

Country USA

Start Apr 2021 - Jul 2021

Duration of stay 4-6 months

Good knowledge of English (Native), Spanish (Native)

Last action 4 days ago

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You can expect the kids to gain a big sister that they can trust. I would also like to become part of the family, I'd help wash dishes after dinner or breakfast. You guys would have an extra pair of hands with the chores if you'd like. Join you guys in your family outings. If that's not your thing that's cool too, we can have more a professional relationship.

Also very off topic but I'm open to more countries than just the ones listed in my profile

As of right now my availability is open from Jan 2021 to Aug 2021
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Experience

For my winter break 2019-2020 I was an au pair for a lovely family in Spain. The kids were in 6 (a girl) & 8 (a boy) I grew to adore the kids for the short time I was there. I learned that the daughter loved to dance and we would exchange music. I bonded with the boy over our love for Pokemon, he seemed to be amazed at my knowledge about the topic. I was there to speak English with them and I could only hope that my time with them helped. I know it helped me in a lot of aspects.

For the entire summer of 2018, I worked at an after school program that is open during the summer. My co-worker and me were in charge of the 1st and 2nd graders. There were about 9 kids and we would take them to the pool every day, after the pool, they would eat. Then after eating, we would have them complete an assignment and once that assignment was done we would take them to the playground that was in the next block.

We had a total of two field trips and for both field trips, we took public transportation so I know how to handle a big group of kids in a public setting. One field trip was to a park and the other field trip was to the zoo.

My other experience was working with teenagers. I was a history teacher assistant at the high school I graduated from. I don't have an exact age group since we got all the grade so the students were between the ages of 16 - 18. I built a really close relationship with some of the students and now I have some of them on Facebook.

In both these jobs, I was put in some stressful situations, the 2nd-grade girls would sometimes give me sass and the high schoolers would refuse to do their schoolwork. But at both jobs, I handled situations pretty good.
With the au pair the kids did push my buttons but thankfully the parents did the disciplining so if they took it too far I didn't do anything since the parents were there, also I didn't think it was my place to discipline. Another skill I picked up was calming kids down, the kids would often fight and a parent would separate them. I remember one incident in particular where the dad took the daughter while I was in charge of the older brother. I sat him down and talked about how what he was doing was wrong. I brought up my experience as a little sister to an older brother and he seemed to calm down.

I like being an au pair because it obviously has awesome perks. However, building a good relationship with kids, regardless of age, is important to me. I think about the kids from Madrid and I told the parents to let me know if they ever find themselves in Chicago to reach out. I still have the drawings the kids at the after school program gave me and I'd be lying if I said I didn't grow a soft spot for them. With the high schoolers, it was easier to keep in touch with them and I have a huge soft spot for them, I check in with all of them from time to time and in a way I'm a role model for them. I made it my purpose to show them that college is possible and that where you come from should not determine what you do in life.

I also think about the adults who had a positive impact on me growing up and even though I've never told them I'm thankful that they cared for me a little bit more extra than the usual adult.

Another reason why I'd like being an au pair is because of my older sister. My older sister is my role model although we sometimes fight because well we're siblings I know I can go to her for anything. It breaks my heart when I see sisters with a bad relationship. I want to be that older sister for someone even if we aren't blood-related.

Oh, & exchanging cultures is so cool! I grew up in a Hispanic household in the United States so I'd love to learn about another culture while teaching a family about mine ^~^. Although Mexico was colonized by Spain the culture between both is so different!

If you'd like any references I'll gladly put you in touch with my managers/boss/co-worker/host family who can vouch for me :)
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Personal information

Non-SmokerCan swim well - Yes
Can ride a bike - Yes

Can swim well

Can ride a bike

Has a driver's license

Has siblings

Has a valid passport

Non-Smoker

Has attended a first-aid training

Religion No Religion

For the Au Pair religion is Not important

Special diet considerations Vegetarian

Has health problems no

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Job information

Can work more for extra money - Yes
Does accept family with pets - Yes
Can take care of pets - Yes

Preferred area Big City

Duration of stay 4-6 months

Earliest starting date Apr 2021

Latest starting date Jul 2021

Does accept family with pets

Can work more for extra money

Can take care of pets

Age group 0 - 1 year old, 1 - 5 years old, 6 - 10 years old, 11 - 14 years old, 15+ years old

Hours of child care experience in the past 24 months 50 - 100

Would like to take care of this number of children/people 3

Would work for a single parent? Yes, with any of them

Can care for special needs children

Can care for special needs people

Can teach subjects English, Spanish

To students of age group Primary school (6-12), Teenagers (13-17), Adults (31-60)

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Online tutor / Virtual Childcare

Can teach subjects English, Spanish

To students of age group Primary school (6-12), Teenagers (13-17), Adults (31-60)

Price (per hour) 15 USD

Language Knowledge

English: Native Language
Spanish: Native Language
Italian: Beginner (A1)

Profession Administration

Education College

Availability / Schedule

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Monday
Morning(6-9)
Late morning (9-12)
Afternoon (12-3)
Late afternoon (3-6)
Evening (6-9)
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Night (12-3)
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Tuesday
Morning(6-9)
Late morning (9-12)
Afternoon (12-3)
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Evening (6-9)
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Wednesday
Morning(6-9)
Late morning (9-12)
Afternoon (12-3)
Late afternoon (3-6)
Evening (6-9)
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Night (12-3)
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Thursday
Morning(6-9)
Late morning (9-12)
Afternoon (12-3)
Late afternoon (3-6)
Evening (6-9)
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Friday
Morning(6-9)
Late morning (9-12)
Afternoon (12-3)
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Evening (6-9)
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Saturday
Morning(6-9)
Late morning (9-12)
Afternoon (12-3)
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Evening (6-9)
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Sunday
Morning(6-9)
Late morning (9-12)
Afternoon (12-3)
Late afternoon (3-6)
Evening (6-9)
Late evening (9-12)
Night (12-3)
Late night (3-6)

Familiar with Software / Application Google Meet, Skype